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Staples buys Office Depot for $6.3bn

BBC World News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 00:21
US office supply store Staples announces it will buy rival Office Depot for $6.3bn in an effort to fend off competition from Amazon.
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Day in pictures: 4 February 2015

BBC World News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 00:19
Images from around the world over the past 24 hours
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US to destroy chemical weapons cache

BBC World News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 00:16
The US is set to destroy its largest remaining cache of chemical-laden artillery shells, bringing it closer to complying with an international treaty.
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Britain's women ease to Fed Cup win

BBC World News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 00:07
Great Britain's women ease to a comprehensive victory in their opening Fed Cup tie against Liechtenstein.
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'Bidders vie' for Saddam hanging rope

BBC World News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 23:53
A former Iraqi official has the rope displayed on a statue of Saddam Hussein in his home.
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Mixed reactions to Harper Lee book

BBC World News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 23:22
News an unpublished novel by Harper Lee is to be released more than 50 years after To Kill a Mockingbird causes a "trade frenzy" and concern over how it has come to be published.
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China bans 'vulgar' web pseudonyms

BBC World News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 23:15
China bans internet users from posting under the names of famous people or Chinese officials, calling it a "vulgar culture".
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Alibaba begins drone delivery trials

BBC World News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 23:05
Retail giant Alibaba says it is using quadcopter drones to deliver tea to hundreds of its customers in China as part of a test.
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US skier trapped for days in Alps

BBC World News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 23:02
An American skier is rescued after spending more than 48 hours trapped in waist-deep snow in the Swiss Alps.
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VIDEO: Probe as six die in NY train crash

BBC World News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 22:57
A commuter train hits a vehicle on the tracks north of New York City, killing six people and injuring 15, officials say.
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NZ judge to lead child abuse inquiry

BBC World News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 22:32
New Zealand judge Lowell Goddard will lead a new statutory inquiry into historical child sexual abuse.
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Angolan apology over gay TV kiss

BBC World News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 22:28
The producers of a popular television soap in Angola apologise after an episode which showed a gay couple kissing caused outrage among viewers.
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Six die as New York train hits car

BBC World News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 22:22
A commuter train hits a vehicle on the tracks north of New York City, killing six people and injuring 15, officials say.
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Bangladesh opposition leader charged

BBC World News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 21:58
Bangladesh's opposition leader, Khaleda Zia, has been charged with instigating an arson attack on a bus, which claimed the lives of seven people.
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Chad army 'kills Nigeria militants'

BBC World News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 21:48
Chad's army says it has killed more than 200 militant Islamists and lost nine men during a battle to recapture a key town in north-eastern Nigeria.
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QPR make Sherwood approach

BBC World News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 21:42
QPR make contact with Tim Sherwood about becoming the club's next manager but no deal has yet been agreed.
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Is Arvind Kejriwal set to regain Delhi?

BBC World News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 21:38
Is India's new broom set to sweep back into Delhi?
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Mongolian mummified monk 'not dead'

BBC World News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 21:36
A mummified monk found preserved in Mongolia last week is baffling those who uncovered him, with senior Buddhists saying he is still alive.
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Stena Line scraps fast ferry service

BBC World News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 21:18
Stena Line scraps its fast ferry HSS Explorer service from Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire in Ireland.
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Chilcot rejects Iraq timetable calls

BBC World News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 21:05
Sir John Chilcot says he hopes the Iraq Inquiry report will be completed "as soon as possible" but does not want to give "false hopes" about when.
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