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SA tycoon gives $1m to fight Ebola

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 06:18
South Africa's first black billionaire, Patrice Motsepe, donates $1m (£620,000) to Guinea to help the country fight the deadly Ebola virus.

Victim's £20 gift to 'sorry' burglar

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 06:15
A 75-year-old woman who had £10,000 worth of jewellery stolen from her house gives £20 to the burglar who wrote her an apology letter.

Day in pictures: 29 October

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 06:07
24 hours of news images: 29 October

White House computers 'hacked'

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 06:02
US security services are reportedly investigating the breach of an unclassified network.

Disasters group launches Ebola appeal

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 05:40
The Disasters Emergency Committee is to launch an appeal in response to a disease outbreak for the first time, in aid of the Ebola crisis.

Argos faces glitches on website

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 05:40
The Argos website blocks access to some users after "technical issues" that arose following a revamp to the retailer's site.

End of QE is whimper not bang

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 05:38
As the Fed Reserve ends quantitative easing, those who prophesied that these trillions of dollars of debt purchases would spark uncontrollable inflation have been proved wrong. But QE could still prove toxic.

£80k of jewellery stolen in raid

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 05:32
The owner of a jewellery business says its Pandora Christmas collection has been stolen during a burglary in Craigavon, County Armagh.

Zambian President Sata dies in UK

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 05:28
Zambia's President Michael Sata, 77, dies in London, where he had been receiving treatment for an undisclosed illness, the government says.

Murder bid charge over man hit by car

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 05:26
A 21-year-old man is arrested and charged with attempted murder after a 20-year-old was hit by a car in Grangemouth.

Ebola: The right to refuse to treat

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 05:24
A doctor's right to refuse to treat

Ancelotti plays down Bale injury

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 05:24
Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti hints Gareth Bale could return from injury in time to play for Wales against Belgium.

Venezuela recalls ambassador to Spain

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 05:15
Venezuela is recalling its ambassador to Spain a week after the Spanish prime minister called for the release of a Venezuelan opposition leader.

Hopes fade for trapped Turkey miners

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 05:08
Fears grow that a flood at a Turkish mine may have drowned 18 workers as the president and prime minister prepare to visit the scene.

Morgan: I'd vote for gay marriage now

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 04:55
Nicky Morgan, the education secretary and equalities minister, says she has changed her mind and now supports same-sex marriage.

Obama's best years could be ahead

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 04:53
Critics may already be writing off Obama's presidency - but he still has much to offer in the years to come, says John Simpson.

Picture power: Secret agents

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 04:53
The story behind an image of two members of the Secret Service agents in Chicago, USA.

'Failure' in care of injured veterans

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 04:43
The government is failing to abide by its military covenant with armed forces veterans not getting the care they need, medical experts say.

The faces of Mexico's missing students

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 04:32
Mexicans share portraits of kidnapped students

Top China body axes Hong Kong tycoon

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 04:31
Members of China's top political advisory body have voted to kick out Hong Kong tycoon James Tien for his criticism of Chief Executive CY Leung.