South African Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius (C) enters a police van after his sentencing at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria October 21, 2014.   REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Pistorius gets five years jail

PRETORIA - Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius starts a five-year jail sentence for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, marking the end of a trial that has gripped South Africa and millions around the world.  Full Article | Video 


No Russia-Ukraine gas deal at EU talks; Moscow queries finances 2:26am BST

BRUSSELS - Russia and Ukraine failed to reach an accord on gas supplies for the coming winter in EU-brokered talks on Tuesday but agreed to meet again in Brussels in a week in the hope of ironing out problems over Kiev's ability to pay. | Video

People hold placards reading, We are all Teresa, during a demonstration called by Marea Blanca (White Tide) movement, in support of Spanish nurse Teresa Romero, who contracted Ebola, at La Constitucion square in Malaga, southern Spain, October 13, 2014.  REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Nurse with Ebola in Spain cleared of disease

MADRID - A Spanish nurse infected with Ebola in Madrid after caring for two patients with the virus has tested negative in a second examination, meaning she is clear of the disease, doctors at the hospital treating her say.  Full Article | Related Story 

Christophe de Margerie, CEO of the French oil and gas company Total SA, speaks during an interview with Reuters in Paris July 7, 2014.  REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Total needs to fill void after CEO death

The death of Total CEO Christophe de Margerie - a staunch defender of Russia and its energy policies - in a collision at a Moscow airport leaves a void at the top of the oil giant at a time of falling prices and other major challenges for the industry. Hayley Platt reports.  Video | Full Article 

Petrol prices are displayed at a Tesco garage in Bow, east London August 29, 2014.      REUTERS/Paul Hackett

Tesco sales continue to slide

Sales at Tesco, the market leading grocer reeling from an accountancy scandal, continued to slide over the last 12 weeks, although the firm has at least stemmed the rate of decline, industry data shows.  Full Article 

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange October 20, 2014.  REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Investors return to periphery debt

Low-rated euro zone bond yields fall after several sources tell Reuters the ECB is considering buying corporate bonds, quelling some concerns that the central bank is not doing enough to stoke inflation and growth.  Full Article | Related Story 

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Graphene paint offers rust-free future

British scientists have developed a prototype graphene paint that can make coatings which are resistant to liquids, gases, and chemicals. The team says the paint could have a variety of uses, from stopping ships rusting to keeping food fresher for longer. Jim Drury reports.  Video 

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New fertilizer helps Monarch Butterflies

Using an organic fertilizer, a conservationist from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, leads an award-winning project to reforest the sanctuary of monarch butterflies. Sharon Reich reports.  Video | Related Article 

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Ivory Coast aims to be West Africa's rice bowl

Ivory Coast aims to become the rice bowl of West Africa as it ramps up production with an eye on beginning exports in 2018 and generating more than a million jobs. David Pollard reports.  Video