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Downton stars pose for bottle photo

August 17, 2014 - 5:49am
The stars of Downton Abbey pose with water bottles for a charity picture after a recent gaffe in which a plastic bottle was left in a promotional photo.

VIDEO: Kurdish weapons 'not up to task'

August 17, 2014 - 5:25am
Kurdish forces says them need improved weaponry in order to tackle Islamic State militants in Iraq.

Federer to meet Ferrer in Cincinnati

August 17, 2014 - 4:21am
World number three Roger Federer will face Spaniard David Ferrer in the Western and Southern Open final in Cincinnati.

Drugs warning after girl, 16, dies

August 17, 2014 - 4:11am
Police Scotland have issued a drugs warning after a 16-year-old girl died after falling ill at a party.

Big Hong Kong rally for government

August 17, 2014 - 4:04am
Thousands of government supporters rally in Hong Kong to protest against a civil disobedience campaign demanding greater democratic reforms.

VIDEO: WW1 Welsh memorial unveiled in Belgium

August 17, 2014 - 4:02am
A new memorial has been unveiled in Belgium to commemorate the services of Welsh men and women during World War One.

Police complain over Sir Cliff 'leak'

August 17, 2014 - 3:46am
South Yorkshire Police complain to the BBC after the corporation gained details of a search to be carried out at pop star Sir Cliff Richard's home.

VIDEO: Kenya to deny entry to Ebola states

August 17, 2014 - 2:34am
Kenyan officials say the country is closing its borders to travellers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in response to the deadly Ebola outbreak.

VIDEO: The reindeer herders battling a mine

August 17, 2014 - 12:11am
A British mining company is at the centre of a bitter dispute with the Sami reindeer herders over its plans to drill for iron ore in the far north of Sweden.

VIDEO: The reindeer herders battling a mine

August 17, 2014 - 12:11am
A British mining company is at the centre of a bitter dispute with the Sami reindeer herders over its plans to drill for iron ore in the far north of Sweden.

'New massacres' in Iraq and Syria

August 16, 2014 - 9:54pm
Islamic State militants are accused of massacring hundreds of people in areas under their control in northern Iraq and eastern Syria.