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Eric Clapton sells Richter painting for record $34.2 mln

A painting by Gerhard Richter owned by British guitarist Eric Clapton has sold for £21.3 million, a record for the work of a living...

Mars rover’s rock exam yields surprises

The space agency reported that the first martian rock examined by NASA's Curiosity rover has a more varied composition than expected from previous missions....

Liver problem to blame for panda cub death

A veterinarian at Washington's National Zoo says a liver problem and underdeveloped lungs were to blame for the death last month of a 6-day-old...

Blanket of snow covers areas near Sydney

A cold snap has transformed parts of Australia's east coast into a winter wonderland with a blanket of heavy snow falling in the middle...

Astronomers find diamond planet ‘Cancri 55 e’

Twinkling stars are not the only diamonds in the sky. Scientists yesterday reported the existence of a “diamond planet” twice the size of...

Nobel Peace Prize awarded to European Union

The European Union has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for six decades of work in advancing peace in Europe.The committee said the EU...

British Gas Confirms Big Price Rises

Millions of families are facing an average 6% jump in their household energy bills after British Gas confirmed increases to its gas and electricity...

Angry Birds, laser shows and hair raising rides at trade funfair expo

Everything from the latest in 3D technology, to what's being offered by the makers of Angry Birds, to artificial ice skating can be seen...

President looks forward to chance to take on Romney in second debate

US President Barack Obama yesterday night gave his first interview since his debate with Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.During the interview ABC's Diane Sawyer...

Turkey releases Syrian passenger jet

Turkish officials say they have confiscated "objectionable cargo" from a Syrian passenger jet intercepted en route from Moscow to Damascus.Aviation authorities diverted the airliner,...