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Wallace Collection's gallery reopens

September 19, 2014 - 9:06am
The Wallace Collection's Great Gallery, which contains paintings by masters including Rubens, Velazquez and Titian, reopens after a £5m refurbishment.
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Scottish 'No' vote 'relief' for firms

September 19, 2014 - 8:51am
Businesses speak of 'relief' over Scotland's rejection of independence, and banks say they will no longer be shifting operations out of Scotland.
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Mugabe critic killed in Lagos church

September 19, 2014 - 8:42am
A Zimbabwean opposition politician is among at least 80 people who died when a church hostel in the Nigerian city of Lagos collapsed a week ago.
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VIDEO: Apple fans queue for new iPhone 6

September 19, 2014 - 8:30am
Apple's new gadget the iPhone 6 has gone on sale around the world - but many customers have been queuing for days to get their hands on the new device
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Day in pictures: 19 September

September 19, 2014 - 8:23am
A selection of striking news images from around the world
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Turkey opens border to Syrian Kurds

September 19, 2014 - 8:20am
Turkey allows thousands of Syrian Kurds fleeing Islamic State to cross its southern border, as the militants close in on a strategic Syrian town.
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Alonso leads Hamilton in Singapore

September 19, 2014 - 8:11am
Ferrari's Fernando Alonso was the surprise pacesetter ahead of Lewis Hamilton in first practice at the Singapore Grand Prix.
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Google, Apple to encrypt by default

September 19, 2014 - 7:55am
Google and Apple commit to encrypting users' data by default, to protect against hackers and the requests of law enforcement agencies.
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Dennis Waterman to leave New Tricks

September 19, 2014 - 6:58am
The 66-year-old actor - one of the original cast - will leave the show in Autumn 2015
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GSK fined $490m by China for bribery

September 19, 2014 - 6:28am
China fines UK pharmaceuticals firm GlaxoSmithKline $490m (£297m) for bribery and its former head of Chinese operations is given a suspended jail sentence.
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Pardew accuses fans of 'hysteria'

September 19, 2014 - 6:27am
Alan Pardew says Newcastle United fans have created "mass hysteria" at St James' Park after his side's poor start.
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Li Na: China's trailblazing tennis star

September 19, 2014 - 6:26am
Trailblazing tennis star Li Na's legacy
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Liberian female rebel arrested

September 19, 2014 - 6:22am
Rights groups welcome the arrest in Belgium of a female commander of Charles Taylor's rebels for war crimes allegedly committed during Liberia's civil war.
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Uganda's prime minister sacked

September 19, 2014 - 6:20am
Uganda's president sacks his prime minister, a former close ally now seen as a potential rival for 2016 elections.
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Clashes in Yemen capital Sanaa

September 19, 2014 - 6:18am
Fighting between Shia rebels and Sunni militias in Yemen escalates, with clashes on the outskirts of the capital, prompting airlines to suspend flights.
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VIDEO: California 'King fire' doubles in size

September 19, 2014 - 5:31am
Thousands of people have been forced to leave their homes in northern California after a wildfire burning out of control doubled in size in just 12 hours.
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Dancers suing Cher over race

September 19, 2014 - 5:29am
Three dancers are suing Cher for race and age discrimination amid claims she said there was "too much colour" on her tour.
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Japan to restart whaling programme

September 19, 2014 - 5:22am
Japan vows to restart its Antarctic whaling programme next year despite an International Whaling Commission vote that the hunt is illegal.
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Iran Happy dancers given 91 lashes

September 19, 2014 - 5:14am
Six Iranians arrested for filming a video tribute to Pharrell Williams' song Happy are sentenced to 91 lashes and jail terms, their lawyer says.
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Debuchy 'out for at least six weeks'

September 19, 2014 - 5:14am
Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy will be out for at least six weeks with an ankle injury, says manager Arsene Wenger.
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Rumors continue 60 years after Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin's death. Did he die as a result of a stroke or was he assassinated by a member or members of his inner circle?