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Somali 'killed for not wearing veil'

July 30, 2014 - 8:58am
Militant Islamists in Somalia have shot dead a Muslim woman for refusing to wear a veil, her relatives say.
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Bolt: Games slur reports 'nonsense'

July 30, 2014 - 8:34am
Usain Bolt denies newspaper claims that he made disparaging comments about the Commonwealth Games.
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Bankers given stricter bonus rules

July 30, 2014 - 8:26am
The Bank of England unveils plans which may see badly-performing bankers return bonuses up to seven years after being awarded them.
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R Kelly leaves festival line-up

July 30, 2014 - 8:04am
Singer R Kelly is removed from the line-up of a US music festival amid concerns about a past court appearance for possessing child pornography.
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Cameroon army officers sacked

July 30, 2014 - 7:55am
Cameroon's President Paul Biya sacks two senior army officers at the forefront of the battle against militant Islamist group Boko Haram, state radio reports.
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No appeal over Rolf Harris sentence

July 30, 2014 - 7:52am
Rolf Harris's five-year-and-nine-month jail sentence over sex offences will not be referred to the appeal court, despite 150 complaints over its "leniency".
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VIDEO: Uttar Pradesh tense after clashes

July 30, 2014 - 7:28am
Nitin Srivastava reports from the barricaded town of Saharanpur where the situation remains tense.
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France evacuates expats from Libya

July 30, 2014 - 7:16am
The French government says it has evacuated French and British nationals from Libya, as battles rage between government forces and militias.
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Lawyers quit director's sex case

July 30, 2014 - 6:57am
Two lawyers acting for a man who claims he was sexually abused by X-Men director Bryan Singer as a teenager ask to withdraw from the case.
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VIDEO: Near miss on Indiana train bridge

July 30, 2014 - 6:35am
Two women had a narrow escape when they were nearly hit by a freight train on a bridge in Monroe County, Indiana.
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UK to allow driverless cars on roads

July 30, 2014 - 6:29am
The UK government says it plans to allow driverless cars on public roads in January, and asks cities to compete to host one of three trials.
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Hollywood rallies to save celluloid

July 30, 2014 - 6:22am
Movie directors including Quentin Tarantino and JJ Abrams lead an attempt to save the last Kodak factory that manufactures physical film stock.
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Japan's ANA cancels Burmese deal

July 30, 2014 - 6:21am
Japan's ANA Holdings cancels its plan to buy a 49% stake in Asian Wings Airways, an airline based in Myanmar, also known as Burma.
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Colombian city on alert after attack

July 30, 2014 - 6:20am
After a key transmission tower was blown up in Buenaventura, leaving the Colombian port city without power, the authorities ban alcohol and weapons.
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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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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?