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China defends Olympic miming
An official defends the decision to replace a girl in the Olympics ceremony with another deemed to have more suitable looks.
US candidates back Sinatra songs
Frank Sinatra is the only artist to feature among the top 10 favourite songs of both US presidential candidates, it is revealed.
Russian tanks patrol Georgia town
Violence has flared up in Georgia, where Russian tanks have been seen in the town of Gori, says a BBC correspondent near the scene.