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Police 'foil Melbourne terror plot'  Sat, 18 Apr 2015 08:08:38 GMT
Australian police charge a teenager in connection with what they say was an Islamic State-inspired plot to attack a World War One centenary event. 
Many dead in Afghanistan bank blast  Sat, 18 Apr 2015 07:53:01 GMT
At least 33 people are killed and 100 injured in an explosion in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, officials say. 
I will miss Top Gear, says Clarkson  Sat, 18 Apr 2015 08:05:50 GMT
Jeremy Clarkson says he will miss hosting Top Gear, in his first comment since he was dropped from the BBC show. 
Three dead in Mexican gun battle  Sat, 18 Apr 2015 05:35:03 GMT
A gun battle leaves three dead on the streets of Reynosa, a Mexican city on the border with the US that has been plagued by drug cartel violence. 
Ukraine rebel leader asserts claims  Sat, 18 Apr 2015 05:10:49 GMT
A senior rebel leader in eastern Ukraine says the Minsk peace deal will fail unless Kiev recognises the independence of rebel-held territory. 
'One-size-fits-all' on obesity opposed  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 23:01:16 GMT
Doctors need to move beyond 'one-size-fits-all' approach to tackling obesity, say scientists in Sheffield. 
Rap mogul 'hit-and-run' video shown  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 23:13:34 GMT
A US court releases footage of rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight running over two men with his pick-up truck, as part of a murder case against him. 
Obama appeal to Gulf states on Libya  Sat, 18 Apr 2015 00:08:42 GMT
President Obama says Gulf nations should use their "influence" to help resolve the instability in Libya, warning that military action is not enough. 
Univision cancels Sabado Gigante  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 22:55:03 GMT
Television variety show Sabado Gigante, much loved among Hispanics in the US, is to end after 53 years, network Univision announces. 
Russian opposition parties to unite  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 22:29:39 GMT
The political party founded by murdered Russian dissident Boris Nemtsov says it will form a loose anti-Putin alliance ahead of 2016 elections. 
Top Iraqi militant leader 'killed'  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 22:39:45 GMT
Fugitive Iraqi militant leader Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, a former right-hand man to Saddam Hussein, has been killed, Iraqi officials say. 
Argentina acts over Falklands oil  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:32:59 GMT
Argentina begins legal proceedings against three British and two US companies for drilling oil near the Falkland Islands. 
VIDEO: 'I was rescued from migrant boat'  Sat, 18 Apr 2015 08:58:35 GMT
A 21-year-old student from Eritrea talks about his hopes for the future after being rescued from migrant boat bound for Italy. 
VIDEO: Spending the day queuing in Venezuela  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:25:02 GMT
Venezuela has the biggest oil reserves in the world, yet its economy is in crisis. 
VIDEO: Footage of US train track rescue  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 20:19:52 GMT
Footage of a man falling from a subway platform in Philadelphia in front of shocked passengers before being rescued by a passer-by, Charles Collins. 
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Police 'foil Melbourne terror plot'  Sat, 18 Apr 2015 08:08:38 GMT
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