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Air strikes help Syria town curb IS

October 7, 2014 - 11:33pm
The US-led coalition carries out its most sustained air attacks so far on the Turkey-Syria border town of Kobane, helping to curb Islamic State.
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Yahoo set to cut '400 jobs' in India

October 7, 2014 - 10:49pm
Tech giant Yahoo plans to cut jobs in Bangalore, India, which is considered one of its largest engineering hubs.
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Canberra ranked 'best place to live'

October 7, 2014 - 9:37pm
The Australian Capital Territory of Canberra ranks as the best place in the world to live, according to a report by the OECD.
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VIDEO: Night of clashes at Turkey protests

October 7, 2014 - 9:36pm
At least 12 people are killed in clashes between Kurdish protesters and police in Turkey.
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Canada approves anti-IS air strikes

October 7, 2014 - 9:29pm
Canada's parliament votes to allow the country's military to join the US-led campaign of air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq.
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Jail a 'nightmare', says freed Briton

October 7, 2014 - 9:00pm
A 69-year-old British man freed after spending 20 days in a Moroccan jail for "homosexual acts" says his experience "was a total nightmare".
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US Ebola patient on kidney dialysis

October 7, 2014 - 8:39pm
The first patient diagnosed in the US with Ebola is on a ventilator and kidney dialysis, as officials monitor those with whom he came in contact.
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Wonga TV advert banned by regulator

October 7, 2014 - 8:27pm
The UK's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) bans a TV advert by payday lender Wonga, following a complaint by a charity.
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Problem debt 'costs UK economy £8bn'

October 7, 2014 - 8:08pm
A leading debt charity says the knock-on costs for the economy of people getting into too much debt amount to more than £8bn a year.
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"Oye El Consejo" (Listen to My Advice) performed by Los Guayaberos, the musical group of legendary Cuban composer, Faustino Oramas (1911-2007; "El Guayabero").