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Surrender the UN veto, says Amnesty

February 24, 2015 - 10:05pm
Amnesty International urges the five permanent members of the UN Security Council to give up their power of veto in cases of mass atrocities.

New fees for foreign property buyers

February 24, 2015 - 9:56pm
Foreign investors may have to pay large fees before buying Australian residential real estate or businesses, the government announces.

New fees for foreign property buyers

February 24, 2015 - 9:56pm
Foreign investors may have to pay large fees before buying Australian residential real estate or businesses, the government announces.

Asian shares mixed despite US gains

February 24, 2015 - 9:48pm
Asia's share markets were mixed on Wednesday despite record closes in the US and the eurozone's approval of reform proposals submitted by Greece for its bailout.

DR Congo attacks Hutu rebels

February 24, 2015 - 9:47pm
The Democratic Republic of the Congo launches an offensive against Rwandan Hutu rebels in the east of the country.

Three killed in South Korea shooting

February 24, 2015 - 9:40pm
A gunman opens fire at a convenience store in the South Korean city of Sejong, killing three people, local media report.

Clampdown on cold call companies

February 24, 2015 - 9:30pm
Companies behind cold calls and nuisance text messages are to face tougher rules after thousands of complaints about their conduct.

Brazil roadblocks 'affect exports'

February 24, 2015 - 9:11pm
Brazilian lorry drivers block roads in protest against the high cost of fuel and tolls, with officials saying exports are being affected.

Venezuelan student killed in protest

February 24, 2015 - 9:02pm
A Venezuelan teenager is killed in the western state of Tachira in a protest over the worsening economic crisis and the shortage of many staples.

Venezuelan student killed in protest

February 24, 2015 - 9:02pm
A Venezuelan teenager is killed in the western state of Tachira in a protest over the worsening economic crisis and the shortage of many staples.

Dozens hurt in California train crash

February 24, 2015 - 8:52pm
A commuter train partially derails northwest of Los Angeles, after hitting a lorry which had driven on to tracks, injuring 28 people, four critically.

How oil prices have upset Nigeria's women

February 24, 2015 - 7:52pm
How oil prices have upset Nigeria's glamorous women

Luxury: Worth every penny?

February 24, 2015 - 7:23pm
We spend $340bn a year on luxury items we don't need. Why?

Row over Australia HRC chief deepens

February 24, 2015 - 7:17pm
Australia's opposition party calls for police probe into whether the government tried to induce the head of the Australian Human Rights Commission to resign.

Europe's young Jews face security fears

February 24, 2015 - 7:08pm
Security fears after Paris and Copenhagen attacks

VIDEO: Brain-controlled drone shown off

February 24, 2015 - 7:03pm
A drone specialist in Portugal demonstrates a flight controlled by human brainwaves, and suggests a future of large-scale unmanned flying.

VIDEO: The day troops held Spain’s MPs hostage

February 24, 2015 - 7:03pm
The day the civil guard took parliament hostage

Waiting for the sea

February 24, 2015 - 7:03pm
The desert that may one day become water again

HSBC bosses to answer MPs' questions

February 24, 2015 - 7:00pm
The chairman and chief executive of HSBC will answer questions from a panel of MPs about a tax scandal at the banking giant.

Messi penalty miss 'gives us chance'

February 24, 2015 - 6:47pm
Man City boss Manuel Pellegrini believes Joe Hart's penalty save to deny Lionel Messi keeps their Champions League hopes alive.