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Visiting a Kurdish capital in the US

34 min 33 sec ago
Middle Eastern haven in the American south

How Ivory Coast is trying to halt Ebola

39 min 2 sec ago
The Ebola journey no-one in Ivory Coast wants to take

How Ivory Coast is trying to halt Ebola

39 min 2 sec ago
The Ebola journey no-one in Ivory Coast wants to take

VIDEO: California's new gold rush

46 min 4 sec ago
Recession drives new wave of prospectors into the wild

VIDEO: California's new gold rush

46 min 4 sec ago
Recession drives new wave of prospectors into the wild

The millionaires who rescue people at sea

57 min 7 sec ago
The millionaires who rescue people at sea

The millionaires who rescue people at sea

57 min 7 sec ago
The millionaires who rescue people at sea

IS militants 'behead Kurdish man'

1 hour 21 min ago
The Islamic State group releases a video appearing to show militants killing a Kurdish man as a warning to forces fighting it in northern Iraq.

IS militants 'behead Kurdish man'

1 hour 21 min ago
The Islamic State group releases a video appearing to show militants killing a Kurdish man as a warning to forces fighting it in northern Iraq.

Brazil Amazon loggers arrested

1 hour 32 min ago
Brazilian police arrest eight members of a criminal organisation they believe was the "biggest destroyer" of the Amazon rainforest, committing crimes worth millions of dollars.

Brazil Amazon loggers arrested

1 hour 32 min ago
Brazilian police arrest eight members of a criminal organisation they believe was the "biggest destroyer" of the Amazon rainforest, committing crimes worth millions of dollars.

Diana's Bake Off exit announced

1 hour 38 min ago
Great British Bake Off contestant Diana Beard has left the show, but the BBC says her exit was due to illness, not a controversy over the latest episode.

Ebola Africa travel bans to be axed

1 hour 43 min ago
West African health ministers meeting in Ghana follow WHO advice and lift travel restrictions on countries affected by the Ebola outbreak.

Ebola Africa travel bans to be axed

1 hour 43 min ago
West African health ministers meeting in Ghana follow WHO advice and lift travel restrictions on countries affected by the Ebola outbreak.

New hospital food rules introduced

1 hour 47 min ago
Hospitals in England will be expected to provide a higher standard of food under new rules being introduced by the government.

New hospital food rules introduced

1 hour 47 min ago
Hospitals in England will be expected to provide a higher standard of food under new rules being introduced by the government.

Google trials drone deliveries

2 hours 47 min ago
Google reveals it has built and tested its own drones as part of a plan to make automated deliveries to remote homes as well as disaster-hit zones.

VIDEO: US blames Russia for Ukraine violence

3 hours 9 min ago
The United States and Nato accuse Russia of stoking violence in eastern Ukraine.

Liverpool drawn against Real Madrid

3 hours 13 min ago
Liverpool are drawn against holders Real Madrid as Manchester City get a tough draw in the Champions League.

Nato: Russian troops are in Ukraine

3 hours 37 min ago
Nato releases satellite images which it says show Russian forces inside Ukraine to help rebels fight government troops - a claim Russia denies.