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Warnock named Crystal Palace boss

9 min 41 sec ago
Premier League side Crystal Palace appoint former boss Neil Warnock as their new manager on a two-year deal.
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US hostage mother makes video plea

15 min 16 sec ago
The mother of US journalist Steven Sotloff, held hostage by IS militants, pleads with his captors to release him in a video appeal.
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Mali to prosecute migrant parents

59 min 26 sec ago
Mali says it intends to prosecute parents who send their underage children to Europe as migrants but needs Europe's co-operation to do so.
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France's jobless total rises again

1 hour 5 sec ago
The number of people looking for work in France rises 0.8% in July, confirming a trend of high unemployment and slow growth.
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India thrash England in second ODI

1 hour 1 min ago
England lose by a crushing 133 runs in the second one-day international at Cardiff after Suresh Raina's superb century.
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Gazans return home as truce holds

1 hour 4 min ago
Thousands of Palestinians begin to return to their homes as an open-ended ceasefire between Israel and militants in Gaza appears to hold.
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Ukraine rebels enter coastal town

1 hour 28 min ago
Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine push their way into the port of Novoazovsk, threatening to open up a new front in the war.
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Pressure grows on crime commissioner

1 hour 38 min ago
Pressure is growing on South Yorkshire's police commissioner to resign in the wake of a damning report into child abuse in Rotherham.
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HP recalls million of power cords

1 hour 44 min ago
HP is asking the owners of more than six million power cables to send back the cords to avoid the risk of being burnt by the kit.
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Alonso retires from Spain duty

1 hour 45 min ago
Real Madrid's Spanish midfielder Xabi Alonso retires from international football.
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Afghan election audit restarts

2 hours 14 min ago
An audit of votes from Afghanistan's disputed presidential election restarts, but without observers from the camps of either candidate.
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IS accused of Syria mass atrocities

2 hours 17 min ago
The UN accuses IS militants of war crimes, and the Syrian government of using chemical agents in eight separate incidents in a new report.
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IMF's Lagarde under investigation

2 hours 25 min ago
IMF head Christine Lagarde says she has been placed under formal investigation for negligence in a French fraud case but has not been charged.
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US F-15 jet crashes in Virginia

2 hours 31 min ago
Military officials confirm that a Massachusetts Air National Guard F-15 went down in a rural area in western Virginia but the status of the pilot is unknown.
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Zimbabwe police beat 'job seekers'

2 hours 47 min ago
Zimbabwean riot police beat opposition protestors who were trying to march to parliament to demand jobs and policies to end the high unemployment.
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McDonald's in Moscow court appeal

2 hours 54 min ago
McDonald's says it will appeal against a court ruling in Moscow ordering the closure for 90 days of four of its Russian outlets.
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Freed Syria hostage 'overwhelmed'

3 hours 27 min ago
US journalist Peter Theo Curtis, freed after two years in captivity in Syria, says he is "overwhelmed by emotion" at how many people helped his release.
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Alibaba profits up ahead of flotation

3 hours 58 min ago
Profits at Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba have nearly tripled, latest filings reveal, ahead of the firm's planned US stock market debut later this year.
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VIDEO: Freed journalist 'overwhelmed'

4 hours 1 sec ago
American journalist Peter Theo Curtis, freed after nearly two years in captivity in Syria, makes a statement to the press.
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Experts identify 173 MH17 victims

4 hours 11 min ago
Forensics officers have so far identified 173 victims of flight MH17, shot down over Ukraine, but say the process is getting more difficult.
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