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Today at the World Cup: All you need to know

Wed, 2014-06-11 15:01
Who is playing? How can you watch the games? Who does our expert think will win? All the information you need on World Cup day one.

Hanged Indian woman 'was raped'

Wed, 2014-06-11 14:53
Indian police investigate whether a woman found hanging from a tree had been raped, weeks after two teenage girls were gang raped and hanged in the same state.

How to follow the World Cup on the BBC

Wed, 2014-06-11 14:52
The 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil starts on Thursday and you can follow it on the BBC across television, radio and online.

Angry Blatter ready to stand again

Wed, 2014-06-11 14:42
Sepp Blatter indicates he wants to seek another term as Fifa president and calls Uefa "disrespectful" after calls for his resignation.

Osborne targets banks and traders

Wed, 2014-06-11 14:25
Chancellor George Osborne pledges action against financial malpractice, including making manipulation of the foreign currency market a criminal offence.

VIDEO: ISIS: 'A brutally efficient campaign'

Wed, 2014-06-11 14:23
The BBC's Paul Wood reports that ISIS Islamist insurgents are "steadily tightening their grip on the north and west of Iraq".

Venezuelan politicians face arrest

Wed, 2014-06-11 14:15
Venezuela's attorney general issues arrest warrants for three opposition politicians for an alleged plot to assassinate President Maduro.

Tuilagi moves to wing for second Test

Wed, 2014-06-11 14:15
England make five personnel changes for the second Test while centre Manu Tuilagi moves onto the right wing.

VIDEO: Osborne to announce new forex rules

Wed, 2014-06-11 14:15
BBC News understands that the Chancellor will use his Mansion House speech to announce that the manipulation of foreign currency markets by bankers will be made a criminal offence.

VIDEO: Can Messi emulate Maradona in Brazil?

Wed, 2014-06-11 14:13
BBC Sport goes to Argentina to discover whether Lionel Messi can emulate the World Cup achievements of Diego Maradona.

Republicans reeling after Cantor loss

Wed, 2014-06-11 14:08
Republicans are reeling after House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his primary election to a challenger from the party's populist Tea Party wing.

VIDEO: BBC meets Karachi attack survivors

Wed, 2014-06-11 14:02
Three days after a deadly assault on Karachi airport, Mike Wooldridge speaks to survivors from the special airport security force which bore the brunt of trying to contain the attackers.

Brazilians suffering mixed World Cup emotions

Wed, 2014-06-11 13:40
With the World Cup just hours away, not everyone in Brazil has embraced it - but the temperature is rising, writes Ben Smith.

VIDEO: Who are Iraq's ISIS fighters?

Wed, 2014-06-11 13:37
James Robbins explains the background and aims of the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Shams (ISIS), which has seized control of Mosul, Iraq's second largest city.

VIDEO: Europe protests over taxi mobile app

Wed, 2014-06-11 13:32
Transport in several major European cities has been disrupted by strikes by taxi drivers.

Scholes has upset Man Utd - Rooney

Wed, 2014-06-11 13:32
England striker Wayne Rooney says Manchester United are angered by former team-mate Paul Scholes' criticism of him.

European cities hit by strikes

Wed, 2014-06-11 13:06
A strike against a mobile taxi service prompts protests by cab drivers across Europe, while rail services are disrupted by action in France.

The rise and fall of Australian slang

Wed, 2014-06-11 12:55
The rise and fall of Australian slang

Andy Murray column: From leaving Lendl to texting Mauresmo

Wed, 2014-06-11 12:52
In his latest BBC Sport column, Andy Murray discusses how a text message helped bring him and new coach Amelie Mauresmo together.

VIDEO: E3: Forza takes it up another gear

Wed, 2014-06-11 12:44
Microsoft is showing off its next Forza racing game at the E3 expo in Los Angeles. Richard Taylor asks if it offers any significantly new.
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