08:38 GMT - No confirmation - Malaysian Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein says he has not been able to confirm an earlier report by Vietnamese state media, quoting a naval official saying the plane had crashed off southern Vietnam. "But since that information came from the Vietnamese navy, I have asked our navy to contact their counterparts immediately," he told reporters in Kuala Lumpur. Neil Connor in Beijing reports seeing a man who appeared to be in his sixties entering a room, wiping tears from his eyes with a handkerchief, and punching a cameraman in the face when he tried to film him as he walked by. I want to see my daughter and her husband who were on the flight to Beijing for a holiday," he says.
A charity's video transposing the effects of the Syrian civil war onto an ordinary girl growing up in London has gone viral on the Internet. The clip invites viewers to imagine "if Britain were Syria".