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New Zealand votes in 'dirtiest' poll

6 hours 36 min ago
Voters in New Zealand begin voting after what is being called the dirtiest campaign in the nation's history.
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Platini will not return £16,000 watch

6 hours 44 min ago
Uefa president Michel Platini insists he will not return a watch given to him by the Brazilian Football Confederation.
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Kerry says Iran can help defeat IS

6 hours 49 min ago
US Secretary of State John Kerry says Iran has a role to play in the fight against Islamic State despite not being part of the US-led coalition.
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NFL boss sorry over abuse scandals

6 hours 51 min ago
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says he 'got it wrong' in dealing with issues of domestic violence that have plagued the league over the past weeks.
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Alibaba shares surge on NY debut

7 hours 21 min ago
Alibaba's shares open well above their initial price on the New York Stock Exchange, a sign of the excitement surrounding the Chinese internet giant.
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VIDEO: 'No end in sight' for California fires

7 hours 22 min ago
A wildfire in California has doubled in size in just 12 hours, forcing thousands to leave their homes. Kaitlin Lewis of KFBK Radio News is in Sacramento near the site of the fire.
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South Sudan dismays investors

7 hours 22 min ago
South Sudan's decision to order foreign workers to leave, reversed a day later, has rattled investors and neighbours.
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Sarkozy comeback ahead of 2017 poll

7 hours 29 min ago
Sarkozy II: Urgency, passion, devotion - plus self-awareness?
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VIDEO: Guinea Ebola team found killed

7 hours 31 min ago
Eight members of a team trying to raise awareness about Ebola have been killed by villagers using machetes and clubs in Guinea, officials say.
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Artist wins top painting prize at 80

7 hours 34 min ago
Artist Rose Wylie wins the John Moores Painting Prize, one of the UK's most prestigious art awards, at the age of 80.
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Obama in push against sexual assault

7 hours 48 min ago
Actors, athletes and musicians join the White House in a public drive to prevent sexual assault on US university campuses.
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Row brewing over English powers

9 hours 9 min ago
David Cameron and Ed Miliband are at odds over plans for English MPs to be given power over England-only issues.
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VIDEO: Madrid opposes Catalan referendum

9 hours 13 min ago
The Spanish government in Madrid says a referendum in Catalonia would be illegal under the national constitution.
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Vodafone saves Phones 4U store jobs

9 hours 18 min ago
Restructuring at the Phones 4U head office is resulting in 628 redundancies, but 887 jobs in stores will be preserved.
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Ukraine joins regional military unit

9 hours 39 min ago
Defence ministers from Poland, Ukraine and Lithuania sign an act to form a new joint military unit of several thousand soldiers.
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Queen urges referendum 'respect'

9 hours 40 min ago
The Queen says she believes Scotland will unite in a "spirit of mutual respect and support" following the independence referendum.
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Mexico 'leading drug lord' killed

10 hours 19 sec ago
Mexican police find the body of Aquiles Gomez, who was believed to be one of the top leaders of the Knights Templar drug cartel.
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Red Bull 'can upset Mercedes fight'

10 hours 7 min ago
Sebastian Vettel believes Red Bull could upset the Mercedes title battle in this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix.
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Ronaldo bid possible, says Van Gaal

10 hours 9 min ago
Man Utd boss Louis van Gaal says a bid for Cristiano Ronaldo is possible but doubts Real Madrid will sell the forward.
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Pro-gay mosque opens in Cape Town

10 hours 45 min ago
A Muslim academic opens a gay-friendly mosque in South Africa, despite receiving death threats and criticism from parts of the Muslim community.
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