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Family appeal over Syria case teen

20 hours 7 min ago
The family of a missing 15-year-old girl who is feared to have travelled to Syria make an appeal for her return.
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VIDEO: Iraq PM: No bricks unturned in IS fight

20 hours 8 min ago
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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Congo ex-fighters 'starve in camp'

20 hours 21 min ago
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

20 hours 35 min ago
Shelling greets start of term in east Ukraine
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'Racist' Banksy mural destroyed

20 hours 35 min ago
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'

20 hours 36 min ago
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

20 hours 54 min ago
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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VIDEO: Chaotic scenes at exit point for Syrians

20 hours 57 min ago
Paul Adams reports from the Syrian-Turkish border where thousands of refugees are attempting to reach safety.
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US dollar rally 'has years to go'

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 23:29
The US dollar continued its rally on Wednesday, hovering near a four-year high against major currencies, and analysts say there is more to come.
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VIDEO: RAF releases video of Iraq attack

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 23:26
RAF jets have carried out their first strikes on Islamic State targets in Iraq, attacking a "heavy weapon position" and an armed pick-up truck.
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Deadly attack on Donetsk school

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 23:20
A shell blast kills four people at a school in the rebel-held Ukrainian city of Donetsk on the first day of classes, delayed because of the conflict.
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Your pictures: Amateur sport

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 23:16
Readers' photos on the theme of "amateur sport"
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Airlines told to replace cockpit kit

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 22:49
The US air safety regulator has ordered airlines to replace cockpit displays in more than 1,300 planes because of fears that wi-fi signals can make them go blank.
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First Ebola case diagnosed in the US

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 22:11
A man who travelled from Liberia nearly two weeks ago is the first confirmed case of the deadly Ebola virus diagnosed on American soil.
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VIDEO: Shell hits Ukraine playground

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 21:58
At least ten people have been killed in the city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine.
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Day in pictures: 1 October

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 21:51
News images from around the world: 1 October
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In pictures: Hong Kong protests swell

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 20:36
Crowds gather on the streets of Hong Kong
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Counterfeit Xbox One makers charged

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 20:21
Five men accused of being part of a hacking ring that stole pre-release video games and put a prototype Xbox One on sale have been charged.
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Lancaster signs England deal to 2020

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 20:18
Stuart Lancaster's contract as England head coach is extended until 2020 by the Rugby Football Union.
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MoD naval deals secure 7,500 UK jobs

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 20:12
The Ministry of Defence awards £3.2bn of contracts for the maintenance of the Royal Navy fleet, securing 7,500 jobs.
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