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West Indies v England women: Tourists win to seal 3-2 series victory

Wed, 2016-10-19 17:04
England put in a dominant display to win the fifth one-day international against West Indies by five wickets and take the series 3-2.

New York police officer kills mentally ill black woman

Wed, 2016-10-19 16:46
A New York police officer is stripped of his gun and badge the day after he shot a mentally ill black pensioner dead.

Mosul battle: Islamic State group's leaders fleeing city, US says

Wed, 2016-10-19 16:44
The US military says there are signs leaders of the self-styled Islamic State have fled Mosul as the Iraqi government and its allies close in on the city.

Super Typhoon Haima: Philippines evacuates thousands in storm's path

Wed, 2016-10-19 16:32
Tens of thousands are bracing in temporary evacuation centres as a 140 mph typhoon batters the Philippines.

Anthony Foley: Munster captain O'Mahony pays emotional tribute

Wed, 2016-10-19 14:32
An emotional Munster captain Peter O'Mahony says he and his team have lost "a coach, a friend and a brother", following the death of head coach Anthony Foley last weekend.

Eduardo Cunha: Former Brazil Congress speaker arrested

Wed, 2016-10-19 13:19
Former Brazilian Congressman Eduardo Cunha, who led the impeachment process against President Dilma Rousseff, is arrested in the capital Brasilia.

Robot arm helps fly aircraft over US

Wed, 2016-10-19 12:59
A robotic arm that can help fly an aircraft has been designed by engineers in Virginia.

Pro-Clinton bots 'fought back but outnumbered in second debate'

Wed, 2016-10-19 12:48
A study says more tweets were posted by suspected bots in favour of Clinton and Trump in the second presidential debate.

UK sends warships to shadow Russian naval task force

Wed, 2016-10-19 12:16
Two British warships have been sent to shadow a Russian aircraft carrier and other Russian naval ships heading towards the UK.

Disposable nappy inventor Valerie Hunter Gordon dies aged 94

Wed, 2016-10-19 12:06
The mother-of-six who invented the disposable nappy dies at her home near Inverness aged 94.

Wikileaks: Is Julian Assange interfering in US election?

Wed, 2016-10-19 12:03
Ecuador's decision to curb Julian Assange's internet links throws up questions about Wikileaks' attitude to the US election and the Kremlin, reports Tom Spender.

Ed Whitlock: The 85-year-old marathon record breaker

Wed, 2016-10-19 11:36
Ed Whitlock, 85, is a new world record holder after the English-born Canadian finished the Toronto Waterfront Marathon in under four hours.

Syria conflict: Jihadists reject Aleppo evacuation offer

Wed, 2016-10-19 11:29
A militant Islamist group rejects a Russian proposal to withdraw from the Syrian city of Aleppo during a "humanitarian pause" on Thursday.

Russian doping: Sports minister promoted despite allegations

Wed, 2016-10-19 11:28
Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko is promoted despite allegations of state-sponsored doping during his time in office.

'Bittersweet' moment

Wed, 2016-10-19 11:25
Michelle Obama appears in Versace dress as she hosts the Italian PM in final state dinner at the White House after eight years as first lady.

Black anti-Trump attack was hoax

Wed, 2016-10-19 11:25
A popular YouTube prankster admitted he staged footage showing young African-American men smashing up a car covered with Donald Trump signs.

Blessing or curse?

Wed, 2016-10-19 11:20
Barack Obama has weighed in on Italy's constitutional referendum. Matteo Renzi is thrilled but his opponents say it's a jinx.

No signal from European Schiaparelli Mars lander

Wed, 2016-10-19 11:14
The European Space Agency is still waiting for confirmation that its Schiaparelli probe has landed on Mars.

Pakistani 'chai wala' turns model after finding fame

Wed, 2016-10-19 11:13
Arshad Khan, 18, is winning legions of swooning fans after a photographer snapped him working as a tea seller in Islamabad.

US election 2016: Clinton and Trump face final debate

Wed, 2016-10-19 10:50
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are preparing for their final televised debate in an increasingly personal and bitter fight for the US presidency.