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Striker Drogba re-signs for Chelsea

Fri, 2014-07-25 08:27
Chelsea re-sign veteran striker Didier Drogba on a one-year deal after the Ivorian left Galatasaray.

Isis 'overruns' Syrian military base

Fri, 2014-07-25 08:11
Fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis) say they have overrun a large Syrian military base on the outskirts of the city of Raqqa.

South Sudan rebels 'lose key town'

Fri, 2014-07-25 08:02
Government forces in South Sudan retake the strategic town of Nasir attacked by rebels on Sunday, the UN says.

Dutch and Australians in MH17 talks

Fri, 2014-07-25 07:58
The Netherlands and Australia seek access to the rebel-controlled crash site of MH17 in eastern Ukraine as more bodies arrive in Eindhoven.

Cameron accused of Tyne Tees mix-up

Fri, 2014-07-25 07:56
Prime Minister David Cameron appears to think he is speaking to people on Tyneside during an interview with BBC Tees.

Ceasefire aim as Gaza deaths top 800

Fri, 2014-07-25 07:53
Efforts to secure a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas are intensifying as more people are killed in the 18-day conflict.

Clinic head 'upset by protesters'

Fri, 2014-07-25 07:53
A Marie Stopes clinic director was left "extremely shaken and upset" by alleged harassment outside her workplace, a court is told.

Gecko sex satellite 'not responding'

Fri, 2014-07-25 07:48
A Russian satellite containing geckos could plummet to earth if control is not regained, according to reports.

What does it mean to be a modern patriot?

Fri, 2014-07-25 07:47
What does it mean to be a modern patriot?

Violinist 'failed' in abuse trial

Fri, 2014-07-25 07:43
A violinist who died a week after giving evidence at a sex abuse trial of her former teacher was "failed" by mental health services, a coroner says.

10 things we didn't know last week

Fri, 2014-07-25 07:39
Dogs get jealous, and more nuggets from the week's news.

Go Figure: The week in numbers

Fri, 2014-07-25 07:38
The week's big numbers, visualised

American reporter held in Iran

Fri, 2014-07-25 07:38
An American reporter for the Washington Post, his wife and two other US journalists have been detained in Tehran, an Iranian official confirms.

Weekendish: Sex and sports hybrids

Fri, 2014-07-25 07:33
The best pieces of feature journalism you may have missed

Friday's gossip column

Fri, 2014-07-25 07:33
AC Milan to swap Balotelli for Arsenal's Campbell, Liverpool eye Gaitan, Di Maria staying, plus more.

Absent fans get robot to do cheering

Fri, 2014-07-25 07:31
A struggling Korean baseball team have invented a novel way to improve atmosphere at their matches - by bringing in a crowd of robot fans.

Secret Cinema cancels another show

Fri, 2014-07-25 07:27
Secret Cinema has scrapped a further screening of Back to the Future, hours before it was due to begin in east London.

Navardauskas wins Tour stage 19

Fri, 2014-07-25 07:23
Lithuania's Ramunas Navardauskas is the surprise winner of a rainy stage 19 of the Tour de France in Bergerac.

High-speed train links Turkey cities

Fri, 2014-07-25 07:19
Turkey inaugurates a high-speed rail link between Istanbul and Ankara, slashing by half the seven-hour journey time between the two cities.

Miliband: I can't beat PM on image

Fri, 2014-07-25 07:11
Ed Miliband hits back at critics of his image and leadership style, insisting voters want "big ideas" not photo opportunities.
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