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S Leone hails lockdown 'success'

25 min 42 sec ago
Authorities in Sierra Leone say a three-day curfew aimed at containing the Ebola outbreak has been a success and will not be extended.
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Alibaba 'breaks share sale record'

34 min 1 sec ago
Chinese internet giant Alibaba has raised $25bn in its share flotation, according to US media, making it the largest initial public offering in history.
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Hannah police issue arrest warrant

35 min 25 sec ago
Police searching for a missing British-born student in Virginia issue an arrest warrant for a man they believe is the last person to see her.
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UN plea over Turkey refugee crisis

54 min 14 sec ago
The UN says Turkey urgently needs help to care for 130,000 Syrian refugees who have crossed the border fleeing Islamist militants.
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Debuchy sidelined for three months

1 hour 21 min ago
Arsenal right-back Mathieu Debuchy will be out for about three months after undergoing surgery on an ankle injury.
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Calm follows Yemeni peace deal

1 hour 38 min ago
The Yemeni capital, Sanaa, is reported to be calm one day after the government signed a deal with Shia Houthi rebels to end days of fighting.
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Amazon workers in Germany on strike

1 hour 53 min ago
Workers at four Amazon warehouses in Germany go on strike in a dispute over pay and working conditions.
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Top Israeli spy Harari dies

2 hours 12 min ago
Mike Harari, the Mossad agent who oversaw a string of Israeli operations involving the assassination of Palestinian militants abroad, has died, aged 87.
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eBay criticised as hacks continue

2 hours 14 min ago
Leading security researchers call on eBay to take immediate action over dangerous listings - as more security problems arise.
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Murdered Pakistan hardliner buried

2 hours 16 min ago
Hardline Sunni prayer leader Mufti Amanullah is buried in the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi a day after he was shot dead.
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More dead in Nigeria church collapse

2 hours 41 min ago
The number of deaths in Nigeria's church hostel collapse rises to 115, including 84 South Africans, a South African minister says.
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McIlroy happy to be in USA's sights

3 hours 3 min ago
Rory McIlroy says he will relish being the European player that America will target in this week's Ryder Cup at Gleneagles.
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Thousands of HK students at boycott

3 hours 3 min ago
Hong Kong students begin a week-long boycott of classes to protest against China's stance on electoral reform in the territory.
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Air France strikers reject offer

3 hours 9 min ago
Striking Air France pilots have rejected an offer by the airline aimed at resolving the dispute.
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Balls outlines 'first Budget' agenda

3 hours 15 min ago
Ed Balls says he will increase the minimum wage, bring in a mansion tax, freeze child benefit and axe the "bedroom tax" in his first Budget if Labour wins power.
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Fifa report may prompt charges - MP

3 hours 17 min ago
A report into alleged corruption at Fifa, football's world governing body, could lead to criminal charges, an MP believes.
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Tesco probe into £250m profit error

3 hours 18 min ago
Tesco has suspended four executives, including its UK managing director, after the supermarket overstated its half-year profit guidance by £250m.
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VIDEO: HK protests: 'We have to fight'

3 hours 35 min ago
Thousands of students in Hong Kong have converged on a university campus to begin a week-long boycott of classes.
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VIDEO: Ghani on becoming Afghan president

3 hours 44 min ago
Ashraf Ghani has said people in Afghanistan "demonstrated a remarkable will for wanting transformation" during this election.
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Russia plans for internet crisis

4 hours 1 min ago
Russia is making plans to ensure state control over the country's internet traffic in a national emergency, Russian media report.
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