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A helicopter lands at the site of the Air Algerie flight AH5017 crash in Mali - July 25, 2014 'No survivors' in Air Algerie crash

There are no survivors from the Air Algerie AH5017 passenger jet that crashed in Mali, says the French President, Francois Hollande.

Ukrainian troops on patrol in the Lugansk region - 25 July 2014 Russia angry at US 'smear campaign'

Russia's foreign ministry rejects accusations from the US that its troops have been firing on Ukrainian soldiers from within Russia.


Russia's surprise interest rate rise Central Bank of Russia, Moscow

Russia's central bank has unexpectedly said it will raise its key bank interest rate over concerns about inflation and "geopolitical tension".


Glasgow 2014: Day two Daniel Wallace of Scotland wins gold

Live multi-stream video, radio and text coverage as Scotland's Daniel Wallace wins gold in the pool and England win three judo golds.


Ambulance in crowd near Qalandia checkpoint Palestinians killed in West Bank Gaza solidarity march

Palestinians have been taking part in demonstrations to protest against events in Gaza. At least two were killed in fighting at the Qalandia checkpoint between Ramallah and Jerusalem.


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The week's best culture reads include the legacy of Philip Seymour Hoffmann, why Weird Al Yankovich endures and how films cure the ills of modern life.

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Could even weekend warriors and those who play casual sports have a better chance of getting a job?

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Senegalese farmers are using a new mobile technology to try to stop cattle thefts and prevent disease spreading in their herds.


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