Irish police given names of suspected IRA sex abusers - newspaper
DUBLIN (Reuters) - A senior member of the Irish Republican Army has passed on to Irish police the names of six former members suspected of committing sex abuse, the Sunday Times newspaper said.
China embraces private education
With grueling exams in public schools , Chinese students are increasingly going private.
UK concedes defeat in bid to block EU bank bonus limit
BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) - Britain suffered an embarrassing defeat in its attempt to block the European Union's new limits on bank bonuses on Thursday, withdrawing its legal challenge after an adviser to the bloc's top court made clear it was unlikely to succeed.
Messi breaks "brutal" goals record
Lionel Messi broke the Spanish league's all-time scoring record after hitting a hat trick in Barcelona's 5-1 victory over Sevilla.
Bird flu fear spreads in Europe
Europeans are worried about a possible continent-wide bird flu epidemic after a wild duck tested positive for the H5N8 virus in northeast Germany, authorities said.
UK-Spain dispute over Gibraltar threatens European skies reform
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The dispute between Britain and Spain over Gibraltar threatens to hold up European Union plans to merge national air corridors, diplomats say.
Central London rail station evacuated after fire, nobody hurt
LONDON (Reuters) - One of London's busiest railway stations, Charing Cross, was evacuated on Sunday after a fire caused by a suspected electrical fault, the British Transport Police (BTP) said.
Low voter turnout could erode Japan PM Abe's call for fresh mandate
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese voters, puzzled as to why Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is calling an election now and unimpressed by opposition alternatives, may shun a Dec. 14 election in record numbers.