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Chinese workers evacuated from Libya

Thursday 7th of August 2014, 0:11
related countries: Libya Libya, China China
related places: Tripoli

China evacuates almost 900 of its workers caught up in fighting in Libya, a Chinese official tells the BBC, leaving only a few dozen in Tripoli.
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US man 'may not survive Cuba jail'

Thursday 7th of August 2014, 0:26
related countries: Cuba Cuba, United States United States

The lawyer for Alan Gross, a US government contractor imprisoned in Cuba, says he does not know how long he will survive in jail.
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Tech activity 'overtakes sleeping'

Thursday 7th of August 2014, 0:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The communications regulator Ofcom indicates that on average, UK adults spend eight hours and 41 minutes of their day on media devices.
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VIDEO: How to stay alive in Libya

Thursday 7th of August 2014, 1:09
related countries: Libya Libya

How to stay alive in Libya as civil unrest increases
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Is Modi's 'foster son' a public relations triumph?

Thursday 7th of August 2014, 1:48
related countries: India India

Did Indian PM's team spin the 'foster son' story?
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Australia commemorates MH17 dead

Thursday 7th of August 2014, 3:58
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Malaysia Malaysia, Australia Australia

Australia is holding a national day of mourning for those who died in the Malaysia Airline MH17 air disaster in Ukraine in July.
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US travel firm in $500m China move

Thursday 7th of August 2014, 4:39
related countries: United States United States, China China

Priceline Group, owner of travel websites including Booking.com and Agoda, agrees to invest $500m in China's biggest online travel company Ctrip.
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Activist meets 'stolen grandson'

Thursday 7th of August 2014, 4:51
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Argentine human rights activist Estela Carlotto is reunited with her long-lost grandson after discovering his whereabouts earlier this week.
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Israel offers Gaza truce extension

Thursday 7th of August 2014, 6:42
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel offers to extend a 72-hour ceasefire in Gaza, say Israeli officials, but Hamas, which controls Gaza, has yet to agree to the plan.
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India bill to try minors as adults

Thursday 7th of August 2014, 7:10
related countries: India India

India's cabinet approves a bill to allow children over 16 to be tried as adults for crimes such as rape and murder.
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Germany factory output in small rise

Thursday 7th of August 2014, 7:38
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Germany Germany
related places: May

German industrial output rose by just 0.3% in June from May, official figures show, as concerns over the Ukraine crisis weighed on the economy.
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VIDEO: NY's 'Little Liberia' Ebola fears

Thursday 7th of August 2014, 8:26
related countries: Liberia Liberia
related places: Monrovia

BBC News speaks to members of the largest Liberian community outside Monrovia in Staten Island, New York.
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BBC to broadcast DEC Gaza appeal

Thursday 7th of August 2014, 8:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The BBC, along with other UK public service broadcasters, is to air an emergency appeal on Friday for people affected by the conflict in Gaza.
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Gaza emergency appeal launched

Thursday 7th of August 2014, 9:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British aid agencies launch an emergency appeal for people affected by the conflict in Gaza, saying it has created a "humanitarian emergency".
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Obama hails 'a new Africa emerging'

Thursday 7th of August 2014, 10:03
related countries: United States United States
related places: Africa

US President Barack Obama has hailed a new emerging Africa, on the last day of a summit in Washington DC with 40 African leaders.
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AUDIO: Mum: Why I left children in hot car

Thursday 7th of August 2014, 10:19
related countries: United States United States

A US mother defends her decision to leave her two young children in a 'hot car' whilst she attended a job interview.
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Liberia declares Ebola emergency

Thursday 7th of August 2014, 10:37
related countries: Liberia Liberia

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf declares a state of emergency as the country grapples with an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus.
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Celebrities call for Scots No vote

Thursday 7th of August 2014, 10:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Public figures including Sir Mick Jagger and Dame Judi Dench urge Scotland to say "No" to independence, despite not being able to vote in the referendum.
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UK interest rates held again at 0.5%

Thursday 7th of August 2014, 11:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Bank of England holds UK interest rates at a record low of 0.5% for another month.
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Mexico approves oil sector reforms

Thursday 7th of August 2014, 11:22
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexico's Congress approves sweeping changes to the country's energy industry which will see private oil contracts awarded for the first time since 1938.
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Russia extends Snowden residency

Thursday 7th of August 2014, 11:44
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Snowden

Russia grants fugitive US whistleblower Edward Snowden permission to stay three more years with the right to travel abroad, his lawyer says.
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Furore over S Korea soldier death

