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Afghan election audit restarts

1 hour 9 min ago
An audit of votes from Afghanistan's disputed presidential election restarts, but without observers from the camps of either candidate.

Zimbabwe police beat 'job seekers'

1 hour 18 min ago
Zimbabwean riot police beat opposition protestors who were trying to march to parliament to demand jobs and policies to end the high unemployment.

McDonald's in Moscow court appeal

1 hour 24 min ago
McDonald's says it will appeal against a court ruling in Moscow ordering the closure for 90 days of four of its Russian outlets.

US F-15 jet 'crashes in Virginia'

1 hour 32 min ago
Military officials confirm that a Massachusetts Air National Guard F-15 went down in a rural area in western Virginia but the status of the pilot is unknown.

Abuse report police chief to stay

1 hour 57 min ago
The Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire vows to stay in the job despite calls for him to quit over a damning report into child abuse in Rotherham.

Freed Syria hostage 'overwhelmed'

1 hour 58 min ago
US journalist Peter Theo Curtis, freed after two years in captivity in Syria, says he is "overwhelmed by emotion" at how many people helped his release.

Alibaba profits up ahead of flotation

2 hours 29 min ago
Profits at Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba have nearly tripled, latest filings reveal, ahead of the firm's planned US stock market debut later this year.

VIDEO: Freed journalist 'overwhelmed'

2 hours 30 min ago
American journalist Peter Theo Curtis, freed after nearly two years in captivity in Syria, makes a statement to the press.

IS accused of Syria mass atrocities

2 hours 34 min ago
The UN accuses IS militants of war crimes, and the Syrian government of using chemical agents in eight separate incidents in a new report.

Gazans return home as truce holds

2 hours 38 min ago
Thousands of Palestinians begin to return to their homes as an open-ended ceasefire between Israel and militants in Gaza appears to hold.

Experts identify 173 MH17 victims

2 hours 42 min ago
Forensics officers have so far identified 173 victims of flight MH17, shot down over Ukraine, but say the process is getting more difficult.

Germany to fight 'benefit tourism'

2 hours 51 min ago
The German government announced proposals to tackle alleged abuses of the benefits system by migrants from elsewhere in the European Union.

Millions knocked offline in US

2 hours 56 min ago
A fault on Time Warner Cable's network has left its 11.4 million broadband internet subscribers without a connection.

VIDEO: Afghan election audit suspended

2 hours 57 min ago
Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah withdraws observers from an audit of votes, citing concerns over fraud.

Nigeria closes schools over Ebola

2 hours 58 min ago
Nigerian schools are ordered to remain shut, delaying the new academic year until 13 October as part of measures to prevent the spread of Ebola.

US girl, nine, kills gun instructor

2 hours 59 min ago
A nine-year-old girl kills her shooting instructor by accident while being shown how to use an Uzi submachine gun at a firing range in Arizona.

Peru seizes cocaine hidden in coal

3 hours 19 min ago
Peruvian police say they have found a stash a 3.3-tonnes stash of cocaine hidden in a consignment of coal that was bound for Europe.

Ukraine rebels enter coastal town

3 hours 20 min ago
Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine push their way into the port of Novoazovsk, threatening to open up a new front in the war.

Day in pictures: 27 August 2014

3 hours 23 min ago
Images from around the world taken over the past 24 hours

VIDEO: Israel 'considered' Gaza reoccupation

3 hours 29 min ago
Israeli minister Yuval Steinitz says the country "seriously considered" a full military reoccupation of Gaza.