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Barclays sees profits fall by 7%

July 30, 2014 - 6:01am
Barclays' half yearly profits fall 7% to £3.35bn, following a fall in revenue at its investment bank.
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Actress Sally Farmiloe dies aged 60

July 30, 2014 - 6:00am
Actress Sally Farmiloe, who appeared in Howards' Way and had an affair with Lord Archer during the 1990s, dies of cancer at the age of 60.
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Birds beat machines in hover test

July 30, 2014 - 5:52am
Micro-drones are just starting to catch up with the hovering and flight performance of the tiny hummingbird, say scientists.
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Apology over Turtles '9/11 poster'

July 30, 2014 - 5:03am
Paramount Pictures apologises over a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles poster featuring the characters jumping from an exploding skyscraper alongside the release date of 11 September.
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Ten jailed for India school fire

July 30, 2014 - 5:00am
Ten people, including the owner of a school , are convicted for a school fire in 2004 in which 94 children were burnt alive in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.
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AIB returns to profit after bail out

July 30, 2014 - 4:49am
Allied Irish Bank (AIB), the parent firm of Northern Ireland's First Trust bank, returns to profit for the first time since the financial crash.
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Van Gaal right about fitness - Shaw

July 30, 2014 - 4:48am
Manchester United full-back Luke Shaw says boss Louis van Gaal was right to question his fitness after joining the club.
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Secret Cinema to begin one week late

July 30, 2014 - 4:18am
Secret Cinema's screenings of Back to the Future are to begin in London on Thursday after the opening week was cancelled.
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Toure confirms future is at Man City

July 30, 2014 - 4:16am
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure says he wants to stay at the Premier League club for "as long as possible".
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US and EU expand sanctions on Russia

July 30, 2014 - 4:04am
President Barack Obama says new, co-ordinated sanctions from the US and EU will continue to make Russia's "weak economy even weaker".
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Amazon pledges $2bn India investment

July 30, 2014 - 3:25am
Amazon, one of the world's largest online retailers, says it will invest a further $2bn (£1.2bn) to boost its operations in India.
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Deadly violence hits China's Xinjiang

July 30, 2014 - 3:11am
Dozens of people have been killed or injured in violence in China's troubled western region of Xinjiang, state media say.
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VIDEO: Huge water main leak gouges LA road

July 30, 2014 - 2:37am
A burst water main on Los Angeles' iconic Sunset Boulevard has caused flooding at the University of California, Los Angeles, local officials say.
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Airline apology over drug warning

July 30, 2014 - 2:16am
Australia's Jetstar apologises after an attendant on a Sydney-bound flight warned passengers to flush their drugs down the toilet before landing.
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India road crash kills 21 people

July 30, 2014 - 1:28am
At least 21 people die when their bus swerves off a mountain road and falls into a gorge in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh.
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Hamas vows to continue Gaza battle

July 30, 2014 - 1:01am
A reclusive Hamas military leader rules out a ceasefire with Israel to end Gaza violence, as 32 Palestinians are reported dead in overnight shelling.
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Khmer Rouge duo begin genocide trial

July 30, 2014 - 12:14am
The last two surviving leaders of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge regime are to begin their second trial, this time for genocide, in Phnom Penh.
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HSBC closes some Muslims' accounts

July 30, 2014 - 12:00am
HSBC bank writes to Finsbury Park Mosque and other Muslim organisations around the UK giving them notice their accounts will be closed.
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Japan output falls most since 2011

July 29, 2014 - 11:10pm
Japan's factory output falls 3.3% from May to June, the latest sign to highlight that the recent sales tax rise is affecting consumer demand.
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Libya militias seize Benghazi base

July 29, 2014 - 9:53pm
A special forces base in Libya has been seized by militias, the fighters and officials say, as a blaze continues at a fuel depot in the capital Tripoli.
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Rumors continue 60 years after Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin's death. Did he die as a result of a stroke or was he assassinated by a member or members of his inner circle?