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Government to 'retire' some WW1 debt

BBC World News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 19:17
The UK Government has said that it will 'retire' £218m of the UK's £2bn First World War debt by refinancing bonds issued in 1917. It is the first payment of its kind for 67 years.
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French town bans clowns after scares

BBC World News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 19:08
A mayor in the south of France bans clown disguises for a month, starting on Halloween, after several violent incidents involving teenagers dressed as clowns.
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Sony reports loss of $1.2bn

BBC World News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 19:05
Japanese consumer electronics giant Sony reports a net loss for the three months to September of 136bn yen ($1.2bn; £762m).
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BA owner upgrades profit forecast

BBC World News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 18:49
The parent company of British Airways, IAG, upgrades its profit forecast after it reports a 30% rise in third quarter profits.
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Blurred Lines dispute to go to trial

BBC World News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 18:43
A US judge rules the long-running dispute between Marvin Gaye's family, Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams over claims of plagiarism should go to trial.
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BOJ boosts monetary stimulus measure

BBC World News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 18:34
Japan's central bank, the Bank of Japan, surprises markets by announcing an expansion of its monetary stimulus policy.
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US police killing suspect captured

BBC World News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 18:26
A US man who has eluded police in the forests of Pennsylvania for seven weeks after the fatal shooting of a police officer has been found.
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Murray seals World Tour Finals place

BBC World News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 18:17
Andy Murray books his place at the World Tour Finals with an emphatic victory over Grigor Dimitrov at the Paris Masters.
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Police boss in gross misconduct probe

BBC World News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 18:15
A police chief will face an internal charge of gross misconduct after an allegation of inappropriate behaviour towards women.
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China executes toddler-thrower

BBC World News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 18:13
A court in China executes a man who killed a two-year-old girl in Beijing following a parking space row with her mother.
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Dench and Watson honoured in LA

BBC World News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 17:57
Actors Dame Judi Dench, Emma Watson and Robert Downey Junior are among the stars honoured at the Britannia Awards hosted by Bafta in LA.
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Beijing bans Halloween on metro

BBC World News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 17:52
Beijing police say people wearing Halloween-themed fancy-dress on the city's metro could face arrest, state media report.
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Lawsuit over Malaysia missing plane

BBC World News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 16:40
Two children whose father was on Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 which disappeared file a lawsuit against the airline and Malaysia's government.
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Gerrard open to move from Liverpool

BBC World News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 16:27
Steven Gerrard says he could join another club next summer if Liverpool do not offer him a new contract.
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'Do more' to tackle aid corruption

BBC World News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 16:19
The UK government is not doing enough to tackle "petty corruption" in countries to which it gives aid, a report by a scrutiny body says.
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RBS reserves £400m for currency probe

BBC World News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 16:09
Royal Bank of Scotland sets aside £400m to cover potential costs from an investigation into possible manipulation of the foreign exchange market.
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VIDEO: Inside a haunted house in Louisiana

BBC World News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 15:57
It's Halloween and nowhere is it celebrated more than in the US. The BBC Pop Up team went behind the scenes at one of America's scariest haunted houses in Baton Rouge.
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VIDEO: 'Rage on the streets' in Burkina Faso

BBC World News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 15:07
Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore says he will stay in power for a year under a transitional government, following a day of violent protests demanding his resignation.
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Nikkei leads Asia up after BOJ move

BBC World News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 14:53
Japan led Asian shares higher after the Bank of Japan (BOJ) surprised markets by announcing more stimulus measures to boost the economy.
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VIDEO: The mystery drones flying over nuclear sites

BBC World News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 14:47
Unmanned aircraft have been seen flying over many of France's nuclear stations and the authorities don't know where they have come from.
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