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US strikes in Iraq despite IS threat

August 21, 2014 - 11:10am
US jets carry out fresh strikes in Iraq, despite threats from militants to kill a second American captive after beheading journalist James Foley.
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VIDEO: Ukraine crisis: Who controls what?

August 21, 2014 - 11:01am
Pro-Russian rebels, who had taken control of eastern Ukraine, are under pressure as government forces fight to regain control.
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VIDEO: US Ebola doctor released from hospital

August 21, 2014 - 10:51am
An American doctor infected with Ebola in Africa has been released from hospital after treatment in the United States.
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BBC Sir Cliff coverage 'appropriate'

August 21, 2014 - 10:50am
The BBC "acted appropriately" in covering the police search of Sir Cliff Richard's home, the corporation's director general Tony Hall says.
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VIDEO: Protesters sleeping rough in Pakistan

August 21, 2014 - 10:30am
Thousands of demonstrators are camping outside the Pakistani parliament, demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over allegations of corruption.
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Boko Haram 'control police academy'

August 21, 2014 - 9:54am
Northern Nigeria's riot police training academy has been overrun by Boko Haram Islamist militants, sources in Borno state tell the BBC.
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Israel kills top Hamas commanders

August 21, 2014 - 9:18am
An Israeli air strike kills three senior Hamas military commanders as Israel vows to pursue its Gaza campaign until it achieves "full security".
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No sex charges for undercover police

August 21, 2014 - 9:17am
Several undercover police officers accused of starting relationships with women will not face sexual offence charges, prosecutors say.
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Liverpool agree £16m Balotelli fee

August 21, 2014 - 8:59am
Liverpool agree a £16m fee with Italian club AC Milan to sign former Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli.
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Russia widens McDonald's food probe

August 21, 2014 - 8:55am
Russia's main consumer watchdog announces unscheduled checks on a number of McDonald's restaurants as part of an investigation into food standards.
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I feel like a footballer - Suarez

August 21, 2014 - 8:50am
Barcelona front-man Luis Suarez says he "feels like a footballer" after making his Barcelona debut in a friendly against Leon.
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Imran Khan quits Pakistan talks

August 21, 2014 - 8:45am
Pakistan's political crisis deepens after opposition leader Imran Khan says he is quitting talks with the government until PM Nawaz Sharif resigns.
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Eurozone growth slows in August

August 21, 2014 - 8:32am
Eurozone business growth slows in August, weighed down by sluggish French and German economies.
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Moody quits Palace over text claims

August 21, 2014 - 8:29am
Crystal Palace sporting director Iain Moody resigns following allegations over racist, sexist and homophobic texts.
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Di Maria wants to leave Real Madrid

August 21, 2014 - 8:19am
Angel Di Maria has rejected the offer of a new Real Madrid contract and wants to leave the European champions.
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Bonneville joins Dench in Bard cast

August 21, 2014 - 8:08am
Actor Hugh Bonneville joins Judi Dench and Benedict Cumberbatch in the cast of the BBC's adaptation of three Shakespeare history plays.
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Day in pictures: 21 August 2014

August 21, 2014 - 8:07am
A selection of images from around the world
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VIDEO: Why are Moscow McDonald's shut?

August 21, 2014 - 8:04am
Moscow correspondent Steven Rosenberg looks at the closure of a number of McDonald's restaurants in Russia.
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Cast of South African soap sacked

August 21, 2014 - 7:41am
The 16-strong cast of popular South African soap opera Generations is sacked after a long-running dispute over pay and contracts.
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Norway killer's father 'feels guilt'

August 21, 2014 - 7:33am
The father of Norwegian mass murderer Andres Breivik expresses feelings of guilt and responsibility over his son's actions in a book.
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