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German prosecutor axed in treason row 
  Tue, 04 Aug 2015 20:09:57 GMT 
    Germany's justice minister sacks the country's top prosecutor, who had accused the government of interfering with a treason investigation.


Several killed in India train crash 
  Wed, 05 Aug 2015 03:56:14 GMT 
    Two passenger trains in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh derail within minutes of each other, killing at least 20 people, officials say.


Loss of world's rarest ape charted 
  Wed, 05 Aug 2015 02:10:08 GMT 
    The decline of the Hainan gibbon - the world's rarest primate - has been revealed by a trawl through historical Chinese documents.


Israel jails settler without trial 
  Wed, 05 Aug 2015 00:29:40 GMT 
    Israel takes the unusual step of jailing a suspected Jewish militant without trial following the death of a Palestinian infant in an arson attack.


Perry misses out on Republican debate 
  Wed, 05 Aug 2015 03:36:55 GMT 
    Rick Perry, the former governor of Texas, is not among the 10 White House hopefuls who will take part in the first Republican debate.


Gaddafi 'abuse' video investigated 
  Tue, 04 Aug 2015 23:00:37 GMT 
    Authorities in the Libyan capital Tripoli investigate a video that appears to show Saadi Gaddafi and other prisoners being beaten in jail.


Australia court blocks giant mine 
  Wed, 05 Aug 2015 03:11:06 GMT 
    A court in Australia overturns government approval for what would have been one of world's biggest coal mines.


Russia renews bid for Arctic regions 
  Tue, 04 Aug 2015 15:09:11 GMT 
    President Putin renews Russia's claim to about 1.2 million sq km (463,000 sq miles) of the Arctic shelf in a new submission to the United Nations.


Heath investigated by five forces 
  Tue, 04 Aug 2015 22:04:05 GMT 
    The late UK PM Sir Edward Heath is being investigated by several police forces as part of inquiries into allegations of historical child abuse.


Sandra Bland's family sues police 
  Tue, 04 Aug 2015 22:07:58 GMT 
    The family of a black woman who died in police custody announces legal action against Texas authorities.


Rebels 'driven from key Yemen base' 
  Tue, 04 Aug 2015 16:14:39 GMT 
    Pro-government forces in Yemen recapture the country's largest airbase after a fierce battle with Houthi rebels, government officials say.


Rock stacks reveal 'jumping' quakes 
  Tue, 04 Aug 2015 21:54:40 GMT 
    Scientists solve the riddle of why precariously balanced rocks near the San Andreas fault have never been toppled by earthquakes - revealing crucial interactions between faultlines.


VIDEO: Hangman: 'My father taught me to tie noose' 
  Tue, 04 Aug 2015 23:05:47 GMT 
    Sabir Massih, the hangman responsible for at least a quarter of the executions in Pakistan, speaks to Shaimaa Khalil in Islamabad.


VIDEO: Hiroshima: Necessity or war crime? 
  Wed, 05 Aug 2015 03:00:07 GMT 
    Thursday marks 70 years to the day since the United States dropped the world's first atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima.


VIDEO: 'Rocky' wildfire burns through wine country 
  Tue, 04 Aug 2015 21:54:58 GMT 
    Evacuation orders are issued to thousands of residents in Northern California as firefighters struggle to contain a series of blazes in the area.
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