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Police missed chances over Savile

BBC World News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 16:13
Opportunities to prosecute Jimmy Savile and a former mayor of Scarborough for child sex abuse were missed due to police "organisational failure".
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Royal Mail sale '£180m underpriced'

BBC World News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 15:54
The government made £180m less from the sale of Royal Mail than it could have, and the process of privatising state assets should be reformed, says a new report.
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US Fed 'patient' over rate rises

BBC World News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 15:41
US Federal Reserve says it will be "patient" in deciding when to raise interest rates, with most analysts expecting a rise in mid-2015.
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Carter to quit All Blacks for Racing

BBC World News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 15:40
New Zealand's Dan Carter will end his international career to become rugby's highest-paid player by joining Racing Metro.
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Thursday's gossip column

BBC World News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 15:28
Ashley Cole dismisses Crystal Palace link, Eden Hazard close to new Chelsea deal, Southampton want Wesley Sneijder, plus more.
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VIDEO: Sony 'forced' to bow to film hackers

BBC World News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 15:14
Sony cancels the release of The Interview, a film about a fictional plot to kill North Korea's leader, after major cinemas decide not to screen it.
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Councils braced for funding cuts

BBC World News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 14:59
Councils in England are to learn later how much money they will have to spend on local services such as waste collection and road maintenance in 2015-16.
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VIDEO: Greeks protest as election looms

BBC World News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 14:36
Greece has moved a step closer towards holding a general election, which could lead to it abandoning its policy of economic austerity.
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India SpiceJet resumes flights

BBC World News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 14:15
India's troubled airline SpiceJet resumes flights after it agreed to pay oil companies cash for fuel purchases.
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George III drawing is uncovered

BBC World News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 14:03
An eccentric architectural plan thought to have been drawn by King George III during his period of "madness" is discovered at the British Library.
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India launches its heaviest rocket

BBC World News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 13:41
India successfully launches its largest rocket yet and an unmanned capsule capable of sending astronauts into space.
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Castro urges US to lift Cuba embargo

BBC World News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 13:09
Cuban President Raul Castro urges the US to end its trade embargo as he and President Barack Obama agree to improve relations.
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Sydney gunman 'had illegal firearm'

BBC World News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 13:00
Australian police say Sydney cafe attacker Man Haron Monis did not have a gun licence, though they initially told PM Tony Abbott he did.
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Sydney academic resigns over emails

BBC World News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 12:41
An Australian professor and government education advisor, Barry Spurr, resigns from the University of Sydney for sending racist emails.
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Avon fined $135m for China bribes

BBC World News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:39
Beauty company Avon has been fined by the US Securities and Exchange Commission for paying bribes and gifts to Chinese officials.
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VIDEO: Reactions to thaw in Cuba-US ties

BBC World News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 10:46
The breakthrough in US-Cuban relations is prompting strong reactions from Cubans in Havana and exiles in the US.
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Sony cancels The Interview release

BBC World News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 10:37
Sony cancels the release of The Interview, a film about a fictional plot to kill North Korea's leader, after major cinemas decide not to screen it.
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'Ringing' rock arches recorded

BBC World News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 09:51
America's huge humming arches
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'Vast store' of world's oldest water

BBC World News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 09:25
The world's oldest water, which is locked deep within the Earth's crust, is present at a far greater volume than was thought, scientists report.
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UK using less energy, report finds

BBC World News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 08:38
People in the UK are using less energy, even though the economy is growing, new figures confirm.
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