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Naked photos of celebrities leaked

September 1, 2014 - 5:50am
Naked pictures of celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence are posted online but some stars claim the photos are fake.
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Airport expansion 'critical' for UK

September 1, 2014 - 5:45am
A single, larger hub airport where passengers can transfer to a range of destinations - is "critical" to the UK's long-term economic growth, says the CBI.
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Mexico probes mass fish death in lake

September 1, 2014 - 5:40am
Tonnes of dead fish have been washed up on the shores of Cajititlan lake in the Mexican state of Jalisco amid a row over the cause of the mortality.
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Euro manufacturing at 13-month low

September 1, 2014 - 5:06am
Manufacturing growth in the eurozone slowed to a 13-month low in August, according to a closely-watched survey.
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Guardians is top US film of 2014

September 1, 2014 - 5:03am
Sci-fi blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy rules the US box office, becoming the biggest film of the year so far.
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Three dead in China school stabbing

September 1, 2014 - 4:54am
At least three children have died and six people were injured in a knife attack on a school in China's central Hubei province, state media report.
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Seven dead in Paris flats explosion

September 1, 2014 - 4:39am
A seventh body is recovered after a residential block of flats in Paris was destroyed by an explosion linked to gas and electricity cabling work.
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Poland commemorates WW2 invasion

September 1, 2014 - 4:35am
Poland marks the 75th anniversary of the Nazi invasion that sparked World War Two, with a wreath-laying ceremony.
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Pupils begin 'tough' new curriculum

September 1, 2014 - 4:14am
Teaching of a "tough" new national curriculum begins in England as children return to school this week.
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UK manufacturing growth 'slows'

September 1, 2014 - 3:50am
UK manufacturing body the EEF trims its growth forecast for the sector after its members report a slowdown in both orders and output.
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Official heckled amid HK poll anger

September 1, 2014 - 3:24am
Hong Kong pro-democracy activists disrupt a speech by a Beijing official, a day after China ruled out a direct leadership election in 2017.
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Heineken sells Mexico packaging unit

September 1, 2014 - 3:17am
Heineken sells its Mexican packaging business to US firm Crown Holdings in a deal worth $1.23bn (£740m).
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VIDEO: Eurosceptics win German state seats

September 1, 2014 - 3:12am
Germany's newest party, the Eurosceptic "Alternative for Germany" (AfD), has won its first seats in the state parliament of Saxony, according to preliminary results.
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VIDEO: Greenhouse gas fear over meat production

September 1, 2014 - 2:41am
Global consumption of meat needs to fall to ensure future demand for food can be met and to help protect the environment, a study says.
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Man held over New Zealand killings

September 1, 2014 - 2:29am
Police in New Zealand detain a man suspected of shooting two people dead and injuring a third at an unemployment office.
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US senators urge arms for Ukraine

September 1, 2014 - 1:31am
Key American senators call for the US to send weapons to help Ukraine fight what they say is "a Russian invasion".
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Islamic State: Who supports the jihadist group?

September 1, 2014 - 12:45am
Where Islamic State finds support to become a formidable force
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End in sight for WW1 War Horse ride

September 1, 2014 - 12:40am
The War Horse Ride - commemorating the part played by British and French cavalry during World War One - is due to end in the French town of Nery.
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India unveils new village toilets

September 1, 2014 - 12:07am
An Indian charity unveils 108 new lavatories in a village which gained notoriety when two young girls were found hanged from a tree there in May.
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China factory growth misses forecast

August 31, 2014 - 10:13pm
China's manufacturing activity misses expectations in August, indicating that the country's economy may be losing momentum.
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