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Lord Hill faces second 'EU grilling'

October 1, 2014 - 3:11pm
The UK's candidate to join the European Commission, Lord Hill, is summoned to a second hearing of MEPs to assess his suitability for the job.
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England stars 'treated like babies'

October 1, 2014 - 3:00pm
England's players are suffering because they are not trusted to behave like grown-ups, according to Rio Ferdinand.
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Grace Mugabe 'should hand back PhD'

October 1, 2014 - 2:52pm
Award-winning Zimbabwean writer Chenjerai Hove calls on Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe to hand back her PhD as students demand an investigation.
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Lithuania accuses Russia over boat

October 1, 2014 - 2:15pm
Russia is accused by Lithuania of violating international maritime laws after seizing a Lithuanian fishing boat with a crew of 30.
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Iraq PM opposes Arab strikes in Iraq

October 1, 2014 - 2:02pm
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi tells the BBC he "totally" opposes Arab nations joining air strikes against Islamic State in his country.
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New Afghan leader reopens bank case

October 1, 2014 - 1:48pm
Afghanistan's new President, Ashraf Ghani, says he is resuming the investigation into a banking fraud, said to be one of the largest in the world.
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Record haul-out for Pacific walrus

October 1, 2014 - 1:04pm
Tens of thousands of Pacific walrus have been photographed moving ashore in northwest Alaska.
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Iran filmmakers back nuclear deal

October 1, 2014 - 1:01pm
Six prominent Iranian filmmakers launch a campaign urging world powers to agree a permanent solution to the dispute over Iran's nuclear programme.
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Cameron pledges tax cuts 'for 30m'

October 1, 2014 - 12:57pm
David Cameron says a future Conservative government would cut taxes for thirty million people as he delivers his party conference speech.
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Roses reteams Cumberbatch and Scott

October 1, 2014 - 12:36pm
Benedict Cumberbatch will be joined by his Sherlock co-star Andrew Scott in the cast of BBC Two's next major Shakespeare adaptation.
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Karadzic takes blame for Serb crimes

October 1, 2014 - 12:21pm
Radovan Karadzic sums up his defence, saying he takes "moral responsibility" for crimes committed by Bosnian Serbs but denying he ordered killings.
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New Nato chief urges Russian rethink

October 1, 2014 - 12:19pm
The new Nato chief, Jens Stoltenberg, says the alliance wants constructive ties with Russia - but Russian policy in Ukraine must change.
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VIDEO: Iraq PM: No bricks unturned in IS fight

October 1, 2014 - 12:17pm
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has told the BBC he welcomes Western efforts to fight Islamic State in his country.
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UK legalises music and film ripping

October 1, 2014 - 12:11pm
The UK makes it legal to make duplicates of media files for personal use, but will still allow companies to add copy-protection code.
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Congo ex-fighters 'starve in camp'

October 1, 2014 - 12:04pm
More than 100 demobilised militia fighters and their relatives die from hunger and disease in an army camp in DR Congo, according to a rights group.
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Shelling shatters first day of school

October 1, 2014 - 11:50am
Shelling greets start of term in east Ukraine
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'Racist' Banksy mural destroyed

October 1, 2014 - 11:50am
A Banksy mural showing a group of pigeons holding anti-immigration banners is destroyed after a complaint the work was "racist".
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Kissinger 'considered Cuba strikes'

October 1, 2014 - 11:49am
US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger wanted to "smash Cuba" by air strikes nearly 40 years ago, newly disclosed government documents show.
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Fresh strikes around key Syrian town

October 1, 2014 - 11:31am
US-led forces carry out air strikes on Islamic State militants battling Kurdish fighters around the northern Syrian border town of Kobane.
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Battle over Somali mountains

October 1, 2014 - 11:28am
Troops in northern Somalia battle al-Shabab Islamist militants for the Galgala mountains, with both sides claiming to have won.
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