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Islamic State 'kills US hostage'

2 hours 17 min ago
An Islamic State video purporting to show the beheading of Steven Sotloff, a US journalist abducted by the group, is released.

Nicaragua suspends search for miners

2 hours 23 min ago
Rescue teams in Nicaragua suspend efforts to locate seven men trapped by a cave-in at a gold mine in a remote region in the north of the country.

Laptop sales soar before university

2 hours 31 min ago
The surge in sales of laptops for students getting ready to start university has become like a "mini-Christmas", say leading retailers.

AUDIO: 'This should never have happened'

2 hours 41 min ago
A friend of journalist Steven Sotloff, who has apparently been killed by Islamic State militants, says the UK and US need to start negotiating for hostages.

VIDEO: BBC 'acted properly' over Cliff

2 hours 50 min ago
A group of MPs has said that the BBC "acted properly" in their reporting of a story about a police raid on the house of singer Cliff Richard.

Peng powers into US Open semi-finals

2 hours 51 min ago
China's Peng Shuai reaches her first Grand Slam semi-final by beating Swiss teenager Belinda Bencic in straight sets.

Monkey leaders have different brains

2 hours 53 min ago
Neuroscientists discover that primate brains show consistent differences according social status

UK seeks extra power for winter

3 hours 9 min ago
National Grid is seeking additional electricity supplies for winter after unexpected plant shutdowns have raised fears of potential shortages.

Rosetta set for 'capture' manoeuvres

3 hours 31 min ago
The Rosetta probe is about to begin the manoeuvres that will take it properly into orbit around Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

Gamers take a stand against misogyny

3 hours 33 min ago
Thousands have signed an open letter demanding change after a female video blogger received death threats.

PSNI releases files in watchdog row

4 hours 2 min ago
A high-profile dispute between Northern Ireland's police watchdog and the Police Service of Northern Ireland's Chief Constable is resolved after the PSNI hands over sensitive intelligence material about informers.

VIDEO: Salmond on 'democratic sensation'

4 hours 18 min ago
First Minister Alex Salmond says the Scottish independence referendum is a "democratic sensation".

Justin Bieber charged with assault

4 hours 28 min ago
Canadian pop star Justin Bieber is charged with assault and dangerous driving after crashing his quad bike into a minivan.

Million 'have fled Ukraine conflict'

4 hours 34 min ago
The number of people who have fled the fighting in Ukraine has doubled in weeks, and the UN says more than a million have now been displaced.

Gayet wins new French privacy case

4 hours 37 min ago
Actress Julie Gayet, linked to President Hollande, wins a privacy case against a photographer who snapped her in her car, which French law deems private space.

England v Norway

4 hours 41 min ago
Arsenal's Danny Welbeck is doubtful for England's friendly against Norway, while Newcastle's Jack Colback will not play.

New child abuse victims come forward

4 hours 43 min ago
Twelve new victims have come forward since a report found at least 1,400 children were abused in Rotherham, South Yorkshire's chief constable tells MPs.

Plea over missing woman and children

5 hours 7 min ago
Police appeal for help in tracing a woman and three children who have gone missing from the Pollok area of Glasgow.

Mali landmine kills four UN soldiers

5 hours 10 min ago
Four UN peacekeepers are killed and 15 injured by a landmine in northern Mali, amid what the UN calls a period of "increased attacks".

Ebola response 'lethally inadequate'

5 hours 17 min ago
A global military intervention is needed to curb the largest ever Ebola outbreak, according to the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres.