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Mitchell to put next work on Twitter

July 14, 2014 - 2:33am
David Mitchell, the author best known for his multi-layered novels such as Cloud Atlas, is to publish his next work on Twitter.

VIDEO: Malala meets Nigeria kidnap families

July 14, 2014 - 2:23am
Malala Yousafzai has met relatives of the some of the schoolgirls, who were kidnapped in Nigeria by Boko Haram militants three months ago.

Thousands flee northern Gaza

July 14, 2014 - 2:15am
Thousands of Palestinians flee northern Gaza after Israel warns of further air strikes aimed at stopping rocket attacks.

Shareholders back David Jones buyout

July 14, 2014 - 2:07am
Shareholders of David Jones, Australia's second-largest department store, vote in favour of a $2bn (£1.2bn) takeover bid from South Africa's Woolworths Holdings

Redesign for Raspberry Pi computer

July 14, 2014 - 2:02am
A new version of the Raspberry Pi barebones computer, called the B+, is to go on sale.

Tearful appeals in Malala's Nigeria visit

July 14, 2014 - 1:11am
Taliban shooting victim appeals for release of kidnapped schoolgirls

VIDEO: Wheelbarrow monopoly in Sudan

July 13, 2014 - 10:15pm
In Sudan's capital, Khartoum, about 20,000 people use wheelbarrows to transport goods. But they're not allowed to own their own; wheelbarrows are controlled by local government contractors, who charge high rental fees.

VIDEO: World's biggest football academy

July 13, 2014 - 10:12pm
The world's biggest football academy has opened in China.

VIDEO: Israel continues Gaza campaign

July 13, 2014 - 10:09pm
Thousands of Palestinians flee northern Gaza after Israel warns it is targeting the area, on the sixth day of air strikes aimed at stopping rocket attacks.

Fighting flares near Ukrainian city

July 13, 2014 - 10:04pm
A battle has been going on outside the rebel-held east Ukraine city of Luhansk, which rebels say government forces tried to storm with tanks.

Have India's farm suicides really declined?

July 13, 2014 - 9:41pm
Are fewer farmers taking their lives in India?

Cheryl Cole reveals secret marriage

July 13, 2014 - 9:33pm
Pop star Cheryl Cole reveals she married French boyfriend Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini in secret earlier this month.

Low describes Gotze as 'miracle boy'

July 13, 2014 - 9:27pm
Germany coach Joachim Low told "miracle boy" Mario Gotze to eclipse Lionel Messi before his World Cup match-winner.

Footballers 'need concussion care'

July 13, 2014 - 9:06pm
Decisions on whether a footballer can return to the pitch after a head injury should be taken by an independent doctor, says an editorial in The Lancet.

A third of Alzheimer's 'preventable'

July 13, 2014 - 8:54pm
One in three cases of Alzheimer's disease worldwide is preventable, according to research from the University of Cambridge.

Messi 'deserved World Cup Golden Ball'

July 13, 2014 - 8:51pm
Lionel Messi was rightly named the World Cup's best player despite Argentina's final defeat, said coach Alejandro Sabella.

Can a school help China qualify for the World Cup?

July 13, 2014 - 8:47pm
Will a Chinese football academy produce a World Cup star?

Readers who lost fluency in their language

July 13, 2014 - 8:28pm
Readers who forgot their own language

Are 4bn watching the Tour de France?

July 13, 2014 - 8:26pm
Do four billion people really watch Le Tour?

Defector speaks of life inside Isis

July 13, 2014 - 8:22pm
Defector tells of his life inside extremist group Isis