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McIlroy happy to be in USA's sights

September 22, 2014 - 9:09am
Rory McIlroy says he will relish being the European player that America will target in this week's Ryder Cup at Gleneagles.

Thousands of HK students at boycott

September 22, 2014 - 9:09am
Hong Kong students begin a week-long boycott of classes to protest against China's stance on electoral reform in the territory.

Balls outlines 'first Budget' agenda

September 22, 2014 - 8:58am
Ed Balls says he will increase the minimum wage, bring in a mansion tax, freeze child benefit and axe the "bedroom tax" in his first Budget if Labour wins power.

Tesco probe into £250m profit error

September 22, 2014 - 8:54am
Tesco has suspended four executives, including its UK managing director, after the supermarket overstated its half-year profit guidance by £250m.

VIDEO: HK protests: 'We have to fight'

September 22, 2014 - 8:37am
Thousands of students in Hong Kong have converged on a university campus to begin a week-long boycott of classes.

VIDEO: Ghani on becoming Afghan president

September 22, 2014 - 8:28am
Ashraf Ghani has said people in Afghanistan "demonstrated a remarkable will for wanting transformation" during this election.

Russia plans for internet crisis

September 22, 2014 - 8:11am
Russia is making plans to ensure state control over the country's internet traffic in a national emergency, Russian media report.

Downton Abbey return seen by 8.1m

September 22, 2014 - 8:09am
The first episode of the fifth series of costume drama Downton Abbey is watched by an average audience of 8.1m on ITV.

Turkey clamps down on Syria border

September 22, 2014 - 8:07am
Turkey closes most of its border crossings with Syria after the arrival of at least 130,000 Kurd refugees, as IS militants approach a key Syrian town.

Federer replaces Nadal in IPTL team

September 22, 2014 - 8:07am
Roger Federer will play in the inaugural International Premier Tennis League after Rafael Nadal withdraws to focus on 2015.

Ukraine to pull back artillery

September 22, 2014 - 8:01am
Ukraine is preparing to withdraw heavy weaponry away from separatist rebel lines in the east, the military says.

New chapter in Rob Ford soap opera

September 22, 2014 - 7:50am
Toronto mayor's enemies unite with him in new battle

Venezuela launches disarmament plan

September 22, 2014 - 6:44am
Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro invests almost $50m in an initiative to disarm civilians, in an effort to cut down on the country's high murder rate.

Bollywood cleavage row shows India's 'crass' side

September 22, 2014 - 6:38am
Bollywood cleavage row shows India's 'crass' side

Pakistan appoints new spy chief

September 22, 2014 - 5:48am
Pakistan names a close ally of the army chief to head the country's feared Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) spy agency.

Angry India students extend boycott

September 22, 2014 - 5:38am
Students at Calcutta's Jadavpur University say they will continue a boycott despite a government vow to investigate a sexual assault on a female student.

VIDEO: Sculptor creates art using Lego

September 22, 2014 - 5:21am
Nathan Sawaya, a New York-based artist has multiple unique exhibitions created solely from standard LEGO bricks with several new sculptures created specifically for each exhibition.

BBC apologises for airing Savile clip

September 22, 2014 - 4:51am
The BBC apologises for airing an excerpt from a 1971 edition of Top of the Pops in which disgraced DJ Jimmy Savile was briefly shown.

VIDEO: Climate change in global spotlight

September 22, 2014 - 4:36am
Street protests demanding urgent action on climate change have attracted hundreds of thousands of marchers in more than 2,000 locations worldwide.

Maze Runner leads US film chart

September 22, 2014 - 4:18am
Young adult sci-fi adaptation The Maze Runner debuts at the top of the US box office chart.