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Asia shares slump after IMF forecast

BBC World News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 16:17
Asian markets headed lower, following Wall Street's cue, after the International Monetary Fund cut its global growth forecasts.
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VIDEO: Up close with Curiosity Mars rover

BBC World News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 16:02
BBC Click gets rare access to the twin of Nasa's Curiosity Mars rover which is helping scientists solve problems on the Red Planet.
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World Bank executive gives up bonus

BBC World News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 15:17
The World Bank chief financial officer is giving up part of his bonus after an uproar over cost-cutting measures at the lender.
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Frears to receive BFI fellowship

BBC World News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 14:56
British director Stephen Frears is to receive a BFI Fellowship at this year's London Film Festival.
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Wednesday's gossip column

BBC World News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 14:25
Liverpool eye Casillas, Cech wants Chelsea exit, Real Madrid keen on Ramires, Bale tells Ronaldo to reject Man Utd, plus more.
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Australia seeks 'hate preacher' ban

BBC World News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 14:16
Australia's PM Tony Abbott says he wants visa rules tightened so preachers of "divisive and extremist" ideologies will be refused entry.
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Flipkart sorry for sale glitches

BBC World News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 14:12
India's biggest online retailer Flipkart apologises to customers for glitches during Monday's 'Big Billion Day' sale.
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Hong Kong talks set for Friday

BBC World News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 14:02
Hong Kong pro-democracy activists and government officials say they will meet to discuss political reforms on Friday, after weeks of unrest.
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VIDEO: Kenya's Kenyatta to appear at ICC

BBC World News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 13:57
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta prepares to appear before the International Criminal Court at The Hague.
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VIDEO: Sunni-Shia tensions rise in Iraq

BBC World News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 13:53
The BBC speaks to Sunni villagers who fear retribution from Shia militias, who accuse them of supporting Islamic State
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Israeli-Palestinian conflict: How 'lawfare' has become a weapon

BBC World News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 13:49
How Israel and the Palestinians eye scoring victory in the courts
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Alert after nuclear ship catches fire

BBC World News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 13:31
An oil platform in the North Sea is evacuated after a ship carrying radioactive material caught fire and began drifting in the Moray Firth.
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Churchill paintings offered to nation

BBC World News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 13:15
Thirty-eight paintings by Sir Winston Churchill are being offered to the nation, following the death of the politician's youngest daughter in May.
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Air strikes help Syria town curb IS

BBC World News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 12:33
The US-led coalition carries out its most sustained air attacks so far on the Turkey-Syria border town of Kobane, helping to curb Islamic State.
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Yahoo set to cut '400 jobs' in India

BBC World News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 11:49
Tech giant Yahoo plans to cut jobs in Bangalore, India, which is considered one of its largest engineering hubs.
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Canberra ranked 'best place to live'

BBC World News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:37
The Australian Capital Territory of Canberra ranks as the best place in the world to live, according to a report by the OECD.
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VIDEO: Night of clashes at Turkey protests

BBC World News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:36
At least 12 people are killed in clashes between Kurdish protesters and police in Turkey.
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Canada approves anti-IS air strikes

BBC World News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:29
Canada's parliament votes to allow the country's military to join the US-led campaign of air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq.
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Jail a 'nightmare', says freed Briton

BBC World News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:00
A 69-year-old British man freed after spending 20 days in a Moroccan jail for "homosexual acts" says his experience "was a total nightmare".
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US Ebola patient on kidney dialysis

BBC World News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 09:39
The first patient diagnosed in the US with Ebola is on a ventilator and kidney dialysis, as officials monitor those with whom he came in contact.
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