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Comedy awards shortlist announced

August 20, 2014 - 12:24pm
The nominees for this year's Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards, including James Acaster, Alex Horne and Sara Pascoe, are unveiled.
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VIDEO: Iraqi baby girl named 'refugee'

August 20, 2014 - 12:23pm
The BBC's Yalda Hakim met with people who have fled to a huge refugee camp near Dohuk.
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Pope Francis given Copa Libertadores

August 20, 2014 - 12:09pm
Lifelong fan Pope Francis is presented with the Copa Libertadores trophy by players and officials of Argentine side San Lorenzo.
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PM condemns journalist's beheading

August 20, 2014 - 11:57am
The beheading of a US journalist by Islamic State militants was "shocking and depraved", says Prime Minister David Cameron.
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Saying no to graphic images of Foley

August 20, 2014 - 11:55am
The Twitter users saying no to graphic images of James Foley
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Fierce fight for east Ukrainian town

August 20, 2014 - 11:52am
Ukrainian government and rebel forces both claim control of a small town after fierce fighting, as fighting claims 34 civilian lives in a day.
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Jihadist suspects held in Austria

August 20, 2014 - 11:37am
Nine people are arrested by police in Austria on suspicion of planning to join Islamist militant groups in Syria.
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Buju Banton gets new appeal hearing

August 20, 2014 - 11:34am
A lawyer for Jamaican reggae star Buju Banton, who is serving 10 years in jail for drugs convictions, says he has been granted a new appeal hearing.
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Taxi firm Uber to deliver groceries

August 20, 2014 - 11:27am
Taxi firm Uber is trialling a same-day delivery service for more than 100 grocery goods in Washington DC.
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VIDEO: Yoga guru BKS Iyengar dies at 95

August 20, 2014 - 11:14am
The man regarded by many as the father of modern yoga, BKS Iyengar, has died, aged 95.
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Chan 'sorry' for son's drug arrest

August 20, 2014 - 11:11am
Actor Jackie Chan apologises over his son's arrest on drug-related charges, saying he feels "ashamed" as a public figure and "sad" as a father.
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Macy's settles racial profiling cases

August 20, 2014 - 10:57am
One of the most famous names in US retailing, Macy's, pays $650,000 to settle claims that it racially profiled and detained customers at its Manhattan outlet.
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Wednesday's gossip column

August 20, 2014 - 10:43am
AC Milan deny talk of Liverpool bid for Balotelli, West Ham eye Man City duo and Jack Wilshere's double.
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Israel strike 'targeted Hamas chief'

August 20, 2014 - 10:28am
Hamas says militant chief Mohammed Deif is alive and leading its response to Israeli air strikes that killed 19 people in Gaza, including his wife and child.
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VIDEO: Bush takes Ice Bucket Challenge

August 20, 2014 - 9:45am
President George W Bush has taken the Ice Bucket Challenge, after a nomination from his daughter Jenna Bush Hager, Rory McIlroy, Woody Johnson, and Jim Harbaugh.
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Life on Ebola front line

August 20, 2014 - 9:29am
A doctor reports from the Ebola front line
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Russia tensions hit Carlsberg sales

August 20, 2014 - 9:19am
Sales at the Danish brewer Carlsberg have been hit by falling consumption in Russia and Ukraine amid the crisis in the region.
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Bodies found after Tornado collision

August 20, 2014 - 9:16am
Two bodies are found after Italian Tornado fighter jets collide and crash during training, while the fate of two other crew members is unknown.
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Day in pictures: 20 August 2014

August 20, 2014 - 9:16am
A selection of images from around the world
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India activist Irom Sharmila freed

August 20, 2014 - 9:01am
Indian activist Irom Sharmila Chanu, who has been on a hunger strike for 14 years, is freed following a court order.
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