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'Mercedes must lay down the law'

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 15:12
BBC Sport's Allan McNish says Mercedes must now do something after Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg's clash in Belgium.
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VIDEO: Freed journalist 'overwhelmed'

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 15:12
American journalist Peter Theo Curtis, freed after nearly two years in captivity in Syria, makes a statement to the press.
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Experts identify 173 MH17 victims

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 15:00
Forensics officers have so far identified 173 victims of flight MH17, shot down over Ukraine, but say the process is getting more difficult.
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Sturgeon predicts Shetland oil boom

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:51
Shetland is on the cusp of a "second oil boom", the deputy first minister predicts during a referendum campaign visit to the islands.
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Germany to fight 'benefit tourism'

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:50
The German government announced proposals to tackle alleged abuses of the benefits system by migrants from elsewhere in the European Union.
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Nigeria closes schools over Ebola

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:44
Nigerian schools are ordered to remain shut, delaying the new academic year until 13 October as part of measures to prevent the spread of Ebola.
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Peru seizes cocaine hidden in coal

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:23
Peruvian police say they have found a stash a 3.3-tonnes stash of cocaine hidden in a consignment of coal that was bound for Europe.
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Day in pictures: 27 August 2014

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:19
News images from around the world: 27 August
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Zara's 'Holocaust uniform' and other clothing errors

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:56
To some people a children's top by Zara looked like concentration camp clothing.
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Supermarket growth 'at 10-year low'

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:53
Low inflation in the price of groceries has led to growth in supermarket sales hitting a 10-year low, according to research firm Kantar Worldpanel.
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Celtic pay penalty for downsizing

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:44
BBC Scotland's Tom English reviews Celtic's Champions League play-off exit at the hands of NK Maribor.
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Woman finds 3ft wasp nest on bed

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:44
A Hampshire pest controller takes on the "biggest job of his career", after being called to deal with a nest of more than 5,000 wasps.
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Wales to host investment conference

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:41
Wales will host an international investment conference after the Nato summit, UK Business Secretary Vince Cable announces.
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Bercow 'open' to splitting clerk job

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:36
John Bercow, the Speaker, indicates he may be willing to split the role of Commons clerk into two, amid a row with MPs over the job.
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Star Trek X Prize finalists named

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:31
Ten groups have been chosen as finalists in a $10m (£6m) competition to develop a real-life "tricorder" - the medical scanner used in Star Trek.
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VIDEO: Taps run dry amid California drought

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:14
California has been hit by its worst drought in a century and many say the problem is only going to get worse.
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VIDEO: 'Get taxi or lift' urges ambulance trust

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:11
Patients are to be encouraged to travel to hospital by taxi or get a lift rather than call for an ambulance if they are assessed as low priority.
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Couple celebrate 80 years of marriage

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:03
A couple who met as teenagers 10 years before the start of World War Two celebrate their 80th wedding anniversary.
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Hodgson set to name England captain

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:00
Roy Hodgson is set to announce his new England captain on Thursday - with Wayne Rooney favourite for the role.
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Met chief backs 'new control orders'

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:57
Measures similar to control orders should be re-introduced to tackle the threat from Britons who fight with militants in Syria and Iraq, the UK's most senior police officer has said.
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