Last month was the hottest October on record across the world, US meteorologists say.

Are hand dryers more hygienic? Science has the answer

… and that answer is no. No, they're really not.

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Ukraine conflict death toll rises despite truce

The fighting in eastern Ukraine has killed nearly 300 people in the last month despite a ceasefire and has violated people’s rights so much it could amount to war ...

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Swedish court upholds warrant for Assange

A Swedish appeals court has upheld the detention order on Julian Assange, dismissing a challenge by the WikiLeaks founder who is wanted by Swedish prosecutors in ...

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Japanese woman in 'black widow' probe after six of her partners die

Japanese police have been looking for traces of poison in the home of a woman arrested on suspicion of killing her husband, one of six men who have died while in ...

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Russian website gives spies access to our own webcams

A Russian website is allowing people to log on and use our own webcams to spy on us.

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Gunman shot dead, three others injured in Florida university library

A suspected gunman was killed by police after a shooting at a US university that wounded three people today.

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New York state declares emergency as blizzards claim five lives

New York has declared a state of emergency after five people died when severe blizzards hit the state.

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Bad marriage 'can break your heart'

Years of being trapped in a bad marriage can literally break your heart, scientists have discovered.

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Beauty queen Alvarado murdered after jealous rage

The gunman who killed Miss Honduras has told police he murdered the beauty queen and her sister in a jealous rage because his girlfriend danced with another man.

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