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The tech firm helping a tough area

July 29, 2014 - 7:13pm
The tech firm helping San Francisco's tough Tenderloin area

Argentina in denial over debt dispute

July 29, 2014 - 7:12pm
Call it something else, says Argentina's president

VIDEO: Inside a laboratory battling Ebola

July 29, 2014 - 7:11pm
Global Health Correspondent Tulip Mazumdar takes a look around a makeshift laboratory trying to battle the Ebola outbreak in Guinea.

The reindeer herders battling a mine

July 29, 2014 - 7:08pm
The reindeer herders fighting an iron ore mine

The reindeer herders battling a mine

July 29, 2014 - 7:08pm
The reindeer herders fighting an iron ore mine

More than five-a-day 'no effect'

July 29, 2014 - 7:05pm
New research backs the five-a-day target for fruit and vegetables, but suggests eating more may have no added benefits.

Last Hiroshima bomb crew member dies

July 29, 2014 - 6:26pm
The last surviving member of the team which dropped a nuclear bomb on Hiroshima, Theodore Van Kirk, has died aged 93.

Home nations win three golds in pool

July 29, 2014 - 5:59pm
England's Ben Proud and the 4x100m medley team win Commonwealth Games gold in Glasgow, as does Wales' Georgia Davies.

Tevez father freed after kidnapping

July 29, 2014 - 5:50pm
The father of Argentine football star Carlos Tevez is freed after being kidnapped on the outskirts of Buenos Aires and held for eight hours.

Twitter shares surge on user growth

July 29, 2014 - 4:48pm
Social networking service Twitter reports a second-quarter loss of $145m but better than expected user growth, sending shares surging over 35%.

England's Sharman & Samuel win silvers

July 29, 2014 - 4:35pm
England's Will Sharman wins silver in the 110m hurdles, and team-mate Laura Samuel does likewise in the triple jump.

Israel steps up bombardment of Gaza

July 29, 2014 - 4:25pm
More than 100 Palestinians die, officials say, as Israel intensifies its Gaza bombardment and warns of a long conflict ahead.

China spies 'hacked Canada agency'

July 29, 2014 - 4:02pm
A prominent Canadian government research organisation has been attacked by Chinese hackers, the government says.

Death threats to Amazon tribe leader

July 29, 2014 - 3:22pm
One of Brazil's most prominent indigenous leaders, Davi Kopenawa of the Yanomami people, calls for police protection following a series of death threats.

England make India batsmen struggle

July 29, 2014 - 3:21pm
James Anderson and Stuart Broad help England continue to dominate India on day three of the third Test at Southampton.

MH17 parents 'angry and frustrated'

July 29, 2014 - 3:15pm
The parents of one of the MH17 crash victims say after meeting David Cameron they are "angry and frustrated" at not knowing what has happened to their son's body.

CAR crisis: Meeting the rebel army chief

July 29, 2014 - 2:15pm
Why CAR's rebels are turning their backs on the nation state

The Commonwealths boxer who had never been in a ring

July 29, 2014 - 2:15pm
Commonwealth boxer who had never been in a ring

Kurdish oil tanker in US seizure

July 29, 2014 - 2:13pm
An oil tanker carrying $100m of Iraqi Kurdish oil off the coast of Texas is set to be seized by US marshals after a judge approved a seizure request from the Iraqi government.

The women having a laugh in Turkey

July 29, 2014 - 1:52pm
Big backlash as women told not to laugh in public.