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VIDEO: Lost mobile phone's amazing journey

July 10, 2014 - 12:47am
A US farmer who lost his mobile phone in a grain pit has it returned - nine months later from a different continent.

China trade surplus narrows in June

July 9, 2014 - 11:24pm
China's trade surplus narrows to $32bn (£18bn) in June after the pace of exports slowed and imports increased.

Brazil police indict 12 over tickets

July 9, 2014 - 11:18pm
Brazilian police formally accuse the director of a Fifa partner firm and 11 other people over an alleged World Cup ticket-reselling scandal.

Rescuers refloat stranded baby whale

July 9, 2014 - 10:59pm
Rescuers manage to refloat a young whale that has been stranded on a beach in Queensland, Australia, for two days.

VIDEO: Who is the real Madeline?

July 9, 2014 - 10:08pm
Iconic schoolgirl turns 75, celebrated with art exhibition

VIDEO: Rivals claim Indonesia poll victory

July 9, 2014 - 9:28pm
Both candidates in the Indonesia presidential election claim victory, based on unofficial results.

VIDEO: Empty streets of Pakistan 'ghost town'

July 9, 2014 - 9:27pm
Pakistan's military takes the media to see Miranshah, formerly a hotbed of Taliban activity, three weeks into its offensive against militants in the region.

VIDEO: Australia rejects mistreatment claim

July 9, 2014 - 9:25pm
Claims by Sri Lankan asylum seekers that they were mistreated by the Australian navy are "offensive", the country's immigration ministers says.

American Apparel agrees rescue deal

July 9, 2014 - 9:19pm
US clothing retailer American Apparel is reshuffling its management board as part of a deal to raise fresh finance.

LA Dodgers lose 'beaten fan' lawsuit

July 9, 2014 - 9:18pm
A San Francisco Giants fan left brain-damaged after a beating by two LA Dodgers fans wins a lawsuit against the US baseball club.

VIDEO: Campaign to clean up Sao Paulo

July 9, 2014 - 9:10pm
Artist's campaign to bring esteem to Sao Paulo's recycling haulers

VIDEO: Iran and Iraq: A long history in 90 seconds

July 9, 2014 - 9:02pm
The ancient rivalry between Iran and Iraq - in 90 seconds

'Beat pirates with roads, not ships'

July 9, 2014 - 8:53pm
Building roads and harbours in Somalia is a better way of tackling piracy than deploying warships, a study says.

Obama and Perry agree on border force

July 9, 2014 - 8:48pm
President Barack Obama sides with Republican Texas Governor Rick Perry on ideas to shore up security on the US-Mexico border.

Russian nationalist sees war with Ukraine

July 9, 2014 - 8:21pm
Russian nationalist thinker predicts war with Ukraine

Netherlands 0-0 Argentina (2-4 on pens)

July 9, 2014 - 7:45pm
Argentina will play Germany in Sunday's World Cup final after beating the Netherlands on penalties in a drab semi-final.

Sculpture park wins museum award

July 9, 2014 - 7:42pm
The open-air Yorkshire Sculpture Park is named the museum of the year for its "bold artistic vision".

Bieber gets two years' probation

July 9, 2014 - 7:38pm
Canadian pop star Justin Bieber is sentenced to two years' probation and community service over the egging of his neighbour's home in California.

The ancient sites targeted by high-tech guns

July 9, 2014 - 7:30pm
How ancient treasures in Syria are being bombed to pieces

Pilot buys pizza for entire plane

July 9, 2014 - 7:19pm
A US pilot ordered pizzas for a plane full of passengers after their Washington, DC to Denver flight was delayed in Wyoming.