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  • Spaceship crashes during test flight

    Spaceship crashes during test flight

    A Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket exploded during a test flight today, killing one pilot and seriously injuring another while scattering wreckage in Southern California's Mojave Desert, witnesses and officials said. The company founded by...

  • 'Kim Jong Un' brings Halloween humour to Hong Kong protests

    'Kim Jong Un' brings Halloween humour to Hong Kong protests

    Although Halloween is not widely celebrated in Hong Kong, the festival today inspired a number of pro-democracy protesters to unleash their creativity to send a political message. The large-scale demonstrations kicked off a month ago to protest...

  • Remains found at Ukraine crash site

    Investigators have recovered an unspecified number of human remains from the site in eastern Ukraine where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down, the Dutch prime minister has said. Speaking at his weekly press conference in The Hague, Mark...

  • Paris radio HQ on fire

    Paris radio HQ on fire

    A fire at the Paris headquarters of French state radio has left huge columns of thick black smoke rising above the city. Photos of the scene show smoke pouring from the upper floors of the massive Maison de la Radio in the capital's 16th...

  • Palestinians clash with Israeli police after Friday prayers

    Palestinians clash with Israeli police after Friday prayers

    Palestinians clashed with Israeli police in Wadi El Joz neighborhood of Jerusalem following prayers today. Police fired tear gas and stun canisters to disperse the crowds, who threw stones and firecrackers. No Injuries or damage were reported. In...

  • Updated: Man held over fireworks plant blaze

    Updated: Man held over fireworks plant blaze

    A 53-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a blaze in a fireworks warehouse which left two people missing. Staffordshire Police said the two people remain "unaccounted for" following the fire which broke out at the industrial unit at...

  • Funeral for Palestinian suspect in Jewish shooting

    Funeral for Palestinian suspect in Jewish shooting

    A funeral is held for a Palestinian man shot dead by Israeli police for allegedly trying to kill a far-right Jewish activist. Yiming Woo reports.

  • Malaysia Airlines sued over flight

    Malaysia Airlines sued over flight

    Two Malaysian teenage boys are suing Malaysia Airlines and the government over the loss of their father eight months after Flight 370 that was carrying him mysteriously disappeared. Today's lawsuit was the first filed by the family member of a...

  • Ukraine and Russia clinch gas deal

    Ukraine and Russia clinch gas deal

    Moscow and Kiev have clinched a deal that will guarantee that Russian gas exports flows into Ukraine throughout the winter despite their intense rivalry over the fighting in eastern Ukraine. In the signing ceremony in Brussels following...

  • Libya’s armed factions may have committed war crimes

    Libya’s armed factions may have committed war crimes

    Human rights group Amnesty International said yesterday it had satellite pictures indicating that rival factions in Libya had committed war crimes by shelling densely populated residential areas in the west of the oil-producing country. Libya...

  • Tunisia’s Islamist party down but not out after election defeat

    Tunisia’s Islamist party down but not out after election defeat

    After Tunisia’s Islamist party Ennahda conceded defeat in Sunday’s parliamentary elections, there were no fireworks, concerts or cheering rallies outside the headquarters of its rival, the secular Nidaa Tounes alliance. Instead it was Ennahda’s...

  • Israeli police shoot dead a Palestinian attack suspect

    Israeli police shoot dead a Palestinian attack suspect

    Israeli police yesterday shot dead a 32-year-old Palestinian man suspected of having tried hours earlier to kill a far-right Jewish activist, leading to fierce clashes in East Jerusalem and fears of a new Palestinian uprising. The Al-Aqsa...

  • Islamic State fighters kill 220 Iraqis from an opposing tribe

    Islamic State fighters kill 220 Iraqis from an opposing tribe

    Islamic State militants executed at least 220 Iraqis in retaliation against a tribe’s opposition to their takeover of territory west of Baghdad, security sources and witnesses said. Two mass graves were discovered yesterday containing some of the...

  • Aid ship arrives in Sierra Leone to help fight Ebola

    Aid ship arrives in Sierra Leone to help fight Ebola

    A British ship carrying aid, supplies and vehicles arrived in Ebola-hit Sierra Leone yesterday. The Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship Argus reached the capital Freetown, complete with 32 off-road vehicles to keep hard-pressed Ebola treatment centres in...

  • US nurse defies state quarantine order to take a morning bike ride

    US nurse defies state quarantine order to take a morning bike ride

    A nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone but has tested negative for the virus ventured out of her home in Maine, US, and took a bike ride yesterday, defying a quarantine order and setting up a legal collision with state...

  • Burkina Faso parliament is burned down

    Burkina Faso parliament is burned down

    Tens of thousands of protesters demanding the ousting of Burkina Faso’s veteran President Blaise Compaore faced off with security forces outside the presidential palace after burning Parliament and ransacking state TV yesterday. At least three...

  • Radar shows unusual spike in Russian military flights

    Radar shows unusual spike in Russian military flights

    Nato yesterday reported an “unusual” spike in Russian military flights in European airspace after RAF fighters were scrambled to intercept a pair of Russian long-range bombers over the North Sea. Typhoon jets from RAF Lossiemouth tracked the two...

  • Poll reveals more Swedes in favour of Nato

    More Swedes are in favour of joining Nato than those who oppose it for the first time, a major poll taken on Tuesday has shown. The result is signalling changing sentiments after the Nordic state mobilised troops, helicopters and ships to hunt a...

  • Why do some survive Ebola?

    Why do some survive Ebola?

    An analysis of the first Ebola cases in Sierra Leone helps draw a clearer picture of why some people survive the disease, while others do not, including their age and the pace at which the virus replicates within their body. The study is based on...

  • In the US no two quarantines are quite the same

    In the US no two quarantines are quite the same

    In the US battle against Ebola, quarantine rules depend on your zip zode. For some it may feel like imprisonment or house arrest. For others it may be more like a staycation, albeit one with a scary and stressful edge. If they are lucky, the...