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Pope Francis makes surprise visit to former prostitutes

August 12, 2016 - 5:15pm
Pope Francis surprises 20 former prostitutes by popping in for a visit and chat at their safe house in the Italian capital, Rome.
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Meet Evan McMullin, the newest US presidential candidate

August 12, 2016 - 5:13pm
Evan McMullin, a former CIA agent and Congressional staff member, has entered the presidential race as an independent candidate.
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IS leader in Afghanistan killed, US believes

August 12, 2016 - 4:27pm
Hafiz Saeed Khan, leader of so-called Islamic State in Afghanistan and Pakistan, died in a US drone strike last month, the US now believes.
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Lionel Messi: Argentina striker reverses decision to retire from national team

August 12, 2016 - 4:18pm
Lionel Messi is named in Argentina's squad, less than two months after retiring from international football.
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British tourist describes moment Thai bomb went off

August 12, 2016 - 4:08pm
British tourist Laura Feltham describes the moment she heard a bomb go off in the Thai resort of Hua Hin.
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Keeper: US lost to 'bunch of cowards'

August 12, 2016 - 4:03pm
Goalkeeper Hope Solo says four-time women's Olympic football champions the USA were knocked out by "cowards" after losing to Sweden.
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UN okays Juba troop deployment as South Sudan objects

August 12, 2016 - 3:57pm
The UN Security Council authorises a 4,000-strong regional protection force for South Sudan's capital, Juba - but the government rejects the move.
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US TV star sacked after hitting producer

August 12, 2016 - 3:08pm
Actor Thomas Gibson is sacked as the star of the TV programme Criminal Minds after he struck a producer.
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Swimming prodigy

August 12, 2016 - 2:49pm
The women's 100m freestyle final at the 2016 Olympics was a race marked by historic feats.
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Brazil's black African heritage kept alive through music

August 12, 2016 - 2:42pm
Brazil's African heritage is being kept alive through music, as Peter Okwoche reports.
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Brazil's new football hero: Marta not Neymar

August 12, 2016 - 2:26pm
The Rio 2016 Olympics have seen Neymar replaced by his female counterpart Marta in Brazilian football fans' affections.
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Syria rebels 'cut off IS escape route' through Manbij

August 12, 2016 - 2:15pm
Kurdish and Arab fighters say they have liberated the north Syrian town of Manbij from so-called Islamic State, cutting off its route to Europe.
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NYC Billionaire offers reward for stolen ice cream

August 12, 2016 - 1:55pm
New York City billionaire John Catsimatidis is offering a $5,000 (£3,870) reward for information leading to the arrest of ice cream shoplifters.
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Images from Cuba before Fidel Castro's 1959 revolution.