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VIDEO: Sad lament of Syrian child brides

August 19, 2014 - 6:45pm
There has been a sharp increase in the number of girls under 18, who have fled the conflict in Syria, being forced into early marriages, the United Nations has told the BBC.

Street battles rage in east Ukraine

August 19, 2014 - 6:37pm
Clashes are reported in the centre of the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk as government forces try to close in on rebel strongholds.

Lib Dems lift Lord Rennard suspension

August 19, 2014 - 5:42pm
Former Liberal Democrat chief executive Lord Rennard has the suspension of his party membership lifted after disciplinary proceedings against him are dropped.

Wall Street market report

August 19, 2014 - 5:25pm
Wall Street Market Report

Besiktas 0-0 Arsenal

August 19, 2014 - 5:15pm
Aaron Ramsey is sent off as Arsenal fight out a goalless draw with Besiktas in the first leg of their Champions League play-off tie.

UN launches northern Iraq aid push

August 19, 2014 - 5:09pm
The UN launches an operation to reach more than 500,000 people displaced by fighting in northern Iraq is launched by the UN refugee agency UNHCR.

VIDEO: Bradford rebuilds 2CV French classic

August 19, 2014 - 4:53pm
A Bradford company which revamps old Citroen 2CVs says more of the cars are being sold to France.