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Harley-Davidson sees profits jump

29 min 32 sec ago
Harley-Davidson reports a sharp jump in quarterly profits but warns it will ship fewer bikes this year than previously forecast.
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Joko Widodo 'wins Indonesia poll'

32 min 14 sec ago
The party of Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo claims victory in Indonesia's hotly contested presidential election, as his rival vows to challenge the result.
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Real Madrid seal Rodriguez signing

46 min 58 sec ago
Real Madrid sign World Cup Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez from Monaco for a reported £63m.
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Poisoned spy death inquiry announced

51 min 28 sec ago
The government announces a public inquiry into the death of Alexander Litvinenko, the former KGB officer poisoned with radioactive polonium in London.
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Nigerian leader meets girls' parents

57 min 25 sec ago
Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan is meeting for the first time parents of the girls abducted by militant Islamists 100 days ago.
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Turkish police held in wiretap probe

1 hour 10 min ago
At least 67 Turkish police are arrested on suspicion of wire-tapping linked to a corruption inquiry targeting the prime minister's inner circle.
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Human body parts dumped in Tanzania

1 hour 14 min ago
Eight people from a Tanzanian medical institute are arrested after 85 bags containing human body parts are found in the city of Dar es Salaam.
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MH17 bodies leave Ukraine rebel area

1 hour 20 min ago
A train carrying the remains of most of the victims of the MH17 plane crash arrives in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, out of rebel-held territory.
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Saudi market to open to foreigners

1 hour 36 min ago
Saudi Arabia's stock market is to open up to foreign investors for the first time, the country announces.
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FGM parents to face prosecution

1 hour 37 min ago
Parents will face prosecution if they fail to prevent their daughters undergoing female genital mutilation or forced marriage under new measures being announced.
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How far do EU-US sanctions on Russia go?

1 hour 59 min ago
Do Western sanctions hurt the Russian elite?
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Fresh push to broker Gaza truce

2 hours 12 min ago
A diplomatic push to broker a truce in the Gaza Strip is intensifying, as Israel continues its military operation on the Palestinian territory.
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Reporter 'made error' at crash site

2 hours 39 min ago
Sky News reporter Colin Brazier admits he was wrong to handle victims' belongings at the MH17 crash site in Ukraine.
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Conflict forces TV show from Israel

2 hours 53 min ago
US TV drama Tyrant stops filming in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv due to the current conflict in Gaza.
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Indonesia candidate rejects election

3 hours 10 min ago
Presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto says he is withdrawing from the election process, alleging massive fraud, hours before results are due.
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Lidl publishes UK tax payment

3 hours 34 min ago
German discount retailer Lidl, which has around 600 UK stores, publishes the amount of tax it pays in the UK for the first time.
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Cook too stubborn to quit - Boycott

3 hours 40 min ago
Alastair Cook is too "stubborn" to quit the England captaincy, says former England batsman Geoffrey Boycott.
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UK pushes for more Russia sanctions

3 hours 49 min ago
The UK wants the EU to adopt tougher sanctions against Russia amid continuing fury over the airliner disaster in Ukraine.
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Indigenous actor joins Neighbours

3 hours 57 min ago
Australian soap Neighbours casts an indigenous actor in a leading role for the first time.
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Rooney should be captain - Eriksson

4 hours 11 min ago
Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson says Wayne Rooney should replace Steven Gerrard as the national team captain.
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