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Top Bahrain rights activist arrested

39 min 21 sec ago
Leading Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab is arrested over Twitter remarks deemed "denigrating" to government institutions.

Ebola: 'Five S Leone cases per hour'

42 min 18 sec ago
Save the Children says healthcare demands are far outstripping supply in Sierra Leone and warns that the Ebola outbreak there is getting worse.

Young people 'lack workplace skills'

51 min 51 sec ago
Young people lack workplace skills such as communication and team working, a study among employers suggests.

Mexico arrests drug syndicate leader

53 min 22 sec ago
The Mexican authorities say they have captured the head of a notorious drug crime syndicate, Hector Beltran Leyva.

Ebola fight hit by aid cuts, MPs warn

1 hour 4 min ago
Cuts in the amount of health aid the UK provides to Liberia and Sierra Leone have "compromised the fight" to stop the spread of the Ebola virus, MPs warn.

Pimco investors withdraw record sum

1 hour 14 min ago
Bond giant Pimco saw its investors withdraw a record $23.5bn (£14.5bn) in funds after manager Bill Gross abruptly left the company last month.

Can antidepressants treat cancer?

1 hour 59 min ago
Can antidepressants treat brain tumours?

Texas children 'monitored for Ebola'

1 hour 59 min ago
Five children in Texas who came into contact with the Liberian man infected with Ebola are being monitored at home.

Warsaw Uprising: 'There were flames everywhere'

2 hours 2 min ago
RAF veterans who risked their lives to help Polish resistance

The strange world of super-specialist cutlery

2 hours 2 min ago
The strange world of super-specialist cutlery

Call for universal credit delay

2 hours 9 min ago
Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon calls for a major UK welfare reform to be put on hold in Scotland.

Horowitz to write new Bond novel

2 hours 29 min ago
Anthony Horowitz, best-selling author of the Alex Rider teenage spy adventures, becomes the latest writer invited to pen a new James Bond novel.

UK universities slip down rankings

2 hours 30 min ago
Three UK universities lose their place in the top 200 of a global higher education league table while elite universities hold their ground.

Over 500 GP practices 'risk closure'

2 hours 31 min ago
Hundreds of GP practices are at risk of closure because of the ageing workforce, doctors' leaders say.

Indian officials wield brooms against dirt

2 hours 41 min ago
India is set to launch a nationwide campaign to clean up the country on 2 October, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, but many of the country's bureaucrats are not happy about it, writes the BBC's Geeta Pandey in Delhi.

Head of US Secret Service resigns

2 hours 41 min ago
Secret Service director Julia Pierson resigns as criticism of the agency intensified following several high-profile security lapses.

Rio 2016 Olympics "are on track"

3 hours 8 min ago
The International Olympic Committee says it is satisfied with the progress made by Rio de Janeiro in its preparations for the 2016 Olympics.

VIDEO: Smartphone beacons beckon you

3 hours 12 min ago
Click learns how to bend beacon technology to its bidding by turning a London Street into a musical wonderland.

In pictures: A journey through 19th Century Brazil

3 hours 13 min ago
19th Century Brazil seen through the eyes of an Englishman

Will our cities be congestion-free?

3 hours 15 min ago
Will our cities ever be congestion-free?
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