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Brazil's economy enters recession

August 29, 2014 - 9:54am
A contraction of 0.6% in Brazil's economy between April and June, and a revision of the first quarter, places the country in recession, latest figures show.
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Gun found at film director's home

August 29, 2014 - 9:34am
Police are called to artist Sam Taylor-Johnson and actor husband Aaron's home after a passer-by spotted a machine gun inside the house.
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Aston Villa v Hull City

August 29, 2014 - 9:14am
Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday's Premier League game between Aston Villa and Hull City.
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Bayern sign Real Madrid's Alonso

August 29, 2014 - 9:14am
Bayern Munich sign ex-Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso from Real Madrid for an undisclosed fee on a two-year contract.
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UK online series to air on Oprah

August 29, 2014 - 9:14am
A web series about young people with special needs will air on Oprah Winfrey's network after backing from Game of Thrones producers.
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Rosberg punished for Hamilton crash

August 29, 2014 - 9:07am
Mercedes discipline Nico Rosberg following his collision with team-mate Lewis Hamilton in the Belgian Grand Prix.
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VIDEO: Displaced and desperate: Syrians seek refuge

August 29, 2014 - 8:58am
The United Nations Refugee Agency says Syria is the "the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era", with almost half of all Syrians forced to flee their homes.
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Guinea riot over Ebola disinfectant

August 29, 2014 - 8:46am
Residents of Guinea's second-biggest city riot after the market was sprayed with disinfectant in a bid to halt the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.
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Everton handed tough European draw

August 29, 2014 - 8:29am
Everton play Lille and Wolfsburg, Tottenham face Besiktas, and Celtic take on Salzburg in the Europa League group stages.
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Rosberg punished for Hamilton crash

August 29, 2014 - 8:26am
Mercedes discipline Nico Rosberg following his collision with team-mate Lewis Hamilton in the Belgian Grand Prix.
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Russia warns of Ukraine gas shortage

August 29, 2014 - 8:22am
Russia sees a risk that winter gas shortages could force Ukraine to divert supplies of Russian gas meant for EU customers.
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Swansea City 3-0 West Bromwich Albion

August 29, 2014 - 8:22am
Impressive Swansea beat West Bromwich Albion to go top of the Premier League with a third successive win.
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Tougher NFL domestic violence policy

August 29, 2014 - 8:08am
The NFL has toughened its policy on domestic violence which could lead to a lifetime ban for a second offence.
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Pakistan army to mediate in protest

August 29, 2014 - 7:21am
Pakistan's powerful army chief to mediate in deadlock between PM and two opposition figures leading huge anti-government rallies in Islamabad.
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Myanmar beauty queen loses title

August 29, 2014 - 7:02am
A Myanmar woman who won a beauty pageant in South Korea is stripped of her title after organisers claimed she was ungrateful and dishonest.
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Euro inflation nears five-year low

August 29, 2014 - 6:53am
The eurozone inflation rate falls to 0.3% in August, near a five-year low, adding to fears of a deflationary spiral in the region.
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Ivory Coast risk disqualification

August 29, 2014 - 6:46am
Ivory Coast will be disqualified from the Nations Cup if they forfeit their Sierra Leone qualifier over Ebola fears.
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Biggest Japan defence budget sought

August 29, 2014 - 6:45am
Japan's defence ministry has requested its biggest ever budget amid severe tensions with China over a maritime dispute in the East China Sea.
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Ukraine 'to seek Nato membership'

August 29, 2014 - 6:39am
Ukraine's PM says he will ask MPs to put the country on course for Nato membership, as the alliance discusses the crisis.
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Has the humble password had its day?

August 29, 2014 - 6:33am
What new techs can reliably establish our identities?
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