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Mortar fire on Pakistan-Iran border

October 24, 2014 - 17:58
Pakistani and Iranian forces have exchanged mortar fire, in the latest incident between the two countries along their porous border.
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Toilets and free speech in Texas

October 24, 2014 - 17:50
Pastors fighting transgender toilet access in Texas
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VIDEO: Could amputees re-grow lost limbs?

October 24, 2014 - 17:49
Amputees could one day re-grow their missing limbs, according to researchers at Imperial College London.
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GDP rises by 0.7% in third quarter

October 24, 2014 - 17:32
The economy expanded by 0.7% in the three months to 30 September following a 0.9% rise in the second quarter, the ONS said.
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Quetta mourns attacks on Shias

October 24, 2014 - 17:04
Markets are shut and lawyers are on strike after a day of violence across the Pakistani city of Quetta, which left at least 13 dead.
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Design inspires new V&A video game

October 24, 2014 - 16:58
A new video game based on the designs of William Morris is launched by Sophia George, the V&A museum's games designer in residence.
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Canada attack 'not linked to IS'

October 24, 2014 - 16:56
Canada's foreign minister tells the BBC there is no evidence so far that the man behind gun attacks in Ottawa was linked to Middle Eastern jihadists.
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Egyptian obelisk revealed anew

October 24, 2014 - 16:47
Egyptian hieroglyphs are seen in a new light
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VIDEO: WW1: The Famine of Mount Lebanon

October 24, 2014 - 16:05
As a proportion of the total population, more people died in Greater Syria than anywhere else in the world during the First World War. In Mount Lebanon a third of the population died of famine and disease.
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US firm fine for underpaying Indians

October 24, 2014 - 15:45
US authorities penalise a Silicon Valley company for "grossly underpaying" eight workers brought over from India for a special project.
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Sweden calls off search for sub

October 24, 2014 - 15:36
Sweden calls off its week-long search for a suspected submarine in the sea south of Stockholm.
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Wanted Malaysia envoy is extradited

October 24, 2014 - 15:26
A Malaysian diplomat, wanted by New Zealand authorities on allegations of attempted rape in the city of Wellington in May, is finally extradited.
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VIDEO: US air strike 'hits IS command'

October 24, 2014 - 15:13
Photographs show a US air strike hitting an Islamic State position on a hill near the embattled Syrian town of Kobane.
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HK protesters to ballot on proposals

October 24, 2014 - 15:09
Protest leaders in Hong Kong are to ballot their supporters over whether to accept the government's proposals and end their occupation of the city.
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'Hold Qatar World Cup in May'

October 24, 2014 - 14:59
Europe's biggest football clubs are considering asking Fifa to hold the 2022 World Cup in May to avoid the intense summer heat.
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Science chief warns on acid oceans

October 24, 2014 - 14:18
The UK's chief scientist says the oceans face a serious and growing risk from man-made carbon emissions.
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Governor quits over Mexico missing

October 24, 2014 - 13:49
The governor of Mexico's Guerrero state, where 43 students went missing last month, stands down.
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Qantas back on track to profit

October 24, 2014 - 13:28
Australia's troubled national carrier Qantas says it is on course to deliver its first pre-tax profits this year in the three months to September.
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China 'punishes 17' for deadly clash

October 24, 2014 - 12:44
Chinese authorities have arrested one official and punished 16 others following a deadly clash in a Yunnan village, state media say.
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US command of S Korea troops to stay

October 24, 2014 - 11:56
The US will maintain control of South Korean troops in the event of war with the North, the two sides say, delaying again a long-planned command transfer.
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