Viral videos with 5by: Hamster vs human hotdog-eating comp

Video Fri 19 Sep, AT 17:13

Who will win, man or hamster? Plus, watch Russian gymnasts doing the impossible

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The Angelina Jolie effect: cancer testing doubles

One-Minute Read Fri 19 Sep, AT 15:34

Hollywood star’s decision to go public about her double mastectomy has raised cancer awareness

Revellers at Oktoberfest in Germany

Oktoberfest 2014: History and statistics of the annual beer party

Briefing Fri 19 Sep, AT 14:12

Festival of lager and Bavarian culture is worth an estimated €1.1bn to German economy

A girl walks past a sign warning of the dangers of ebola outside a government hospital in Freetown

Three days of ‘house arrest’ for entire population of Sierra Leone

One-Minute Read Fri 19 Sep, AT 13:24

Emergency measure to tackle Ebola outbreak means families must stay at home for the next three days

John Cantlie

John Cantlie: video of British hostage released by Islamic State

One-Minute Read Fri 19 Sep, AT 11:48

Video 'marks a new departure' for IS filmmakers as hostage delivers 'composed propaganda message'

Mayor of Toronto Rob Ford

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford diagnosed with ‘aggressive’ cancer

One-Minute Read Thu 18 Sep, AT 13:04

Doctors say Ford has a malignant tumour and will begin chemotherapy in the next 48 hours

David Miller, Hannah Witheridge

Thailand murders: police in fix after DNA shows no match

One-Minute Read Thu 18 Sep, AT 11:54

DNA from crime scene fails to match two British men or Burmese migrants questioned by police

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

China’s president Xi Jinping makes state visit to India

Briefing Thu 18 Sep, AT 11:09

Xi and Indian PM Narendra Modi face three days of talks and banquets. What will they discuss?

An Australian terror suspect

Australian police foil Islamic State 'beheading plot'

One-Minute Read Thu 18 Sep, AT 10:53

Dawn raids lead to 15 arrests after police receive information about 'public beheadings' in Sydney

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