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ECB issues forward guidance on rates

July 3, 2014 - 9:15am
European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi has said eurozone interest rates will stay at their historic low level of 0.15% for an "extended period" of time.
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Neighbours oppose NK nuclear tests

July 3, 2014 - 8:49am
China and South Korea have reaffirmed their opposition to North Korean nuclear tests during a trip by Chinese president Xi Jinping to Seoul.
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Satisfaction in police 'has dropped'

July 3, 2014 - 8:30am
Satisfaction in the way people are dealt with by the police has dropped significantly in the past three years, a survey suggests.
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Germany approves new minimum wage

July 3, 2014 - 8:29am
The German parliament approves the country's first minimum wage, set at a level of 8.50 euros per hour.
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Myanmar curfew as clashes continue

July 3, 2014 - 8:28am
Myanmar's second city, Mandalay, is put under curfew after reports of the deaths of two men - one Muslim and the other Buddhist - in clashes.
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Day in pictures: 3 July 2014

July 3, 2014 - 8:17am
A selection of images from around the world
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Greek strike threatens power cuts

July 3, 2014 - 7:54am
Many parts of Greece are facing power cuts, as electricity workers stage rolling strikes in protest at a government privatisation programme.
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Tighter security for flights to US

July 3, 2014 - 7:47am
Security is being tightened at airports with direct flights into the US - including some in the UK - in response to US warnings of a "credible threat".
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Colombians get time off to see match

July 3, 2014 - 7:45am
Government workers in Colombia are given Friday afternoon off to watch the national squad play Brazil in the World Cup quarter-finals.
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South Sudan: Heading for man-made famine

July 3, 2014 - 7:32am
Man-made famine looming in South Sudan
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Drake drops out of Wireless Festival

July 3, 2014 - 7:16am
Canadian musician Drake announces that he won't be headlining Wireless Festival this weekend because of ill health.
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Samsung ready to scrap plasma TVs

July 3, 2014 - 7:07am
Samsung is to stop producing plasma televisions (PDP TVs) by 30 November.
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Final round of Iran nuclear talks

July 3, 2014 - 6:30am
The final round of nuclear talks between Iran and six major powers begins in Vienna ahead of a deadline for a deal later this month.
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UK stars reign over US album chart

July 3, 2014 - 6:07am
Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith are at numbers one and two on the US album chart - the first time two UK solo acts have taken the top two spots since 1993.
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Al-Shabab assassinates Somali MP

July 3, 2014 - 6:01am
Somalia's militant Islamist group al-Shabab kills a prominent MP and his bodyguard in a drive-by shooting in the capital, Mogadishu.
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Shakira scores World Cup hat-trick

July 3, 2014 - 5:41am
Colombian pop star Shakira will perform at her third consecutive World Cup closing ceremony, it is announced.
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FGM failure is a 'national scandal'

July 3, 2014 - 5:32am
The failure to tackle female genital mutilation (FGM) is a "national scandal" with as many as 170,000 victims in the UK, MPs say.
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Indians tweet 'Who is Maria Sharapova?'

July 3, 2014 - 5:26am
How Sharapova managed to stun a billion Indians
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VIDEO: Politician sobs and wails at briefing

July 3, 2014 - 4:44am
A Japanese politician Ryutaro Nonomura who wailed and sobbed when quizzed by journalists about expenses has yet to prove that he spent public funds legitimately.
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