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Portlandia star takes up Austen film

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 19:03
Portlandia star Carrie Brownstein is to complete Nora Ephron's unfinished big screen US adaptation of ITV series Lost in Austen.
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Snap election called in Bulgaria

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 18:57
Voters in Bulgaria face their second election in less than two years after parliament is dissolved amid the country's worst banking crisis since the 1990s.
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Man held over Israeli teens' murders

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 18:39
A Palestinian man has been arrested on suspicion of involvement in the murder of three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank, Israeli officials say.
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No ICC appeal against Anderson verdict

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 18:38
The International Cricket Council will not appeal against the decision to clear England bowler James Anderson of misconduct.
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Italy falls back into recession

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 18:28
Italy has fallen back into recession after the country's economy contracted by 0.2% in the second quarter of the year.
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Megadeth and CeeLo pull Israel gigs

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 18:17
Thrash metal band Megadeth and singer CeeLo Green have cancelled concerts in Israel amid the ongoing conflict in Gaza.
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Kenya arrests 'al-Shabab suspect'

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 18:05
Kenyan police have arrested an official from Somalia's militant Islamist group al-Shabab who is believed to be an ex-journalist, sources tell the BBC.
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Standard Chartered faces new US fine

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 18:00
Standard Chartered has warned it could face more US fines over its money-laundering controls as it reports a 20% fall in half-year profits
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Activist finds 'stolen grandson'

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 17:57
An Argentine activist who traces babies snatched from their parents by the 1970s military junta has found her own grandson after 36 years.
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India anger at 'rape' fashion shoot

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 17:55
An Indian fashion shoot showing a model being groped on a bus causes outrage, with social media users saying it glamorises the 2012 Delhi gang rape.
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Xinjiang city in Islamic dress ban

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 17:08
A city in China's restive Xinjiang region has banned those in Islamic headscarves and those with beards from public transport, a state paper says.
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Windsor out of Strictly over injury

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 17:08
Strictly Come Dancing professional Robin Windsor pulled out of performing on this year's show due to a back injury.
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Killed general was true hero - US

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 17:05
The US military pays tribute to Maj Gen Harold Greene, who was killed in an insider attack in Afghanistan on Tuesday, as a true hero.
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Rosetta goes into orbit around comet

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 17:00
In a historic first, a European spacecraft arrives at a speeding comet after a 10-year chase.
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Man sectioned over plane bomb hoax

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 16:57
A man is sectioned under the Mental Health Act after a bomb hoax resulted in an RAF jet escorting a passenger plane to Manchester Airport.
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Ecclestone: I was an idiot to settle

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 16:51
Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone says he was "a bit of an idiot" for paying a £60m settlement to end his bribery case.
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China 'to punish' Audi and Chrysler

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 16:51
China says it will "punish" carmakers Audi and Chrysler for "pursuing monopoly practices" following competition investigations.
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Culture Club to play orchestral gigs

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 16:46
Reformed 1980s band Culture Club and dance act Clean Bandit are to play concerts with the BBC Philharmonic to widen the appeal of orchestral music.
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VIDEO: US and Africa forge spiritual links

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 16:44
US President Barack Obama will meet African heads of state later on Wednesday at a summit in Washington., with trade, strengthening democracy and boosting security all on the agenda.
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Russia gang in 'largest data breach'

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 16:13
A Russian group hacks 1.2 billion usernames and passwords belonging to more than 500 million email addresses, in what is being described as the "largest data breach" ever.
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