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Australia brings asylum group ashore

July 25, 2014 - 3:56am
A group of 157 asylum seekers held at sea will be brought to the Australian mainland to be detained, the immigration minister says.
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Bedtime light 'may stop cancer drug'

July 25, 2014 - 3:40am
Even dimly lit bedrooms may stop breast cancer drugs from working, according to US research.
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Hamill: Star Wars return 'a gift'

July 25, 2014 - 3:30am
Star Wars actor Mark Hamill calls returning to the franchise was an "unexpected gift", and says Harrison Ford is recovering well from his broken ankle.
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West Bank Gaza protests turn deadly

July 25, 2014 - 3:10am
At least two Palestinians die and more than 200 are hurt during West Bank protests against Israel's military operation in Gaza.
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Wreckage of Algeria plane found

July 25, 2014 - 3:06am
The wreckage of a plane that disappeared with 116 people on board on a flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers has been found in Mali, officials say.
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VIDEO: West Bank Gaza protests turn deadly

July 25, 2014 - 2:54am
At least two Palestinians have been killed during a West Bank march protesting against Israel's military operation in Gaza.
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VIDEO: Left behind in 'dead' Ukraine city

July 25, 2014 - 2:10am
The BBC's Natalia Antelava speaks to residents in the city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, the last stronghold of pro-Russian separatists, to gauge how the conflict is affecting their lives.
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VIDEO: 'Fluffy' dinosaur theory sparks debate

July 25, 2014 - 1:10am
All dinosaurs were covered with feathers or had the potential to grow feathers, a study published in the journal, Science, suggests.
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Russia 'fired rockets into Ukraine'

July 25, 2014 - 12:07am
The US says Russia has fired artillery at Ukrainian military positions in the east, a week after the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 disaster.
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McDonald's halts nuggets sales in HK

July 24, 2014 - 9:36pm
Fast-food chain McDonald's suspends sale of chicken nuggets in Hong Kong over the out of date meat scandal at a Chinese supplier.
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Africa 'needs green revolution'

July 24, 2014 - 9:20pm
Sub-Saharan Africa's agricultural sector needs to harvest the fruits of biotechnology in order to establish sustainable development, says a Chatham House report.
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'Fluffy' dinosaurs were widespread

July 24, 2014 - 9:19pm
A discovery of 150 million year old fossils in Siberia indicates that feathers were much more widespread among dinosaurs than previously thought.
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Wildlife loss link to child slavery

July 24, 2014 - 9:17pm
New research suggests that the global reduction in wildlife is connected to an increase in human trafficking and child slavery.
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Charges over Mexico children's home

July 24, 2014 - 9:15pm
A Mexican federal judge charges six employees of a children's home at the heart of an abuse scandal in the city of Zamora.
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Quiz of the week's news

July 24, 2014 - 8:42pm
Which city serves the strongest cup of coffee?
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'Alarming' increase in sham weddings

July 24, 2014 - 8:28pm
Bogus marriages have become an "industry of deceit" that is increasing at an "alarming rate", the Home Affairs select committee warns.
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Narendra Modi: Is India's PM avoiding the media?

July 24, 2014 - 8:26pm
Why Indian PM Narendra Modi is avoiding the media
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France protests over performers' pay

July 24, 2014 - 8:22pm
French performers march to defend state benefits
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Arizona halts executions amid review

July 24, 2014 - 8:18pm
Arizona halts executions pending a review of its death penalty procedures, after the allegedly botched lethal injection of a convicted murderer.
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Shift workers 'face diabetes risk'

July 24, 2014 - 8:14pm
Type 2 diabetes is more common in people who work shifts, with effects on waistlines, hormones and sleep increasing the risk, a study suggests.
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