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VIDEO: Australian fears over IS at home

1 hour 26 min ago
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has announced plans to take passports from Australians who may be planning to travel to fight with Islamic State.

In pictures: Ethiopia’s thriving art market

1 hour 30 min ago
Is Ethiopia's thriving art scene killing creativity?

VIDEO: Slum comedy a hit on Turkish YouTube

1 hour 35 min ago
Hit Turkish YouTube comedy opposes slum demolition

Gaza: Life amid the rubble

1 hour 39 min ago
Life in a razed Gaza neighbourhood

Hurricane Odile heads for Mexico

1 hour 45 min ago
A hurricane will hit the southern end of Mexico's Baja California peninsula in the coming hours, the United States National Hurricane Centre says.

VIDEO: Restoring dignity to detainees

2 hours 22 min ago
Restoring dignity to former prisoners of Iraq's Abu Ghraib

The photographer who rejected racism

2 hours 29 min ago
The photographer who rejected racism in the American south

McIlroy misses out on £6m prize

2 hours 51 min ago
Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy misses out on the £6m FedEx Cup prize as Billy Horschel wins the Tour Championship and overall title.

VIDEO: Syrians 'traumatised' by IS fears

3 hours 53 min ago
Jeremy Bowen reports on how Syrians are "traumatised" by fears of Islamic State fighters.

Uganda seizes 'al-Shabab explosives'

3 hours 56 min ago
Police in Uganda say they have seized explosives during raids on suspected al-Shabab militants who were said to be plotting an attack in the country.

Brazil builds giant Amazon tower

4 hours 9 min ago
Construction has begun on a giant observation tower in the heart of the Amazon basin in Brazil to monitor climate change.

Phones 4U to fall into administration

4 hours 18 min ago
Retailer Phones 4U is to fall into administration putting 5,596 jobs at risk.

VIDEO: Tomato fight to oppose Russia boycott

4 hours 52 min ago
Hundreds of people have been showing their opposition to a Russian boycott of fruit and vegetables from Europe with a tomato fight in Amsterdam.

Novo Banco names new chief executive

5 hours 40 min ago
Novo Banco, the "good bank" created from troubled Portuguese lender Banco Espirito Santo (BES) names Eduardo Stock da Cunha its new chief executive.

Queen 'moved' by Invictus Games

5 hours 44 min ago
The Queen tells competitors in the inaugural Invictus Games she has been "deeply moved by your courage, determination and talent".

Imitation Game wins Toronto top prize

6 hours 33 min ago
Alan Turing biopic The Imitation Game wins the People’s Choice award at the Toronto Film Festival.

Nato members 'send arms to Ukraine'

6 hours 53 min ago
Nato countries have started delivering arms to Ukraine to help its soldiers combat pro-Russian separatists in the east, the defence minister says.

What exactly is Alibaba?

6 hours 59 min ago
Getting the lowdown on China's internet giant

Contador wins Vuelta from Froome

7 hours 6 min ago
Alberto Contador wins his third Vuelta a Espana title, ahead of Britain's Chris Froome, after a solid closing time trial.

VIDEO: Pope conducts modern mass wedding

7 hours 13 min ago
Pope Francis has pronounced 20 Italian couples man and wife during a mass wedding ceremony in St Peter's Basilica in Rome.