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President Vladimir Putin with Russian defence chiefs, 28 Jul 14 EU widens sanctions against Russia

The EU imposes new economic sanctions on Russia over the conflict in Ukraine, going beyond asset freezes and travel bans.

Zhou Yongkang, pictured on 16 October 2007 China investigates ex-security chief

China's former security chief Zhou Yongkang has been placed under investigation for "serious disciplinary violation", state media say.

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BP warns of Russia sanctions risk BP sign

Oil giant BP reports a rise in second quarter profits to $3.2bn (£1.9bn), but warns that further economic sanctions against Russia could affect its business.

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England v India England's Moeen Ali celebrates a wicket

Live text and Test Match Special commentary as India lose their eighth wicket, replying to England's 569-7 on day three of the third Test.

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Once the province of comic books, these motorised roller skates make it possible to cruise to work at a brisk 12mph without even breaking a sweat.

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Smart drugs are designed to improve brainpower, but can they really make all of us more intelligent or learn more?

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Although some 50 films are made every week in Nigeria, most go straight to DVD. Now a new digital business model may change the shape of the industry.

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