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Man Utd agree fee with Ajax for Blind

41 min 30 sec ago
Manchester United agree a fee with Ajax for versatile Netherlands international Daley Blind.

Philippine Syria troops 'attacked'

45 min 49 sec ago
A group of Philippine peacekeepers trapped by rebels in the Syrian Golan Heights are "under attack", the Philippine defence minister says.

Missing Ashya King 'may be in Spain'

1 hour 13 min ago
A five-year-old boy with a brain tumour, missing since being taken out of hospital by his parents against medical advice, may be in Spain, Hampshire Police say.

EU mulls fresh response to Russia

1 hour 29 min ago
EU leaders are to meet in Brussels to consider how to respond to Russia following accusations that its troops are fighting inside Ukraine.

Lesotho army 'seizes key buildings'

2 hours 43 min ago
Military units in Lesotho have seized the police headquarters in a possible coup attempt, officials in the southern African mountain kingdom say.

Cameron and Clegg to hold terror talks

3 hours 32 min ago
David Cameron and Nick Clegg are to meet for talks to try to reach agreement on new measures to tackle the threat posed by Islamist extremists.

Rescuers free Nicaraguan miners

4 hours 26 min ago
Most of 24 gold miners trapped underground in northern Nicaragua since Thursday have been resuced, officials say.

Rescuers free Nicaraguan miners

4 hours 26 min ago
Most of 24 gold miners trapped underground in northern Nicaragua since Thursday have been rescued, officials say.

Cameron and Clegg to hold terror talks

5 hours 12 min ago
David Cameron and Nick Clegg are meeting for intense talks on new measures to tackle the threat posed by Islamist extremists.

Federer & Sharapova win at US Open

August 30, 2014 - 12:21am
Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova enjoy straight sets wins in the US Open but Venus Williams and Simona Halep go out.

Rogue landlords 'must face crackdown'

August 29, 2014 - 11:01pm
Housing experts are calling for minimum standards in the private rental market to prevent landlords from exploiting vulnerable tenants.

EU leaders to decide top jobs

August 29, 2014 - 10:40pm
Leaders of the EU's 28 states are heading to Brussels for a special Saturday summit to decide who will fill two of Europe's top jobs.

Ex-governor's corruption case closes

August 29, 2014 - 9:55pm
The corruption case of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife has gone to a jury after a 25-day trial.

VIDEO: Ebola vaccine: Human trials to begin

August 29, 2014 - 9:42pm
The Ebola vaccine, ZMapp, which has been tested on 18 laboratory monkeys with a 100% success rate will now be tested on humans.

Jews 'forced' from Guatemala village

August 29, 2014 - 9:38pm
Some 230 members of an Orthodox Jewish group begin leaving a village in western Guatemala after a bitter row with the local indigenous community.

George Galloway attacked on street

August 29, 2014 - 9:29pm
George Galloway has been taken to hospital with a suspected broken jaw after he was attacked on a London street, his spokesman says.

The makeover that's divided a nation

August 29, 2014 - 9:00pm
The multi-million dollar makeover that's divided a nation

Italian lawyers urged to work faster

August 29, 2014 - 8:55pm
Italian PM Matteo Renzi announces measures to quicken the pace of the country's notoriously slow justice system to help the struggling economy.

Texas abortion provisions struck down

August 29, 2014 - 8:32pm
A US judge strikes down part of a Texas abortion law that would have closed more than a dozen clinics.

Ecuador to bring in digital currency

August 29, 2014 - 7:44pm
Ecuador says it will introduce the world's first digital currency issued by a central bank and it will go into circulation in December.