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US threatens more Russia sanctions

17 hours 1 min ago
US Secretary of State John Kerry says Washington will impose further sanctions on Russia if it does not de-escalate tensions in east Ukraine.
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Pirates raid Malacca Straits tanker

17 hours 34 min ago
Armed pirates raid an oil tanker sailing in the Malacca Straits, stealing diesel and abducting three crew members, officials in Malaysia say.
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President Obama: Knuckles lives on

17 hours 38 min ago
US President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama have written a letter to the friends and family of the late musician.
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Drew Barrymore has second daughter

17 hours 38 min ago
The actress and her art consultant husband, Will Kopelman, welcomed their second child together on Tuesday.
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Singer accuser files more sex claims

17 hours 59 min ago
A man who has accused X-Men director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him as a teenager is suing three more Hollywood executives, claiming they also molested him.
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Led Zeppelin unleash unheard work

18 hours 56 min ago
Legendary rock group Led Zeppelin make public two previously unheard recordings.
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Australia to buy 58 new F-35 jets

18 hours 57 min ago
Australia approves the purchase of 58 new F-35 fighter jets worth 12.4bn Australian dollars ($11.5bn; £6.8bn).
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Liverpool plan summer transfer spree

19 hours 5 min ago
Liverpool will hand boss Brendan Rodgers a significant summer transfer kitty following qualification for the Champions League.
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GM seeks to bar some ignition cases

19 hours 49 min ago
General Motors asks a US court to bar some lawsuits relating to its recall over faulty ignition switches.
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VIDEO: 'We just want to live normally'

20 hours 26 min ago
The BBC meets a pro-Russian family living in a rural area of Ukraine, who say their support for Moscow does not mean they are separatists.
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Brunei delays tough new Islamic law

20 hours 48 min ago
The South east Asian nation of Brunei postpones the introduction of tough Sharia criminal punishments that were due to begin on Tuesday.
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Survivor's regret over ferry students

20 hours 51 min ago
A survivor of the South Korean ferry that capsized last week says he saw students trapped inside the vessel's cafeteria as it capsized.
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VIDEO: Killer avalanche leads to protests

April 22, 2014 - 9:42pm
Climbing on Mount Everest has come to a halt, four days after an avalanche killed 16 sherpa mountain guides.
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US abduction 'targeted wrong person'

April 22, 2014 - 9:35pm
A US prosecutor was the original target of a kidnapping plot that ended with her father being held captive for five days, officials say.
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KFC owner's profits get China boost

April 22, 2014 - 8:57pm
Yum Brands, the owner of fast food chains KFC and Pizza Hut, reports an 18% jump in first quarter profit, helped by a rebound in sales in China.
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VIDEO: Pakistan mobile network auction

April 22, 2014 - 8:53pm
The BBC's Nosheen Abbas reports on Pakistan's first 3G and 4G auction and the boost it may give to the nation's economy.
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Shakespeare 'a cultural icon' abroad

April 22, 2014 - 8:47pm
William Shakespeare is the UK's greatest cultural icon, according to the results of an international survey released to mark the 450th anniversary of his birth.
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Mystery of 'ocean quacks' solved

April 22, 2014 - 8:01pm
The mystery of a bizarre quacking sound often heard in the Southern Ocean has finally been solved, scientists report.
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Indian elections: Hope and anger in transgender community

April 22, 2014 - 7:57pm
Can voting bring respect to India's transgender people?
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My Day: Pakistani station master

April 22, 2014 - 7:54pm
Keeping the trains on time in a little corner of Pakistan
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