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Force feedings that test US secrecy

October 9, 2014 - 7:02pm
Court hearing sheds light on Guantanamo detention

Global growth fears hit US shares

October 9, 2014 - 6:46pm
The return of worries over global growth prospects sends the oil price and US shares tumbling in their biggest drop of the year.

VIDEO: A 4,500-mile trek to reach squalid camp

October 9, 2014 - 6:18pm
As war and economic crises engulf nations around the world, migrants flee in search of a better life.

VIDEO: Is #MyCleanIndia really going viral?

October 9, 2014 - 6:13pm
Are Indians taking up PM Modi's clean-up challenge?

VIDEO: Yemen suicide bombings kill dozens

October 9, 2014 - 5:31pm
At least 67 people have been killed in two suicide bomb attacks on a protest in Yemen's capital Sanaa and on an army checkpoint in the country's east.

Slovakia 2-1 Spain

October 9, 2014 - 5:24pm
Holders Spain suffer a first qualifying defeat for eight years as Slovakia secure a famous Euro 2016 qualifying win.

England 5-0 San Marino

October 9, 2014 - 5:05pm
England make it two wins from two in Group E of Euro 2016 qualifying with a comfortable win over San Marino at Wembley.

Global growth worries hit US stocks

October 9, 2014 - 5:02pm
The return of worries over global growth prospects sends US stocks tumbling, with the Dow Jones suffering its worst losses of 2014.

Take That announce first album as trio

October 9, 2014 - 5:00pm
Take That announce that their new album, their first since Jason Orange announced he was quitting, will be released on 1 December and titled III.

Ebola challenge 'biggest since Aids'

October 9, 2014 - 4:26pm
The public health challenge posed by the Ebola outbreak is unlike anything since the emergence of HIV/Aids, a top US medical official says.

Hostage's mother appeals to IS chief

October 9, 2014 - 4:22pm
The mother of US hostage Abdul-Rahman Kassig has appealed to the leader of the Islamic State (IS) militants via Twitter to discuss her son's fate.

First Syria refugees in Uruguay

October 9, 2014 - 2:40pm
Uruguay receives the fist Syrian refugees and promises to cover the cost of a two-year resettlement programme.

VIDEO: Air strikes 'stall IS Syria advance'

October 9, 2014 - 1:49pm
Quentin Somerville reports that US-led air strikes on the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobane seem to have stalled an IS advance, as Kurdish sources say the militants have lost ground.

Nigerian leader warns over rich list

October 9, 2014 - 1:42pm
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan threatens to sue a website that listed him as one of Africa's 10 richest leaders, with a net worth of about $100m.

Sharif visits former Taliban bastion

October 9, 2014 - 1:30pm
Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif makes a rare trip to the tribal area of North Waziristan to tell soldiers they are winning the "war against terrorism".