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Rebel flags found at US black church

45 min 18 sec ago
Four Confederate flags are found on the grounds of a church near the Martin Luther King Jr Center in Atlanta, prompting a police investigation.

Ohio police officer denies murder

51 min 55 sec ago
A police officer who killed an unarmed black man during a traffic stop pleads not guilty to murder, as his bond is set at $1m.

Apprentice contestant found dead

1 hour 5 min ago
Apprentice star Stuart Baggs is found dead at his home in the Isle of Man, police confirm.

Teen guilty of mass murder bomb plot

1 hour 8 min ago
A 19-year-old is found guilty of plotting mass murder at a Newcastle college using pipe bombs and a Glock handgun.

Burundi rival accepts top post

1 hour 29 min ago
Burundi's opposition leader Agathon Rwasa is elected as a deputy speaker of parliament, despite his criticism of recent controversial polls.

No issue with Farah - UK Athletics

1 hour 43 min ago
UK Athletics finds no evidence of wrongdoing by Mo Farah in a review into doping claims against his coach Alberto Salazar.

US economic growth picks up to 2.3%

2 hours 34 min ago
The US economy grew at an annualised pace of 2.3% in the three months to June, official figures show.

Turkish soldiers 'die in PKK ambush'

3 hours 29 min ago
Three Turkish soldiers are killed as a military convoy is attacked by the PKK in the south-eastern province of Sirnak.

Russia 'wanted Litvinenko dead'

3 hours 35 min ago
The Russian state wanted former spy Alexander Litvinenko dead, the inquiry into his poisoning hears.

Taliban 'pick Mullah Omar successor'

3 hours 49 min ago
The Taliban have appointed a successor to Mullah Omar, their leader who was reported dead by the Afghan government on Wednesday, the BBC is told.

Briton Storey wins 21st world title

3 hours 49 min ago
Britain's Dame Sarah Storey takes gold in the time trial at the Para-Cycling Road World Championships.

Olive tree blight spreads to Corsica

4 hours 7 min ago
The virulent Xylella disease ravaging olive trees in Italy spreads to Corsica, prompting emergency measures.

Israel allows force-feeding in jails

4 hours 15 min ago
The Israeli parliament passes a law allowing detainees to be force-fed, following cases of Palestinian inmates going on hunger strike.

Obama wants world's fastest computer

4 hours 18 min ago
President Obama has signed an executive order calling for the US to build the world's fastest computer by 2025.

Top Gear: Ex-hosts sign Amazon deal

5 hours 2 min ago
Former Top Gear hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May sign up to present a new show on Amazon's streaming service.

Terror on the beach

5 hours 7 min ago
Survivors tell their stories of Tunisia massacre

'Tourism slump hits' Kenya Airways

5 hours 28 min ago
One of Africa's largest airlines Kenya Airways announces its biggest ever annual loss citing a slump in tourism and increased competition.

UK becomes Santander's biggest market

5 hours 30 min ago
The UK has become Santander's most profitable market, generating just over a fifth of the bank's profits in the first half of 2015.

VIDEO: MH370 relative torn over debris find

5 hours 43 min ago
Jacquita Gomes, wife of MH370 passenger Patrick, is torn over whether to believe that plane debris found in Reunion is from the missing airliner.

Ukraine pilot in Russia court hearing

5 hours 51 min ago
Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko appears in a Russian court, accused of involvement in the killing of two Russian journalists in eastern Ukraine.

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