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VIDEO: Fighting for Sinjar, street by street

BBC World News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 05:05
In northern Iraq, Kurdish forces are making progress against Islamic State fighters in the strategically important town of Sinjar.
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VIDEO: Fighting fires in Australia's Blue Mountains

BBC World News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 04:59
A top female firefighter describes working in Australia's Blue Mountains
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Ex-governor jailed for corruption

BBC World News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 04:42
Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell is jailed for two years for public corruption, a much shorter sentence than prosecutors recommended.
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Gerrard would have signed new deal

BBC World News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 04:21
Steven Gerrard says he would not be leaving Liverpool if they had offered him a contract last summer.
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Stricken cargo ship 'to be refloated'

BBC World News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 04:06
A cargo ship which is stranded in the Solent after it was deliberately run aground could be refloated on Wednesday, salvors say.
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Korea dropped from 2015 calendar

BBC World News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 03:59
The Korean Grand Prix has been dropped from the 2015 calendar, reducing the season to 20 races.
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Kenya 'ICC defence witness murdered'

BBC World News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 03:17
A man found dead in Kenya over the weekend was a key witness for Deputy President William Ruto at his trial in The Hague, his lawyer says.
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Female suicide bomber hits Istanbul

BBC World News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 02:48
A female suicide bomber blows herself up in the Turkish city of Istanbul, killing one police officer and injuring another, officials say.
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Syria family's scars begin to heal

BBC World News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 02:09
Physical and emotional scars of injured Syrian girls begin to heal
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Dutch journalist detained in Turkey

BBC World News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 01:45
A Dutch journalist, Frederike Geerdink, is detained briefly by Turkish police over her alleged support for Kurdish rebels.
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Pryce heads Globe summer season

BBC World News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 01:41
Actor Jonathan Pryce is to play Shylock in The Merchant of Venice as part of the 2015 summer season at Shakespeare's Globe in London.
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Afghanistan's pace-setting president seeks results

BBC World News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 01:20
Sackings but no cabinet as Ghani makes his mark
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Zulu Bible translation aid welcomed

BBC World News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 01:16
South Africa's Catholic Church welcomes a $40,000 donation from the president to help translate the Bible directly from Hebrew and Greek into isiZulu.
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Kurds 'seize key Kobane district'

BBC World News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 00:55
Kurdish fighters battling Islamic State in Kobane, northern Syria, have seized a key district and now control 80% of the town, activists say.
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Man City close on Swansea's Bony

BBC World News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 00:46
Manchester City are in advanced talks with Swansea over signing striker Wilfried Bony, BBC Wales Sport learns.
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MP urges review of rape anonymity

BBC World News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 00:29
MP Mark Pritchard urges a review of the law on anonymity for people accused of rape after police drop an inquiry into allegations against him.
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German 'Islamisation' demos decried

BBC World News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 00:18
Politicians and celebrities in Germany join a campaign against Pegida, a group protesting against what it sees as the "Islamisation" of Europe.
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Hamas man jailed for Israel murders

BBC World News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 23:52
An Israeli military court sentences a Palestinian man to three life terms for the abduction and murder of three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank.
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VIDEO: Australia heat 'highest in decades'

BBC World News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 23:46
Australia records its third-warmest calendar year since national records began in 1910.
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VIDEO: AirAsia search teams collect wreckage

BBC World News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 23:32
The search area in the hunt for AirAsia flight QZ8501 has been expanded as efforts to locate the black box flight recorders continue.
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