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Williams to face Sharapova in final

January 29, 2015 - 1:15am
Serena Williams faces Maria Sharapova in the Australian Open final after the pair won their semi-finals in straight sets.
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Ebola virus mutating, scientists say

January 29, 2015 - 12:55am
Scientists at the Institut Pasteur in France who are tracking the Ebola outbreak in Guinea say the virus has mutated.
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Nintendo halves annual profit target

January 28, 2015 - 10:53pm
Nintendo's operating profit grew nearly 50% in the last quarter but it was not enough to keep the game-maker from slashing its full year target.
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VIDEO: Inquest into Sydney cafe siege starts

January 28, 2015 - 10:47pm
An inquest into the Sydney cafe siege has begun and aims to establish exactly how the hostages died and whether their deaths could have been avoided.
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Nuclear scientist jailed in US

January 28, 2015 - 10:33pm
A former nuclear scientist in the US is jailed for five years for trying to pass nuclear bomb-making secrets to Venezuela.
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Mixing religion and politics in Nigeria

January 28, 2015 - 9:51pm
A town illustrating Nigeria's religious and political divide
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Saudi Arabia and an uncertain future

January 28, 2015 - 9:28pm
An uncertain future for Saudi Arabia after King Abdullah
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Afghan economy stagnates amid political deadlock

January 28, 2015 - 9:25pm
Political vacuum leaves Afghan businesses feeling blocked
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Could Greece prompt wholesale change in Europe?

January 28, 2015 - 9:15pm
Could Syriza's triumph produce Europe-wide political change?
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VIDEO: An immigrant's struggle to assimilate

January 28, 2015 - 9:09pm
Roger Cohen's memoir tells the story of his mother's journey from South Africa and her struggle with mental illness.
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The firms helping teenage girls

January 28, 2015 - 9:05pm
The entrepreneurs helping teenage girls in the developing world
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Asian shares lower after Fed meeting

January 28, 2015 - 8:50pm
Asian shares traded mostly lower, following Wall Street's lead after the US Federal Reserve said it was on track to raise interest rates this year.
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App links sighted helpers with blind people

January 28, 2015 - 8:45pm
New app gives blind people help to see
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Questions over Qatar handball stars

January 28, 2015 - 8:40pm
The coach of Qatar's record-beating World Championship handball squad faces questions about the high number of foreign players in his team.
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How Russia outfoxes its enemies

January 28, 2015 - 8:39pm
The art of 'maskirovka' - how Russia keeps enemies guessing
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China's super-rich communist Buddhists

January 28, 2015 - 8:35pm
Is China bringing Tibetan Buddhism in from the cold?
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Samsung earnings hit by mobile sales

January 28, 2015 - 8:04pm
South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics reported its first annual earnings decline in three years.
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Too many women in jail says minister

January 28, 2015 - 7:57pm
The number of women being sent to prison should be halved, says Justice Minister Simon Hughes.
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NHS satisfaction 'risen significantly'

January 28, 2015 - 7:39pm
Satisfaction with the NHS has "risen significantly", according to analysis of the influential British Social Attitudes survey.
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Earthquake recorded in East Midlands

January 28, 2015 - 7:15pm
An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.8 has been recorded in the East Midlands, the US Geological Survey reports.
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Bill Whittle's Firewall video: "The USA has, by far, the highest per capita gun ownership in the world. Progressives will tell you that this is what makes America the Murder Capitol of Planet Earth, but we're not. The USA is, in fact, one of the safest places in the world."