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Cameron: No 'opt out' of IS fight

1 hour 20 min ago
The fight against Islamic State (IS) militants is one "you cannot opt out of", David Cameron says during a visit to the US.

Seattle to fine for wasted food

1 hour 54 min ago
The Seattle city council votes to fine businesses and residents that waste too much food, in an effort to boost composting and recycling.

Obama makes impassioned climate plea

2 hours 49 min ago
US President Barack Obama tells a UN climate change meeting in New York that the problem is growing faster than the world's efforts to address it.

Liverpool 2-2 Middlesbrough

2 hours 59 min ago
Liverpool beat Middlesbrough 14-13 in an extraordinary penalty shootout to progress to the fourth round of the Capital One Cup.

Hostage family receives plea for life

3 hours 10 min ago
The family of British hostage Alan Henning receives an audio file of him "pleading for his life".

IS 'not America's fight alone'

3 hours 17 min ago
President Obama hails the support of Arab nations in air strikes which reportedly killed dozens of Islamic State and jihadist militants in Syria.

Charges in Philadelphia 'hate crime'

3 hours 37 min ago
Philadelphia police are seeking three people in connection with the beating of a gay couple in the city centre.

VIDEO: DiCaprio: Climate change 'not a fiction'

4 hours 3 min ago
The Hollywood actor, Leonardo DiCaprio, tells a UN climate change meeting in New York that climate change is not ''a fiction''.

Vatican arrests ex-envoy over abuse

4 hours 19 min ago
The Vatican places its former ambassador to the Dominican Republic, Jozef Wesolowski, under house arrest on charges of sexually abusing children.

Arsenal 1-2 Southampton

4 hours 23 min ago
Southampton come from behind to beat Arsenal in a superb Capital One Cup third-round tie at the Emirates Stadium.

Colorado taco truck 'sold meth'

4 hours 50 min ago
Police in Denver arrest 17 people they say were part of a drug ring that sold methamphetamine and cocaine from a taco food truck.

India gears up for big Mars moment

5 hours 34 min ago
India hopes to make history shortly by putting its first satellite in orbit around the Red Planet.

Nigeria back-tracks on Chibok girls

6 hours 29 min ago
Nigeria's army retracts its statement that some of the schoolgirls abducted in April by Islamist militants have been freed.

Cape Town shuts pro-gay mosque

6 hours 39 min ago
A gay-friendly mosque opened in Cape Town last week is closed because it does not have any parking spaces, a South African official tells the BBC.

Bolt aims for 19-second 200m barrier

6 hours 40 min ago
Six-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt says he can lower his 100m and 200m world records before the end of his career.

Ukraine rebels declare early vote

7 hours 26 min ago
Rebel leaders in eastern Ukraine say they will hold elections on 2 November, in an apparent show of defiance towards the government in Kiev.

Imperial calls tobacco tax ‘unjust’

7 hours 31 min ago
One of Britain's biggest cigarette companies labels Ed Miliband's plans for a new "tobacco tax" as "unjust and just a bad idea".

Views on Syria from a small US town

7 hours 38 min ago
Views on Syria air strikes from a small US town

Air France pilots protest in Paris

7 hours 49 min ago
Up to 200 Air France pilots have demonstrated in Paris over the company's plan to expand its low-cost airline.

VIDEO: Colombia tower blocks demolished

7 hours 57 min ago
Engineers in the Colombian city of Medellin have blown up four tower blocks at the Space apartment complex, which was deemed unsafe following a deadly collapse.