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Gold medal record for Scotland

Monday 28th of July 2014, 22:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Glasgow

Scotland have 13 gold medals after earlier eclipsing their record haul for Commonwealth Games.
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LA Clippers sale 'can go ahead'

Monday 28th of July 2014, 22:22
related countries: United States United States

A US judge rules that the LA Clippers basketball team can be sold, despite the objections of banned co-owner Donald Sterling.
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VIDEO: Ebola forces border closures

Monday 28th of July 2014, 22:12
related countries: Liberia Liberia

Most border crossings in Liberia are being closed to try to halt the spread of Ebola.
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England's Gemili takes 100m silver

Monday 28th of July 2014, 22:05
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica

England's Adam Gemili wins Commonwealth Games silver in the men's 100m, with Jamaica's Kemar Bailey-Cole taking gold.
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China activists fight gay 'conversion therapy'

Monday 28th of July 2014, 21:31
related countries: China China

The Chinese doctors who say they can 'cure' homosexuality
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PM urges 'prompt' Russian sanctions

Monday 28th of July 2014, 20:57
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

David Cameron says he and fellow European leaders agree that "strong" economic sanctions should be imposed on Russia as soon as possible.
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MH17 jet 'downed by shrapnel'

Monday 28th of July 2014, 20:47
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Malaysia Malaysia

Security officials in Ukraine say the Malaysia Airlines jet downed in eastern Ukraine suffered an explosive loss of pressure caused by missile shrapnel.
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Qatar 2022 'dismay' at workers' pay

Monday 28th of July 2014, 20:25
related countries: Qatar Qatar

Organisers of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar say they are "heavily dismayed" by claims that migrants who worked on their offices are still waiting to be paid.
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Kerry, Israel and shuttle diplomacy

Monday 28th of July 2014, 20:13
related countries: Israel Israel

Kerry's diplomatic efforts draw fire from Israeli media
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Lightning kills man on US beach

Monday 28th of July 2014, 19:49
related countries: United States United States
related places: Los Angeles, Venice Beach, California

One man is killed and several people are hurt following lightning strikes on crowded Venice Beach in Los Angeles, California.
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Deadly violence in Gaza and Israel

Monday 28th of July 2014, 19:36
related countries: Israel Israel

Gaza and southern Israel see an upsurge in violence despite a plea by the UN secretary general for a cessation of hostilities.
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Deal reached on US veterans health

Monday 28th of July 2014, 19:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: Congress

Veterans affairs leaders in Congress have announced a compromise deal to help address the problems overwhelming the US veterans healthcare system.
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VIDEO: Fighting near MH17 crash site

Monday 28th of July 2014, 19:13
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Fresh fighting, close to where the Malaysia Airlines jet went down in Ukraine, has prevented international monitors from accessing the crash site for the second day in a row.
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Russia plans $50bn Yukos appeal

Monday 28th of July 2014, 18:54
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia will appeal against a court decision ordering it to pay the biggest compensation package to date, amounting to $50bn (£29.5bn) in damages.
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Beauty spots still at fracking 'risk'

Monday 28th of July 2014, 18:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Government guidance that fracking licences can only be issued for beauty spots in "exceptional circumstances" receives a mixed response from campaigners.
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Miners' strike ends in South Africa

Monday 28th of July 2014, 18:01
related countries: South Africa South Africa

A four-week strike in South Africa's steel and engineering industries has come to an end after the country's biggest trade union sealed a deal with employers.
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Bell & Buttler put England on top

Monday 28th of July 2014, 17:48
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Ian Bell stars with a superb 167 as England take control of the third Test against India on day two, declaring on 569-7.
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AH5017 pilots 'asked to turn back'

Monday 28th of July 2014, 17:29
related countries: France France, Burkina Faso Burkina Faso

French foreign minister reveals that the pilots of Air Algerie flight AH5017 requested to return to Burkina Faso after hitting bad weather.
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UK 'battle group' to go to Poland

Monday 28th of July 2014, 17:18
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Poland Poland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK is to send 1,350 personnel to Poland for exercises as part of a Nato initiative amid tensions in Ukraine, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon says.
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VIDEO: Old van turned into mobile sauna

Monday 28th of July 2014, 16:36
related countries: Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan

An entrepreneur in Kyrgyzstan has converted a rusty old van into a mobile steam room.
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Ferry students 'floated from cabins'

Monday 28th of July 2014, 16:19
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Sewol

Students who survived South Korea's ferry disaster describe how they floated out of flooded cabins, as the trial of the crew continues.
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Hero's welcome for freed Venezuelan

Monday 28th of July 2014, 16:13
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela, Aruba Aruba
related places: Caracas

Venezuelan official Gen Hugo Carvajal is warmly welcomed in Caracas after his release in Aruba, where he had been arrested on drug-trafficking charges.
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Tripoli fuel fire 'out of control'

Monday 28th of July 2014, 16:12
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

A second fuel tank at Libya's biggest fuel storage facility is in flames as the government requests international assistance to contain the huge blaze.
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Indian or American: Congressman's 'oops'

Monday 28th of July 2014, 16:06
related countries: India India, United States United States

Congressman's India gaffe highlights issue of US diversity
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MH17 downing 'may be war crime'

