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VIDEO: Isis 'prepared under Iraq's nose'

BBC World News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 06:36
A network of safe houses, precise plans, and a strategy for an attack on Baghdad were prepared by Isis long before its assault in Iraq, BBC Newsnight learns.
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Isis rebels 'hunting down opponents'

BBC World News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 06:05
Isis rebels in Iraq have been methodically hunting down non-Sunnis and opponents of the militants, refugees from rebel-held towns tell the BBC.
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UK planned to train Syrian rebels

BBC World News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 05:30
The UK drew up plans to train and equip a 100,000-strong Syrian rebel army to defeat President Bashar al-Assad, BBC Newsnight has learned.
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GSK China mass bribery 'credible'

BBC World News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 05:01
Claims that pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline systematically bribed doctors in China are credible, says an investigator hired by the firm.
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Gatlin beats returning Gay in 100m

BBC World News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 05:00
Justin Gatlin beats Tyson Gay in the 100m at the Diamond League meeting in Lausanne on the latter's return from a drugs ban.
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Scolari confident of World Cup glory

BBC World News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 04:51
Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari says his side are three steps away from World Cup glory and rejects criticism of his methods.
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Opening ceremony launches Tour

BBC World News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 04:45
Participants in the Tour de France parade through the centre of Leeds before taking part in the opening ceremony.
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'Fizzy' conman jailed for £30m scam

BBC World News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 02:39
A fraudster named "Fizzy" because of his love for champagne is jailed for conning people in a bogus lottery scam worth up to £30m.
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Muhammad Ali inspires me - Hamilton

BBC World News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 02:38
Lewis Hamilton says he is inspired by Muhammad Ali in his bid to overhaul Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg.
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Black Pete is 'negative stereotype'

BBC World News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 02:26
Black Pete, the popular sidekick to the Dutch St Nicholas during winter festivities is a "negative stereotype", an Amsterdam court says.
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MP's paedophile dossier 'explosive'

BBC World News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 02:16
The MP who passed paedophile allegations to the Home Office in the 1980s believed they would "blow the lid" on famous child abusers, his son says.
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Georgian opposition leader arrested

BBC World News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 02:04
Georgia's main opposition leader Gigi Ugulava is arrested on suspicion of money laundering as he boards a flight to Ukraine.
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VIDEO: Stories from Isis-controlled Iraq

BBC World News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 01:47
Iraqis from areas seized by forces led by the Islamist extremist group Isis, have been telling harrowing stories about people being targeted by the fighters and killed.
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Google criticised for BBC takedown

BBC World News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 01:29
Google's decision to remove a BBC article from some of its search results was "not a good judgement", an EU spokesman says.
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Dow closes over 17,000 for first time

BBC World News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 01:28
The Dow Jones Industrial Average - a US stock index made up of some of the biggest global firms - closes above 17,000 for the first time.
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VIDEO: The 'right to be forgotten' on the web

BBC World News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 01:11
Google has begun removing web pages and articles from its search results following a "right to be forgotten" ruling by the European Court of Justice in May.
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UK sees hottest day of year so far

BBC World News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 01:06
The Met Office has recorded the UK's hottest day of the year so far, as temperatures soar to 27.7C (81.9F) in the South East.
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Mugabe tells white farmers 'to go'

BBC World News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 01:00
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe calls on the country's remaining white farmers to cede land to black people.
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Irish GDP revision eases debt target

BBC World News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 00:57
Research and development costs and illegal activities are added into Ireland's GDP for the first time, enlarging the economy by 10bn euros.
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Ukraine's army to 'win back Crimea'

BBC World News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 00:44
The new Ukrainian defence minister vows to hold "a victory parade" in Crimea as fighting continues against pro-Russian rebels in the east.
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