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Updated: 1 hour 46 min ago

Nigeria militants 'seize' major town

1 hour 48 min ago
Nigeria's militant Islamist group Boko Haram seizes the key north-eastern town of Bama after fierce fighting with government forces, residents tell the BBC.
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Uber banned across Germany by court

1 hour 50 min ago
A court says the UberPop service must stop transporting passengers in Germany, but the American company refuses to suspend work.
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VIDEO: Bill Turnbull's Scottish reporting roots

1 hour 50 min ago
It is just two weeks until Scotland's referendum on independence, but it is not the first time a vote has been held on the nation's constitutional future.
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Coahuila approves same-sex marriage

1 hour 51 min ago
Congress in the northern Mexican state of Coahuila legalises same-sex marriage and adoption by gay couples, despite opposition by conservatives.
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Man dies in Carryduff house fire

1 hour 51 min ago
A 91-year-old man dies in house fire in Carryduff, on the outskirts of Belfast.
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Clacton by-election set for October

1 hour 56 min ago
Clacton by-election to be held on 9 October, Conservative Party says
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Glasgow bus gate fines top £800,000

1 hour 58 min ago
A controversial new restriction on cars in Glasgow earns the city council at least £800,000 in just two months.
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Survivor singer Jamison dies aged 63

2 hours 1 min ago
Jimi Jamison, the lead singer for US rock band Survivor, who sang and co-wrote the theme tune for hit TV series Baywatch, dies aged 63.
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Clegg defends UK terror response

2 hours 3 min ago
The UK can take action to stop British jihadists re-entering the country without flouting the law, Nick Clegg insists.
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Bronson time-added for prison attack

2 hours 4 min ago
Charles Bronson has a further two year jail term added to his life sentence for holding a prison governor in a headlock and punching him several times.
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IS accused of Iraq ethnic cleansing

2 hours 10 min ago
Amnesty International says it has proof Islamic State militants have launched a campaign of ethnic cleansing against minorities in northern Iraq.
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Russia 'to alter military doctrine'

2 hours 19 min ago
Russia is to adjust its military doctrine as a result of the Ukraine crisis and Nato's increasing presence in eastern Europe, a top Russian official says.
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VIDEO: Bike accident patient returns home

2 hours 20 min ago
A teenager seriously injured when he was knocked off his bike a year ago has recovered enough to go home.
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Pakistan MPs hold emergency session

2 hours 23 min ago
A joint session of parliament begins in Pakistan as PM Nawaz Sharif seeks to gain support against protesters calling for his resignation.
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FBI probes 'Cloud' celebrity leaks

2 hours 24 min ago
The FBI looks into allegations that the online accounts of celebrities have been hacked, leading to intimate pictures being posted online.
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Abuse scandal force faces inquiry

2 hours 31 min ago
South Yorkshire Police commissions an independent investigation into its handling of the Rotherham child abuse scandal, while Labour suspends four members in the town.
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US 'targets al-Shabab's leader'

2 hours 33 min ago
The US military carries out air strikes in Somalia, reportedly targeting the leader of militant group al-Shabab, though it is unclear if he was hit.
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Russian sex geckos die in orbit

2 hours 41 min ago
Five gecko lizards sent into orbit on a Russian space satellite as part of a sex experiment have all died, the Russian space agency says.
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McDormand picks up Venice award

2 hours 43 min ago
Oscar-winning actress Frances McDormand is honoured with the visionary talent award at the Venice Film Festival.
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Free meals served for infant pupils

2 hours 44 min ago
Pupils up to the age of seven in England will be entitled to a free hot school lunch from this week, as schools re-open for the new term.
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