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Wreckage of MH17, 26 Jul 14 MH17 jet 'downed by shrapnel'

Security officials in Ukraine say the Malaysia Airlines jet downed in eastern Ukraine suffered an explosive loss of pressure caused by missile shrapnel.

Black smoke billows from a fuel storage depot, near the airport in Tripoli, Libya on 28 July 2014, after it was hit by a rocket fire. Tripoli fuel fire 'out of control'

A second fuel tank at Libya's biggest fuel storage facility is in flames as the government requests international assistance to contain the huge blaze.


Miners' strike ends in South Africa South African miners

A four-week strike in South Africa's steel and engineering industries has come to an end after the country's biggest trade union sealed a deal with employers.


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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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Stunt Meet the stuntman to the stars

Driving dangerously, faking injuries and falling off buildings are all part of the day job for Bobby Holland Hanton.

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Spanish bakers Why desert bread is a hit

Two Spanish sisters have found success by opening a bakery in the desert. They grow their own wheat from seed, and mill the flour to create a unique flavour.


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