10:22am One of the two men accused of hacking to death a British soldier in broad daylight told police he had "little joy" in killing, the jury at his London trial has heard.
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LINDSAY MURDOCH 5:50pm King Bhumibol Adulyadej never needed to say a word to stop police and anti-government protesters clashing violently on Bangkok's streets.
5:34am Ukraine's three former presidents have made an unexpected joint show of support for mass protests against the government's decision to reject a historic pact with the EU.
11:46am Nearly 5 billion records gathered daily on mobile phones around the world, latest Snowden documents reveal.
1:11pm A senior member of Hezbollah blamed groups sympathetic to Syria's rebels for the assassination of a top Hezbollah military commander.
11:14am Thieves in Mexico have stolen a truck containing potentially "extremely dangerous" radioactive material used in medical treatment, the UN atomic watchdog said Wednesday.
8:57am Authorities have released some of the 911 calls placed on the morning of December 14, 2012, when Adam Lanza killed 20 first graders and six staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
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Josh Lederman 1:52pm Beijing: Giving no ground, Chinese President Xi Jinping and US Vice President Joe Biden traded strong arguments on Wednesday over China's contentious new air defence zone, with no indication of progress toward defusing a situation that is raising anxieties across Asia and beyond.
Tom Whitehead 1:33pm London: The Islamist accused of hacking Lee Rigby to death told police it brought him “little joy to approach anybody and slay them”, a court heard on Wednesday.
Peter Foster 2:46pm EMBARGOED:
Gordon Rayner 1:41pm Nigella Lawson told a jury on Wednesday that "acts of intimate terrorism" by her "brutal" ex-husband, Charles Saatchi, drove her to cocaine and cannabis use.
Carl Zimmer 11:37am At 400,000 Years, oldest human DNA yet found raises new mysteries.
John von Radowitz 1:58pm Forget Peter Piper and his Peck of Pickled Peppers - psychologists have come up with what may be the world's most frustrating tongue twister.
7:11am Shuttling from one feuding neighbour to the other, Vice President Joe Biden arrived here from Tokyo on Wednesday to appeal to China's leaders to show restraint in policing a new air defence zone in the East China Sea that has ignited tensions with Japan.
Fredrik Dahl Thieves in Mexico have stolen a truck containing potentially "extremely dangerous" radioactive material used in medical treatment, the UN atomic watchdog said Wednesday.
1:41am Hezbollah says one of its leaders has been assassinated near Beirut and accused Israel, the Lebanese Shiite movement's arch-foe, of being behind the killing.
Kim Severson CHICKAMAUGA, Georgia: Deanne Westbrook had tried everything to keep her husband, Ronald, in the house.
Adrian Croft John Kerry suggested on Tuesday that Afghanistan's defence minister or government, instead of a reluctant President Hamid Karzai, could sign a security pact enabling some US troops to stay in the country after 2014.
Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah has blamed Saudi Arabia for a twin suicide attack on the Iranian embassy in Beirut that killed 25 people.
Chimpanzees may be TV comedy gold, but now three courts in New York are being asked to recognise four chimps as "legal persons" with fundamental rights.
Jang Song-thaek, an uncle of the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and a man widely considered to be No.2 in the Pyongyang government, has been dismissed from all posts of influence, the National Intelligence Service of South Korea told Parliament on Tuesday.
Bruno Waterfield Two 60-year-old men in the Dutch city of Breda had an emotional meeting after a DNA test proved they had been mixed up as babies and given to the wrong mothers in 1953.
Claire Duffin, Tom Kington and John Bingham An Italian woman whose baby was forcibly removed by caesarean section and put up for adoption in Britain says she is "suffering like an animal" and wants to be reunited with her daughter.
Damien McElroy A Russian dancer was sentenced to six years in prison on Tuesday for ordering the acid attack on Sergei Filin, the artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet, amid bitter infighting at the historic theatre.
French experts have ruled out a theory that Yasser Arafat was killed by poisoning and believe he may have died of natural causes, a source close to the probe into the former Palestinian leader's death says.