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Call for Facebook beheadings rethink

Wed, 2014-08-27 08:52
One of Facebook's safety advisers is calling on it to cover decapitation photos with warnings after controversial uploads from Syria.

Richard Pryor biopic to star Epps

Wed, 2014-08-27 08:47
The Butler director Lee Daniels confirms Mike Epps will play late comedian Richard Pryor in his forthcoming biopic, alongside Oprah.

VIDEO: Eighty years married and still in love

Wed, 2014-08-27 08:12
A couple who met in 1928 are celebrating their 80th wedding anniversary today and tell the BBC why they're still in love.

When we look, we find

Wed, 2014-08-27 07:51
When we look for sexual abuse, we find it

Policemen jailed over Ecuador revolt

Wed, 2014-08-27 07:45
Six Ecuadorean police officers who took part in a 2010 mutiny are sentenced to 12 years in jail for trying to assassinate President Rafael Correa.

South Sudan UN helicopter 'not shot'

Wed, 2014-08-27 07:36
Rebels in South Sudan deny an allegation that they shot down a UN helicopter, which crashed near the oil hub of Bentiu, killing three crew.

VIDEO: Helicopters buried in fire-drill foam

Wed, 2014-08-27 07:36
A number of Black Hawk helicopters were left covered in foam after a fire drill went wrong at a US military base in Oklahoma.

Ukraine rebels target coastal town

Wed, 2014-08-27 07:36
Pro-Russian separatists battle Ukrainian troops and shell the coastal town of Novoazovsk, after President Poroshenko promises a "roadmap" for peace.

Snapchat valued at $10bn by backers

Wed, 2014-08-27 07:24
The mobile messaging app Snapchat has been valued at $10bn, according to reports, putting it in the same league as start-ups such as Dropbox and AirBnB.

The fallout from Libyan air strikes

Wed, 2014-08-27 07:21
Conflict becomes part of wider struggle in the Middle East

Calm returns to Gaza as truce holds

Wed, 2014-08-27 06:57
A ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza, ending 50 days of fighting in which 2,200 people have died, appears to be holding.

AC Milan keen to take Torres on loan

Wed, 2014-08-27 06:45
AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani confirms the club have made an official offer to Chelsea for striker Fernando Torres.

VIDEO: Cole and Cowell back to take on Strictly

Wed, 2014-08-27 06:30
The new series of the X Factor is back on television screens from Saturday. Colin Paterson looks at the new judging line-up and the future of the show

Chile launches its biggest wind farm

Wed, 2014-08-27 06:26
Energy-hungry Chile inaugurates its biggest wind farm

Freed US journalist returns home

Wed, 2014-08-27 06:07
American journalist Peter Theo Curtis, freed two days ago after nearly two years in captivity in Syria, arrives back in the US.

Japan PM marks war criminal ceremony

Wed, 2014-08-27 06:06
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe sent a message to a ceremony honouring war criminals, official confirm, amid strained ties with China and South Korea.

Nigeria closes schools over Ebola

Wed, 2014-08-27 05:58
Nigerian schools are ordered to remain shut, delaying the new academic year until 13 October as part of measures to prevent the spread of Ebola.

Syria 'used chlorine gas' - UN

Wed, 2014-08-27 05:51
The UN accuses the Syrian government of using chemical agents in eight separate incidents in a new report on war crimes there.

Met chief backs passport seizures

Wed, 2014-08-27 05:50
The UK's most senior police officer says he backs a call to seize passports from Britons who go abroad to fight with militants in Syria and Iraq.

IMF's Lagarde 'under investigation'

Wed, 2014-08-27 05:44
IMF head Christine Lagarde says she has been placed under formal investigation for negligence in French fraud case but has not been charged.

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