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Day in pictures: 16 October

October 16, 2014 - 8:20am
A selection of news photos from around the world
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VIDEO: Top 1% 'own half global wealth'

October 16, 2014 - 8:07am
Top 1% 'own half global wealth'
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Afghan forces arrest Haqqani leaders

October 16, 2014 - 8:06am
Two senior leaders of the Haqqani militant network have been captured by Afghan security forces, intelligence officials say.
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Rapes increase by 29% as crime falls

October 16, 2014 - 7:53am
Rapes reported to and recorded by police in England and Wales are at their highest ever level but overall crime has fallen, police figures show.
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HK 'ready for talks' with protesters

October 16, 2014 - 7:36am
Hong Kong's government is ready for new talks with student protesters as early as next week, says Chief Executive CY Leung, as tensions continue.
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Grisham questions child porn jail

October 16, 2014 - 7:32am
Best-selling author John Grisham criticises the US justice system for handing down "harsh" prison sentences to people who view child pornography.
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Four burned to death in China clash

October 16, 2014 - 7:22am
A clash between construction workers and villagers in the south-west Chinese province of Yunnan has left eight dead, state media says.
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Kosovo 'jihad' boy rescued in Syria

October 16, 2014 - 7:08am
A young boy from Kosovo is reunited with his mother after being freed from his jihadist father in Syria in a secret operation.
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New Attenborough films announced

October 16, 2014 - 7:00am
Sir David Attenborough is to go on the trail of birds of paradise, ostriches and dinosaurs in three new documentaries for BBC One and BBC Two.
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Armitage named in Toulon's Euro team

October 16, 2014 - 7:00am
Toulon say Steffon Armitage will start in the European Champions Cup this weekend, virtually ending hopes he will join Bath.
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Ebola: US welcomes Cuban support

October 16, 2014 - 6:44am
Cuba is a "welcome" addition to the international fight against Ebola, a senior US official says.
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Pressure continues on pay row peer

October 16, 2014 - 6:43am
Labour say a Conservative minister recorded saying some disabled people were "not worth" the minimum wage should resign.
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US actress Elizabeth Pena dies at 55

October 16, 2014 - 6:41am
Elizabeth Pena, who was known for her roles in films and TV shows including Lone Star and Modern Family, dies at the age of 55.
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Venezuela murder blamed on Colombia

October 16, 2014 - 6:35am
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says Colombian paramilitaries ordered the murder of a governing party lawmaker in his home in Caracas.
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Actress to meet police over abuse

October 16, 2014 - 6:18am
Samantha Morton is to meet police over claims she suffered sexual abuse by care home workers in Nottinghamshire.
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FTSE tumbles as jitters take hold

October 16, 2014 - 6:05am
Hopes for a rebound on the FTSE 100 after Wednesday's shares rout have faded, after an initial rally peters out.
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VIDEO: Child poverty blues in Mississippi

October 16, 2014 - 5:41am
Aleem Maqbool travels down the so-called Blues Highway looking at some of the big concerns ahead of the US midterm elections.
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IS 'retreating' in key Syria town

October 16, 2014 - 5:35am
Islamic State militants are retreating in parts of the strategic Syrian town of Kobane, a Kurdish official there says, as air strikes intensify.
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UK army medics head to Ebola region

October 16, 2014 - 5:26am
Nearly 100 British army medics are on their way to Sierra Leone in West Africa to run a field hospital to help tackle the deadly Ebola virus.
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Kenyan secessionist leader charged

October 16, 2014 - 5:22am
The leader of a secessionist group in Kenya is charged with holding an illegal gathering and planning to breach the peace following a police raid on his home.
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