The worst storm in decades has lashed Brisbane, Australia’s third-largest city, with wind, rain and hail cutting power lines, flooding streets and injuring a dozen people.


Bolt flies off plane and breaks through window

This is definitely high up on the list of things you don’t want to happen when you’re travelling on a plane.


Ferguson protesters press pause

Protesters in Ferguson pressed pause yesterday as the city welcomed Thanksgiving, decorating boarded-up storefronts with some Dr. Seuss inspiration and gathering for church services — a stark contrast to previous days of outrage over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case.

Lee Rigby - One of his killers had a graphic conversation online

Study: Half of Facebook users cut time spent on site

Facebook faces another challenge after new research revealed that half of the social network’s users in the UK and US are using it less frequently than they used to.

PD James

Acclaimed mystery writer PD James, 94, dies

Mystery writer PD James, who brought realistic modern characters to the classical British detective story, has died, her publisher said. She was 94.

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Ebola vaccine trial results ‘promising’

An experimental ebola vaccine has triggered promising immune responses from 20 healthy volunteers taking part in a preliminary trial.

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker

Juncker survives vote of no confidence by parliament

The European Commission’s new president, Jean-Claude Juncker, comfortably survived a no confidence vote yesterday brought over news that Luxembourg had lured multinational businesses with super low tax rates during his period as prime minister.


Drug reduces drink effects

Scientists have developed the ultimate hangover cure — a drug that reduces the harmful effects of binge-drinking on the brain.


HIV drugs offer hope to prevent blindness

A class of 30-year-old HIV drugs could in future be used to prevent a common cause of incurable blindness, scientists believe.


EU piles pressure on regulators to break up Google

EU lawmakers have overwhelmingly backed a motion urging antitrust regulators to get tough on Google and other search engines and consider breaking them up.


Quirky World: Now that’s a record - Vinyl album sales pass 1m-mark

ENGLAND: Annual sales of vinyl albums have soared past the million mark for the first time in 18 years —buoyed by veteran rock act Pink Floyd.