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Bonneville joins Dench in Bard cast

August 21, 2014 - 8:08am
Actor Hugh Bonneville joins Judi Dench and Benedict Cumberbatch in the cast of the BBC's adaptation of three Shakespeare history plays.
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Day in pictures: 21 August 2014

August 21, 2014 - 8:07am
A selection of images from around the world
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VIDEO: Why are Moscow McDonald's shut?

August 21, 2014 - 8:04am
Moscow correspondent Steven Rosenberg looks at the closure of a number of McDonald's restaurants in Russia.
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Cast of South African soap sacked

August 21, 2014 - 7:41am
The 16-strong cast of popular South African soap opera Generations is sacked after a long-running dispute over pay and contracts.
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Norway killer's father 'feels guilt'

August 21, 2014 - 7:33am
The father of Norwegian mass murderer Andres Breivik expresses feelings of guilt and responsibility over his son's actions in a book.
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Ten days left to vacuum up a cleaner

August 21, 2014 - 7:25am
Anyone wanting to buy a powerful vacuum cleaner has only 10 days left to be certain of getting one - following new EU rules that come in next month.
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VIDEO: 'Tense standoff' at Indonesia court

August 21, 2014 - 7:15am
There has been a standoff between police and protesters in Indonesia awaiting a court decision over the presidential election result.
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VIDEO: Man, 111, named world's oldest

August 21, 2014 - 7:12am
The world's oldest man has been named as Sakuri Momoi, who is 111 years old and living in Japan.
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Why India loves to ban films

August 21, 2014 - 6:58am
Why India just loves to ban films
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Deadly ethnic clashes in Darfur

August 21, 2014 - 6:52am
At least 63 people have died in clashes between rival Arab groups in Sudan's arid Darfur region, witnesses say.
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Shots fired at Liberia Ebola protest

August 21, 2014 - 6:52am
Police in Liberia fire live rounds and tear gas during protests after a quarantine was imposed to contain the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.
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Hanged India girls' 'rape' in doubt

August 21, 2014 - 6:48am
A forensic investigation into clothing and swabs taken after the murder and alleged gang rape of two teenage cousins in northern India concludes they were not sexually assaulted.
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Thailand coup general named as PM

August 21, 2014 - 6:38am
Thailand's junta leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha, who led a coup in May, is named the new prime minister, after a parliamentary vote.
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Interpol building raided five times

August 21, 2014 - 5:59am
Thieves make off with laptops and cameras after five burglaries in three weeks.
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VIDEO: Ferguson vigil: 'We stand strong'

August 21, 2014 - 5:50am
Rajini Vaidyanathan speaks to people at a vigil in Ferguson, Missouri, for Michael Brown - the black teenager killed by police last week.
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Russian aid convoy gets instructions

August 21, 2014 - 5:49am
The Red Cross instructs Russian lorry drivers at Ukraine's border so that they can deliver much-needed aid to civilians.
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Belgian PM's laptop stolen from car

August 21, 2014 - 5:46am
A thief breaks into the car of outgoing Belgian Prime Minister Elio di Rupo, stealing his laptop, but officials deny state secrets were taken.
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Mackay not in line for Palace job

August 21, 2014 - 5:41am
Malky Mackay will not succeed Tony Pulis as Crystal Palace boss as former club Cardiff complain about him to the FA.
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VIDEO: Cycling cities: Delhi and Amsterdam

August 21, 2014 - 5:22am
The BBC looks at what it is like to be a cyclist in Amsterdam and Delhi.
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Australian is oldest Channel swimmer

August 21, 2014 - 5:15am
A 70-tear-old Australian man has set the record for the world's oldest person to swim the English Channel.
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