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McIlroy tops rankings after WGC win

August 3, 2014 - 6:35pm
Rory McIlroy returns to the top of the world rankings after winning the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational by two strokes from Sergio Garcia.
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Europe on the Pearl River

August 3, 2014 - 6:26pm
The island where Chinese newlyweds love to pose for photos
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The French spy who wrote Planet of the Apes

August 3, 2014 - 6:23pm
The French spy who wrote Planet of the Apes
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Energy cost 'biggest fear' in Europe

August 3, 2014 - 6:08pm
Homeowners in Europe are more worried about energy bills than paying the rent or mortgage, a survey suggests.
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Who is the real winner of Glasgow 2014?

August 3, 2014 - 6:02pm
Commonwealth Games medal table redrawn by country size
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Gaza school strike 'criminal' - UN

August 3, 2014 - 5:16pm
An attack that killed 10 people at a UN-run Gaza school was a "moral outrage", says UN chief Ban Ki-moon, as Israel declares a brief ceasefire.
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'Standout Games' draw to a close

August 3, 2014 - 5:12pm
Glasgow 2014 is hailed as "the standout Games in the history of the movement" as the 11-day event comes to a conclusion.
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Ukraine army 'heading for victory'

August 3, 2014 - 4:36pm
Ukrainian Defence Minister Valeriy Heletey tells the BBC his forces are gaining ground against rebels in the east and will be victorious "very soon".
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VIDEO: Four killed at Italy festival

August 3, 2014 - 3:48pm
Four people are killed and 20 others injured after a flash flood tore through a festival in a village near Venice in northern Italy.
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Spain march backs El Salvador priest

August 3, 2014 - 3:28pm
Hundreds march in the Spanish town of Daimiel to demand the release of a priest detained in El Salvador for alleged links with criminal gangs.
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VIDEO: Ukraine minister: 'We will win'

August 3, 2014 - 2:48pm
Ukraine Defence Minister Valeriy Heletey tells the BBC the army is close to winning the conflict with pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine.
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Southern China quake kills hundreds

August 3, 2014 - 2:17pm
At least 367 people are killed and scores more injured after a magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes in south-west China, state media say.
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Injured Woods a doubt for US PGA

August 3, 2014 - 1:56pm
Tiger Woods is forced to withdraw from the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational midway through his final round with a back injury.
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Services held on eve of WW1 centenary

August 3, 2014 - 1:45pm
Services and events are held across the country on the eve of the centenary of the UK's entry into World War One.
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Fransini Giraldo is a Colombian girl who dances her own style of Salsa. In this video, she dances to the rhythm of Sonora Carruseles de Colombia, presumably in the Colombia countryside. Published July 16, 2013.