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US editor Ben Bradlee dies at 93

14 min 22 sec ago
Ben Bradlee, the editor of the Washington Post during the Watergate scandal that toppled President Nixon, has died aged 93, the newspaper says.
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Designer Oscar de la Renta mourned

40 min 3 sec ago
The Dominican Republic declares Wednesday an official day of mourning for Dominican-born fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who has died at 82.
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Hong Kong's political haircut

53 min 13 sec ago
Politics sparks confrontation in a Hong Kong salon
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The Hindu hardliners who see Modi as their own

58 min 13 sec ago
Is India's hardline Hindu group RSS flexing its muscles?
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Philippines feels force of China travel warning

1 hour 52 sec ago
China travel warning baffles Philippine resorts
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Organic genderless gingerbread debated

1 hour 19 min ago
They're organic, vegan, and they're definitely not 'men'
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VIDEO: Ukraine separatists shun elections

1 hour 27 min ago
Steve Rosenberg visits two cities in rebel held Ukraine which will be boycotting the forthcoming parliamentary elections.
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VIDEO: The famine report that shocked the world

1 hour 33 min ago
How a government minister sought relief for a country in crisis
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Canada seized car killer's passport

1 hour 46 min ago
A man who struck two Canadian soldiers with his car, killing one of them, had had his passport seized by police for suspected terror ties.
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Smith Commission to hold first talks

2 hours 7 min ago
A commission to consider more powers for the Scottish Parliament is to hold its first full meeting later.
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Father of IS hostage John Cantlie dies

2 hours 21 min ago
Paul Cantlie, the father of Islamic State hostage John Cantlie, has died, less than two weeks after making a plea for his son to be released.
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Debt campaigners tear up student loans

2 hours 23 min ago
The people who buy and then cancel US student loans
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Cities need more power, says study

2 hours 28 min ago
Allowing UK cities to make their own decisions on tax and spending could boost economic growth by £79bn a year by 2030, a year-long study concludes.
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Ebola serum for Africa 'in weeks'

2 hours 34 min ago
Treatments to tackle the Ebola outbreak in West Africa should become available in the coming weeks and months, says the World Health Organization.
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DR Congo doctor wins Sakharov prize

2 hours 41 min ago
A doctor from the Democratic Republic of Congo wins Europe's Sakharov human rights prize for helping thousands of gang rape victims.
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VIDEO: Obama responds to jealous boyfriend

2 hours 44 min ago
President Barack Obama found himself in an awkward situation at the voting booth in Chicago on Monday, when a man walked past and told him not to touch his girlfriend.
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VIDEO: 'Negligence' behind Total boss death

2 hours 56 min ago
Russian investigators have said "criminal negligence" caused the crash at a Moscow airport that resulted in the death of Total's chief executive.
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VIDEO: Paralysed man walks after cell surgery

3 hours 6 min ago
A paralysed man has been able to walk again after a pioneering therapy that involved transplanting cells from his nasal cavity into his spinal cord.
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US $7bn fails to stop opium growth

3 hours 17 min ago
US counter-narcotics efforts costing $7.6bn fail to stop production of opium poppies in Afghanistan reaching an all-time high, a new report says.
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Sam released by Dallas Cowboys

3 hours 44 min ago
Michael Sam, who hopes to be the first openly gay athlete to play in an NFL game, is released by the Dallas Cowboys.
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