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Tory disquiet over Israel action

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 03:51
Conservative MPs put pressure on David Cameron to take a more robust stance with Israel over its actions in Gaza.
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Gaza school attack unacceptable - US

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 03:44
The shelling of a UN shelter in Gaza by the Israeli military is "totally unacceptable and totally indefensible", the White House says.
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'Concern' over one in five prisons

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 03:37
The performance of more than a fifth of prisons in England and Wales is "of concern", a government body says.
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Poles eat apples to annoy Putin

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 03:29
Why Poles are eating apples to annoy Putin
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Dinosaurs 'shrank' to become birds

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 03:12
Huge meat-eating, land-living dinosaurs evolved into birds by constantly shrinking for over 50 million years, new research shows.
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Memo reveals response to CIA 'abuse'

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 03:07
A still-secret Senate report on CIA enhanced interrogations "tells a story of which no American is proud", a leaked White House memo states.
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Greeks cleared of shooting migrants

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 02:34
The owner and head foreman of a farm in southern Greece are cleared over the shooting and wounding of a group of Bangladeshi migrant workers.
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Met Opera in late union talks

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 02:20
The Metropolitan Opera in New York says it hopes last minute negotiations with unions over a pay dispute will avoid a staff lockout.
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Senegal corruption trial 'political'

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 02:20
The flamboyant son of Senegal's ex-President Abdoulaye Wade calls himself a "political prisoner" during a first appearance at his corruption trial.
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Filipinos urged to leave Libya

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 02:11
A top diplomat from the Philippines is to oversee the evacuation of 13,000 citizens from Libya after a Filipino worker was beheaded and a nurse raped.
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Giraffe dies after 'hitting bridge'

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 01:31
South Africa's animal rights body is probing the death of a giraffe that reportedly hit its head on a bridge as it was being transported on a motorway.
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VIDEO: Rare contact with remote Amazon tribe

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 01:19
A group of previously isolated indigenous people from the Amazon has come face to face with a settled community of villagers for the first time in the Brazilian state of Acre, according to authorities.
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Goalkeepers' penalty 'flaw' revealed

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 01:17
Goalkeepers in penalty shoot-outs make a predictable error that could influence the outcome of the game according to new research.
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Day in pictures: 31 July 2014

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 01:09
A selection of striking images from around the world
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Dark net drugs ads have 'doubled'

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 01:01
An investigation by the BBC indicates that the number of listings advertising illegal drugs sales on the dark net has doubled in less than a year.
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Adidas warns on profits and Russia

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 00:56
Adidas shares tumble after the sportswear maker issues a profit warning and says it will open fewer stores in Russia.
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Israeli Iron Dome firms 'hacked'

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 00:44
The BBC has seen evidence that appears to confirm hackers stole secret military documents from two Israeli government-owned companies.
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Minister wants end to animal testing

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 23:49
Norman Baker - the minister in charge of regulating animal experiments - tells the BBC he wants them to end.
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Cook relieved by England victory

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 23:39
Captain Alastair Cook is pleased that England's win in the third Test against India has ended a bad run of form.
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Forensic scientists reach MH17 site

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 23:28
International forensic scientists reach the site of the flight MH17 crash in east Ukraine after the government halts military operations for a day.
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