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VIDEO: Egypt's battle to end FGM

October 23, 2014 - 10:37am
A court date is set for a verdict in Egypt's landmark trial in a case of female genital mutilation (FGM).
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Deal expected on EU climate cuts

October 23, 2014 - 10:20am
A plan to cut CO2 by 40% from 1990 levels is likely to be agreed by EU leaders despite the threat of a veto from Poland.
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US-led Syria strikes 'kill hundreds'

October 23, 2014 - 10:12am
US-led air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria have killed 553 people since September, including 464 IS fighters, activists say.
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White House fence jumper arrested

October 23, 2014 - 10:08am
A man who jumped the White House fence was attacked by dogs before being arrested, in the latest security incident at the US president's official home.
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Costa out of hospital after illness

October 23, 2014 - 9:55am
Chelsea's Diego Costa is released from hospital after being admitted with a severe stomach bug following international duty.
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Canada 'will never be intimidated'

October 23, 2014 - 9:50am
Canada's prime minister insists his country will not be intimidated, after a gunman rampages through parliament before being shot dead.
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Serena crushes Bouchard in Singapore

October 23, 2014 - 9:35am
Serena Williams crushes Eugenie Bouchard 6-1 6-1 at the WTA Finals but is not assured of a place in the semi-finals.
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Saudi women jailed for terror links

October 23, 2014 - 9:18am
Four women in Saudi Arabia have been given prison sentences for supporting al-Qaeda and training their sons for jihad.
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Coogan inherits Hoffman TV role

October 23, 2014 - 9:00am
Alan Partridge star Steve Coogan is cast in a US TV series that was to have starred the late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman.
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US 'probes hackable' medical devices

October 23, 2014 - 8:52am
US government investigators are looking into about two dozen cases of medical kit suspected to be vulnerable to life-threatening hacks.
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Zuckerberg's Chinese gets mixed reviews

October 23, 2014 - 8:06am
Mark Zuckerberg has conducted a chat to Chinese students in Mandarin, leading to mixed reviews about his accent and pronunciation.
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Japan court backs pregnant woman

October 23, 2014 - 7:59am
Japan's Supreme Court backs a woman who unsuccessfully sued her employer following a demotion due to her pregnancy.
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Singer Alvin Stardust dies aged 72

October 23, 2014 - 7:47am
Singer Alvin Stardust, best known for his hit My Coo Ca Choo, dies aged 72 after recently being diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer.
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NHS 'needs extra cash and overhaul'

October 23, 2014 - 7:30am
The NHS in England needs extra money and drastic changes to the way services are organised if patient care is not to suffer, health bosses say.
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Nokia back in profit as sales rise

October 23, 2014 - 7:25am
Nokia's fortunes since selling its mobile handset unit to Microsoft appear to be improving with the Finland business returning to profit.
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FA charges Warnock with misconduct

October 23, 2014 - 7:15am
Crystal Palace boss Neil Warnock is charged with misconduct for comments he made following defeat by Chelsea on Saturday.
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Google offers new email app, Inbox

October 23, 2014 - 7:02am
Google revamps email with a mobile app that categorises messages and allows users to add their own reminders.
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Ecclestone steps in to Caterham row

October 23, 2014 - 6:45am
Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone is hoping to resolve the dispute threatening the future of the Caterham team.
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VIDEO: Daily life goes on inside Kashmir

October 23, 2014 - 6:43am
Daily life and trade is continuing in Kashmir despite the recent violence being the worst in a decade, as BBC Urdu's Shumaila Jaffery reports.
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Honduras drought puts many 'at risk'

October 23, 2014 - 6:26am
More than half a million people in Honduras have been affected by a severe drought, according to the Red Cross.
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