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Wednesday 29th of July 2015, 21:16
related countries: Reunion Reunion, India India, France France

Officials on the French Indian Ocean island of Reunion are investigating if a piece of a plane washed up there is from missing flight MH370.
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France boosts Calais tunnel security

Wednesday 29th of July 2015, 21:12
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Calais

France says it is sending 120 extra police officers to Calais, as migrants heading for Britain say they will keep trying to enter the Channel Tunnel.
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US lion killer 'sorry for disruption'

Wednesday 29th of July 2015, 20:58
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe, United States United States

Dentist Walter Palmer apologises to his patients for the disruption caused by the backlash against him over the killing of a lion in Zimbabwe.
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VIDEO: On the banks of the new Suez Canal

Wednesday 29th of July 2015, 20:49
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Ahead of the inauguration of Egypt's new Suez Canal, Sally Nabil went to take a look at the waterway.
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Russia vetoes MH17 tribunal at UN

Wednesday 29th of July 2015, 20:46
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Russia Russia

Russia vetoes a United Nations draft resolution seeking to establish an international criminal tribunal into last year's MH17 crash in eastern Ukraine.
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England on top after Anderson burst

Wednesday 29th of July 2015, 20:31
related countries: Australia Australia, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Edgbaston, Anderson

England close day one of the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston on 133-3 after Australia are bowled out for 136.
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Murder charge for Ohio policeman

Wednesday 29th of July 2015, 19:45
related countries: United States United States
related places: Ohio

A US police officer is charged with the murder of a driver who was shot in the head during a traffic stop over a missing licence plate.
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US Fed moves closer to rate hike

Wednesday 29th of July 2015, 19:13
related countries: United States United States

The US central bank , the Federal Reserve, keeps its key interest rate on hold but indicates it is more positive on the US economy.
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US congressman faces fraud charges

Wednesday 29th of July 2015, 19:06
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pennsylvania

Chaka Fattah, who has represented Pennsylvania since 1994, is accused of misusing hundreds of thousands of dollars of federal, charitable and campaign funds.
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Britons Daley & Gallantree win gold

Wednesday 29th of July 2015, 18:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British divers claim a second medal of the World Aquatics Championships as Tom Daley and Rebecca Gallantree win team gold.
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Taliban leader Mullah Omar 'dead'

Wednesday 29th of July 2015, 18:12
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Taliban leader Mullah Omar died two years ago in Pakistan, Afghanistan's government and security services say.
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Audit finds Kenya accounts 'disturbing'

Wednesday 29th of July 2015, 17:54
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Only 26% of money spent and collected by Kenya's government has been approved in an official annual audit that noted "disturbing problems".
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China mall blamed for escalator death

Wednesday 29th of July 2015, 17:46
related countries: China China

A Chinese shopping mall and the manufacturers of one of its escalators were to blame for the death of a young mother, investigators say.
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Hunter bailed over Cecil the lion

Wednesday 29th of July 2015, 17:08
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles

A professional hunter accused of helping a US tourist kill Zimbabwe's most famous lion is released on $1,000 bail by a court.
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Pakistan Sunni militant chief killed

Wednesday 29th of July 2015, 17:04
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Lashkar

Pakistani police say they have shot dead Malik Ishaq, the leader of banned Sunni militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi.
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US 911 dispatcher hangs up on caller

Wednesday 29th of July 2015, 16:54
related countries: United States United States
related places: New Mexico

An emergency call handler in the US resigns after officials release the audio of him hanging up on a frantic caller after a shooting in New Mexico.
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Terror police arrest woman at airport

Wednesday 29th of July 2015, 16:52
related countries: Syria Syria

A woman travelling with three children is arrested on suspicion of preparing to go to Syria to engage in terrorism.
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Injured McIlroy out of Bridgestone

Wednesday 29th of July 2015, 15:23
related countries: United States United States

Doubts over the injured Rory McIlroy playing in the US PGA increase after he withdraws from the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.
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Bedene reaches Hamburg Open quarters

Wednesday 29th of July 2015, 15:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British number two Aljaz Bedene beats Roberto Bautista Agut to reach the quarter-finals of the Hamburg Open.
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Greek PM warns rebels of snap poll

Wednesday 29th of July 2015, 14:13
related countries: Greece Greece

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says he will have to call snap elections if members of his Syriza party continue to oppose a bailout deal.
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Man dies as hundreds target tunnel

Wednesday 29th of July 2015, 14:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A man has been killed as at least 1,500 migrants tried to enter the Channel Tunnel in Calais on Tuesday night, French police say.
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Court rejects Mumbai plotter plea

Wednesday 29th of July 2015, 12:18
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

India's Supreme Court turns down a final plea for reprieve by Yakub Memon, convicted in the deadly 1993 Mumbai bombings, clearing the way for his execution.
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Kurds decry Turkish 'safe zone' move

