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Boris Island airport plan rejected

9 min 26 sec ago
A plan for an island airport in the Thames Estuary, dubbed "Boris Island", is rejected by the commission looking into the UK's airport needs.
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British activist in Thailand trial

16 min 23 sec ago
A British activist who campaigns for better labour conditions is on trial in Thailand charged with criminal defamation.
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IS accused of Iraq ethnic cleansing

19 min 31 sec ago
Amnesty International says it has proof Islamic State militants have launched a campaign of ethnic cleansing against minorities in northern Iraq.
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Ukraine in 'great war' with Russia

34 min 24 sec ago
Russia has launched a 'great war' that could claim tens of thousands of lives, Ukraine's defence ministry warns amid a rebel offensive.
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Japan tackles dengue fever outbreak

55 min 13 sec ago
Japan is battling its first outbreak of dengue fever in almost 70 years, with at least 22 people confirmed as being infected.
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US attacks al-Shabab in Somalia

2 hours 41 min ago
The US military says it carried out a military operation against al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab militants in Somalia.
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Japan wage growth surges in July

September 1, 2014 - 11:14pm
Japanese wages unexpectedly log their strongest increase since 1997, which may provide a boost to consumer confidence and spending.
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US works to free trio in N Korea

September 1, 2014 - 10:50pm
The White House says securing the release of three American citizens detained in North Korea is a "top priority", after they appealed for help.
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China's museum boom hatches roast duck tribute

September 1, 2014 - 10:24pm
China's museum boom hatches roast duck tribute
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Falcao caps record summer spending

September 1, 2014 - 10:22pm
Radamel Falcao's loan move to Manchester United was the major deadline day signing as summer spending hits a record £835m.
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Premier League clubs' spending spree

September 1, 2014 - 9:48pm
Premier League clubs have been on a player buying spree, with spending at £835m, as the end of the transfer window passes.
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FBI probes 'Cloud' celebrity leaks

September 1, 2014 - 9:38pm
The FBI looks into allegations that the online accounts of celebrities have been hacked, leading to intimate pictures being posted online.
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Anti-euro party shakes up German politics

September 1, 2014 - 9:07pm
Anti-euro but pro-EU party shakes up German politics
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Iraq forces push against jihadists

September 1, 2014 - 8:31pm
Iraqi Shia and Kurdish forces capture an Islamic State stronghold, as a BBC team enters Amerli the day after a two-month siege ends.
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Man Utd sign Falcao on loan for £6m

September 1, 2014 - 8:31pm
Manchester United sign Colombia international striker Radamel Falcao on loan from Ligue 1 side Monaco.
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Arsenal sign Welbeck from Man Utd

September 1, 2014 - 8:13pm
Arsenal sign Manchester United and England forward Danny Welbeck on a "long-term" deal for £16m.
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Why Paris is forgetting Ernest Hemingway

September 1, 2014 - 8:04pm
Why Paris is forgetting Ernest Hemingway
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Pakistan MPs hold emergency session

September 1, 2014 - 7:52pm
A joint session of parliament is to be held in Pakistan as PM Nawaz Sharif seeks to gain support against protesters calling for his resignation.
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Payday loan hardship cases 'up 42%'

September 1, 2014 - 7:30pm
The number of people struggling with payday loans has risen by 42% in the past year, according to the debt charity StepChange.
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The students behind Nigeria's online jobs giant

September 1, 2014 - 7:11pm
The student entrepreneurs behind Nigeria's online jobs giant
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