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Intense fight for Syrian border town

October 8, 2014 - 11:56am
Kurdish fighters engage in fierce gun battles with Islamic State in the key Syrian border town of Kobane, amid US-led coalition air strikes.
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Kenyatta at ICC for landmark hearing

October 8, 2014 - 11:53am
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta appears before the International Criminal Court in The Hague where he faces charges of crimes against humanity.
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Injured Ozil out for up to 12 weeks

October 8, 2014 - 11:48am
Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil is "likely to be out for 10 to 12 weeks" with a knee injury, his national team Germany announce.
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Europe backs Hinkley nuclear plant

October 8, 2014 - 11:34am
A new £24.5bn nuclear power station at Hinkley Point in Somerset is to go ahead after it received final approval from European Union regulators.
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Nineteen dead in Turkey protests

October 8, 2014 - 11:21am
At least 19 people die as Kurdish protesters vent their fury at Turkey's lack of military support for a Syrian border town being attacked by IS.
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Bali boat sinks killing party guests

October 8, 2014 - 10:55am
At least 17 people, including three children, drowned after their boat sank on the way to a wedding party on the island of Bali, officials say.
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Gazi & Utseya banned from bowling

October 8, 2014 - 10:52am
Bangladesh's Sohag Gazi and Zimbabwe's Prosper Utseya are banned from bowling in internationals because of illegal actions.
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F1 has never stopped striving for safety since Senna death

October 8, 2014 - 10:43am
Seven safety steps since Ayrton Senna's death
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Low interest rates 'risk' to economy

October 8, 2014 - 10:30am
A new IMF report warns that there are risks to global financial stability that could derail the economic recovery.
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VIDEO: Freight train derails and catches fire

October 8, 2014 - 10:19am
A train derailed in Canada on Tuesday causing some of the hazardous material it was carrying to set on fire
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Strootman not for sale - Roma owner

October 8, 2014 - 10:18am
Roma owner James Pallotta insists Dutch midfielder Kevin Strootman will not be sold to Manchester United - even if they bid £75m.
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China official perks 'fall by $9bn'

October 8, 2014 - 10:18am
China says government spending on overseas trips, lavish receptions and official cars has dropped by almost $9bn over the past year.
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Pilot dies fighting California fire

October 8, 2014 - 10:10am
The pilot of an air tanker battling a wildfire in Yosemite National Park in California has died after the plane crashed into a canyon wall on Tuesday.
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Hold heads high, Lib Dems urged

October 8, 2014 - 10:08am
Nick Clegg tells Lib Dems to be proud of their record at next year's election - and unveils new mental health treatment targets in his big party conference speech.
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Dewani 'agreed price for murder'

October 8, 2014 - 10:02am
British businessman Shrien Dewani agreed to pay about £1,300 to a hitman for the murder of his wife Anni in South Africa, a court is told.
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HK leader given 'secret' payment

October 8, 2014 - 9:39am
Hong Kong's chief executive, CY Leung, received millions from an Australian publicly-listed firm, according to Fairfax media.
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FBI in plea to identify IS militant

October 8, 2014 - 9:13am
Federal police in the US are asking for the public to help identify a masked man who appears in an Islamic State (IS) video and appears to have an American accent.
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