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Chelsea 1-1 FC Schalke 04

6 min 3 sec ago
Cesc Fabregas scores his first for Chelsea but they are held to a draw by Schalke in their Champions League group opener.
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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has cancer

8 min 52 sec ago
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been diagnosed with a "fairly aggressive" rare cancer, doctors treating him say.
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Bayern Munich 1-0 Manchester City

11 min 3 sec ago
Bayern Munich's Jerome Boateng scores a last-minute winner to deny Manchester City a point in their Champions League opener.
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Ebola can 'ruin W Africa economies'

58 min 47 sec ago
The Ebola outbreak could have a catastrophic economic impact on three West African countries, the World Bank says.
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Nigeria college attacked by gunmen

1 hour 4 min ago
Gunmen attack a teacher training college in the northern Nigerian city of Kano, with officials saying at least 15 people have been killed.
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Henning says Syria visit 'worthwhile'

1 hour 31 min ago
Video footage of Alan Henning - filmed before he was captured by militants in Syria - shows him saying going to the country was "worthwhile".
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US Fed to end stimulus in October

1 hour 58 min ago
The US Federal Reserve reiterates it will raise interest rates once a "considerable time" has passed after its stimulus programme ends in October.
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Obama: No US combat mission in Iraq

2 hours 17 min ago
President Barack Obama has said US troops fighting Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq and Syria "do not and will not have a combat mission".
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VIDEO: Thai murder police to quiz Britons

2 hours 50 min ago
Police investigating the murders of Hannah Witheridge and David Miller in Thailand say two British men are "possible suspects" and will face questioning.
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Kosovo 'imams held' in raids on IS

3 hours 22 min ago
Prominent imams are among 15 people arrested in Kosovo as police tackle recruitment for Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq, reports say.
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Mass rallies mark referendum climax

3 hours 33 min ago
Both sides in the Scottish referendum campaign hold rallies as they make their final efforts to win over undecided voters.
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Europeans drawn from three 'tribes'

3 hours 50 min ago
Most present-day Europeans are a mixture of three ancient populations, according to a major study published in the journal Nature.
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Villa manager Lambert signs new deal

3 hours 51 min ago
Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert signs a contract extension until June 2018 following an unbeaten start to the season.
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Will Scottish referendum encourage Africa's separatists?

4 hours 42 sec ago
Could Scottish referendum encourage Africa's separatists?
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Farmers call for government support

4 hours 8 min ago
Farmers urge the next government to give agriculture a boost at the 2015 election - with a list of demands to increase food production and help business.
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Peterson suspended by Vikings

4 hours 15 min ago
Minnesota Vikings suspend Adrian Peterson from all team activities while facing charges of allegedly hitting his child.
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Artists' personal collections on show

4 hours 42 min ago
The Barbican is to host the first major exhibition in the UK of the personal collections of post-war and contemporary artists, including Damien Hirst, Andy Warhol and Sir Peter Blake.
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Thai murder police quiz two Britons

4 hours 47 min ago
Police investigating the murders of two British tourists in Thailand question two British brothers and detain 11 Burmese people.
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South Sudan U-turn on foreigner ban

4 hours 51 min ago
South Sudan's government says it will not expel foreign workers, annulling a controversial decree it issued a day earlier.
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Austria’s Alps hit by climate change

4 hours 51 min ago
Austria, with its sensitive Alpine regions, has been particularly hard hit by climate change, a major survey says.
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Rumors continue 60 years after Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin's death. Did he die as a result of a stroke or was he assassinated by a member or members of his inner circle?