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Obama condemns 'heinous' beheading

Obama condemns 'heinous' beheading

US president Barack Obama has led worldwide condemnation of the killing of a Japanese journalist by Islamic State (IS) militants, calling it a "heinous murder".

Jordan renews hostage swap offer

Jordan renews hostage swap offer

Jordan has renewed an offer to swap an al Qaida prisoner for a fighter pilot held captive by the Islamic State group, a day after a video purportedly showed the militants beheading a Japanese hostage.

Demonstrators march in Hong Kong

Demonstrators march in Hong Kong

Thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators have marched through Hong Kong's streets in the first major rally since mass protests last year.

Extremists attack Nigerian city

Extremists attack Nigerian city

Islamic extremists are attacking the biggest city in north-east Nigeria from four fronts.

Three-year-old shoots both parents

Three-year-old shoots both parents

A three-year-old boy in the US got hold of a handgun from his mother's bag and fired a shot that injured both his parents.
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Val Kilmer in hospital for tests

Val Kilmer in hospital for tests

US film star Val Kilmer has confirmed he is in hospital awaiting medical results but said he does not have a tumour and has not had surgery.
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'Father of the Pill' Djerassi dies

'Father of the Pill' Djerassi dies

Carl Djerassi, the chemist widely considered the father of the birth control pill, has died.
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Justin shares nappy birthday news

Justin shares nappy birthday news

It may be Justin Timberlake's birthday, but it's another birth date that's filling the actor-singer's mind - that of his future son or daughter.
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7,500 troops to fight Boko Haram

7,500 troops to fight Boko Haram

African leaders have agreed to send 7,500 troops to fight the Boko Haram insurgency in north-east Nigeria.
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Houston daughter in bathtub drama

Houston daughter in bathtub drama

The daughter of late singer and entertainer Whitney Houston was found unresponsive in a bathtub today and taken to a hospital, police said.
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