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East Ukraine rebel leader attacked

October 13, 2014 - 7:31am
A pro-Russian Donetsk rebel leader, Pavel Gubarev, is unconscious in hospital after gunmen fired at his car, causing it to crash.

Minibus collision kills 30 in Egypt

October 13, 2014 - 7:06am
Three minibuses are involved in a collision in southern Egypt, killing at least 30 people and injuring more than a dozen, security sources say.

Mark Carney in warning for bankers

October 13, 2014 - 6:55am
Bankers' behaviour still needs to change following the financial crisis, Bank of England governor Mark Carney warns.

Ferdinand defends fatigued Sterling

October 13, 2014 - 6:52am
Former England captain Rio Ferdinand says the national team would benefit if more players were honest about their fitness.

Scuffles at Hong Kong protest site

October 13, 2014 - 6:27am
Opponents of the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong try to dismantle the main protest camp, leading to scuffles with police and activists.

Relief effort after Indian cyclone

October 13, 2014 - 6:25am
Indian disaster teams begin a relief operation after Cyclone Hudhud pounded the eastern coast, forcing as many as 400,000 people to flee.

Arrests in Venezuela lawmaker murder

October 13, 2014 - 5:58am
Two suspects are arrested in Venezuela in connection with the murder of lawmaker Robert Serra of the governing PSUV party on 1 October.

Mum has triple murder charges dropped

October 13, 2014 - 5:54am
Tania Clarence will not face murder charges over deaths of her three children at their London home, the Old Bailey hears.

Title still far from safe - Hamilton

October 13, 2014 - 5:45am
Lewis Hamilton says that the world championship battle is far from over despite moving into his biggest lead this season.

Kmart shops hit by payment card hack

October 13, 2014 - 5:41am
Cash registers at Kmart stores in the US were infected with malware that scooped up payment card numbers for a month, reports the retailer.

VIDEO: Kim Jong-un 'healthy' - ambassador

October 13, 2014 - 5:36am
North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un is healthy, the country's ambassador says, despite the leader's non-appearance in public since September.

Top Kenyan academic Ali Mazrui dies

October 13, 2014 - 5:34am
Renowned Kenyan academic Ali Mazrui dies in the United States aged 81 after being ill for several months.

NK envoy: Kim Jong-un 'healthy'

October 13, 2014 - 5:21am
North Korea's ambassador to the UK emails the BBC's Steve Evans about the country's leader and the UN allegations of crimes against humanity.

Picasso self-portrait goes on show

October 13, 2014 - 5:16am
A 1901 self-portrait by Pablo Picasso is to go on public display for the first time alongside a rarely-seen 1969 self-portrait by Francis Bacon.

Musketeers drives UK TV exports

October 13, 2014 - 5:12am
Dramas such as The Musketeers and Mr Selfridge helped drive a 5% rise in British TV exports, a new report reveals.

Sri Lanka's Jaffna railway reopens

October 13, 2014 - 4:24am
Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapaksa reopens the rail link between the capital, Colombo, and Jaffna in the country's north.

NFL players can handle Wembley move

October 13, 2014 - 4:19am
Former Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway says NFL players would cope with playing regularly in London.

KFC: First Myanmar outlet in 2015

October 13, 2014 - 4:07am
KFC's parent company teams up with a Singapore investment firm to bring the franchise to Myanmar with the aim of opening the first outlet in 2015.

Dracula vanquished by Ben Affleck

October 13, 2014 - 4:07am
A new Dracula origins story fails to sink its teeth into Ben Affleck's US box office leader Gone Girl.

Abbott to 'confront' Putin on MH17

October 13, 2014 - 3:26am
Australian PM Tony Abbott says he will confront Russian President Vladimir Putin over the shooting down of a Malaysian passenger plane in July.