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Pakistan Taliban sack spokesman

3 hours 53 min ago
The Pakistan Taliban sack their spokesman Shahidullah Shahid after he pledged allegiance to Islamic State (IS).
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Islamic State: The US volunteers who fight with Syria's Kurds

4 hours 8 min ago
The Americans who have joined the Kurds in the fight against IS
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Singing nun releases 'Like a Virgin'

4 hours 9 min ago
Italian nun who won the The Voice releases Madonna's 1984 hit as her debut single.
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Real's Bale misses Liverpool game

4 hours 18 min ago
Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale misses Wednesday's Champions League game at Liverpool because of a thigh injury.
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Pistorius faces five-year IPC ban

4 hours 18 min ago
Paralympic chiefs say Oscar Pistorius cannot compete in IPC events for five years after he is jailed for killing Reeva Steenkamp.
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VIDEO: Doctor on sister's Ebola death

4 hours 21 min ago
Dr Olivet Buck died after contracting Ebola while treating patients in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
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Aussie bees fight 'hive wars'

4 hours 25 min ago
Bee colonies in Brisbane are waging war for months on end, according to a new study, and the victorious swarms are taking over the hives of rival species.
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Banksy's Pierced Eardrum vandalised

4 hours 28 min ago
A new mural by street artist Banksy in Bristol is vandalised less than 24 hours after the work appeared.
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Designer Oscar de la Renta dies

4 hours 28 min ago
Dominican-born fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who dressed former first ladies like Jackie Kennedy, has died aged 82, says his family.
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Rewards for Mexico missing students

4 hours 31 min ago
The Mexican government offers rewards totalling $4.75m (£3m) for information leading to the whereabouts of 43 missing students from Guerrero state.
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Total boss dies in Moscow air crash

4 hours 41 min ago
Christophe de Margerie, chief executive of French oil company Total since 2007, has died after his plane crashed during take-off in Moscow.
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Ukraine faces cluster bomb claim

4 hours 54 min ago
A leading human rights group says it has strong evidence Ukraine attacked populated areas of Donetsk with cluster bombs, banned by many other states.
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Microsoft boss gets $84m pay package

4 hours 54 min ago
Microsoft boss Satya Nadella has been given a pay package worth $84.3m, making him one of the top earners in the tech industry.
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Australian teen surfaces in IS video

5 hours 16 min ago
An Australian teenager who joined IS militants in Iraq and Syria surfaces in a video addressing PM Tony Abbott and US president Barack Obama.
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Oscar de la Renta: Life and work in pictures

5 hours 28 min ago
The life and work of US fashion designer Oscar de la Renta
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Protests against controversial opera

5 hours 51 min ago
Politicians including former Mayor Rudy Giuliani protest against controversial opera The Death of Klinghoffer.
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Chechen leader demands horse apology

5 hours 57 min ago
Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov wants Germany to say sorry to his horses after freezing their prize money.
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Amazon agrees e-book pricing deal

6 hours 29 min ago
Online retailer Amazon reaches a deal with publisher Simon & Schuster over the pricing of e-books.
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VIDEO: British medics head to Sierra Leone

6 hours 39 min ago
Some 80 army medics are travelling to Sierra Leone as part of UK efforts to tackle the Ebola outbreak, as screening begins at Gatwick.
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Indian woman set on fire in train

6 hours 51 min ago
A woman dies of her injuries after being set on fire on a train in the Indian state of Kerala, reportedly after an argument with an unidentified man.
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