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India cartoonist Pran dies of cancer

August 5, 2014 - 11:50pm
Pran, one of India's best-known cartoonists and creator of the famous comic series Chacha Chaudhary, dies from cancer.
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China earthquake toll nears 600

August 5, 2014 - 11:35pm
Almost 600 people are now known to have died in the Yunnan earthquake, officials say, as residents are evacuated from barrier lakes.
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Apple and Samsung drop non-US cases

August 5, 2014 - 11:08pm
Smartphone and tablet rivals Apple and Samsung agree to withdraw all legal cases against each other outside the United States.
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MH370 sea search contractor named

August 5, 2014 - 10:18pm
A Dutch firm has been chosen to carry out the underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, Australia announces.
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US firms to invest $14bn in Africa

August 5, 2014 - 8:38pm
US President Barack Obama reveals that US companies are planning $14bn of investment in Africa at the inaugural US-Africa Leaders' Summit.
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VIDEO: Uighur photographer's hopes for China

August 5, 2014 - 8:35pm
Uighur photographer Kurbanjan Samat tells the BBC about his mission to bridge the gap between the Chinese and the Uighurs.
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WW1: Civilian memories from the Somme

August 5, 2014 - 8:14pm
The Somme villagers who rebuilt their homes
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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.