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British Ebola nurse travels to US

September 17, 2014 - 8:05pm
A British nurse who recovered from Ebola travels to the US to donate blood to try to save the life of another victim of the virus.

US House approves Obama Syria plan

September 17, 2014 - 7:47pm
The US House of Representatives approves President Barack Obama's plan to train and arm the moderate Syrian opposition taking on Islamic State.

VIDEO: Passengers rise up against Pakistan's 'VIP culture'

September 17, 2014 - 7:25pm
Pakistan air travellers's fury at delay over VIP

Farming 'the hardest plant to grow'

September 17, 2014 - 7:20pm
The North American farmers who have started to plant wasabi

Mourinho has Costa hamstring worry

September 17, 2014 - 7:13pm
Jose Mourinho says after Chelsea's draw with Schalke that Diego Costa is not yet ready to start more than one game a week.

Volunteers wade into Kashmir floods to rescue thousands

September 17, 2014 - 7:11pm
Volunteers wade into Kashmir floods to rescue thousands

What will Alibaba do with $25bn?

September 17, 2014 - 7:03pm
What will Alibaba do with $25bn?

VIDEO: South-west US hit by extreme weather

September 17, 2014 - 6:34pm
Extreme weather is punishing the south-western United States with a heatwave and a hurricane causing chaos from California into Mexico and flash flooding forecast for Arizona.

Obama: No US combat mission in Iraq

September 17, 2014 - 6:27pm
President Barack Obama has said US troops fighting Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq and Syria "do not and will not have a combat mission".

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has cancer

September 17, 2014 - 6:14pm
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been diagnosed with a "fairly aggressive" rare cancer, doctors treating him say.

Chelsea 1-1 FC Schalke 04

September 17, 2014 - 6:03pm
Cesc Fabregas scores his first for Chelsea but they are held to a draw by Schalke in their Champions League group opener.

Barcelona 1-0 Apoel Nicosia

September 17, 2014 - 5:33pm
Barcelona make a winning start to their Champions League campaign as they edge past Apoel Nicosia at the Nou Camp.

Bayern Munich 1-0 Manchester City

September 17, 2014 - 5:26pm
Bayern Munich's Jerome Boateng scores a last-minute winner to deny Manchester City a point in their Champions League opener.