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Japan PM boosts women in cabinet

19 min 48 sec ago
PM Shinzo Abe brings five women into the cabinet - matching Japan's highest ever number - as he reshuffles his top line-up.
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PM to discuss hostage death threat

23 min 47 sec ago
David Cameron will chair a Cobra meeting after a threat by Islamic militants to kill a UK man in a video purporting to show the beheading of a second US journalist.
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Islamic State 'beheads US hostage'

1 hour 46 min ago
An Islamic State video purporting to show the beheading of Steven Sotloff, a US journalist abducted by the group, is released.
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Calais mayor threatens to block port

2 hours 43 min ago
The mayor of the French city of Calais threatens to block the port unless Britain does more to control the rising number of illegal migrants.
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Obama in Europe for Ukraine talks

September 2, 2014 - 11:33pm
US President Barack Obama arrives in Estonia for talks with regional leaders amid growing concern over Russia's intervention in Ukraine.
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VIDEO: Modi's first 100 days in power

September 2, 2014 - 11:18pm
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has completed his first 100 days as leader of the country.
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Wozniacki strolls into US Open semis

September 2, 2014 - 11:08pm
Caroline Wozniacki loses only one game in beating Sara Errani to set up a US Open semi-final meeting with Peng Shuai.
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Fukushima workers sue over pay

September 2, 2014 - 10:58pm
A group of workers decommissioning the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant sue its operator Tepco over unpaid hazard wages.
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Monfils through to face Federer

September 2, 2014 - 9:59pm
France's 20th seed Gael Monfils upsets seventh seed Grigor Dimitrov and will face Roger Federer in the US Open quarter-finals.
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UK in £3.5bn armoured vehicle deal

September 2, 2014 - 9:39pm
The Ministry of Defence is set to sign a £3.5bn deal for nearly 600 new armoured vehicles ahead of the Nato summit in Wales, which starts on Thursday.
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Arthur Andersen name resurrected

September 2, 2014 - 9:34pm
US auditor Arthur Andersen is having its name resurrected more than a decade after it collapsed because of the Enron accounting scandal.
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Credit Suisse investigating traders

September 2, 2014 - 9:13pm
Credit Suisse is investigating two of its traders in London over allegations of misconduct.
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How maggots can lower Kenyan hospital bills

September 2, 2014 - 8:39pm
Would you like larvae to eat your infected flesh?
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Paris 'Gestapo' plaque to be restored

September 2, 2014 - 8:29pm
Anger at removal of WW2 plaque for victims of 'French Gestapo'
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The homes under the sea

September 2, 2014 - 8:07pm
The homes where you can live under the sea
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How to find fast food menu secrets

September 2, 2014 - 8:02pm
The fast food items you've never heard of
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Economics 'driving language loss'

September 2, 2014 - 7:58pm
A thriving economy can lead to the extinction of some languages, scientists believe.
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Corruption 'costs millions of lives'

September 2, 2014 - 7:58pm
About $1tn a year is being taken out of poor countries and millions of lives are lost because of corruption, the One campaign group says.
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Mahan, Bradley, Simpson get US picks

September 2, 2014 - 7:47pm
Keegan Bradley, Hunter Mahan and Webb Simpson are handed US captain Tom Watson's wildcards for the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles later this month.
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VIDEO: Beslan school siege: Ten years on

September 2, 2014 - 7:12pm
Ten years after the end of the deadly siege of a school in Beslan, North Ossetia, BBC Russian's Olga Ivshina spoke to some of those who were there.
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