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French 'priest killer' on probation

7 min 10 sec ago
The suspected killer of a priest in a French church was on probation and wearing tag at the time of the attack, officials say.
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France church attack: Hollande vows to fight extremism

29 min 19 sec ago
President Hollande says the Islamist threat to France and Europe has never been as severe as now and vows to win the fight against radicalisation.
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Democrats set for historic nomination of Hillary Clinton

31 min 3 sec ago
Delegates at the Democratic National Convention are poised to make history, formally nominating Hillary Clinton for president.
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Rio 2016: Russian drug cheats will still be at Olympics, say whistleblowers

1 hour 26 min ago
Russian drug cheats will still be competing at the Rio Olympic Games despite recent efforts to target them, whistleblowers tell the BBC.
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Rio Olympics 2016: 37 Russian athletes banned from the Games

1 hour 28 min ago
A further 19 Russian rowers are banned from the Olympics, bringing the number of suspended Russian athletes so far to 37.
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Roger Federer to miss Rio 2016 Olympics and rest of season with knee injury

1 hour 35 min ago
Swiss tennis great Roger Federer will miss the Olympics and the rest of the season with a knee injury.
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France church attack: Nun describes horror

1 hour 45 min ago
A nun who was in the church at the time 86-year-old priest Father Jacques Hamel was attacked has described how she managed to flee.
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France church attack: Priest killed by two 'IS soldiers'

1 hour 58 min ago
So-called Islamic State says it was behind the killing of an 84-year-old priest in an attack on his church near Rouen in northern France.
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Congo star Koffi Olomide detained after 'kicking assault'

2 hours 22 min ago
Musician Koffi Olomide is in custody in DR Congo, days after he was deported from Kenya for allegedly kicking one of his dancers.
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F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone's mother-in-law 'kidnapped in Sao Paulo'

2 hours 43 min ago
The mother-in-law of Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone is kidnapped in Brazil with criminals demanding a ransom of $36.5m (£28m), reports say.
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The moment train shelter collapses in Chicago storm

3 hours 48 min ago
Dramatic footage has emerged of the moment a train shelter collapsed during a storm in Chicago.
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Dutch app lets users decide refugees' fate

3 hours 52 min ago
A Dutch app called The Detailed Interview is letting users decide the fate of "refugees" in the Netherlands.
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Thai activists charged over 'military torture' report

3 hours 52 min ago
Three Thai activists are charged with criminal defamation after authoring a report on alleged military abuses committed in the restive south.
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US president's half-brother, Malik Obama, 'voting for Trump'

4 hours 8 min ago
US President Barack Obama's half-brother, Malik Obama, says he will vote for Donald Trump because he "comes across as a straightforward guy".
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Germany must address fears after attacks, says Bavaria governor

5 hours 2 min ago
The governor of Bavaria urges the German government to address public concerns about security and immigration after a spate of terror attacks.
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China to adopt new app rules to monitor user accounts

5 hours 12 min ago
China's internet authorities will enforce new rules to tighten their grip on the rapidly growing app market in the mainland, demanding that all app providers adopt real-name registration for users and keep their activity logs for at least 60 days.
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The Syrian refugees in 'no man's land'

5 hours 41 min ago
Aid agencies say urgent help is needed for more than 85,000 Syrian refugees stuck in "no-man's land" by their country's border with Jordan.
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Japan knife attack: 19 killed at care centre in Sagamihara

5 hours 52 min ago
A stabbing rampage leaves 19 people dead at a care home for people with mental disabilities near Tokyo, in Japan's worst mass killing in decades.
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Politics, karate and cats

6 hours 8 min ago
Martial arts was the theme of a book fair coming to a close in Hong Kong. But being the city it is, there had to be some politics on display, reports Tzu-Wei Liu of BBC Chinese.
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France church attack: Terrorists will stop at nothing -Hollande

6 hours 21 min ago
President Francois Hollande says that two armed men who killed a priest at a church in a suburb of Rouen, northern France, claimed to be from so-called Islamic State.
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