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Australian rules spectator banned after throwing banana at Aboriginal player

August 21, 2016 - 5:46am
A female fan filmed throwing a banana at an Aboriginal Australian rules player is banned by her club.
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Backstreet Boys and NSync founder Lou Pearlman dies

August 21, 2016 - 5:43am
US boy band mogul Lou Pearlman, founder of the Backstreet Boys and NSync, dies aged 62 in prison, where he was serving 25 years for fraud.
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Lochte: 'It was my fault'

August 21, 2016 - 5:02am
US swimmer Ryan Lochte has apologised to the people of Brazil after "over-exaggerating" claims he was robbed at gunpoint while at the Rio Olympics.
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Reserve Bank of India: Inflation hawk Urjit Patel to take top job

August 21, 2016 - 4:37am
Urjit Patel, a former Yale University economist with a reputation as a hawk on inflation, is appointed governor of India's central bank.
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US election: Trump campaign spending still lags far behind Clinton

August 21, 2016 - 4:17am
Donald Trump's election campaign doubled its spending last month but still lags far behind US presidential rival Hillary Clinton, figures show.
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Rio Olympics 2016: Caster Semenya wins 800m gold for South Africa

August 21, 2016 - 3:28am
South Africa's Caster Semenya wins Olympic gold in the 800m as Great Britain's Lynsey Sharp comes sixth.
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Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte threatens to leave UN

August 21, 2016 - 2:52am
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte threatens to "separate" from the UN after it criticised his war on drugs as a crime under international law.
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Turkey wedding blast: 30 dead and 90 hurt in Gaziantep

August 21, 2016 - 2:07am
A bomb at an outdoor wedding party in the south Turkish city of Gaziantep kills at least 30 people, in an attack blamed on so-called Islamic State.
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Tragically Hip: Dying singer Gord Downie bids Canada farewell

August 21, 2016 - 1:07am
Canadian band The Tragically Hip, whose lead singer has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, perform an emotional farewell concert.
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Round-up: Record-breaking Rio

August 21, 2016 - 12:25am
A first for some countries, a last for some individuals, the 2016 Rio Olympics has witnessed a wide range of records being broken.
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Swimmer Ryan Lochte says sorry to Brazilians over robbery claim

August 20, 2016 - 11:50pm
US swimmer Ryan Lochte tells Brazilian TV he is sorry, after "over-exaggerating" claims he was robbed at gunpoint while at the Rio Olympics.
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Hande Kader: Outcry in Turkey over transgender woman's murder

August 20, 2016 - 9:21pm
The brutal murder of transgender activist Hande Kader in Turkey prompts an outcry and will fuel a rare protest on Sunday to be attended by prominent figures.
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The revolution song that went viral

August 20, 2016 - 8:20pm
How a song that was popular during the revolution in Libya in 2011 ended up being sung in Germany in 2016
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Rio Olympics 2016: Brazil beat Germany on penalties to win men's football gold

August 20, 2016 - 8:17pm
Brazil beat Germany 5-4 on penalties to win their first men's Olympic football gold medal in dramatic fashion in Rio.
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Force of nature

August 20, 2016 - 8:11pm
A number of devastating "firenadoes" are raging in California. How do they work?
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Turning the tables

August 20, 2016 - 8:06pm
Three-quarters of young people in Senegal want to emigrate - even though the journey to Europe could cost them their lives.
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The three Rs

August 20, 2016 - 7:44pm
Journalists Fellipe Abreu and Luiz Felipe Silva speak to teachers and students in a literacy programme in Bolivia.
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Lost and alone

August 20, 2016 - 7:33pm
More than 100 people in Attawapiskat have tried to kill themselves since October - why are so many of Canada's Aboriginal people at risk?
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Cheers and jeers

August 20, 2016 - 7:27pm
As another Olympic Games draws to a close, BBC Chinese's Yuwen Wu makes a personal journey through China's Olympics of the last few decades.
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Russia swimmer: 'Rio was awful'

August 20, 2016 - 6:29pm
Russian swimmer Yulia Efimova tells BBC Sport about the reaction to her presence at the Olympics after appealing against a doping ban.
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