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Matisse show Tate's biggest success

September 15, 2014 - 7:21am
An exhibition of Henri Matisse's cut-out art is the most successful exhibition held to date at the Tate with more than 560,000 visitors.
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Pardew has owner Ashley's backing

September 15, 2014 - 6:59am
Manager Alan Pardew retains the support of Newcastle owner Mike Ashley despite Saturday's 4-0 loss at Southampton.
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Phones 4U shops closing for business

September 15, 2014 - 6:26am
Retailer Phones 4U has gone into administration putting 5,596 jobs at risk, as network provider EE joins Vodafone in not renewing its contract.
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Thai tuna firm nets Norwegian rival

September 15, 2014 - 6:05am
The world's biggest producer of canned tuna, Thai Union Frozen Products, is buying Norwegian seafood firm King Oscar for an undisclosed sum.
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Heineken rejects SABMiller offer

September 15, 2014 - 5:54am
Dutch brewing giant Heineken has rejected a takeover offer from SABMiller saying the proposal is "non-actionable".
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Norman 'should make full recovery'

September 15, 2014 - 5:36am
Two-time Open champion Greg Norman is expected "to make a full recovery" after he injured his arm in a chainsaw accident.
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Rosetta comet landing site chosen

September 15, 2014 - 5:14am
Europe's Rosetta mission, which aims to land on a 4km-wide comet later this year, identifies what it thinks is the safest place to touch down.
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Vietnam drug addicts escape rehab

September 15, 2014 - 4:51am
At least 400 drug addicts escape from a rehabilitation centre in northern Vietnam where they were receiving compulsory treatment.
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Idris Elba movie displaces Guardians

September 15, 2014 - 4:47am
Thriller No Good Deed, starring British actor Idris Elda, ends the four-week reign of Guardians of the Galaxy at the top of the US box office.
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Sinopec sells stake for $17.5bn

September 15, 2014 - 4:45am
Sinopec strikes a deal with 25 local and foreign investors to sell 30% of its retail arm in a deal valued at $17.5bn.
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German anti-euro party wins seats

September 15, 2014 - 4:43am
A conservative German anti-euro party, Alternative for Germany (AfD), picks up seats in two more regional parliaments.
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Abbott governs from indigenous area

September 15, 2014 - 4:27am
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is spending a week governing the country from a remote indigenous community in the Northern Territory.
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Actress cleavage tweet sparks anger

September 15, 2014 - 4:25am
Bollywood stars join hundreds expressing outrage on Twitter after a top Indian newspaper published a photo of actress Deepika Padukone's cleavage.
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First Android One smartphones launch

September 15, 2014 - 4:16am
The first Android One handsets go on sale in India, offering “high quality” features and downloads at a relatively low price.
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VIDEO: What is Alibaba? In 60 seconds

September 15, 2014 - 4:12am
Alibaba founder Jack Ma – in 60 seconds
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Traitors in Putin's Russia

September 15, 2014 - 4:05am
Russian wanted over Litvinenko killing takes on 'traitors' on TV
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Health fears after Kashmir floods

September 15, 2014 - 3:00am
Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir prepare for an outbreak of water-borne diseases after the region was hit by its worst flooding in decades.
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VIDEO: Polish theatre will play to the gods

September 15, 2014 - 2:53am
Kasia Madera reports from Poland on the Gdansk Shakespeare Theatre, which has a unique opening roof.
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Ancient China fish 'nearly extinct'

September 15, 2014 - 2:28am
The Chinese sturgeon, thought to have existed for more than 140 million years, is now on the brink of extinction, say local media.
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VIDEO: Invictus closing ceremony highlights

September 15, 2014 - 2:18am
The Invictus Games have been brought to a close in London with a sell-out concert at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
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