Christophe de Margerie, chief executive of French oil company Total since 2007, has died when his plane crashed during take-off in Moscow.
US fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who dressed former first ladies Jackie Kennedy and Hillary Clinton, has died aged 82, US media report.
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.
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.
Oscar Pistorius' siblings describe their heartache and criticise media coverage of his trial, on the eve of the South African athlete's sentencing.
Australian police abandon a war crimes investigation into the deaths in East Timor in 1975 of the "Balibo Five" journalists, citing insufficient evidence.
Scientists say they have identified the underlying reason why some people are prone to the winter blues, or seasonal affective disorder (SAD).
Vital supplies to tackle Ebola are beginning to arrive in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone - the worst-hit countries, Ghana's president says.
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A man who struck two Canadian soldiers with his car before he was shot dead by police had been "radicalised", Canada's PM says.
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Former Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, credited with transforming Australian society in the 1970s, has died at the age of 98.
MPs are to debate whether voters should be able to deselect them using a "power of recall" if they commit wrongdoings.
The photographer who snapped Gandalf and Jean-Luc Picard
Robbers and muggers who use guns or knives in England and Wales would face tougher prison sentences under proposed new guidelines.
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UKIP Commonwealth spokesman Winston McKenzie has said the song UKIP Calypso, which is performed with a mock Caribbean accent by DJ Mike Read, is "fantastic".
A Shetland woman who has been caring for sick animals for more than 27 years is to receive a prestigious award.
Edinburgh hopes to be take a step closer to hosting a stage of the Tour de France, if funding for other cycling events is approved.