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US strikes in Iraq despite IS threat

5 hours 27 min ago
US jets carry out fresh strikes in Iraq, despite threats from militants to kill a second American captive after beheading journalist James Foley.

VIDEO: Ukraine crisis: Who controls what?

5 hours 36 min ago
Pro-Russian rebels, who had taken control of eastern Ukraine, are under pressure as government forces fight to regain control.

VIDEO: US Ebola doctor released from hospital

5 hours 46 min ago
An American doctor infected with Ebola in Africa has been released from hospital after treatment in the United States.

BBC Sir Cliff coverage 'appropriate'

5 hours 47 min ago
The BBC "acted appropriately" in covering the police search of Sir Cliff Richard's home, the corporation's director general Tony Hall says.

Ferguson 'calm' after Holder visit

5 hours 52 min ago
Tensions in the Missouri town where a black teenager was killed by police on 9 August eased after a visit by the US attorney general, police say.

VIDEO: Protesters sleeping rough in Pakistan

6 hours 7 min ago
Thousands of demonstrators are camping outside the Pakistani parliament, demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over allegations of corruption.

Prior happy to be Buttler back-up

6 hours 35 min ago
Wicketkeeper Matt Prior denies his England career is over but says he is prepared to back-up his successor Jos Buttler.

Boko Haram 'control police academy'

6 hours 43 min ago
Northern Nigeria's riot police training academy has been overrun by Boko Haram Islamist militants, sources in Borno state tell the BBC.

Israel kills top Hamas commanders

7 hours 18 min ago
An Israeli air strike kills three senior Hamas military commanders as Israel vows to pursue its Gaza campaign until it achieves "full security".

Liverpool agree £16m Balotelli fee

7 hours 38 min ago
Liverpool agree a £16m fee with Italian club AC Milan to sign former Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli.

Russia widens McDonald's food probe

7 hours 41 min ago
Russia's main consumer watchdog announces unscheduled checks on a number of McDonald's restaurants as part of an investigation into food standards.

I feel like a footballer - Suarez

7 hours 47 min ago
Barcelona front-man Luis Suarez says he "feels like a footballer" after making his Barcelona debut in a friendly against Leon.

Imran Khan quits Pakistan talks

7 hours 52 min ago
Pakistan's political crisis deepens after opposition leader Imran Khan says he is quitting talks with the government until PM Nawaz Sharif resigns.

Eurozone growth slows in August

8 hours 5 min ago
Eurozone business growth slows in August, weighed down by sluggish French and German economies.

No sex charges for undercover police

8 hours 8 min ago
Several undercover police officers accused of starting relationships with women will not face sexual offence charges, prosecutors say.

Di Maria wants to leave Real Madrid

8 hours 18 min ago
Angel Di Maria has rejected the offer of a new Real Madrid contract and wants to leave the European champions.

Bonneville joins Dench in Bard cast

8 hours 29 min ago
Actor Hugh Bonneville joins Judi Dench and Benedict Cumberbatch in the cast of the BBC's adaptation of three Shakespeare history plays.

Day in pictures: 21 August 2014

8 hours 30 min ago
A selection of images from around the world

VIDEO: Why are Moscow McDonald's shut?

8 hours 33 min ago
Moscow correspondent Steven Rosenberg looks at the closure of a number of McDonald's restaurants in Russia.

Cast of South African soap sacked

8 hours 55 min ago
The 16-strong cast of popular South African soap opera Generations is sacked after a long-running dispute over pay and contracts.