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VIDEO: The long road from Mount Sinjar

August 13, 2014 - 7:13pm
Caroline Wyatt reports on the refugees arriving in Iraqi Kurdistan after fleeing their homes across Mount Sinjar.

Failing GP practices face closure

August 13, 2014 - 7:10pm
Failing GP practices will face closure under plans being unveiled in England by the Care Quality Commission.

Police 'to aid Brown death inquiry'

August 13, 2014 - 7:00pm
Police in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson say they will co-operate fully with investigations into the shooting of an unarmed black teenager.

Crash kills Brazil candidate Campos

August 13, 2014 - 6:01pm
Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos has died in a plane crash in the city of Santos, officials say.

The 'Prince of Pot' returns

August 13, 2014 - 6:00pm
A cannabis exile returns home to his native Canada

How to crack the US market

August 13, 2014 - 5:58pm
How British firms can best succeed in the US market

More arms and aid planned for Iraq

August 13, 2014 - 5:48pm
Delivery of arms and aid to Iraq is being stepped up, in an international push to tackle jihadist militants and help those who fled their advance.

Mexico gives Pemex most oil reserves

August 13, 2014 - 4:43pm
The Mexican government grants national oil firm Pemex the rights to 83% of the country's proven and probable oil reserves, as part of a broad energy overhaul.

Bieber pleads guilty to careless driving

August 13, 2014 - 4:39pm
Justin Bieber pleads guilty to careless driving and resisting arrest and agrees on anger management classes.

The Chinese cult that kills 'demons'

August 13, 2014 - 4:25pm
The cult behind the murder that shocked China

GB's Dasaolu powers to 100m gold

August 13, 2014 - 4:22pm
James Dasaolu wins 100m gold and Harry Aikines-Aryeetey bronze on a brilliant night for Britain at the European Championships.

Rocket fired from Gaza hits Israel

August 13, 2014 - 3:42pm
A rocket lands in southern Israel hours before the expiry of a three-day Gaza ceasefire, Israeli police say.

Swiss train derailed in landslide

August 13, 2014 - 3:40pm
A landslide in Switzerland derails a train at the top of a ravine, injuring several passengers and leaving one carriage hanging over the precipice.

Suarez is 'accident waiting to happen'

August 13, 2014 - 3:10pm
Luis Suarez comes in for criticism ahead of the result of his appeal against a four-month ban for biting being announced.

Bieber pleads guilty in Florida case

August 13, 2014 - 3:03pm
Canadian pop star Justin Bieber has pleaded guilty to careless driving and resisting arrest in a deal that avoided a drugged-driving conviction.

Farah battles to 10,000m European gold

August 13, 2014 - 2:56pm
Britain's Mo Farah has to fight hard to win European 10,000m gold, while team-mate Andy Vernon snatches a silver medal.

Man Utd's Shaw out for four weeks

August 13, 2014 - 2:36pm
Manchester United and England defender Luke Shaw is ruled out of action for four weeks with a hamstring injury.