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Japan minister in sex bar funds row

14 hours 22 min ago
Japan's new trade minister Yoichi Miyazawa is forced to defend himself after it emerged support staff spent office money at a sex club.

Balotelli shirt swap angers Rodgers

14 hours 43 min ago
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is unhappy Mario Balotelli swapped shirts with a Real Madrid player at half-time.

Kansas City level World Series

15 hours 16 min ago
Kansas City Royals beat San Francisco Giants 7-2 in Game Two to level the best-of-seven World Series.

Thursday's gossip column

15 hours 52 min ago
Arsenal's Lukas Podolski wants move, Tottenham target Birmingham's Demarai Gray, Diego Costa was hospitalised, plus more.

VIDEO: Can King Khan top Diwali box office?

15 hours 56 min ago
Farah Khan's much-anticipated new film, Happy New Year, is released for Diwali.

Police 'worked to stop Batty killer'

17 hours 2 min ago
Victoria police were "working hard" to arrest an "aggressive" and "smart" abusive father who later beat his young son to death, an inquiry hears.

VIDEO: Baby bear filmed in US store

17 hours 7 min ago
A black bear cub found in the aisles of an Oregon drugstore will be raised with the goal of releasing him into the wild next year.

VIDEO: Louisiana's vanishing voodoo culture

October 22, 2014 - 9:55pm
The BBC Pop Up bureau explores the rich heritage of voodoo culture among the Cajun and Creole communities of Louisiana.

Six surprising Ebola numbers

October 22, 2014 - 9:29pm
Six surprising numbers from the fight against the epidemic

Soldier killed in Canada shootings

October 22, 2014 - 9:11pm
A huge security operation is under way in Canada's capital Ottawa after a gunman killed a soldier at a war memorial and shots were fired in the parliament building.

Tate boss Serota tops art power list

October 22, 2014 - 8:46pm
Tate director Sir Nicholas Serota is named the most powerful figure in the art world.

Ukraine rebels dream of New Russia

October 22, 2014 - 8:37pm
Ukraine rebels fight on to keep dream alive

Mystery of giant arm dinosaur solved

October 22, 2014 - 8:31pm
Two dinosaur skeletons have been unearthed in Mongolia, solving a mystery that has baffled palaeontologists for 50 years.

US seniors face student loan debt

October 22, 2014 - 8:29pm
Some US seniors are still paying off student loans

Photos capture beauty of Greenland

October 22, 2014 - 8:05pm
Australian photographer explores Greenland's vast ice sheet

Lloyds expected to cut 9,000 jobs

October 22, 2014 - 8:04pm
Lloyds Banking Group is planning to cut around 9,000 jobs - around a tenth of its entire workforce - over the next three years, the BBC understands.

Reclaiming the swastika

October 22, 2014 - 8:03pm
How the world loved the swastika - until Hitler stole it

VIDEO: Remembering Ethiopia's famine

October 22, 2014 - 7:54pm
Thirty years ago the BBC broadcast the first television reports of a devastating famine in Ethiopia. Tesfatsion Dalellew saw the reports and coordinated World Vision's response.

VIDEO: Ukraine elections: 'We've had enough of looking east'

October 22, 2014 - 7:43pm
Ukrainians go to the polls this weekend in a key parliamentary election. The BBC's Steve Rosenberg is reporting from across the country.

Jerusalem car 'attack' kills baby

October 22, 2014 - 7:42pm
A baby girl is killed and eight others injured after a car hits pedestrians in Jerusalem, in what Israeli police describe as a "terrorist attack".