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'Cut Somali piracy with development'

1 hour 26 min ago
Piracy off Somalia's coast would fall sharply if the country's economy became more developed, a study says.

Obama sides with Texas on border fix

1 hour 30 min ago
President Barack Obama sides with Republican Texas Governor Rick Perry on ideas to shore up security on the US-Mexico border.

Russian nationalist sees war with Ukraine

1 hour 57 min ago
Russian nationalist thinker predicts war with Ukraine

Netherlands 0-0 Argentina (4-2 on pens)

2 hours 34 min ago
Argentina will play Germany in Sunday's World Cup final after beating the Netherlands on penalties in a drab semi-final.

Bieber gets two years' probation

2 hours 40 min ago
Canadian pop star Justin Bieber is sentenced to two years' probation and community service over the egging of his neighbour's home in California.

The ancient sites targeted by high-tech guns

2 hours 48 min ago
How ancient treasures in Syria are being bombed to pieces

What's in a name?

3 hours 19 min ago
Would Google have made it as BackRub?

South Sudan economy in fragile state

3 hours 19 min ago
War-torn South Sudan's oil-rich economy on the edge of collapse

India set to present federal budget

3 hours 19 min ago
Measures aimed at reviving India's slowing economy are set to be announced by the country's new government, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in its budget on Thursday.

Google Glass controlled by brainwave

3 hours 19 min ago
A London start-up hacks Google Glass so it can be controlled by a person's brainwaves.

VIDEO: Drone helps Fukushima clean-up

3 hours 39 min ago
Scientists at the University of Bristol have successfully mapped radiation levels around a Japanese power station using a drone.

Fifa partner CEO cedes credentials

3 hours 51 min ago
The director of a Fifa partner firm held in Brazil over an inquiry into the illegal sale of World Cup tickets gives up his tournament credentials.

Uruguay legal cannabis sale delayed

4 hours 32 min ago
Uruguayan President Jose Mujica says legal cannabis sales will be delayed until next year due to "practical difficulties".

Israel 'to intensify Gaza attacks'

4 hours 45 min ago
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu vows to step up attacks on Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip, as the conflict between the two sides escalates.

VIDEO: Contest to find new Swiss anthem

5 hours 45 min ago
A contest is under way to compose a new national anthem for Switzerland, but what makes an ideal anthem?

VIDEO: Contest to find new Swiss anthem

5 hours 45 min ago
A contest is under way to compose a new national anthem for Switzerland, but what makes an ideal anthem?

NSA and FBI 'spied on US Muslims'

6 hours 52 min ago
The US spied on the emails of five high-profile Muslim Americans in an effort to identify security threats, documents leaked by Edward Snowden show.

NSA and FBI 'spied on US Muslims'

6 hours 52 min ago
The US spied on emails of five high-profile Muslim Americans to try to identify security threats, documents leaked by Edward Snowden show.

Neymar recovery going 'very well'

7 hours 9 min ago
Barcelona say Brazil playmaker Neymar is recovering "very well" from the fractured vertebra which ended his World Cup.

Neymar recovery going 'very well'

7 hours 9 min ago
Barcelona say Brazil playmaker Neymar is recovering "very well" from the fractured vertebra which ended his World Cup.