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Fire at power station investigated

BBC World News - 58 min 46 sec ago
Firefighters are investigating the cause of a major blaze at Didcot B power station in Oxfordshire.
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Jokowi sworn in as Indonesia leader

BBC World News - 1 hour 6 min ago
Joko Widodo, the charismatic outsider who won Indonesia's presidency, calls for national reconciliation and unity as he is sworn in.
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Downing Street rejects Barroso claims

BBC World News - 1 hour 12 min ago
A Downing Street source rejects claims made by Jose Manuel Barroso that the UK would be making an "historic mistake" if it leaves the EU.
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Adidas shares up on Reebok reports

BBC World News - 1 hour 15 min ago
Shares in sportswear giant Adidas jump 6% after a report says that a group of investors is considering a bid for the company's Reebok brand.
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Actress Lynda Bellingham dies aged 66

BBC World News - 1 hour 22 min ago
British actress and presenter Lynda Bellingham, who had colon cancer, has died aged 66, her agent confirms.
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Russian rouble weakens on downgrade

BBC World News - 1 hour 27 min ago
The Russian rouble weakens against the dollar after Moody's downgrades the credit rating of the nation's debt, blaming the economic damage caused by sanctions.
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Inquiry opens into Batty killing

BBC World News - 1 hour 34 min ago
An inquiry opens in Victoria asking what could have been done to protect Luke Batty, the 11-year-old boy killed by his father.
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US drops arms to Kurds battling IS

BBC World News - 1 hour 36 min ago
US military aircraft drop weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish fighters battling IS militants in the key Syrian town of Kobane.
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Pakistan charity boss 'heartbroken'

BBC World News - 1 hour 40 min ago
One of Pakistan's top charity leaders has told the BBC he is heartbroken after being robbed at gunpoint.
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Manning breaks NFL touchdown record

BBC World News - 2 hours 38 min ago
Peyton Manning breaks the NFL record for touchdown passes as he helps Denver Broncos thrash the San Francisco 49ers.
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Australia's Medibank plans share sale

BBC World News - 2 hours 53 min ago
Australia's government hopes to raise as much as $5.5bn Australian dollars ($4.8bn; £3bn) by selling shares in health insurer Medibank Private.
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Nigeria to be declared Ebola-free

BBC World News - 2 hours 55 min ago
The World Health Organization is expected to declare Nigeria officially free of Ebola on Monday, after six weeks with no new cases.
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VIDEO: US airdrops weapons to Kurds

BBC World News - 3 hours 2 min ago
The US carries out airdrops of weapons and supplies to Kurdish fighters, despite a lack of support from Turkey.
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Battle for Kobane: Before and after images

BBC World News - 3 hours 2 min ago
How the battle against Islamic State has changed Kobane
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Lufthansa pilots' strike expanded

BBC World News - 3 hours 7 min ago
A Lufthansa pilots' strike hitting short-haul services on Monday is expanded to include long-haul routes on Tuesday.
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Two Japan ministers quit amid rows

BBC World News - 3 hours 28 min ago
Two of five women in Japan's cabinet resign over funding scandals, in a blow to PM Shinzo Abe's plans to bring more women into top-level politics.
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African solar plan to power UK homes

BBC World News - 3 hours 40 min ago
Investors are seeking funding from the UK government for an ambitious plan to import solar energy generated in North Africa.
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VIDEO: Robot dragon versus giant spider

BBC World News - 4 hours 4 min ago
Two mythical creatures, a giant spider and a huge dragon, have faced one another in battle at Beijing's Olympic Park.
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Asia's share markets up on US data

BBC World News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:29
Asian shares bounce back after positive data and earnings from the US, and gains on Wall Street
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Untested drugs bill a step closer

BBC World News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:08
A new law that would allow terminally-ill patients in England and Wales to be given untested medicines moves a step closer after receiving government backing.
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