Thursday 7th of August 2014, 12:14
related countries: South Korea South Korea

A military conscript's death has triggered outrage in South Korea with a human rights group saying he died from blows to the head.
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Luiz ready for PSG after World Cup exit

Thursday 7th of August 2014, 12:23
related countries: France France, Brazil Brazil

David Luiz says that he has recovered from Brazil's World Cup disaster as he is unveiled at Paris St-Germain.
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India teacher 'absent for 23 years'

Thursday 7th of August 2014, 12:24
related countries: India India

An Indian state school says one of its teachers has been absent for 23 years of her 24-year career.
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Top Chinese dissident released

Thursday 7th of August 2014, 12:38
related countries: China China

One of China's most prominent dissidents, human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng, is freed from jail.
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VIDEO: Ebola victim arrives in Spain

Thursday 7th of August 2014, 12:51
related countries: Liberia Liberia, Spain Spain

A Spanish priest who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia has been flown back to Spain for treatment as Liberia's president declares a state of emergency,
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Palestinians from Syria 'unwelcome'

Thursday 7th of August 2014, 14:07
related countries: Jordan Jordan, Syria Syria

Jordan is turning away Palestinian refugees fleeing Syria in violation of international law, Human Rights Watch says in a new report.
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Briton tells of his 'fighting in Iraq'

Thursday 7th of August 2014, 14:20
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

A Briton who claims to be fighting alongside militants in Syria tells the BBC he also recently went to Iraq to be at the "forefront of the fighting".
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Pistorius told 'snowball of lies'

Thursday 7th of August 2014, 15:00
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South African athlete Oscar Pistorius is accused of being a "deceitful witness" as his murder trial resumes for closing arguments.
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Air Algerie black box 'unusable'

Thursday 7th of August 2014, 15:07
related countries: France France, Mali Mali

The voice recorder from a black box of the Air Algerie flight that crashed in Mali last month is damaged and unintelligible, French investigators say.
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West Africa erects Ebola blockades

Thursday 7th of August 2014, 16:07
related countries: Liberia Liberia, Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

Liberian soldiers set up an Ebola blockade for the capital as troops in Sierra Leone seal off two districts to stop the virus spreading.
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VIDEO: Will Russian sanctions hit shoppers?

Thursday 7th of August 2014, 16:14
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Western

Steve Rosenberg asks if Russia's ban on food imports from the EU, US and other Western countries in response to sanctions over Ukraine will affects shoppers.
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Hawaii braces for Hurricane Iselle

Thursday 7th of August 2014, 16:14
related countries: United States United States

Hawaiians are bracing for a rare direct tropical cyclone hit as Hurricane Iselle threatens the US island chain.
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VIDEO: Who were the Khmer Rouge? In 60 secs

Thursday 7th of August 2014, 16:49
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

The rulers behind Cambodia's killing fields, explained in 60 seconds
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Top Khmer Rouge leaders guilty

Thursday 7th of August 2014, 16:52
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

Cambodia's UN-backed tribunal convicts two top Khmer Rouge leaders of crimes against humanity and jails them for life.
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Body of killed US general returns

Thursday 7th of August 2014, 16:57
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: Delaware

The body of Major General Harold Greene, who was killed by an Afghan soldier, arrives at an air base in Delaware in a military ceremony.
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Syrian rebels 'leave Lebanese town'

Thursday 7th of August 2014, 17:13
related countries: Syria Syria, Lebanon Lebanon

Islamist rebels from Syria reportedly withdraw from the Lebanese border town of Arsal after days of fighting with the Lebanese army ended in a truce.
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Kerry arrives for Afghan unity talks

Thursday 7th of August 2014, 17:19
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Afghanistan to discuss a vote audit after the disputed election and hopes for a unity government.
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Australia contacts Gammy's parents

Thursday 7th of August 2014, 17:21
related countries: Thailand Thailand, Australia Australia
related places: Bangkok

Australia's child protection services contact a couple accused of abandoning a surrogate baby, as Thailand separately finds nine babies in a Bangkok flat.
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China restricts instant message apps

Thursday 7th of August 2014, 17:23
related countries: China China

Chinese users of instant messaging apps will have to register their real names, and seek approval before publishing political news, under new regulations.
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World's oldest bank posts heavy loss

Thursday 7th of August 2014, 17:29
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Siena, Monte

The world's oldest surviving bank, Italy's Monte dei Paschi di Siena, reports a quarterly loss of 179m euros due to the cost of bad loans.
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Huge Russian warship fascinates French

