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Government seeks buyer for Eurostar

October 12, 2014 - 7:48pm
The UK government is seeking buyers for its 40% stake in the cross-Channel passenger train operator Eurostar to help boost the public finances.

Should spy-planes fight US crime?

October 12, 2014 - 7:41pm
Hi-res surveillance system causes controversy in the US

Azerbaijan targets pro-democracy groups

October 12, 2014 - 7:26pm
Oil-rich Azerbaijan arrests critics while chairing Council of Europe

Pistorius sentence: Jail or Olympic training?

October 12, 2014 - 7:19pm
Will he be jailed or could he compete in Rio Olympics?

How in a single year did life expectancy in the US drop by 12 years?

October 12, 2014 - 7:13pm
Why did life expectancy in the US drop by 12 years after WW1?

VIDEO: Should spy-planes fight US crime?

October 12, 2014 - 7:04pm
A US company has developed a way of monitoring an entire neighbourhoods using technology originally developed during the Iraq war.

UK waters face 'invasional meltdown'

October 12, 2014 - 7:02pm
Scientists warn that an army of organisms from Turkey and Ukraine is poised to invade Britain's waterways and destroy native species.

The First Spacewalk

October 12, 2014 - 7:01pm
The Soviet space mission where nearly everything went wrong

Donors offer $5.4bn for Palestinians

October 12, 2014 - 6:44pm
Donors at a Cairo conference pledge $5.4bn (£3.4bn) in aid to the Palestinians, after the 50-day Gaza conflict between Israel and Hamas.

The cool cars that money can't buy

October 12, 2014 - 6:42pm
The cool cars that money simply can't buy

The man behind the eBay of Latin America

October 12, 2014 - 6:37pm
The low-profile Argentine behind the eBay of Latin America

Sterling asked to rest - Hodgson

October 12, 2014 - 5:43pm
England boss Roy Hodgson says it is "unfair" if responsibility for resting Liverpool's Raheem Sterling falls on him alone.

Mistake blamed for US Ebola spread

October 12, 2014 - 4:33pm
A top US health official says a mistake was clearly made by staff treating a man who died of Ebola in Texas, resulting in one of them becoming infected.

Kolkata beat Mumbai in ISL opener

October 12, 2014 - 4:15pm
The Indian Super League begins, with Peter Reid's Mumbai City losing 3-0 to Atletico de Kolkata in the opening game.

'Hero' Alan Henning remembered

October 12, 2014 - 4:12pm
Hundreds gather at a memorial service in Manchester to pay tribute to murdered British hostage Alan Henning, described as "a local, national and world hero".

New Ebola checks for NHS 111 calls

October 12, 2014 - 3:20pm
Calls to the NHS's non-emergency 111 phone line are to be screened to identify possible Ebola sufferers, the health secretary says.

Estonia 0-1 England

October 12, 2014 - 2:34pm
Wayne Rooney scores his 43rd goal for England who struggle to victory against 10-man Estonia in their Euro 2016 qualifier.

Minaj fails to snatch solo UK number one

October 12, 2014 - 2:16pm
Nicki Minaj fails to capture the first UK solo number one single in her own right as her song Anaconda is beaten into third place.

Ancient mosaic found at Greece tomb

October 12, 2014 - 1:02pm
Archaeologists in Greece uncover a large floor mosaic at a huge burial site at Amphipolis dating to the time of Alexander the Great.

Hamilton hails title-winning car

October 12, 2014 - 12:48pm
Lewis Hamilton is full of praise for Mercedes after they won the constructors' championship and he secured his ninth win of the season.