Italian cultural officials have threatened court action to
stop an American arms manufacturer showing the revered
Renaissance statue of Michelangelo's David holding a rifle in
its advertising campaign.
The disappearance of a Malaysian airliner about an hour into
a flight to Beijing is an "unprecedented mystery", the civil
aviation chief said, as a massive air and sea search has
still failed to find any trace of the plane or 239 people on
Celebrities plunging into the debate on Scottish independence
risk attracting public wrath from opposing sides in the
run-up to the Sept. 18 referendum. Some, like tennis star
Andy Murray, have opted to keep quiet.
Officials investigating the disappearance of a Malaysia
Airlines jetliner with 239 people on board suspect it may
have disintegrated in mid-flight, a senior source says, as
Vietnam reported a possible sighting of wreckage from the
The wing of a small plane flying a few feet off the ground
clipped the strings of a parachute in Florida at the weekend,
flinging the skydiver into the air and slamming the plane
nose-first into grass.