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VIDEO: Ebola victim arrives in Spain

BBC World News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 20:51
A Spanish priest who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia has been flown back to Spain for treatment as Liberia's president declares a state of emergency,
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Top Chinese dissident released

BBC World News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 20:38
One of China's most prominent dissidents, human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng, is freed from jail.
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India teacher 'absent for 23 years'

BBC World News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 20:24
An Indian state school says one of its teachers has been absent for 23 years of her 24-year career.
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Luiz ready for PSG after World Cup exit

BBC World News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 20:23
David Luiz says that he has recovered from Brazil's World Cup disaster as he is unveiled at Paris St-Germain.
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Furore over S Korea soldier death

BBC World News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 20:14
A military conscript's death has triggered outrage in South Korea with a human rights group saying he died from blows to the head.
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Prince William to join air ambulance

BBC World News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 20:00
The Duke of Cambridge is to become an air ambulance pilot next spring, it is announced, flying for a charity based in East Anglia.
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Russia extends Snowden residency

BBC World News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 19:44
Russia grants fugitive US whistleblower Edward Snowden permission to stay three more years with the right to travel abroad, his lawyer says.
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Mexico approves oil sector reforms

BBC World News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 19:22
Mexico's Congress approves sweeping changes to the country's energy industry which will see private oil contracts awarded for the first time since 1938.
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UK interest rates held again at 0.5%

BBC World News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 19:16
The Bank of England holds UK interest rates at a record low of 0.5% for another month.
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Doctor Who gets red carpet premiere

BBC World News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 19:12
Stars of the cult sci-fi TV show Doctor Who greet fans at a red carpet event in Cardiff as the first episode of the new series is given its world premiere.
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Dame Helen to play Queen on Broadway

BBC World News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 19:04
West End hit The Audience, starring Dame Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II, is to transfer to Broadway next year.
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VIDEO: Demonstrations on streets of Kiev

BBC World News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 19:04
Demonstrations are taking place in Kiev as attempts are made to clear Independence Square of protesters.
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VIDEO: Airport weapon check 'can be hacked'

BBC World News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 18:45
Airport security screening technology is vulnerable to hacking, a security researcher has warned at the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas.
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Celebrities call for Scots No vote

BBC World News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 18:44
Public figures including Sir Mick Jagger and Dame Judi Dench urge Scotland to say "No" to independence, despite not being able to vote in the referendum.
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Liberia declares Ebola emergency

BBC World News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 18:37
Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf declares a state of emergency as the country grapples with an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus.
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AUDIO: Mum: Why I left children in hot car

BBC World News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 18:19
A US mother defends her decision to leave her two young children in a 'hot car' whilst she attended a job interview.
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Obama hails 'a new Africa emerging'

BBC World News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 18:03
US President Barack Obama has hailed a new emerging Africa, on the last day of a summit in Washington DC with 40 African leaders.
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Gaza emergency appeal launched

BBC World News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 17:38
British aid agencies launch an emergency appeal for people affected by the conflict in Gaza, saying it has created a "humanitarian emergency".
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Fire rips through hospital site

BBC World News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 17:12
A huge blaze at a derelict hospital site in Northampton is tackled by more than 80 firefighters overnight.
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All-Stars beat Bayern in fiery friendly

BBC World News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 17:01
The Major League Soccer All-Stars team beat Bayern Munich 2-1 in a friendly marred by some robust challenges.
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