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Vietnam probes 'missing jet debris' Vietnamese planes spot possible debris from the missing Malaysia Airlines jet - nearly two days after it disappeared with 239 people on board. Details Ukraine gripped by rival rallies Tens of thousands of people across Ukraine hold rival pro-unity and pro-Russian rallies, as Moscow continues to strengthen its grip on Crimea. Details Iran sees nuclear deal 'in months' Iran's foreign minister tells the visiting EU foreign policy chief a nuclear deal could come in months but Catherine Ashton stresses there is no guarantee. Details Dozens killed in Iraq suicide blast A suspected suicide bomber in Iraq kills at least 32 people at a security checkpoint in the mainly Shia city of Hilla, south of Baghdad. Details Henry Ford's last grandson dies The last surviving grandson of Henry Ford, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, William Clay Ford Snr, dies at the age of 88. Details El Salvador ex-guerrilla in poll bid Voting is under way in a run-off election in El Salvador, where ex-guerrilla commander Salvador Sanchez Ceren could become president. Details Maldives poll commission sentenced The Maldives Supreme Court sentences the entire election commission to six months in jail, suspended for three years, for "disobeying orders". Details North Koreans vote in elections North Koreans are electing new members of the country's rubber-stamp parliament, with only one candidate standing in each district. Details Afghanistan's vice-president dies One of Afghanistan's two vice-presidents, Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim, has died of natural causes, a government spokesman says. Details Italy up in arms over David advert Italy's culture minister expresses outrage over an advertisement by a US weapons firm showing Michelangelo's David holding a rifle. Details Great Walls 'could stop tornadoes' Building gigantic walls across the US could protect Tornado Alley "forever", a physicist says, though critics say the idea is unworkable. Details US general faces assault accuser A US Army captain weeps as she tells a court that a general made her perform oral sex on him and threatened to kill her family if she told anyone. Details US economy adds 175,000 new jobs The US economy added 175,000 jobs in February, figures show, but the unemployment rate rose to 6.7%. Details