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Argentina 'in contempt' of US court

2 hours 20 min ago
A US judge rules that Argentina is in contempt of court for refusing to obey an order to repay the debt it owes to two US hedge funds.
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Film workers fast for Indian leader

2 hours 39 min ago
The film industry in India's Tamil Nadu state fasts to protest at the jailing for corruption of former chief minister Jayaram Jayalalitha.
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EU vote not like Scotland - Cameron

3 hours 16 min ago
The prime minister says he cares "about a thousand times more strongly" about keeping the UK together than he does about staying in the EU.
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RBS says 'bad loan' losses reduced

3 hours 19 min ago
State-owned Royal Bank of Scotland says an improving economy means it can free up £800m from the pot of money set aside to cover losses on bad loans.
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World wildlife populations 'plummet'

3 hours 28 min ago
The global loss of species is even worse than previously thought, with wildlife populations halving in just 40 years, a report says.
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May: New extremism powers needed

3 hours 56 min ago
Home Secretary Theresa May is to tell the Conservative Party conference a future Tory government will seek new powers to ban extremist groups.
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PM vows seven-day GP access by 2020

3 hours 57 min ago
David Cameron is to tell the Conservative Party conference there will be more money to ensure seven-day GP access is rolled out across England by 2020.
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VIDEO: Bomb-makers tracked via sewers

4 hours 29 min ago
New technology allows security services to analyse the contents of the sewers to discover where people are making home-made bombs.
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Netflix to release full-length film

4 hours 57 min ago
The video streaming site Netflix will release its first feature-length film in 2015, after striking a deal with the Weinstein Company.
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VIDEO: Hot air balloon descends into cave

6 hours 25 min ago
An Austrian balloon pilot has succeeded in taking a balloon deep underground.
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Japan volcano eruption intensifies

7 hours 3 min ago
Efforts to recover the bodies of at least 24 climbers are suspended again after the eruption on Japan's Mount Ontake intensifies.
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Modi meets Obama at White House

7 hours 22 min ago
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets US President Barack Obama at the White House over dinner, ahead of formal talks on Tuesday.
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VIDEO: Third video of UK hostage released

September 29, 2014 - 9:53pm
A third video has been posted online showing the British photographer John Cantlie, who's being held by the group which calls itself Islamic State.
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Intruder 'ran through' White House

September 29, 2014 - 8:07pm
A man arrested for breaking into the White House earlier this month gained access to more of the building than previously believed, US media report.
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In pictures: India's dying printing tradition

September 29, 2014 - 8:05pm
India's declining printing tradition kept alive in Calcutta
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Third video of UK hostage released

September 29, 2014 - 7:58pm
A third video has appeared featuring British hostage John Cantlie who is being held by Islamic State militants.
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Libya parliament rivals hold talks

September 29, 2014 - 7:43pm
Representatives from rival factions in Libya's new parliament have held UN-brokered talks for the first time in the oasis town of Ghadames.
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VIDEO: Conditions hamper Volcano rescue

September 29, 2014 - 7:16pm
Japanese rescue teams have spent a third day searching for survivors on Mount Ontake, trapped by Saturday's eruption.
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Sewer sensors to sniff out bombs

September 29, 2014 - 7:10pm
Sewer sensors to sniff out bombs
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Clarke 'hiding' over black managers

September 29, 2014 - 7:10pm
Football League chairman Greg Clarke is accused of "hiding behind excuses" while Paul Ince calls for the "Rooney Rule".
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