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Israel and Hamas agree 12-hour truce

1 hour 8 min ago
Israel and Hamas agree to a 12-hour humanitarian window in Gaza on Saturday, as international efforts continue to negotiate a seven-day ceasefire.

The man serving life for marijuana

1 hour 25 min ago
The man serving a life sentence for marijuana

The man serving life for marijuana

1 hour 25 min ago
The man serving a life sentence for marijuana

Kuwait: Fear over freedoms as nationalities revoked

1 hour 30 min ago
Growing concern for rights as Kuwait revokes citizenships

The most important battle you've probably never heard of

1 hour 42 min ago
The most important battle you have probably never heard of

The most important battle you've probably never heard of

1 hour 42 min ago
The most important battle you have probably never heard of

Arsenal set to sign £16m Chambers

1 hour 44 min ago
Arsenal are close to completing the signing of Southampton defender Calum Chambers for a fee of about £16m.

Peru to auction Montesinos jewels

1 hour 46 min ago
The Peruvian government is to sell dozens of gold watches and diamond-encrusted cufflinks seized from disgraced ex-spy chief Vladimiro Montesinos.

Peru to auction Montesinos jewels

1 hour 46 min ago
The Peruvian government is to sell dozens of gold watches and diamond-encrusted cufflinks seized from disgraced ex-spy chief Vladimiro Montesinos.

English councils propose 'Tesco tax'

2 hours 3 min ago
A group of local councils in England is formally asking the government for new powers to tax large supermarkets, a plan dubbed the "Tesco tax".

English councils propose 'Tesco tax'

2 hours 3 min ago
A group of local councils in England is formally asking the government for new powers to tax large supermarkets, a plan dubbed the "Tesco tax".

VIDEO: Ebola death confirmed in Nigeria

2 hours 35 min ago
Nigeria's health minister has confirmed that Ebola caused the death of a Liberian man who died in quarantine in Lagos.

VIDEO: Isis 'overruns' Syrian military base

2 hours 38 min ago
Fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis) say they have taken over a large Syrian army base on the outskirts of the city of Raqqa in north-eastern Syria.

£20m Lovren to have Liverpool medical

3 hours 2 min ago
Southampton defender Dejan Lovren will undergo a medical with Liverpool this weekend after the clubs agree a £20m fee.

US 'will send migrant youths home'

3 hours 37 min ago
President Obama says undocumented immigrant children without legal claims to be in the US will be sent home, as he meets Central American leaders.

Gaza protests show a divided Berlin

4 hours 27 sec ago
Gaza conflict leaves Germans confused over who to support

Israel rejects truce 'as it stands'

4 hours 8 min ago
Israel's security cabinet rejects a Gaza ceasefire proposal by John Kerry "as it stands" while its defence minister warns operations may be expanded.

Thousands welcome Giants to city

4 hours 28 min ago
An estimated 100,000 people lined Liverpool's streets to welcome three giant marionettes which tell the story of the city during World War One.

CAR rebel leader rejects ceasefire

4 hours 55 min ago
Seleka rebels in the Central African Republic reject a ceasefire deal and demand the country be partitioned between Muslims and Christians.

England's Rowsell wins pursuit gold

5 hours 8 min ago
England's Joanna Rowsell wins gold in the Commonwealth individual pursuit but Jason Kenny has to settle for sprint silver.