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Players sue in World Cup pitches row

October 2, 2014 - 06:18
Leading players file a lawsuit claiming sexual discrimination over synthetic pitches at the 2015 Women's World Cup.
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China warns on 'illegal' HK protests

October 2, 2014 - 06:14
China issues a warning against "illegal acts" in Hong Kong, as protesters there vow to step up their campaign if the chief executive does not resign.
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Arsenal 4-1 Galatasaray

October 2, 2014 - 05:37
Danny Welbeck scores his first senior hat-trick as 10-man Arsenal beat Galatasaray 4-1 in the Champions League.
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Caterham to race on despite bailiffs

October 2, 2014 - 05:33
Formula 1 team Caterham pledge to compete in this weekend's Japanese Grand Prix despite bailiffs visiting their base.
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VIDEO: Explosions as coalition strikes IS

October 2, 2014 - 05:20
The Syrian town of Kobane is still under siege, two weeks after Islamic State fighters began their assault.
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BNP expels ex-leader Nick Griffin

October 2, 2014 - 04:57
The British National Party says it has expelled its former leader Nick Griffin.
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London protest at Chinese embassy

October 2, 2014 - 04:35
Demonstrators gather outside the Chinese embassy in London to support pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.
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Secret Service director resigns

October 2, 2014 - 04:29
The head of the US Secret Service, tasked with guarding US President Barack Obama, resigns following recent high-profile security lapses.
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White House 'intruder' in court

October 2, 2014 - 03:57
Omar Gonzalez, the man accused of scaling the White House fence and running into the building while carrying a knife, pleads not guilty to charges.
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Grace Mugabe 'should hand back PhD'

October 2, 2014 - 03:52
Award-winning Zimbabwean writer Chenjerai Hove calls on Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe to hand back her PhD as students demand an investigation.
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Smell test 'may predict lifespan'

October 2, 2014 - 03:48
US researchers say a simple smell test could help predict how likely someone is to be alive in five years' time.
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Farmers to protest milk price cuts

October 2, 2014 - 03:45
Following the announcement of fresh price cuts, dairy farmers say they will take direct action within the next four days.
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Moon's hidden valley system revealed

October 2, 2014 - 03:44
Scientists identify a huge rectangular feature on the Moon that is probably the buried remains of an ancient rift valley system.
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VIDEO: Zookeeper rears leopard in bathroom

October 2, 2014 - 03:20
A rare clouded leopard has been hand-reared in the bathroom of a zookeeper after she was rejected by her mother.
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Lithuania accuses Russia over boat

October 2, 2014 - 03:15
Russia is accused by Lithuania of violating international maritime laws after seizing a Lithuanian fishing boat with a crew of 30.
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Police confirm Alice Gross body found

October 2, 2014 - 02:59
Police confirm body found in west London that of teenager Alice Gross - family say they are "completely devastated"
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New Afghan leader reopens bank case

October 2, 2014 - 02:48
Afghanistan's new President, Ashraf Ghani, says he is resuming the investigation into a banking fraud, said to be one of the largest in the world.
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ARM creates new operating system

October 2, 2014 - 02:23
British computer chip designer ARM is branching out into operating system software by releasing free code designed to power devices.
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Record haul-out for Pacific walrus

October 2, 2014 - 02:04
Tens of thousands of Pacific walrus have been photographed moving ashore in northwest Alaska.
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Iran filmmakers back nuclear deal

October 2, 2014 - 02:01
Six prominent Iranian filmmakers launch a campaign urging world powers to agree a permanent solution to the dispute over Iran's nuclear programme.
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