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Balls: Labour has 'learnt from past'

BBC News - 7 min 19 sec ago
Ed Balls says Labour has "learnt from the past" and will not "duck" tough decisions in power, Ed Balls tells the party's annual conference.
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Ukraine to pull back artillery

BBC News - 8 min 27 sec ago
Ukraine is preparing to withdraw heavy weaponry away from separatist rebel lines in the east, the military says.
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S Leone hails lockdown 'success'

BBC News - 21 min 15 sec ago
Authorities in Sierra Leone say a three-day curfew aimed at containing the Ebola outbreak has been a success and will not be extended.
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Tesco probe into £250m profit error

BBC News - 32 min 47 sec ago
Tesco has suspended four executives, including its UK managing director, after the supermarket overstated its half-year profit guidance by £250m.
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Downton Abbey's return seen by 8.1m

BBC News - 35 min 47 sec ago
The first episode of the fifth series of costume drama Downton Abbey is watched by an average audience of 8.1m on ITV.
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Rockefellers to divest fossil fuels

BBC News - 43 min 44 sec ago
The Rockefeller family, which made its fortune from oil, is to join an initiative divesting investments from fossil fuels, and reinvesting in clean energy.
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Cameron hosts 'English votes' summit

BBC News - 1 hour 3 min ago
The prime minister is to meet with key Conservative figures to discuss his plans to limit the voting rights of Scottish MPs on English issues.
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Turkey clamps down on Syria border

BBC News - 1 hour 14 min ago
Turkey closes most of its border crossings with Syria after the arrival of at least 130,000 Kurd refugees, as IS militants approach a key Syrian town.
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Venezuela launches disarmament plan

BBC News - 1 hour 25 min ago
Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro invests almost $50m in an initiative to disarm civilians, in an effort to cut down on the country's high murder rate.
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Bollywood cleavage row shows India's 'crass' side

BBC News - 1 hour 31 min ago
Bollywood cleavage row shows India's 'crass' side
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Air France halts budget airline plan

BBC News - 1 hour 40 min ago
Air France has said it is suspending until December its plan to develop its budget carrier, Transavia, in an effort to end a pilots' strike over the move.
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Nadal pulls out of inaugural IPTL

BBC News - 2 hours 7 min ago
Rafael Nadal withdraws from the inaugural International Premier Tennis League to focus on preparing for the 2015 season.
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Pakistan appoints new spy chief

BBC News - 2 hours 21 min ago
Pakistan names a close ally of the army chief to head the country's feared Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) spy agency.
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Thousands of HK students at boycott

BBC News - 2 hours 22 min ago
Hong Kong students begin a week-long boycott of classes to protest against China's stance on electoral reform in the territory.
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Angry India students extend boycott

BBC News - 2 hours 31 min ago
Students at Calcutta's Jadavpur University say they will continue a boycott despite a government vow to investigate a sexual assault on a female student.
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VIDEO: Sculptor creates art using Lego

BBC News - 2 hours 48 min ago
Nathan Sawaya, a New York-based artist has multiple unique exhibitions created solely from standard LEGO bricks with several new sculptures created specifically for each exhibition.
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News Flash: The New York Times discovers that America loves large posteriors

Fox News - 3 hours 9 min ago
The paper of record has discovered the posterior and deemed it fit to print. 
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BBC apologises for airing Savile clip

BBC News - 3 hours 18 min ago
The BBC apologises for airing an excerpt from a 1971 edition of Top of the Pops in which disgraced DJ Jimmy Savile was briefly shown.
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VIDEO: Climate change in global spotlight

BBC News - 3 hours 33 min ago
Street protests demanding urgent action on climate change have attracted hundreds of thousands of marchers in more than 2,000 locations worldwide.
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Pakistan Sunni cleric to be buried

BBC News - 3 hours 45 min ago
Rawalpindi is tense as it prepares for the funeral of Sunni prayer leader and Mufti Amanullah, 34, who was gunned down last night.
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