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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.

File photo: US President Barack Obama, 28 July 2014 US: Russia 'violated missile treaty'

The US accuses Russia of violating a Cold War arms treaty by testing a nuclear cruise missile, saying the breach is "very serious".

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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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Smart drugs Can drugs really 'boost' your brain?

Are we asking the right questions about pills designed to improve brainpower? Marek Kohn looks at what they can do for us - and what they can’t.

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Nigerian shopper 14 cinemas, 160 million people

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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Cinema Nine movies to watch in August

BBC Culture picks nine top films coming out next month, including a thriller starring Kirsten Dunst and the Sin City sequel.

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