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US clerk loses gay marriage battle

August 31, 2015 - 9:45pm
A Christian official who refused to issue marriage licences to same-sex couples in Kentucky is ordered to do so by the US Supreme Court.
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Argentina 'Dirty War' baby found

August 31, 2015 - 9:40pm
Campaigners in Argentina find another child abducted from left-wing political prisoners during military rule between 1976 and 1983.
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US stock markets end lower again

August 31, 2015 - 8:06pm
US stocks close lower again, reflecting continuing concerns about the Chinese economy and uncertainty over US interest rates.
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De Gea's £29m Real move collapses

August 31, 2015 - 7:30pm
David De Gea's £29m move from Man Utd to Real Madrid collapses after it fails to beat the Spanish transfer deadline.
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VIDEO: African pop star's unlikely comeback

August 31, 2015 - 7:18pm
The fall and rise again of South Africa's unlikely pop star
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VIDEO: Female bikers on the rise

August 31, 2015 - 7:17pm
The number of women taking to the road on motorcycles in the US is on the rise, up 30% over the past decade. Meet the members of one female-only bike club in New York
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VIDEO: This teenager maps the Syrian war from his bedroom

August 31, 2015 - 7:15pm
The teenager who maps the Syrian war from his suburban bedroom
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Why India struggles with luxury brands

August 31, 2015 - 7:14pm
Why India struggles with luxury brands
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The struggles of the world's hairiest family

August 31, 2015 - 7:13pm
What is it like to be the world's hairiest family?
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US Jewish site killings guilty verdict

August 31, 2015 - 6:52pm
White supremacist Frazier Glenn Cross is found guilty of murdering three people at two Jewish sites in Kansas City last year.
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VIDEO: Changing times in Somalia's 'pirate village'

August 31, 2015 - 6:35pm
There are warnings about a new outbreak of piracy off Somalia's coast in spite of an international naval taskforce and UK backed efforts to build stability onshore in the Horn of Africa.
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Netflix drops thousands of films in US

August 31, 2015 - 6:29pm
Streaming service pins future on exclusives and originals as it lets deal with movie distributor lapse, meaning the removal of thousands of titles.
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US cameraman shot on TV honoured

August 31, 2015 - 6:06pm
Friends of the cameraman killed last week while broadcasting in Virginia have gathered to remember him at his former school.
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Deadly protests after Ukraine vote

August 31, 2015 - 6:05pm
One national guard member dies and about 100 others are wounded outside Ukraine's parliament, after MPs backed greater autonomy in the rebel-held east.
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VIDEO: Migrants breach razor wire fence in Hungary

August 31, 2015 - 6:05pm
The BBC's Damian Grammaticas reports from Hungary, where thousands of people have crossed the border in recent weeks, despite the construction of a 100-mile razor wire fence.
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Seabirds 'blighted by plastic waste'

August 31, 2015 - 5:55pm
Unless something is done to stem the flow of waste to the oceans, virtually every seabird will be ingesting plastic debris by 2050, say scientists.
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Murray expects fired-up Kyrgios

August 31, 2015 - 5:55pm
Andy Murray expects Nick Kyrgios to put recent controversy behind him when they meet in the US Open first round.
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Carnival crowds brave downpours

August 31, 2015 - 5:45pm
Revellers at Notting Hill Carnival don ponchos and clutch umbrellas as west London is hit by downpours.
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VIDEO: Russian zoo bears stranded by flood

August 31, 2015 - 5:08pm
A flood in a zoo in Russia's far eastern city of Ussuriysk has left 14 brown bears waiting for rescue in their half-submerged cages.
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Tackling the deadliest day for Japanese teenagers

August 31, 2015 - 4:50pm
Tackling the deadliest day for Japan's teenagers
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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.