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Magpies 'don't steal shiny objects'

August 15, 2014 - 8:35pm
Science dispels the popular myth that magpies like to steal shiny objects for their nests.

Turkey's Kurdish women eye equality

August 15, 2014 - 7:50pm
Kurdish women in Turkey no longer eye independence

Turkey's Kurdish women eye equality

August 15, 2014 - 7:50pm
Kurdish women in Turkey no longer eye independence

Jewish Chronicle apology for Gaza ad

August 15, 2014 - 7:36pm
The Jewish Chronicle apologises to readers who complained after the paper ran an advert for the Disasters Emergency Committee's Gaza crisis appeal.

The Iraqi Kurds yearning for a state

August 15, 2014 - 7:27pm
Amid militant threat, Iraqi Kurds dream of a future state

The Iraqi Kurds yearning for a state

August 15, 2014 - 7:27pm
Amid militant threat, Iraqi Kurds dream of a future state

Russia's claim on Crimea's football clubs

August 15, 2014 - 7:23pm
Crimean football clubs switch countries as Ukraine protests

Russia's claim on Crimea's football clubs

August 15, 2014 - 7:23pm
Crimean football clubs switch countries as Ukraine protests

Pope to beatify South Korea martyrs

August 15, 2014 - 7:12pm
Pope Francis will hold an open-air mass to beatify 124 of South Korea's first Catholics, seen as the centrepiece of his trip to the country.

Russia assures US on Ukraine convoy

August 15, 2014 - 7:01pm
Russia's defence secretary gives a guarantee to his US counterpart there are no military personnel in its aid convoy for Ukraine, the US says.

Yazidi villagers 'massacred' in Iraq

August 15, 2014 - 6:59pm
Islamic State militants in northern Iraq massacre at least 80 men from the Yazidi faith in a village and abduct women and children, reports say.

Kick-off has come too soon - Wenger

August 15, 2014 - 6:21pm
Arsene Wenger says his World Cup winners needed another week to recover from the World Cup.

Ebola 'to last at least six months'

August 15, 2014 - 5:47pm
The outbreak of Ebola in West Africa will take at least six months to bring under control, the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres says.

VIDEO: Michael Brown 'said don't shoot'

August 15, 2014 - 5:25pm
Members of Michael Brown's family have been speaking to the press.

Sunni leaders propose Iraq deal

August 15, 2014 - 5:09pm
Some leaders of Iraq's Sunni Muslim minority propose working with the new PM, a move that could help break political deadlock.

Owners of Argentine debt plan appeal

August 15, 2014 - 5:07pm
Owners of Argentine bonds marked in euros will appeal against a court order that froze payments on the debt after last month's default.

Ukraine 'strikes column from Russia'

August 15, 2014 - 4:31pm
Ukraine says it has partially destroyed an armoured column from Russia, but Russia denies any such vehicles crossed the border.

Al Gore sues Al Jazeera America

August 15, 2014 - 4:24pm
Former American Vice President Al Gore is suing Al Jazeera America for $65m over the sale of a TV network he founded.

Gemili & Rooney storm to Euro golds

August 15, 2014 - 3:51pm
Adam Gemili and Martyn Rooney both win gold on another successful night for Britain at the European Championships in Zurich.

Slain US teenager 'robbery suspect'

August 15, 2014 - 3:43pm
Michael Brown, the black teenager shot by police in Ferguson, Missouri, was a suspect in a robbery just moments earlier, police say.