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US seeks partners among MEPs

April 4, 2014 - 11:02pm
US invests time in European Parliament
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Victorian strangeness: The death of a curious monkey

April 4, 2014 - 10:44pm
The sad tale of the curious monkey
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US lets Boeing sell parts to Iran

April 4, 2014 - 10:16pm
The US Treasury grants plane manufacturer Boeing a licence to export some commercial parts to Iran, in its first public dealings since 1979.
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'Dozing' Chicago train driver sacked

April 4, 2014 - 8:53pm
The "sleeping" operator of a Chicago train that derailed last month injuring 32 people has been sacked, officials say.
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Fort Hood gunman 'not in right mind'

April 4, 2014 - 8:23pm
The father of a soldier who killed three men at a US Army base says he was not in his right mind, as officials say an earlier argument played a part.
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Can Afghanistan hold a credible election?

April 4, 2014 - 7:35pm
Can Afghanistan overcome challenges of security and fraud?
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VIDEO: Afghan women secure polling stations

April 4, 2014 - 7:23pm
Western security forces train thousands of temporary female police officers to help make sure women are able to cast their votes at polling stations ahead of upcoming presidential elections.
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The photographs that reunited families

April 4, 2014 - 7:21pm
How a humble Polaroid photo changed lives in Rwanda
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Brazil 'rescues' cruise ship workers

April 4, 2014 - 6:45pm
Brazilian police say they have picked up 11 crew members working in "slave-like conditions" on an Italian cruise ship.
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George W Bush paintings on display

April 4, 2014 - 6:41pm
An exhibit of paintings of world leaders by former US President George W Bush is to open at his presidential library in Texas.
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Injured Rooney doubt for Bayern tie

April 4, 2014 - 6:26pm
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney may miss the second leg of the Champions League quarter-final with a toe injury.
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Chinese man 'broke Iran sanctions'

April 4, 2014 - 5:36pm
A Chinese national faces US criminal charges that he conspired to export devices to Iran that could be used in uranium enrichment.
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US approves S Sudan sanctions

April 4, 2014 - 4:48pm
US President Barack Obama signs an order authorising sanctions against anyone aggravating the conflict in South Sudan.
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Cement giants negotiate mega-merger

April 4, 2014 - 4:45pm
Cement giants Lafarge and Holcim are in talks about merging into a company that would have a stock market value of more than $30bn euros.
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George W Bush paintings on display

April 4, 2014 - 4:32pm
George W Bush reveals his personal portrait gallery
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VIDEO: A look at £20m Faberge Easter egg

April 4, 2014 - 4:21pm
BBC News takes a close-up look at a Faberge Easter Egg that has recently sold for around £20m - after nearly being melted down for scrap metal.
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The world's biggest election loser?

April 4, 2014 - 4:02pm
But is Dr K Shyam Babu Subudhi the world's biggest election loser?
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US man fired for corpse mistake

April 4, 2014 - 3:43pm
A Florida apartment concierge who mistook the dead body of a 96-year-old resident for a mannequin has been fired, local media report.
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