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McDonald's in Moscow court appeal

BBC World News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 00:17
McDonald's says it will appeal against a court ruling in Moscow ordering the closure for 90 days of four of its Russian outlets.
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Freed Syria hostage 'overwhelmed'

BBC World News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 23:44
US journalist Peter Theo Curtis, freed after two years in captivity in Syria, says he is "overwhelmed by emotion" at how many people helped his release.
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Alibaba profits up ahead of flotation

BBC World News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 23:13
Profits at Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba have nearly tripled, latest filings reveal, ahead of the firm's planned US stock market debut later this year.
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VIDEO: Freed journalist 'overwhelmed'

BBC World News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 23:12
American journalist Peter Theo Curtis, freed after nearly two years in captivity in Syria, makes a statement to the press.
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Roman toilet seat found at dig site

BBC World News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 23:01
Archaeologists unearth a 2,000-year-old perfectly preserved wooden toilet seat at a Roman fort on Hadrian's Wall in Northumberland.
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Experts identify 173 MH17 victims

BBC World News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 23:00
Forensics officers have so far identified 173 victims of flight MH17, shot down over Ukraine, but say the process is getting more difficult.
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Germany to fight 'benefit tourism'

BBC World News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 22:50
The German government announced proposals to tackle alleged abuses of the benefits system by migrants from elsewhere in the European Union.
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Nigeria closes schools over Ebola

BBC World News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 22:44
Nigerian schools are ordered to remain shut, delaying the new academic year until 13 October as part of measures to prevent the spread of Ebola.
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Peru seizes cocaine hidden in coal

BBC World News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 22:23
Peruvian police say they have found a stash a 3.3-tonnes stash of cocaine hidden in a consignment of coal that was bound for Europe.
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Day in pictures: 27 August 2014

BBC World News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 22:19
Images from around the world taken over the past 24 hours
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Arrest over politician's murder

BBC World News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 22:18
A second man is arrested over the murder of an exiled Pakistani politician who was attacked on his way home from work in London.
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VIDEO: Israel 'considered' Gaza reoccupation

BBC World News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 22:13
Israeli minister Yuval Steinitz says the country "seriously considered" a full military reoccupation of Gaza.
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Indecisive end to Gaza conflict

BBC World News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 22:12
Ceasefire brings indecisive end to Gaza conflict
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Zara's 'Holocaust uniform' and other clothing errors

BBC World News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:56
Clothes firm sorry over 'Holocaust T-shirt'
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Star Trek X Prize finalists named

BBC World News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:31
Ten groups have been chosen as finalists in a $10m (£6m) competition to develop a real-life "tricorder" - the medical scanner used in Star Trek.
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Girl survives being buried alive

BBC World News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:25
Police in northern India are hunting for the relatives of a seven-year-old girl who was buried alive but rescued from her grave by a villager.
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VIDEO: Taps run dry amid California drought

BBC World News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:14
California has been hit by its worst drought in a century and many say the problem is only going to get worse.
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Hodgson set to name England captain

BBC World News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:00
Roy Hodgson is set to announce his new England captain on Thursday - with Wayne Rooney favourite for the role.
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Met chief backs 'new control orders'

BBC World News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 20:57
Measures similar to control orders should be re-introduced to tackle the threat from Britons who fight with militants in Syria and Iraq, the UK's most senior police officer has said.
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VIDEO: Scottish firms question 'Yes' vote

BBC World News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 20:57
Over 130 business leaders have written a letter in the Scotsman newspaper saying the case for Scottish Independence "has not been made".
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