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Will coal exports kill the Great Barrier Reef?

30 min 39 sec ago
Will coal exports kill the Great Barrier Reef?

Obama 'optimistic' over Ebola in US

32 min 3 sec ago
President Barack Obama expresses cautious optimism about the Ebola situation in the US, as new screening rules are introduced in the country.

Mexico orders Iguala mayor's arrest

49 min 47 sec ago
Mexico orders the arrest of the mayor of the southern town of Iguala, where 43 students disappeared after clashing with police last month.

Soldier killed in Canada shootings

1 hour 20 min ago
A huge security operation is under way in Canada's capital Ottawa after a gunman killed a soldier at a war memorial and shots were fired in the parliament building.

Liverpool 0-3 Real Madrid

1 hour 30 min ago
Real Madrid score three goals in the first half to secure a comfortable 3-0 win at Liverpool in the Champions League.

RSC Anderlecht 1-2 Arsenal

1 hour 44 min ago
Arsenal score twice in the final two minutes to earn a dramatic comeback win at Champions League opponents Anderlecht.

Caterham F1 future in fresh doubt

1 hour 58 min ago
More doubt is cast on the future of Caterham as their new owners threaten to quit the team in a row with ex-owner Tony Fernandes.

Jerusalem car 'attack' kills baby

3 hours 12 min ago
A baby girl is killed and eight others injured after a car hits pedestrians in Jerusalem in what police are suggesting was a "terrorist attack".

'No rules broken over fans ban'

3 hours 59 min ago
Uefa says no rules were broken despite fans being at the game between CSKA Moscow and Manchester City.

Ebola: US restricts airport arrivals

4 hours 9 min ago
US rules requiring air passengers from the three West African countries worst hit by Ebola to travel via one of five airports come into effect.

WHO crisis team holds Ebola talks

4 hours 12 min ago
The World Health Organization's emergency committee holds talks on travel restrictions and screening measures on the Ebola outbreak.

Four guilty of Blackwater killings

4 hours 32 min ago
A US federal jury finds four Blackwater security guards guilty of killing 14 Iraqis in a square in Baghdad in 2007.

Cuba leads way on Ebola effort

4 hours 47 min ago
Cuba sends a second group of medical staff to West Africa to help fight the Ebola outbreak, becoming the biggest single provider of healthcare workers.

Freed N Korea detainee back in US

4 hours 55 min ago
A US citizen freed from detention in North Korea receives an emotional homecoming in Ohio as Washington works to release two other Americans.

US airbag recall expands to 7.8m cars

5 hours 4 min ago
US car safety regulators expand a recall of vehicles with potentially dangerous Takata airbags to 7.8 million, warning that owners should take 'immediate action'.

DNA yields secrets of human pioneer

5 hours 42 min ago
DNA analysis of a 45,000-year-old human has helped scientists pinpoint when our ancestors interbred with Neanderthals.

IRA let down abuse victims - Adams

5 hours 49 min ago
Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams apologises to sex abuse victims "let down" by the IRA during the Troubles.

Wilko Johnson is 'cancer free'

6 hours 3 min ago
Former Dr Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson says he has been "cured" of the terminal pancreatic cancer with which he was diagnosed in 2012.

PM: Buck stops with me on criminals

6 hours 13 min ago
Prime Minister David Cameron tells MPs the "buck stops with me" when it comes to deporting foreign criminals from the UK.

DJ Mike Read withdraws UKIP song

6 hours 36 min ago
Former BBC Radio 1 DJ Mike Read requests a song he wrote in support of UKIP be withdrawn from sale following complaints that it was racist.