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Final rallies for Turkey election

August 9, 2014 - 4:55pm
Campaigning in Turkey's first direct presidential election draws to a close ahead of Sunday's vote.

Ukraine rebels urge Donetsk truce

August 9, 2014 - 4:52pm
Rebels in east Ukraine call for a ceasefire in Donetsk, amid a reported army advance, as Russia renews its offer to send an aid mission.

Deadly violence in Pakistan protest

August 9, 2014 - 4:19pm
At least six people die in Pakistan's Punjab province, in clashes between police and supporters of leading anti-government cleric Tahirul Qadri.

'Five killed' in new Gaza airstrikes

August 9, 2014 - 3:17pm
Five people are reportedly killed in Israeli strikes on Gaza amid continuing Palestinian rocket fire, while tensions also flare up in the West Bank.

Colombian rebels attack oil field

August 9, 2014 - 2:12pm
Colombian rebels attack an oil field in the north-east of the country although no-one is hurt, the state-owned company Ecopetrol says.

England beat India by an innings

August 9, 2014 - 1:51pm
England complete a stunning innings victory over India with two days of the fourth Test to spare at Old Trafford.

No quick fix in Iraq, Obama warns

August 9, 2014 - 1:26pm
US President Barack Obama warns it is "going to take some time" to help Iraqis overcome the jihadist-led Sunni rebellion and stabilise their country.

England 13-13 Canada

August 9, 2014 - 1:13pm
England qualify for the semi-finals after a dramatic draw with Canada, a result which eliminates defending champions New Zealand.

VIDEO: Nigeria declares Ebola emergency

August 9, 2014 - 1:08pm
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has declared the outbreak of Ebola "a national emergency" and approved more than $11m (£6.5m) in funding to help contain it.

Medel joins Inter Milan for £10m

August 9, 2014 - 1:07pm
Cardiff's Gary Medel joins Inter Milan after the Italian club pays £10m for the Chilean, who cost Cardiff £11m in 2013.

Huddersfield Town 0-4 Bournemouth

August 9, 2014 - 12:18pm
Callum Wilson scores twice and misses a penalty on his full Bournemouth debut as the Cherries thrash Huddersfield Town.

Oscar Pistorius trial: Sense of an ending

August 9, 2014 - 12:14pm
Pistorius trial ends with spotlight back on defendant

Leeds Rhinos 24-16 Warrington Wolves

August 9, 2014 - 12:11pm
Two tries from Ryan Hall help Leeds Rhinos to a Challenge Cup semi-final win over Warrington Wolves.

Guinea shuts borders against Ebola

August 9, 2014 - 12:03pm
Guinea shuts its borders with Liberia and Sierra Leone to contain the spread of the Ebola virus, which has killed hundreds in West Africa.

VIDEO: Air strikes on Gaza resume

August 9, 2014 - 11:58am
Violence continues in Gaza after the end of a three-day ceasefire.

Afghan rivals differ on unity deal

August 9, 2014 - 10:39am
Afghan rivals differ on power-sharing deal

Egypt bans Muslim Brotherhood party

August 9, 2014 - 10:16am
A court in Egypt dissolves the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), the political wing of the banned Muslim Brotherhood.