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Australia marks Anzac centenary

1 hour 34 min ago
Thousands gather in the Australian town of Albany to mark the centenary of the departure of the first Anzac troops in World War One.

Meulensteen criticises Rodgers

1 hour 40 min ago
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is paying the price for not investing in his backroom staff, says Rene Meulensteen.

Space project continues - Branson

2 hours 4 min ago
Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson vows to continue his space tourism venture despite the SpaceShipTwo craft crashing in the US, killing a pilot.

VIDEO: Ebola carers 'face discrimination'

3 hours 10 min ago
An increasing number of health workers worry that they may face discrimination when they return home.

VIDEO: Peshmerga fighters 'in Kobane'

November 1, 2014 - 12:47am
Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters cross the Turkish border to help defend the Syrian town of Kobane from Islamic State.

Funeral of murdered SA footballer

November 1, 2014 - 12:33am
Tens of thousands of mourners are expected to attend the funeral of murdered South African football captain Senzo Meyiwa in Durban.

Power struggle in Burkina Faso

November 1, 2014 - 12:25am
A split emerges within Burkina Faso's armed forces over who is leading the country following the resignation of President Blaise Campaore.

Virgin spacecraft crash kills pilot

October 31, 2014 - 10:24pm
A pilot is killed and another is injured as Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo space tourism craft crashes in California.

Burkina Faso's president resigns

October 31, 2014 - 10:14pm
Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore resigns following violent protests, with army chief Honore Traore taking over as head of state.

Uruguay registers cannabis growers

October 31, 2014 - 9:45pm
The Uruguayan government announces the start of registration for licensed cannabis growers as part of its plan to legalise the drug.

Uruguay registers cannabis growers

October 31, 2014 - 9:45pm
The Uruguayan government announces the start of registration for licensed cannabis growers as part of its plan to legalise the drug.

Boko Haram denies ceasefire claim

October 31, 2014 - 9:38pm
Militant group Boko Haram denies claims by Nigeria's government that it has agreed to a ceasefire and will release 219 abducted girls.

UK travellers warned of terror threat

October 31, 2014 - 9:24pm
The Foreign Office warns British travellers they could be targeted by terrorists seeking revenge for UK air strikes against Islamic State militants.

Mexico orders release of US marine

October 31, 2014 - 9:17pm
A US marine imprisoned in Mexico for driving a vehicle loaded with firearms across the border is released after eight months.

Mexico orders release of US marine

October 31, 2014 - 9:17pm
A US marine imprisoned in Mexico for driving a vehicle loaded with firearms across the border is released after eight months.

Police cautions 'to be scrapped'

October 31, 2014 - 8:43pm
The use of police cautions - where those who commit minor offences are given a formal warning - is set to be scrapped in England and Wales.

The blind man leading the blind orchestra

October 31, 2014 - 8:32pm
The blind maestro leading an all-blind orchestra

VIDEO: The right to kiss in India?

October 31, 2014 - 8:25pm
Thousands pledge to defy India's 'moral police'

Are Corsica's days of militants and the mafia over?

October 31, 2014 - 8:01pm
Are Corsica's days of the mafia and militants over?

Love to Patrick

October 31, 2014 - 7:59pm
The official who enraged his boss by sending 'Love to Patrick'