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How to go viral at Fashion Week

1 hour 4 min ago
How to go viral at New York fashion week

Detroit cuts off water for families

1 hour 9 min ago
Detroit cuts off water to non-payers of bills

Black America and the spanking debate

1 hour 12 min ago
Racism, spankings and an American legacy

From toilet to table, overcoming the ‘yuk’ factor

1 hour 20 min ago
How Haitians overcame the 'yuk' factor

Scottish ministers 'back Sturgeon'

1 hour 20 min ago
Half the Scottish cabinet are publicly backing Alex Salmond's deputy, Nicola Sturgeon, to replace him as SNP leader and first minister.

How Liberia lost its handshake

1 hour 23 min ago
How Ebola has prevented the traditional Liberian handshake

UK hostage's wife in appeal to IS

1 hour 32 min ago
The wife of a British taxi driver being held hostage by Islamic State appeals to the militants to "see it in their hearts" to release him.

Getting a driving licence without a test

1 hour 35 min ago
How I got my driving licence without taking a test

VIDEO: Singing the Western Sahara blues

1 hour 38 min ago
Haunting melodies highlight refugee plight

VIDEO: Westgate mall attack - 60 seconds

1 hour 38 min ago
Background to the Westgate mall attack in 60 seconds

VIDEO: Cheetah cubs unveiled in San Diego

1 hour 39 min ago
A pair of three-week-old cheetah cubs are unveiled at San Diego Zoo's Safari Park.

Afghan contender concedes presidency

1 hour 57 min ago
Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah says his rival Ashraf Ghani should become leader, as they prepare to announce a power-sharing deal.

66,000 Syrians 'flee to Turkey'

2 hours 18 min ago
Turkey says at least 66,000 Syrians have crossed the border in 24 hours, as the UN warns hundreds of thousands more may flee an Islamic State advance.

Blast hits Hezbollah checkpoint

2 hours 59 min ago
A suicide blast has targeted a checkpoint manned by the Shia Hezbollah group in eastern Lebanon, killing three people, state media says.

Yemen agrees truce with Houthis - UN

3 hours 39 min ago
Yemen's government agrees a truce with Shia Houthi fighters, a UN envoy says, after a week of deadly clashes in the capital Sanaa.

Fear of sectarian war grows in Yemen

4 hours 3 min ago
Fears of violence grow even as Yemen rivals seek peace deal

West Ham United 3-1 Liverpool

4 hours 34 min ago
Liverpool suffer their third defeat in five Premier League games as West Ham United emerge victorious at Upton Park.

Boko Haram 'kills dozens' at market

4 hours 50 min ago
Islamist militants from Boko Haram attack a rural market in the Nigerian state of Borno, killing dozens, security officials and witnesses say.

Labour attacks England-only MP votes

5 hours 5 min ago
Labour warns that creating England-only Commons votes will mean "two classes of MP", as parties deal with Scotland's rejection of independence.

West Ham United 3-1 Liverpool

5 hours 22 min ago
Liverpool suffer their third defeat in five Premier League games as West Ham United emerge victorious at Upton Park.