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VIDEO: Profile of judge in Pistorius trial

September 10, 2014 - 2:31am
Andrew Harding profiles Judge Thokozile Masipa, who grew up in a poor township outside Johannesburg, and became the second black woman to become a judge in South Africa.

Wales' Bale bemoans 'worst pitch'

September 10, 2014 - 2:23am
Wales star Gareth Bale says the pitch for their Euro 2016 qualifying win in Andorra was "the worst I have ever played on".

Australia shootings: Body found

September 10, 2014 - 1:24am
Police searching for a man whose wife and three children were found shot dead in New South Wales recover a body from a dam.

Japan watchdog backs reactor restart

September 9, 2014 - 11:57pm
Japan's nuclear regulator gives formal safety sign-off for two reactors to restart, moving the tsunami-hit nation closer to a resumption of nuclear energy.

Harry hosts party for Invictus Games

September 9, 2014 - 11:56pm
Prince Harry hosts a party to welcome wounded servicemen and women ahead of the opening ceremony of the inaugural Invictus Games.

China investment at 'record high'

September 9, 2014 - 11:46pm
China is world's third largest investor for the second year in 2013, according to state news agency Xinhua, as its outbound investment reaches a record high.

VIDEO: Buried alive by an 'ocean of debris'

September 9, 2014 - 11:09pm
BBC Pop Up hears stories of survival from a "500-year flood"

Confusion over Fiji's UN troops

September 9, 2014 - 10:52pm
Fiji's military says 45 UN peacekeepers taken captive in Syria will be released this week, but a Fijian government official denies the reports.

Dementia patients 'face care tax'

September 9, 2014 - 10:07pm
Dementia patients in the UK face what is, in effect, a "care tax" because they are left to sort out much of the care they need themselves, experts say.

US father 'killed his five children'

September 9, 2014 - 9:47pm
A US father is suspected of killing his five children and dumping their bodies in another state, police say.

US elephant keeper trampled to death

September 9, 2014 - 9:38pm
The co-founder of a home for retired circus elephants in the US state of Maine dies after one of the animals stepped on him, police say.

Goodluck Jonathan reacts to controversial slogan

September 9, 2014 - 9:21pm
The Nigerian president speaks out about an unofficial hashtag that has outraged many.

September supermoon: Your pictures

September 9, 2014 - 9:02pm
Your photos of the spectacular September supermoon

Injuries in Germany chemical blast

September 9, 2014 - 8:50pm
One man suffers severe burns and others are injured in a large explosion at a chemical waste facility near Bremen in northwestern Germany.

My friend Reeva Steenkamp

September 9, 2014 - 8:19pm
An insight into the woman shot dead by Oscar Pistorius

Fugitive Honduran official arrested

September 9, 2014 - 8:12pm
The former head of the Honduran social security programme, Mario Zelaya, is arrested, accused of fraud, bribery, abuse of public funds and money laundering.

'Frozen conflicts' and the Kremlin

September 9, 2014 - 7:32pm
The Kremlin's ambiguous role in 'frozen conflicts'

US states launch Home Depot probe

September 9, 2014 - 7:08pm
Pressure mounts on US retail giant Home Depot after a massive data breach, as US states launch a probe and senators call for action.

Hiding Steven Sotloff's Jewish roots

September 9, 2014 - 7:04pm
IS captive's friends' rush to erase his online Jewish identity

VIDEO: Global pessimism on economy recovery

September 9, 2014 - 7:02pm
Who in the world feels optimistic about the future?