Wednesday 29th of July 2015, 11:51
related countries: Turkey Turkey, Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Ankara

A "safe zone" Turkey and the US are creating in Syria is Ankara's attempt to stop Kurds from forming their own territory, a pro-Kurdish party leader says.
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'No border' for anti-Boko Haram army

Wednesday 29th of July 2015, 11:28
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

A multinational force fighting Boko Haram militants in West Africa will be able to pursue them across borders, Nigeria says.
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Facebook loses Germany privacy case

Wednesday 29th of July 2015, 11:13
related countries: Germany Germany

A German watchdog rules Facebook users in the country can create accounts using false names.
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Terrorists win segregation appeal

Wednesday 29th of July 2015, 11:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two convicted terrorists who claimed their prison segregation was unlawful win their challenge at the UK's highest court.
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Chinese shares end three-day slide

Wednesday 29th of July 2015, 10:50
related countries: China China

Shares in mainland China bounced back significantly as the government's moves to reassure investors restores some stability to the market.
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Israeli Gaza action 'a war crime'

Wednesday 29th of July 2015, 10:41
related countries: Israel Israel

There is "strong evidence" Israel committed war crimes in Gaza after a soldier was captured by Hamas in last year's war, Amnesty International says.
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VW warns of 'challenges' ahead

Wednesday 29th of July 2015, 10:14
related countries: Germany Germany

German carmaker Volkswagen reports a rise in quarterly results but warns of a number of 'challenges' ahead.
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Danish Girl set for Venice premiere

Wednesday 29th of July 2015, 10:07
related countries: Denmark Denmark

The Danish Girl, Eddie Redmayne's first film since his Theory of Everything Oscar triumph, is to compete for the Golden Lion award at this year's Venice Film Festival.
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Who is shooting at whom in Syria?

Wednesday 29th of July 2015, 9:33
related countries: Syria Syria

Who is shooting at whom in Syria?
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US fugitive caught after film role

Wednesday 29th of July 2015, 9:25
related countries: United States United States

A bank robber wanted for violating his probation is apprehended by US police after starring in a low-budget horror film using his own name.
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Desmond Tutu returns to hospital

Wednesday 29th of July 2015, 8:54
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa's Archbishop Desmond Tutu returns to hospital a week after being discharged with a persistent infection.
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Nintendo surprises with net profit

Wednesday 29th of July 2015, 8:29
related countries: Japan Japan

Japanese video game giant Nintendo beats expectations to swing to a net profit in its first quarter of this year.
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Firms must show slave labour action

Wednesday 29th of July 2015, 7:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British businesses are to be forced to prove what they are doing to stop slavery and human trafficking in their supply chains, the government says.
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Wednesday's gossip column

Wednesday 29th of July 2015, 7:04
related countries: France France

Paris St-Germain bid £28.5m for Angel Di Maria, Tottenham target Ashley Young, Aston Villa close on Dimitar Berbatov, plus more.
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Daughter used in 'paedophile ring'

Wednesday 29th of July 2015, 6:12
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Australian man is one of eight men charged with 503 child sex offences against his 13-year-old daughter.
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Grandmaster Flash loses rare vinyl

Wednesday 29th of July 2015, 6:06
related countries: United States United States

US hip-hop pioneer Grandmaster Flash says he lost three crates of rare, vintage vinyl when a valet mistakenly gave his car to the wrong person.
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VIDEO: US hunter 'regrets' killing Cecil

Wednesday 29th of July 2015, 6:02
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe, United States United States
related places: Cecil

US dentist Walter Palmer, who killed a lion in Zimbabwe, says he regrets shooting the animal.
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Amazon suggests airspace for drones

Wednesday 29th of July 2015, 5:49
related countries: United States United States
related places: Amazon

US online retailer Amazon calls for a separate airspace zone for commercial drone flights that could deliver goods to customers.
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Brazil businessman faces charges

Wednesday 29th of July 2015, 4:12
related countries: Brazil Brazil

The president of Brazil construction giant Odebrecht, Marcelo Odebrecht, is charged with corruption and money laundering.
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Taunts reignite AFL racism row

Wednesday 29th of July 2015, 4:05
related countries: Aruba Aruba

AFL star and Indigenous Australian Adam Goodes takes time off amid a row about "racist" booing, as the code again tries to tackle the issue.
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Erdogan in China amid Uighur tension

Wednesday 29th of July 2015, 3:01
related countries: Turkey Turkey, China China

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is in China for a state visit, following recent tensions over the treatment of China's Uighur minority.
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Australia pushing for MH17 tribunal

Wednesday 29th of July 2015, 0:55
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop is in New York to push for an independent criminal tribunal into the MH17 crash.
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