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South Africa issues Ebola travel ban

Thu, 2014-08-21 13:53
South Africa says non-citizens arriving from Ebola-affected areas of West Africa will not be allowed into the country.

Mackay apologises for text 'banter'

Thu, 2014-08-21 13:43
Malky Mackay says sorry for sending two one-line text messages that he admits were "disrespectful of other cultures".

Boston bomber 'friend' pleads guilty

Thu, 2014-08-21 13:22
A friend of one of the men suspected of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombing pleads guilty to obstructing the investigation into the attack.

VIDEO: England women seal World Cup place

Thu, 2014-08-21 13:05
England have qualified for the 2015 Women's World Cup in Canada after beating Wales 4-0 in Cardiff.

England women qualify for World Cup

Thu, 2014-08-21 12:56
England secure their place at the 2015 Women's World Cup with a resounding win over Wales in Cardiff.

Teacher punched and swore at pupils

Thu, 2014-08-21 12:29
A Derby teacher is banned from the profession after he swore at pupils, punched them and called them offensive names.

Rights campaigner Helen Bamber dies

Thu, 2014-08-21 12:28
Veteran human rights campaigner Helen Bamber, who was among the first to relieve Nazi concentration camp victims in 1945, dies.

'Choking' death response examined

Thu, 2014-08-21 11:38
The ambulance service is investigating its response to a six-year-old girl believed to have choked to death while on holiday in Gwynedd.

Second sprint gold for teenager Lyle

Thu, 2014-08-21 11:36
Sprinter Maria Lyle, 14, claims her second gold medal at the IPC Athletics European Championships in Swansea.

VIDEO: Possible Ebola case in Ireland

Thu, 2014-08-21 11:19
A suspected case of Ebola is being assessed in County Donegal, the Irish Health Service Executive (HSE) has said

National Guard to leave Ferguson

Thu, 2014-08-21 11:15
The National Guard is set to withdraw from the St Louis suburb where a black teenager was killed by police this month, as tensions ease.

Carlin claims 800m freestyle gold

Thu, 2014-08-21 11:03
Jazz Carlin wins Britain's fourth gold in the pool at the European Championships, while there is a silver for Ross Murdoch.

Stowaway survivor 'feared death'

Thu, 2014-08-21 10:57
Tilbury Docks container stowaway tells BBC he feared for his life

Moody quits Palace over text claims

Thu, 2014-08-21 10:56
Crystal Palace sporting director Iain Moody resigns following allegations over racist, sexist and homophobic texts.

Balotelli v Suarez: Why always them?

Thu, 2014-08-21 10:46
Goals, bust-ups and biting - a comparison of Luis Suarez and Mario Balotelli as Liverpool look to replace one controversial striker with another.

Warming 'pause' may last until 2025

Thu, 2014-08-21 10:45
The hiatus in the rise in global temperatures is being caused by the Atlantic Ocean and could last another 10 years, say researchers.

160,000 names on 'suckers' list

Thu, 2014-08-21 10:45
More than 160,000 people whose names are on a "suckers list" are to be contacted about how to avoid becoming the victim of a scam.

AEL Limassol 1-2 Tottenham

Thu, 2014-08-21 10:42
Tottenham fight back from a goal down to take a 2-1 advantage in their Europa League play-off tie against Cypriots Limassol.

Hints of elusive early stars found

Thu, 2014-08-21 10:33
Astronomers may have discovered the chemical signature of one of the Universe's earliest stars.

VIDEO: On the front line against IS fighters

Thu, 2014-08-21 10:27
Even though Islamic State threatened to murder another American hostage, there were another six US air strikes

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