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EU set to widen Russia sanctions

BBC News - July 29, 2014 - 8:23am
The European Union is set to back new sanctions against Russia, targeting its finance, energy and defence sectors over the conflict in Ukraine.
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Mexico firm rues false quake alarm

BBC News - July 29, 2014 - 8:22am
SkyAlert, a Mexican company which issues seismic warnings, apologises for sending a false earthquake alert to users in Mexico City on Monday.
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Japan girl 'admits dismemberment'

BBC News - July 29, 2014 - 8:19am
The Japanese schoolgirl arrested on Sunday has reportedly confessed to killing and dismembering her classmate, say local media
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Rosberg questions safety car timing

BBC News - July 29, 2014 - 8:19am
Mercedes' Nico Rosberg says the timing of the first safety car deployment at the Hungarian GP affected his chance of winning.
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Senate to vote on highway money as deadline looms

Fox News - July 29, 2014 - 8:09am

The Senate is set to take up legislation to keep federal highway money flowing to states, with just three days left before the government plans to start slowing down payments.

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BP warns of Russia sanctions risk

BBC News - July 29, 2014 - 7:29am
Oil giant BP reports a rise in second quarter profits to $3.2bn (£1.9bn), but warns that further economic sanctions against Russia could affect its business.
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Die Hard actor Shigeta dies aged 81

BBC News - July 29, 2014 - 7:20am
James Shigeta, one of the first prominent Asian-American actors who memorably appeared in 1988 film Die Hard as business executive Mr Takagi, dies aged 81.
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Gold medallist fails drugs test

BBC News - July 29, 2014 - 7:19am
Weightlifting gold medallist Chika Amalaha of Nigeria is provisionally suspended from Commonwealth Games for failing a drugs test.
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Microsoft in China anti-trust probe

BBC News - July 29, 2014 - 6:55am
An anti-monopoly investigation into US technology giant Microsoft is launched by Chinese authorities.
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La Liga 'wants all of world's best'

BBC News - July 29, 2014 - 6:48am
The president of La Liga wants to attract the world's best players to Spain and rival the financial power of the Premier League.
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Kosovo ex-rebels 'should face trial'

BBC News - July 29, 2014 - 6:45am
An EU war crimes prosecutor accuses ex-Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) commanders of grave offences in the 1999 war against Serbia.
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Pussy Riot sue Russian government

BBC News - July 29, 2014 - 6:41am
Two Pussy Riot activists who were imprisoned for performing a protest song in a Moscow cathedral are suing the Russian government.
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Anderson 'stellar' in Streetcar

BBC News - July 29, 2014 - 6:36am
Critics say Gillian Anderson gives the performance of her career in A Streetcar Named Desire at London's Young Vic.
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Turner crashes out of 110m hurdles

BBC News - July 29, 2014 - 6:30am
Defending 110m hurdles champion Andy Turner goes out of the competition after hitting his first hurdle in his heat.
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UBS responds to 'dark pools' probe

BBC News - July 29, 2014 - 6:29am
UBS, Switzerland's biggest bank, says it is responding to US investigations surrounding a private trading system known as "dark pools".
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Gherkin skyscraper put up for sale

BBC News - July 29, 2014 - 5:56am
London's Gherkin skyscraper is put up for sale, with interest expected from Chinese, other Asian, and US buyers.
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Italy to 'help douse' Libya fire

BBC News - July 29, 2014 - 5:53am
Italy offers to help extinguish a huge blaze that has engulfed the biggest fuel storage facility in the Libyan capital, Libya's government says.
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Moeen warned by ICC over wristbands

BBC News - July 29, 2014 - 5:33am
England batsman Moeen Ali is warned by the match referee not to wear pro-Gaza wristbands again in the third Test against India.
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Thai parents 'watch kids' in game shops

BBC News - July 29, 2014 - 5:14am
Government says parents can track children and report on lawbreaking video game shops at the same time.
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AUDIO: Fifty shades of red face: Is it a 'date' film?

BBC News - July 29, 2014 - 5:13am
Diana Mather and Rosamund Urwin discuss who it is appropriate to invite to the cinema to watch Fifty Shades of Grey.
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Rumors continue 60 years after Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin's death. Did he die as a result of a stroke or was he assassinated by a member or members of his inner circle?