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French PM Valls wins confidence vote

1 hour 21 min ago
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls narrowly wins a crucial confidence vote in parliament, despite a recent cabinet revolt over austerity measures.

UN calls for $1bn to fight Ebola

1 hour 29 min ago
The UN says it needs $1bn to fight the West Africa Ebola outbreak, described as "unparalleled in modern times", as experts warn that time is running out.

South Sudan bans foreign workers

1 hour 34 min ago
South Sudan government issues an order to non-governmental organisations and private firms to fire foreign workers by mid-October amid an aid crisis.

US 'would consider Iraq ground troops'

1 hour 58 min ago
US ground forces could be deployed against Islamic State militants if the current strategy fails, a top US general says.

PCC resigns over child abuse scandal

2 hours 28 min ago
South Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright resigns over the Rotherham child abuse scandal.

Campaigns seize on Scotland pledge

2 hours 30 min ago
Both sides in the Scottish independence referendum debate seize on a pledge by the three main Westminster parties to devolve more powers.

Russia 'must boost Crimea forces'

2 hours 46 min ago
Russia needs to boost forces in Crimea because of the Ukraine crisis and a foreign military build-up, Russia's defence minister says.

Ukraine rebels to get self-rule

2 hours 48 min ago
Ukrainian MPs adopt a law granting special status to parts of eastern regions held by pro-Russian rebels and an amnesty for rebel fighters.

Would-be school gunman sentenced

2 hours 52 min ago
A man persuaded by an Atlanta-area school worker to surrender rather than go on a shooting rampage is sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Odile storm moves up Mexico coast

2 hours 53 min ago
Tropical storm Odile is moving up Mexico's Baja California peninsula, bringing heavy rains and the threat of mudslides and flash floods.

Bosses and cash vanish at shoe firm

2 hours 56 min ago
Chinese footwear firm Ultrasonic has announced the disappearance of its chief executive and chief operating officer, along with most of its cash.

Lagos building disaster toll rises

3 hours 35 sec ago
Some 60 people are now known to have died when a guesthouse for followers of a TV evangelist collapsed in Lagos four days ago.

Tardy ex-minister chased off plane

3 hours 30 min ago
Irate passengers prevent a senior Pakistani politician from boarding a flight, after they were kept on board for two hours until he arrived.

Pistorius judge 'threats concern'

3 hours 35 min ago
Some legal groups in South Africa express concern over threats directed at the judge who found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide and not murder.

Nato troops killed in Kabul bombing

3 hours 58 min ago
A Taliban suicide car bomber attacks a foreign military convoy in the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing three Nato personnel and injuring at least 16 civilians.

CCTV released in Thai murder hunt

4 hours 18 min ago
Police hunting for suspects of the murder of two Britons in Thailand release CCTV images as the victims' families pay tribute.

Global firms 'need new tax rules'

4 hours 19 min ago
Moves to tackle corporate tax avoidance on a global scale are unveiled by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Rob Ford says he is 'pretty sick'

4 hours 23 min ago
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford tells a columnist he is feeling "pretty sick" in hospital as he undergoes testing for tumours in his abdomen and lungs.

Rio archbishop robbed for crucifix

4 hours 39 min ago
Armed robbers steal the archbishop of Rio de Janeiro's crucifix, even though one of the gang recognised him and apologised.

Thompson 'wept' over stage return

4 hours 45 min ago
Actress Emma Thompson says her recent stage comeback in Sweeney Todd brought her to tears and that it is a "dream come true" to bring the production to London.