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Ronaldo selected in Portugal squad

May 13, 2014 - 2:34pm
Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo is in his country's provisional 30-man World Cup squad despite a recent injury.
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Court to probe UK Iraq abuse claims

May 13, 2014 - 2:33pm
An initial investigation into claims that UK forces abused Iraqi detainees is to be opened by the International Criminal Court.
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US beats France for wine drinking

May 13, 2014 - 2:23pm
The US overtakes France to become the world's biggest market for wine, according to figures from the International Organisation of Vine and Wine.
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Games ticket 'fiasco' website closed

May 13, 2014 - 2:22pm
The organisers of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow close the ticket website and phoneline until technical problems can be resolved.
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'Troops killed' in Ukraine ambush

May 13, 2014 - 2:14pm
Seven Ukrainian soldiers and one pro-Russian insurgent have reportedly been killed in an ambush in the eastern Donetsk region, reports say.
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Kenya bans buses with tinted windows

May 13, 2014 - 2:09pm
Kenya's police chief David Kimaiyo orders the seizure of commuter buses with tinted windows in an attempt to prevent attacks by militants Islamists.
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Court battle over Bob Marley songs

May 13, 2014 - 2:06pm
The High Court in London begins hearing arguments in a copyright dispute over 13 songs by late Jamaican reggae icon Bob Marley, including No Woman, No Cry.
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Two killed in Cornwall coach crash

May 13, 2014 - 1:43pm
Two women are killed and 48 people are injured in a serious crash in Cornwall when a coach hit a wall.
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Pfizer takeover 'could delay' drugs

May 13, 2014 - 1:35pm
The chief executive of AstraZeneca warns that new drug development could be hit if it were taken over by Pfizer, but Business Secretary Vince Cable says blocking a takeover is "tricky".
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Two new 'potential' US Mers cases

May 13, 2014 - 1:33pm
Two Florida healthcare workers who came in contact with a confirmed Mers case are being tested for the virus after beginning to show flu-like symptoms.
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Valeant to improve Botox firm bid

May 13, 2014 - 1:25pm
Canada's Valeant Pharmaceuticals says it plans to improve its unsolicited $47bn offer to buy US drugmaker Allergan, maker of the Botox anti-wrinkle treatment.
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Harris 'relationship not consensual'

May 13, 2014 - 1:22pm
A woman who accuses TV entertainer Rolf Harris of assaulting her from when she was a teenager denies "making up" the allegations.
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Nigeria 'ready' for Boko Haram talks

May 13, 2014 - 1:21pm
The Nigerian government is ready to negotiate with Boko Haram for the release of more than 200 abducted schoolgirls, a minister tells the BBC.
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Syrian rebels launch Golan offensive

May 13, 2014 - 1:10pm
Israel monitors Syrian rebel offensive in Golan Heights
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Police chief suspended over claims

May 13, 2014 - 12:54pm
A police chief is suspended following "serious allegations" of inappropriate behaviour towards female officers and staff.
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Gormley show 'pulled after suicide'

May 13, 2014 - 12:43pm
An exhibition by sculptor Antony Gormley, featuring lone human figures on rooftops, is cancelled - reportedly over the suicide of a Hong Kong bank worker.
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