Monday 28th of July 2014, 15:33
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Malaysia Malaysia

The downing of Malaysian airliner MH17 in eastern Ukraine may constitute a "war crime", UN human rights chief Navi Pillay says.
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Emirates to stop flying over Iraq

Monday 28th of July 2014, 15:24
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Emirates Airline will stop flying over Iraq to protect its passengers from the threat of Islamic militants on the ground, according to reports.
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France offers Iraq Christians asylum

Monday 28th of July 2014, 14:59
related countries: Iraq Iraq, France France
related places: Mosul

France says it is ready to offer asylum to Iraqi Christians forced to flee by Islamic State militants holding the Iraqi city of Mosul.
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Gecko sex satellite back in touch

Monday 28th of July 2014, 14:47
related countries: Russia Russia

Fears recede over the fate of a Russian space satellite carrying gecko lizards as part of a sex experiment, after ground control restores contact.
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Rain, hail and lightning cause chaos

Monday 28th of July 2014, 14:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Lightning strikes, hail, torrential rain and flash flooding cause homes to be evacuated and bring road and rail transport to a standstill.
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Liberia shuts borders to curb Ebola

Monday 28th of July 2014, 14:40
related countries: Liberia Liberia

Most border crossings in Liberia are closed and communities hit by an Ebola outbreak face quarantine to stop the virus spreading.
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AUDIO: 'People resisting Ebola treatment'

Monday 28th of July 2014, 14:16
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

Ebola is spreading in Sierra Leone because people are "actively resisting" medical treatment, a virologist has claimed.
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Man City & Italy racism claims probed

Monday 28th of July 2014, 14:03
related countries: Italy Italy

Fifa looks into claims a Manchester City player was racially abused in Croatia, and that an Italian official made racist comments.
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AH5017 'black boxes' now in France

Monday 28th of July 2014, 13:53
related countries: Mali Mali, France France

Two data recorders from a plane that crashed in Mali last week, killing all 118 aboard, arrive in France as it begins three days of mourning.
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Nigerian state bans cars during Eid

Monday 28th of July 2014, 13:42
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Borno

Vehicles in Nigeria's north-eastern Borno state are banned for three days during Eid festivities because of fears of a Boko Haram attack.
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Koala survives speedy ride under car

Monday 28th of July 2014, 12:17
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A koala has had an extraordinary escape clinging to the bottom of a car on a busy Australian highway.
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Russia offers $110,000 Tor bounty

Monday 28th of July 2014, 12:15
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia offers 3.9m roubles ($110,000; £65,000) in a contest for ways to crack the identities of users of the Tor network.
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Burma Top Gear breached Ofcom rules

Monday 28th of July 2014, 11:00
related countries: Burma Burma

Top Gear's Burma special in which Jeremy Clarkson used a racial term broke broadcasting guidelines, Ofcom rules.
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VIDEO: Anger over deadly protest in Ethiopia

Monday 28th of July 2014, 10:18
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia
related places: Ambo

BBC News gains rare access to Ambo in Ethiopia where deadly protests took place.
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Philippine ambush leaves many dead

Monday 28th of July 2014, 9:55
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Gunmen said to be from the Abu Sayyaf militant group attack two vehicles in the southern Philippines, killing at least 18 people.
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VIDEO: Ferry students 'swept off feet'

Monday 28th of July 2014, 9:22
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Sewol

Students who survived South Korea's ferry disaster have described how they were told to "stay in their places" as the ship began to sink, reports Lucy Williamson from the trial of the Sewol's crew.
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Johansson beats Johnson at US cinemas

Monday 28th of July 2014, 8:33
related countries: United States United States
related places: Johnson, Hercules, Lucy

Scarlett Johansson's action thriller Lucy comes out on top in a box office tussle with Hercules, the latest vehicle for former wrestler Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.
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Police told off for Lily Allen image

Monday 28th of July 2014, 7:02
related countries: Australia Australia

Lily Allen posted a mocked-up picture on Instagram of her being arrested by officers in Australia before taking it back down.
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Japanese girl 'dismembers classmate'

Monday 28th of July 2014, 6:12
related countries: Japan Japan

A high school girl has been arrested on suspicion of killing and dismembering a classmate, Japanese police say.
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India riot city curfew relaxed

Monday 28th of July 2014, 6:08
related countries: India India
related places: Saharanpur

India's Uttar Pradesh state relaxes a curfew in the city of Saharanpur after clashes between Sikhs and Muslims left three dead and 20 hurt.
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Mercedes will rethink orders - Wolff

Monday 28th of July 2014, 5:21
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda, Hong Kong Hong Kong

Mercedes will rethink their race strategy after another Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg battle at the Hungarian Grand Prix.
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Fresh Benghazi clashes kill 38

Monday 28th of July 2014, 3:42
related countries: Libya Libya

At least 38 people are killed in clashes between pro-Libyan government troops and Islamist militants in the city of Benghazi, officials say.
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Aruba frees top Venezuela official

Monday 28th of July 2014, 0:19
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela, Aruba Aruba, United States United States

The Caribbean island of Aruba releases a top Venezuelan official, Gen Hugo Carvajal, detained over US accusations of drug-trafficking activities.
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