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Australian lost in bush for 17 days

October 9, 2014 - 3:39am
An Australian woman has survived 17 days lost in the bush in northern Queensland with no food, local reports say.

Air strikes 'will not save Kobane'

October 9, 2014 - 3:05am
Air strikes alone will not stop Islamic State fighters seizing the key Syrian town of Kobane, the US and UK warn as fighting continues.

Wotif shareholders agree Expedia bid

October 9, 2014 - 2:34am
Shareholders in Australian online travel firm Wotif approve its takeover by online travel giant Expedia.

Thursday's gossip column

October 9, 2014 - 2:06am
Arsenal set for big-money move for Edinson Cavani, Jermain Defoe and Yohan Cabaye could return to England, plus more.

Spanish Ebola nurse's dog put down

October 9, 2014 - 1:48am
Health authorities in Spain put to death the dog of a nurse infected with the Ebola virus in Madrid, sparking protests from animal rights groups.

VIDEO: Fighting for their land, 20 years on

October 9, 2014 - 1:47am
Nomsa Maseko reports on the Cape Town residents still fighting to get their land back, 20 years after the end of apartheid.

Civilians suffer in Kashmir clashes

October 9, 2014 - 1:01am
The BBC's Sanjoy Majumder and Shaimaa Khalil visit villages in the disputed region of Kashmir where at least 16 people have died in the worst violence in a decade.

Terror policing review put on hold

October 9, 2014 - 12:29am
Home Secretary Theresa May postpones plans to review who should co-ordinate counter-terrorism policing until after the general election.

Australia in first IS bombing raid

October 9, 2014 - 12:06am
Australia carries out its first raid in Iraq on what officials said was an Islamic State facility, with a fighter jet dropping two bombs.

More paramedics quitting NHS jobs

October 8, 2014 - 11:26pm
Increasing numbers of paramedics are leaving NHS ambulance services, with senior staff saying crews are under greater pressure to meet demand.

Asia shares rise on US Fed minutes

October 8, 2014 - 10:27pm
Asian markets are trading higher after minutes from the US Federal Reserve's policy meeting reduced fears of an early interest rate increase.

Twin Peaks and Gif culture

October 8, 2014 - 10:12pm
Why social media embraces Twin Peaks

Twitter news head quits after a year

October 8, 2014 - 10:00pm
Twitter's head of news Vivian Schiller has announced she is leaving, following the departure of three other senior executives.

Bionic arm restores sense of feeling

October 8, 2014 - 9:56pm
Advances in bionic hands have restored a sense of touch to two patients for more than a year, report US scientists.

Protests over Mexico disappearances

October 8, 2014 - 9:43pm
Thousands of people hold marches across Mexico against the disappearance of 43 students who went missing after a clash with police last month.

VIDEO: Fresh shelling along Kashmir border

October 8, 2014 - 9:11pm
The biggest escalation in violence in the Kashmir region in years has seen at least 16 people killed on both sides.

'We want our home back' after apartheid evictions

October 8, 2014 - 9:01pm
Will South Africans be able to win back their land?

Gap chief executive to step down

October 8, 2014 - 8:57pm
The chief executive officer of US retail clothing chain Gap is stepping down as it plans Asian expansion.

A happy homecoming for India's widows

October 8, 2014 - 8:56pm
The widows who refuse to be quietly shunned

Gunther, Christine and Otto

October 8, 2014 - 8:41pm
How a man, a woman and a car fell in love, and hit the road...