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Father of IS hostage John Cantlie dies

October 21, 2014 - 7:12pm
Paul Cantlie, the father of Islamic State hostage John Cantlie, has died, less than two weeks after making a plea for his son to be released.
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Debt campaigners tear up student loans

October 21, 2014 - 7:10pm
The people who buy and then cancel US student loans
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Ebola serum for Africa 'in weeks'

October 21, 2014 - 6:59pm
Treatments to tackle the Ebola outbreak in West Africa should become available in the coming weeks and months, says the World Health Organization.
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DR Congo doctor wins Sakharov prize

October 21, 2014 - 6:52pm
A doctor from the Democratic Republic of Congo wins Europe's Sakharov human rights prize for helping thousands of gang rape victims.
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VIDEO: Obama responds to jealous boyfriend

October 21, 2014 - 6:49pm
President Barack Obama found himself in an awkward situation at the voting booth in Chicago on Monday, when a man walked past and told him not to touch his girlfriend.
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VIDEO: 'Negligence' behind Total boss death

October 21, 2014 - 6:37pm
Russian investigators have said "criminal negligence" caused the crash at a Moscow airport that resulted in the death of Total's chief executive.
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VIDEO: Paralysed man walks after cell surgery

October 21, 2014 - 6:27pm
A paralysed man has been able to walk again after a pioneering therapy that involved transplanting cells from his nasal cavity into his spinal cord.
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US $7bn fails to stop opium growth

October 21, 2014 - 6:16pm
US counter-narcotics efforts costing $7.6bn fail to stop production of opium poppies in Afghanistan reaching an all-time high, a new report says.
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Sam released by Dallas Cowboys

October 21, 2014 - 5:49pm
Michael Sam, who hopes to be the first openly gay athlete to play in an NFL game, is released by the Dallas Cowboys.
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Gales leave one dead and four injured

October 21, 2014 - 5:32pm
A woman dies and four people are taken to hospital after high winds brought down trees and gusts of up to 88mph swept the country.
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Mental exam for White House 'jumper'

October 21, 2014 - 5:31pm
A judge orders a mental health evaluation for the man accused of scaling the White House fence and running into the building with a knife last month.
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Roma 1-7 Bayern Munich

October 21, 2014 - 5:21pm
Bayern Munich record their biggest ever away win in the Champions League as they thrash Roma at the Stadio Olimpico.
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Press freedom in Americas 'worsens'

October 21, 2014 - 5:12pm
Press freedom in the Americas has seen a "marked deterioration" in the past six months, according to the Inter American Press Association.
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Chelsea 6-0 NK Maribor

October 21, 2014 - 5:10pm
Didier Drogba scores his first goal since rejoining Chelsea as they beat Maribor 6-0 - their biggest Champions League win.
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Yahoo profits surge on Alibaba sale

October 21, 2014 - 4:43pm
Technology giant Yahoo reports profits of $6.8bn for the third-quarter, buoyed mostly by earnings from the firm's stake in Chinese firm Alibaba.
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Infant bodies found in Canada locker

October 21, 2014 - 4:15pm
The bodies of up to four infants "of a very young age" have been found in a storage locker in Winnipeg, say police.
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Ebola, race and fear

October 21, 2014 - 3:56pm
Is prejudice fuelling outbreak hysteria in the US?
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Who wants to play Rupert Murdoch?

October 21, 2014 - 3:42pm
Australian playwright on media baron's rise to power
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We can still qualify - Pellegrini

October 21, 2014 - 3:39pm
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says his side are not outsiders to progress from their Champions League group.
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Can a mining town survive a shutdown?

October 21, 2014 - 3:33pm
Can a remote mining town in Australia survive a shutdown?
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