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Cops: 3 dead, 4 hurt when car hits trick-or-treaters in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — An out-of-control car plowed into a group of trick-or-treaters on Saturday evening, killing three people, including a 10-year-old …


Syria conflict: Russia's scars from Afghanistan

<b>It is more than 26 years since Soviet troops pulled out of Afghanistan. But today Russia, once again, is at war outside the former Soviet Union - in Syria.</b><b>The BBC's Steve Rosenberg in Moscow met some veterans of that Soviet war to find out what lessons were learnt.</b><p>Modern Russia often claims it has …


Turkish voters head to polls Sunday amid turmoil

Less than five months after Turkish voters delivered a stinging rebuke to President<p>Recep Tayyip Erdogan, they head back to the polls Sunday to determine whether his Islamist-rooted party should regain the parliamentary majority it lost in June for the first time in 13 years.<p>The re-run vote comes …

South Asia

Star-dust, interstellar bumblebees and the secret alien civilisation controlling humankind

The Night Sky in November: The arrival of the winter constellation Orion arouses memories of the eccentric astronomy great Sir Fred Hoyle<p>Is it conceivable that bumblebees could have been originally designed as miniature vehicles for interstellar travel? And if so, could this have been part of an …

Nobel Prize

Internet firms 'should retain users' data'

<b>New security laws should force internet firms to keep users' data, former head of GCHQ Sir David Omand has said.</b><p>He said keeping web browsing data was not for spying on the public but to see "for example, whether a suspect has downloaded a terrorist manual".<p>The government is due to publish new laws …


Wreckage Believed to Be Sunken Cargo Ship El Faro Found, NTSB Says

Searchers have found wreckage they believe is the El Faro, a cargo ship that sunk amid hurricane Joaquin in October.<p>The U.S. Navy ship Apache using side-scanning sonar found what could be the wreckage in about 15,000 feet of water at around 1:36 p.m. Saturday, the National Transportation Safety …