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German asylum centre abuse probed

September 29, 2014 - 10:01am
German police investigate reports that refugees were abused by staff at an asylum centre in the western town of Burbach.
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EU to decry Apple's Irish tax deal

September 29, 2014 - 9:33am
The EU is expected to accuse Apple of benefiting from illegal state aid through its tax arrangements in Ireland.
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VIDEO: HK protesters defy calls to leave

September 29, 2014 - 9:19am
Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters are blocking Hong Kong's streets, shutting down its business hub and ignoring appeals from officials to leave.
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VIDEO: Ghani inaugurated as Afghan president

September 29, 2014 - 9:01am
Afghanistan's new president, Ashraf Ghani, is sworn in at a ceremony in Kabul.
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Memorial for stab death teacher

September 29, 2014 - 8:59am
Tributes are paid to a teacher who was stabbed to death at a school in Leeds by her family, friends and civic dignitaries at a memorial service attended by hundreds.
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Ghani sworn in as Afghan president

September 29, 2014 - 8:55am
Ashraf Ghani is sworn in as Afghanistan's new president under a unity deal with his rival, ending months of deadlock over a disputed election.
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Karadzic 'drove Bosnia war crimes'

September 29, 2014 - 8:50am
Prosecutors say Radovan Karadzic was the driving force behind persecution of non-Serbs in the 1990s, as closing arguments are heard at his Hague trial.
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VIDEO: Passenger captures Channel ferry fire

September 29, 2014 - 8:37am
A fire has broken out on a cross-Channel ferry, operator P&O has confirmed.
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Verstappen, 17, to drive at Suzuka

September 29, 2014 - 8:10am
Max Verstappen will be the youngest participant in a GP weekend when he drives in practice in Japan, three days after turning 17.
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Parody laws set to come into effect

September 29, 2014 - 8:09am
Changes to UK legislation are to come into force later this week allowing the parody of copyright works.
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Clooney wedding sealed in Venice

September 29, 2014 - 8:00am
The marriage of actor George Clooney and lawyer Amal Alamuddin is sealed with a civil ceremony in Venice.
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Mickelson 'was wrong over Watson'

September 29, 2014 - 7:54am
Ex-Ryder Cup captain Mark James says USA's Phil Mickelson broke an unwritten rule by criticising his captain Tom Watson.
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More RAF jets on Iraqi mission

September 29, 2014 - 7:52am
Two further RAF Tornado jets have carried out a combat mission over Iraq after Parliament authorised air strikes against Islamic State militants.
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Microsoft beats Sony to China launch

September 29, 2014 - 7:40am
Microsoft launches the Xbox One in China to become the first major console maker to enter a potentially lucrative market.
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EU commissioners face MEP grilling

September 29, 2014 - 7:16am
MEPs begin questioning each new European Commissioner in turn at public hearings, putting EU policies under close scrutiny.
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VIDEO: Fatal accident at 'monster truck' show

September 29, 2014 - 7:16am
Three people including a child are killed by a "monster truck" at a motor show in the east of the Netherlands.
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Australian winemaker TWE shares drop

September 29, 2014 - 6:31am
Shares in the world's biggest listed winemaker, Australia's Treasury Wine Estates (TWE), plunge after it rejects two separate multi-billion takeover offers.
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Tragedy at Dutch monster truck show

September 29, 2014 - 6:15am
Three people are killed and many others injured as a "monster truck" ploughs into onlookers at a motor show in the Netherlands.
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Birth of a Mugabe dynasty in Zimbabwe?

September 29, 2014 - 6:12am
The political rise of Robert Mugabe's wife Grace
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North Korea gives mobile manners advice

September 29, 2014 - 6:07am
North Korean state media issues guidelines on the proper manners of using the increasingly popular mobile phone.
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