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Day in pictures: 6 August 2014

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 03:35
24 hours of news photos: 6 August

East Ukraine dangers increasing - UN

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 03:30
Civilians in eastern Ukraine are facing increasing danger as the conflict continues, the UN warns, amid reports of an air strike on Donetsk.

Andy Coulson faces perjury charges

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 03:26
David Cameron's former director of communications Andy Coulson faces perjury charges over the Tommy Sheridan trial.

Man jailed for strangling ex-wife

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 03:25
A man who strangled his former wife and hid her body in her bed, where she lay undiscovered for weeks, is jailed for life.

Alex Salmond turns to Zsa Zsa Gabor

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 03:17
Alex Salmond finds "mucho" to complain of in Scottish TV debate

VIDEO: Passengers tilt train to free man

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 03:09
Commuters in Western Australia have helped to free a man after his leg became trapped between the platform and a busy train.

Briscoe removed from judiciary

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 03:07
Constance Briscoe, who was jailed for 16 months for lying to police investigating the Chris Huhne speeding points case, is sacked as a judge.

Body in Crete is missing tourist

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 03:02
A body found in Crete is that of missing Denbighshire pensioner Arthur Jones, his son confirms.

New world record as Slater wins gold

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 02:58
Britain's Steph Slater wins gold and sets a world record in the S8 100m butterfly at the IPC Swimming European Championships.

Snap election called in Bulgaria

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 02:57
Voters in Bulgaria face their second election in less than two years after parliament is dissolved amid the country's worst banking crisis since the 1990s.

Man held over Israeli teens' murders

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 02:39
A Palestinian man has been arrested on suspicion of involvement in the murder of three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank, Israeli officials say.

No ICC appeal against Anderson verdict

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 02:38
The International Cricket Council will not appeal against the decision to clear England bowler James Anderson of misconduct.

Italy falls back into recession

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 02:28
Italy has fallen back into recession after the country's economy contracted by 0.2% in the second quarter of the year.

AUDIO: Scientists hail dinosaur discovery

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 02:22
Scientists from the University of Zurich and The Natural History museum have discovered a previously unknown species of dinosaur.

Megadeth and CeeLo pull Israel gigs

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 02:17
Thrash metal band Megadeth and singer CeeLo Green have cancelled concerts in Israel amid the ongoing conflict in Gaza.

Man who murdered Elaine Doyle jailed

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 02:15
The former soldier who murdered Greenock teenager Elaine Doyle more than 28 years ago has been sentenced to a minimum of 21 years in prison

New Forth crossing reaches halfway

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 02:12
Construction of the new bridge over the Firth of Forth reaches the halfway stage.

Ban on Saudi unions with some expats

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 02:08
Why Saudi men cannot marry workers from four countries

Kenya arrests 'al-Shabab suspect'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 02:05
Kenyan police have arrested an official from Somalia's militant Islamist group al-Shabab who is believed to be a former journalist, sources tell the BBC.

Man struck and killed by police car

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 02:04
A man dies when he is struck by a marked police car in Reading as it attends a burglary during the early hours.
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