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Leicester stars on Ballon d'Or shortlist

October 24, 2016 - 1:19pm
Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez, Gareth Bale, Sergio Aguero and Zlatan Ibrahimovic feature on the shortlist for the award for the world's best player.
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US singer Bobby Vee dies at 73

October 24, 2016 - 1:16pm
Bobby Vee, best known for 1960s hits including Rubber Ball and Take Good Care of my Baby, dies at the age of 73.
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Guns and fries

October 24, 2016 - 1:05pm
The regional government of the Belgian region Wallonia is blocking an EU trade deal with Canada - but what do we know about it?
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Mosul offensive: Iraqi Kurdish forces besiege key town of Bashiqa

October 24, 2016 - 12:58pm
Kurdish forces taking part in the offensive to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from Islamic State militants are besieging a key town to the north-east.
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Austria Protestant leaders slam Hofer over 'God' slogan

October 24, 2016 - 11:48am
Protestant leaders in Austria criticise an anti-immigration presidential candidate for invoking the name of God in his political campaign.
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Dorothy's Wizard of Oz slippers to be saved after campaign hits $300,000

October 24, 2016 - 11:23am
The famous ruby red slippers worn by Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz film will be preserved thanks to a $300,000 Kickstarter campaign.
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Baby Lynlee 'born twice' after life-saving tumour surgery

October 24, 2016 - 10:32am
A baby girl is "born" twice in Texas after surgeons cut open her mother's womb to remove a tumour that threatened to stop her heart.
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'Innocent' Kenyan held in Guantanamo Bay for nine years

October 24, 2016 - 10:13am
A new report reveals details of the "extraordinary rendition" of Kenyan citizens as part of the US "war on terror".
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France presidential hopeful in pastry price gaffe

October 24, 2016 - 10:09am
French politician tripped up by the cost of a pain au chocolat.
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Pee problem eroding world's tallest church

October 24, 2016 - 7:50am
Ulm Minster is being damaged by men relieving themselves on its walls.
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French citizens killed in surveillance plane crash on Malta

October 24, 2016 - 7:27am
Three French officials and two others die when a plane used in operations against people- and drug-trafficking crashes just after take-off in Malta.
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Webcams used to attack Reddit and Twitter recalled

October 24, 2016 - 7:21am
Home webcams that were hijacked to help knock popular websites offline last week are being recalled in the US.
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Calais camp: Struggle to keep order as clearing begins

October 24, 2016 - 7:15am
Simon Jones reports on the "chaotic" scenes at the Calais "Jungle" camp.
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'One million' Chinese officials punished for corruption

October 24, 2016 - 6:48am
China's Communist Party punished more than one million officials for corruption, the government says ahead of a major party meeting.
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Hundreds of Vietnam drug addicts flee rehabilitation centre

October 24, 2016 - 6:38am
Police in southern Vietnam search for more than 200 drug addicts who broke out of a compulsory rehabilitation centre.
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Daniel Ricciardo and Gerard Butler's 'shoey' at US GP

October 24, 2016 - 6:02am
Lewis Hamilton finished on top of the podium at the United States Grand Prix but Daniel Ricciardo's 'shoey' stunt was the centre of attention.
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EU presses Walloons over key Canada trade deal Ceta

October 24, 2016 - 5:06am
The EU battles to rescue the Ceta trade deal with Canada after Belgium's Wallonia region rejected a Monday deadline.
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CO2 levels mark 'new era' in the world's changing climate

October 24, 2016 - 5:04am
2016 is likely to be the first year in recorded history in which levels of CO2 in the atmosphere remain above the symbolically important threshold of 400 parts per million.
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Heading footballs 'affects memory'

October 24, 2016 - 5:02am
Heading a football can significantly affect a player's brain function and memory for 24 hours, a study finds.
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Tom Hayden, famed anti-Vietnam war activist, dies aged 76

October 24, 2016 - 5:00am
Tom Hayden, progressive activist and a prominent figure in the US anti-Vietnam war movement, dies after a lengthy illness.
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Published on July 11, 2016, the lyrics to The Doves song "Pulse" remind us: “…the steady drumbeat of your “Pulse” — thump, thump, thump — is all that stands between you and eternity.”