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Fire destroys NFF building in Abuja

August 20, 2014 - 7:34am
A huge fire rips through the Nigeria Football Federation building in the country's capital Abuja on Wednesday.
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Barcelona transfer ban appeal fails

August 20, 2014 - 7:29am
Barcelona cannot sign players until 2016 once the current transfer window shuts, after Fifa reject their appeal over a ban.
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Argentina in plan to avoid US ruling

August 20, 2014 - 7:17am
An emotional President de Kirchner says proposed legislation will return control of its debt to the government.
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VIDEO: Barenboim: 'Orchestra must play on'

August 20, 2014 - 7:14am
Conductor Daniel Barenboim speaks to Newsnight's Kirsty Wark about how the situation in Gaza has affected his orchestra of musicians from both sides in the conflict.
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Downgrade hits South African banks

August 20, 2014 - 7:10am
Shares in South Africa’s largest banks have fallen after being downgraded by the credit ratings agency Moody’s.
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Marina Silva becomes formidable opponent in Brazil poll

August 20, 2014 - 7:00am
Marina Silva set to revive interest in Brazil's presidential campaign
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VIDEO: BBC moved on amid Ferguson protests

August 20, 2014 - 6:55am
Violence subsides but protests continue over the police shooting of a black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, as 47 arrests are made.
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Heart deaths reach 'tipping point'

August 20, 2014 - 6:54am
Parts of Europe are reaching a "tipping point" where cardiovascular disease is no longer the leading cause of death, a study shows.
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Militants 'kill reporter on video'

August 20, 2014 - 6:51am
The Islamic State militant group releases a video purporting to show the beheading of US journalist James Foley, seized in Syria in 2012.
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Anna Nicole Smith estate loses claim

August 20, 2014 - 6:47am
A judge rejects a bid by lawyers representing Anna Nicole Smith's daughter, challenging the will of her former husband, Texas billionaire J Howard Marshall.
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Rain sparks deadly Japan landslides

August 20, 2014 - 6:45am
At least 32 people have been killed in landslides caused by heavy rain that buried houses in Japan's Hiroshima prefecture, officials say.
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Bank of England split over rate rise

August 20, 2014 - 6:19am
Two out of nine members of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee voted to raise interest rates earlier this month, the first time in three years that policymakers have done so.
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Thrones star takes off-Broadway lead

August 20, 2014 - 6:13am
Peter Dinklage - Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones - is to join Orange is the New Black actress Taylor Schilling in a New York revival of 19th Century Russian play A Month in the Country.
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Ramsey red unbelievable - Wenger

August 20, 2014 - 6:11am
Arsene Wenger describes the decision to send off Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey in the Champions League draw at Besiktas as "unbelievable".
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Phelps can swim faster, says coach

August 20, 2014 - 5:48am
Michael Phelps returned to competition because he believes he can swim faster than ever, his coach Bob Bowman says.
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Cronulla Sharks face doping claims

August 20, 2014 - 5:18am
Seventeen past and present players from Australian rugby league side Cronulla Sharks face doping allegations.
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Ferguson protests largely peaceful

August 20, 2014 - 5:02am
Violence subsides but protests continue over the police shooting of a black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, as 47 arrests are made.
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Gibson leaves post as Windies coach

August 20, 2014 - 4:50am
West Indies "mutually agree" to part company with coach Ottis Gibson, ending his four-year tenure with the team.
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VIDEO: Life on two wheels: Rio and Nairobi

August 20, 2014 - 4:36am
The BBC looks at what it is like to be a cyclist in Rio de Janeiro and Nairobi.
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Cumberbatch to play Jungle Book tiger

August 20, 2014 - 4:33am
Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch is to voice the tiger Shere Khan in one of the two Jungle Book films entering production.
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