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Mandela memorabilia to be auctioned

Thu, 2014-07-17 08:53
A collection of unusual items signed by South Africa's anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela is to be auctioned to raise money for charity.

Microsoft set to axe 18,000 jobs

Thu, 2014-07-17 08:48
Microsoft will cut up to 18,000 jobs marking the deepest cuts in the technology firm's 39-year history.

Woods starts with round of 69

Thu, 2014-07-17 08:43
Tiger Woods cards a three-under-par 69 in his opening round at the Open at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club.

Day in pictures: 17 July 2014

Thu, 2014-07-17 08:39
24 hours of news photos: 17 July

Chinese Communists' adultery ban - a propaganda stunt?

Thu, 2014-07-17 08:39
Can China make Party mistresses a thing of the past?

Three Cyril Smith probes 'halted'

Thu, 2014-07-17 08:33
A former detective says three investigations into Cyril Smith sex abuse allegations were stopped.

Shocking abuse claims at Mexico's 'Big Family'

Thu, 2014-07-17 08:28
Mexico abuse allegations raise uncomfortable questions

FBI: Driverless cars could be lethal

Thu, 2014-07-17 08:19
An internal report warns of the dangers automated vehicles could pose to law enforcement, and notes some potential benefits.

Three charged over Abu Khdair murder

Thu, 2014-07-17 08:18
One Jewish man and two youths have been charged by Israeli prosecutors with the murder of Palestinian teenager Mohammed Abu Khdair, Israel's justice ministry says.

What's the best way to deal with being booed?

Thu, 2014-07-17 08:00
What's the best way to deal with being booed?

Library campaigners win court battle

Thu, 2014-07-17 07:47
Campaigners win a High Court battle against cuts to council library services.

Bing offers 'forget me' search form

Thu, 2014-07-17 07:21
Microsoft's search engine Bing is following Google in allowing Europeans to ask for personal data to be removed from its online results.

Mexico probes children's home 'abuse'

Thu, 2014-07-17 07:08
Mexican prosecutors say they will examine whether previous complaints against a children's home raided on Tuesday amid abuse allegations were ignored.

India six-year-old 'raped in school'

Thu, 2014-07-17 06:55
A six-year-old schoolgirl is allegedly raped by two staff at a school in the southern city of Bangalore, the latest in a series of sexual assault cases that have made headlines in India.

VIDEO: Japan's Mount Fuji made out of rice

Thu, 2014-07-17 06:54
Artists in Japan use a paddy field measuring 140m by 100m to create a giant scene from a legend about Mount Fuji using different coloured rice plants.

Big Bang stars yet to sign new deals

Thu, 2014-07-17 06:34
The original five cast members of The Big Bang Theory are still without contracts, two weeks ahead of the start of shooting of the eighth series.

Rosberg must alter World Cup helmet

Thu, 2014-07-17 06:27
Nico Rosberg is to alter the design of a helmet celebrating Germany's World Cup win after Fifa objected.

Russian shares fall on sanctions

Thu, 2014-07-17 06:09
Russian share prices fall sharply after US and European sanctions were boosted over the crisis in the Ukraine.

Nigeria seeks $1bn to curb militants

Thu, 2014-07-17 06:03
Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan wants the government to borrow $1bn (£580m) to strengthen the military's capability to fight militant Islamists.

Russia 'shot down Ukraine jet'

Thu, 2014-07-17 05:58
Ukraine accuses Russia of shooting down one of its military aircraft over Ukrainian territory