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Royal Mail sale: Small bids favoured

Thu, 10/10/2013 - 4:35am
Investors who applied for £750 worth of Royal Mail shares will receive their full allocation, the BBC has learned.
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Belgian statesman Martens dies

Thu, 10/10/2013 - 4:26am
Wilfried Martens, who served nine times as prime minister of Belgium and later led the European Parliament's main centre-right group, dies aged 77.
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'Four killed' in Egypt Sinai attack

Thu, 10/10/2013 - 4:22am
At least four members of Egypt's security forces have been killed in a suicide bombing in northern Sinai, state media and officials say.
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Taylor to serve jail term in UK

Thu, 10/10/2013 - 4:11am
Liberian ex-President Charles Taylor is to serve his 50-year war crimes sentence in the UK, Justice Minister Jeremy Wright confirms.
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VIDEO: EU airline compensation talks start

Thu, 10/10/2013 - 3:52am
Europe's transport ministers begin talks in Brussels aimed at reforming airline compensation.
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Egypt condemns US aid suspension

Thu, 10/10/2013 - 3:51am
Egypt's army-backed government condemns a decision by the US to suspend some of its financial and military aid over a crackdown on Islamists.
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BAE warns on US government shutdown

Thu, 10/10/2013 - 3:48am
UK aerospace company BAE Systems has said its US operations could be hit if the government shutdown in Washington turns out to be protracted.
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Leader Marquez given penalty point

Thu, 10/10/2013 - 3:23am
World championship leader Marc Marquez is given a penalty point for clipping Dani Pedrosa in the Aragon Grand Prix.
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Australia tycoon in Senate deal

Thu, 10/10/2013 - 2:47am
Billionaire Clive Palmer strikes a deal to form a bloc key to passing legislation in Australia's Senate, where PM Tony Abbott lacks a majority.
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Tori Amos debuts 'magical' musical

Thu, 10/10/2013 - 2:22am
Singer Tori Amos says it was "magical" to see her long-awaited debut stage musical open at the National Theatre.
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VIDEO: US partially suspends Egypt aid

Thu, 10/10/2013 - 2:15am
The US says it is suspending part of the $1.3bn in aid it gives to Egypt's military until "credible progress" is made towards free and fair elections in the country.
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VIDEO: Madagascar bubonic plague warning

Thu, 10/10/2013 - 2:13am
The International Committee of the Red Cross and the Pasteur Institute warn that bubonic plague, which is spread by fleas on rats, is still a threat in many parts of the world.
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Fresh glitches hit Boeing Dreamliner

Thu, 10/10/2013 - 2:09am
Japan Airlines says it has turned around two of its Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft during flights due to technical problems.
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SSE to raise energy prices by 8.2%

Thu, 10/10/2013 - 2:07am
SSE customers will see an average 8.2% rise in gas and electricity prices from 15 November, the company has announced.
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We need more elite-level Scots - Brown

Thu, 10/10/2013 - 1:25am
Former Scotland manager Craig Brown believes having more Scottish players in the Champions League would help the national team.
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Snowden's father arrives in Russia

Thu, 10/10/2013 - 12:52am
The father of the fugitive former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden arrives in Russia to visit his son.
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India road crash kills 20 in Punjab

Thu, 10/10/2013 - 12:39am
At least 20 pilgrims are killed when their lorry crashes into a gorge in the northern Indian state of Punjab.
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Libyan PM 'seized by armed men'

Thu, 10/10/2013 - 12:13am
Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan is seized by unknown militants from his residence in Tripoli, officials in his office tell the BBC.
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Stuck platypus survives 15km ride

Wed, 10/09/2013 - 11:21pm
A platypus that got stuck in a car engine in Australia has been safely released back into the wild, Australian conservation officials say.
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India hunger-striker in hospital

Wed, 10/09/2013 - 11:11pm
An opposition politician on a hunger strike to protest against the formation of the new state of Telangana is forcibly moved to hospital as his health deteriorates.
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