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Toronto mayor: Rehab saved my life

Mon, 2014-06-30 17:03
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford returns to work after "intensive treatment" for drug and alcohol abuse, speaking of a "long road to recovery".

English explodes in India

Mon, 2014-06-30 16:55
The word "Hinglish" doesn't capture what's happening to English in India - people aren't just mixing words, they are energetically reinventing them.

McCann suspects to be questioned

Mon, 2014-06-30 16:46
A number of suspects identified by British police in the case of missing Madeleine McCann are to appear at a police station in Portugal from Tuesday, sources tell the BBC.

BNP Paribas to pay $8.8bn to US

Mon, 2014-06-30 16:29
France's largest bank BNP Paribas agrees to a record $8.8bn (£5.1bn) settlement with US prosecutors over allegations of sanctions violations.

Obama shifts resources to US border

Mon, 2014-06-30 15:51
President Barack Obama has directed immigration resources to the US border with Mexico as he promised to fix the "broken immigration system" without Congress.

GM recalls another 7.6 million cars

Mon, 2014-06-30 14:57
Embattled US car giant General Motors says it will recall another 7.6 million cars whose ignition switch defects have been linked to at least three deaths.

Where have all Pakistan's militants gone?

Mon, 2014-06-30 14:38
Pakistan sends troops in but where are the Taliban?

Suarez sorry for Chiellini bite

Mon, 2014-06-30 13:48
Liverpool striker Luis Suarez apologises to Giorgio Chiellini for the bite that earned him a four-month ban from football.

Missing Israeli teens found dead

Mon, 2014-06-30 13:43
Three Israeli teenagers who went missing earlier this month in the West Bank have been found dead near Hebron, the Israeli military says.

Google to be sued over 'snooping'

Mon, 2014-06-30 13:24
The US Supreme Court rejects Google's appeal to dismiss legal action accusing it of breaking privacy laws.

Beyonce tops celebrity power list

Mon, 2014-06-30 12:43
Pop star Beyonce tops the Forbes celebrity power list for the first time since her debut appearance on the list in 2004.

VIDEO: Pistorius trial day 31 - in 60 secs

Mon, 2014-06-30 12:31
Oscar Pistorius did not have a mental disorder when he killed his girlfriend, a psychological report said as his murder trial resumed.

Satellite to seek 'missing carbon'

Mon, 2014-06-30 12:29
The US space agency is set to put a high-resolution carbon dioxide observatory into orbit - a re-build of a satellite destroyed on launch five years ago.

Liberia warning on Ebola patients

Mon, 2014-06-30 12:06
Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says anyone caught hiding suspected Ebola patients will be prosecuted, as it tries to contain an outbreak.

VIDEO: Shooting on famed New Orleans street

Mon, 2014-06-30 11:44
Police in the US are searching for two suspects who opened fire during a dispute in a New Orleans, street injuring nine people.

Ukraine and Russia to work on truce

Mon, 2014-06-30 11:41
Ukraine and Russia agree to work together to establish a bilateral ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, the office of the French president says.

GM will not cap fund for victims

Mon, 2014-06-30 11:40
US car giant General Motors says it will not limit the amount of money it will pay to those injured as a result of faulty ignition switches in its vehicles.

VIDEO: Jagger skit for Monty Python show

Mon, 2014-06-30 11:38
Rolling Stones front man Mick Jagger joins band mate Charlie Watts in a self-mocking skit to promote the forthcoming Monty Python revival show at London's O2 Arena

Jagger helps launch Python gigs

Mon, 2014-06-30 11:11
Sir Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones film a sketch to help promote the Monty Python team's reunion shows at London's O2 Arena.

Fresh fighting around Iraq's Tikrit

Mon, 2014-06-30 10:59
Fresh clashes erupt around the Iraqi city of Tikrit, a day after the jihadist militant group Isis declared the creation of a "caliphate".