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Central African Republic's road to anarchy

12 hours 42 min ago
Andrew Harding crosses paths with Central African militias
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Standard Chartered board backs execs

12 hours 43 min ago
Standard Chartered bank has backed its chief executive and chairman after media reports that they are under pressure to stand down.
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Competition begins at Glasgow 2014

12 hours 48 min ago
Competition begins in 12 separate sports as the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games gets under way after Wednesday night's opening ceremony.
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Birdman heads Venice gala line-up

13 hours 6 min ago
Birdman, starring Michael Keaton and Edward Norton, will lead this year's Venice Film Festival line-up.
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Day in pictures: 24 July 2014

13 hours 8 min ago
Selection of news photos from around the world
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Man Utd 'not balanced' - Van Gaal

13 hours 9 min ago
New Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal says his squad is imbalanced, despite beating LA Galaxy 7-0 on Wednesday.
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Protests target Israel football club

13 hours 24 min ago
Pro-Palestinian protesters disrupt a football match in Austria between the Israeli club Maccabi Haifa and French team Lille.
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Spanish unemployment below 25%

13 hours 25 min ago
The unemployment rate in Spain falls below 25% for the first time in two years, as the economy begins to grow.
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Miley sets new Commonwealth record

13 hours 27 min ago
Scotland's Hannah Miley beats her own Commonwealth Games 400m individual medley record to reach the final at Glasgow 2014.
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Norway in Syria-linked terror alert

13 hours 31 min ago
Norway is boosting security because of an imminent threat from people linked to Islamist militants in Syria, Norway's intelligence chief says.
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Deadly ambush on Iraq prison convoy

13 hours 34 min ago
Suicide attackers mount a bomb and gun attack on a prison convoy in Iraq, killing 51 prisoners and nine police officers, security sources say.
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Ex-Portuguese bank boss arrested

13 hours 50 min ago
Ricardo Salgado, the former boss of the troubled Portuguese bank Banco Espirito Santo (BES) is arrested in Lisbon.
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Farah out of Commonwealth Games

14 hours 5 min ago
Double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah withdraws from the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow because of illness.
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Drone finds missing 82-year-old man

14 hours 8 min ago
A model drone has helped locate an elderly man in Wisconsin who had been missing for three days.
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Pet Shop Boys premiere Turing tribute

14 hours 13 min ago
Pop duo the Pet Shop Boys unveil their latest work, a tribute to wartime code-breaker Alan Turing, at the first of this year's Late Night BBC Proms.
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VIDEO: Commonwealth Games' opening ceremony

14 hours 38 min ago
The 2014 Commonwealth Games have officially opened at a ceremony in the Scottish city of Glasgow
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UN warns of 'dire' Gaza situation

14 hours 56 min ago
UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos expresses extreme concern at the situation in Gaza, warning that residents are running out of food and water.
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European Central Bank website hacked

14 hours 58 min ago
The website of the European Central Bank has been hacked, with personal information stolen, but the bank says no market sensitive data was compromised.
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Commonwealth Games begin in Glasgow

15 hours 1 min ago
The Queen declares the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow open after a live show featuring a cast of 2,000 and appearances from several famous Scots.
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New force to fight Nigeria Islamists

15 hours 11 min ago
Nigeria and three of its neighbours pledge to speed up the creation of a 2,800-strong regional force to tackle militant Islamist group Boko Haram.
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