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Protests at HK leader's residence

13 hours 45 min ago
Protesters in Hong Kong march to the chief executive's residence, criticising his comments against giving the poor too much political influence.
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DR Congo doctor wins Sakharov prize

13 hours 52 min ago
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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S Club reunite for Children in Need

14 hours 11 min ago
Pop group S Club 7 are to reunite for the first time in more than a decade for the BBC's Children in Need next month.
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Bank remains against raising rates

14 hours 15 min ago
Policy makers at the Bank of England voted 7-2 to keep interest rates at a record low of 0.5% in October, minutes show.
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Who wants to play Rupert Murdoch?

14 hours 40 min ago
Australian playwright on media baron's rise to power
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Bush calls comeback 'extraordinary'

14 hours 43 min ago
Singer Kate Bush says her recent run of 22 comeback concerts was "one of the most extraordinary experiences" of her life.
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Japan's exports jump in September

14 hours 47 min ago
Japan's trade deficit edges higher in September despite exports growing at their fastest pace in seven months.
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Django actress on lewd conduct charge

15 hours 46 min ago
Django Unchained's Daniele Watts, who alleged she was held by police because of racial profiling, is charged with committing a lewd act in public.
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Freed Vietnam blogger flies to US

16 hours 26 min ago
Prominent Vietnamese dissident blogger Nguyen Van Hai who was jailed for anti-state propaganda is released from prison and flies to the US.
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S Korea takes down 'Christmas tree'

16 hours 31 min ago
South Korea takes down a "Christmas tree" tower on the border with North Korea, but says it was for safety reasons not to appease the North.
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Wednesday's gossip column

17 hours 6 min ago
Arsenal want England Under-21 defender Liam Moore, Man City ready bid for Mesut Ozil, Schalke want Fernando Torres, plus more.
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Indian girl, 3, 'raped' in school

17 hours 8 min ago
Police in India investigate the alleged rape of a three-year-old girl in her school in the city of Bangalore.
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Kompany angered by away fans ban

17 hours 10 min ago
Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany says it was unfair to exclude away fans after a 2-2 Champions League draw at CSKA Moscow.
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Toy store pulls Breaking Bad dolls

17 hours 24 min ago
Toy store pulls Breaking Bad dolls
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Toys R Us pull Breaking Bad dolls

17 hours 37 min ago
A US mother's petition has been successful in getting Toys R US to stop selling Breaking Bad action figures.
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Briton found with throat cut in Bali

17 hours 45 min ago
A British man is found dead with his hands tied and throat cut on the Indonesian island of Bali, the British embassy in Jakarta says.
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Cities need more power, says study

18 hours 26 min ago
Allowing UK cities to make their own decisions on tax and spending could boost economic growth by £79bn a year by 2030, a year-long study concludes.
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GPs to get £55 for dementia diagnoses

19 hours 18 min ago
Doctors in England will be paid £55 every time they diagnose dementia, health chiefs say, but the scheme is criticised by a patients' group.
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US Marine held for Philippine murder

19 hours 32 min ago
A US Marine accused of murdering a transgender woman in the Philippines is moved to a Philippine army base, but fails to attend an initial hearing.
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UN chief plans Gaza conflict inquiry

October 21, 2014 - 11:54pm
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says he is setting up an inquiry into attacks on UN facilities during Israel's recent offensive in the Gaza Strip.
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