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Indian elephant creates own art

August 29, 2014 - 1:08am
Paintings by an Indian elephant go on sale at a gallery in the capital, Delhi, to help raise money to protect the endangered animals.
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'Dead' Indian activist found alive

August 29, 2014 - 12:20am
An Indian activist thought to have died in a car fire is found alive in Bangalore and accused by police of faking his death over a woman.
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Japan's economy signals weakness

August 29, 2014 - 12:11am
Japan's economy shows signs of stagnation and weakness as households spent less and factory output stays flat in July.
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Farage sights set on more defections

August 29, 2014 - 12:10am
Nigel Farage says more disaffected MPs could join UKIP if it is successful in the by-election caused by the defection of Tory Douglas Carswell.
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VIDEO: Russia's rebel rockers

August 28, 2014 - 11:39pm
Internet phenomenon or propaganda coup?
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VIDEO: Brazil dismantles Amazon 'destroyers'

August 28, 2014 - 11:22pm
Police in northern Brazil say they are in the process of dismantling one of the country's biggest environmental criminal gangs.
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UN peacekeepers held in Golan

August 28, 2014 - 10:50pm
Forty-three UN peacekeepers are being held by an armed group in the Syrian Golan Heights, amid heavy fighting between rebels and the army.
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Argentina general strike 'success'

August 28, 2014 - 10:13pm
Labour groups opposed to Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner stage a second general strike this year and claim success.
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Virgin Australia trebles losses

August 28, 2014 - 9:41pm
Virgin Australia posts an after-tax loss of A$355.6m ($332.6m; £200.5m) for the full year ending in June, triple the firm's previous year's losses for the period.
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Ford 'threatened' fellow school coach

August 28, 2014 - 9:33pm
As a youth football coach, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford allegedly threatened a teacher and made players roll in goose droppings, newly released documents say.
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Murray breezes into US Open last 32

August 28, 2014 - 9:30pm
Andy Murray makes short work of German qualifier Matthias Bachinger as the Briton advances to the US Open third round.
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The odd objects looted from Washington DC in 1814

August 28, 2014 - 8:35pm
The odd objects looted by the British from Washington in 1814
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VIDEO: Song of a four-storey 'earth harp'

August 28, 2014 - 8:31pm
William Close is the inventor of the 'Earth Harp', a musical instrument which makes use of the architecture around it to create its sound.
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VIDEO: IS 'kills scores' of Syrian soldiers

August 28, 2014 - 8:29pm
Dozens of Syrian army soldiers appear to have been killed by Jihadist militants from Islamic State (IS), activists say.
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Argentine mother tracks down son's killer

August 28, 2014 - 8:22pm
Mother who spent seven years tracking down her son's killer
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Visiting a Kurdish capital in the US

August 28, 2014 - 8:13pm
Middle Eastern haven in the American south
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How Ivory Coast is trying to halt Ebola

August 28, 2014 - 8:09pm
The Ebola journey no-one in Ivory Coast wants to take
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VIDEO: California's new gold rush

August 28, 2014 - 8:02pm
In The New Forty-Niners, photographer Sarina Finkelstein documents a new wave of gold seekers in California, more than 160 years after the Gold Rush.
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The millionaires who rescue people at sea

August 28, 2014 - 7:51pm
The millionaires who rescue people at sea
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IS militants 'behead Kurdish man'

August 28, 2014 - 7:26pm
The Islamic State group releases a video appearing to show militants killing a Kurdish man as a warning to forces fighting it in northern Iraq.
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