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North Korea frees detained US man

October 21, 2014 - 1:59pm
Jeffrey Fowle, one of three US citizens held in North Korea, has been released and is on his way home, US officials say.
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Farage defends Polish MEP alliance

October 21, 2014 - 1:49pm
UKIP leader Nigel Farage defends allowing a Polish politician criticised for a comment on hitting women into its grouping in the European Parliament.
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'Negligence' behind Total boss death

October 21, 2014 - 1:45pm
Russian investigators say "criminal negligence" caused the crash that killed the boss of oil firm Total and the three crew members of his private jet.
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LGBT Jamaicans 'targets of violence'

October 21, 2014 - 1:36pm
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Jamaicans face "intolerable levels of violence and cannot rely on the police" for protection, Human Rights Watch says.
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ICC warns Kenya on Kenyatta leaks

October 21, 2014 - 1:26pm
The International Criminal Court warns the Kenyan government against leaking information from President Uhuru Kenyatta's case to the media.
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Ukraine faces cluster bomb claim

October 21, 2014 - 1:01pm
Ukraine attacked populated areas of Donetsk with cluster bombs, banned by many states, a leading human rights group says.
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Man guilty of hotel hammer attacks

October 21, 2014 - 12:56pm
A man who beat three sisters with a claw hammer in a London hotel while their children slept alongside them is found guilty of attempted murder.
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Ambassador demands Top Gear apology

October 21, 2014 - 12:55pm
The Argentine ambassador to the UK calls for the BBC to make a public apology following the row over an edition of Top Gear filmed in the South American country.
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QPR chairman apologises for club row

October 21, 2014 - 12:50pm
QPR chairman Tony Fernandes orders Adel Taarabt and manager Harry Redknapp to end their "embarrassing" public row.
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Oscar Pistorius begins jail sentence

October 21, 2014 - 12:46pm
South African athlete Oscar Pistorius begins serving time in jail, after being sentenced for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
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Ebola crisis: My son's survival saved me

October 21, 2014 - 12:45pm
Son saves father from despair of family loss
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Pistorius 'unlikely to compete again'

October 21, 2014 - 12:33pm
Oscar Pistorius is unlikely to want to compete again after he is jailed for killing his girlfriend, says a psychiatrist.
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My Man Utd not antiquated - Ferguson

October 21, 2014 - 12:21pm
Sir Alex Ferguson defends himself against suggestions David Moyes inherited an "antiquated" structure at Manchester United.
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Egypt 'sets appeal' for journalists

October 21, 2014 - 11:46am
An appeal against the sentences of three jailed al-Jazeera journalists will be heard by an Egyptian court on 1 January, relatives say.
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Timberlake settles Heat legal action

October 21, 2014 - 11:38am
Celebrity magazine Heat apologises to actor and singer Justin Timberlake and his wife Jessica Biel after publishing a "false and unfounded story" questioning their marriage.
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Tributes paid to ex-Australian PM

October 21, 2014 - 11:25am
Tributes have been paid to Australia's controversial former prime minister Gough Whitlam who died on Tuesday at the age of 98.
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Who are the Kurds?

October 21, 2014 - 11:22am
Race, culture and language in common - but who are the Kurds?
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Police hunt links to Indiana killings

October 21, 2014 - 11:11am
Authorities in two US states are reviewing unsolved cases for links to an Indiana man being held on suspicion of killing seven women.
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HK in first talks with students

October 21, 2014 - 11:01am
Hong Kong officials end a first round of talks with student leaders to try to resolve an impasse that sparked weeks of pro-democracy protests.
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Pistorius given five years in jail

October 21, 2014 - 10:44am
South African athlete Oscar Pistorius is sentenced to five years in jail for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
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