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Life on Ebola front line

12 hours 5 min ago
A doctor reports from the Ebola front line

Russia tensions hit Carlsberg sales

12 hours 15 min ago
Sales at the Danish brewer Carlsberg have been hit by falling consumption in Russia and Ukraine amid the crisis in the region.

Bodies found after Tornado collision

12 hours 18 min ago
Two bodies are found after Italian Tornado fighter jets collide and crash during training, while the fate of two other crew members is unknown.

Day in pictures: 20 August 2014

12 hours 18 min ago
A selection of images from around the world

India activist Irom Sharmila freed

12 hours 32 min ago
Indian activist Irom Sharmila Chanu, who has been on a hunger strike for 14 years, is freed following a court order.

Iran MPs dismiss science minister

12 hours 41 min ago
Iran's parliament votes to dismiss Science Minister Reza Faraji-Dana, dealing a blow to reformist President Hassan Rouhani.

Pakistan protesters guard parliament

12 hours 55 min ago
Pakistan's anti-government cleric Tahirul Qadri has called on protesters to continue guarding access to all state buildings amid a massive sit-in at Islamabad.

VIDEO: Friend pays tribute to reporter Foley

13 hours 7 min ago
Sunday Times photographer Paul Conroy pays tribute to US reporter James Foley, who has apparently been killed by the Islamic State.

Pakistan defends meeting separatists

13 hours 15 min ago
Pakistan's high commissioner to India Abdul Basit defends his meetings with Kashmiri separatists, a move which led to Delhi cancelling planned talks with Islamabad.

India censor accused of seeking bribe

13 hours 34 min ago
The head of India's Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) is arrested on suspicion of soliciting a bribe from a film producer.

Hospital hack 'exploited Heartbleed'

13 hours 40 min ago
A leading security expert alleges that hackers made use of the Heartbleed flaw to steal the personal details of 4.5 million healthcare patients.

Fire destroys NFF building in Abuja

14 hours 5 sec ago
A huge fire rips through the Nigeria Football Federation building in the country's capital Abuja on Wednesday.

Barcelona transfer ban appeal fails

14 hours 5 min ago
Barcelona cannot sign players until 2016 once the current transfer window shuts, after Fifa reject their appeal over a ban.

Argentina in plan to avoid US ruling

14 hours 17 min ago
An emotional President de Kirchner says proposed legislation will return control of its debt to the government.

VIDEO: Barenboim: 'Orchestra must play on'

14 hours 20 min ago
Conductor Daniel Barenboim speaks to Newsnight's Kirsty Wark about how the situation in Gaza has affected his orchestra of musicians from both sides in the conflict.

Downgrade hits South African banks

14 hours 24 min ago
Shares in South Africa’s largest banks have fallen after being downgraded by the credit ratings agency Moody’s.

Marina Silva becomes formidable opponent in Brazil poll

14 hours 33 min ago
Marina Silva set to revive interest in Brazil's presidential campaign

VIDEO: BBC moved on amid Ferguson protests

14 hours 39 min ago
Violence subsides but protests continue over the police shooting of a black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, as 47 arrests are made.

Heart deaths reach 'tipping point'

14 hours 40 min ago
Parts of Europe are reaching a "tipping point" where cardiovascular disease is no longer the leading cause of death, a study shows.

Militants 'kill reporter on video'

14 hours 42 min ago
The Islamic State militant group releases a video purporting to show the beheading of US journalist James Foley, seized in Syria in 2012.