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  • Oil falls $3 to four-year low after OPEC leaves output unchanged

    Oil falls $3 to four-year low after OPEC leaves output unchanged

    Brent crude oil fell more than $3 to a fresh four-year low under $75 a barrel today after OPEC decided not to cut production, despite a huge oversupply in world markets. Asked whether the oil producer group had decided not to reduce production,...

  • Amsterdam deaths spark drug warning

    Health authorities in Amsterdam are warning of dangerous drugs being sold to tourists after three British men died in the last month after snorting heroin they may have believed was cocaine. A large sign outside the Dutch capital's Centraal...

  • Rape probe girls ruled as suicides

    Rape probe girls ruled as suicides

    Two teenage girls who were believed to have been raped and hanged by their attackers actually committed suicide, according to India's top federal investigating agency. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) told the Hindustan Times newspaper...

  • Greece crippled by general strike

    Greece crippled by general strike

    A nationwide general strike to protest against continued austerity measures has shut down services across Greece, grounding flights, leaving ferries tied up in ports, shutting down schools and leaving state hospitals with only emergency cover. The...

  • Updated: Briton dies in Kabul suicide blast

    Updated: Briton dies in Kabul suicide blast

    A British national was among five people killed in a suicide attack on an embassy vehicle in Kabul, Afghanistan's Interior Ministry said. Spokesman Seddiq Sediqqi added that an Afghan national who was driving the British Embassy vehicle rammed by...

  • Ferguson man shot and set on fire

    Ferguson man shot and set on fire

    A 20-year-old man whose dead body was found inside a car in Ferguson after riots erupted had been intentionally set on fire. St Louis County police identified the victim as DeAndre Joshua. His death is being investigated as a homicide, but police...

  • Ferguson unrest, protests swell across United States

    Ferguson unrest, protests swell across United States

    Some 2,000 National Guard troops helped ward off a second night of rampant arson and looting in suburban St Louis after a grand jury declined to indict a white policeman in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager, and sympathy protests...

  • Russian troops ‘backbone’ of Ukraine rebels

    Russian troops ‘backbone’ of Ukraine rebels

    Russian forces are still operating in eastern Ukraine, providing the backbone of separatist rebels fighting the Kiev government, Nato’s top military commander said yesterday after talks with Ukrainian leaders. US Air Force General Philip...

  • Libya’s rival oil minister aims for Opec meeting

    Libya’s rival oil minister aims for Opec meeting

    Libya’s rival government wants to send its appointed oil minister to the Opec summit in Vienna this week and will refuse to comply with any production decisions if it is denied access, the minister said. Libya has two cabinets and parliaments...

  • UK jihadist brothers jailed for attending terror camp

    Two jihadist brothers have become the first Britons to be jailed for going to Syria to attend a terrorist training camp. Hamza Nawaz, 24, and Mohommod Nawaz, 30, took photographs and videos of themselves as they travelled via France and Turkey to...

  • Scientist ‘terrified’ of own tech

    A leading scientist investigating geo-engineering solutions to climate change has admitted he is “terrified” of his own technology. But Matthew Watson believes that if nothing can be done to turn the tide of global warming, the human race may be...

  • Distances to close galaxies measured

    Distances to close galaxies measured

    A new way of measuring precise distances to galaxies tens of millions of light years away has been developed by UK scientists. Sebastian Hoenig, from the University of Southampton, has created the method which is similar to what land surveyors use...

  • Christmas on the way!

    Christmas on the way!

    A picture taken with a fisheye lens shows a general view of the Christmas market after its official opening in Frankfurt, yesterday, less than one month before Christmas.

  • World briefs

    World briefs

    The skeleton of an 18ft-long woolly mammoth which roamed Earth up to 50,000 years ago has fetched £150,000 under the hammer at auction. A private collector sold the extremely rare Ice Age piece of natural history through Summers Place Auctions in...

  • EU exit would be self-destruction - Blair

    EU exit would be self-destruction - Blair

    A British exit from the European Union would be viewed as an "extraordinary act of self-destruction", former prime minister Tony Blair said as he warned Labour not to try to "out-Ukip" Nigel Farage's party. The ex-premier said there was a "high...

  • FBI agents shot and injured

    Two FBI agents have been shot in an incident just miles from the Ferguson protests, but it is not thought to be related. Rebecca Wu, a spokeswoman with the FBI St Louis division, said the agents were assisting the University City Police Department...

  • Four polio workers killed by gunman

    Four polio workers killed by gunman

    Four health workers were killed when gunmen attacked a polio vaccination team in Pakistan today. The attack on the health workers took place in the south-western city of Quetta, where the vaccination team of three women and three men was waiting...

  • British man faces Brazil jail risk over World Cup ticket-scalping scheme

    A British executive charged over an alleged World Cup ticket-scalping scheme could be sent back to jail if he returns to Brazil. Ray Whelan, an executive of Match Services - the hospitality and ticketing partner of football's world governing body...

  • AC/DC drummer clowns about at court

    AC/DC drummer clowns about at court

    AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd showed up late for a New Zealand court appearance and clowned around by jumping on the back of one of his security guards outside. Rudd did not enter a plea during his brief appearance in Tauranga. The 60-year-old is...

  • HSBC to pay $12.5m over US charge

    HSBC will pay $12.5 million to settle regulators' charges that its private-banking business based in Switzerland violated US securities laws. The Securities and Exchange Commission said the private-banking unit failed to register with the SEC...