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Ronaldo named Europe's best player

August 28, 2014 - 2:21pm
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo wins Uefa's Best Player in Europe Award ahead of Manuel Neuer and Arjen Robben.

'Significant' rise in migration to UK

August 28, 2014 - 1:52pm
There has been a "significant" increase in net migration into the UK, which reached 243,000 in the 12 months to March, government statisticians say.

Pakistan PM named as murder suspect

August 28, 2014 - 1:45pm
Pakistani police name Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as a suspect in the murder of 14 followers of an anti-government cleric in Lahore, officials say.

Morsi investigated over 'Qatar leak'

August 28, 2014 - 1:00pm
Egypt has opened an investigation into ousted President Mohammed Morsi for allegedly handing over secret files to Qatar, state media report.

Zambia leader sacks potential rival

August 28, 2014 - 12:55pm
Zambia's leader sacks his justice minister, seen as a potential successor, amid rumours the president is gravely ill.

Tory MP Carswell defects to UKIP

August 28, 2014 - 12:47pm
Tory MP Douglas Carswell has defected to the UK Independence Party - and says he will seek re-election in Clacton at a by-election.

'Russian troops deployed' in Ukraine

August 28, 2014 - 12:27pm
Ukraine accuses Russia of deploying troops in the country's east, while Nato says Russia has stepped up its arms supply to separatists.

Caf stands firm on Nations Cup venues

August 28, 2014 - 12:08pm
Caf declares there will be no further changes to September's Nations Cup qualifiers despite some relocation requests over Ebola fears.

Police seize video gamer live on cam

August 28, 2014 - 12:06pm
Armed police dramatically raid the office of a video gamer near Denver, US - and the incident was broadcast live online.

IS 'kills dozens of Syrian soldiers'

August 28, 2014 - 12:03pm
Islamic State (IS) militants appear to have killed "dozens" of Syrian soldiers captured after gaining control of the Tabqa airbase, activists say.

US supermarket sale ends bitter feud

August 28, 2014 - 11:46am
The US supermarket chain Market Basket agrees to sell to former boss Arthur T Demoulas, ending a months-long strike amongst workers and customers.

VIDEO: MH370 search to begin in September

August 28, 2014 - 11:39am
Australia's Deputy Prime Minister says a deep-sea search for the Malaysian airliner that disappeared in March will begin in September.

Di Maria signs to 'win trophies'

August 28, 2014 - 11:31am
Angel Di Maria says he has joined Manchester United to "win many trophies" as Louis van Gaal targets more signings.

Malaysia Airlines expects more losses

August 28, 2014 - 11:27am
Malaysia Airlines says the full financial impact of the two tragedies to hit the company will be seen in the second half of the year.

Historic Afghan minaret 'threatened'

August 28, 2014 - 11:21am
One of Afghanistan's architectural marvels, the minaret of Jam in Ghor province, is in danger of collapse, officials tell the BBC.

WHO warns 20,000 at risk of Ebola

August 28, 2014 - 10:51am
The UN's health agency says the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa could infect more than 20,000 people, and urges airlines to resume flights.

VIDEO: Brad and Angelina marry in France

August 28, 2014 - 10:49am
Hollywood stars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have married in France, a spokesman confirms.

US economic growth revised upwards

August 28, 2014 - 10:40am
The US economy grew at annual pace of 4.2% in the second quarter, revised official figures show, faster than the previous estimate of 4%.

UN peacekeepers held in Golan

August 28, 2014 - 10:26am
Forty-three UN peacekeepers are being held by an armed group in the Syrian Golan Heights, amid heavy fighting between Syrian rebels and government forces.

VIDEO: Turkey's Erdogan is inaugurated

August 28, 2014 - 9:26am
Turkish President-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan is officially sworn in later after winning the country's first ever popular vote for head of state.