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Khan refuses to join Pakistan talks

22 min 56 sec ago
Opposition leader Imran Khan has refused to join talks to end days of protests in Islamabad, saying they would be "no use" unless the Prime Minister resigns.
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Russia convoy 'near Ukraine customs'

33 min 29 sec ago
Four lorries from a 280-strong Russian aid convoy move into the customs zone near Ukraine's border, a Ukrainian security official says.
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Guatemalan top general dies in crash

1 hour 11 min ago
The chief of the armed forces in Guatemala, General Rudy Ortiz, has died in a military helicopter crash near the border with Mexico, the Guatemalan government says.
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Israel PM vows further Gaza campaign

1 hour 23 min ago
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vows a continued campaign against Gaza militants, amid renewed fighting between the two sides.
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UN begins huge aid drop in Iraq

1 hour 39 min ago
The UN says it has begun its largest aid operation for a decade as it attempts to reach half a million people in northern Iraq.
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VIDEO: Kinshasa suburbs named after major cities

1 hour 47 min ago
Some of Kinshasa's residents have big aspirations for DR Congo - so much so that they have started renaming suburbs with the names of faraway capital cities whose style they admire.
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Maribor 1-1 Celtic

1 hour 48 min ago
Celtic pick up an away goal as they draw with NK Maribor in the first leg of their Champions League play-off.
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Attorney General arrives in Ferguson

1 hour 48 min ago
The US Attorney General arrives in Ferguson, Missouri, the scene of continuing protests over the police shooting of a black teenager.
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Beheading suspect 'probably British'

2 hours 28 min ago
David Cameron says it looks "increasingly likely" a man thought to have been involved in a US journalist's beheading is British.
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VIDEO: New dates rewrite Neanderthal story

2 hours 51 min ago
Modern humans and Neanderthals co-existed in Europe 10 times longer than previously thought, a study suggests.
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Texas governor pleads not guilty

3 hours 17 min ago
Republican Texas Governor Rick Perry pleads not guilty to charges he abused his power in an attempt to pressure a political adversary to resign.
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Man Utd complete £16m Rojo signing

3 hours 19 min ago
Manchester United announce the £16m signing of defender Marcos Rojo from Sporting Lisbon on a five-year deal.
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Obama: Foley video shocks the world

3 hours 42 min ago
US President Barack Obama says the beheading of journalist James Foley is "an act of violence that shocks the conscience of the entire world".
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Fear over Somali radio closure

4 hours 1 min ago
The manager of a radio station in Somalia tells the BBC he is in hiding after the authorities took it off air, accusing it of spreading hate messages.
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Dzeko in new four-year Man City deal

5 hours 33 sec ago
Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko signs a new four-year deal with the defending Premier League champions.
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Liberia troops enforce Ebola lockdown

5 hours 1 min ago
Security forces in Liberia's capital deploy to enforce a quarantine in a large slum area in order to contain the spread of Ebola, setting off protests.
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Iceland evacuates area near volcano

5 hours 7 min ago
Authorities in Iceland complete the evacuation of an area close to the country's Bardarbunga volcano over fears of an impending eruption.
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Russia shuts four Moscow McDonald's

5 hours 21 min ago
Russia's main consumer watchdog has shut a number of McDonald's restaurants in Moscow as part of an investigation into food standards.
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Pope Francis given Copa Libertadores

6 hours 13 min ago
Lifelong fan Pope Francis is presented with the Copa Libertadores trophy by players and officials of Argentine side San Lorenzo.
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PM condemns journalist's beheading

6 hours 25 min ago
The beheading of a US journalist by Islamic State militants was "shocking and depraved", says Prime Minister David Cameron.
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