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Justin Rose shares the lead as fellow Englishman Ian Poulter falters in the third round of the Hong Kong Open.
Germaine Greer has said that in her opinion, transgender women are "not women", following a petition to try and stop her Cardiff lecture.
Venezuela's Central Bank has filed a lawsuit in the US state of Delaware against DolarToday website, accusing it of cyberterrorism.
Australia batsman Adam Voges queries plans to use a pink ball in next month's debut day-night Test match.
A US military unit is based in the Middle East with the specific task of rescuing and extracting pilots who have been shot down over Islamic State-controlled territory.
Labour will campaign this weekend over claims that millions of people are missing from the electoral register.
Direct flights between Ukraine and Russia will cease from midnight on Saturday after last-minute crisis talks failed.
A photograph of the iceberg which may have sunk the Titanic is to be auctioned.
Direct flights between Ukraine and Russia will stop at midnight on Saturday, as new sanctions initiated by Kiev come into effect.
Hurricane Patricia, the strongest on record, makes landfall in Jalisco state in western Mexico as a Category Five storm, meteorologists say.