French author Patrick Modiano wins Nobel Literature prize

17:00 10/10/2014

French historical author Patrick Modiano has won the 2014 Nobel Prize for literature.

Bali boat sinks killing 17 wedding party guests

15:57 10/10/2014

At least 17 people have drowned and two dozen are missing after their boat sank on the way to a wedding on the resort island of Bali, officials say.

MH17 crash: Dutch minister says passenger 'wore oxygen mask'

15:53 10/10/2014

Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans has said that one of the 298 people killed in the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane over eastern Ukraine was found wearing an oxygen mask.

Tyupkin cash machine hack 'dispenses wads'

23:43 09/10/2014

A flaw in cash machines that allows criminals to quickly steal wads of cash has been discovered.

Microscope work wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry

23:38 09/10/2014

The 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to a trio of researchers for improving the resolution of optical microscopes.

Kobane: New IS push amid US warning on air strikes

23:38 09/10/2014

The US and UK have warned that air strikes alone will not prevent Islamic State (IS) fighters from seizing the Syrian town of Kobane.

US Ebola patient Thomas Duncan dies in hospital

23:38 09/10/2014

The first person to be diagnosed with Ebola within the US has died, Texas hospital officials have said.

Invention of blue LEDs wins physics Nobel

15:25 08/10/2014

The 2014 Nobel Prize for physics has been awarded to a trio of scientists in Japan and the US for the invention of blue light emitting diodes (LEDs).

WHO warns of Ebola health care risks

14:27 08/10/2014

A prominent World Health Organisation official has warned that more Ebola cases can be expected among medical staff - even in developed countries with modern health care systems.

Asia stocks trade lower after IMF downgrades

14:11 08/10/2014

Asian markets headed lower, following Wall Street's cue, after the International Monetary Fund (IMF) cut its global growth forecasts.

Hong Kong protests: Formal talks agreed as protests shrink

09:47 08/10/2014

Representatives from Hong Kong's Occupy Central movement have agreed to hold formal talks with the government.

Nepal bus crash kills 29 people and injures dozens

09:43 08/10/2014

An overloaded bus in western Nepal has fallen off a road and plunged into a gorge, killing 29 and injuring dozens.

Lightning kills 11 Colombian tribe members during ritual

09:43 08/10/2014

Eleven members of a Colombian indigenous community have been killed by lightning during a religious ceremony in a remote, mountainous area in the north of the country.

Nobel Prize for the brain's GPS discovery

09:43 08/10/2014

The Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine has been awarded to three scientists who discovered the brain's “GPS system”.

Different depths reveal ocean warming trends

08:24 07/10/2014

The deeper half of the ocean did not get measurably warmer in the last decade, but surface layers have been warming faster than we thought since the 1970s, two new studies suggest.

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