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Germany's Kohl keeps historic tapes

18 min 44 sec ago
German ex-Chancellor Helmut Kohl wins a bitter legal battle to keep 200 tapes recording his political life.
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UK probes Israeli soldier nationality

21 min 11 sec ago
The UK Foreign Office is "looking into" reports an Israeli soldier believed captured in Gaza has dual UK-Israeli nationality.
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Republican revolt kills border bill

24 min 53 sec ago
Bills aimed at dealing with the crush of undocumented children streaming over the US border fail in Congress, as it prepares for its summer recess.
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Militants 'seize Israeli soldier'

24 min 55 sec ago
Israeli forces search for a soldier believed captured in fighting that ended a short-lived humanitarian truce in Gaza.
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US economy adds 209,000 jobs in July

26 min 6 sec ago
The US economy added 209,000 jobs in July, latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics reveal, adding to optimism that the US economy is roaring once more.
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Kenyan order to repossess Lamu land

41 min 28 sec ago
Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta orders the repossession of 70% of the land in Lamu, where there has been deadly violence since June.
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VIDEO: Quads born on eve of Gaza ceasefire

44 min 36 sec ago
Jon Donnison reports from Gaza, where a woman gave birth to quadruplets on the eve of an ill-fated truce, which broke down with reports of attacks on both sides.
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Immigration inspector John Vine quits

49 min 4 sec ago
The independent chief inspector of borders and immigration, John Vine, who has been highly critical of the immigration system, will step down more than six months early.
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Cheltenham Banksy artwork defaced

58 min 32 sec ago
A Banksy artwork painted on the wall of a house in Cheltenham, which was at the centre of a row over its removal, has been defaced.
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Firms count cost of Russia sanctions

1 hour 7 min ago
Around Europe, companies of all shapes and sizes are assessing the impact of the sanctions imposed by the EU this week following America's lead.
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Couple guilty of bomb detector fraud

1 hour 30 min ago
A couple in their sixties who made fake bomb detectors and sold them in the Middle East is convicted of fraud.
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I let my supporters down - Jamieson

1 hour 33 min ago
Scotland's Michael Jamieson says he "let people down" by not winning gold at Glasgow 2014 but vows to come back stronger.
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MH17 crash investigators get to work

1 hour 38 min ago
A team of 70 Dutch and Australian forensic experts finally get to work at the site of the flight MH17 crash in east Ukraine as fighting continues.
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Uganda court annuls anti-gay law

1 hour 45 min ago
Uganda's Constitutional Court annuls a tough anti-gay law that had drawn widespread criticism by Western governments and human rights activists.
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India hires mimics to scare monkeys

1 hour 48 min ago
Forty men have been hired in India to impersonate monkeys, and scare away thousands of real monkeys causing havoc around Delhi's parliament.
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Japan gives Vietnam six navy ships

2 hours 9 min ago
Japan is giving Vietnam six naval ships for patrols in the South China Sea, amid regional tension over competing maritime claims with China.
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Silent film tops documentary poll

2 hours 32 min ago
Dziga Vertov's 1929 film Man with a Movie Camera is voted the greatest ever documentary in a poll of more than 300 film-makers and critics.
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Five officers face Jayden inquiry

2 hours 37 min ago
Five police officers are being investigated by the force's watchdog, over the inquiry into the murder of Oxfordshire teenager Jayden Parkinson.
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Rolf Harris challenges conviction

2 hours 57 min ago
Disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris applies for permission to appeal against his conviction for indecent assaults.
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Israel-Hamas ceasefire collapses

3 hours 6 min ago
The Israeli military tells people in Gaza it is resuming operations, as a ceasefire with Hamas crumbles amid reports of at least 27 Palestinian dead.
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