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New debris probed in MH370 search 
  Sun, 02 Aug 2015 14:00:44 GMT 
    More debris washed up on Reunion island is investigated after a wing part - possibly from missing flight MH370 - was found last week.


Suicide attack hits Turkish troops 
  Sun, 02 Aug 2015 13:37:53 GMT 
    Two Turkish soldiers are killed and dozens are wounded in a suicide attack near the border with Iran blamed on Kurdish PKK militants.


TV star Cilla Black dies aged 72 
  Sun, 02 Aug 2015 13:04:21 GMT 
    Singer and TV star Cilla Black, who enjoyed a 50-year showbusiness career, dies aged 72, police in Spain say.


Myanmar flood death toll 'to rise' 
  Sun, 02 Aug 2015 06:39:12 GMT 
    The death toll from floods in Myanmar, that have hit 156,000 people, is expected to rise over the coming days, the United Nations warns.


New doping claims 'very alarming' 
  Sun, 02 Aug 2015 12:03:45 GMT 
    The World Anti-Doping Agency is "very alarmed" after allegations about the "extraordinary extent of cheating" in athletics.


PM criticised over Calais 'politics' 
  Sun, 02 Aug 2015 13:27:54 GMT 
    The Swedish justice and migration minister accuses David Cameron of "playing politics" with the migrant crisis in Calais.


Australian Speaker Bishop quits 
  Sun, 02 Aug 2015 09:57:27 GMT 
    The speaker of the lower house of the Australian parliament, Bronwyn Bishop, resigns over an expenses scandal.


Dozens face 'terror' trial in UAE 
  Sun, 02 Aug 2015 10:48:13 GMT 
    Authorities in the United Arab Emirates say 41 people will go on trial for trying to "seize power and establish a caliphate" in the Gulf nation.


Attackers kill Burundi leader's aide 
  Sun, 02 Aug 2015 11:20:40 GMT 
    A close aide of Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza is killed in an attack on his car in the capital, Bujumbura.


Al-Jazeera verdict delayed again 
  Sun, 02 Aug 2015 09:40:12 GMT 
    Verdicts in the retrial of three al-Jazeera journalists in Egypt previously jailed for allegedly aiding the banned Muslim Brotherhood are delayed again.


Empire State hosts wildlife display 
  Sun, 02 Aug 2015 10:21:17 GMT 
    Images of endangered animals are flashed across the Empire State Building in New York to highlight the issue of potential mass extinction.


Duchess gets scuba qualification 
  Sun, 02 Aug 2015 13:24:07 GMT 
    The Duchess of Cambridge is now an advanced scuba diver, a Kensington Palace official says.


VIDEO: Calais migrants pepper-sprayed 
  Sun, 02 Aug 2015 03:52:53 GMT 
    French police use pepper spray overnight to force back a group of migrants who cut through fencing at the Channel Tunnel terminal in Calais.


VIDEO: Myanmar floods worst in decades 
  Sun, 02 Aug 2015 04:46:05 GMT 
    A state of emergency has been declared in several regions of Myanmar after the worst flooding in decades.


VIDEO: Funeral for Bobbi Kristina Brown 
  Sun, 02 Aug 2015 01:44:36 GMT 
    A funeral service is held in the US state of Georgia for Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of the late singer Whitney Houston and the rapper Bobby Brown.
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New debris probed in MH370 search  Sun, 02 Aug 2015 14:00:44 GMT
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