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HIV re-emerges in 'cured' US girl

July 10, 2014 - 4:44pm
A child born in the US with HIV and believed cured after very early treatment has now been found to still harbour the virus, doctors say.

UN chief in Gaza ceasefire appeal

July 10, 2014 - 4:31pm
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon appeals for a ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza.

Travellers' tale wins literary prize

July 10, 2014 - 4:22pm
Infinite Sky, a story about travellers and prejudice, is awarded the Branford Boase prize for debut children's writers.

Chile's Sanchez signs for Arsenal

July 10, 2014 - 3:49pm
Chile international forward Alexis Sanchez signs for Arsenal from Spanish giants Barcelona for a fee in the region of £35m.

Boehner calls for migrant law change

July 10, 2014 - 3:44pm
House Speaker John Boehner wants to speed up the deportation of children migrating illegally, to ease the growing border crisis.

Egyptian statue sells for £16m

July 10, 2014 - 3:43pm
A 4,000-year-old Egyptian statue is sold for nearly £16m at Christie's of London, amid calls from the country's ambassador for it to be handed back to Egypt.

New combat jet's UK debut cancelled

July 10, 2014 - 3:36pm
The F-35 combat jet, due to be used on Britain's new aircraft carriers, will not appear at the Royal International Air Tattoo on Friday.

Despite humiliation by Germany, Brazilians unlikely to back Argentina

July 10, 2014 - 3:17pm
Why many Brazilians will be backing Germany on Sunday

Italy church parade sparks mafia row

July 10, 2014 - 2:57pm
A Catholic bishop in southern Italy suspends all church processions after a parade took a detour to salute a mafia boss who was under house arrest.

VIDEO: Why Garth's Irish comeback was axed

July 10, 2014 - 2:50pm
Garth Brooks has criticised the handling of his five concerts in Dublin after they were cancelled earlier this week.

VIDEO: Why Garth's Irish comeback was axed

July 10, 2014 - 2:50pm
Garth Brooks has criticised the handling of his five concerts in Dublin after they were cancelled earlier this week.

US sues Amazon over app spending

July 10, 2014 - 2:27pm
The US Federal Trade Commission sues Amazon, alleging it allowed millions of dollars of unauthorised purchases by children in its mobile app store.

VIDEO: Mexican mayor 'marries' crocodile

July 10, 2014 - 2:21pm
The mayor of a Mexican fishing village has "married" a crocodile. The wedding is part of a long tradition, which locals believe brings them prosperity.

Taliban 'fled' Pakistan offensive

July 10, 2014 - 2:09pm
A Pakistani army commander in North Waziristan says that senior Taliban militants managed to flee before an offensive began in mid-June.

Ukraine separatists target airport

July 10, 2014 - 2:07pm
Ukrainian government forces clash with pro-Russian separatists near Donetsk airport as the rebels vow to prevent a blockade of the eastern city.

Bergdahl 'captivity photo' surfaces

July 10, 2014 - 1:56pm
A photo of Sgt Bowe Bergdahl posing with a Taliban leader during his captivity in Afghanistan has been dismissed as "propaganda" by the US.

Yo app warns of missile strikes

July 10, 2014 - 1:55pm
A missile notification app called Red Alert is using unlikely hit app Yo to alert Israeli citizens of incoming missile strikes.

VIDEO: 'Lose my life, my leg or my hand?'

July 10, 2014 - 1:48pm
Millions of men, women and children are made to work against their will for little or no pay.

Cook fails as India make England toil

July 10, 2014 - 1:47pm
England captain Alastair Cook's batting struggles continue as India take control of the first Test at Trent Bridge.

Public sector strikes held across UK

July 10, 2014 - 1:16pm
Hundreds of thousands of people have taken part in strikes across the UK as part of a co-ordinated day of action by public service unions.