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  • Penélope Cruz is ‘sexiest woman alive’

    Penélope Cruz is ‘sexiest woman alive’

    Penélope Cruz is Esquire’s ‘sexiest woman alive’, the 11th woman to be given the title by the magazine. Previous winners include Angelina Jolie, Halle Berry, Rihanna, Charlize Theron and Scarlett Johansson. The Vicky Cristina Barcelona and Vanilla...

  • Simon Cowell says he is most eligible bachelor

    Simon Cowell says George Clooney’s recent wedding makes him the world’s most eligible bachelor. The X-Factor supremo said there was a chance he could marry girlfriend Lauren Silverman, the mother of his son Eric, but admitted he was “not exactly a...

  • Gold items among major Viking hoard

    A hoard of Viking treasure has been unearthed by a metal-detecting enthusiast in one of the most significant finds of its kind ever made in Scotland. More than 100 objects, some of them made of gold, were discovered on Church land at an...

  • UK to hunt for King Harold’s body to test theory about his death

    King Harold II, the last Anglo-Saxon king of England, has long been thought to have been killed at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. But British archaeologists are to test a theory he survived on the anniversary of the famous battle today. The...

  • Pistorius back in court

    Pistorius back in court

    Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius is greeted by a supporter after the first day of his sentencing hearing at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria yesterday. A witness said Pistorius should serve three years of partial house...

  • Cyclone aftermath

    Cyclone aftermath

    People stand on boats damaged by strong winds caused by Cyclone Hudhud in the southern Indian city of Visakhapatnam yesterday. Cyclone Hudhud left a swathe of destruction but the loss of life appeared limited after tens of thousands of people...

  • World briefs

    World briefs

    A mural by street artist Banksy has been vandalised just two weeks after it appeared on a wall in a seaside town. The piece, called Art Buff, depicts an older woman staring at an empty plinth while wearing headphones with her hands clasped behind...

  • Investigators rush to find out how Ebola struck Dallas nurse

    Investigators rush to find out how Ebola struck Dallas nurse

    Health investigators were racing today to figure out how a nurse in Texas contracted Ebola even though she used protective equipment when treating a Liberian who died of the disease in Dallas last week. The inquiry, reported by the Dallas Morning...

  • Updated - Vatican document challenges Church to change attitude to gays

    Updated - Vatican document challenges Church to change attitude to gays

    Updated - Adds audio comments by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech who is taking part in the Synod. In a dramatic shift in tone, a Vatican document said today that homosexuals had "gifts and qualities to offer" and asked if Catholicism could accept gays and...

  • 1000-year old Viking treasure hoard found in Scotland

    A hoard of Viking gold and silver artefacts dating back over 1,000 years has been discovered by a treasure hunter with a metal detector in Scotland, in a find hailed by experts as one of the country's most significant. Derek McLennan, a retired...

  • Penelope Cruz 'sexiest woman alive'

    Penelope Cruz 'sexiest woman alive'

    Penelope Cruz is Esquire's "sexiest woman alive", the 11th woman to be given the title by the magazine. Previous winners include Angelina Jolie, Halle Berry, Rihanna, Charlize Theron and Scarlett Johansson. The Vicky Cristina Barcelona and Vanilla...

  • Oil prices head for 4-year low

    Oil prices head for 4-year low

    Brent crude oil fell below $88 a barrel today, its lowest in almost four years, after key Middle East producers signalled they would keep output high even if that meant lower prices. Saudi Arabia has privately told oil market participants it can...

  • Pistorius 'broken man' over killing

    Pistorius 'broken man' over killing

     Updated 1 p.m. Oscar Pistorius is a "broken man" after killing his girlfriend because he lost the woman he loved as well as his reputation, friends, income and sense of self-worth, a psychologist has told his sentencing hearing. Dr Lore...

  • Health worker diagnosed with the Ebola virus in US

    Health worker diagnosed with the Ebola virus in US

    A health worker in Texas at the hospital treating the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States tested positive for the deadly virus yesterday, raising fresh worries about the spread of the disease beyond West Africa. The worker at...

  • Signs of hope for infected Spanish nurse

    Signs of hope for infected Spanish nurse

    Spanish health authorities said yesterday there were signs of hope for a nurse infected with Ebola in Madrid as the levels of the virus in her body were diminishing, though they also said she remained in a serious condition. Teresa Romero, 44,...

  • In Brussels, Juncker has reasons to be cheerful

    In Brussels, Juncker has reasons to be cheerful

    Jean-Claude Juncker has come through his first big test as the European Union’s chief executive with reasons to be cheerful, even if he faces another tricky couple of weeks to get a team in place that can take office next month. The...

  • Divided Bosnians vote in elections with little hope of changing system

    Divided Bosnians vote in elections with little hope of changing system

    Bosnians voted for national, regional and local representatives yesterday in elections dominated by still-unresolved issues of identity and statehood after almost 20 years of peace, and with scant prospect of any genuine change. Many Bosnians had...

  • Police in Libya struggling to secure stretched border

    Police in Libya struggling to secure stretched border

    When the man in charge of Libya’s main border crossing with Egypt checks his staff rota every morning, he can count on a maximum of just 30 officers. The tiny force polices the northern tip of a 1,115 km desert border, where Egypt and its Western...

  • ‘Tunisia is cracking down on jihadists’

    ‘Tunisia is cracking down on jihadists’

    Tunisia has arrested some 1,500 suspected jihadists this year, Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa told Reuters yesterday, part of a security crackdown aimed at safeguarding the North African country's fragile transition to democracy. Among those held are...

  • Hong Kong’s leader vows to stay in office

    Hong Kong’s leader vows to stay in office

    Hong Kong’s embattled leader Leung Chun-ying vowed yesterday to stay in office, warning students demanding his resignation that their pro-democracy movement was out of control. Leung said the blockade of key parts of the Asian financial hub - now...