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VIDEO: Norway: 20-hour Ramadan fast ‘tough’

July 22, 2014 - 7:16pm
In Norway, where the days can be 20 hours long in the summer, fasting during Ramadan is a particular challenge.
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Will MH17 air disaster damage Putin?

July 22, 2014 - 7:16pm
Risks for Russia's Putin from MH17 disaster
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VIDEO: The Commonwealth Games in 60 seconds

July 22, 2014 - 7:12pm
As the Commonwealth Games kick off in Glasgow, the BBC explains the background to the action - in 60 seconds.
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The deaths uniting women across the world

July 22, 2014 - 7:10pm
The deaths that unite women across the world
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From an orphanage to entrepreneur

July 22, 2014 - 7:00pm
From living in an orphanage to becoming a self-made millionaire
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Glasgow Games to be 'biggest and best'

July 22, 2014 - 7:00pm
Athletes from 71 nations will compete in the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, which get under way with the opening ceremony on Wednesday.
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Will Libya's militias defeat democracy?

July 22, 2014 - 7:00pm
Will Libya's militias defeat democracy?
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VIDEO: Rodriguez hugs fan who invades pitch

July 22, 2014 - 6:59pm
Colombian football star James Rodriguez hugged a fan who invaded the pitch as he was presented as a new player for Real Madrid.
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Suicide car bomb kills 21 in Iraq

July 22, 2014 - 6:36pm
A suicide car bomb has killed at least 21 people at a police checkpoint in Baghdad's Kadhimiya district, Iraqi police say.
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VIDEO: Gaza: Why Rafah crossing matters

July 22, 2014 - 6:08pm
Lyse Doucet reports on the hardship of life in Gaza and the importance of Rafah Crossing, on the Gaza Egypt border.
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Microsoft profit falls on Nokia loss

July 22, 2014 - 6:00pm
Technology giant Microsoft reports a 7% fall in profits to $4.6bn in the second quarter, hit by a $692m loss at its newly-acquired Nokia handset division.
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Real Madrid seal £71m Rodriguez deal

July 22, 2014 - 5:53pm
Real Madrid sign World Cup Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez from Monaco for a fee that could rise to £71m.
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VIDEO: Can Middle East truce be reached?

July 22, 2014 - 5:50pm
High level diplomatic talks are taking place to try to end the violence between Israel and the Palestinians but so far with no breakthrough.
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Tajik spy charge academic freed

July 22, 2014 - 5:31pm
An academic working for a British university has been freed after being held for over a month in Tajikistan on suspicion of spying.
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White flags stump New York police

July 22, 2014 - 5:26pm
Authorities in New York are investigating who raised two large white flags on the towers of the Brooklyn Bridge early on Tuesday.
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MH17 remains 'still at crash site'

July 22, 2014 - 5:24pm
The search for victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash in Ukraine must go on as only some 200 bodies have been recovered so far, Dutch officials say.
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Apple earnings up on iPhone sales

July 22, 2014 - 5:16pm
Apple reports quarterly profits of $7.75bn up 12%, helped by strong sales of its iPhone.
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Airlines suspend flights into Israel

July 22, 2014 - 5:07pm
US and European airlines suspend flights into Israel's Ben Gurion airport after Israeli police confirmed that a rocket landed one mile away.
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VIDEO: Relatives mourn Israeli soldier deaths

July 22, 2014 - 4:41pm
Relatives of soldiers killed in Israel in the on-going fighting with Palestinians have spoken to the BBC as the UN secretary-general calls for an end to the conflict.
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Celtic 4-0 KR Reykjavik (agg 5-0)

July 22, 2014 - 4:39pm
Virgil van Dijk and Teemu Pukki both hit doubles as Celtic outclass KR Reykjavik at Murrayfield in the Champions League.
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