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Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 did not not enter airspace controlled by China and did not make contact with Chinese controllers, Xinhua news agency said.
China's state news agency reported that radar contact with the flight was lost while it was in Vietnamese airspace.
It said there had not been any reports received yet about any aircraft crashed in Chinese waters.
"The flight was carrying a total number of 239 passengers and crew – comprising 227 passengers (including 2 infants), 12 crew members. The passengers were of 13 different nationalities".
Radar contact with a Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 370 that has gone missing on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing was lost in airspace controlled by Vietnam in the early hours of Saturday morning, China's Xinhua news agency have said.
ITV News has spoken to an Al-Qaeda linked group that's helped hundreds of foreigners fight in Syria.
Western security services are concerned the extremists could carry out terror attacks on home soil if they return.
But Al Nusra insists we have nothing to fear.
Malaysia Airlines says it has lost contact with flight MH370 from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, with 239 people on board.
In a statement released via their Facebook page, Malaysia Airlines said:
Malaysia Airlines confirms that flight MH370 has lost contact with Subang Air Traffic Control at 2.40am, today (8 March 2014).Flight MH370, operated on the B777-200 aircraft, departed Kuala Lumpur at 12.41am on 8 March 2014. MH370 was expected to land in Beijing at 6.30am the same day. The flight was carrying a total number of 227 passengers (including 2 infants), 12 crew members.
Malaysia Airlines is currently working with the authorities who have activated their Search and Rescue team to locate the aircraft.
The airline will provide regular updates on the situation.
Raising the personal income tax allowance to £12,500 will be a key Liberal Democrat demand in any coalition talks after the 2015 election, the senior minister who will lead the party's negotiating team will say today.
Treasury Chief Secretary Danny Alexander will confirm that increasing the threshold will be written into the party's manifesto for the contest, and a rise of at least £500 - giving a tax cut of £100 - would be earmarked for the first Budget or Autumn Statement after the election.
The Lib Dems have made raising the point at which people start paying income tax to £10,000 a priority in Government, and Mr Alexander indicated pressure was mounting for George Osborne to signal a further rise to £10,500 in this month's Budget.
They are early risers. By the crack of dawn they go and buy groceries and bread, and then they gather in front of the Regional Government's building in the centre of the Eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk.
They head for the dozens of police lined up to protect the building and engage with them in hefty discussions, endless tirades venting their grievances.
They are Eastern Ukraine's Babuchka's, older women, who have worked hard to raise families and cared for their children and men and now live off a small pension earned in Soviet times, which they are afraid to lose should Ukraine turn Westwards.
Men tell me they are the real power in these parts of the world. And with the government here lacking any credibility and the police uncertain of its allegiance, they may be right
Their fears date back to WWII, when the Western Ukrainians sided with the Nazis and committed many horrific massacres.
They may be wearing fur coats, nothing fancy in this cold climate, and are armed with handbags which they use to repel any dissenting voices from the square. Some chase away a strong and bearded man with a broomstick.
Over lunch some of them turn up at the Opera on Lenin square to listen to a concert for women's day, then they return the
After dark we see them battling the riot police in front of the security services building, the former KGB headquarters, where they demand the release of their leader.
There are, of course, also others. More brutal and younger men, some say bussed in from Russia, but in all they don't seem to number more than a few hundred in this city of 2 million.
There seem to be an equal number of militant pro Ukrainians, with nobodyknowing what the great majority of people here really stand for.
That is why a referendum may not be such a bad idea.
The Lib Dems opened their spring conference tonight with an all-out attack on their coalition partners over Europe
Business Secretary Vince Cable said David Cameron's committment to an in-out referendum threatened the economy.
There will be a slow start in the morning with cloudy skies.
Scotland and Northern Ireland will be very windy and wet and patchy rain will seep into the north-west of England and Wales before easing.
But in the afternoon it will cheer up with brighter skies developing. There will be plenty of sunshine for most, with many places staying mild.
Highs will reach 16c or 17c in the south. Elsewhere temperatures will remain above average for the time of year.
On Sunday, temperatures will possibly peak nearer 18c across the south-east making it warmer than some spots of the Mediterranean.
An undercover officer who allegedly "spied" on the Lawrence family disclosed details concerning the separation of Stephen Lawrence's mother and father, Doreen and Neville.
The officer - known as N81 - reportedly "touched on personal details" concerning the family to the Special Demonstrations Squad (SDS) during the 1998 inquiry into Stephen Lawrence's death, according to the Ellison report.
Neville Lawrence labelled the claims as "disgusting", telling the Daily Mail: "It's unbelievable. They have mocked everything we have done, telling us to our faces that they are listening and things will change, and all the time laughing behind our backs.
"I think they are actually worse than criminals because these officers get paid with taxpayers' money for what they do."