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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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Rwanda bans BBC over genocide film

October 24, 2014 - 12:29pm
Rwanda suspends BBC broadcasts in the Kinyarwanda language with immediate effect because of a controversial documentary about the 1994 genocide.
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VIDEO: Top EU officials bid farewell

October 24, 2014 - 11:51am
The presidents of the European Council and European Commission have delivered farewell speeches as they prepare to hand power over to their successors.
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Ashya's family 'unsafe for UK return'

October 24, 2014 - 11:31am
The family of Ashya King say they will not yet return to the UK following his treatment in Prague as they do not feel safe to do so.
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Brazil election: Class divides voters

October 24, 2014 - 11:18am
People divided ahead of Brazil election run-off
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Serbia awarded 3-0 Albania walkover

October 24, 2014 - 11:16am
Serbia are awarded a 3-0 walkover against Albania after their Euro 2016 qualifier was abandoned but lose three points.
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Detained Myanmar reporter shot dead

October 24, 2014 - 11:12am
A Burmese journalist taken into detention while covering clashes near the Thai border is shot dead while trying to escape, the army says.
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Rubber bullets used on Everton fans

October 24, 2014 - 10:56am
Rubber bullets and a stun grenade were used against Everton supporters in a disturbance before the club's match in Lille, French police say.
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Sharapova out of Finals despite win

October 24, 2014 - 10:21am
Maria Sharapova goes out of the WTA Finals, ensuring Serena Williams will end 2014 as the world number one.
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'Hold Qatar World Cup in May'

October 24, 2014 - 10:15am
Europe's biggest football clubs consider asking Fifa to hold the 2022 World Cup in May to avoid the intense summer heat.
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Murray fights back to reach semis

October 24, 2014 - 10:08am
Andy Murray boosts his hopes of qualifying for the ATP Finals with a hard-fought win over Kevin Anderson at the Valencia Open.
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Costa has 'chance' of facing Man Utd

October 24, 2014 - 10:05am
Chelsea's Diego Costa could start against Manchester United, despite an illness that required a stay in hospital.
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'Millions of Ebola vaccines' in 2015

October 24, 2014 - 9:57am
Millions of doses of experimental Ebola vaccines will be produced by the end of 2015, the World Health Organization has announced.
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Beale fined for picture text offence

October 24, 2014 - 9:27am
Kurtley Beale is fined £24,600 for sending an offensive picture message to an Australian Rugby Union female team official.
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Fransini Giraldo is a Colombian girl who dances her own style of Salsa. In this video, she dances to the rhythm of Sonora Carruseles de Colombia, presumably in the Colombia countryside. Published July 16, 2013.