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Iraq PM opposes Arab strikes in Iraq

14 min 12 sec ago
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi tells the BBC he "totally" opposes Arab nations joining air strikes against Islamic State in his country.
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Police confirm Alice Gross body found

16 min 41 sec ago
Police confirm body found in west London that of teenager Alice Gross - family say they are "completely devastated"
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New Afghan leader reopens bank case

27 min 16 sec ago
Afghanistan's new President, Ashraf Ghani, says he is resuming the investigation into a banking fraud, said to be one of the largest in the world.
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Texas children 'monitored for Ebola'

41 min 20 sec ago
Children have come into contact with the first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola on US soil and are being monitored, the Texas governor says.
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Students vow to step up HK protests

45 min 1 sec ago
Student demonstrators in Hong Kong vow to step up pro-democracy protests and occupy government buildings if leader CY Leung does not quit.
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UK's Lord Hill puts EU before City

1 hour 7 min ago
The EU Commissioner-designate for financial services, Britain's Lord Hill, tells MEPs he will act for the whole EU, not for the City of London.
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Record haul-out for Pacific walrus

1 hour 11 min ago
Tens of thousands of Pacific walrus have been photographed moving ashore in northwest Alaska.
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Iran filmmakers back nuclear deal

1 hour 15 min ago
Six prominent Iranian filmmakers launch a campaign urging world powers to agree a permanent solution to the dispute over Iran's nuclear programme.
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Cameron pledges tax cuts 'for 30m'

1 hour 18 min ago
David Cameron says a future Conservative government would cut taxes for thirty million people as he delivers his party conference speech.
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VIDEO: Hunt for US Ebola victim contacts

1 hour 20 min ago
The United States has confirmed the first case of a patient developing the Ebola virus on US soil.
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Roses reteams Cumberbatch and Scott

1 hour 39 min ago
Benedict Cumberbatch will be joined by his Sherlock co-star Andrew Scott in the cast of BBC Two's next major Shakespeare adaptation.
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Karadzic takes blame for Serb crimes

1 hour 55 min ago
Radovan Karadzic sums up his defence, saying he takes "moral responsibility" for crimes committed by Bosnian Serbs but denying he ordered killings.
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New Nato chief urges Russian rethink

1 hour 56 min ago
The new Nato chief, Jens Stoltenberg, says the alliance wants constructive ties with Russia - but Russian policy in Ukraine must change.
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UK legalises music and film ripping

2 hours 4 min ago
The UK makes it legal to make duplicates of media files for personal use, but will still allow companies to add copy-protection code.
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Congo ex-fighters 'starve in camp'

2 hours 11 min ago
More than 100 demobilised militia fighters and their relatives die from hunger and disease in an army camp in DR Congo, according to a rights group.
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'Racist' Banksy mural destroyed

2 hours 25 min ago
A Banksy mural showing a group of pigeons holding anti-immigration banners is destroyed after a complaint the work was "racist".
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Kissinger 'considered Cuba strikes'

2 hours 26 min ago
US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger wanted to "smash Cuba" by air strikes nearly 40 years ago, newly disclosed government documents show.
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Fresh strikes around key Syrian town

2 hours 44 min ago
US-led forces carry out air strikes on Islamic State militants battling Kurdish fighters around the northern Syrian border town of Kobane.
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Battle over Somali mountains

2 hours 47 min ago
Troops in northern Somalia battle al-Shabab Islamist militants for the Galgala mountains, with both sides claiming to have won.
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VIDEO: Chaotic scenes at exit point for Syrians

2 hours 47 min ago
Paul Adams reports from the Syrian-Turkish border where thousands of refugees are attempting to reach safety.
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