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Missing Malaysia jet 'a mystery' The fate of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 remains "a mystery", says Malaysia's civil aviation chief, with hijacking not ruled out. Details Assad forces 'starving' refugee camp Starvation of civilians is being used as a weapon of war by Syria, Amnesty says, with 128 dying as a result in Yarmouk camp in Damascus. 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 Syria rebels free kidnapped nuns A group of Greek Orthodox nuns kidnapped by rebels in the Syrian Christian town of Maaloula in December have been released. Details Migrants die in Yemen boat sinking Forty-two African migrants have drowned when their boat capsized off the coast of Yemen, according to officials. 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 Asian markets tumble on weak data Asian shares fall after both China and Japan released disappointing economic data, worrying investors about a slowdown in the region. 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 rivals claim poll win Both candidates in El Salvador's presidential election have claimed victory after a preliminary count showed the vote was too close to call. 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 have been electing new members of the country's rubber-stamp parliament, with only one candidate standing in each district. 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