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Sudan 'apostasy' woman arrives in US

54 min 38 sec ago
A Sudanese woman who fled to Italy after being spared a death sentence for renouncing Islam has arrived in the US.
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Multiple Taiwan gas blasts kill 22

1 hour 2 min ago
A series of gas explosions in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung kills at least 22 people and injures more than 200 others.
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Kenyan unity lessons for Afghan rivals

1 hour 8 min ago
Raila Odinga's advice to feuding Afghan rivals
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CAR crisis: 'Lame-duck' president?

1 hour 13 min ago
CAR's leader faces a tough battle to unite a divided country
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Israel and Hamas agree new truce

1 hour 18 min ago
Israel and Hamas agree to an unconditional 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire to begin on Friday morning, after 24 days of fighting between the two sides.
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Quiz of the week's news

1 hour 44 min ago
Which Star Wars character was banned from a passport?
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America's 'inexorably' botched executions

1 hour 48 min ago
America's long history of executions that go wrong
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World War One battlefields 100 years on

2 hours 8 min ago
World War One battlefields, 100 years on
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The 'Flying Sikh' who won India's first Commonwealth gold

2 hours 19 min ago
How an unknown runner won India's first Commonwealth gold
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VIDEO: Who are the children fleeing to the US border?

2 hours 24 min ago
New data from the Pew Research center shows that children 12 and under are coming to the US in droves
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Whistle-blowers often victimised - MPs

2 hours 32 min ago
The treatment of employees in public services who raise concerns about wrongdoing is often "shocking", a group of MPs says.
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Therapies hope for major DNA project

2 hours 39 min ago
A project aiming to revolutionise medicine by unlocking the secrets of DNA is under way in centres across England.
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Argentina blames US for debt default

2 hours 50 min ago
Argentina blames the US for its default, calling the mediator in debt negotiations which ended in failure "incompetent".
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Broods: New Zealand's next pop export

3 hours 24 min ago
Meet New Zealand's next big musical exports
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WTO fails to seal global trade deal

3 hours 26 min ago
The World Trade Organization says its 160 members have failed to agree a global customs pact drawn up in meetings in Bali last December.
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Tory disquiet over Israel action

3 hours 56 min ago
Conservative MPs put pressure on David Cameron to take a more robust stance with Israel over its actions in Gaza.
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Gaza school attack unacceptable - US

4 hours 14 min ago
The shelling of a UN shelter in Gaza by the Israeli military is "totally unacceptable and totally indefensible", the White House says.
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Is India's construction boom behind Pune village landslide?

4 hours 21 min ago
Is India's construction boom behind Pune village landslide?
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Make-up 'godfather' Dick Smith dies

4 hours 27 min ago
Oscar-winning make-up artist Dick Smith, who memorably transformed Marlon Brando into Vito Corleone in The Godfather, has died aged 92.
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WHO sounds alarm over W Africa Ebola

4 hours 51 min ago
The World Health Organization and presidents of West African nations affected by the Ebola outbreak are to announce a joint $100m response plan.
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