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Arsenal sign Switzerland midfielder Xhaka

15 hours 37 min ago
Borussia Monchengladbach and Switzerland midfielder Granit Xhaka joins Arsenal for a reported £35m on a long-term contract.

Netflix faces quota on EU-made content

15 hours 39 min ago
On-demand video streaming services face a call that at least 20% of the catalogues they offer to EU subscribers should be made locally.

Brexit could extend austerity, IFS says

15 hours 40 min ago
The Institute for Fiscal Studies says leaving the EU could lead to more austerity - but Vote Leave calls the think tank "a propaganda arm" of Brussels.

Dame Helen to narrate Beatrix Potter story

15 hours 43 min ago
Dame Helen Mirren lends her voice to a recording of a new story by celebrated children's author Beatrix Potter, rediscovered after 100 years.

Afghan Taliban announce new leader

15 hours 59 min ago
The Afghan Taliban name Mawlawi Hibatullah Akhundzada as their new leader following the death of Mullah Mansour in a drone strike.

VIDEO: Sinkhole swallows cars in Florence

16 hours 5 min ago
Parked cars have fallen into a 200m-long hole which opened up on the Arno river bank in Florence.

Microsoft U-turn on 'nasty trick' pop-up

16 hours 5 min ago
Microsoft has created an extra notification to allow customers to cancel Windows 10 upgrade after being accused of "nasty tricks".

Missing man case now a murder inquiry

16 hours 17 min ago
The disappearance of man last seen a year ago is now being treated as a murder case, it has emerged.

Crayfish and worms may die out together

16 hours 20 min ago
A study finds that bizarre, tentacled worms which live attached to crayfish are at risk of extinction, alongside the crayfish themselves.

VIDEO: Obama beatboxes for Vietnamese rapper

16 hours 27 min ago
US President Barack Obama briefly beatboxed before an impromptu performance by Vietnamese rapper Suboi as he took part in a meeting in Ho Chi Minh City.

Zika may cause baby eye problems

16 hours 30 min ago
Scientists studying the Zika outbreak in Brazil are becoming increasingly concerned the virus may cause eye damage in babies.

VIDEO: Storm-chasers film Kansas tornados

16 hours 33 min ago
A news crew has been filming tornados outside Dodge City in Kansas. At least two people were injured in severe storms.

Protests turn violent at Trump rally

16 hours 44 min ago
Protests outside a Donald Trump rally in the New Mexico city of Albuquerque turn violent as demonstrators throw bottles and clash with police.

Millions 'could miss out on EU vote'

17 hours 18 min ago
Many people will be turned away from polling stations because they mistakenly think they are on the electoral register, campaigners warn.

Mourinho 'will get Man Utd ethos'

17 hours 39 min ago
Jose Mourinho would deliver "entertaining" football if appointed Manchester United manager, says club legend Paul Scholes.

Online ticket sites 'breaking law'

17 hours 53 min ago
Music and theatre tickets are being sold unlawfully on the UK's biggest secondary websites - including Viagogo, Stubhub and Seatwave - says Which?

Landmark deal unlocks €10.3bn for Greece

18 hours 4 min ago
Greece agrees a deal to get further funds from its international creditors as eurozone finance ministers hail a "breakthrough".

Plan to switch mortgages 'in seven days'

18 hours 23 min ago
Homeowners could be offered the option of switching their mortgage supplier within a week, under plans being considered by the government.

VIDEO: 'Ask new M&S boss to come and speak to me'

18 hours 34 min ago
What do women want from High Street stalwart Marks and Spencer?

VIDEO: Violence after New Mexico Trump rally

18 hours 34 min ago
Authorities have fired pepper spray and used smoke grenades at violent protests outside a Donald Trump rally in New Mexico on Tuesday night.