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Paying for the air you breathe in Venezuela

46 min 50 sec ago
Paying for the air you breathe in Venezuela

Taxpayers 'lost £1bn' on Royal Mail

1 hour 39 sec ago
Taxpayers may have lost out on around £1bn in undervalued Royal Mail shares and assets, a committee of MPs has said.

The Indian workers punished with an axe

1 hour 2 min ago
The Indian workers mutilated for refusing to be slaves

Ivory Coast stallholders turn to digital marketplace

1 hour 3 min ago
Ivory Coast stallholders go digital but need more tech to flourish

Is this Italy's Mark Zuckerberg?

1 hour 3 min ago
Can Matteo Achilli follow in Facebook's footsteps?

Tearful Neymar: I was almost paralysed

1 hour 17 min ago
Brazil star Neymar breaks down in tears and claims the challenge that ended his World Cup could have left him paralysed.

Kerry in Kabul amid Afghan poll row

2 hours 17 min ago
US Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Afghanistan to help resolve tensions over the country's hotly disputed presidential elections.

VIDEO: Militants flee North Waziristan assault

2 hours 21 min ago
Pakistan's military says its anti-militant offensive in a north-western tribal area has now taken control of 80% of the strategic town of Miranshah.

Head of Fifa partner 'flees arrest'

2 hours 27 min ago
Ray Whelan, head of Fifa partner Match Hospitality, has evaded arrest in Brazil over alleged illegal World Cup ticket sales, Rio police say.

Brooks matinee plan 'not feasible'

3 hours 4 min ago
A deal proposing to stage two Garth Brooks concerts in Dublin as matinees has been described as "not feasible".

No charges in US Capitol chase death

3 hours 13 min ago
Police officers who fatally shot an unarmed woman after she led them on a car chase through Washington DC will not face criminal charges.

HIV re-emerges in 'cured' US girl

3 hours 19 min ago
A child born in the US with HIV and believed cured after very early treatment has now been found to still harbour the virus, doctors say.

UN chief in Gaza ceasefire appeal

3 hours 32 min ago
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon appeals for a ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza.

Chile's Sanchez signs for Arsenal

4 hours 14 min ago
Chile international forward Alexis Sanchez signs for Arsenal from Barcelona for in the region of £35m.

Boehner calls for migrant law change

4 hours 19 min ago
House Speaker John Boehner wants to speed up the deportation of children migrating illegally, to ease the growing border crisis.

Egyptian statue sells for £16m

4 hours 20 min ago
A 4,000-year-old Egyptian statue is sold for nearly £16m at Christie's of London, amid calls from the country's ambassador for it to be handed back to Egypt.

New combat jet's UK debut cancelled

4 hours 28 min ago
The F-35 combat jet, due to be used on Britain's new aircraft carriers, will not appear at the Royal International Air Tattoo on Friday.

Despite humiliation by Germany, Brazilians unlikely to back Argentina

4 hours 46 min ago
Why many Brazilians will be backing Germany on Sunday

Italy church parade sparks mafia row

5 hours 6 min ago
A Catholic bishop in southern Italy suspends all church processions after a parade took a detour to salute a mafia boss who was under house arrest.

US sues Amazon over app spending

5 hours 36 min ago
The US Federal Trade Commission sues Amazon, alleging it allowed millions of dollars of unauthorised purchases by children in its mobile app store.