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Mannequin actor Taylor dies at 67

June 30, 2014 - 5:56am
US actor Meshach Taylor, best known for his roles in the 1980s film comedy Mannequin and the US show Designing Women, dies aged 67.
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KLM sorry for Mexico departure tweet

June 30, 2014 - 5:36am
Dutch plane operator KLM apologises for sending out tweet making a joke out of Mexico's defeat to the Netherlands at the World Cup.
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Isis rebels declare 'Islamic state'

June 30, 2014 - 5:35am
Jihadist militant group Isis declares the establishment of a caliphate, or Islamic state, on the territories it controls in Iraq and Syria.
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Transformers rule the US box office

June 30, 2014 - 5:21am
Transformers: Age of Extinction tops the North American box office and scores the biggest opening weekend of the year so far.
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VIDEO: Survivor pulled from India rubble

June 30, 2014 - 4:45am
At least 17 people are now known to have died when a building collapsed in the southern Indian city of Chennai, but rescuers are still finding survivors in the rubble.
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First day-night Test planned for 2015

June 30, 2014 - 4:30am
Australia and New Zealand announce plans to stage the first day-night Test match with a pink ball in 2015.
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Costa Ricans celebrate historic win

June 30, 2014 - 4:29am
Tens of thousands in Costa Rica celebrate the national team's dramatic qualification for the quarter-finals of the football World Cup in Brazil.
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More Ukraine talks amid clashes

June 30, 2014 - 4:26am
Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France are to hold more talks over the conflict in east Ukraine as the end of a ceasefire with separatists nears.
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EU steps in to help Bulgarian banks

June 30, 2014 - 3:53am
The European Commission approves a request from Bulgaria to provide funding for its banks following a suspected plot to undermine the banking system.
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Disney star 'leaves' Aaliyah biopic

June 30, 2014 - 3:44am
Disney channel star Zendaya Coleman is "no longer" in the biopic film about R&B star Aaliyah, who was killed in a plane crash in 2001.
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North Korea to put US men on trial

June 30, 2014 - 3:18am
North Korea says that it will put two detained American men on trial, accusing them of "committing hostile acts".
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Unite funding pledge for Labour

June 30, 2014 - 3:18am
The general secretary of Unite says it wants to make sure Labour has enough money to mount a strong election campaign against the Conservatives.
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Sex tape adds to GSK China scandal

June 30, 2014 - 3:07am
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) confirms the existence of a sex tape of its former head in China, the latest twist in its corruption scandal in the country.
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HK 'referendum' draws nearly 800,000

June 30, 2014 - 2:15am
A total of 792,808 voters took part in an unofficial referendum on universal suffrage in Hong Kong, organisers said.
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Flexible working rights extended

June 30, 2014 - 2:12am
Every employee now has the right to request flexible working hours after the government extended the right previously reserved for carers and those looking after children.
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Australia bishop charged with abuse

June 30, 2014 - 2:01am
One of the most senior members of the Catholic Church in Australia has stepped aside after being charged with child sex abuse, the Church says.
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India launches five satellites

June 30, 2014 - 1:40am
India puts into orbit five foreign satellites, including one built by France, to observe the earth.
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Ed Sheeran album fastest-selling

June 30, 2014 - 1:24am
The singer's album is the fastest-selling record of the year as it goes in at the top of the Official Album Chart.
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VIDEO: BBC meets $10m wanted man

June 30, 2014 - 12:51am
The founder of a self-declared Pakistani charity who India and the US accuse of masterminding the 2008 terror attacks on Mumbai has dismissed new American sanctions on his organization.
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