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VIDEO: Father's tribute to baseball batboy 
  Tue, 04 Aug 2015 11:56:41 GMT 
    A father in the US says he has no anger over the death of his son, who was accidentally killed after being struck by a baseball bat.


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.


VIDEO: Rio mayor's Olympic park tour 
  Tue, 04 Aug 2015 10:10:26 GMT 
    With a year to go until the Olympic Games in Rio, the venues in the Olympic Park are still months from being ready.


VIDEO: Inside US-Mexico border 'drug tunnel' 
  Tue, 04 Aug 2015 00:22:20 GMT 
    Security forces in Mexico have discovered an underground tunnel leading to the United States.


VIDEO: Dutch cranes collapse on buildings 
  Tue, 04 Aug 2015 03:39:00 GMT 
    Two cranes employed to restore a bridge in the Dutch town of Alphen aan den Rijn collapse on to buildings.


Islamic State: The UK's gap between rhetoric and reality 
  Mon, 03 Aug 2015 23:14:19 GMT 
    There's a big gap between the UK government's rhetoric about combating Islamic State and its actions, says defence correspondent Jonathan Beale.


Family's despair after Pakistan convict hanged 
  Tue, 04 Aug 2015 13:50:20 GMT 
    Shafqat Hussain met his family one last time before midnight, then was hanged shortly before dawn at the jail in Karachi, reports the BBC's Shaimaa Khalil.


How do you transport a lion's head? 
  Tue, 04 Aug 2015 16:24:11 GMT 
    Three US airlines say they will not transport animal "trophies" after the killing of Cecil the lion. But how would a hunter transport a dead lion around the world?


Has Yemen war reached a turning point? 
  Tue, 04 Aug 2015 15:50:21 GMT 
    The recapture of al-Anad, a key airbase, is a major victory for the Yemeni government, writes Rusi research fellow Michael Stephens, with major implications for the war.


Bonobos' clue to speech evolution 
  Tue, 04 Aug 2015 11:59:43 GMT 
    A study finds that wild bonobos use a single high-pitched call in a variety of contexts, showing a linguistic flexibility that was thought to be uniquely human.


Paltrow uncouples herself from quote 
  Tue, 04 Aug 2015 11:27:51 GMT 
    Gwyneth Paltrow says it was her website editor who wrote the now infamous phrase "conscious uncoupling", in describing her split from Chris Martin.


Greek bank shares continue to fall 
  Tue, 04 Aug 2015 15:02:13 GMT 
    Shares in Greek banks fall for a second day in Athens, but non-financial shares fare better.


Shire makes $30bn offer for Baxalta 
  Tue, 04 Aug 2015 14:32:56 GMT 
    Shire, which makes the Adderall XR amphetamine, said it is seeking to buy fellow drugmaker Baxalta for $30bn (£19.2bn).


First 3D-printed pill approved in US 
  Tue, 04 Aug 2015 11:45:23 GMT 
    In a world first, the US Food and Drug Administration has given go-ahead for a 3D printed pill to go into production.


Hackers target internet address flaw 
  Tue, 04 Aug 2015 09:21:34 GMT 
    Hackers are exploiting a serious flaw in the internet's architecture, according to a security firm.
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