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January 14, 2016 12:01 AM THE announces the most international universities in the world in 2016

The Middle Eastern institution, which was ranked in the 601-800 band in the overall rankings, knocked Switzerland’s École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) off pole position to fourth place for the first time in six years. Despite EPFL’s drop, Switzerland remains the most-represented country in the top 10, taking four places, while the UK has the deepest 25

January 13, 2016 6:02 PM Cubans begin pilot transfer from Costa Rica to Mexico

PEDRO DE ALVARADO, Guatemala (AP) — After more than three months stranded in Costa Rica, 180 of the 8,000 Cuban migrants trapped there finally began their long-awaited trip north toward the U.S. border, flying to El Salvador and then traveling by bus to Guatemala on Wednesday. The first pilot flight took off from Costa Rica's Daniel Oduber airport in the northern 20

January 12, 2016 8:03 PM Breaking news: Convicted child killer Robert Black, 68, who kidnapped, abused and murdered four young girls has died in prison

Notorious child murderer Robert Black, who was jailed for life for killing four children in the 1980s, has died in prison. Serial child killer Black, 68, originally of Grangemouth, in the Forth Valley, abducted and abused young girls from across the UK before murdering them and was serving 12 life sentences for his crimes. The former delivery driver 33

January 12, 2016 8:00 AM Junior doctors' strike: Live updates as 2,000 walk out across Merseyside

Medics stage 24-hour action in protest against Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt's reforms Around 2,000 Merseyside doctors are expected to stage industrial action from 8am today. The 24-hour strike will see picket lines outside most hospitals across Merseyside. The dispute is over a proposed new contract of employment for junior doctors. The new contract 18

January 11, 2016 4:42 PM Pistorius moves to appeal murder conviction in S. Africa’s top court

He has been on bail awaiting a new sentence since December, when judges found him guilty of murder, overturning his earlier conviction on the lesser charge of culpable homicide. The double-amputee killed Reeva Steenkamp, a model and law graduate, in the early hours of Valentine’s Day, saying he mistook her for an intruder when he shot four times through 19

January 11, 2016 4:08 PM Oscar Pistorius seeking to appeal murder conviction for killing of Reeva Steenkamp

Oscar Pistorius is seeking to appeal his murder conviction for the killing of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. The athlete's legal team has asked South Africa's Constitutional Court to allow it to appeal the double-amputee Olympian's conviction. Lawyer Andrew Fawcett said papers have been filed with the court "asking them to grant us leave to appeal" 16

January 11, 2016 2:41 PM U.S. justices reject Johnson & Johnson unit's anti-psychotic drug appeal

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary's appeal of a $124 million penalty imposed by South Carolina after a jury found the drugmaker had improperly marketed the anti-psychotic drug Risperdal and concealed its risks. The court's decision not to hear the appeal filed by Johnson & Johnson's Janssen Pharmaceuticals 61

January 11, 2016 10:54 AM Germany's police force is too soft, really

The outbreak of sexual crime in Cologne on New Year's Eve is turning into the latest big problem for Chancellor Angela Merkel's liberal stance on accepting refugees from the Middle East, but it has broader implications than that. A realisation is dawning that Germany can no longer be policed in the lax way it has been. Yet statistics can be deceptive 25

January 11, 2016 1:14 AM Cologne attacks' profound impact on Europe

The events in Cologne and other cities over New Year have left a deep imprint in Germany. The stories of women running a gauntlet of sexual assault by young men have tapped into society's deepest fears. The consensus in favour of accepting 1.1 million refugees was already fraying. Now the country is deeply uneasy and sharply divided. "Cologne has changed 29 2

January 10, 2016 7:29 AM Cheryl Fernandez-Versini 'to divorce husband after just 19 months'

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini is to divorce her French husband after just 19 months of marriage because of his "unreasonable behaviour", it was reported. The singer and X Factor judge is filing divorce papers formally to end her relationship with restaurateur Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini, the Sun On Sunday said. The newspaper claimed the pop star was unhappy 27