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California wildfire doubles in size

September 18, 2014 - 10:29am
A wildfire threatening thousands of homes in central California doubled in size overnight, burning 111 square miles (288 sq-km).
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Arrests made over Chile subway bomb

September 18, 2014 - 10:10am
Officials in Chile say three people have been arrested in connection with a bomb that injured 14 people at a subway station in Santiago earlier this month.
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Irish economy bounces back strongly

September 18, 2014 - 10:03am
The Irish government upgrades growth forecasts for 2014 after the economy grew by a stronger-than-expected 1.5% in the April-to-June quarter.
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Miley Cyrus in trouble over flag spank

September 18, 2014 - 9:19am
Singer Miley Cyrus is the subject of an official complaint after being spanked with a Mexican flag on the country's independence day.
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VIDEO: Syrian army 'at war with IS extremists'

September 18, 2014 - 9:13am
The BBC's Jeremy Bowen has travelled with the Syrian army to the front line where forces are fighting what they call religious extremists.
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ECB stimulus offer sees low take-up

September 18, 2014 - 8:43am
A European Central Bank measure designed to stimulate the flagging eurozone economy has seen a low initial take-up by banks.
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Day in pictures: 18 September

September 18, 2014 - 8:33am
A selection of striking news images from around the world
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Forgotten death of Russian serviceman

September 18, 2014 - 8:24am
Russians find their relatives killed in Ukraine conflict are forgotten
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Russia to extend media controls

September 18, 2014 - 8:16am
A bill to restrict foreign ownership in Russia's media will go before the Russian parliament, dominated by allies of President Putin.
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Solskjaer leaves Cardiff City role

September 18, 2014 - 8:02am
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer cites a "difference in philosophy" on leaving Cardiff manager role after less than nine months in charge.
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French MSF worker contracts Ebola

September 18, 2014 - 7:53am
A French aid worker from the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has contracted the Ebola virus in Liberia, reports say.
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Cycling team keep flesh-coloured kit

September 18, 2014 - 7:39am
A Colombian women's cycling team says it will not stop wearing its flesh-coloured kit despite criticism from the sport's governing body.
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VIDEO: Calais chaos as refugees dodge trucks

September 18, 2014 - 7:22am
A BBC documentary team has filmed hundreds of refugees being held back by French police as they attempt to board trucks and other vehicles heading to Britain from Calais.
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I banned radio advice - Ecclestone

September 18, 2014 - 7:00am
Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone says he was behind the ban on teams giving drivers advice over the radio.
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BBC team attacked in southern Russia

September 18, 2014 - 6:55am
A BBC team is attacked in southern Russia after investigating reports of Russian servicemen killed near the border with Ukraine.
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Alibaba set to announce share price

September 18, 2014 - 6:34am
Chinese online giant Alibaba is expected to set the price of its shares later in what could be a record-breaking initial public offering in New York.
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Kate withdraws from Malta visit

September 18, 2014 - 6:28am
The Duchess of Cambridge, who is pregnant with her second child, will not visit Malta this weekend on advice of doctors, Kensington Palace says.
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Australia want Lions 2017 tour game

September 18, 2014 - 6:25am
The Australian Rugby Union wants the British and Irish Lions to start their 2017 tour of New Zealand in Australia.
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NewsCorp: Google platform for piracy

September 18, 2014 - 6:21am
NewsCorp's chief executive writes strongly worded letter calling for a tougher approach from the EU to search giant Google.
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Syria infant deaths 'due to mix-up'

September 18, 2014 - 6:17am
Medics in rebel-held Syria accidentally gave a muscle relaxant to up to 75 children instead of a measles vaccine, killing 15, the opposition says.
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