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Apology for flaw in South Korea exam

50 min 32 sec ago
South Korea's education minister apologises for a mistake in the national college entrance exam which meant two answers were correct.

Deadline day for Iran nuclear deal

56 min 49 sec ago
Diplomats in Vienna are to make a final push for a deal on Iran's nuclear programme ahead of a 23:00 GMT deadline, amid talk of an extension.

Ransom ban among anti-terror measures

57 min 35 sec ago
Insurance companies are to be banned from covering the cost of terrorist ransoms under a raft of measures being unveiled by the home secretary.

This is just the start - Hamilton

1 hour 15 min ago
Lewis Hamilton says winning his second world title will be the start of a run of success for himself and team Mercedes.

China swimmer Sun Yang 'was banned'

1 hour 28 min ago
Chinese Olympics champion swimmer Sun Yang was banned for three months earlier this year after failing a drugs test, state media report.

Monday's gossip column

1 hour 29 min ago
Man Utd plan Herrera-Shaqiri swap, Arsenal plot January swoop for Schar, big guns eye Hull's Robertson, plus more.

One Direction big winners at AMAs

1 hour 33 min ago
See all the pictures from the American Music Awards as Katy Perry and One Direction both take home three trophies each.

VIDEO: On the hunt for warlord Joseph Kony

1 hour 34 min ago
The BBC has rare access to the US hunt for the warlord Joseph Kony, who has waged war in central Africa for more than two decades

VIDEO: HK murder suspect fit to stand trial

1 hour 37 min ago
A judge has ruled that a British banker charged with the murder of two Indonesian women in Hong Kong is fit to stand trial.

US police kill boy over replica gun

2 hours 1 min ago
Police in the US city of Cleveland shoot and kill a 12-year-old boy who had been waving what turned out to be a replica gun.

VIDEO: Dewani judge asked to throw out case

2 hours 22 min ago
A court in South Africa will consider whether a murder trial against a British man should be thrown out.

VIDEO: First Italian woman arrives at ISS

2 hours 28 min ago
Italy's first female astronaut has arrived at the International Space Station.

Asia hits highs on China rate cut

2 hours 40 min ago
Asian shares surged on Monday as investors cheered an interest rate cut in China and the European Central Bank's (ECB) vow to fight deflation.

VIDEO: US police kill boy carrying fake gun

2 hours 53 min ago
A 12-year-old boy has been shot dead by police in the US city of Cleveland, after brandishing what turned out to be a fake gun in a playground.

Nepal bus crash search finds 47 dead

November 24, 2014 - 12:36am
Nepalese authorities find 47 bodies after a bus crashed into the Bheri river in the western region of the country.

Indian sterilisation drugs 'tainted'

November 24, 2014 - 12:20am
Drugs given to 15 women who died after sterilisation surgery were contaminated, a minister in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh says.

Ex-minister to call for UK's EU exit

November 24, 2014 - 12:11am
Former minister Owen Paterson is to call for the UK to exit the EU, putting pressure on the prime minister amid Tory divisions on the issue.

Anxiety and fear ahead of Ferguson ruling

November 23, 2014 - 11:58pm
Tension rises ahead of Ferguson, Missouri shooting ruling

Dewani judge asked to throw out case

November 23, 2014 - 11:55pm
The trial of businessman Shrien Dewani on charges of plotting his wife's murder should be halted and the case thrown out, the judge will be told later.

Banker ruled fit for HK murder trial

November 23, 2014 - 11:42pm
British banker Rurik Jutting is ruled fit to stand trial for the murder of two women in Hong Kong, after undergoing psychiatric assessments.