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Toyota recalls 690,000 trucks in US

September 29, 2014 - 2:05pm
Toyota is recalling Tacoma pickup trucks because of a potential vulnerability in the vehicles' suspension systems.
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VIDEO: The battle to protect gates of Baghdad

September 29, 2014 - 1:50pm
Iraqi ground forces, backed by air strikes, have been involved in fierce fighting with Islamic State (IS) militants in a town west of Baghdad.
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Belgium tries 46 over jihadist links

September 29, 2014 - 1:08pm
Forty-six people go on trial in Antwerp on charges of belonging to a group that sent jihadists to Syria, in the largest case of its kind in Belgium.
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Clash 'kills seven Ukraine troops'

September 29, 2014 - 12:57pm
Seven Ukraine soldiers reportedly die in a clash with pro-Russian rebels near Donetsk airport - the military's heaviest single loss since a truce.
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Osborne proposes new benefits freeze

September 29, 2014 - 12:38pm
A future Conservative government would freeze benefits paid to people of working age for two years, Chancellor George Osborne tells the Conservative Party conference.
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Boy, 15, guilty of shooting girl dead

September 29, 2014 - 12:23pm
A teenage boy is found guilty of shooting his 15-year-old girlfriend dead after she went to give him a birthday present.
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Scans reveal hidden Leonardo works

September 29, 2014 - 12:01pm
Leonardo Da Vinci painted three versions of his famous painting The Lady with an Ermine, a French scientist discovers.
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Film art dominates Turner Prize show

September 29, 2014 - 12:00pm
Visitors to this year's Turner Prize 2014 exhibition will find themselves spending much of their time watching films in semi-darkness.
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Protesters defiant amid HK stand-off

September 29, 2014 - 11:59am
Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters block Hong Kong's streets, shutting down its business hub and ignoring appeals to leave.
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Man 'taken hostage' in Brazil hotel

September 29, 2014 - 11:57am
A hotel in the Brazilian capital, Brasilia, is evacuated after a man apparently takes an employee hostage at gunpoint.
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Lloyds fires eight staff over Libor

September 29, 2014 - 11:43am
Lloyds Banking Group dismisses eight staff members following an investigation into the manipulation of some key interest rates set in London.
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Spanish official stabbed in Sudan

September 29, 2014 - 11:41am
Police in Sudan say a Spanish embassy official has been found stabbed to death at his home in the capital, Khartoum.
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Mogadishu residents 'feeling safer'

September 29, 2014 - 11:36am
Residents of the Somali capital, Mogadishu, are feeling safer and more optimistic than they were a year ago, a survey says.
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Migrant deaths in Med pass 3,000

September 29, 2014 - 11:27am
The International Organization for Migration finds that a record 3,072 migrants have died crossing the Mediterranean so far this year.
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Clarke rift will not sway McGinley

September 29, 2014 - 11:16am
Paul McGinley says his relationship with Darren Clarke will not influence the appointment of Europe's next Ryder Cup captain.
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IS and Iraq battle over key town

September 29, 2014 - 10:50am
Iraqi ground forces, backed by air strikes, appear to have halted advancing Islamic State (IS) militants in a key town near Baghdad.
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Monday's gossip column

September 29, 2014 - 10:30am
Liverpool chase Hamsik, Hazard vows to stay at Chelsea, Valencia keen on Mata, Young could move from Old Trafford, plus more.
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Cuba jails Canadian executive

September 29, 2014 - 10:28am
A court in Cuba sentences the president of a Canadian transport company to 15 years in jail and seizes assets worth $100m (£62m).
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VIDEO: Turkey stops Kurds from Syria fight

September 29, 2014 - 10:21am
The refugee crisis from Kobane in Syria has revived tensions between the Turkish government and Turkish Kurds, as Turkey prevents Kurds from leaving the country to fight against Islamic State in Syria.
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Mad Men's Hamm to star in Black Mirror

September 29, 2014 - 10:15am
Mad Men star Jon Hamm is to star in the Christmas special of Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror.
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