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Trigger decision: when police shoot

August 20, 2014 - 8:32pm
What really happens before a police officer fires his gun?
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Botox may have cancer fighting role

August 20, 2014 - 8:18pm
Botox injections - beloved by those seeking a wrinkle-free complexion - may help fight cancer, early animal studies suggest.
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Silva runs for Brazilian presidency

August 20, 2014 - 8:17pm
The Brazilian Socialist Party names environmental campaigner Marina Silva as its new presidential candidate, replacing Eduardo Campos who died last week.
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Tragedy puts Marina Silva at heart of Brazil campaign

August 20, 2014 - 7:59pm
Marina Silva - from rubber tapper to Brazilian presidential candidate
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Hope fades for Syrians one year after chemical attack

August 20, 2014 - 7:42pm
Hope fades for Syrians one year after chemical attack
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Is anti-Semitism rising?

August 20, 2014 - 7:18pm
Do statistics support claims that anti-Semitism is increasing?
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VIDEO: US blockbuster season box office down

August 20, 2014 - 7:04pm
The US box office has struggled compared to previous years during the traditional high point of the summer blockbuster season.
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'Our economic system doesn't work'

August 20, 2014 - 7:03pm
Shopkeepers in Rome deal with reality of endless economic crisis
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The economic impact of Ebola

August 20, 2014 - 7:03pm
Ebola crisis has a serious financial effect on West Africa
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Israel PM vows further Gaza campaign

August 20, 2014 - 6:34pm
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vows a continued campaign against Gaza militants, amid renewed fighting between the two sides.
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Wall Street market report

August 20, 2014 - 5:25pm
Wall Street Market Report
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Guatemalan top general dies in crash

August 20, 2014 - 5:11pm
The chief of the armed forces in Guatemala, General Rudy Ortiz, has died in a military helicopter crash near the border with Mexico, the Guatemalan government says.
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UN begins huge aid drop in Iraq

August 20, 2014 - 4:43pm
The UN says it has begun its largest aid operation for a decade as it attempts to reach half a million people in northern Iraq.
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VIDEO: Kinshasa suburbs named after major cities

August 20, 2014 - 4:35pm
Some of Kinshasa's residents have big aspirations for DR Congo - so much so that they have started renaming suburbs with the names of faraway capital cities whose style they admire.
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Maribor 1-1 Celtic

August 20, 2014 - 4:34pm
Celtic pick up an away goal as they draw with NK Maribor in the first leg of their Champions League play-off.
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VIDEO: Korean plot to dominate global culture

August 20, 2014 - 4:00pm
Author Euny Hong talks to the BBC about how South Korea is conquering the world through pop culture.
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Beheading suspect 'probably British'

August 20, 2014 - 3:54pm
David Cameron says it looks "increasingly likely" a man thought to have been involved in a US journalist's beheading is British.
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VIDEO: New dates rewrite Neanderthal story

August 20, 2014 - 3:31pm
Modern humans and Neanderthals co-existed in Europe 10 times longer than previously thought, a study suggests.
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Texas governor pleads not guilty

August 20, 2014 - 3:05pm
Republican Texas Governor Rick Perry pleads not guilty to charges he abused his power in an attempt to pressure a political adversary to resign.
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Man Utd complete £16m Rojo signing

August 20, 2014 - 3:03pm
Manchester United announce the £16m signing of defender Marcos Rojo from Sporting Lisbon on a five-year deal.
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