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Brits my boss, not Barroso, says PM

October 20, 2014 - 11:17am
David Cameron promises to set out plans by Christmas to further curb the rights of EU migrants after European Commission head Jose Manuel Barroso warns of risks
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Sri Lanka calls early elections

October 20, 2014 - 11:15am
Sri Lanka will hold early presidential elections in January, a government minister says, with President Mahinda Rajapaksa expected to seek a third term.
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Navratilova slams ITF over Williams

October 20, 2014 - 10:58am
Martina Navratilova slams the International Tennis Federation's "silence" after one of its members mocks the Williams sisters.
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Kobayashi's Caterham safety 'scare'

October 20, 2014 - 10:58am
Kamui Kobayashi admitted to being "seriously troubled" about the safety of his Caterham during the Russian GP weekend.
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Lufthansa pilots' strike expanded

October 20, 2014 - 10:53am
A Lufthansa pilots' strike hitting both short and long-haul services has affected the plans of 200,000 travellers.
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Benghazi suspect pleads not guilty

October 20, 2014 - 10:51am
Ahmed Abu Khattala, the suspected ringleader of the September 2012 raid on a US diplomatic post in the Libyan city of Benghazi, has pleaded not guilty to all charges.
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Actress Lynda Bellingham dies at 66

October 20, 2014 - 10:35am
Tributes are paid to British actress and TV presenter Lynda Bellingham, who has died at the age of 66 after suffering colon cancer.
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Dewani dubbed 'cold and controlling'

October 20, 2014 - 10:15am
The cousin of Anni Dewani, who was killed while on honeymoon in South Africa, tells a court she was "suspicious" of Anni's husband.
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Amnesty deplores abuses in Ukraine

October 20, 2014 - 10:12am
Amnesty International finds evidence of atrocities committed by both warring sides in eastern Ukraine, but not on the scale reported by Russia.
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Day in pictures: 20 October

October 20, 2014 - 10:03am
A selection of news photos from around the world
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Zambia's Sata goes for health check

October 20, 2014 - 9:38am
Zambia's President Michael Sata, 77, flies abroad for a medical check-up amid persistent speculation that he is seriously ill.
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VIDEO: Russian racism casts shadow on World Cup

October 20, 2014 - 9:14am
FIFA has said that Russia's preparations for hosting the World Cup in 2018 are "on track" so far.
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Ebola: WHO under fire over response to epidemic

October 20, 2014 - 9:02am
Global health body under fire over Ebola
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Morales's Bolivia poll win confirmed

October 20, 2014 - 8:42am
Official results from Bolivia's presidential election confirm incumbent president Evo Morales has won a third term in office and will govern until 2020.
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Player dies after goal celebration

October 20, 2014 - 8:36am
Indian footballer Peter Biaksangzuala dies from the injuries he suffered after landing awkwardly when he celebrated a goal.
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IBM pays $1.5bn to offload chip unit

October 20, 2014 - 8:26am
IBM is paying $1.5bn to offload its loss-making chip manufacturing division to Abu Dhabi owned GlobalFoundries as it announces a 17% profits fall.
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VIDEO: Ebola survivors’ blood 'saving lives'

October 20, 2014 - 8:21am
Blood from survivors of the Ebola virus is being used to treat patients suffering from the disease.
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VIDEO: Women break mass skydive record

October 20, 2014 - 8:21am
The record for the largest all-female skydive formation has been broken by 117 women in California.
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Google changes 'to fight piracy'

October 20, 2014 - 8:16am
Google announces changes to its search engine in an attempt to curb online piracy.
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Adidas shares up on Reebok reports

October 20, 2014 - 8:14am
Shares in sportswear giant Adidas jump 6% after a report says that a group of investors is considering a bid for the company's Reebok brand.
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