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South Africa issues Ebola travel ban

1 hour 4 min ago
South Africa says non-citizens arriving from Ebola-affected areas of West Africa will not be allowed into the country.

GCSE grades rise, but fall in English

1 hour 7 min ago
Hundreds of thousands of pupils are receiving their GCSE grades, with an overall rise in results despite changes to the exam system

Russian returns imported French pate

1 hour 15 min ago
Russian tourists have failed to bring home a supply of French pate from abroad, unaware they were flouting Moscow's food sanctions.

AEL Limassol 1-2 Tottenham

1 hour 23 min ago
Tottenham fight back from a goal down to take a 2-1 advantage in their Europa League play-off tie against Limassol.

Verstappen move is a risk - drivers

1 hour 56 min ago
Formula 1 drivers question Red Bull's decision to pick 16-year-old Max Verstappen to drive for Toro Rosso next year.

US Ebola patients out of hospital

1 hour 57 min ago
One of the US aid workers who recovered from the Ebola virus says he is "thrilled to be alive" as he and another patient are discharged from hospital.

Foley killers 'wanted $132m ransom'

1 hour 57 min ago
Islamic State jihadists demanded a $132m (£80m) ransom for the release of US journalist James Foley, his employer Globalpost says.

Ukraine inspects Russian aid convoy

2 hours 22 min ago
The Red Cross says Ukrainian customs checks have begun on Russian aid lorries destined for the besieged city of Luhansk.

Germany's modest millionaire dies

2 hours 29 min ago
Klaus Zapf, a German millionaire and removals entrepreneur who shunned the trappings of wealth, has died from a heart attack at the age of 62.

Hunt on for 'UK' beheading suspect

2 hours 35 min ago
Police and security services are trying to identify a jihadist - thought to be British - in connection with the killing of US journalist James Foley.

VIDEO: The threat posed by Dutch jihadists

2 hours 38 min ago
Islamic State militants have been accused of a number of atrocities in Iraq and Syria - but it is not just people from the region who have been fighting for the group.

S Africa MPs halt president's speech

2 hours 43 min ago
An address to parliament by South Africa's President Jacob Zuma is halted by opposition MPs chanting: "Pay back the money."

VIDEO: Ebola survivor 'thrilled to be alive'

2 hours 53 min ago
Ebola virus survivor Dr Kent Brantly has described how he is "thrilled to be alive" after contracting the infection while working in Liberia.

Dollar store rejects rival $9.7bn bid

3 hours 18 min ago
Family Dollar, the US-based discount store at the centre of a bidding war, rejects rival Dollar General's proposal to buy it in a deal worth about $9.7bn (£5.8bn).

VIDEO: Hanoi gardens' blooming trade

3 hours 19 min ago
Vietnam's lotus gardens are capitalising on an increasingly popular source of revenue. In midsummer when the flowers bloom, young and old flock to the gardens to have their pictures taken.

VIDEO: Mass rally as Hamas leaders buried

3 hours 30 min ago
Thousands of people have taken to the streets in Gaza for the funerals of three senior senior Hamas military commanders who were killed in an Israeli rocket strike.

Indonesia court upholds Widodo win

3 hours 34 min ago
Indonesia's top court upholds Joko Widodo's victory in July's presidential elections, rejecting an appeal from defeated candidate Prabowo Subianto.

US bank in record $16.7bn settlement

3 hours 47 min ago
Bank of America agrees to pay a record $16.7bn (£10bn) to US authorities for selling toxic mortgage loans that helped trigger the financial crisis.

US strikes in Iraq despite IS threat

4 hours 6 min ago
US jets carry out fresh strikes in Iraq, despite threats from militants to kill a second American captive after beheading journalist James Foley.

VIDEO: Ukraine crisis: Who controls what?

4 hours 15 min ago
Pro-Russian rebels, who had taken control of eastern Ukraine, are under pressure as government forces fight to regain control.