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Shaw named in England U21 squad

57 min 59 sec ago
Manchester United's Luke Shaw is named in the England Under-21 squad to face Croatia in the Euro 2015 play-off.
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Rebel push to take Donetsk airport

1 hour 9 min ago
Rebel forces in eastern Ukraine begin an offensive to capture the government-held airport in Donetsk, Ukrainian officials say.
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BBC launches dance contest

1 hour 10 min ago
Dance stars of the future are being sought in a UK competition backed by Sadler's Wells and the BBC to be shown on BBC Four and BBC Two.
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VIDEO: Modi plan scrubs up Delhi station

1 hour 16 min ago
Andrew North visits New Delhi railway station to see if Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Clean India' drive is proving a success.
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Singer Lynsey de Paul dies aged 64

1 hour 31 min ago
Singer and songwriter Lynsey de Paul has died at the age of 64, following a suspected brain haemmorhage.
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Turkey debates joining war on IS

1 hour 36 min ago
The Turkish parliament is to vote on a motion to deploy the military in Iraq and Syria and allow foreign troops to use its territory.
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RAF Tornados bomb IS pickup truck

2 hours 16 min ago
RAF jets conduct fresh strikes against Islamic State in Iraq, carrying out a precision bombing attack on an armed pickup truck.
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Five Ebola cases per hour in S Leone

2 hours 21 min ago
Save the Children says healthcare demands are far outstripping supply in Sierra Leone and warns that the Ebola outbreak there is getting worse.
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China throws weight behind HK leader

2 hours 27 min ago
China's state media strongly backs Hong Kong's embattled leader CY Leung, while condemning democracy protests as "chaos".
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Venezuelan lawmaker Serra shot dead

2 hours 38 min ago
A young politician with Venezuela's governing PSUV party, Robert Serra, is found shot dead at his home in Caracas alongside his partner.
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Bulgaria blast may have killed 15

2 hours 40 min ago
As many as 15 people are feared dead after a blast at an explosives factory north of the Bulgarian capital, Sofia.
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VIDEO: 'Our houses are being destroyed'

2 hours 41 min ago
Rengin Arslan reports from the Turkey-Syria border, where strangers are helping families fleeing attacks by Islamic State.
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Asian markets join global slide

3 hours 14 min ago
Japanese stocks close sharply lower after weak manufacturing data out of the US and Europe raises concerns about the health of the global economy.
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Typhoon 'threatens Japanese GP'

3 hours 44 min ago
The Japanese GP could be called off if Typhoon Phanfone hits Japan on Sunday, says Force India driver Sergio Perez.
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Virgin Money announces float plan

3 hours 54 min ago
Virgin Money, the UK challenger bank partly owned by entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, announces plans to list its shares on the London Stock Exchange.
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China warns on 'illegal' HK protests

4 hours 37 min ago
China issues a warning against "illegal acts" in Hong Kong, as protesters there vow to step up their campaign if the chief executive does not resign.
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Argentina bank governor resigns

4 hours 41 min ago
Argentina's central bank governor Juan Carlos Fabrega resigns after less than a year in the job, as the country's economic troubles pile up.
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Hundreds of GP practices risk closure

4 hours 41 min ago
Hundreds of GP practices are at risk of closure because of the number of doctors reaching retirement age, GP leaders say.
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Indian officials take up brooms

4 hours 51 min ago
Indian officials miss a day off for the drive against dirt
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Thursday's gossip column

4 hours 51 min ago
Arsenal favourites to sign Cavani, Sturridge to sign new Liverpool contract, Maradona to become Palestine coach, plus more.
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