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Video teasing North Korean leader goes viral

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 03:58
Millions watch video poking fun at Kim Jong-un.
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Call to end FGM 'in this generation'

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 03:19
Parents face prosecution in the UK if they fail to prevent daughters undergoing female genital mutilation or forced marriage, under new measures.
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Mass eviction of Venezuela squatters

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 03:09
Venezuelan soldiers remove hundreds of families from a notorious 45-storey Caracas skyscraper that dominates the city skyline.
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VIDEO: 'Miracle' survivor of Gaza blast

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 02:57
UN officials say more than 100,000 people have been forced to take shelter in UN buildings in Gaza because of the violence - double the number of the Gaza conflict five years ago.
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UK experts to retrieve MH17 data

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 02:56
British air accident investigators will retrieve data from the black boxes of crashed flight MH17, says Prime Minister David Cameron.
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Nigerian leader vows to free girls

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 02:55
Nigeria's president tells parents of the girls abducted by militant Islamists that the government is doing everything to secure their release.
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What does Jokowi win mean for Indonesia?

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 02:49
What does a Joko Widodo win mean for Indonesia?
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Road death pair 'made 999 request'

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 02:44
A man and a woman killed on a Norfolk dual carriageway asked for police to be called shortly before their deaths, detectives reveal.
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UN chief: 'Start talking' over Gaza

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 02:22
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon pushes for an end to the Gaza conflict with a call in Israel for both sides to "start talking".
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British films to premiere at Toronto

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 02:07
A trio of major British films are to receive their world premieres at this year's Toronto Film Festival, including Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything.
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EU to widen Russia sanctions

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 02:00
The EU will widen sanctions against Russia to include more individuals and consider targeting the defence sector, the Dutch foreign minister says.
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Challenges of investigating MH17 crash site

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 01:47
Contamination and tampering could hamper MH17 investigation
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Children dead in French bus crash

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 01:30
Five children and an adult are killed in a minibus crash near the French city of Troyes, south-east of Paris, officials say.
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Poisoned spy death inquiry announced

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 01:20
The government announces a public inquiry into the death of Alexander Litvinenko, the former KGB officer poisoned with radioactive polonium in London.
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VIDEO: Joko Widodo wins Indonesia election

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 00:53
Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo has been declared the winner of Indonesia's hotly-contested presidential election.
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Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe in ODI

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 00:21
Afghanistan cause a shock by beating Zimbabwe, only their second victory over a Test-playing nation, in a one-day international.
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Attack on Congo barracks 'repulsed'

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 00:20
An attack on the military barracks of the presidential guards in Kinshasa has been repulsed, the DR Congo government says.
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Nvidia unveils Shield gaming tablet

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 00:09
Nvidia confirms the release of a tablet targeted at "serious gamers" that can run Android games natively or stream them from a PC.
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Joko Widodo wins Indonesia poll

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 23:41
Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo has been declared the winner of Indonesia's hotly-contested presidential election.
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PSG punished for abuse of disabled fans

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 22:52
Paris St-Germain must close some of their stadium for a match after their fans' behaviour to disabled Chelsea supporters.
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