• >Hong Kong officials meet students
    Hong Kong officials end a first round of talks with student leaders to try to resolve an impasse that sparked weeks of pro-democracy protests.
    - 5 mins ago, 21 Oct 14, 7:01pm -
  • >Pistorius given five years in jail
    South African athlete Oscar Pistorius is sentenced to five years in jail for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
    - 22 mins ago, 21 Oct 14, 6:44pm -
  • >Italian police find 1.7bn-euro fraud
    Italian police break a crime ring that defrauded the state of €1.7bn euros.
    - 24 mins ago, 21 Oct 14, 6:42pm -
  • >Taarabt the 'worst' pro - Redknapp
    Harry Redknapp has labelled Adel Taarabt "the worst professional I have ever come across" in their continuing row.
    - 40 mins ago, 21 Oct 14, 6:26pm -
  • >McDonald's and Coke see profits fall
    McDonald's and Coca Cola post profits down sharply in the three months to the end of September, with both seeing sales under pressure in the US.
    - 45 mins ago, 21 Oct 14, 6:21pm -
  • >Swedish sub search focuses on bay
    Naval vessels scouring Swedish waters for a suspected foreign submarine focus on a bay near Stockholm on the fifth day of their search.
    - 1 hour ago, 21 Oct 14, 6:03pm -
  • >Pregnant duchess appears in public
    The Duchess of Cambridge makes her first public appearance since announcing her second pregnancy.
    - 1 hour ago, 21 Oct 14, 6:02pm -
  • >Woman dies after being hit by tree
    A woman dies and another man is in hospital after they were hit by trees blown over in separate incidents in high winds in London.
    - 1 hour ago, 21 Oct 14, 5:59pm -
  • >VIDEO: Gibraltar future with Spain 'not realistic'
    Fabian Picardo says the people of Gibraltar see their future with the UK, and being part of Spain is "not realistic".
    - 1 hour ago, 21 Oct 14, 5:59pm -
  • >Bashir seeks to extend 25-year rule
    Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir will stand for re-election next year, an aide says, despite previous claims that he would quit after 25 years in power.
    - 1 hour ago, 21 Oct 14, 5:57pm -


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  • >Total CEO de Margerie killed in Moscow as jet hits snow plough
    MOSCOW/PARIS, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Christophe de Margerie, the charismatic and outspoken chief executive of the French oil company Total TOTF.PA, was killed when his private jet hit a snow plough as it was taking off from Moscow's Vnukovo airport on Mo…
    - 16 mins ago, 21 Oct 14, 6:50pm -
  • >Pistorius starts five-year term for killing Reeva Steenkamp
    PRETORIA (Reuters) - Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius started his five-year jail sentence on Tuesday for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, marking the end of a trial that has gripped South Africa and millions around the world.
    - 20 mins ago, 21 Oct 14, 6:46pm -
  • >Consumed by Islamic State, Iraq's Anbar province a key battleground again
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - In recent weeks, the world has watched the battle to save Syria’s border town of Kobani from Islamic State. But the radical jihadists have for longer been engulfing another strategically more vital target - Iraq’s western Anba…
    - 24 mins ago, 21 Oct 14, 6:42pm -
  • >Outgoing UK spy chief rejects mass surveillance claims
    LONDON (Reuters) - The outgoing head of Britain's eavesdropping agency GCHQ issued a stout defence on Tuesday of the work of his spies who have faced criticism following revelations by Edward Snowden, saying they would rather quit than carry out mass…
    - 1 hour ago, 21 Oct 14, 5:51pm -
  • >War heroes and activists to shape new-look Ukraine parliament
    KIEV (Reuters) - Out will go the bodyguards and mistresses, in are likely to come the street activists and war veterans: Ukraine's next parliament will be pro-Western and strongly nationalist, and it won't be to Russia's liking.
    - 1 hour ago, 21 Oct 14, 5:49pm -
  • >Hong Kong students put their case to government, but no breakthrough
    HONG KONG (Reuters) - Thousands of Hong Kong protesters listened raptly from the streets on Tuesday as student leaders debated their call for full democracy for the Chinese-run city with government leaders to try end a weeks-long occupation of major…
    - 1 hour ago, 21 Oct 14, 5:38pm -
  • >Baghdad restaurant bombs kill 21
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A series of bombs targeting restaurants across Baghdad killed at least 21 people on Tuesday, police and medics said.
    - 2 hours ago, 21 Oct 14, 5:28pm -
  • >Exclusive: ECB looking at corporate bond buys, could act as soon as Dec - sources
    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The European Central Bank is considering buying corporate bonds on the secondary market and may decide on the matter as soon as December with a view to begin purchases early next year, several sources familiar with the situation…
    - 2 hours ago, 21 Oct 14, 5:00pm -
  • >Britain closer to sale of RBS shares
    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is closer to selling part of its stake in Royal Bank of Scotland after seeing growing appetite for the bank's shares from financial institutions and it could offer some of the stock to private retail investors.
    - 2 hours ago, 21 Oct 14, 4:45pm -
  • >Ukraine and possibly rebels used cluster bombs - rights watchdog
    KIEV (Reuters) - Evidence collected by Human Rights Watch suggests government forces have used cluster munitions in eastern Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists may also have done so, the New York-based watchdog said on Tuesday.
    - 3 hours ago, 21 Oct 14, 4:34pm -