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When India's Flipkart turned into 'flopkart'

October 7, 2014 - 11:02am
How India's big online discount day didn't go to plan

Bahrain prince torture ruling quashed

October 7, 2014 - 10:53am
A legal ruling that Prince Nasser of Bahrain is immune from prosecution over allegations of torture is quashed in the High Court in London.

Morrissey 'reveals cancer treatment'

October 7, 2014 - 10:47am
Singer Morrissey tells a Spanish newspaper he has had four sets of treatment to remove "cancerous tissues".

Ex-DJ 'raped girl with Jimmy Savile'

October 7, 2014 - 10:41am
Former radio DJ Ray Teret raped a 15-year-old girl "acting together" with the late TV presenter Jimmy Savile, a court in Manchester hears.

VIDEO: Staying safe while reporting Ebola

October 7, 2014 - 10:33am
The BBC's Tulip Mazumdar, who has been reporting from Ebola-stricken Sierra Leone, explains how the BBC is covering the crisis safely.

Islamic State widens Kobane attack

October 7, 2014 - 10:11am
Islamic State militants extend attacks in the Syria-Turkey border town of Kobane, as US-led air strikes try to aid its Syrian Kurd defenders.

Syria jihadist rebels seize priest

October 7, 2014 - 9:53am
A Franciscan friar and about 20 parishioners have been abducted by jihadist rebels in north-western Syria, the Custody of the Holy Land says.

Murray wins first round in Shanghai

October 7, 2014 - 9:27am
Andy Murray recovers from a second-set blip against Teymuraz Gabashvili to reach the second round of the Shanghai Masters.

IMF calls for bond market reform

October 7, 2014 - 8:48am
The International Monetary Fund calls for reforms to government bond markets, in part to reduce the risk of repeats of the legal problems that have affected Argentina.

BBC defends EastEnders rape storyline

October 7, 2014 - 8:24am
The BBC defends its recent rape storyline after 278 complaints are made following Monday's episode.

Day in pictures: 7 October

October 7, 2014 - 8:16am
Images from around the world over the past 24 hours

Pietersen stands by bullying claims

October 7, 2014 - 8:13am
Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen says he stands by his allegations of bullying in the team's dressing-room "100%".

Amazon faces EU tax avoidance probe

October 7, 2014 - 8:08am
Online retailer Amazon is to face a formal investigation into its European corporate tax practices, the European Commission announces.

Begg 'offered to help free Henning'

October 7, 2014 - 8:01am
Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg tells the BBC he offered to intervene to help secure the release of British hostage Alan Henning.

Carlos the Jackal faces new trial

October 7, 2014 - 8:00am
Notorious convicted killer Carlos the Jackal, who carried out attacks in the 1970s and 1980s, is to go on trial again in France for two murders.

BBC to adapt Le Carre's Night Manager

October 7, 2014 - 7:15am
The BBC is adapting John le Carre's The Night Manager for a new six-part series.

Microsoft makes room-based game tech

October 7, 2014 - 7:12am
Researchers have shown off a prototype gaming system that turns rooms into an interactive, augmented reality displays.

Microsoft makes room-based game tech

October 7, 2014 - 7:12am
Researchers have shown off a prototype gaming system that turns rooms into an interactive, augmented reality displays.

S Korea ferry captain was 'confused'

October 7, 2014 - 7:04am
The captain of the South Korean ferry that sank in April says he was very "confused" during the incident, as he gives evidence in his trial.

Somalia's first cash machine opens

October 7, 2014 - 6:54am
Somalia's first-ever cash withdrawal machine is installed in a hotel in the capital, Mogadishu, allowing people to withdraw money in US dollars.