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MH370: Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim says government purposefully concealing information

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RAAF Warrant Officer Wright looks from a RAAF AP-3C Orion aircraft during the search for flight MH370
Malaysia's sophisticated radar system would have immediately detected Flight MH370 as it crossed the country's mainland after changing course and should have alerted the air force, Anwar Ibrahim, the opposition leader, has claimed

Malaysia's government is deliberately concealing information that would help to explain what happened to missing Flight MH370, the country's opposition leader has claimed.

In a wide-ranging interview that cast doubt on the official investigation into the disappearance of the plane, Anwar Ibrahim said the country's "sophisticated" radar system would have identified it after it changed course and crossed back over Malaysia.

Mr Anwar, who personally knew the pilot of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 that went missing in the early hours of March 8 during a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, called for an international committee to take over the Malaysian-led operation because "the integrity of the whole nation is at stake".

He indicated that it was even possible that there was complicity by authorities on the ground in what happened to the plane and the 239 people on board.

Alarm Clock

Insane! Nine-month-old boy Pakistani accused of planning murder

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A nine-month-old boy has appeared in court in Pakistan on charges of planning a murder, threatening police and interfering in state affairs, it appears.

Baby Muhammad Mosa Khan is one of more than 30 people facing charges after a police raid to catch suspected gas thieves in the city of Lahore, The News website reports. Police say the suspects tried to murder security officers by pelting them with stones. But the Times of India newspaper quotes the infant's father as saying the group was protesting against an electricity shortage.
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The infant appeared in the courtroom sitting on his father's lap and clasping a bottle. He was given bail and the case has been adjourned until 12 April, reports from Lahore say. His father is also among the accused.

The murder charges against a baby have alarmed Punjab's Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif. He has asked for clarification from the province's inspector-general of police and demanded "stern action" against the officials who registered the case.


Bison seen running down road at Yellowstone spark supervolcano rumors online

Videos of bison seemingly fleeing Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming have sparked concerns among some bloggers that recent seismic activity could trigger the eruption of the park's so-called supervolcano.

According to Epoch Times, multiple videos of such incidents have been posted online recently, one of which shows a herd of buffalo allegedly leaving the park and "running for their lives." Although people behind the discussion acknowledge there's no way to predict when the park's massive volcano could erupt, they believe the reaction of the Yellowstone's animals could signal some kind of alert.

On March 30, Yellowstone was struck by the most powerful earthquake it has experienced since 1980 - a 4.8 magnitude quake that did no damage, but that some believe could be connected to the various animals' movements.

"Whether I believe this, or whether I don't believe the story or not, I don't know. I can tell you this story I saw this morning about the buffaloes running the street ... whether or not it's because of any activity in Yellowstone or not, I don't know," said blogger Jay Lee, according to the Times.

"But I'll tell you this, whatever the case may be, that their running away from Yellowstone is an alert of some sort."


Traditional names for babies are dying out - what's hot and what's not

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Notable men called Cecil include Cecil Beaton, the English photographer, who died in 1980.
They are the names nobody wants.

Although Cecil, Rowland and Willie were once among the most popular names in Britain, they have fallen so far out of favour they have now became "extinct".

Latest birth records show that not a single person was given any of the three names while girls' names Bertha, Blodwen or Fanny are also extinct.

Research carried out by studied birth records for 1905 and produced a "top 100".

They then compared the names to those on the 2012 baby name list from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the most recent data available. The extinct names are those that did not appear on the 2012 lists at all.

The names Gladys, meaning princess, and Muriel, meaning sea-bright, have also disappeared as tastes change.

Bizarro Earth

Insanity! Pakistani baby accused of attempted murder

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Mohammad Musa
While many children his age are still learning how to crawl, a nine-month-old boy in Pakistan has been accused of attempted murder in a case observers say highlights endemic flaws in the country's legal system.

Baby Mohammad Musa along with his father and other family members was booked for throwing rocks at gas company officials in the working-class Ahata Thanedaran neighbourhood on February 1, the family's lawyer Chaudhry Irfan Sadiq told AFP Friday.

Inspector Kashif Muhammad, who attended the alleged crime scene and has since been suspended, wrote in his report that it was a case of attempted murder.

Appearing in a packed court room with others accused in the case on Thursday, Musa was seen crying as his grandfather Muhammad Yasin held him on his shoulder.

Yasin later fed him milk from a bottle while fielding questions from reporters.

