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Russia 'helped Yanukovych to flee'

October 24, 2014 - 5:01pm
Vladimir Putin says for the first time that Russia helped Ukraine's ex-President Viktor Yanukovych to flee after he was ousted in February.
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Nadal confirms the end of his season

October 24, 2014 - 4:31pm
Nine-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal calls an end to his 2014 season as he prepares to undergo appendix surgery.
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Bahrain F1 complaint 'merits probe'

October 24, 2014 - 3:57pm
A complaint that human rights regulations were breached when the Formula 1 Grand Prix was staged in Bahrain "merits further examination", a UK government panel says.
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Egypt: 29 killed in Sinai attacks

October 24, 2014 - 3:32pm
At least 29 Egyptian soldiers are killed in a suspected jihadist car bomb attack and a shooting, Egyptian officials say.
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Hindu activists 'attack India cafe'

October 24, 2014 - 3:21pm
Members of the governing BJP's youth wing vandalise a coffee shop, decrying meetings there between boys and girls.
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Ukraine-Russia 'consensus' over gas

October 24, 2014 - 2:29pm
Ukraine and Russia find "consensus" on a deal to end their gas dispute, according to the boss of Ukraine's state gas firm.
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VIDEO: Brazil's 'tightest' presidential vote

October 24, 2014 - 2:21pm
Sunday's presidential run-off vote in Brazil is too close to call and the election battle has centred on the pivotal home state of both candidates, Minas Gerais.
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Caterham 'allowed' to miss two GPs

October 24, 2014 - 2:11pm
Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone will allow Caterham to miss the next two Formula 1 grands prix to focus on finding a buyer.
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Yellow powder sparks security alerts

October 24, 2014 - 2:04pm
Envelopes containing an unknown yellow powder have been sent to five consulates in the Turkish city of Istanbul, officials say.
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PM: I won't meet £1.7bn EU demand

October 24, 2014 - 1:39pm
David Cameron insists the UK will not pay £1.7bn demanded by the EU - but Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso says the bill should not have come as a surprise.
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VIDEO: US air strike 'hits IS command'

October 24, 2014 - 1:08pm
New video footage show a US air strike hitting an Islamic State position on a hill near the embattled Syrian town of Kobane.
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Dolce & Gabbana cleared in tax case

October 24, 2014 - 1:06pm
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, founders of the Dolce & Gabbana fashion house, are cleared by an Italian court of tax evasion.
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Frelimo wins Mozambique elections

October 24, 2014 - 1:06pm
Mozambique's next president will be Filipe Nyusi from the governing Frelimo party, provisional results from last week's general election show.
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Tunis 'militant hideout' stormed

October 24, 2014 - 1:00pm
Tunisian security forces storm a house in a Tunis suburb to end a stand-off with armed militants, killing six people, officials say.
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US to check IS 'chemical weapon' use

October 24, 2014 - 12:55pm
The United States will investigate "extremely serious allegations" that militant group Islamic State used chlorine gas against Iraqi police officers.
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Hen party death lorry driver cleared

October 24, 2014 - 12:49pm
A lorry driver is cleared of causing the death by dangerous driving of a woman on a hen party in West Yorkshire.
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Iran-Pakistan: Will border tensions boil over?

October 24, 2014 - 12:48pm
Iran-Pakistan border skirmishes risk spinning out of control
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Female bishop 'expected next year'

October 24, 2014 - 12:47pm
The first female Church of England bishop is likely to be appointed in 2015, a senior Church official says.
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Puffer fish poisons 11 in Brazil

October 24, 2014 - 12:32pm
Eleven people fell seriously ill in Brazil after eating a deadly puffer fish for lunch, it was reported.
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Suarez gets help for impulse to bite

October 24, 2014 - 12:31pm
Barcelona striker Luis Suarez says he is getting professional help as he seeks to overcome an "impulse" to bite opponents.
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