Man guilty of fake-girl webcam sex

An Australian man is convicted of performing a sex act in front of a webcam "watched by" a computer-generated child he believed was real.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 10:29 pm

Designer Oscar de la Renta dies

Dominican-born US fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who dressed former first ladies Jackie Kennedy and Hillary Clinton, has died aged 82, US media report.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 10:11 pm

Hong Kong officials to meet students

The Hong Kong government is to meet student leaders for talks on ending pro-democracy street protests that are now in their fourth week.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 10:02 pm

China growth data beats expectations

China posts better than expected growth data after the government increased stimulus spending and eased property restrictions.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 9:28 pm

'No closure' for Pistorius family

Oscar Pistorius' siblings describe their heartache and criticise media coverage of his trial, on the eve of the South African athlete's sentencing.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 9:07 pm

Child 'killed every five minutes'

A child is killed by violence every five minutes in the world, a leading charity says, calling for new targets to end all forms of child abuse by 2030.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 8:43 pm

Total boss dies in Moscow air crash

Christophe de Margerie, chief executive of French oil company Total since 2007, has died when his plane crashed during take-off in Moscow.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 8:30 pm

Ebola-hit nations get key supplies

Vital supplies to tackle Ebola are beginning to arrive in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone - the worst-hit countries, Ghana's president says.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 7:55 pm

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Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 7:51 pm

Canada hit-and-run man 'radicalised'

A man who struck two Canadian soldiers with his car before he was shot dead by police had been "radicalised", Canada's PM says.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 7:38 pm

Gough Whitlam dies at the age of 98

Former Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, credited with transforming Australian society in the 1970s, has died at the age of 98.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 7:26 pm

Plan to jail armed muggers longer

Robbers and muggers who use guns or knives in England and Wales would face tougher prison sentences under proposed new guidelines.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 7:17 pm

Man walks again after transplant

A paralysed Polish man has been able to walk again after a pioneering therapy that involved transplanting specialist cells into his damaged spinal cord.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 7:07 pm

What the floods did to Kashmir's grand heritage

What floods did to Kashmir's most treasured historic sites

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 6:56 pm

Living with smoker risks highlighted

Non-smokers living with a smoker are exposed to three times the officially recommended safe levels of damaging air particles, according to a study.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 6:45 pm

Hobbit find rewriting human history

Tiny species found a decade ago in Indonesia caused big rethink

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 6:32 pm

VIDEO: Man vs. Subway

How racing the tube became a worldwide trend

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 6:24 pm

The man who magically made maths fun

The man who magically made maths fun

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 6:08 pm

Will we podcast in virtual reality?

How virtual reality could disrupt podcasting

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 6:07 pm

Connecting India's offline millions

Mark Zuckerberg wants to bring the internet to the masses

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 6:05 pm

Pumpkin riot shows US divisions

What did a riot at a pumpkin festival show about race in US?

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 6:01 pm

AbbVie and Shire terminate merger

US firm AbbVie announces it has abandoned its talks with UK drugmaker Shire after a new US rule discouraging mergers that would lower a US firm's tax rate.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 5:26 pm

Magnum photographer Rene Burri dies

Celebrated Swiss photographer Rene Burri who took pictures of the likes of Che Guevara and Pablo Picasso for the Magnum agency dies aged 81.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 5:09 pm

West Bromwich Albion 2-2 Manchester United

Daley Blind's late goal for Manchester United earns a point at West Brom as the visitors twice come from behind.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 4:53 pm

Flights axed due to weather warning

Heathrow cancels around 10% of flights with the 20 biggest carriers into and out of the London airport as the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo are set to hit the UK.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 4:46 pm