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Taiwan plane crash toll reaches 48

16 hours 10 min ago
Forty-eight people are now known to have died after a passenger plane crashed in Taiwan's Penghu island, as a storm passed over the area.
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Chinese man admits sensor smuggling

16 hours 47 min ago
A Chinese man pleads guilty to attempting to smuggle sensors made for the US military to China, after a US sting operation.
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India MPs demand 'force-fed' probe

17 hours 15 min ago
Opposition MPs in India demand an investigation into reports that some Hindu MPs tried to forcibly feed a Muslim man fasting for Ramadan.
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VIDEO: China meat 'months' past expiry date

17 hours 18 min ago
China detains five people as part of its probe into a firm that allegedly supplied out of date meat to fast food chains, including McDonald's and KFC.
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Arizona execution takes two hours

July 23, 2014 - 10:49pm
US death row inmate Joseph Wood takes almost two hours to die in Arizona's death chamber, and the state governor orders an inquiry.
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China manufacturing growth speeds up

July 23, 2014 - 10:34pm
China's manufacturing activity grows at its fastest pace in 18 months in July, an initial survey by HSBC shows, the latest sign that its economy may be stabilising.
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Gaza: Hamas seeks to emerge stronger

July 23, 2014 - 9:59pm
Why the Palestinian group won't back down yet
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Syria deaths mount as world looks on

July 23, 2014 - 9:40pm
Fighting continues, as Syria's Assad strengthens his position
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VIDEO: Wine fraudster to be sentenced in US

July 23, 2014 - 9:24pm
Rudy Kurniawan, who manufactured phony vintage wine in his kitchen, will be sentenced for fraud on Thursday.
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GM recalls 717,949 more vehicles

July 23, 2014 - 9:18pm
General Motors is recalling an additional 717,949 vehicles due to a range of issues, including loose bolts and potentially incomplete welding on some seat hooks.
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VIDEO: Rescue mission to reach Gaza wounded

July 23, 2014 - 9:02pm
Lyse Doucet reports from Gaza on a rescue mission to evacuate wounded civilians from Khan Younis and Shejaiya.
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Santiago rail crash families want answers

July 23, 2014 - 8:56pm
Families wait for answers year after Spanish rail disaster
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VIDEO: Ukraine rebel leader admits Russia links

July 23, 2014 - 8:47pm
The leader of Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine, Alexander Borodai, has admitted contacts with Russian security services.
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Mary, African Queen of netball

July 23, 2014 - 8:41pm
Woman who beat 'fat' jibes to turn Malawi into netball champions
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Europeans with an eye on Edinburgh

July 23, 2014 - 8:16pm
Eight places in Europe that also want independence
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Murray set to keep Mauresmo as coach

July 23, 2014 - 7:58pm
Andy Murray is set to continue working with Amelie Mauresmo after his early Wimbledon exit as she joins his training camp in Miami.
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Warning over NHS trust finances

July 23, 2014 - 7:04pm
Nineteen NHS trusts have been referred to ministers after auditors raised concerns about their financial health.
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Illegal bottom injections on rise in US

July 23, 2014 - 7:02pm
The deadly danger of illegal backstreet buttock injections
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VIDEO: Who was that man on the moon?

July 23, 2014 - 7:01pm
Why the US public quickly lost interest in lunar exploration
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The rise of solo dining

July 23, 2014 - 7:00pm
The restaurants that love solo diners
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