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Tunisia in landmark presidency poll

1 hour 12 min ago
Polls close after Tunisia's first presidential election since the Arab Spring, with two frontrunners claiming a narrow victory with a run-off likely.

Diplomats push for Iran nuclear deal

1 hour 40 min ago
Foreign ministers from several countries try to reach a deal on Iran's nuclear programme, amid a possible extension to Monday's deadline.

VIDEO: Cyclists find baby in Sydney drain

1 hour 56 min ago
A newborn baby is found abandoned in a drain in Sydney, Australia, by passing cyclists, police say.

Volleyball woman out of Iran prison

2 hours 3 min ago
British-Iranian Ghoncheh Ghavami, who was detained after attempting to watch a men's volleyball match in Iran, is freed on bail, her family says.

Kenya 'kills 100 Shabab militants'

2 hours 7 min ago
The Kenyan military has killed more than 100 al-Shabab militants linked to a deadly attack on a bus, Kenya's deputy president says.

Second title 'means more than first'

2 hours 50 min ago
Lewis Hamilton says his second world title feels more important to him than the first he won with McLaren in 2008.

New computer spying bug discovered

3 hours 4 min ago
Computer security firm Symantec discovers what it says is one of the most sophisticated pieces of malicious software ever seen.

VIDEO: Nigeria: 'Horrific attack' on traders

3 hours 7 min ago
Islamist militants from Boko Haram have reportedly killed 48 fish traders in north eastern Nigeria.

England 0-3 Germany

4 hours 19 min ago
England women are comprehensively beaten by clinical Germany in front of a record 45,619 Wembley crowd.

Hamilton wins World Championship

4 hours 53 min ago
Lewis Hamilton clinches his second drivers' World Championship with a comfortable victory in the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Federer seals Davis Cup for Swiss

4 hours 59 min ago
Roger Federer beats Richard Gasquet to seal Switzerland's first Davis Cup triumph, then dedicates the victory to his team.

VIDEO: 'Feeling of optimism' in Tunisia

5 hours 1 sec ago
Tunisians are voting in the country's first presidential election since the 2011 "Arab Spring"

UK 'unlikely to meet' migration target

5 hours 6 min ago
EU migration has "blown off course" the UK's target to cut net migration to the tens of thousands, the home secretary says.

Bomber 'kills 45' at Afghan match

5 hours 15 min ago
A suicide bomber in east Afghanistan kills at least 45 people at a volleyball match, as Afghan MPs approve security deals with Nato and the US.

New web data powers plan for police

5 hours 22 min ago
A law forcing communications firms to keep details that could help identify criminals using the internet is being planned by the home secretary.

Crystal Palace 3-1 Liverpool

5 hours 43 min ago
Liverpool endure another miserable trip to Crystal Palace, who record their third win of the season thanks to two late goals.

MH17 wreckage leaves rebel Ukraine

5 hours 52 min ago
Debris from the Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 leaves rebel-held areas near the crash site heading for the government-controlled city of Kharkiv.

India tea workers kill boss over pay

6 hours 33 min ago
Workers at a tea plantation in eastern India beat and stab the owner to death in a row over pay arrears.

Australia top ODI rankings after win

7 hours 12 min ago
Australia beat South Africa by two wickets to win the one-day international series 4-1 and go top of the world rankings.

'Up to five' terror plots stopped

7 hours 30 min ago
Four or five terror plots have been stopped this year, compared with an average one a year in recent years, Britain's most senior police officer says.