• Hamzah Parvez, in a still from the video
    12 hours, 54 minutes ago

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  • Turkey's new President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is sworn in. Picture: AP
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    Erdogan sworn in as Turkish leader

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been sworn in as Turkey’s first popularly elected president, a position that will keep him in the nation’s driving seat for at least another five years.

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    US worker who is not sick sent home over Ebola fear

    A member of staff from the US Centers for Disease Control who worked in close proximity to someone infected by the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa has been flown back home to Atlanta by charter jet to monitor potential symptoms, officials said.

  • Benjamin Netanyahu
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    MH370 search area may be extended based on new satellite information

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    Ukraine: Rebel leader says Russian soldiers fight by choice

    Pro-Russian rebels have reportedly entered a strategically important town on Ukraine's south-east coast.

  • 20 hours, 21 minutes ago

    France rules out Assad partnership

    French President Francois Hollande has ruled out an international partnership with Syria’s leader to fight against the Islamic State group, saying any alliance with Bashar Assad would play into the militants’ hands.

  • 21 hours, 10 minutes ago

    Rotherham’s ex-children's director says sorry

    Rotherham’s former director of children’s services has issued an apology to children abused in the town and said she wished staff “could have done more” to help them.

  • 21 hours, 59 minutes ago

    Explosion at BP refinery in US

    A fire broke out after an explosion at a BP refinery in Indiana, which rattled nearby homes.

  • 22 hours, 41 minutes ago

    Sea search rethink on missing Malaysian plane

    The search area for the missing Malaysian airliner in the southern Indian Ocean has been refined, based on the latest analysis.

  • 23 hours, 36 minutes ago

    FBI probes cyber attacks on banks

    The FBI is working with the Secret Service to determine the extent of cyber attacks against several US financial institutions.

  • 1 day, 1 minute ago

    US police kill Cops show sound man

    A sound operator on reality TV show Cops has been shot dead by police officers who opened fire during a robbery at a fast food restaurant.

  • 1 day, 8 hours, 13 minutes ago

    Uruguay introduces marijuana-growers register

    People in Uruguay who want to grow marijuana legally can now register with the government to do so.

  • 1 day, 12 hours, 35 minutes ago

    Archaeologists find 2,000-year-old toilet seat

    Archaeologists at a Roman fort more used to finding coins, weapons and tools have found a 2,000-year-old perfectly preserved wooden toilet seat.

  • 1 day, 13 hours, 41 minutes ago

    Two bound bodies found stabbed in river; third man in hospital

    The bodies of two men who had been bound with duct tape and stabbed numerous times have been recovered from a river in Philadelphia.

  • 1 day, 14 hours, 12 minutes ago

    Fashion chain pulls kids pyjama top

    Fashion chain Zara has apologised and removed a children’s pyjama top from sale following complaints it resembled the clothing worn by Jewish prisoners in concentration camps.

  • A file photo of a Syrain rebel.
    1 day, 15 hours, 40 minutes ago

    Syrian rebels seize Israel crossing

    Syrian rebels, including fighters from an al Qaida-linked group, have seized control of a border crossing with Israel in the Golan Heights after heavy clashes with President Bashar Assad’s forces, activists and rebels said.

  • 1 day, 15 hours, 48 minutes ago

    Five hundred quakes hit Iceland volcano

    Earthquakes are rocking Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano, adding to concerns that magma movements may trigger an eruption that could hinder air traffic.

  • 1 day, 16 hours, 27 minutes ago

    Physio 'bit client and growled', tribunal hears

    A physiotherapist in England bit a client’s shoulder while she was lying on his table and growled “like a baby lion” to “satisfy his sexual urge”, a tribunal has heard.

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