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File photo of Liverpool's Northern Irish manager Brendan Rodgers. (AFP/CARL COURT)

Football: Rodgers rages after Balotelli shirt swap

Brendan Rodgers already planned to haul off Balotelli during the interval after growing frustrated with the latest in a growing list of lacklustre displays from the eccentric Italy striker since his August move from AC Milan.

Dollar advances as US inflation creeps up

The dollar gained against other major currencies on Wednesday (Oct 22) after a slight but unexpected rise in US inflation, while the market continued to speculate about eurozone monetary policy.

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Asia Pacific

Leaders of the Hong Kong Federation of Students (L-R) Yvonne Leung, Nathan Law, Alex Chow, Lester Shum and Eason Chung arrive for talks with Hong Kong authorities. (AFP/Philippe Lopez)

No end in sight for Hong Kong protests after talks

Hong Kong student leaders said they may not take part in further talks with the government after accusing city authorities of failing to make any meaningful offers to end weeks of mass rallies.

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Singapore

Singapore's President Tony Tan Keng Yam (L) and Britain's Queen Elizabeth II stand during a state banquet at Buckingham Palace in central London on Oct 21, 2014. (AFP/Dominic Lipinski/Pool)

New, innovation-based scholarships in UK for Singaporeans

This was announced by Queen Elizabeth II at a state banquet dinner hosted in honour of President Tony Tan Keng Yam. Dr Tan took the chance to invite the Queen or her representative to Singapore during the 50th anniversary of Singapore's independence next year.

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World

Police and medical personel move a wounded person into an ambulance at the scene of a shooting at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, Canada. Parliament Hill's Centre Block is on lockdown after a soldier standing guard at the memorial was shot by an unknown gunman. (Photo: AFP/Michel Comte)

Canadian soldier, gunman dead in Ottawa parliament attack

The Canadian parliament building in Ottawa was on lockdown Wednesday (Oct 22) after a soldier was shot while guarding the National War Memorial nearby. A suspected gunman was shot dead inside the parliament building, but the police said they were actively looking for one or more suspects.

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Business

File photo of US dollar notes. (Photo: AFP/Bay Ismoyo)

US inflation ticks up unexpectedly in September

The US consumer price index (CPI), a key measure of inflation, rose an unexpected 0.1 per cent in September from August, said the Labor Department on Wednesday (Oct 22).

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Sport

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo (C) races away from the Liverpool defence during the Champions League Group B football match at Anfield Stadium, Liverpool, England. (AP/Jon Super)

Football: Ronaldo leads masterclass as Real Madrid rout Liverpool

At Anfield, Cristiano Ronaldo hit his 70th Champions League goal - one short of the all-time record 71 held by Raul - and his 20th of the season with Karim Benzema grabbing a brace.

Football: Rodgers rages after Balotelli shirt swap

Brendan Rodgers already planned to haul off Balotelli during the interval after growing frustrated with the latest in a growing list of lacklustre displays from the eccentric Italy striker since his August move from AC Milan.

Tennis: Halep stuns Williams; Ivanovic beats Bouchard

Simona Halep stunned Serena Williams 6-0, 6-2 at the WTA Finals on Wednesday (Oct 22), dealing the world number one her heaviest defeat in 16 years. Ana Ivanovic maintained her semi-final hopes with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Eugenie Bouchard.

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Entertainment

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Technology

Twitter set out to weave itself into mobile applications with a free "Fabric" platform to help developers build better programmes and make more money. (AFP/Damien Meyer)

Twitter looks to weave into more mobile apps

Fabric consists of software tools to tackle challenges such as stability and distribution of applications as well as streamlining user log ins and placing ads.

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Health

In 2013, there were nine million new cases of tuberculosis and 1.5 million deaths worldwide, including 360,000 people co-infected with HIV, the World Health Organization said in an annual TB report. 

Big strides made in fighting TB, says WHO

Though the death toll from tuberculosis "is still unacceptably high" last year, the World Health Organization said overall "major progress" is being made in rolling back the disease.

French scientists devise fast-track test for Ebola

A diagnostic kit - similar to a simple pregnancy home-test - may be available for a clinical trial by the end of October, allowing doctors to diagnose a patient with suspected Ebola in under 15 minutes, its French developers said. 

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Lifestyle

Sunny weather

Planet marks hottest September since 1880: US

When combining average temperature over land and ocean surfaces, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration found a record high for September at 15.72 Celsius, or 0.72 Celsius above the 20th century average.