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Shares jump on China train merger

BBC World News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 12:58
Chinese listed shares of the world's largest train makers skyrocketed on Wednesday after the firms announced plans to merge.
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Year in pictures: China 2014

BBC World News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 12:12
Images of events from China that made headlines in 2014
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Putin critic among 'hundred held'

BBC World News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 11:59
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is among 100 people detained at a Moscow rally, hours after being sentenced to house arrest for fraud.
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China's factory activity shrinks

BBC World News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 11:48
China's manufacturing activity shrank for the first time in seven months in December, a private survey showed on Wednesday.
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China markets mixed on factory data

BBC World News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 10:28
Chinese shares traded mixed in thin holiday trade on manufacturing data that painted an even weaker picture of the world's second largest economy.
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Poppy duo and acting stars honoured

BBC World News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 09:59
The creators of the World War One ceramic poppy display at the Tower of London join acting grandees Joan Collins and John Hurt on the New Year Honours list.
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US woman killed by two-year-old son

BBC World News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 09:48
A woman in the US state of Idaho is killed after her two-year-old son accidentally shot her with a gun he took from her handbag in a Wal-Mart store.
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Pardew good fit for Palace - Millen

BBC World News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 07:50
Crystal Palace caretaker boss Keith Millen believes Newcastle's Alan Pardew has the track record to succeed at Selhurst Park.
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Ebola patient may get plasma therapy

BBC World News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 07:07
Healthcare worker Pauline Cafferkey, who is battling Ebola at a London hospital, could be offered plasma from patients who have fought off the disease.
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VIDEO: Hundred held after Russia protest

BBC World News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 06:46
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and more than 100 other demonstrators have been arrested at a rally in central Moscow, activists say.
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Wind-up radio inventor honoured

BBC World News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 06:34
Inventor Trevor Baylis - who designed the wind-up Baygen radio - has been appointed a CBE in the New Year Honours list.
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Honours for Rugby World Cup winners

BBC World News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 06:33
Rugby World Cup winners Rochelle Clark and Sarah Hunter are among the sports stars on the New Year's Honours list.
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Knighthood for actor John Hurt

BBC World News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 06:30
Veteran actor John Hurt receives a knighthood and Joan Collins and Esther Rantzen are made dames in the New Year Honours.
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New York City arrests drop by 66%

BBC World News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 06:24
Arrests in New York City are down 66% since two officers were killed on duty, but police unions deny ordering a work slowdown as a protest.
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VIDEO: Who is Gambia's Yahya Jammeh?

BBC World News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 06:01
Gambian President Yayha Jammeh says his forces have thwarted a coup attempt in the capital of Banjul.
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F1 driver Bianchi has rehabilitation

BBC World News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 05:46
Formula 1 driver Jules Bianchi is receiving a "very painstaking programme of rehabilitation therapy", his parents confirm.
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Greek woes unsettle Wall Street

BBC World News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 05:28
Leading US stocks close lower on Tuesday, following European markets down amid continued uncertainty over economic woes in Greece.
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Australia's wine 'cheaper than water'

BBC World News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 04:39
The impact in Australia of wine that's cheaper than water
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Gambia security forces 'thwart coup'

BBC World News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 04:19
The president of The Gambia says he remains in charge of the West African state after his security forces thwarted an attempted coup.
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Albania seamen die in ferry recovery

BBC World News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 03:08
Two Albanian seamen are killed on a tugboat towing the Italian Norman Atlantic ferry, which was hit by a fire on Sunday, raising the deaths to 13.
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