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BBC boss defends licence fee deal

BBC World News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 16:25
BBC director general Tony Hall defends the corporation's decision to take on the cost of free TV licences for people over the age of 75.
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UN set for South China Sea challenge

BBC World News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 16:20
A UN tribunal is to begin deliberating whether it can hear a legal challenge over territorial claims in the South China Sea.
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Marks and Spencer recovery stalls

BBC World News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 16:20
Marks and Spencer's recent revival suffers a setback after it reports a fall in sales of general merchandising, which includes clothing.
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Fraser a 'blatant racist' - Kyrgios

BBC World News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 16:00
Nick Kyrgios calls Australian Olympic swimming great Dawn Fraser a "blatant racist" after comments on his Wimbledon exit.
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India woman 'set on fire by police'

BBC World News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 15:08
An Indian woman dies after alleging that she was set on fire by two policemen inside a police station when she refused to pay a bribe.
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Mayweather stripped of WBO title

BBC World News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 13:42
Five-weight world champion Floyd Mayweather is stripped of the WBO welterweight belt he won from Manny Pacquiao.
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Miss Universe defends keeping crown

BBC World News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 12:51
The reigning Miss Universe defends keeping her crown despite a row between the pageant owner Donald Trump and her home country Colombia.
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World's oldest man dies at 112

BBC World News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 12:45
The world's oldest man, Japanese supercentenarian Sakari Momoi, dies in a Tokyo care home at the age of 112.
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Samsung's earnings to miss forecasts

BBC World News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 12:09
Second quarter earnings for the world's biggest smartphone maker, Samsung Electronics, are likely to miss market expectations.
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Vain criminal requests new mugshot

BBC World News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 12:03
An Australian man is still at large after responding to a police 'wanted' notice on Facebook with a request to change his "horrible" mugshot.
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Brazil introduces caesarean rules

BBC World News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 11:33
New rules aimed at reducing Brazil's high number of caesarean births come into force.
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VIDEO: Pope Francis celebrates Mass in Ecuador

BBC World News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 10:07
Hundreds of thousands of people gather in the Ecuadorean port city of Guayaquil to greet Pope Francis as he arrives to celebrate an open-air mass.
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VIDEO: Anniversary of Asia's biggest war

BBC World News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 09:43
Commemorations are taking place to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second Sino-Japanese War in 1945 - the biggest war in Asia in the 20th Century.
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Narendra Modi app is 'like Tinder for good governance'

BBC World News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 08:28
Why the Indian PM's new app includes a videogame
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An ugly statue of a beautiful queen

BBC World News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 08:08
Egyptians lambast 'tasteless' new Nefertiti statue
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Ageing rates vary widely, says study

BBC World News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 07:50
A study of people born in the same year has uncovered a huge difference in the speed at which their bodies age.
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VIDEO: Anti-IS campaign 'will not be quick'

BBC World News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 07:34
US President Barack Obama says there is progress in the campaign against Islamic State militants, but emphasises that ''it will not be quick''.
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Twin Nigeria blasts kill scores

BBC World News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 07:26
Two bomb attacks - on a restaurant and a mosque - in the central Nigerian city of Jos have left at least 44 people dead, the authorities say.
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US 'intensifying' anti-IS campaign

BBC World News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 07:09
The US-led coalition fighting Islamic State is "intensifying" its campaign against the group's base in northern Syria, President Barack Obama says.
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Pluto probe 'on course' for flyby

BBC World News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 06:17
The New Horizons spacecraft lost very little science data when it went into "safe mode" at the weekend, the mission team says.
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