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Syria Nusra chief 'killed in strike'

2 hours 55 min ago
The military commander of Syria's al-Nusra Front militant group, Abu Hommam al-Shami, is reportedly killed in a suspected air strike.

Cisse accepts FA spitting charge

3 hours 26 min ago
Newcastle United striker Papiss Cisse accepts a Football Association charge of spitting at Manchester United's Jonny Evans.

VIDEO: On board the ship searching for MH370

3 hours 32 min ago
This weekend will mark a year since the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 disappeared soon after take off on route from Kuala Lumpar to Beijing.

Film-maker defends India rape film

4 hours 48 min ago
A British film-maker defends her documentary about the 2012 gang rape in Delhi, hours after Indian authorities launch a slew of legal action.

S Sudan peace deal deadline missed

4 hours 57 min ago
Peace talks aimed at ending the South Sudan conflict are extended indefinitely after the government and rebels miss the deadline for a deal.

VIDEO: 'How I got the India rapist interview'

5 hours 23 min ago
A film director has told the BBC how she obtained a controversial interview with an Indian rapist on death row.

VIDEO: US circus group to stop using elephants

5 hours 29 min ago
One of the biggest circus companies in the United States has said it will stop using elephants in its shows by 2018.

Ukrainian pilot ends hunger strike

5 hours 40 min ago
Ukrainian military pilot Nadia Savchenko says she has agreed to end her 83-day hunger strike and follow doctors' advice to eat chicken broth.

Burkina orders Sankara exhumation

5 hours 50 min ago
Burkina Faso orders the remains of Thomas Sankara, the iconic ex-president killed in a 1987 coup, to be exhumed for formal identification.

Argentina prosecutor 'was murdered'

5 hours 58 min ago
Independent tests show Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman was deliberately killed, his family says

Nuclear deal 'very bad for Iranians'

6 hours 3 min ago
Israel's prime minister warns the people of Iran that the nuclear deal being negotiated by their government and world powers is "very bad" for them.

Myanmar education activists arrested

6 hours 3 min ago
Police in Myanmar break up a demonstration against new education legislation, arresting eight.

'Boko Haram' kill dozens in Nigeria

6 hours 3 min ago
Suspected Boko Haram militants kill at least 45 people in a raid on a remote village in Borno state, north-east Nigeria, witnesses say.

Manor Marussia cleared for F1 start

6 hours 6 min ago
Manor Marussia are cleared to compete at the opening race of the season after passing mandatory crash tests.

Boston victim 'spotted bomber’

6 hours 18 min ago
A man who lost his legs in the Boston Marathon bombings told the court that he locked eyes with one of the bombers just before the attack.

Plane skids off New York runway

6 hours 37 min ago
A passenger plane has skidded off the runway at LaGuardia airport in New York City amid snowy conditions.

Sexist chanting needs reporting - FA

6 hours 55 min ago
Fans are urged to report sexist abuse after footage emerges of women officials and staff being subjected to obscene chants.

MTV Movie nominations are announced

7 hours 6 min ago
Guardians of the Galaxy, The Fault in Our Stars and Bad Neighbours lead this year's MTV Movie Award nominations.

North Korea 'detains' Canada pastor

7 hours 9 min ago
Canadian pastor Hyeon Soo Lim is detained by North Korea, his family and church have said.

Toronto tunnel was a 'man cave'

7 hours 46 min ago
The man who dug a tunnel under Toronto and caused a media frenzy says the man cave was merely his "dream" hang out spot.

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