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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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Briton in Thai cosmetic surgery death

October 24, 2014 - 9:19am
A British woman understood to have gone to Thailand for cosmetic surgery has died in an operation, Thai officials say.
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Alvin Stardust album gets early release

October 24, 2014 - 9:13am
The release of Alvin Stardust's final album, his first in 30 years, is brought forward following his death.
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Ukraine vote could push the country into chaos

October 24, 2014 - 9:04am
Ukraine's vote could bring conflict, not peace
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Day in pictures: 24 October

October 24, 2014 - 8:35am
A selection of images from around the world over the past 24 hours
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Canada attack 'not linked to IS'

October 24, 2014 - 8:27am
Canada's foreign minister tells the BBC there is no evidence so far that the man behind gun attacks in Ottawa was linked to Middle Eastern jihadists.
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Daniel Pearl murder suspect released

October 24, 2014 - 8:24am
One of the suspects in the murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl, beheaded in 2002, is set free by an anti-terrorism court in Pakistan.
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Austria unveils WW2 deserters' memorial

October 24, 2014 - 8:22am
Austria finally remembers deserters from Hitler's army
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First transplant of 'dead' heart

October 24, 2014 - 8:00am
Surgeons in Australia say they have performed the first heart transplant using a "dead heart".
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Women propose sex strike for peace

October 24, 2014 - 7:38am
Female peace activists think the strike could force men to end armed conflict.
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NY doctor tests positive for Ebola

October 24, 2014 - 7:34am
A US doctor who returned to New York from Ebola-hit Guinea in West Africa becomes the first person to test positive for the virus in the city.
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GDP rises by 0.7% in third quarter

October 24, 2014 - 7:22am
The economy expanded at a slower pace in in the three months to 30 September following a 0.9% rise in the second quarter, the ONS said.
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Lucas to host international Emmys

October 24, 2014 - 7:05am
British comedian Matt Lucas will host the International Emmy Awards ceremony in New York in November.
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Payout to mother of secret PC's child

October 24, 2014 - 7:03am
The Metropolitan Police is to pay £425,000 to a woman whose child was fathered by a man she did not know was an undercover police officer.
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Week in pictures: 18-24 October 2014

October 24, 2014 - 7:02am
A selection of the top news photographs from around the world
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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.