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Hurricane and earthquake disasters to cost global insurers $95bn, says Swiss Re

Insurers are expected to take a total hit of $95bn (£72bn) as a result of a hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria and earthquakes in Mexico, according to the world's second largest reinsurer Swiss Re.

'Good progress' on deal to restart search for missing MH370 plane

A deal to restart the search for MH370 is expected to be agreed in the coming days, as authorities once again attempt to solve one of the world's greatest aviation mysteries.

Inmate flips middle finger and says 'I hate you' before being executed

A killer who was pursuing a lawsuit against Alabama's use of the lethal injection has been executed - using his final moments to tell the state "I hate you" and give them the middle finger.

Software uses facial expressions to 'predict' bank's policies

Software can be used to analyse the facial expressions of central bank governors and predict policy changes, researchers have claimed.

Google owner Alphabet leads $1bn funding round for Uber rival Lyft

Google owner Alphabet leads $1bn funding round for Uber rival Lyft

Google's parent company Alphabet is leading a $1bn round of new funding for ride-hailing company Lyft that will help it step up its challenge to larger rival Uber.

'Unprecedented' North Korea letter dismissed as a 'rant'

'Unprecedented' North Korea letter dismissed as a 'rant'

North Korea has warned it will not be intimidated by Donald Trump's threats in an "unprecedented" letter sent to other countries.

Irishman Ibrahim Halawa released after four years in Egyptian prison

Irishman Ibrahim Halawa released after four years in Egyptian prison

An Irishman who has spent more than four years in an Egyptian prison has been freed.

Obama and Bush take aim at Trump in separate speeches

Obama and Bush take aim at Trump in separate speeches

It was almost as if he hadn't been away.

Actress Alyssa Milano on #MeToo campaign: 'This is your time'

Actress Alyssa Milano on #MeToo campaign: 'This is your time'

Alyssa Milano says the millions of women worldwide who have shared their allegations of sexual abuse and harassment are going to continue being vocal, as she urged them "let's fix this problem".

Theresa May urges Brexit deal 'we can defend' to British public

Theresa May urges Brexit deal 'we can defend' to British public

Theresa May has warned EU leaders of her political difficulties in the UK and urged them to help deliver a deal she can defend domestically.

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Ksenia Sobchak: Russian TV host set to challenge Putin in presidential election

Ksenia Sobchak: Russian TV host set to challenge Putin in presidential election

A celebrity TV host says she plans to run in next year's Russian presidential election where she is expected to face Vladimir Putin.

Islamic State is gone but Raqqa lies in ruins after hard-fought victory

Islamic State is gone but Raqqa lies in ruins after hard-fought victory

Islamic State's brutal reign of terror in Raqqa may be at an end, but as the liberation of the Syrian city is celebrated in the streets the shadow of the group remains.

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