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UK woman dead after Mexico hurricane

32 min 32 sec ago
The body of a British woman missing since a hurricane hit the Mexican coast last weekend has been found, state prosecutors say.

VIDEO: Argentina president in Vatican talks

1 hour 4 min ago
Argentina's president discusses global finance with the Pope in private talks at the Vatican prior to a UN meeting about spiralling national debt.

Labour 'to raise minimum wage to £8'

1 hour 29 min ago
The minimum wage would rise to £8 per hour by the end of the next parliament if Labour wins the general election, leader Ed Miliband promises.

The volunteers of Baghdad's peace carnival

2 hours 29 min ago
How do you celebrate World Peace Day in Baghdad?

The volunteers of Baghdad's peace carnival

2 hours 29 min ago
How do you celebrate World Peace Day in Baghdad?

UN chief on streets for climate deal

2 hours 44 min ago
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will take part in a protest march this weekend to highlight global inaction on climate change.

VIDEO: Yemen in UN truce with Shia Houthi

2 hours 53 min ago
Yemen has agreed to a UN-brokered truce with a Shia Houthi group after a week of mounting clashes in the capital Sanaa raised fears of a sectarian war.

Nato: Ukraine truce 'in name only'

3 hours 10 min ago
A two-week-old ceasefire between Ukraine and pro-Russia separatists in the east is a truce "in name only", says Nato top commander Philip Breedlove.

VIDEO: Peruvian prison bank run by inmates

3 hours 28 min ago
Peru's largest prison has a bank run entirely by inmates, for inmates so they can save for their release and re-establish trustworthiness.

UK hostage's wife in appeal to IS

4 hours 23 min ago
The wife of a British taxi driver being held hostage by Islamic State appeals to the militants to "see it in their hearts" to release him.

How to go viral at Fashion Week

4 hours 48 min ago
How to go viral at New York fashion week

Detroit cuts off water for families

4 hours 53 min ago
Detroit cuts off water to non-payers of bills

Black America and the spanking debate

4 hours 56 min ago
Racism, spankings and an American legacy

Salmond: 'No' voters were 'tricked'

5 hours 3 min ago
Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond says "No" voters in last week's independence referendum were "tricked" by a late vow of more devolved powers.

From toilet to table, overcoming the ‘yuk’ factor

5 hours 4 min ago
How Haitians overcame the 'yuk' factor

Scottish ministers 'back Sturgeon'

5 hours 4 min ago
Half the Scottish cabinet are publicly backing Alex Salmond's deputy, Nicola Sturgeon, to replace him as SNP leader and first minister.

How Liberia lost its handshake

5 hours 7 min ago
How Ebola has prevented the traditional Liberian handshake

Getting a driving licence without a test

5 hours 19 min ago
How I got my driving licence without taking a test

VIDEO: Singing the Western Sahara blues

5 hours 21 min ago
Haunting melodies highlight refugee plight

VIDEO: Westgate mall attack - 60 seconds

5 hours 22 min ago
Background to the Westgate mall attack in 60 seconds