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Mata 'could not have imagined' defeat

September 22, 2014 - 12:57pm
Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata says he could not have imagined the Reds would lose 5-3 at Leicester.
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IS challenges US to put boots on ground

September 22, 2014 - 12:47pm
Why Islamic State wants the West to put boots on the ground
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Watson targets Europe's key players

September 22, 2014 - 12:40pm
US captain Tom Watson says his team will be targeting Europe's best player and talisman in this week's Ryder Cup.
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Nicolas Sarkozy sets out to woo French voters

September 22, 2014 - 12:37pm
Can the ex-president's comeback succeed?
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JS Kabylie given two year Caf ban

September 22, 2014 - 12:27pm
Algerian club JS Kabylie are banned for two years from continental tournaments over the death of Albert Ebosse.
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Hague urges 'English votes' action

September 22, 2014 - 12:17pm
William Hague says the case for English devolution "cannot be avoided" any longer and suggested it could become a major issue at next year's election.
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Day in pictures: 22 September

September 22, 2014 - 11:41am
A selection of images from around the world over the past 24 hours
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Alibaba 'breaks share sale record'

September 22, 2014 - 11:39am
Chinese internet giant Alibaba has raised $25bn in its share flotation, according to US media, making it the largest initial public offering in history.
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Hannah police issue arrest warrant

September 22, 2014 - 11:37am
Police searching for a missing British-born student in Virginia issue an arrest warrant for a man they believe is the last person to see her.
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Debuchy sidelined for three months

September 22, 2014 - 10:51am
Arsenal right-back Mathieu Debuchy will be out for about three months after undergoing surgery on an ankle injury.
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VIDEO: 'Every parent's worst nightmare'

September 22, 2014 - 10:35am
The parents of missing Virginia University student Hannah Graham appeal for help as the search for their daughter continues.
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Amazon workers in Germany on strike

September 22, 2014 - 10:19am
Workers at four Amazon warehouses in Germany go on strike in a dispute over pay and working conditions.
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Top Israeli spy Harari dies

September 22, 2014 - 10:00am
Mike Harari, the Mossad agent who oversaw a string of Israeli operations involving the assassination of Palestinian militants abroad, has died, aged 87.
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eBay criticised as hacks continue

September 22, 2014 - 9:58am
Leading security researchers call on eBay to take immediate action over dangerous listings - as more security problems arise.
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Murdered Pakistan hardliner buried

September 22, 2014 - 9:56am
Hardline Sunni prayer leader Mufti Amanullah is buried in the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi a day after he was shot dead.
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More dead in Nigeria church collapse

September 22, 2014 - 9:32am
The number of deaths in Nigeria's church hostel collapse rises to 115, including 84 South Africans, a South African minister says.
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McIlroy happy to be in USA's sights

September 22, 2014 - 9:09am
Rory McIlroy says he will relish being the European player that America will target in this week's Ryder Cup at Gleneagles.
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Thousands of HK students at boycott

September 22, 2014 - 9:09am
Hong Kong students begin a week-long boycott of classes to protest against China's stance on electoral reform in the territory.
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Balls outlines 'first Budget' agenda

September 22, 2014 - 8:58am
Ed Balls says he will increase the minimum wage, bring in a mansion tax, freeze child benefit and axe the "bedroom tax" in his first Budget if Labour wins power.
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Tesco probe into £250m profit error

September 22, 2014 - 8:54am
Tesco has suspended four executives, including its UK managing director, after the supermarket overstated its half-year profit guidance by £250m.
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Rumors continue 60 years after Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin's death. Did he die as a result of a stroke or was he assassinated by a member or members of his inner circle?