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First Ebola case diagnosed on US soil

1 hour 15 min ago
The first case of Ebola diagnosed on US soil is confirmed by medical officials in Dallas, Texas.

Kurds fight IS on Iraq-Syria border

1 hour 17 min ago
Heavy fighting is reported on both sides of a key border crossing between Iraq and Syria, where Kurdish forces are battling Islamic State militants.

Nigeria and Senegal 'contain' Ebola

1 hour 30 min ago
Ebola outbreaks in Nigeria and Senegal appear to have been contained, US health authorities say, with no new cases there since August.

RAF jets strike first IS targets

1 hour 34 min ago
RAF jets attack two Islamic State targets in Iraq - the first strikes since Parliament approved military action on Friday.

Panama opens biodiversity museum

1 hour 37 min ago
Panama inaugurates a museum designed by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry to celebrate one of the world's richest eco-systems.

Manchester City 1-1 Roma

1 hour 52 min ago
Manchester City are still without a win in Champions League Group E after Francesco Totti's goal gives Roma a point.

Sporting Lisbon 0-1 Chelsea

2 hours 5 min ago
Nemanja Matic scores a first-half header as Chelsea beat Sporting Lisbon to go top of Champions League Group G.

Argentina defies US over debt payment

2 hours 14 min ago
Argentina deposits $161m in bond interest payments with a state-controlled bank, in an effort to skirt US court rulings.

Hong Kong set for holiday protests

2 hours 22 min ago
Pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong prepare for what they hope will be the biggest rallies in their campaign so far, as China marks National Day.

White House security plan 'failed'

2 hours 30 min ago
The director of the US Secret Service says its security plan was "not properly executed" when a man broke into the White House this month.

Phelps 'arrested for drink driving'

3 hours 2 min ago
US Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps has apologised after being arrested for speeding while driving under the influence of alcohol in Baltimore, Maryland.

California imposes plastic bag ban

3 hours 17 min ago
The US state is the first to pass legislation imposing a ban on single-use plastic bags in grocery and convenience stores.

Catalans rally for independence vote

3 hours 46 min ago
Thousands of pro-independence campaigners take to the streets of Barcelona after the Catalan government says it remains "determined" to hold the vote.

Microsoft unveils Windows 10 system

4 hours 15 min ago
Microsoft announces the next version of its core operating system, called Windows 10, which will reintroduce the Start Menu.

DJ Fox arrested over 'sex assaults'

4 hours 20 min ago
Radio DJ Neil Fox - known as "Dr Fox" - is arrested in London by police investigating claims of sex offences.

Obama and Modi call for 'new agenda'

4 hours 26 min ago
Indian PM Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama call for a "new agenda" between their countries during Mr Modi's two-day visit to the US.

Thousands of Ebola orphans 'shunned'

4 hours 27 min ago
At least 3,700 children in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone who have lost one or both parents to Ebola this year face being shunned, the UN says.

CSKA Moscow 0-1 Bayern Munich

4 hours 31 min ago
Thomas Muller scores a penalty as Bayern Munich beat CSKA Moscow 1-0 at an empty stadium in the Champions League.

Afghans sign deal to keep US troops

4 hours 39 min ago
The new Afghan government signs a security deal with American officials that will allow US troops to remain in the country beyond 2014.

VIDEO: Thousands more join Hong Kong protest

4 hours 40 min ago
Thousands more people have been joining pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, ahead of what organisers hope will be the largest day of protests so far.