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Easy Rider motorcycle sold for $1.35m

October 19, 2014 - 12:35pm
A customised motorcycle said to have featured in 1969 film Easy Rider is auctioned for $1.35m (£838,821), despite claims it is not authentic.
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Taliban launch deadly Afghan attacks

October 19, 2014 - 12:07pm
Hundreds of Taliban fighters carry out two attacks in central and eastern Afghanistan, killing at least four Afghan soldiers.
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Ebola nurse Pooley back in Africa

October 19, 2014 - 11:19am
William Pooley, the British nurse who contracted Ebola while volunteering in West Africa, returns to Sierra Leone to work at a hospital.
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Queens Park Rangers 2-3 Liverpool

October 19, 2014 - 11:12am
Four goals in a breathless final eight minutes sees Liverpool clinch a dramatic win over QPR who remain bottom.
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Sinden honoured at theatre awards

October 19, 2014 - 11:04am
Actor Sir Donald Sinden is honoured posthumously at the UK Theatre Awards with an accolade named after fellow actor knight Sir John Gielgud.
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Paisley 'cast influential shadow'

October 19, 2014 - 10:57am
Former first minister Ian Paisley "cast an influential shadow over three generations", guests at a memorial service in Belfast are told.
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Koreas 'exchange fire over border'

October 19, 2014 - 10:39am
North and South Korea briefly exchange gunfire over their heavily fortified border, in the second such incident in over a week, officials say.
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Germany 'must increase investment'

October 19, 2014 - 10:36am
The German government must increase investment to improve competitiveness, says finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble.
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VIDEO: 'Hero' rescues man from burning house

October 19, 2014 - 10:26am
A man has been rescued from a burning house in California in the US.
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VIDEO: Why are protesters targeting Mong Kok?

October 19, 2014 - 10:03am
The BBC's Celia Hatton reports on why pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong see the Mong Kok district as key to their movement.
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VIDEO: Cliff diving champions crowned

October 19, 2014 - 9:51am
There were spectacular scenes in Yuctan, Mexico, this Saturday for the final event of the 2014 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series.
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All nations 'have a stake' in Ebola

October 19, 2014 - 9:06am
Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says all nations have a stake in the fight against Ebola, which "respects no borders".
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Beijing marathon runners hit by smog

October 19, 2014 - 8:54am
The 34th Beijing International Marathon goes ahead despite concerns about "hazardous" air quality, with many runners resorting to wearing face masks.
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West Bromwich Albion v Manchester United

October 19, 2014 - 8:49am
Preview followed by live coverage of Monday's Premier League game between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester United.
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Internet trolls face longer sentences

October 19, 2014 - 8:03am
People who post abusive messages online could face up to two years in jail under new laws proposed by Justice Secretary Chris Grayling.
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Catholic synod vote 'disappointing'

October 19, 2014 - 7:31am
Catholic gay rights groups express dismay at the rejection by bishops of proposals for wider acceptance of gay people, backed by Pope Francis.
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VIDEO: The quest for an Ebola vaccine

October 19, 2014 - 7:01am
Authorities in West Africa are struggling to deal with the Ebola outbreak which has already claimed thousands of lives in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.
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Search ends for Nepal survivors

October 19, 2014 - 6:12am
Rescue teams in Nepal say there are no trekkers left stranded, after completing their search for survivors of a devastating Himalayan storm.
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Body found in US hunt for student

October 19, 2014 - 5:54am
Virginia state police say they have found a body which could be that of Hannah Graham, a British-born student missing since 13 September.
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VIDEO: Refugee misery for Iraqi Christians

October 19, 2014 - 4:40am
When Islamic State militants swept across northern Iraq during the summer, people from Christian communities were threatened with death if they refused to convert to Islam.
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Rumors continue 60 years after Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin's death. Did he die as a result of a stroke or was he assassinated by a member or members of his inner circle?