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US: Russia 'violated missile treaty'

3 hours 56 min ago
The US accuses Russia of violating a Cold War arms treaty by testing a nuclear cruise missile, saying the breach is "very serious".
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VIDEO: Sarah Palin launches online channel

4 hours 2 sec ago
Sarah Palin, the former governor of Alaska and 2008 US vice-presidential candidate, has launched a subscription-based online television channel.
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Israel warns of 'prolonged' Gaza war

4 hours 17 min ago
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu warns of a "prolonged" military campaign in Gaza, amid one of the most intense nights of shelling in the conflict.
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Kerry visits India to improve ties

4 hours 33 min ago
US Secretary of State John Kerry is to begin a visit to Delhi as Washington tries to improve ties with India under its new PM Narendra Modi.
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VIDEO: Trying to return MH17 victims home

5 hours 10 min ago
A team of Dutch forensic investigators will again try to access the Malaysia Airlines wreckage site in eastern Ukraine.
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VIDEO: Mine 'could threaten Barrier Reef'

5 hours 26 min ago
The Australian government has approved the development of what could potentially be the country's biggest coal mine.
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South Korea sees conscript suicides

5 hours 51 min ago
Two South Korean conscripts have died in apparent suicides, the military says, weeks after another soldier shot dead five members of his unit.
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UN blacklists N Korea arms ship firm

July 28, 2014 - 11:53pm
The UN blacklists the operator of a North Korean ship seized near the Panama Canal in July 2013 with undeclared Cuban weapons on board.
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VIDEO: Algeria flight 'asked to turn back'

July 28, 2014 - 11:44pm
The French Foreign Minister, Laurent Fabius, has confirmed that the pilots of a plane that crashed in Mali last Thursday had asked for a change of course.
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Coe 'will not run for BBC Trust job'

July 28, 2014 - 10:51pm
Lord Coe indicates that he has withdrawn from the race to be the next chairman of the BBC Trust.
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China regulators in Microsoft visit

July 28, 2014 - 10:28pm
Microsoft confirms that officials from the Chinese regulatory body responsible for enforcing business laws have visited some of its offices.
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VIDEO: Children go out to celebrate Eid

July 28, 2014 - 9:25pm
Muslims across the world are taking part in Eid celebrations to mark the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.
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In pictures: Indian child beggars

July 28, 2014 - 8:40pm
The child beggars struggling to get by in the Indian capital, Delhi
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VIDEO: US films take on drone strike debate

July 28, 2014 - 8:23pm
The summer movies criticising US drone policies
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Pause NHS privatisation - Labour

July 28, 2014 - 8:13pm
NHS privatisation is "being forced through at pace and scale", and should be halted until the general election, says Labour's shadow health secretary.
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Deadly violence in Gaza and Israel

July 28, 2014 - 8:04pm
Gaza and southern Israel see an upsurge in violence despite a plea by the UN secretary general for a cessation of hostilities.
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Wide-eyed lemurs on the web

July 28, 2014 - 7:59pm
Fifty years of data about endangered primates goes online
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VIDEO: Are we safe to fly over warzones?

July 28, 2014 - 7:56pm
Jim Reed asks whether passenger planes should fly over warzones after reports said the MH17 plane was 'downed by missile shrapnel'.
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The pre-nup that can end a happy marriage

July 28, 2014 - 7:40pm
The family agreement that can tear happy couples apart
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Van Gaal to bide time over new faces

July 28, 2014 - 7:29pm
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal will not rush to make signings despite "having" to play with wing-backs recently.
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