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Quetta mourns attacks on Shias

October 24, 2014 - 4:04am
Markets are shut and lawyers are on strike after a day of violence across the Pakistani city of Quetta, which left at least 13 dead.
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VIDEO: WW1: The Famine of Mount Lebanon

October 24, 2014 - 3:05am
As a proportion of the total population, more people died in Greater Syria than anywhere else in the world during the First World War. In Mount Lebanon a third of the population died of famine and disease.
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US firm fine for underpaying Indians

October 24, 2014 - 2:45am
US authorities penalise a Silicon Valley company for "grossly underpaying" eight workers brought over from India for a special project.
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China's property prices decline

October 24, 2014 - 2:26am
China's property prices fall 1.3% in September, marking the first year-on-year fall in the sector.
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Governor quits over Mexico missing

October 24, 2014 - 12:49am
The governor of Mexico's southern Guerrero state - where 43 students went missing after deadly clashes with police last month - stands down.
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Qantas back on track to profit

October 24, 2014 - 12:28am
Australia's troubled national carrier Qantas says it is on course to deliver its first pre-tax profits this year in the three months to September.
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China 'punishes 17' for deadly clash

October 23, 2014 - 11:44pm
Chinese authorities have arrested one official and punished 16 others following a deadly clash in a Yunnan village, state media say.
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Video of Ottawa attack released

October 23, 2014 - 11:01pm
Authorities in Canada release video showing the moments before a lone gunman stormed into Canada's parliament and was shot dead.
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US command of S Korea troops to stay

October 23, 2014 - 10:56pm
The US will maintain control of South Korean troops in the event of war with the North, the two sides say, delaying again a long-planned command transfer.
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Asian shares up on US earnings

October 23, 2014 - 10:10pm
Asian shares move up on Friday, taking their lead from the US where markets closed higher after strong company results boosted investor sentiment.
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VIDEO: Security for polio workers in Pakistan

October 23, 2014 - 9:27pm
The number of cases of polio in Pakistan has topped 200 for the first time in nearly 15 years.
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Ukraine: Land of chaos and courage

October 23, 2014 - 8:36pm
A journey across a Ukraine wracked by conflict
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The day UFOs stopped play

October 23, 2014 - 8:31pm
The day UFOs stopped play - and a crowd of 10,000 gasped
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Islamic State: Diary of life in Mosul

October 23, 2014 - 7:51pm
Mosul diary: Inside the city ruled by Islamic State
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'Sunshine can slow weight gain'

October 23, 2014 - 7:45pm
Exposure to sunshine could slow down weight gain and the development of diabetes, research on mice suggests.
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VIDEO: Exhibition on a changing Afghanistan

October 23, 2014 - 7:45pm
The Imperial War Museum's latest exhibition focuses on Afghanistan as British troops prepare to leave.
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Spanish art gems head for UK town

October 23, 2014 - 7:39pm
A new art gallery showing major works of art from Spain's "golden age" is to open in a former bank in Bishop Auckland, County Durham.
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Spurs boss hails Lamela wonder goal

October 23, 2014 - 7:26pm
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says Erik Lamela's Europa League wonder-strike was the best goal scored by one of his players.
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Job centres to get digital makeover

October 23, 2014 - 7:12pm
Computer workstations, electronic signature pads and free wi-fi are rolling out across UK job centres.
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VIDEO: Spirit of revolution simmers in Kiev

October 23, 2014 - 7:08pm
Steve Rosenberg visits Kiev to see how the recent violence in Ukraine has had an impact on who is running for parliament.
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