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Failed London bombers lose appeal

December 16, 2014 - 5:19am
Four men jailed over a failed plot to bomb the London transport network on 21 July 2005 lose an appeal at the European Court of Human Rights.

Camille Cosby defends her husband

December 16, 2014 - 4:19am
Camille Cosby speaks out for the first time to defend her husband against sexual assault allegations made by more than 15 women.

Thierry Henry retires from football

December 16, 2014 - 4:16am
Ex-Arsenal striker Thierry Henry announces his retirement from football at the age of 37 after leaving New York Red Bulls.

'Nut rage' exec faces criminal probe

December 16, 2014 - 4:05am
South Korea's transport ministry says it will file a criminal probe against the Korean Air "nut rage" executive and take disciplinary measures against the airline.

Anti-Islam march in German city

December 16, 2014 - 3:58am
A controversial march against "Islamisation of the West", and a big counter-demonstration, are held in the German city of Dresden.

Co-op fails banking stress tests

December 16, 2014 - 3:27am
The Co-operative Bank has failed a "stress test" carried out by the Bank of England to assess major UK lenders' ability to withstand another financial crisis.

UK embassy in Egypt reopens to public

December 16, 2014 - 3:21am
The British embassy in Egypt reopens to the public after it was forced to close for security reasons in early December.

Russia in shock 17% rate rise move

December 16, 2014 - 2:56am
The Russian central bank announces a huge rise in its key interest rate - from 10.5% to 17% - to try to stem the rouble's rapid fall in value.

VIDEO: Suspected killer 'remains at large'

December 16, 2014 - 1:31am
A suspected gunman is on the run after six people were shot dead and three wounded in the US state of Pennsylvania, police say.

VIDEO: Bob Dylan gives super-fan solo show

December 16, 2014 - 1:14am
a Bob Dylan super-fan was treated to a private performance by the singer at Philadelphia's Academy of Music.

Six dead in Pennsylvania shootings

December 15, 2014 - 11:36pm
A suspected gunman is on the run after six people are shot dead and one other wounded in the US state of Pennsylvania, police say.

Sam Smith and Taylor Swift for Brits

December 15, 2014 - 11:30pm
Sam Smith, Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran are all booked to play at the Brit Awards 2015 in February.

Three hurt in Xinjiang knife attack

December 15, 2014 - 10:59pm
Chinese authorities have arrested a knife-wielding man who injured three people at a bus stop in Xinjiang, local media report.

China's manufacturing in contraction

December 15, 2014 - 9:50pm
China's factory activity is in contraction at the year-end, based on a private survey, reinforcing calls for more stimulus.

US court upholds LA condom law

December 15, 2014 - 9:40pm
A US court rules that a law requiring porn actors in Los Angeles County to wear condoms does not infringe constitutional rights to free speech.

Superbug found in Rio Olympic waters

December 15, 2014 - 9:21pm
Researchers in Brazil discover "super-bacteria" in the sea waters where sailing and windsurfing events will be held during the 2016 Olympics.

Asian markets caught in global rout

December 15, 2014 - 9:20pm
Asian markets extend losses as Wall Street and oil prices continue to slump on worries about the global economy.

Gay Russians in fear as attacks increase

December 15, 2014 - 8:49pm
Gay Russians see big rise in homophobia

Unwrapping Africa's red tape

December 15, 2014 - 8:41pm
Self-made billionaire on how to do business in Africa

MPs urge changes to new planning law

December 15, 2014 - 8:34pm
The government's flagship planning policy has seen "inappropriate and unwanted" housing development spring up across England, MPs have said.