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Farage hits back at defecting MEP

January 25, 2015 - 10:25am
An MEP who has defected to the Conservatives had "reached the end of the road" with UKIP, party leader Nigel Farage says.
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Hlatshwayo not fit to face Ghana

January 25, 2015 - 10:21am
South Africa defender Thulani Hlatshwayo is ruled out of Tuesday's Africa Cup of Nations match against Ghana.
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WHO vows reform after Ebola 'shocks'

January 25, 2015 - 10:01am
The World Health Organization sets out plans for reform, admitting it was too slow to respond to the "horrific" Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
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Murray beats Dimitrov in epic

January 25, 2015 - 8:59am
Andy Murray wins a gruelling late-night contest with Grigor Dimitrov to reach the Australian Open quarter-finals.
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Bradford boss snubs Mourinho gesture

January 25, 2015 - 8:01am
Bradford City boss Phil Parkinson refused Jose Mourinho's handshake before full-time in the FA Cup win over Chelsea.
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US talk show pioneer Franklin dies

January 25, 2015 - 7:54am
Joe Franklin, who was a New York TV host for 43 years and is credited by some as having invented the talk show format, dies at the age of 88.
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Kyrgios through in five-set thriller

January 25, 2015 - 7:54am
Home favourite Nick Kyrgios beats Andreas Seppi in five sets to reach the Australian Open quarter-finals.
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Sniper film 'stoking Islamophobia'

January 25, 2015 - 7:21am
The release of the film American Sniper has led to an increase in threats against Muslims in the US, an Arab-American civil rights group says.
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Greeks vote in 'make-or-break' poll

January 25, 2015 - 7:01am
Greeks vote in a general election, with the anti-austerity Syriza and the centre-right New Democracy parties seen as frontrunners in a tight race.
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US condolences over Japan 'IS death'

January 25, 2015 - 6:46am
US President Barack Obama calls Japan's PM to offer condolences after the apparent murder of a Japanese hostage by Islamic State.
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Carberry's Perth beat KP's Melbourne

January 25, 2015 - 6:42am
Michael Carberry helps Perth Scorchers beat Kevin Pietersen's Melbourne Stars to reach the Australian Big Bash final.
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Eyes on Pluto for historic encounter

January 25, 2015 - 6:28am
Nasa's mission to Pluto gets under way in earnest as the New Horizons probe starts taking the pictures needed for July's close fly-by.
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Abraham Lincoln hair fetches $25,000

January 25, 2015 - 6:18am
A lock of President Abraham Lincoln's hair fetches $25,000 (£16,600) at an auction of memorabilia that sells for more than $800,000 in total.
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Sharapova and Nadal into quarters

January 25, 2015 - 6:13am
Maria Sharapova will face Eugenie Bouchard, while Rafael Nadal is also through to the Australian Open quarter-finals.
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Failed bid to raise AirAsia fuselage

January 25, 2015 - 5:09am
The Indonesian official leading efforts to recover AirAsia flight QZ8501 says the fuselage appears to be too fragile to be lifted, after failed bids to raise it.
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New Zealand wrap up Sri Lanka series

January 25, 2015 - 4:53am
New Zealand win the one-day series against Sri Lanka with a match still to play after going 4-1 up with a 120-run victory.
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Birdman given boost in Oscars race

January 25, 2015 - 3:33am
Michael Keaton's film Birdman emerges as a strong contender for the Academy Awards after being given the Producers Guild of America's top prize.
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VIDEO: Icy mystery: Pluto ready for close-up

January 25, 2015 - 3:30am
The US space agency's mission to Pluto is about to take its first pictures of the mysterious icy world.
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£2.9bn child support 'uncollectable'

January 25, 2015 - 1:47am
Billions of pounds owed in child maintenance may never be recovered, government accounts show - though ministers say the debts are not "forgotten".
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Defector calls UKIP 'vanity project'

January 25, 2015 - 1:04am
An MEP who defected from UKIP to the Conservatives has branded his old party a "vanity project" for its leader Nigel Farage, who runs it "like a dictator".
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