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Emily Watson to star in 7/7 drama

August 22, 2014 - 12:51pm
Actress Emily Watson is to star in a BBC drama about a woman struggling to come to terms with the death of her daughter in the London 7/7 bombings.
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German policeman in 'cannibal' trial

August 22, 2014 - 12:43pm
A policeman goes on trial in Germany accused of murdering a businessman who allegedly shared a cannibalism fetish.
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Senegal defends Ebola border closure

August 22, 2014 - 12:35pm
Senegal defends the closure of its border with Guinea because of the deadly Ebola outbreak, after the WHO warned such measures are counter-productive.
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Russian aid convoy 'invades Ukraine'

August 22, 2014 - 12:32pm
Ukraine's President Poroshenko accuses Russia of a "flagrant violation of international law" after Russian humanitarian aid lorries crossed the border without permission.
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VIDEO: 'I survived Islamic State massacre'

August 22, 2014 - 12:00pm
How one man crawled away from killers
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Syria death toll 'more than 191,000'

August 22, 2014 - 11:24am
More than 191,000 people have been killed in the Syria conflict up to April, UN says.
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Woman 'saw Congo colonel order rape'

August 22, 2014 - 11:09am
A woman who was gang-raped and burned in her house tells a DR Congo war crimes trial she saw an army colonel give the orders.
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Fed says 'slack' in US jobs market

August 22, 2014 - 10:55am
US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen says there is still "remaining slack in the labour market".
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UK won't work with Assad - Hammond

August 22, 2014 - 10:52am
Britain will not work with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the battle against Islamic State extremists, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says.
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Researchers hack into Gmail app

August 22, 2014 - 10:47am
US researchers say they have been able to hack into Gmail accounts with a 92% success rate by exploiting a weakness in smartphone software.
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Radical shifts needed to combat IS

August 22, 2014 - 10:23am
Alliances shift to combat Islamic State threat
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Hamilton dominant in second practice

August 22, 2014 - 10:18am
Lewis Hamilton's stunning pace in second practice at the Belgian Grand Prix sees him head team-mate Nico Rosberg by 0.604 seconds.
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IS militants 'biggest threat' to US

August 22, 2014 - 9:59am
Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq are the most dangerous threat the US has faced in recent years, senior American officials warn.
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Europe expands Galileo network

August 22, 2014 - 9:51am
Europe puts up the first "full operational capability" spacecraft in the Galileo satellite network - its version of the American GPS system.
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Channel 4 boss voices US buyout fears

August 22, 2014 - 9:35am
The purchase of parts of UK TV by US media companies poses a risk to innovation and risk-taking, the head of Channel 4 suggests.
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VIDEO: Malaysia's day of mourning for MH17

August 22, 2014 - 9:21am
Malaysians are marking the return of the remains of the first 20 victims from the downing of flight MH17 over Ukraine in July.
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VIDEO: Nepal floods 'worst ever seen'

August 22, 2014 - 9:16am
More than a hundred people are known to have died in Nepal in recent flooding and landslides caused by torrential rain in the area.
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VIDEO: Blast off for sat-nav satellites

August 22, 2014 - 9:09am
A Soyuz rocket carrying two satellites which will make up part of a new European sat-nav system, blasts off from French Guiana.
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Cardiff want LMA chief to resign

August 22, 2014 - 8:52am
Cardiff City call for League Managers' Association chief Richard Bevan to resign over the LMA's defence of Malky Mackay.
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Bergdahl prisoner swap 'illegal'

August 22, 2014 - 8:51am
The exchange of five Taliban fighters held at Guantanamo Bay for a captive US soldier violated the law, a US government watchdog agency finds.
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