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Somali teenager 'stoned to death'

October 22, 2014 - 7:47am
An Islamic court has stoned an 18-year-old to death in southern Somalia after convicting him of raping a woman, a pro-Islamist news site reports.
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U-boat found with ship it sank

October 22, 2014 - 7:44am
U-boat found off US coast with ship it sank
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Debt campaigners tear up student loans

October 22, 2014 - 7:13am
The people who buy and then cancel US student loans
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Civil liberties award for dominatrix

October 22, 2014 - 7:04am
Terri-Jean Bedford campaigns for the rights of sex workers in Canada.
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US editor Ben Bradlee dies at 93

October 22, 2014 - 6:49am
Ben Bradlee, the editor of the Washington Post during the Watergate scandal that toppled President Nixon, has died aged 93, the newspaper says.
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MEPs back Juncker EU Commission team

October 22, 2014 - 6:48am
The new European Commission led by Jean-Claude Juncker gets strong backing from MEPs after some tough questioning.
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Canada lifts terror threat level

October 22, 2014 - 6:35am
Canada raises its terrorism threat level to medium - but stresses there is no specific threat - after two soldiers were attacked in Quebec.
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Heineken blames sales drop on rain

October 22, 2014 - 6:19am
Heineken has blamed "unseasonably wet weather" in Europe for a drop in both sales and profit in the three months to the end of September.
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Kesha denied Dr Luke sex claims in 2011

October 22, 2014 - 6:15am
US singer Kesha said her long-term producer Dr Luke never had sex with her, nor gave her drugs, in a deposition given three years ago.
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Protests at HK leader's residence

October 22, 2014 - 6:09am
Protesters in Hong Kong march to the chief executive's residence, criticising his comments against giving the poor too much political influence.
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DR Congo doctor wins Sakharov prize

October 22, 2014 - 6:01am
A doctor from the Democratic Republic of Congo wins Europe's Sakharov human rights prize for helping thousands of gang rape victims.
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S Club reunite for Children in Need

October 22, 2014 - 5:42am
Pop group S Club 7 are to reunite for the first time in more than a decade for the BBC's Children in Need next month.
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Bank remains against raising rates

October 22, 2014 - 5:38am
Policy makers at the Bank of England voted 7-2 to keep interest rates at a record low of 0.5% in October, minutes show.
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Who wants to play Rupert Murdoch?

October 22, 2014 - 5:14am
Australian playwright on media baron's rise to power
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Bush calls comeback 'extraordinary'

October 22, 2014 - 5:11am
Singer Kate Bush says her recent run of 22 comeback concerts was "one of the most extraordinary experiences" of her life.
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Japan's exports jump in September

October 22, 2014 - 5:06am
Japan's trade deficit edges higher in September despite exports growing at their fastest pace in seven months.
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Django actress on lewd conduct charge

October 22, 2014 - 4:07am
Django Unchained's Daniele Watts, who alleged she was held by police because of racial profiling, is charged with committing a lewd act in public.
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Freed Vietnam blogger flies to US

October 22, 2014 - 3:28am
Prominent Vietnamese dissident blogger Nguyen Van Hai who was jailed for anti-state propaganda is released from prison and flies to the US.
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S Korea takes down 'Christmas tree'

October 22, 2014 - 3:22am
South Korea takes down a "Christmas tree" tower on the border with North Korea, but says it was for safety reasons not to appease the North.
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Wednesday's gossip column

October 22, 2014 - 2:48am
Arsenal want England Under-21 defender Liam Moore, Man City ready bid for Mesut Ozil, Schalke want Fernando Torres, plus more.
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