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VIDEO: Iraqi forces 'break siege' of Amerli

August 31, 2014 - 5:56pm
Iraqi forces have reached the besieged town of Amerli in northern Iraq, where thousands have been trapped by jihadists, military officials say.

Wozniacki beats Sharapova in US Open

August 31, 2014 - 5:46pm
Caroline Wozniacki reaches the US Open quarter-final with a three-set win over fifth seed Maria Sharapova.

Hong Kong's battle for hearts and minds

August 31, 2014 - 5:28pm
China's decision on Hong Kong's elections raises tensions

Real Sociedad 4-2 Real Madrid

August 31, 2014 - 5:28pm
Real Sociedad come back from two goals down to seal a famous victory over European champions Real Madrid.

Iraqi forces 'reach besieged Amerli'

August 31, 2014 - 4:52pm
Iraqi forces reach the besieged town of Amerli, where thousands of people have been trapped by jihadists, military officials say.

In pictures: India's coal miners

August 31, 2014 - 4:34pm
Photographer Arindam Mukherjee with the miners of eastern India

Tsonga 'less afraid' of Murray

August 31, 2014 - 4:15pm
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga goes into his US Open fourth-round match against Andy Murray boosted by the Briton's uncertain form.

'No apology' over Ashya King search

August 31, 2014 - 3:46pm
Police say they will not apologise for the way they conducted a search for a five-year-old boy with a brain tumour, who was taken from a UK hospital by his parents against medical advice.

VIDEO: Saying 'I do' underwater in China

August 31, 2014 - 3:24pm
Why Chinese couples are queuing up to put on waterproof make-up and get their wedding pictures taken underwater.

Smile please, but hold your breath

August 31, 2014 - 3:23pm
Chinese couples told to smile, but please hold your breath

Bush sets new album chart record

August 31, 2014 - 3:21pm
Kate Bush follows her stage comeback to become the first woman to have eight albums in the chart at the same time.

Bahrain journalist's sentence upheld

August 31, 2014 - 3:06pm
A court in Bahrain upholds a 10-year sentence imposed on photojournalist Ahmed Humaidan, as human rights activist Maryam al-Khawaja is arrested.

Pakistan army 'concerned' by clashes

August 31, 2014 - 2:20pm
Violence between protesters and police should stop, Pakistan's army says, as it backs democracy after Islamabad clashes saw three people die.

VIDEO: Powerful vacuum cleaner sales spike

August 31, 2014 - 2:17pm
From 1 September, companies in the EU will be banned from making or importing vacuum cleaners above 1600 watts and it has led to a sharp rise in sales.

Eurosceptics win German state seats

August 31, 2014 - 1:47pm
Eurosceptic party 'Alternative for Germany' wins its first state parliament seats in the eastern state of Saxony, according to exit polls.

Leicester City 1-1 Arsenal

August 31, 2014 - 1:45pm
Leonardo Ulloa's second goal in successive home games gives promoted Leicester a deserved point against Arsenal.

VIDEO: Paris building demolished in blast

August 31, 2014 - 1:10pm
Four people have been killed and eleven others injured after an explosion rocked a four-storey building in Rosny-sous-Bois, Paris on Sunday morning.

Zimbabwe stun Australia in Harare

August 31, 2014 - 1:04pm
Zimbabwe defeat Australia in a one-day international for the first time since 1983 after a three-wicket win in Harare.

Leicester City 1-1 Arsenal

August 31, 2014 - 12:54pm
Leonardo Ulloa's second goal in successive home games gives promoted Leicester a deserved point against Arsenal.

Rodgers 'might sign one more player'

August 31, 2014 - 12:35pm
Brendan Rodgers says he could add to his Liverpool squad before Monday's transfer deadline and expects players to leave.