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Twitter shares surge on user growth

July 29, 2014 - 4:48pm
Social networking service Twitter reports a second-quarter loss of $145m but better than expected user growth, sending shares surging over 35%.
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England's Sharman & Samuel win silvers

July 29, 2014 - 4:35pm
England's Will Sharman wins silver in the 110m hurdles, and team-mate Laura Samuel does likewise in the triple jump.
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Israel steps up bombardment of Gaza

July 29, 2014 - 4:25pm
More than 100 Palestinians die, officials say, as Israel intensifies its Gaza bombardment and warns of a long conflict ahead.
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China spies 'hacked Canada agency'

July 29, 2014 - 4:02pm
A prominent Canadian government research organisation has been attacked by Chinese hackers, the government says.
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Death threats to Amazon tribe leader

July 29, 2014 - 3:22pm
One of Brazil's most prominent indigenous leaders, Davi Kopenawa of the Yanomami people, calls for police protection following a series of death threats.
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England make India batsmen struggle

July 29, 2014 - 3:21pm
James Anderson and Stuart Broad help England continue to dominate India on day three of the third Test at Southampton.
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MH17 parents 'angry and frustrated'

July 29, 2014 - 3:15pm
The parents of one of the MH17 crash victims say after meeting David Cameron they are "angry and frustrated" at not knowing what has happened to their son's body.
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CAR crisis: Meeting the rebel army chief

July 29, 2014 - 2:15pm
Why CAR's rebels are turning their backs on the nation state
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The Commonwealths boxer who had never been in a ring

July 29, 2014 - 2:15pm
Commonwealth boxer who had never been in a ring
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Kurdish oil tanker in US seizure

July 29, 2014 - 2:13pm
An oil tanker carrying $100m of Iraqi Kurdish oil off the coast of Texas is set to be seized by US marshals after a judge approved a seizure request from the Iraqi government.
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The women having a laugh in Turkey

July 29, 2014 - 1:52pm
Big backlash as women told not to laugh in public.
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West Africa flight ban over Ebola

July 29, 2014 - 1:33pm
A West African airline halts flights to Liberia and Sierra Leone amid concern about Ebola as a leading doctor dies of the virus in Sierra Leone.
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Liberia bans football over Ebola

July 29, 2014 - 12:48pm
Liberia suspends all football activities in an effort to control the spread of Ebola, as the number of people killed by the virus in West Africa reaches 672.
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Unesco asks for Star Wars report

July 29, 2014 - 12:45pm
Unesco contacts the Irish government asking for a report on the use of a County Kerry island for filming the new Star Wars film.
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In pictures: Eid around the world

July 29, 2014 - 12:32pm
Muslims around the world celebrate Eid
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Government ends prison guitar ban

July 29, 2014 - 12:21pm
A ban on steel-string guitars in prison cells in England and Wales is reversed after a campaign by rock stars including Billy Bragg and Johnny Marr.
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Girl struck by crashing plane dies

July 29, 2014 - 12:15pm
A girl who was struck by a plane that crash landed on a Florida beach on Sunday and killed her father dies of her injuries.
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Liverpool sign striker Origi for £10m

July 29, 2014 - 12:11pm
Liverpool complete the £10m signing of Belgium striker Divock Origi from French club Lille on a five-year deal.
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Briton held in biker gang drug probe

July 29, 2014 - 12:00pm
A British man and four members of the Australia Rebels Motorcycle Club are held over an alleged £11m (A$20m) drugs plot.
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Barkley signs new Everton deal

July 29, 2014 - 11:42am
Everton's England international midfielder Ross Barkley signs a four-year contract extension at Goodison Park.
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Rumors continue 60 years after Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin's death. Did he die as a result of a stroke or was he assassinated by a member or members of his inner circle?