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Chimp culture captured on camera

17 hours 7 min ago
Researchers capture the social spread of a new type of tool use in a wild population of chimps for the first time.
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EastEnders to go live to name killer

17 hours 17 min ago
The killer of EastEnders character Lucy Beale is to be unmasked during a special live broadcast to mark the soap's 30th anniversary next year.
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SA soap on hiatus after cast sacking

17 hours 27 min ago
South African soap fans are cut off from the country's most popular programme following the August sacking of its entire cast.
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Tunisian women take a 'step backwards'

18 hours 32 min ago
Tunisian women take a step backwards as poll contenders
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Morgan 'failed to wear seatbelt'

18 hours 35 min ago
30 Rock comic Tracy Morgan was not wearing a seatbelt in a car accident that left him badly injured and another passenger dead, according to papers filed in a US court.
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Tesco to be probed by regulator

19 hours 37 min ago
Tesco says it has been notified by the Financial Conduct Authority that it is under investigation following its admission that it overstated its half-year profit guidance by £250m.
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Rodgers warning on Sturridge fitness

19 hours 38 min ago
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says Daniel Sturridge will not be fit for England duty this month even if he returns for his club.
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Wednesday's gossip column

20 hours 2 min ago
Manchester United rekindle Vidal interest, Liverpool ponder Higuain bid, Newcastle line up Moyes to replace Pardew, plus more.
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VIDEO: Kurdish weapons 'no match' for IS

21 hours 11 min ago
Clive Myrie reports from the Kurdish front line in Iraq where the Peshmerga are fighting IS with weapons they say are not up to the job.
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Afghan troops killed in Kabul attack

21 hours 19 min ago
At least seven Afghan soldiers are killed in a suicide bomb attack targeting a bus carrying troops in the capital, Kabul.
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Kenya leader ICC delay rejected

22 hours 2 sec ago
The International Criminal Court (ICC) has rejected a request by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta to postpone a hearing on 8 October.
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Caver freed after 12-day ordeal

September 30, 2014 - 11:29pm
An injured Spanish caver who was trapped in a 400m deep cave in north-eastern Peru for 12 days has been rescued.
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California mayor shot at home

September 30, 2014 - 9:45pm
Daniel Crespo, mayor of California suburb Bell Gardens, was shot dead and his wife taken into custody following an argument at the couple's home.
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Inheritance changes come into force

September 30, 2014 - 9:37pm
Legal changes increasing the inheritance rights of people whose spouses or civil partners die without making a will come into force.
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Japan manufacturing sentiment rises

September 30, 2014 - 9:20pm
Japanese large manufacturers' confidence improved in the three months to September, according to a closely-watched central bank survey.
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Mexico charges troops with homicide

September 30, 2014 - 8:49pm
Mexico's attorney general has charged three soldiers with murder during a shootout with 22 alleged gang members on 30 June.
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Body found during Alice Gross search

September 30, 2014 - 8:33pm
Police investigating the disappearance of 14-year-old schoolgirl Alice Gross say they have found a body in a west London river.
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Man charged over Oklahoma beheading

September 30, 2014 - 8:31pm
An Oklahoma man accused of beheading a female colleague after being fired from his job has been charged with first-degree murder.
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Assad loyalists concerned by rise of Syria paramilitaries

September 30, 2014 - 7:54pm
Assad loyalists concerned by rise of Syria paramilitaries
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Profile: Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg

September 30, 2014 - 7:42pm
Norway's master of surprises takes the helm
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