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Two cleared in landmark FGM case

November 20, 2014 - 1:16pm
The doctor and father of a 13-year-old who died after allegedly undergoing female genital mutilation are cleared in a landmark trial in Egypt.

Iran frees 'Blogfather' Derakhshan

November 20, 2014 - 1:10pm
Iran's Supreme Leader has pardoned the pioneering Iranian-Canadian blogger Hossein Derakhshan after six years in prison, Iranian media report.

Commerzbank to charge big depositors

November 20, 2014 - 1:09pm
Germany's Commerzbank is to charge its biggest corporate clients for leaving 'substantial' deposits at the bank.

Woman becomes symbol of Afghan dead

November 20, 2014 - 12:42pm
A young Afghan woman killed in a Kabul suicide attack becomes the focus of a campaign to create student scholarships in her name.

'Beheading plot' suspects in court

November 20, 2014 - 12:39pm
Three terrorism suspects were involved in a plot to behead a member of the British public "imminently" when they were arrested, a court hears.

'Poorest of poor' test talking tech

November 20, 2014 - 12:22pm
A charity is to give away 2,000 Talking Book audio computers to some of Ghana's poorest communities after securing funds from Unicef and ARM.

Man Utd's Blind not out for six months

November 20, 2014 - 12:06pm
A knee injury will sideline Manchester United midfielder Daley Blind for several weeks but not six months.

Toure could feature in Nations Cup

November 20, 2014 - 11:59am
Yaya Toure is among the Premier League players who may miss club games in the new year to compete in the Africa Cup of Nations.

Market for women's game 'proven'

November 20, 2014 - 11:55am
England women's midfielder Karen Carney believes their historic game at Wembley on Sunday proves there is an appetite for the women's game.

In pictures: Snow chaos in north-eastern US

November 20, 2014 - 11:54am
North-east US hit by massive snowstorm

Tear gas fired in Nigeria parliament

November 20, 2014 - 11:48am
Security forces fire tear gas inside Nigeria's parliament in an apparent attempt to stop a senior politician from taking part in a debate over militant group Boko Haram.

Almost 1,000 dead since Ukraine truce

November 20, 2014 - 11:46am
An average of 13 people a day have been killed in eastern Ukraine since a ceasefire began in September, the UN human rights office says.

Myanmar army 'mistakenly hit' rebels

November 20, 2014 - 11:13am
The Myanmar army denies it deliberately targeted a Kachin rebel camp in a mortar attack that killed 23 people.

German leftists agree historic deal

November 20, 2014 - 11:08am
Germany's three left-leaning parties agree a historic deal which will see the first far-left state president since the fall of Communism.

Ivory Coast could face sanctions

November 20, 2014 - 10:52am
Ivory Coast could face sanctions over a pitch invasion that followed their qualification for the Africa Cup of Nations finals.

VIDEO: Tensions rise after Myanmar shelling

November 20, 2014 - 10:18am
Officials in Myanmar have said that a mortar shell that killed more than 20 ethnic rebel soldiers on Tuesday was meant as a warning shot.

Cleverly expects Bellew repeat win

November 20, 2014 - 10:16am
Nathan Cleverly expects to hit the "repeat button" in his rematch with Tony Bellew in Liverpool on Saturday.

VIDEO: Police raid Japan widow's home

November 20, 2014 - 9:08am
Police in Japan have raided the homes of a 67-year-old Japanese woman arrested on suspicion of poisoning her husband, as details of six former partners' deaths emerge in local media.

Graduate director Mike Nichols dies

November 20, 2014 - 9:06am
Mike Nichols, who won an Oscar for directing the 1967 film The Graduate, has died aged 83.

McIlroy & Lowry share lead in Dubai

November 20, 2014 - 8:41am
Rory McIlroy shares the first-round lead with Shane Lowry at six under in the World Tour Championship in Dubai.