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Standard Chartered fined in US

3 hours 2 min ago
British bank Standard Chartered has agreed to pay $300m to New York's top banking regulator for failing to improve money laundering controls.
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Militants 'kill reporter on video'

3 hours 6 min ago
The Islamic State militant group releases a video online purporting to show the beheading of US journalist James Foley.
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Brazilian rapist doctor rearrested

3 hours 27 min ago
Police in Paraguay arrest a fugitive Brazilian fertility doctor, Roger Abdelmassih, convicted of sexually abusing 39 of his patients.
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Mental health care 'in dark ages'

3 hours 32 min ago
Mental health services for young people in England are "stuck in the dark ages" and "not fit for purpose", according to a government minister.
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New police killing threatens tension

3 hours 58 min ago
The police killing of a second black St Louis-area man threatens to further enflame tensions, ten days after the killing of Michael Brown, 18.
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Liberia imposes curfew over Ebola

4 hours 14 min ago
Liberia imposes a night-time curfew and quarantines a slum in the capital Monrovia, in a bid to halt the deadly Ebola outbreak.
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Gaza truce ends amid fresh fighting

4 hours 29 min ago
A truce between Israel and Gaza ends amid renewed air strikes and rocket fire, as negotiations in Cairo break up with no deal.
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Million 'have inadequate housing'

4 hours 51 min ago
Nearly one million Scots cannot afford adequate housing and 250,000 are not properly fed, a new study claims.
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Firms 'held back by export barriers'

4 hours 52 min ago
Four in 10 Scottish businesses want to grow internationally but feel they are being held back by export barriers, a survey has revealed.
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UK department denies 'No' vote advice

4 hours 53 min ago
A Whitehall department denies advising its staff to vote "No" in the Scottish independence referendum.
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Tree-hugging snakes put safety first

5 hours 17 min ago
For the first time, biologists measure the force applied by climbing snakes and find that they squeeze up to five times harder than necessary.
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House prices and Cilla on Sir Cliff - papers

5 hours 49 min ago
Official figures revealing another increase in average house prices lead some papers, while others focus on Cilla Black's support for Sir Cliff Richard.
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VIDEO: Sad lament of Syrian child brides

6 hours 3 min ago
There has been a sharp increase in the number of girls under 18, who have fled the conflict in Syria, being forced into early marriages, the United Nations has told the BBC.
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VIDEO: Arrest over shipping container death

6 hours 11 min ago
A man has been arrested in Northern Ireland over the death of an immigrant who was found in a container at Tilbury Docks on Saturday.
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Street battles rage in east Ukraine

6 hours 12 min ago
Clashes are reported in the centre of the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk as government forces try to close in on rebel strongholds.
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GB's basketballers live on '£15 a day'

6 hours 42 min ago
Great Britain forward Kieron Achara and his team-mates are existing on "£15 a day" as they try to reach the European Championships.
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'No crime' rape inquiries reopened

6 hours 59 min ago
A number of rape claims are to be re-examined by Northumbria Police over fears they were incorrectly recorded as a "no crime".
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