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VIDEO: Boat survivors 'swam for seven hours'

August 18, 2014 - 9:09am
Two people are still missing after a tourist boat sank off the Indonesian coast on Saturday night.
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VIDEO: 'Too early' to say Iraq dam taken

August 18, 2014 - 8:53am
The BBC's Paul Wood says it is too early to say whether Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and Iraqi troops have recaptured Mosul dam from Islamic State (IS) militants.
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'Horrendous abuses' by Kenya police

August 18, 2014 - 8:49am
Kenya's Western-funded anti-terrorism police unit has carried out a series of killings and "enforced disappearances" during its fight against militant Islamists, a rights group says.
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Anderson promises bowling aggression

August 18, 2014 - 8:47am
James Anderson says he will not curb his aggression as he closes in on Sir Ian Botham's Test wicket record for England.
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VIDEO: Inside Mogadishu's khat market

August 18, 2014 - 8:43am
Khat - a plant used as a stimulant - was banned as a class C drug in the UK earlier this year. This has meant that its mainly Kenyan producers and exporters have been forced to direct their supplies closer to home, to Somalia.
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China says Mercedes fixed prices

August 18, 2014 - 7:18am
Carmaker Mercedes-Benz is found guilty of manipulating the price of spare parts following an investigation by the authorities in China.
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VIDEO: Cheesed-off Russia turns to Switzerland

August 18, 2014 - 7:17am
Non EU member Switzerland has not imposed sanctions on Russia - a situation that does not please its biggest trading partner, the European Union.
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Fracking protesters glued to doors

August 18, 2014 - 7:09am
Anti-fracking campaigners claim to have super-glued themselves to the doors of a government building in orchestrated protests around the UK.
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Opera star Albanese dies aged 105

August 18, 2014 - 7:01am
The US opera star, Licia Albanese, who was one of the most admired sopranos of the 1940s and 50s, dies in New York aged 105.
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Two base jumpers killed in Alps

August 18, 2014 - 7:01am
Two men from Australia and France die in separate accidents in the French Alps whilst taking part in the extreme sport of "base-jumping".
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VIDEO: Wildfire sweeps across US forest

August 18, 2014 - 6:19am
A fast-moving wildfire sweeps across the Angeles National Forest in southern California in the United States.
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Pope urges Korean reconciliation

August 18, 2014 - 6:09am
The Pope has called for reconciliation on the Korean peninsula, as the US and South Korea begin major military exercises.
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Ed Sheeran equals male album record

August 18, 2014 - 5:34am
Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran's album X clocks up eight weeks at number one, becoming the joint longest chart-topper by a male solo artist.
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India fined after England defeat

August 18, 2014 - 5:18am
India are punished for a slow over-rate during their innings defeat by England in fifth Test at The Oval.
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Monarch airlines may cut 1,000 jobs

August 18, 2014 - 5:11am
Monarch Airlines may cut as many as 1,000 jobs as part of a major strategic review that aims to cuts costs and may lead to the end of long haul flights.
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VIDEO: National Guard called to Ferguson

August 18, 2014 - 4:53am
The US state of Missouri is deploying the National Guard to Ferguson as protests escalate over the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager.
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Woman denied abortion 'was raped'

August 18, 2014 - 4:51am
The "suicidal" woman who gave birth by caesarean section after being refused an abortion in the Republic of Ireland was reportedly a victim of rape.
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Turtles continue US box office reign

August 18, 2014 - 4:38am
The live action revival of the 1980s cartoon reptiles tops the North American box office for a second consecutive week.
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'Deal' on Russian aid for Ukraine

August 18, 2014 - 4:17am
Russia's foreign minister says there is now full agreement to let Russian humanitarian aid into eastern Ukraine - but no deal on a ceasefire.
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Survivors found in Indonesia sinking

August 18, 2014 - 3:42am
Twenty-three people have been rescued but two remain missing after a boat carrying foreign tourists sank in eastern Indonesia.
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