Beating smog in style
High fashion isn't often inspired by environmental hazards, but as air pollution levels soared in Beijing on Tuesday, models at China Fashion Week walked the runway wearing designer respiratory face masks.

Gatwick Airport records busiest six months on record
LONDON (Reuters) - Gatwick Airport, Britain's second busiest airport which is competing to be chosen as the site for a new runway, reported the six months ended Sept. 30 were its busiest on record, with passenger numbers in the period up 8 percent.






Hot car death father pleads not guilty
The father of a 15-month-old boy who died after being left in a hot car in July has pleaded not guilty to a charge of criminally negligent homicide.

UK truck driver shortage threatens Christmas logjam
(Reuters) - A shortage of truckers on Britain's roads could leave Christmas shoppers out in the cold as tough new rules for drivers kick in.






Deadlocked Iran nuclear talks enter cliffhanger final weekend

The Palais Coburg in Vienna, the venue for nuclear talks aimed at settling a dispute over Iran's nuclear programme, days before a deadline, on November 21, 2014Deadlocked international talks aimed at defusing a 12-year standoff with Iran over its nuclear ambitions entered their cliffhanger final weekend Saturday, days before a deadline. In a sign of the high stakes involved, US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart Mohammed Javad Zarif stayed overnight Friday in the Austrian capital Vienna in a bid to break the deadlock in a year-long round of rollercoaster negotiations.


Biden visits Turkey pushing for help in anti-IS campaign

US Vice President Joe Biden (L) and Turkish President Ahmet Davutoglu meet on November 21, 2014, in IstanbulUS Vice President Joe Biden on Friday arrived in Turkey for a three day visit aimed at persuading Turkish leaders to play a bigger role in the coalition against Islamic State (IS) militants. Biden is expected to seek to soothe tensions that have emerged between the two NATO members, traditionally strong allies, over Turkey's reluctance to play a major role in the fight against the jihadists who have captured swathes of Iraq and Syria. The US number two on Friday evening landed at Istanbul airport and immediately went into dinner talks with Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu. On Saturday he will address a conference before a key meeting with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.


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