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'England bowlers disrespectful'

October 7, 2014 - 6:42am
Former captain Michael Vaughan says the England bowlers' "cabal" is a problem and backs Kevin Pietersen's claims.

German industrial output dives

October 7, 2014 - 6:23am
Germany's industry shrank by far more than expected in August, adding to the growing picture of a struggling economy.

Devastating news from the Ebola clinic

October 7, 2014 - 6:22am
How patients' relatives search in vain for treatment

Samsung forecasts 60% fall in profit

October 7, 2014 - 6:15am
Samsung Electronics forecasts a 60% fall in third-quarter operating profit, missing estimates, because of slowing smartphone sales.

Banker admits Libor fraud conspiracy

October 7, 2014 - 6:08am
A senior banker from a UK bank admits conspiracy to defraud over manipulating the key Libor inter-bank lending rate.

Nobel Prize for blue LED invention

October 7, 2014 - 5:51am
The 2014 Nobel Prize for physics is won by trio of scientists in Japan and the US for the invention of blue light emitting diodes (LED).

Back-up roof for fire-hit art school

October 7, 2014 - 5:49am
A temporary roof is being installed on Glasgow's School of Art's fire-damaged Mackintosh building to keep it dry over the winter.

Flower had it in for me - Pietersen

October 7, 2014 - 5:09am
Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen says ex-coach Andy Flower "was always trying to find ways to get rid of me".

De Gea considered leaving Man Utd

October 7, 2014 - 4:52am
David de Gea says he considered leaving Manchester United because of the criticism he received early on at the club.

Lib Dems 'could U-turn on airports'

October 7, 2014 - 4:42am
The Lib Dem leadership appear to be heading for a showdown with party members over their plans to back airport expansion at Gatwick.

VIDEO: Lake Victoria hospital ship launched

October 7, 2014 - 4:33am
A mobile hospital ship is been launched on Lake Victoria, bringing medical care to the residents of the area's 3,000 islands.

Street battles as IS enters key town

October 7, 2014 - 4:23am
Civilians flee the Syria-Turkey border town of Kobane, as Islamic State militants take three districts after street fighting with Syrian Kurds.

Planes' wingtips hit at airport

October 7, 2014 - 4:21am
Emergency services are at Dublin Airport after the wingtips of two Ryanair planes hit each other on a taxi-way off the runway.

Myanmar to release 3,000 prisoners

October 7, 2014 - 4:16am
The government of Myanmar says it is releasing more than 3,000 prisoners for the sake of "peace and stability".

Broadway legend Marian Seldes dies

October 7, 2014 - 4:08am
US stage star Marian Seldes, famed for a record-breaking four-year run of performances, dies in New York at the age of 86.

Six dead in China dengue outbreak

October 7, 2014 - 4:01am
China is hit by the worst outbreak of dengue fever in 20 years, say state media, as six people die in Guangdong province and 21,000 are infected.

Kashmir firing enters second day

October 7, 2014 - 3:57am
At least four Indian civilians are wounded as India and Pakistan continue to exchange fire in the disputed Kashmir region a day after nine civilians were killed.

Rio Tinto rejected Glencore merger

October 7, 2014 - 3:23am
Anglo-Australian mining group Rio Tinto says it rejected a takeover bid by rival firm Glencore in August.

Di Matteo takes over as Schalke boss

October 7, 2014 - 3:23am
Former Chelsea and West Bromwich Albion boss Roberto Di Matteo is appointed as the new manager of German club Schalke.

CNN parent to cut 10% of staff

October 7, 2014 - 3:17am
Turner Broadcasting, the parent company of news channel CNN, announces plans to cut nearly 1,500 jobs, about 10% of its total workforce.