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Call to end FGM 'in this generation'

4 hours 47 min ago
David Cameron has said female genital mutilation (FGM) and childhood forced marriage should be stopped worldwide "within this generation".
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Mass eviction of Venezuela squatters

4 hours 57 min ago
Venezuelan soldiers remove hundreds of families from a notorious 45-storey Caracas skyscraper that dominates the city skyline.
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Stoke sign Barcelona forward Bojan

5 hours 8 min ago
Stoke City sign forward Bojan Krkic from Spanish side Barcelona on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee.
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Nigerian leader vows to free girls

5 hours 11 min ago
Nigeria's president tells parents of the girls abducted by militant Islamists that the government is doing everything to secure their release.
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What does Jokowi win mean for Indonesia?

5 hours 16 min ago
What does a Joko Widodo win mean for Indonesia?
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UN chief: 'Start talking' over Gaza

5 hours 43 min ago
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon pushes for an end to the Gaza conflict with a call in Israel for both sides to "start talking".
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MH17 bodies out of rebel area

5 hours 57 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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British films to premiere at Toronto

5 hours 58 min ago
A trio of major British films are to receive their world premieres at this year's Toronto Film Festival, including Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything.
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Saudi market to open to foreigners

6 hours 5 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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EU to widen Russia sanctions

6 hours 6 min ago
The EU will widen sanctions against Russia to include more individuals and consider targeting the defence sector, the Dutch foreign minister says.
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Children dead in French bus crash

6 hours 36 min ago
Five children and an adult are killed in a minibus crash near the French city of Troyes, south-east of Paris, officials say.
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VIDEO: On the ground in 'devastated' Gaza

6 hours 36 min ago
The BBC's Paul Adams reports from Gaza City where rescue workers try to retrieve bodies from buildings brought down by missile strikes.
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Poisoned spy death inquiry announced

6 hours 46 min 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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Shipment warning hits Harley-Davidson

7 hours 5 min ago
Shares in Harley-Davidson fall more than 6% after the motorbike maker says it will ship fewer bikes this year than previously forecast.
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VIDEO: Floral tributes for MH17 victims

7 hours 9 min ago
Hundreds of flowers have been laid outside Schiphol airport in Amsterdam in remembrance of the victims of the Malaysian airliner which crashed in Ukraine.
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VIDEO: Joko Widodo wins Indonesia election

7 hours 13 min ago
Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo has been declared the winner of Indonesia's hotly-contested presidential election.
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Buttler replaces Prior for England

7 hours 14 min ago
Jos Buttler replaces Matt Prior as wicketkeeper in the England squad for the third Test against India at the Rose Bowl.
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VIDEO: 'Miracle' survivor of Gaza blast

7 hours 37 min ago
UN officials say more than 100,000 people have been forced to take shelter in UN buildings in Gaza because of the violence - double the number of the Gaza conflict five years ago.
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Australian Rogers takes stage 16 win

7 hours 41 min ago
Australian Michael Rogers seals victory in stage 16 of the Tour de France - the longest of this year's race.
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Fargo gets second series with new cast

7 hours 45 min ago
Emmy-nominated TV show Fargo is set to return for a second season but with a new cast.
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