Thursday 7th of August 2014, 17:38
related countries: Russia Russia, France France

Tang of the Cold War as France completes Russian warship
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UK to match £2m of Gaza donations

Thursday 7th of August 2014, 17:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The British government will match the first £2m of public donations to an emergency appeal for people affected by the conflict in Gaza.
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Christian exodus as Iraqi town falls

Thursday 7th of August 2014, 18:04
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Thousands of Iraqi Christians are reported to be fleeing after Islamist militants seize the minority's biggest town in the country.
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Broad stars as England dominate India

Thursday 7th of August 2014, 18:30
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom

England bowl India out for 152 after losing the toss on the first day of the fourth Test at Old Trafford.
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'Four admit' Borneo student killings

Thursday 7th of August 2014, 18:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Four men arrested in Borneo over the stabbing of two British medical students have "admitted their crime" according to a local police chief.
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Russia bans food imports from West

Thursday 7th of August 2014, 19:00
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Russia Russia

Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev announces a total embargo on food imports from Western countries in response to sanctions over Ukraine.
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Mediators seek to extend Gaza truce

Thursday 7th of August 2014, 19:19
related countries: Israel Israel, Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

Palestinian and Israeli officials continue indirect talks in Cairo on a long-term truce in Gaza as the three-day ceasefire enters its last 24 hours.
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Delta ready to divert Russia flights

Thursday 7th of August 2014, 20:03
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Delta, Asia

US airline Delta is ready to re-route 12 services from the US to Asia if Russia imposes a ban on access to its airspace.
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Left out to freeze on K2

Thursday 7th of August 2014, 20:39
related countries: Italy Italy

The porter Italian climbers left out to freeze on K2
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Cambodia: Were the trials worth it?

Thursday 7th of August 2014, 20:42
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

Life sentences for two Khmer Rouge leaders
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VIDEO: Priest evacuated over Ebola outbreak

Thursday 7th of August 2014, 21:27
related countries: Liberia Liberia, Spain Spain

A Spanish priest infected with Ebola while working in Liberia returns home, as Liberia's president declares a state of emergency over the the world's worst ever outbreak of the virus.
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Jonestown remains found in Delaware

Thursday 7th of August 2014, 21:33
related countries: Guyana Guyana

The cremated remains of nine victims of the 1978 mass cult suicide in Jonestown, Guyana, are found in a former funeral home in Delaware.
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VIDEO: Gaza awaits truce talks verdict

Thursday 7th of August 2014, 21:34
related countries: Israel Israel, Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

Palestinian and Israeli officials are continuing indirect talks in Cairo on a long-term truce in Gaza, as the three-day ceasefire enters its last 24 hours.
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UN discusses Islamic State advance

Thursday 7th of August 2014, 21:55
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The UN Security Council is holding an emergency meeting on Iraq, after the largest Christian town was seized by Islamic State militants.
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US porch killer guilty of murder

Thursday 7th of August 2014, 22:10
related countries: United States United States
related places: Detroit

A Detroit-area man is found guilty of second-degree murder and manslaughter for killing an unarmed black woman who banged on his door at night last year.
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VIDEO: How the Panama Canal was built

Thursday 7th of August 2014, 23:02
related countries: Panama Panama

How the Panama Canal was built a century ago
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Israeli lives lived along the Gaza Border

Thursday 7th of August 2014, 23:13
related countries: Israel Israel

Lyse Doucet on Israelis living close to the border with Gaza
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Woods cards opening 74 at US PGA

Thursday 7th of August 2014, 23:19
related countries: United States United States
related places: Woods

Tiger Woods cards a three-over-par 74 in the first round of the US PGA at Valhalla, leaving him nine shots behind the leaders.
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Colombia's President Santos sworn in

Thursday 7th of August 2014, 23:25
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos warns peace talks could falter if left-wing rebels do not halt attacks, as he starts a second term.
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China trial for GSK investigator

Thursday 7th of August 2014, 23:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, China China

A British investigator who worked for allegation-hit GlaxoSmithKline is to go on trial in China for illegally trafficking personal data.
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Westwood and McIlroy in US PGA hunt

Thursday 7th of August 2014, 23:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Lee Westwood is joint leader of the US PGA after an opening 65, one clear of Rory McIlroy as Tiger Woods struggles.
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NHS says no to breast cancer drug

Thursday 7th of August 2014, 23:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A pioneering new breast cancer treatment will not be routinely available on the NHS in England, the official drugs advisory body is proposing.
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