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VIDEO: The facts about global travel

July 27, 2014 - 7:11pm
Where do one billion people go on holiday, and why?
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No place to hide for children of war

July 27, 2014 - 7:09pm
Lyse Doucet on the plight of children in Syria and Gaza
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South Africa shock NZ to win gold

July 27, 2014 - 7:01pm
South Africa shock New Zealand in the final of the rugby sevens to end the All Blacks' unbeaten Commonwealth Games record.
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The bakery in the middle of a desert

July 27, 2014 - 7:01pm
Why two Spanish sisters started a bakery in a desert
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Hamas ceasefire in Gaza stalls

July 27, 2014 - 6:03pm
Hours after Hamas announces a ceasefire in Gaza, Palestinian militants resume firing rockets into Israel and Israel rejects the pause.
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VIDEO: Heavy fighting in eastern Ukraine

July 27, 2014 - 5:38pm
There are reports of heavy fighting in eastern Ukraine, close to the site where Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed.
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Israel rejects Gaza UN shelter blame

July 27, 2014 - 5:36pm
The Israeli army insists that a mortar round it fired into a UN shelter in Gaza was not responsible for the deaths of at least 15 people.
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Lovren joins Liverpool for £20m

July 27, 2014 - 5:00pm
Liverpool sign defender Dejan Lovren from Southampton for £20m - the third Saints player to move to Anfield this summer.
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MH17 military mission 'unrealistic'

July 27, 2014 - 4:57pm
Sending an international military mission to secure the crash site of MH17 in eastern Ukraine would be "unrealistic", Dutch PM Mark Rutte says.
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Is India's politics becoming less dynastic?

July 27, 2014 - 4:47pm
Is India's politics becoming less dynastic?
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Sharp falls in China property market

July 27, 2014 - 4:45pm
Sharp falls in China's property market
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England's Halsall seals sprint double

July 27, 2014 - 4:38pm
Fran Halsall becomes the first female swimmer to complete a Commonwealth Games sprint double as compatriot Siobhan-Marie O'Connor also takes gold.
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VIDEO: Costa Concordia ends final voyage

July 27, 2014 - 2:39pm
The wrecked Italian cruise ship, the Costa Concordia, has entered the port of Genoa for scrapping after a two-year salvage operation.
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VIDEO: Dozens killed in Libya clashes

July 27, 2014 - 2:34pm
Dozens of deaths have been reported in Libya, amid fierce fighting in Benghazi and near the airport in the capital Tripoli.
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Cheryl Cole lands UK chart topper

July 27, 2014 - 2:09pm
Cheryl Cole lands the fourth solo chart topper of her career, becoming only the third British female to achieve the feat.
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Nibali seals Tour de France win

July 27, 2014 - 2:05pm
Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wraps up his first victory in the three-week race as Marcel Kittel wins the final stage in Paris.
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'Boko Haram abductions' in Cameroon

July 27, 2014 - 1:40pm
Boko Haram militants are suspected of carrying out two high-profile abductions in Cameroon and a church bombing in northern Nigeria.
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VIDEO: Wildfire in California forces evacuations

July 27, 2014 - 1:27pm
More than 500 homes and about 1,200 residents have been evacuated in an area east of the California state capital Sacramento due to a wildfire.
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Trott wins cycling gold for England

July 27, 2014 - 1:25pm
England's Laura Trott wins gold in the women's points race, with Wales' Elinor Barker claiming silver.
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Seventeen hurt in car 'cruising'

July 27, 2014 - 1:11pm
Seventeen people are taken to hospital after a car ploughs into a crowd during a car meet event in Plymouth.
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