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Guinea paying Ebola compensation

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 01:29
The head of Guinea's Ebola mission says the government has started paying compensation to the families of health workers who have died of the virus.
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Miranda Hart calls time on BBC sitcom

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 01:27
TV star Miranda Hart announces there will be no more episodes of her hit BBC sitcom after this Christmas.
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Online abuse 'hits 40% of adults'

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 01:03
Online harassment, from name-calling to stalking, is a common experience online, a new study finds.
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Ebola blood-therapy team set up

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 00:24
An international team of scientists is to determine the effectiveness of using the blood of Ebola survivors as a treatment.
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Monster shark 'kept whales in check'

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 00:23
The extinction of the biggest shark known to science may have triggered whales to grow to their current hefty sizes, a study suggests.
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Netanyahu blames Abbas over attack

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 00:10
Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu accuses the Palestinian president of incitement, after an attack which killed a baby in Jerusalem.
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'Scandalous' release of police killer

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 23:56
A notorious police killer is to be released after 48 years in prison in a decision described as "scandalous" and "sickening"
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Boko Haram 'abducts more women'

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 23:54
Dozens of women and girls have been abducted from two villages in north-eastern Nigeria by suspected militants despite a reported truce, residents say.
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VIDEO: Egypt's battle to end FGM

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 23:37
A court date is set for a verdict in Egypt's landmark trial in a case of female genital mutilation (FGM).
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US-led Syria strikes 'kill hundreds'

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 23:12
US-led air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria have killed 553 people since September, including 464 IS fighters, activists say.
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White House fence jumper arrested

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 23:08
A man who jumped the White House fence was attacked by dogs before being arrested, in the latest security incident at the US president's official home.
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Saudi women jailed for terror links

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 22:18
Four women in Saudi Arabia have been given prison sentences for supporting al-Qaeda and training their sons for jihad.
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'Anti-Facebook' investors dig deep

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 22:00
A social network promising never to sell user data or incorporate advertising secures multi-million dollar backing.
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VIDEO: Who is the top dog at Westminster?

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 21:44
The Daily Politics meets some of the contestants, and their political owners, in the Westminster dog of the year contest.
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VIDEO: Future-gazing at TechCrunch London

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 21:41
As the annual TechCrunch event for tech start ups comes to London for the first time, David Grossman goes to investigate.
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Later sunsets 'make kids more active'

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 21:15
Moving the clocks forward by one extra hour all year could lead to children getting two more minutes of exercise every day, say UK researchers.
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Zuckerberg's Chinese gets mixed reviews

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 21:06
Mark Zuckerberg chats in Chinese - to mixed reviews
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Singer Alvin Stardust dies aged 72

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 20:47
Singer Alvin Stardust, best known for his hit My Coo Ca Choo, dies aged 72 after recently being diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer.
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Your pictures: Steps

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 20:11
Readers' photos on the theme of "steps"
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Canada 'will never be intimidated'

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 20:09
Canada "will never be intimidated", PM Stephen Harper says after two deadly attacks on soldiers - including one that ends in a shootout inside parliament.
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