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'No extension' on Iran nuclear deal

November 20, 2014 - 5:12pm
The US secretary of state says talks in Vienna will focus on "driving towards" a nuclear deal with Iran as diplomats brace for tough negotiation.

Tunisia police rape sentence doubled

November 20, 2014 - 5:11pm
Two Tunisian policeman convicted of raping a woman in a police car have their sentences more than doubled in a high-profile court case.

Spain's richest duchess dies aged 88

November 20, 2014 - 5:07pm
The Duchess of Alba, Spain's richest woman and one of its most flamboyant and eccentric figures, has died in Seville aged 88.

Sheffield United retract Evans offer

November 20, 2014 - 4:39pm
Sheffield United announce they have retracted their offer to let convicted rapist Ched Evans use their training facilities.

Home is where the edge is

November 20, 2014 - 4:20pm
Sports teams dance around the rules for a winning edge

Sheffield United retract Evans offer

November 20, 2014 - 3:31pm
Sheffield United announce they have retracted their offer to let convicted rapist Ched Evans use their training facilities.

Sheffield United retract Evans offer

November 20, 2014 - 3:31pm
Sheffield United announce they have retracted their offer to let convicted rapist Ched Evans use their training facilities.

Scala to assess 'corruption' reports

November 20, 2014 - 2:41pm
The head of Fifa's Audit and Compliance Committee is to evaluate reports into alleged World Cup corruption.

Kenya 'ghost worker' scam unveiled

November 20, 2014 - 2:11pm
The Kenyan government orders an investigation after more than 12,000 false names were found on its workers' payroll.

Wigan's Whelan in anti-Semitism row

November 20, 2014 - 1:59pm
Wigan owner Dave Whelan is accused of anti-Semitism over comments to a national newspaper in defence of new boss Malky Mackay.

Google and Rockstar end patent suit

November 20, 2014 - 1:58pm
Google and patent consortium Rockstar - which includes Apple as an investor - agree to settle a patent litigation suit.

US Senate grills banks on commodities

November 20, 2014 - 1:47pm
Executives from three US banks are being questioned by senators over accusations the banks engaged in unfair trading practices relating to several commodities.

Egypt 'considers Al-Jazeera pardons'

November 20, 2014 - 1:32pm
Egypt's President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi says the possibility of granting pardons to two of the three jailed Al-Jazeera journalists is being considered.

Swedish court upholds Assange order

November 20, 2014 - 1:22pm
A Swedish appeals court upholds an arrest warrant against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, wanted for questioning in a sexual assault case.

Chinese journalist on trial for leaking state secrets

November 20, 2014 - 1:20pm
What did journalist Gao Yu do to anger Party leaders?

England give Moeen opening chance

November 20, 2014 - 1:16pm
Moeen Ali will open the batting with England captain Alastair Cook in Friday's warm-up for the one-day series against Sri Lanka.

Two cleared in landmark FGM case

November 20, 2014 - 1:16pm
The doctor and father of a 13-year-old who died after allegedly undergoing female genital mutilation are cleared in a landmark trial in Egypt.

Iran frees 'Blogfather' Derakhshan

November 20, 2014 - 1:10pm
Iran's Supreme Leader has pardoned the pioneering Iranian-Canadian blogger Hossein Derakhshan after six years in prison, Iranian media report.

Commerzbank to charge big depositors

November 20, 2014 - 1:09pm
Germany's Commerzbank is to charge its biggest corporate clients for leaving 'substantial' deposits at the bank.

Woman becomes symbol of Afghan dead

November 20, 2014 - 12:42pm
A young Afghan woman killed in a Kabul suicide attack becomes the focus of a campaign to create student scholarships in her name.