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'Many dead' in Nigeria mosque blasts

46 min 45 sec ago
Many people are killed in three explosions during Friday prayers at one of the biggest mosques in the Nigerian city of Kano, reports say.

VIDEO: 'Many killed' in Nigeria blasts

54 min 9 sec ago
Many people have been killed in three explosions during Friday prayers at one of the biggest mosques in the Nigerian city of Kano, reports say.

Russia scraps foreign film cap

55 min 59 sec ago
Proposed plans to cut the number of foreign films shown in Russian cinemas by 50% are shelved by Russia's parliament.

Pope call to combat fanaticism

1 hour 8 min ago
Pope Francis calls for all faiths to enter a dialogue to counter fanaticism and fundamentalism, at the start of a key visit to Turkey.

Seven jailed for sex abuse of girls

1 hour 33 min ago
Seven men are jailed for up to 11 years for their parts in gang which raped and abused girls in Bristol.

Two dead in Egypt Islamist clashes

1 hour 37 min ago
At least two demonstrators die in Egypt as Islamist anti-government protesters clash with police in Cairo.

Russia warships pass through Channel

2 hours 50 min ago
A flotilla of Russian warships passes through the English Channel in what British and French officials describe as an annual visit.

VIDEO: The National Front party's rebranding

3 hours 6 min ago
France's far-right National Front party is gathering in Lyon ahead of a crucial meeting to decide its future direction.

Star Wars trailer set to be unveiled

3 hours 54 min ago
The first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set to be unveiled later.

VIDEO: Dancing woman flouts Iranian rules

3 hours 55 min ago
An online video which appears to show an Iranian woman defying Iran's strict laws by dancing publicly on the Tehran metro has gone viral.

Xinjiang to hire 3,000 ex-soldiers

4 hours 4 sec ago
The capital of China's restive region of Xinjiang will recruit 3,000 carefully vetted former soldiers as guards.

VIDEO: Anti-gay Russian gangs film wins award

4 hours 42 sec ago
As part of the Rory Peck Awards, the 2014 special Sony Impact Prize went to Ben Steele for his documentary which investigates the Russian vigilantes intimidating the country's gay community.

MPs suspended for heckling SA leader

4 hours 3 min ago
South African opposition party leader Julius Malema and 11 of his MPs are suspended from parliament without pay for heckling the president.

Indian economic growth slows to 5.3%

4 hours 19 min ago
The Indian economy grew at an annual pace of 5.3% in the three months to the end of September, down from 5.7% in the previous quarter.

Oil prices hit fresh four-year lows

4 hours 36 min ago
Crude oil prices continue to fall in the wake of the decision of the Opec oil producers' cartel not to cut output.

Austria arrests 13 jihadi suspects

4 hours 38 min ago
Police in Austria arrest 13 people suspected of radicalising young people and recruiting them to fight in Syria.

Newspaper retracts 'sex slaves' term

4 hours 43 min ago
Japan's biggest paper retracts use of the term "sex slaves" for women who worked in World War Two army brothels, in a move likely to anger China and South Korea.

Airport raids tackle cyberthieves

4 hours 44 min ago
Cyberthieves who used stolen credit cards to buy airline tickets are targeted in raids at 80 airports.

Qatar’s Al-Araby Al-Jadeed: Will new media venture silence suspicions?

4 hours 45 min ago
Why Qatar's latest TV network is concerning Arab states

Kahlo's home recreated in New York

4 hours 56 min ago
Mexican artist Frida Kahlo's native garden and studio is to be recreated at the New York Botanical Garden next year.