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WHO warns 20,000 at risk of Ebola

28 August 2014 - 3:51pm
The UN's health agency says the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa could infect more than 20,000 people before it is brought under control.

VIDEO: Brad and Angelina marry in France

28 August 2014 - 3:49pm
Hollywood stars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have married in France, a spokesman confirms.

Abuse police face fresh criticism

28 August 2014 - 3:42pm
The police force at the centre of the Rotherham child abuse scandal faces fresh criticism for failing to record crimes against children properly.

Thursday's gossip column

28 August 2014 - 3:40pm
Manchester United bid for duo, Liverpool want ex-Arsenal midfielder, Hull close to Hernandez deal, plus more.

UN peacekeepers held in Golan

28 August 2014 - 3:38pm
Forty-three UN peacekeepers are being held by an armed group in the Syrian Golan Heights, amid heavy fighting between rebels and the army.

Morsi investigated over 'Qatar leak'

28 August 2014 - 3:30pm
Egypt has opened an investigation into ousted President Mohammed Morsi for allegedly handing over secret files to Qatar, state media report.

VIDEO: Roman ruins uncovered in Somerset

28 August 2014 - 3:24pm
Archaeologists are studying Roman ruins, including a bath house, that have been discovered on the site of a new bypass in Somerset.

VIDEO: Punched woman talks of grope outrage

28 August 2014 - 2:44pm
A student who was punched in the face at the Notting Hill Carnival for telling a man not to grope her says she would do the same again.

Man jailed for bottle attack on girl

28 August 2014 - 2:42pm
A man who threw a glass bottle while drunk, shattering a car windscreen and badly injuring a nine-year-old girl, is jailed.

Thirty gold bars buried on beach

28 August 2014 - 2:27pm
A seaside town is bracing itself for a gold-rush after a German artist buries thousands of pounds worth of bullion on a beach.

VIDEO: HMS Illustrious retires

28 August 2014 - 2:24pm
The aircraft carrier, HMS Illustrious, was formally taken out of service on Thursday in a ceremony at Portsmouth Naval Base.

Stats show UK becoming more European

28 August 2014 - 2:18pm
UK is becoming more European, statistics show

Pitt and Jolie wedding announced

28 August 2014 - 2:14pm
Actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are now married, according to a spokesman for the Hollywood couple.

EU widens aid to dairy exporters

28 August 2014 - 1:46pm
The EU announces emergency help for dairy producers hit by the Russian ban on food imports from the EU.

Peake: Actresses can play male roles

28 August 2014 - 1:43pm
Maxine Peake says she hopes playing Hamlet will make it easier for women to fill male roles because Shakespeare's female roles are "quite problematic".

Hamilton & Rosberg not a team - Webber

28 August 2014 - 1:37pm
Former F1 driver Mark Webber questions whether Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg can stay at Mercedes together next year.

VIDEO: Close shave for Shaun the sheep

28 August 2014 - 1:31pm
A sheep called Shaun has been shorn for the first time in his life and his fleece has weighed in at a huge 23 kilograms.

Independence - business leaders come out in support

28 August 2014 - 1:24pm
Business takes up debate over Scottish independence

Tory MP Carswell switches to UKIP

28 August 2014 - 1:24pm
Tory MP Douglas Carswell has defected to the UK Independence Party - and says he will seek re-election in Clacton at a by-election.

Ebola vaccine to be tested in UK

28 August 2014 - 1:18pm
A trial vaccine against Ebola could be tested on healthy volunteers in the UK in September, says an international health consortium.

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