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Ukraine president urges US support

September 18, 2014 - 4:47pm
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko calls on the US to provide military assistance to his country to counter pro-Russian eastern separatists.
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Seven million insured with Obamacare

September 18, 2014 - 4:18pm
The number of people who have paid up for President Barack Obama's subsidised private healthcare, or Obamacare, is higher than originally estimated, administration officials say.
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Millions in historic Scottish vote

September 18, 2014 - 4:09pm
Voting on whether Scotland should stay in the UK or become an independent nation enters its final stages, with polls to close at 22:00 BST (21:00 GMT).
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Video of British hostage released

September 18, 2014 - 4:00pm
A new video is released showing a British man, identified as journalist John Cantlie, believed to be held hostage by Islamic State militants.
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Murphy interested in Fulham job

September 18, 2014 - 3:59pm
Former Fulham midfielder Danny Murphy would consider becoming the Cottagers' new manager after Felix Magath is sacked.
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Microsoft cuts more than 2,000 jobs

September 18, 2014 - 3:52pm
Microsoft announces another 2,100 redundancies as part of a plan to cut 18,000 jobs, about 14% of its workforce.
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Five UN peacekeepers killed in Mali

September 18, 2014 - 3:40pm
Five Chadian soldiers serving with the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali are killed in an attack in the northern Kidal region.
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Baghdad blasts hit Shia district

September 18, 2014 - 3:30pm
A suicide bombing and mortar fire have killed at least 15 people in a Shia district of Baghdad, Iraqi officials say.
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Nigeria has 'torture officers'

September 18, 2014 - 3:14pm
Torture has become such an integral part of policing in Nigeria that many stations have an informal torture officer, Amnesty International says.
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Partizan Belgrade 0-0 Tottenham

September 18, 2014 - 3:13pm
Tottenham begin their Europa League campaign with a spirited goalless draw against Group C rivals Partizan Belgrade.
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Alice suspect is convicted murderer

September 18, 2014 - 2:54pm
A man wanted in connection with the disappearance of schoolgirl Alice Gross was convicted of murdering his wife in Latvia, police reveal.
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Red Bull Salzburg 2-2 Celtic

September 18, 2014 - 2:51pm
Celtic are twice pegged back by Red Bull Salzburg in their Europa League Group D opener in Austria.
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VIDEO: Assange on his 'difficult situation'

September 18, 2014 - 1:56pm
The BBC's John Simpson speaks to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange on his new book and his continued refuge at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
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Malta rejects ship over Ebola fears

September 18, 2014 - 1:49pm
Malta turns away a ship travelling from Guinea over fears one person on board may be infected with the Ebola virus.
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Who will combat Islamic State?

September 18, 2014 - 1:43pm
Jeremy Bowen asks who will fight IS on the ground
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VIDEO: Survivor on Lagos hostel collapse

September 18, 2014 - 1:36pm
A man who was in the church hostel in Lagos which collapsed has credited a table with saving his life.
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R&A votes to accept women members

September 18, 2014 - 1:34pm
The Royal and Ancient Golf Club votes in favour of allowing women members for the first time in its 260-year history.
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Bellamy does not want Cardiff job

September 18, 2014 - 1:05pm
Craig Bellamy rules himself out of the running for the manager's job at Cardiff City after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer steps down.
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France to launch air strikes in Iraq

September 18, 2014 - 1:04pm
France's President Hollande says he is ready to launch air strikes to help Iraqi forces fighting the Islamic State group.
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'Bikini killer' convicted of murder

September 18, 2014 - 12:56pm
A court in Nepal convicts one of the world's most notorious alleged con-men and serial killers, Charles Sobhraj, of a second murder.
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