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'Do more' to tackle aid corruption

BBC World News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 16:19
The UK government is not doing enough to tackle "petty corruption" in countries to which it gives aid, a report by a scrutiny body says.
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RBS reserves £400m for currency probe

BBC World News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 16:09
Royal Bank of Scotland sets aside £400m to cover potential costs from an investigation into possible manipulation of the foreign exchange market.
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VIDEO: Inside a haunted house in Louisiana

BBC World News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 15:57
It's Halloween and nowhere is it celebrated more than in the US. The BBC Pop Up team went behind the scenes at one of America's scariest haunted houses in Baton Rouge.
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VIDEO: 'Rage on the streets' in Burkina Faso

BBC World News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 15:07
Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore says he will stay in power for a year under a transitional government, following a day of violent protests demanding his resignation.
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Nikkei leads Asia up after BOJ move

BBC World News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 14:53
Japan led Asian shares higher after the Bank of Japan (BOJ) surprised markets by announcing more stimulus measures to boost the economy.
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VIDEO: The mystery drones flying over nuclear sites

BBC World News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 14:47
Unmanned aircraft have been seen flying over many of France's nuclear stations and the authorities don't know where they have come from.
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VIDEO: The makeshift 'protection' for Ebola

BBC World News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 14:32
The BBC's Anne Soy reports from Ghana, where health care workers in one hospital serving Liberian refugees have had to use rain coats instead of proper protective gear against Ebola.
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ANZ bank announces record profit

BBC World News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 13:55
One of Australia's biggest lenders, ANZ, announces a record full-year net profit of A$7.3bn ($6.4bn, £4bn), up 15% from a year earlier.
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India bans official luxury travel

BBC World News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 13:16
India's government bans first class air travel for bureaucrats, meetings in five-star hotels and purchases of cars in a series of tough austerity measures.
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Brazil football club to open cemetery

BBC World News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 13:00
Brazilian football club Corinthians is to open a cemetery for supporters who want to be buried close to their favourite players.
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Charity warns US on Ebola quarantine

BBC World News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 12:51
Charity Doctors Without Borders warns some mandatory US state Ebola quarantine measures are having a "chilling effect" on its work.
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Australia ends sanctions on Fiji

BBC World News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 12:23
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says she is committed to "normalising" relations between Australia and Fiji after the nation's elections last month.
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VIDEO: Russia and Ukraine agree gas deal

BBC World News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 11:21
Russia has agreed to resume gas supplies to Ukraine over the winter in a deal brokered by the European Union.
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Citigroup legal costs up by $600m

BBC World News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 10:43
Investment bank Citigroup puts aside an extra $600m to cover legal expenses due to "rapidly evolving regulatory inquiries".
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The price of peace in Colombia

BBC World News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 09:19
What would Colombia look like, if talks could end conflict?
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Russia-Ukraine deal secures EU gas

BBC World News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 09:08
Russia will resume gas deliveries to Ukraine this winter in a deal brokered by the European Union, which will also safeguard supplies to EU countries.
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The volunteers ready to fight Ebola

BBC World News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 09:05
The health workers volunteering to fight Ebola
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Ukraine's 'cyborg' defenders at Donetsk airport

BBC World News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 09:02
Where Ukraine's battle goes on despite ceasefire
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Australia urged to send Ebola medics

BBC World News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 08:57
Tony Abbott comes under more pressure for not sending health workers to Africa to help fight Ebola after the US offers to care for any who get sick.
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Wal-Mart to close 30 stores in Japan

BBC World News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 08:48
The world's largest retailer, Wal-Mart, is closing 30 stores in Japan to improve profitability, the company says.
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