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Make-up 'godfather' Dick Smith dies

BBC World News - 6 hours 50 min ago
Oscar-winning make-up artist Dick Smith, who memorably transformed Marlon Brando into Vito Corleone in The Godfather, has died aged 92.
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WHO sounds alarm over W Africa Ebola

BBC World News - 7 hours 15 min ago
The World Health Organization and presidents of West African nations affected by the Ebola outbreak are to announce a joint $100m response plan.
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Police urged to carry drugs antidote

BBC World News - 7 hours 30 min ago
US Attorney General Eric Holder has urged federal law enforcement agencies to equip some of their officers with the heroin overdose antidote Naloxone.
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Gaza school attack unacceptable - US

BBC World News - 7 hours 30 min ago
The shelling of a UN shelter in Gaza by the Israeli military is "totally unacceptable and totally indefensible", the White House says.
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US ex-governor's wife 'sought gifts'

BBC World News - 7 hours 37 min ago
The star witness in the corruption trial of Virginia ex-governor Bob McDonnell says the ex-first lady sought gifts in return for business help.
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Tesla and Panasonic to build factory

BBC World News - 7 hours 54 min ago
Electric carmaker Tesla is to team up with Japanese electronics firm Panasonic to build a battery manufacturing plant in the US.
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Hat-trick of golds for England gymnasts

BBC World News - 8 hours 31 min ago
England gymnasts Max Whitlock and Claudia Fragapane win their third gold medals of the Commonwealth Games with individual wins.
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Power station fire damages tower

BBC World News - 8 hours 50 min ago
A large fire breaks out at Ferrybridge C power station in West Yorkshire, causing the partial collapse of a tower.
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Amos beats Rudisha to 800m gold

BBC World News - 9 hours 8 min ago
Nijel Amos produces a stunning run down the final straight to beat David Rudisha to 800m Commonwealth gold.
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'Concern' over one in five prisons

BBC World News - 9 hours 27 min ago
The performance of more than a fifth of prisons in England and Wales is "of concern", a government body says.
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Poles eat apples to annoy Putin

BBC World News - 9 hours 35 min ago
Why Poles are eating apples to annoy Putin
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Memo reveals response to CIA 'abuse'

BBC World News - 9 hours 56 min ago
A still-secret Senate report on CIA enhanced interrogations "tells a story of which no American is proud", a leaked White House memo states.
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Greeks cleared of shooting migrants

BBC World News - 10 hours 29 min ago
The owner and head foreman of a farm in southern Greece are cleared over the shooting and wounding of a group of Bangladeshi migrant workers.
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Met Opera in late union talks

BBC World News - 10 hours 43 min ago
The Metropolitan Opera in New York says it hopes last minute negotiations with unions over a pay dispute will avoid a staff lockout.
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Senegal corruption trial 'political'

BBC World News - 10 hours 44 min ago
The flamboyant son of Senegal's ex-President Abdoulaye Wade calls himself a "political prisoner" during a first appearance at his corruption trial.
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VIDEO: Mother and baby saved after landslide

BBC World News - 10 hours 44 min ago
Rescue workers in western India are working to locate survivors of a landslide that has claimed at least 30 lives and buried up to 200 people.
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Filipinos urged to leave Libya

BBC World News - 10 hours 52 min ago
A top diplomat from the Philippines is to oversee the evacuation of 13,000 citizens from Libya after a Filipino worker was beheaded and a nurse raped.
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Giraffe dies after 'hitting bridge'

BBC World News - 11 hours 32 min ago
South Africa's animal rights body is probing the death of a giraffe that reportedly hit its head on a bridge as it was being transported on a motorway.
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VIDEO: Rare contact with remote Amazon tribe

BBC World News - 11 hours 45 min ago
A group of previously isolated indigenous people from the Amazon has come face to face with a settled community of villagers for the first time in the Brazilian state of Acre, according to authorities.
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Goalkeepers' penalty 'flaw' revealed

BBC World News - 11 hours 46 min ago
Goalkeepers in penalty shoot-outs make a predictable error that could influence the outcome of the game according to new research.
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