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Cashing in

August 19, 2016 - 10:40am
A look at which countries offer what rewards for medal winners at the Olympic Games.
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Mass brawl in Bangladesh over TV soap Kiranmala

August 19, 2016 - 9:05am
An argument over a popular television drama in Bangladesh erupts into a brawl involving hundreds of people, with 15 badly injured, local police say.
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Rio Olympics: US swimmer Jimmy Feigen 'settles robbery row'

August 19, 2016 - 8:24am
US Olympic swimmer Jimmy Feigen agrees to pay nearly $11,000 to a Brazilian charity over his involvement in a dispute about an armed robbery.
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Thai university creates Pokemon-style parasite app

August 19, 2016 - 8:11am
Thai university creates parasite-hunting game to raise awareness over health risks.
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France seizes 2,000 dead seahorses on Guinea-Vietnam route

August 19, 2016 - 7:45am
French customs officials seize about 2,000 dead seahorses that were being smuggled from Guinea to Vietnam.
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The race for 2nd

August 19, 2016 - 7:45am
Team GB has been second in the Olympic medal table for nearly a week, pushing China into second place - how much does the UK have China to thank for that?
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Jewish man stabbed on street in French city of Strasbourg

August 19, 2016 - 7:35am
An Orthodox Jewish man is stabbed on a street in the French city of Strasbourg by an attacker reportedly shouting an Islamic slogan.
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Usain Bolt's manager tells how he first met the 'shy' teenager

August 19, 2016 - 7:32am
Usain Bolt's manager says he was a 'shy' teenager who 'didn't talk much'.
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Rio 2016: Mauritian athlete defies cancer to compete

August 19, 2016 - 6:59am
Triathlete Fabienne St Louis will be competing in the race on Saturday despite being diagnosed with cancer in December.
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Burka in Germany: Interior minister calls for curbs

August 19, 2016 - 6:19am
The German Interior Minister, Thomas de Maiziere, calls for a partial ban on the burka, a day after saying a full ban might not be constitutional.
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Secret of eternal youth? Lentils, yoga and celibacy

August 19, 2016 - 6:11am
Indian monk Swami Sivananda looks amazing for his age. Have a guess how old he is.
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The Russians with fond memories of the USSR

August 19, 2016 - 6:04am
Moscow correspondent Steve Rosenberg talks to Russians with fond memories of the USSR, 25 years after its collapse.
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Australia blocks Ausgrid energy grid sale to Chinese companies

August 19, 2016 - 5:32am
Australia blocks the sale of Ausgrid, the country's biggest energy grid, to two Chinese companies over security concerns.
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Flying ants at French church cause fire alarm in Lisieux

August 19, 2016 - 5:14am
Normandy firefighters rush to douse a fire at a major church - only to find that the "smoke" was a swarm of flying ants.
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US apologises for swimmers' 'unacceptable behaviour'

August 19, 2016 - 4:25am
The United States Olympic Committee apologies for the "unacceptable behaviour" of four US swimmers who claimed they were robbed at gunpoint in Rio.
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Photos show IS militants fleeing Manbij with 'human shields'

August 19, 2016 - 4:16am
Aerial photos have been released showing Islamic State (IS) militants using "human shields" to escape the northern Syrian town of Manbij.
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China demands stricter rules for live streaming

August 19, 2016 - 3:28am
China's internet regulator demands stricter controls over the hugely popular practice of live streaming, as part of a range of new requirements for websites.
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Amber Heard gives Johnny Depp's $7m divorce settlement to two charities

August 19, 2016 - 3:13am
Amber Heard donates her $7m (£5.3m) divorce settlement from Johnny Depp to charities working with abused women and ill children.
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Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull pays price for A$5 handout

August 19, 2016 - 2:16am
A photograph of Australia's prime minister giving some money to a beggar has "gone viral" for all the wrong reasons.
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Mexico Michoacan: Police accused of executing 22 in ranch assault

August 19, 2016 - 2:00am
The Mexican government's human rights body accuses police of killing 22 people in extrajudicial executions during a raid on a drug cartel in Michoacan.
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Images from Cuba before Fidel Castro's 1959 revolution.