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VIDEO: Experts identify 173 MH17 victims

August 27, 2014 - 4:27pm
Forensics teams from the Netherlands say they have so far positively identified 173 victims of flight MH17, which was shot down over Ukraine.
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Arizona shooting: America reacts

August 27, 2014 - 4:19pm
Views from the US on children using guns
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Jasper Johns aide in $6.5m art theft

August 27, 2014 - 4:02pm
The assistant of American painter Jasper Johns has pleaded guilty to selling artworks worth $6.5m (£3.9m) he stole from the artist's studio.
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US hostage mother makes video plea

August 27, 2014 - 3:45pm
The mother of US journalist Steven Sotloff, held hostage by IS militants, pleads with his captors to release him in a video appeal.
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US 'plans aid drop to Iraqi Turkmen'

August 27, 2014 - 3:37pm
President Obama is close to authorising aid drops for Shia Turkmen surrounded by Islamic State militants in northern Iraq, US sources say.
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Memories 'flipped' from bad to good

August 27, 2014 - 3:09pm
Neuroscientists artificially turn a mouse's fearful memory into a positive one, and vice versa.
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Warnock named Crystal Palace boss

August 27, 2014 - 3:02pm
Premier League side Crystal Palace appoint former boss Neil Warnock as their new manager on a two-year deal.
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Mali to prosecute migrant parents

August 27, 2014 - 2:12pm
Mali says it intends to prosecute parents who send their underage children to Europe as migrants but needs Europe's co-operation to do so.
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India thrash England in second ODI

August 27, 2014 - 2:10pm
England lose by a crushing 133 runs in the second one-day international at Cardiff after Suresh Raina's superb century.
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Gazans return home as truce holds

August 27, 2014 - 2:07pm
Thousands of Palestinians begin to return to their homes as an open-ended ceasefire between Israel and militants in Gaza appears to hold.
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Can Qantas fix its financial troubles?

August 27, 2014 - 1:53pm
Can Qantas fix its financial troubles?
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Ukraine rebels enter coastal town

August 27, 2014 - 1:43pm
Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine push their way into the port of Novoazovsk, threatening to open up a new front in the war.
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HP recalls million of power cords

August 27, 2014 - 1:27pm
HP is asking the owners of more than six million power cables to send back the cords to avoid the risk of being burnt by the kit.
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Alonso retires from Spain duty

August 27, 2014 - 1:26pm
Real Madrid's Spain midfielder Xabi Alonso retires from international football after winning 114 caps.
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Afghan election audit restarts

August 27, 2014 - 12:57pm
An audit of votes from Afghanistan's disputed presidential election restarts, but without observers from the camps of either candidate.
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IS accused of Syria mass atrocities

August 27, 2014 - 12:54pm
The UN accuses IS militants of war crimes, and the Syrian government of using chemical agents in eight separate incidents in a new report.
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IMF's Lagarde under investigation

August 27, 2014 - 12:46pm
IMF head Christine Lagarde says she has been placed under formal investigation for negligence in a French fraud case but has not been charged.
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US F-15 jet crashes in Virginia

August 27, 2014 - 12:40pm
Military officials confirm that a Massachusetts Air National Guard F-15 went down in a rural area in western Virginia but the status of the pilot is unknown.
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Zimbabwe police beat 'job seekers'

August 27, 2014 - 12:24pm
Zimbabwean riot police beat opposition protestors who were trying to march to parliament to demand jobs and policies to end the high unemployment.
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McDonald's in Moscow court appeal

August 27, 2014 - 12:17pm
McDonald's says it will appeal against a court ruling in Moscow ordering the closure for 90 days of four of its Russian outlets.
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