Police officers leave the scene with container holding metallic debris found on a beach on Reunion

Recovered plane debris is from Boeing 777

17.44 Malaysia's transport minister has said airplane debris that washed up on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion has been identified as being from a Boeing 777, the same model as a Malaysian Airlines plane which vanished last year.

Athletes from Russia, Ukraine and Turkey are claimed to have the highest rate of abnormal blood test results

Leaked IAAF files show hundreds of suspect samples

19.42 The World Anti-Doping Agency has said it is alarmed by the size and extent of "wild" doping allegations after leaked IAAF test data showed hundreds of suspect samples from athletes, including Olympic and world championship medallists.

Extra police and private security guards are being promised for Calais

Increased security measures agreed for Calais

16.28 Security measures around the Channel Tunnel are to be increased after the UK and France agreed a package including extra private security guards, French police reinforcements, additional fences and more CCTV surveillance.

Beaches in Ballina have closed amid fresh shark sightings

Shark sightings force Australian beaches to close

16.39 Several beaches on the east coast of Australia have been closed after fresh shark sightings as authorities warned swimmers to be vigilant following an attack that left a surfer with serious arm and leg injuries.

A bridge washed away by floodwaters in Manipur after days of torrential rain

20 feared dead in India landslide

18.01 Rescuers are searching today for 20 villagers feared killed in a landslide in remote northeast India, as the death toll from recent floods elsewhere in the country topped 100, officials said.

Jericho was photographed by the WildCRU research team (Pic: WildCRU)

Jericho the lion 'alive and well'

16.29 Jericho the lion, who it had been claimed was shot dead yesterday by poachers at a park in Zimbabwe, is "alive and well", conservationists have confirmed.