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Senegal confirms first Ebola case

August 29, 2014 - 4:28pm
Senegal's health ministry confirms a first case of Ebola, making it the fifth West African country now affected by the outbreak.
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VIDEO: Kurdish father's grief at son's death

August 29, 2014 - 4:05pm
In a camp for Yazidi refugees, near what was the Iraqi-Syrian border, the father who had to abandon his disabled child has learned that his son has died.
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Hales wants strong Cook partnership

August 29, 2014 - 3:22pm
Alex Hales says captain Alastair Cook is the "right guy at the top of the order" ahead of the third ODI against India.
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Poland blocks Russian minister's jet

August 29, 2014 - 2:24pm
Poland refuses to let a plane carrying Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu enter its airspace, forcing it to turn back to Slovakia.
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River Kwai film bridge to be rebuilt

August 29, 2014 - 2:18pm
Sri Lanka is to rebuild the replica bridge destroyed in an iconic scene from the film Bridge on the River Kwai, as part of a tourism drive.
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UK's terror threat level raised

August 29, 2014 - 2:04pm
The UK's terror threat level is raised from "substantial" to "severe" in response to conflicts in Iraq and Syria, the government announces.
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US steps up sanctions over Iran

August 29, 2014 - 1:54pm
The US has imposed new sanctions on companies and individuals in connection with Iran's nuclear programme.
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MSN Messenger to end after 15 years

August 29, 2014 - 1:48pm
Microsoft's MSN Messenger will be switched off in China in October, bringing a final end to the 15-year-old service.
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Myanmar census shows 9m shortfall

August 29, 2014 - 1:42pm
The first national census since 1983 reveals that Myanmar has 9 million fewer people than the 60 million the government had estimated.
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Dahl draft spills Factory secrets

August 29, 2014 - 1:40pm
Little-known characters and incidents that could have featured in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory are released by the Roald Dahl estate.
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Missing boy's 'life is in danger'

August 29, 2014 - 1:06pm
The health of a five-year-old boy taken from hospital by his parents against medical advice will deteriorate rapidly as the battery on his feeding system is likely to have run out, police say.
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Test Ebola drug '100% effective'

August 29, 2014 - 1:00pm
The only trial data on the experimental Ebola drug ZMapp shows it is 100% effective in monkey studies, even in later stages of the infection.
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Legroom row diverts second US flight

August 29, 2014 - 12:56pm
A US flight bound for Europe diverts after a mid-air fight between passengers over legroom, in the second such incident in a week.
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India's growth hits two year high

August 29, 2014 - 12:52pm
India's economy grew by 5.7% in the three months to June, its fastest pace in two-and-a-half years, according to an official estimate.
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Russian rouble falls to new low

August 29, 2014 - 11:59am
The Russian rouble falls to a record low against the dollar as investors fear further sanctions against the nation.
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Weekendish: The best of the week's reads

August 29, 2014 - 11:53am
The best reads from the BBC News website this week
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Rwanda murder plotters found guilty

August 29, 2014 - 11:52am
Four men are found guilty of trying to murder Rwanda's former army chief, Gen Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa, in South Africa in June 2010.
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Tesco shares drop on profit warning

August 29, 2014 - 11:50am
Shares in the struggling supermarket Tesco fall to an 11-year low after the group cut its profit forecast and dividend.
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Eurozone anxiety overshadows EU summit

August 29, 2014 - 11:48am
Why deciding top jobs is not key to the EU summit
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VIDEO: Tech search for 'perfect dance track'

August 29, 2014 - 11:08am
The quest to find the perfect party anthem
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