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Authorities expanded search and rescue operations today after the 24-hour mark passed for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.
There was still no confirmed sighting of wreckage from the Boeing 777 in the seas between Malaysia and Vietnam where it vanished from screens early yesterday morning en route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur.
Li Jiaxiang, administrator of the Civil Aviation Administration of China, said some debris had been spotted, but it was unclear whether it came from the plane.
A US technology company says 20 of its employees were aboard the Malaysia Airlines plane that went missing over the South China Sea.
Jacey Zuniga, a spokeswoman for Freescale Semiconductor, of Austin, Texas, says 12 Malaysian and 8 Chinese employees are "confirmed passengers".
She says no American citizen Freescale employees were on the flight.
"At present, we are solely focused on our employees and their families," Gregg Lowe, the president and chief executive of Freescale said.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by this tragic event."
Andy Murray will not make his views on Scottish independence known because he does not want a repeat of the furore that followed his comments about the England football team.
Murray joked in an interview ahead of the 2006 World Cup that he would be supporting anyone but England and the remark has dogged him ever since.
As one of Scotland's highest-profile celebrities, were Murray to express his opinion ahead of the independence referendum, it would be a big story, even though as a resident of England he cannot vote.
Speaking at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California, he said: "I will take a position. My thoughts on it aren't that relevant, because I can't vote myself.
"I wouldn't personally choose to make my feelings on something like that public either because not a whole lot of good comes from it."
Alex Salmond has demanded an apology from David Cameron for failing to tell Scottish ministers about a radiation problem at a nuclear submarine test reactor.
The First Minister said the UK Government had "disrespected" Holyrood and the people of Scotland by not alerting the Scottish Government to the problem for almost two years.
Malaysian investigators are checking the identity of four passengers on a missing Malaysia Airlines flight, but have not yet determined if the plane was downed by an attack, the country's transport minister has said.
"All the four names are with me," Hishamuddin Hussein, who is also defence minister, told reporters.
He confirmed that Malaysian investigators had met counterparts from the FBI, and said the investigation was focusing on the entire passenger manifest.
Nick Clegg will start the build up to his European election debate showdown with Ukip leader Nigel Farage by promising to take on "backwards-looking politics and making the case for EU membership.
Speaking at the Liberal Democrat party conference in York later today, the Deputy Prime Minister will acknowledge the EU needs reform, but in a swipe at his Tory coalition colleagues will stress that the UK cannot demand changes with "one foot out of the door".
He will warn that "pulling up the drawbridge" would wreck the economy, make it harder to catch international criminals and hamper efforts to tackle climate change.
The US National Transportation Safety Board has released a statement confirming it has sent a team to Asia to help with the investigation into the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.
NTSB positioning team to offer assistance in investigation of Malaysia Airlines 777 event - http://t.co/pJDxoXN9Nw
Once the location of the aircraft has been determined International Civil Aviation Organization protocols will determine which country will lead the investigation, the statement said.
Malaysian authorities are investigating the identities of at least two other passengers on a missing Malaysia Airlines flight, in addition to two who were found to be using stolen passports, a security official said.
Investigators were verifying the identities with the relevant embassies in Malaysia and the passengers being checked had all bought their tickets through China Southern Airlines, the official said.
A team from the US National Transportation Safety Board has been dispatched to Asia to help investigate the crash of a Malaysia Airlines jet.
The NTSB team is accompanied by technical advisers from the US Federal Aviation Administration and Boeing, the manufacturer of the missing 777-200ER aircraft.
The government has responded to local council demands for emergency cash to deal with a "daunting trail of destruction" on England's roads after England's record wettest winter by promising an extra £140 million to deal with the problem.
Most councils are expected to receive the extra money by the end of this week in a bid to ensure works are completed before the summer holidays.
In return they will be required to publish on websites by the end of August details of how it was used.