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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.

Cosmic study 'underestimated' dust

September 22, 2014 - 4:04am
Scientists who claimed to have found evidence for a cosmic super-expansion just after the Big Bang underestimated a key confounding factor in their research, according to a new analysis.

Tomb mystery captivates Greece

September 22, 2014 - 4:01am
Secrets of ancient burial site keep Greeks guessing

Shoe firm boss denies taking money

September 22, 2014 - 3:51am
The chief executive of Chinese footwear firm Ultrasonic has spoken to Chinese media and denied running off with the firm's cash.

NZ leader wants 2015 flag vote

September 22, 2014 - 3:46am
Re-elected Prime Minister John Key says a referendum on whether to change the national flag of New Zealand could be held next year.

Abbott: Security before some freedom

September 22, 2014 - 3:18am
Australian PM says the "delicate balance" between freedom and security may shift as he seeks powers to tackle Islamists, after terror raids last week.

Moscow rally against Ukraine crisis

September 22, 2014 - 3:07am
Thousands of Russians march in Moscow to protest against Russia's involvement in the Ukraine crisis.

Bainimarama sworn in as Fiji PM

September 22, 2014 - 1:52am
Fiji's former military leader Frank Bainimarama is sworn in as prime minister of the Pacific nation after an emphatic election win.

VIDEO: Kenya mall attack: Questions remain

September 22, 2014 - 1:40am
A year on from the assault by Islamist militants on the Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi, Kenyans still have questions about the four-day siege and its aftermath.

VIDEO: Is the UN still fit for purpose?

September 22, 2014 - 1:07am
As global leaders gather in New York for the General Assembly the current wave of global crises has also raised questions about the UN's ability to deal with them all.