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FBI probes 'Cloud' celebrity leaks

9 hours 41 min ago
The FBI looks into allegations that the online accounts of celebrities have been hacked, leading to intimate pictures being posted online.
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Russian sex geckos die in orbit

9 hours 58 min ago
Five gecko lizards sent into orbit on a Russian space satellite as part of a sex experiment have all died, the Russian space agency says.
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McDormand picks up Venice award

10 hours 1 min ago
Oscar-winning actress Frances McDormand is honoured with the visionary talent award at the Venice Film Festival.
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Ivory Coast get go-ahead to host tie

10 hours 26 min ago
Ivory Coast get government permission to play their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sierra Leone in Abidjan.
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Boris Island airport plan 'not dead'

10 hours 29 min ago
Mayor of London Boris Johnson says plans for an airport in the Thames Estuary, dubbed "Boris Island", are not dead despite a commission looking into the UK's airport needs rejecting the idea.
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Brain 'can learn to eat healthily'

10 hours 57 min ago
The brain can be trained to prefer healthy food over unhealthy high-calorie foods, suggests a study from the US.
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VIDEO: Waiting for water in debt-hit Detroit

11 hours 37 min ago
Samira Hussain reports on the day-to-day struggles of people living in Detroit, as the city attempts to climb out of its financial problems.
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Musician Watt makes non-fiction list

11 hours 45 min ago
Everything But The Girl musician Ben Watt is announced as part of the 15-strong longlist for the Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction.
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'Difficulties' with anti-terror plans

11 hours 47 min ago
There are "significant difficulties" with preventing British-born terror suspects from re-entering the country, the reviewer of terror laws says.
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VIDEO: Uganda's Ghetto Kids: 'Dance changed my life'

11 hours 47 min ago
Children in Uganda working in a pioneering dance group, Ghetto Kids, have been describing how it has changed their lives for the better.
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Mining tax repealed by Australia

12 hours 5 min ago
Australia scraps a controversial mining tax after the government strikes a deal with business tycoon Clive Palmer's political party.
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Pakistan's leader cornered by protests

12 hours 13 min ago
Why the military holds the key to Pakistan's protests
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Water stress 'may curtail fracking'

12 hours 14 min ago
Water shortages could hinder fracking for shale oil and gas in many parts of the world, the World Resources Institute says.
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Ukraine in 'great war' with Russia

12 hours 42 min ago
Russia has launched a 'great war' that could claim tens of thousands of lives, Ukraine's defence ministry warns amid a rebel offensive.
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Japan tackles dengue fever outbreak

13 hours 3 min ago
Japan is battling its first outbreak of dengue fever in almost 70 years, with at least 22 people confirmed as being infected.
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Japan wage growth surges in July

September 1, 2014 - 11:14pm
Japanese wages unexpectedly log their strongest increase since 1997, which may provide a boost to consumer confidence and spending.
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US works to free trio in N Korea

September 1, 2014 - 10:50pm
The White House says securing the release of three American citizens detained in North Korea is a "top priority", after they appealed for help.
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China's museum boom hatches roast duck tribute

September 1, 2014 - 10:24pm
China's museum boom hatches roast duck tribute
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Falcao caps record summer spending

September 1, 2014 - 10:22pm
Radamel Falcao's loan move to Manchester United was the major deadline day signing as summer spending hits a record £835m.
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Premier League clubs' spending spree

September 1, 2014 - 9:48pm
Premier League clubs have been on a player buying spree, with spending at £835m, as the end of the transfer window passes.
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