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QPR chairman apologises for club row

October 21, 2014 - 12:50pm
QPR chairman Tony Fernandes orders Adel Taarabt and manager Harry Redknapp to end their "embarrassing" public row.

Oscar Pistorius begins jail sentence

October 21, 2014 - 12:46pm
South African athlete Oscar Pistorius begins serving time in jail, after being sentenced for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Ebola crisis: My son's survival saved me

October 21, 2014 - 12:45pm
Son saves father from despair of family loss

Pistorius 'unlikely to compete again'

October 21, 2014 - 12:33pm
Oscar Pistorius is unlikely to want to compete again after he is jailed for killing his girlfriend, says a psychiatrist.

My Man Utd not antiquated - Ferguson

October 21, 2014 - 12:21pm
Sir Alex Ferguson defends himself against suggestions David Moyes inherited an "antiquated" structure at Manchester United.

Egypt 'sets appeal' for journalists

October 21, 2014 - 11:46am
An appeal against the sentences of three jailed al-Jazeera journalists will be heard by an Egyptian court on 1 January, relatives say.

Timberlake settles Heat legal action

October 21, 2014 - 11:38am
Celebrity magazine Heat apologises to actor and singer Justin Timberlake and his wife Jessica Biel after publishing a "false and unfounded story" questioning their marriage.

Tributes paid to ex-Australian PM

October 21, 2014 - 11:25am
Tributes have been paid to Australia's controversial former prime minister Gough Whitlam who died on Tuesday at the age of 98.

Who are the Kurds?

October 21, 2014 - 11:22am
Race, culture and language in common - but who are the Kurds?

Police hunt links to Indiana killings

October 21, 2014 - 11:11am
Authorities in two US states are reviewing unsolved cases for links to an Indiana man being held on suspicion of killing seven women.

HK in first talks with students

October 21, 2014 - 11:01am
Hong Kong officials end a first round of talks with student leaders to try to resolve an impasse that sparked weeks of pro-democracy protests.

Pistorius given five years in jail

October 21, 2014 - 10:44am
South African athlete Oscar Pistorius is sentenced to five years in jail for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Italian police find 1.7bn-euro fraud

October 21, 2014 - 10:42am
Italian police break a crime ring that defrauded the state of €1.7bn euros.

McDonald's and Coke see profits fall

October 21, 2014 - 10:21am
McDonald's and Coca Cola post profits down sharply in the three months to the end of September, with both seeing sales under pressure in the US.

Swedish bay search for 'foreign sub'

October 21, 2014 - 10:03am
Naval vessels scouring Swedish waters for a suspected foreign submarine focus on a bay near Stockholm on the fifth day of their search.

Pregnant duchess appears in public

October 21, 2014 - 10:02am
The Duchess of Cambridge makes her first public appearance since announcing her second pregnancy.

VIDEO: Gibraltar future with Spain 'not realistic'

October 21, 2014 - 9:59am
Fabian Picardo says the people of Gibraltar see their future with the UK, and being part of Spain is "not realistic".

Bashir seeks to extend 25-year rule

October 21, 2014 - 9:57am
Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir will stand for re-election next year, an aide says, despite previous claims that he would quit after 25 years in power.

India suspend tours to West Indies

October 21, 2014 - 8:57am
India suspend all future tours to the Caribbean following the West Indies' decision to abandon their tour of India last week.

Turtles attack UK box office

October 21, 2014 - 8:53am
The reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has topped the UK and Ireland box office, ending Gone Girl's two week run at the top.