Countdown on for world's longest non-stop flight

Image copyright SIA The battle to offer the world’s longest non-stop flight steps up a gear on Thursday, when a new Singapore-to-New York service takes off. Singapore Airlines is relaunching the service five years after it withdrew because it had become too expensive. It will cover more than 15,000km and …

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Ruby Rose seen in first Batwoman picture

Image copyright Reuters/The CW Image caption Rose’s costume (right) was designed by Oscar winner Colleen Atwood Ruby Rose has been shown as superhero Batwoman for the first time as filming begins on the character’s first episodes for the so-called Arrowverse. The actress will be seen this December in crossover episodes …

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Asian markets fall sharply after US losses

Image copyright Getty Images Asian stocks slumped in early trade as concerns about higher US interest rates and a global trade war prompted investors to sell risk globally. Markets in Asia took their cue from US stocks, which suffered their sharpest one-day falls in months. on Wednesday. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei …

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Hurricane Michael: Record-breaking 'hell' storm mauls US

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDevastation as Michael makes landfall The most powerful hurricane ever to hit north-west Florida has flooded beach towns, submerging homes and snapping trees like twigs. Hurricane Michael – a category three storm with 125mph (200km/h) winds – made landfall on Wednesday afternoon …

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Man charged over US mid-term elections 'bomb plot'

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption The National Mall is located in central Washington DC A man who planned to blow himself up in Washington DC on the day of next month’s mid-term elections has been held and charged, US prosecutors say. They say Paul Rosenfeld, 56, built a 200lb …

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Best bits of the American Music Awards

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Swift hinted she’d started work on her seventh album Taylor Swift not only opened the American Music Awards with a fiery performance of I Did Something Bad, but she went on to dominate the show. The star won four trophies, including artist of the …

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