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Bollywood film 'endangers MSF staff' 
  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:56:59 GMT 
    Medical charity Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF) says it is taking legal action over a Bollywood film it claims could endanger its staff in conflict zones.


Vatican ex-envoy dies ahead of trial 
  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:06:57 GMT 
    Jozef Wesolowski, a former archbishop and Vatican envoy to the Dominican Republic, dies before he can be tried for child sex offences.


Pro-Kurdish MPs join Turkey cabinet 
  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 21:24:49 GMT 
    The Turkish prime minister appoints two politicians from the pro-Kurdish HDP party to the country's power-sharing cabinet.


Venezuela extends border closures 
  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 23:46:33 GMT 
    Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro extends border closures with Colombia and deploys more troops, in an ongoing bilateral row.


German sailor makes Rio bug claims 
  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:47:50 GMT 
    Germany's Erik Heil says he has contracted an infection after competing in waters which will host sailing at the Rio Olympics.


Iraq 'to open Baghdad Green Zone' 
  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:40:20 GMT 
    Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi orders officials to open up to civilians the heavily fortified area of Baghdad known as the Green Zone.


3D cameras 'to save' IS-threat artefacts 
  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 12:52:22 GMT 
    Cameras capable of taking 3D images are to be distributed by archaeologists in a bid to preserve ancient sites from destruction by the Islamic State group.


Bush marks Katrina in New Orleans 
  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 20:10:55 GMT 
    Former US President George Bush returns to New Orleans 10 years on since Hurricane Katrina, a crisis his administration was criticised for over its slow response.


US journalists were 'shot in head' 
  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:25:18 GMT 
    The two journalists shot dead in Virginia while broadcasting on breakfast television were shot in the head, medical officials say.


Are these England's most beautiful pubs? 
  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 01:16:38 GMT 
    Bar beauty from the inter-war years - now listed


In pictures: Agatha Christie: Unfinished Portrait 
  Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:14:12 GMT 
    Previously unseen and rare photographs of the author


The family who never knew their father 
  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:30:29 GMT 
    The things I wished I knew about my father


How does Usain Bolt run so fast? 
  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 23:25:39 GMT 
    Does Usain Bolt move his legs faster than other sprinters?


Life on street dividing Ukraine and Russia 
  Sat, 29 Aug 2015 00:00:45 GMT 
    Life on street dividing Ukraine and Russia


Bhutan: Formerly the worst football team in the world 
  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 23:55:17 GMT 
    Tiny Bhutan thinks big after World Cup win
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