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IS militants 'biggest threat' to US

5 hours 37 min ago
Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq are the most dangerous threat the US has faced in recent years, senior American officials warn.
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Europe expands Galileo network

5 hours 45 min ago
Europe puts up the first "full operational capability" spacecraft in the Galileo satellite network - its version of the American GPS system.
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Channel 4 boss voices US buyout fears

6 hours 1 min ago
The purchase of parts of UK TV by US media companies poses a risk to innovation and risk-taking, the head of Channel 4 suggests.
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VIDEO: Malaysia's day of mourning for MH17

6 hours 15 min ago
Malaysians are marking the return of the remains of the first 20 victims from the downing of flight MH17 over Ukraine in July.
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VIDEO: Nepal floods 'worst ever seen'

6 hours 20 min ago
More than a hundred people are known to have died in Nepal in recent flooding and landslides caused by torrential rain in the area.
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VIDEO: Blast off for sat-nav satellites

6 hours 27 min ago
A Soyuz rocket carrying two satellites which will make up part of a new European sat-nav system, blasts off from French Guiana.
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Cardiff want LMA chief to resign

6 hours 44 min ago
Cardiff City call for League Managers' Association chief Richard Bevan to resign over the LMA's defence of Malky Mackay.
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Bergdahl prisoner swap 'illegal'

6 hours 45 min ago
The exchange of five Taliban fighters held at Guantanamo Bay for a captive US soldier violated the law, a US government watchdog agency finds.
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Four white lion cubs born in Germany

7 hours 13 min ago
Four rare white lion cubs - three males and one female - are born at a circus on tour in eastern Germany.
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A writer's tale of being a drinker in Kerala

7 hours 39 min ago
A writer's tale of being a drinker in Kerala
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Irishman did not have Ebola

7 hours 42 min ago
An Irishman who died after recently returning from Sierra Leone did not have the Ebola virus, health authorities have confirmed.
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Man jailed for filming in cinema

8 hours 17 min ago
A man has been jailed for 33 months after recording Fast And Furious 6 from the back of a cinema in the West Midlands town of Walsall.
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Rain hampers Japan landslide rescue

8 hours 31 min ago
Heavy rain hampers rescue operations in Japan's Hiroshima prefecture where a landslide killed at least 39 people, with 51 still missing.
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VIDEO: The threat posed by Dutch jihadists

8 hours 34 min ago
Islamic State militants have been accused of a number of atrocities in Iraq and Syria - but it is not just people from the region who have been fighting for the group.
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Army takes over Miss Uganda contest

8 hours 37 min ago
Forces hope Miss Uganda will boost agriculture.
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Botswana's Montsho B sample positive

8 hours 39 min ago
Former 400m world champion Amantle Montsho faces a two-year ban after her B sample drugs test came back positive.
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Ecclestone to continue in F1 role

8 hours 49 min ago
Bernie Ecclestone tells the BBC he wants to run Formula 1 for as long as he can after paying £60m to end a bribery trial.
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Ronaldo fit for Super Cup final

8 hours 54 min ago
Cristiano Ronaldo may start for Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup final against Atletico Madrid, Carlo Ancelotti says.
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Iraqi Christians welcomed in France

8 hours 58 min ago
France welcomes about 40 Iraqi Christian refugees flown to Paris from Irbil in Iraqi Kurdistan after fleeing Islamist fighters.
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HSBC boss in 'capital flight' claim

9 hours 8 min ago
Uncertainty over an independent Scotland's currency could lead to "capital flight" from the country, the chairman of HSBC claims.
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