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Briton in Sierra Leone 'has Ebola'

22 min 4 sec ago
A British national living in Sierra Leone has tested positive for the Ebola virus, the Department of Health says.

Abbas and Egypt urge new Gaza talks

25 min 21 sec ago
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas joins Egypt to call on Israel and Hamas to launch fresh talks in Cairo, days after a previous truce collapsed.

Crystal Palace 1-3 West Ham United

59 min 26 sec ago
Goals from debutant Mauro Zarate, Stuart Downing and Carlton Cole see West Ham cruise past managerless Crystal Palace

May pledges new anti-extremist powers

1 hour 3 min ago
New measures to fight extremist groups are being looked at by the government, the home secretary says, as she defends its counter-terrorism strategy.

UN call to 'prevent Iraq massacre'

1 hour 20 min ago
A UN envoy calls for action to prevent what he says may be the possible massacre of Iraqis in the town of Amerli, besieged by Islamic State.

VIDEO: 'Tailback' as dog rescued from LA highway

1 hour 41 min ago
A stray dog was rescued from a busy Los Angeles highway after motorists worked together to capture the animal.

Ivorian land border shut over Ebola

1 hour 41 min ago
Ivory Coast becomes the latest African country to close land borders to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus on to its territory.

Swansea City 1-0 Burnley

2 hours 1 min ago
Swansea City maintain their winning start to the Premier League season as they hold on to win at home to newly promoted Burnley.

Chelsea 2-0 Leicester City

2 hours 1 min ago
Diego Costa and Eden Hazard score as Chelsea eventually break down a stubborn Leicester to maintain their 100% start to the season.

Iceland issues volcano red alert

2 hours 20 min ago
Iceland issues a red alert for the Bardarbunga volcano, closing air space over the eruption site but all airports currently remain open.

Albert Reynolds' body lies in repose

2 hours 38 min ago
The body of the former Irish prime minister Albert Reynolds is lying in repose in Dublin ahead of his funeral on Monday.

Migrant boat sinks off Libyan coast

3 hours 1 min ago
Dozens of people are thought to have drowned after a boat loaded with at least 170 migrants sank off the coast of Libya.

China film festival shut down

3 hours 29 min ago
The Chinese authorities shut down an independent film festival, which had suffered disruption in the past, on its opening day.

Russian aid convoy leaves Ukraine

3 hours 52 min ago
Lorries from an unauthorised Russian aid convoy cross back from rebel-held east Ukraine as German Chancellor Angela Merkel holds talks in Kiev.

Aston Villa 0-0 Newcastle United

3 hours 57 min ago
Aston Villa and Newcastle United emerge with a point each after an entertaining but goalless draw at Villa Park

Rosberg beats Hamilton to pole

4 hours 26 min ago
Nico Rosberg beats Lewis Hamilton to pole position at the Belgian Grand Prix in treacherous wet conditions.

Men remanded after container death

5 hours 40 min ago
Two lorry drivers from Northern Ireland are remanded in custody following the death of an Afghan migrant found in a container at Tilbury docks in Essex.

'Dozens killed' in CAR mine collapse

6 hours 12 min ago
At least 25 people have died in the collapse of a rebel-held gold mine in the southern Central African Republic, officials say.

VIDEO: SpaceX rocket explodes during testing

6 hours 35 min ago
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded shortly after lift-off on Friday at the company's site in McGregor, Texas.

Mackay faces fresh text allegations

7 hours 11 min ago
Malky Mackay is facing fresh allegations about text messages he is claimed to have shared with Iain Moody while Cardiff boss.