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VIDEO: Selma civil rights activist dies

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 11:15
The veteran US civil rights activist Amelia Boynton Robinson has died at the age of 104.
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VIDEO: 60 years of Guinness World Records

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 10:24
Today marks 60 years since the first edition of 'Guinness World Records' was published.
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Viewpoint: Treat migration as a development issue

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 09:06
Europe needs to reconceive migration as a development issue rather than simply a humanitarian problem.
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Can Iran and the UK really bury the hatchet?

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 09:00
With their respective embassies reopening in London and Tehran, can Iran and the UK forget about decades of mutual mistrust?
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VIDEO: 'Virginia shooting breaks my heart'

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 08:57
Barack Obama says he's still hoping for tighter gun controls in the US, after the shooting of two journalists on live TV in the state of Virginia.
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Sydney's Warragamba Dam spills over

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 08:53
Sydney's Warragamba Dam spills for the first time since 2013, as resident's south of the city wait to return to their flood-affected homes.
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Germany puts the brakes on rents

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 08:51
Germany rolls out cap on rent rises
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Nigeria anti-graft boss 'not corrupt'

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 08:17
Nigeria's anti-corruption boss Ibrahim Lamorde denies allegations that $5bn (£3.2bn) has gone missing at the commission he heads.
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What progress has India's economy made?

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 08:04
Karishma Vaswani returns to India after five years to report on the Indian economy at a time of financial turmoil in China, which has been felt across world markets.
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Kullervo: Tolkien's fascination with Finland

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 08:03
Which Nordic country fascinated Hobbit author JRR Tolkien?
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VIDEO: India's economic rise - in 60 secs

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 08:02
Why is India's economy rising so rapidly? BBC News looks at the factors helping India compete on the world stage.
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Blood test 'detects cancer relapse'

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 08:01
Searching blood for fragments of cancer can find tumours that have come back months before symptoms appear, a study shows.
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The watchmaker that hand delivers

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 08:01
The watchmaker that hand delivers around the world
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Zano mini-drones struggle to launch

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 08:01
They raised more than £2.3m on Kickstarter but have struggled to meet expectations. This week, the first batch of Zano drones should finally be shipped.
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VIDEO: Zano's mini-drones ready for launch

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 08:00
A tiny drone that was crowdfunded in November is almost ready to be shipped, but is still missing some promised features.
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England win first Women's Ashes T20

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 07:46
England beat Australia by seven wickets in the first Twenty20 to keep the Women's Ashes series alive with two games left.
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TV journalists' murderer kills himself

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 07:04
A man who shot two US journalists on live TV in the US state of Virginia has died after shooting himself some seven hours after the attack, police say.
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Many bodies found on migrant boat

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 07:02
About 50 people are found dead in the hold of a boat carrying migrants intercepted off the coast of Libya, the Italian coastguard says.
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VIDEO: 'I've lost £40,000 in China stocks'

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 06:48
For 2,000 years Chinese people have relieved stress by having a foot massage, now it's the only way Mr Qi can relax.
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Club Brugge 0-4 Manchester United (1-7 agg)

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 06:15
Wayne Rooney scores a hat-trick as Manchester United ease past Club Brugge to reach the Champions League group stages.
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