"Everyone in the court was saying 'How can such a small child be implicated in any case'? What kind of police do we have?" the 50-year-old labourer said.


Mom killed by Capitol cops shot in back of the head


Miriam Carey
Autopsy reveals stunning details in shooting that rocked Washington

First they called her a terrorist threat.

When she turned out to be an unarmed suburban mother, they said she was on drugs.

Now, WND has exclusively learned, without a trace of doubt, that was wrong, too.

WND can also now report Miriam Carey was shot in the back of the head by U.S. Capitol Police officers and uniformed Secret Service agents six months ago, on Oct. 3, 2013.

The official police investigation still has not been released. But Carey family attorney Eric Sanders obtained the toxicology and autopsy report on this macabre anniversary.

The report showed there were no drugs in Carey's system, prescription or otherwise, when she was shot dead.

The report was prepared by Dr. Nikki Mourtzinos of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the District of Columbia.


Swedish man hears doctors discuss removing his organs after suffering stroke

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"They looked at an x-ray of my brain, and when they had done that, they told my girlfriend that it wasn't good and that I wouldn't live," Mr Fritze said.
A Swedish man who was paralysed by a stroke is filing an official complaint against a Gothenburg hospital after he listened in horror to his doctors telling his girlfriend and relatives he was going to die and discussing transplanting his liver and kidney.

"I heard them tell my girlfriend and my relatives that there was no hope," Jimi Fritze, 43, told The Telegraph.

"I couldn't do anything. I could only see and hear. I couldn't move my body."

The former supermarket manager from Örebro suffered a stroke nearly two years ago as he and his girlfriend were dining on smoked fish and fine wine at a restaurant on the Gothenburg archipelago.

As it was too windy for a helicopter to land on the island, it took one and a half hours to get him by boat to hospital.


'Opie and Anthony': 'I don't know why we're not having a revolution'

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Anthony Cumia and Gregg “Opie” Hughes attend SiriusXM’s “Opie & Anthony” broadcast live from the Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival at The Hyatt Regency Montreal on July 25, 2013 in Montreal, Canada.
The hosts of SiriusXM Radio's "Opie and Anthony" show slammed Obamacare for losing their health insurance due to President Barack Obama's signature health care law.

Gregg "Opie" Hughes, who has a wife and two kids, went into detail Thursday about receiving an insurance cancellation in the mail for him and his family. "I'm a little annoyed today because I got my insurance cancellations yesterday," Hughes said. "And I got kids and the wife that needed all that stuff."

Hughes went on to say that he had "no issue" with his cancelled health insurance and doesn't "even know where to begin" with the new paperwork. "I have no (expletive) idea how to even attempt this," Hughes steamed. "I don't even know where to begin."


Plane from Guinea briefly quarantined in Paris after Ebola scare

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An Air France plane from the Ebola-hit west African country of Guinea was quarantined in Paris for two hours Friday after the crew suspected a passenger may have the deadly disease, the airline said.

The flight from the Guinean capital Conakry landed at Paris's Charles De Gaulle airport at 5:28 am (0328 GMT) with 187 passengers and 11 crew members on board.

Emergency services conducted checks for fever on all those travelling after a dirty toilet sparked concern that a passenger could be infected with the deadly and highly contagious disease, which apart from other symptoms triggers severe diarrhoea.

"The tests turned out negative," an Air France spokesman said.

Light Sabers

On eve of elite sporting event, hundreds of thousands stage anti-regime rallies in Bahrain

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Bahraini protesters stage a demo near the capital Manama on April 4, 2014.

Tens of thousands of Bahraini protesters have staged an anti-regime demonstration ahead of a Formula One Grand Prix to be held in the Persian Gulf country.

On Friday, around 200,000 men and women marched along 3.5 kilometers (2 miles) on a highway west of the capital Manama.

The demonstration had been organized by al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, the country's main opposition party.

The protesters, who were carrying national flags and posters, chanted pro-democracy slogans and called for the release of prisoners jailed during regime crackdown on protests.
"The people demand democracy and reject tyranny," a poster read in Arabic and English.
Anti-regime protesters have held similar rallies every year since 2011. They say the Formula One governing body, the International Automobile Federation (FIA), should cancel the event in Bahrain over the ongoing crackdown by the Al Khalifa regime against peaceful protests.

Rights activists also say that the Formula One event is used as a political tool by Manama to make the world believe that the situation in the country is normal.