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Clare's Law abuse disclosures made

19 hours 36 min ago
A scheme allowing people to find out if their partner has a history of domestic violence has been used more than 1,300 times, police figures show.
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Dalian Wanda invests $1bn in Sydney

19 hours 37 min ago
Chinese property giant Dalian Wanda is set to invest $1bn (£667m) in a real estate development near Sydney Harbour.
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US envoy in Bangkok for talks

19 hours 53 min ago
The most senior US envoy for East Asia is in Thailand for talks with its military government, the highest-level contact since last year's coup.
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VIDEO: 'Warm hugs' define Obama India visit

January 25, 2015 - 11:16pm
President Obama and the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, say they have reached a long awaited breakthrough on issues holding up civil nuclear co-operation.
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Murray ready for Kyrgios and crowd

January 25, 2015 - 11:01pm
Andy Murray is ready for a partisan home crowd at his Australian Open quarter-final against Nick Kyrgios on Tuesday.
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#FreeSpeechStories: A family feud on the French far-right

January 25, 2015 - 9:25pm
France's Le Pen family split over controversial anti-Muslim video
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VIDEO: Pope replaces doves with balloons

January 25, 2015 - 9:12pm
Pope Francis has released colourful balloons at a ceremony in St Peter's Square to symbolise peace.
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Why is Boko Haram so strong?

January 25, 2015 - 9:08pm
How did Nigeria's Boko Haram become so strong?
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Inside the secret US Air Force UFO documents

January 25, 2015 - 9:03pm
US Air Force UFO secrets revealed
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VIDEO: Soldiers accused as teachers murdered

January 25, 2015 - 8:54pm
The Burmese government say investigations are continuing into the rape and murder of two teachers last week.
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Anti-austerity party wins Greek poll

January 25, 2015 - 8:43pm
The anti-austerity Syriza party wins the Greek general election promising to renegotiate the country's bailout in a challenge to international creditors.
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The camera that captured readers' lives

January 25, 2015 - 8:36pm
The 100-year-old camera that has captured readers' lives
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Five ways an American changed how Sherlock Holmes looks and talks

January 25, 2015 - 8:30pm
The American who changed the way Sherlock Holmes looks
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Eighteen killed in Egypt protests

January 25, 2015 - 8:06pm
At least 18 people are killed in Egypt during street protests marking the fourth anniversary of the start of the 2011 uprising.
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MPs: Ban fracking on carbon grounds

January 25, 2015 - 7:09pm
A committee of MPs has called for a moratorium on shale gas fracking on the grounds that it could derail efforts to tackle climate change.
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Bronte table brought back 'home'

January 25, 2015 - 7:08pm
A table at which Emily Bronte wrote Wuthering Heights and her sister Charlotte wrote Jane Eyre is returned to the family home.
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Umami taste buds 'key to health'

January 25, 2015 - 7:07pm
A person's ability to taste umami in food is closely linked to their overall health, particularly in older people, Japanese researchers suggest.
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The petrolhead and his hit car website

January 25, 2015 - 7:00pm
The young car fan whose website is a growing hit with petrolheads
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Uefa lack courage to stand - Blatter

January 25, 2015 - 6:49pm
Fifa president Sepp Blatter accuses Uefa of lacking the "courage" to challenge his leadership in May's election.
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VIDEO: Badminton hero on doping claim

January 25, 2015 - 6:10pm
Malaysia's national hero, Lee Chong Wei, says he will retire from the sport of badminton if he is given a two-year suspension for allegedly doping.
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"Oye El Consejo" (Listen to My Advice) performed by Los Guayaberos, the musical group of legendary Cuban composer, Faustino Oramas (1911-2007; "El Guayabero").