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Die Hard actor Shigeta dies aged 81

15 hours 37 min ago
James Shigeta, one of the first prominent Asian-American actors who memorably appeared in 1988 film Die Hard as business executive Mr Takagi, dies aged 81.
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Gold medallist fails drugs test

15 hours 37 min ago
Weightlifting gold medallist Chika Amalaha of Nigeria is provisionally suspended from Commonwealth Games for failing a drugs test.
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Microsoft in China anti-trust probe

16 hours 1 min ago
An anti-monopoly investigation into US technology giant Microsoft is launched by Chinese authorities.
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La Liga 'wants all of world's best'

16 hours 9 min ago
The president of La Liga wants to attract the world's best players to Spain and rival the financial power of the Premier League.
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Kosovo ex-rebels 'should face trial'

16 hours 11 min ago
An EU war crimes prosecutor accuses ex-Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) commanders of grave offences in the 1999 war against Serbia.
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Pussy Riot sue Russian government

16 hours 15 min ago
Two Pussy Riot activists who were imprisoned for performing a protest song in a Moscow cathedral are suing the Russian government.
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Anderson 'stellar' in Streetcar

16 hours 20 min ago
Critics say Gillian Anderson gives the performance of her career in A Streetcar Named Desire at London's Young Vic.
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Turner crashes out of 110m hurdles

16 hours 27 min ago
Defending 110m hurdles champion Andy Turner goes out of the competition after hitting his first hurdle in his heat.
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UBS responds to 'dark pools' probe

16 hours 28 min ago
UBS, Switzerland's biggest bank, says it is responding to US investigations surrounding a private trading system known as "dark pools".
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Gherkin skyscraper put up for sale

17 hours 1 min ago
London's Gherkin skyscraper is put up for sale, with interest expected from Chinese, other Asian, and US buyers.
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Italy to 'help douse' Libya fire

17 hours 3 min ago
Italy offers to help extinguish a huge blaze that has engulfed the biggest fuel storage facility in the Libyan capital, Libya's government says.
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Moeen warned by ICC over wristbands

17 hours 23 min ago
England batsman Moeen Ali is warned by the match referee not to wear pro-Gaza wristbands again in the third Test against India.
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Thai parents 'watch kids' in game shops

17 hours 43 min ago
Government says parents can track children and report on lawbreaking video game shops at the same time.
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AUDIO: Fifty shades of red face: Is it a 'date' film?

17 hours 44 min ago
Diana Mather and Rosamund Urwin discuss who it is appropriate to invite to the cinema to watch Fifty Shades of Grey.
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VIDEO: British dancer returns from Russia

17 hours 55 min ago
A dancer from Hull who became the first British dancer to be employed by the Mariinsky Ballet in Russia returns to the UK to perform with the company at Covent Garden.
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Goldfinch novel set for big screen

18 hours 5 sec ago
Donna Tartt's best-selling novel The Goldfinch is to be turned into a film, with Rush Hour director Brett Ratner among its producers.
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Ronstadt receives White House honour

18 hours 9 min ago
Grammy winning singer Linda Ronstadt is awarded the National Medal of Arts - the highest arts honour in the US.
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Bomber kills Hamid Karzai's cousin

18 hours 23 min ago
A suicide bomber kills Hashmat Karzai, an influential cousin of President Hamid Karzai in the southern city of Kandahar.
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Diesels 'face £10 pollution charge'

18 hours 27 min ago
Plans to charge drivers of diesel cars £10 to drive into central London are being considered, it is reported.
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VIDEO: Fighting near MH17 crash site

18 hours 41 min ago
Fresh fighting, close to where the Malaysia Airlines jet went down in Ukraine, has prevented international monitors from accessing the crash site for the second day in a row.
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