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VIDEO: Last of the castanet makers?

1 hour 14 min ago
Keeping the sound of Spain's clacking castanets alive

The PoW who built a $180m business

1 hour 17 min ago
The US prisoner of war who built a $180m company

VIDEO: Mexico's earthquake 'moles'

1 hour 23 min ago
The elite team travelling the world to help in rescues

The growing outcry over police confiscation

1 hour 28 min ago
Anger builds in US over property confiscation by police

The freedivers who swim with whales

1 hour 29 min ago
The freedivers risking their lives to swim with whales

Odile storm moves up Mexico coast

1 hour 38 min ago
Tropical storm Odile is moving up Mexico's Baja California peninsula, bringing heavy rains and the threat of mudslides and flash floods.

Radisson halts Vikings sponsorship

1 hour 40 min ago
Hotel chain Radisson suspends its sponsorship of NFL team Minnesota Vikings after one of their players was charged with child abuse.

The plight of Moldova's orphanage children

1 hour 43 min ago
Plight of Moldova's orphanage children

Academy regulation 'too weak'

1 hour 44 min ago
Checks and balances on how academy chains in England spend large amounts of public money are "too weak", according to research.

Pennsylvania police 'killer' named

1 hour 55 min ago
Pennsylvania State Police identify a suspect in the killing of one state trooper and the wounding of another on Friday.

Campaigns seize on Scotland pledge

2 hours 55 min ago
Both sides in the Scottish independence referendum debate seize on a pledge by the three main Westminster parties to devolve more powers.

Liverpool 2-1 Ludogorets Razgrad

2 hours 57 min ago
A late Steven Gerrard penalty gives Liverpool a dramatic victory after Mario Balotelli scores his first goal for the club.

Chief defends Kashmir flood response

3 hours 23 sec ago
The top official in Indian-administered Kashmir defends the response to the region's worst flooding in decades, which have killed more than 200.

Ebola global security threat - Obama

3 hours 31 min ago
US President Barack Obama calls the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a threat to security worldwide while announcing a larger US role, including 3,000 troops, to help fight the virus.

VIDEO: Controlled explosion on US bridge

3 hours 46 min ago
Part of a bridge has been demolished near Paducah in Kentucky, in the US.

Borussia Dortmund 2-0 Arsenal

3 hours 53 min ago
Arsenal make a losing start to their Champions League campaign as Borussia Dortmund secure a deserved victory.

Nasa picks astronaut ship designs

4 hours 3 min ago
The US space agency picks the companies it hopes can take the country's astronauts back into space - a capability lost when the shuttles retired in 2011.

'100 children died' in Malta sinking

4 hours 19 min ago
Up to 100 children may have been among 500 people who drowned after a migrant boat sank near Malta last week, a migration body says.

Fiji coup leader faces electorate

5 hours 7 min ago
Fiji's coup leader and former military ruler Frank Bainimarama faces voters in the first election since he seized power in 2006.

Global firms 'need new tax rules'

5 hours 18 min ago
Moves to tackle corporate tax avoidance on a global scale are unveiled by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).