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Dinosaurs' extinction 'bad luck'

20 hours 12 min ago
Dinosaurs might have survived if the asteroid that wiped them out had hit the Earth a few million years later or earlier, a new study suggests.
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Fresh Benghazi clashes kill 38

July 27, 2014 - 11:42pm
At least 38 people are killed in clashes between pro-Libyan government troops and Islamist militants in the city of Benghazi, officials say.
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California hit by raging wildfires

July 27, 2014 - 11:30pm
Two fast-moving fires in California destroy 10 homes and force the evacuation of hundreds more, as a man dies in a lightning strike in Los Angeles.
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Aruba frees top Venezuela official

July 27, 2014 - 8:19pm
The Caribbean island of Aruba releases a top Venezuelan official, Gen Hugo Carvajal, detained over US accusations of drug-trafficking activities.
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Cartoonist's view of war and peace in Afghanistan

July 27, 2014 - 7:44pm
A cartoonist's view of war and peace in Afghanistan
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Ethiopian mother angry over murdered son

July 27, 2014 - 7:41pm
An Ethiopian mother's disbelief at violent student crackdown
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Germany's super-shy super-rich

July 27, 2014 - 7:31pm
Why do Germany's super-rich so often keep their heads down?
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VIDEO: The facts about global travel

July 27, 2014 - 7:11pm
Where do one billion people go on holiday, and why?
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No place to hide for children of war

July 27, 2014 - 7:09pm
Lyse Doucet on the plight of children in Syria and Gaza
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South Africa shock NZ to win gold

July 27, 2014 - 7:01pm
South Africa shock New Zealand in the final of the rugby sevens to end the All Blacks' unbeaten Commonwealth Games record.
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The bakery in the middle of a desert

July 27, 2014 - 7:01pm
Why two Spanish sisters started a bakery in a desert
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Hamas ceasefire in Gaza stalls

July 27, 2014 - 6:03pm
Hours after Hamas announces a ceasefire in Gaza, Palestinian militants resume firing rockets into Israel and Israel rejects the pause.
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VIDEO: Heavy fighting in eastern Ukraine

July 27, 2014 - 5:38pm
There are reports of heavy fighting in eastern Ukraine, close to the site where Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed.
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Israel rejects Gaza UN shelter blame

July 27, 2014 - 5:36pm
The Israeli army insists that a mortar round it fired into a UN shelter in Gaza was not responsible for the deaths of at least 15 people.
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Lovren joins Liverpool for £20m

July 27, 2014 - 5:00pm
Liverpool sign defender Dejan Lovren from Southampton for £20m - the third Saints player to move to Anfield this summer.
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MH17 military mission 'unrealistic'

July 27, 2014 - 4:57pm
Sending an international military mission to secure the crash site of MH17 in eastern Ukraine would be "unrealistic", Dutch PM Mark Rutte says.
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Is India's politics becoming less dynastic?

July 27, 2014 - 4:47pm
Is India's politics becoming less dynastic?
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Sharp falls in China property market

July 27, 2014 - 4:45pm
Sharp falls in China's property market
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England's Halsall seals sprint double

July 27, 2014 - 4:38pm
Fran Halsall becomes the first female swimmer to complete a Commonwealth Games sprint double as compatriot Siobhan-Marie O'Connor also takes gold.
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VIDEO: Costa Concordia ends final voyage

July 27, 2014 - 2:39pm
The wrecked Italian cruise ship, the Costa Concordia, has entered the port of Genoa for scrapping after a two-year salvage operation.
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