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Day in pictures: 2 September 2014

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Images from around the world taken over the past 24 hours
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VIDEO: The park blamed for Japan's dengue fever

14 hours 23 min ago
Japan is battling its first outbreak of dengue fever in almost 70 years, with at least 22 people confirmed as being infected.
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Nigerian army's pride wounded

14 hours 25 min ago
Nigeria's campaign against Boko Haram goes from bad to worse
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Nazi disabled victims memorial opens

14 hours 27 min ago
A glass monument is publicly opened in Berlin to 300,000 victims of the Nazis with mental and physical disabilities or chronic illnesses.
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Egypt police killed in Sinai attack

14 hours 28 min ago
At least 11 policemen have been killed in a bomb attack on a convoy in Egypt's restive Sinai Peninsula, officials say.
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Russia 'to alter military strategy'

14 hours 30 min ago
Russia is to adjust its military doctrine as a result of the Ukraine crisis and Nato's increasing presence in eastern Europe, a top Russian official says.
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Abuse scandal force faces inquiry

14 hours 31 min ago
South Yorkshire Police commissions an independent investigation into its handling of the Rotherham child abuse scandal, while Labour suspends four members in the town.
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Dollar General raises bid for rival

14 hours 40 min ago
Dollar General, the lead discount retailer in the United States, raises its bid for rival store Family Dollar to almost $9.1bn (£5.51bn).
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IS accused of Iraq ethnic cleansing

14 hours 44 min ago
Amnesty International says it has proof Islamic State militants have launched a campaign of ethnic cleansing against minorities in northern Iraq.
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Afghan militants 'may join IS'

14 hours 51 min ago
Fighters from a militant Islamic group in Afghanistan, allied to the Taliban, tell the BBC they are considering joining forces with Islamic State.
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Aston Martin appoints new chief

15 hours 8 min ago
UK luxury carmaker Aston Martin hires senior Nissan executive Andy Palmer as its new chief executive.
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Uber banned across Germany by court

15 hours 10 min ago
A court says the UberPop service must stop transporting passengers in Germany, but the American company refuses to suspend work.
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Dethroned beauty queen seeks apology

15 hours 12 min ago
A dethroned Burmese beauty queen is refusing to hand back her crown until she receives an apology from South Korean organisers.
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Arrests over Afghan child marriage

15 hours 16 min ago
The parents of an eight-year-old girl and a 12-year-old boy are arrested on charges of arranging their under-age marriage in northern Afghanistan.
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UK activist's Thailand trial begins

15 hours 19 min ago
A UK activist who campaigns for better labour conditions goes on trial in Thailand charged with criminal defamation.
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Swiss economy stalls as EU slows

15 hours 32 min ago
Switzerland's economy failed to grow in the second quarter of the year, official figures show, with trade affected by stagnation in the rest of Europe.
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VIDEO: Volcano continues fiery lava eruption

15 hours 42 min ago
A dramatic lava eruption that began early on Sunday near Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano has continued into Monday.
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Ecuador volcano increases activity

15 hours 44 min ago
A massive ash cloud is rising from the Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador as it shows increased activity with a series of explosions on Monday.
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Thieving monkey hands out money

15 hours 47 min ago
A monkey in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh steals money from a home and rains down banknotes on people, reports say.
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Thousands in late rush to vote

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Local registration centres say in recent days they have received tens of thousands of applications from people wanting to vote.
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