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Malaysia missing plane search widens Authorities searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane widen their search, with the west coast of Malaysia now "the focus" of the hunt. Details Kerry declines Putin Ukraine meeting A meeting with Vladimir Putin over Ukraine will not happen until Moscow engages with US proposals on the crisis, the US secretary of state says. Details Colorado reaps $2m in marijuana tax The US state of Colorado says it collected more than $2m in the first round of tax payments from newly legalized marijuana businesses. Details El Salvador vote recount under way Electoral authorities in El Salvador order a recount of all votes in the unexpectedly close presidential election as both candidates claim victory. Details New Zealand to vote on flag change New Zealand is to hold a referendum on whether to change the 'post-colonial' national flag, Prime Minister John Key announces. Details Israel attacks 'hypocrisy' over Iran Prime Minister Netanyahu shows his anger at the West as he unveils a shipment of weapons Israel says were being sent from Iran to Gaza. Details Former Heinz boss in $110m payday Former Heinz boss William Johnson receives a $110m payday as layoffs continue at the food firm, now owned by Warren Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway and 3G Capital. Details Mt Gox wins US bankruptcy protection Mt Gox, the troubled Japanese bitcoin exchange, wins bankruptcy protection to temporarily halt US legal action alleging fraud. Details US Army sex crimes case in doubt A US army judge says the military may have improperly pressed ahead with the sex crimes trial of a US army general. Details Detained US immigrants refuse food About 150 people are on the fourth day of a hunger strike at an immigration detention centre in the US state of Washington, officials say. Details Pistorius sick as post-mortem read Oscar Pistorius is physically sick during his murder trial as he hears evidence from a post-mortem examination on his girlfriend's body. Details Elephants recognise human voices Elephants are able to work out ethnicity, gender and age from the sound of a human voice, according to a study. Details Genghis Khan 'lucky with weather' The rise of Genghis Khan and the huge Mongol Empire in the early 13th century may have been helped by good weather, scientists suggest. Details