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Police investigate abuse 'cover-up'

4 hours 4 min ago
Police investigating sexual abuse allegations at a school in Rochdale refer themselves to the independent police watchdog over the way they handled previous inquiries.
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Europe lifts Tel Aviv flights ban

4 hours 20 min ago
The European Aviation Safety Agency has joined the US in lifting its ban on flights to Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport.
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Sudan 'apostasy' woman meets Pope

4 hours 24 min ago
A Sudanese woman who fled to Italy after being spared a death sentence for renouncing Islam meets Pope Francis at the Vatican.
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Qualcomm disputes China phone sales

4 hours 34 min ago
US chipmaker Qualcomm claims some Chinese companies are misrepresenting sales to minimise their payments.
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Stimpson captures triathlon gold

4 hours 37 min ago
England's Jodie Stimpson wins the first medal at Glasgow 2014 with victory in the women's triathlon.
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Aid workers shot dead in Herat

4 hours 41 min ago
Gunmen in Afghanistan shoot dead two Finnish women working with an international Christian charity in the western city of Herat.
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Met investigated 18 justice campaigns

4 hours 44 min ago
The Met Police collected information on 18 justice campaigns - including that of Jean Charles de Menezes - a report into a now defunct undercover unit says.
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Mirza hits back in nationality row

4 hours 49 min ago
Indian tennis star Sania Mirza rejects claims by a ruling party MP that she is not fit to represent newly-created Telangana state because she is married to a Pakistani.
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Poland 'helped in CIA rendition'

4 hours 49 min ago
Poland violated the human rights convention and helped the CIA's rendition of terror suspects, the European Court of Human Rights finds.
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Inquiry urged into two-hour execution

4 hours 51 min ago
Lawyers for a double murderer whose lethal injection in Arizona took nearly two hours to kill him have called for an independent review of the execution.
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CAR factions announce ceasefire

5 hours 12 min ago
Rival armed groups in the Central African Republic sign a ceasefire deal aimed at ending over a year of religious conflict - but fighting continues.
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Suarez could return in El Clasico

5 hours 21 min ago
Luis Suarez could make his Barcelona debut against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu, with El Clasico set for 26 October.
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Iraq MPs elect Massoum as president

5 hours 21 min ago
Iraqi parliament elects Kurdish politician Fouad Massoum as the country's next president, succeeding Jalal Talabani.
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Singapore football match-fixer jailed

5 hours 30 min ago
A Singaporean businessman has been jailed for three years for bribing three Lebanese football referees with prostitutes so that they would fix matches
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Hacking reporter spared prison

5 hours 35 min ago
Ex-News of the World and Sunday Mirror journalist Dan Evans is sentenced to a 10-month jail sentence, suspended for a year at the Old Bailey, after admitting charges including phone hacking.
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Central African Republic's road to anarchy

5 hours 52 min ago
Andrew Harding crosses paths with Central African militias
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Standard Chartered board backs execs

5 hours 52 min ago
Standard Chartered bank has backed its chief executive and chairman after media reports that they are under pressure to stand down.
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Competition begins at Glasgow 2014

5 hours 58 min ago
Competition begins in 12 separate sports as the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games gets under way after Wednesday night's opening ceremony.
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Birdman heads Venice gala line-up

6 hours 16 min ago
Birdman, starring Michael Keaton and Edward Norton, will lead this year's Venice Film Festival line-up.
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Day in pictures: 24 July 2014

6 hours 18 min ago
Selection of news photos from around the world
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Rumors continue 60 years after Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin's death. Did he die as a result of a stroke or was he assassinated by a member or members of his inner circle?