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VIDEO: Helicopters buried in fire-drill foam

August 27, 2014 - 7:36am
A number of Black Hawk helicopters were left covered in foam after a fire drill went wrong at a US military base in Oklahoma.
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Arsenal unlikely to sign new striker

August 27, 2014 - 7:29am
Arsenal are unlikely to sign another striker in the transfer window even if Olivier Giroud's ankle injury is long term.
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Snapchat valued at $10bn by backers

August 27, 2014 - 7:24am
The mobile messaging app Snapchat has been valued at $10bn, according to reports, putting it in the same league as start-ups such as Dropbox and AirBnB.
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The fallout from Libyan air strikes

August 27, 2014 - 7:21am
How a domestic conflict is being dragged into a wider battle
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Button's McLaren career uncertain

August 27, 2014 - 7:16am
Jenson Button's Formula 1 career is doubt as his team McLaren continue their pursuit of Ferrari's Fernando Alonso.
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Russian soldiers 'buried in secret'

August 27, 2014 - 7:08am
Russian journalists try to investigate soldiers' deaths
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AC Milan keen to take Torres on loan

August 27, 2014 - 6:45am
AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani confirms the club have made an official offer to Chelsea for striker Fernando Torres.
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Firm says Lohan case 'for publicity'

August 27, 2014 - 6:20am
Grand Theft Auto makers say Lindsay Lohan is suing them for "publicity purposes" after she took them to court over image rights.
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VIDEO: 'Feels like normal life in Gaza'

August 27, 2014 - 6:08am
The BBC's Quentin Sommerville in Gaza City explains how day-to-day life is beginning to return to some kind of normality following the ceasefire agreed by Hamas and Israel on Tuesday.
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Japan PM marks war criminal ceremony

August 27, 2014 - 6:06am
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe sent a message to a ceremony honouring war criminals, official confirm, amid strained ties with China and South Korea.
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Lessing's library donated to Zimbabwe

August 27, 2014 - 5:36am
More than 3,000 books from author Doris Lessing's collection have been given to Zimbabwe after her death.
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Deep Throat case dismissed by judge

August 27, 2014 - 5:20am
Claims that a film about actress Linda Lovelace bore striking similarities to 1972 pornographic film Deep Throat are dismissed by a US judge.
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VIDEO: The trouble with France - in 60 secs

August 27, 2014 - 5:12am
France's newspaper front pages lament the country's 'crisis in the regime' as prime minister Manuel Valls is expected to form a new government.
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AUDIO: Refugees build new Sangatte camps

August 27, 2014 - 5:07am
Migrants from Africa and the deputy mayor of the town on the French coast on what to do with refugees at Sangatte camps in Calais.
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Concerns grow over Iceland volcano

August 27, 2014 - 4:47am
Overnight earthquakes raise fears that magma from Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano could be heading towards another large volcanic system, scientists say.
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Ryanair to bid for Cyprus Airways

August 27, 2014 - 4:39am
Budget airline Ryanair has confirmed that it plans to bid for the Cypriot national airline, Cyprus Airways, which is up for sale.
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Brazil holds TV election debate

August 27, 2014 - 4:31am
Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff takes part in the first televised candidates' debate of the election campaign, defending her social programmes.
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Johansson's Lucy tops UK box office

August 27, 2014 - 4:29am
Scarlett Johansson's new sci-fi drama Lucy, directed by Luc Besson, tops the UK and Ireland box office in its opening weekend.
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VIDEO: Phones to come with 'kill switch'

August 27, 2014 - 4:25am
A new law has been passed meaning that smartphones in California will be required to come with a "kill switch" to render them useless if lost or stolen.
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Brazil candidates engage in verbal sparring in TV debate

August 27, 2014 - 4:22am
Dilma Rousseff faces rival candidates in TV debate
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