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Gold medal record for Scotland

July 28, 2014 - 6:28pm
Scotland have 13 gold medals after earlier eclipsing their record haul for Commonwealth Games.
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Lloyds fined £218m over Libor

July 28, 2014 - 6:22pm
Lloyds Banking Group is fined £218m for "serious misconduct" relating to key interest rates including Libor.
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VIDEO: Ebola forces border closures

July 28, 2014 - 6:12pm
Most border crossings in Liberia are being closed to try to halt the spread of Ebola.
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England's Gemili takes 100m silver

July 28, 2014 - 6:05pm
England's Adam Gemili wins Commonwealth Games silver in the men's 100m, with Jamaica's Kemar Bailey-Cole taking gold.
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Stunning Okagbare storms to 100m gold

July 28, 2014 - 6:03pm
Blessing Okagbare takes the gold in the women's 100m while England's Asha Philips produces a personal best to finish fourth.
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China activists fight gay 'conversion therapy'

July 28, 2014 - 5:31pm
The Chinese doctors who say they can 'cure' homosexuality
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Bankers 'must swear oath'

July 28, 2014 - 5:05pm
An oath for bankers should be introduced to raise accountability and standards in banking, says a think tank.
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PM urges 'prompt' Russia sanctions

July 28, 2014 - 4:57pm
David Cameron says he and fellow European leaders agree that "strong" economic sanctions should be imposed on Russia as soon as possible.
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MH17 jet 'downed by shrapnel'

July 28, 2014 - 4:47pm
Security officials in Ukraine say the Malaysia Airlines jet downed in eastern Ukraine suffered an explosive loss of pressure caused by missile shrapnel.
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Man admits Help for Heroes fraud

July 28, 2014 - 4:36pm
A man admits stealing £300,000 intended for the armed forces charity Help for Heroes.
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Qatar 2022 'dismay' at workers' pay

July 28, 2014 - 4:25pm
Organisers of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar say they are "heavily dismayed" by claims that migrants who worked on their offices are still waiting to be paid.
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Kerry, Israel and shuttle diplomacy

July 28, 2014 - 4:13pm
Kerry's diplomatic efforts draw fire from Israeli media
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Lightning kills man on US beach

July 28, 2014 - 3:49pm
One man is killed and several people are hurt following lightning strikes on crowded Venice Beach in Los Angeles, California.
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Deal reached on US veterans health

July 28, 2014 - 3:30pm
Veterans affairs leaders in Congress have announced a compromise deal to help address the problems overwhelming the US veterans healthcare system.
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Russia plans $50bn Yukos appeal

July 28, 2014 - 2:54pm
Russia will appeal against a court decision ordering it to pay the biggest compensation package to date, amounting to $50bn (£29.5bn) in damages.
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Are Ukraine's rebels fighting a 1920s war?

July 28, 2014 - 2:31pm
Are Ukraine's 2014 rebels fighting a war from the 1920s?
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Beauty spots still at fracking 'risk'

July 28, 2014 - 2:15pm
Government guidance that fracking licences can only be issued for beauty spots in "exceptional circumstances" receives a mixed response from campaigners.
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Strike ends in South Africa

July 28, 2014 - 2:01pm
A four-week strike in South Africa's steel and engineering industries has come to an end after the country's biggest trade union sealed a deal with employers.
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Spurs close in on Southampton pair

July 28, 2014 - 1:52pm
Southampton's Morgan Schneiderlin and Jay Rodriguez are close to joining former boss Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham.
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Bell & Buttler put England on top

July 28, 2014 - 1:48pm
Ian Bell stars with a superb 167 as England take control of the third Test against India on day two, declaring on 569-7.
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