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What is behind Pakistan's dramatic rise in executions?

BBC World News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 20:30
What's behind Pakistan's dramatic rise in executions?
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Pakistan 'shameful' hanging condemned

BBC World News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 20:25
Pakistan executes a man who was 15 when he was sentenced to death for a double murder in 1992 and who rights groups say was tortured into confessing.
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Man jailed over forced marriage

BBC World News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 19:33
A 34-year-old Cardiff man becomes the first person in the UK to be prosecuted under forced marriage laws introduced a year ago.
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Venezuela in oil spat with Guyana

BBC World News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 19:32
Venezuela demands that neighbouring Guyana stop US oil company Exxon from carrying out oil exploration in disputed waters.
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World Cup 2026 bidding delayed

BBC World News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 19:20
The bidding process for the 2026 World Cup is postponed amid allegations surrounding the 2018 and 2022 tournaments.
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Alton Towers amputee 'recovering'

BBC World News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 19:20
A girl whose leg was amputated after a rollercoaster crash at Alton Towers is recovering well and stands for the first time, her brother says.
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Menezes family in European court plea

BBC World News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 18:52
The family of a Brazilian man shot dead by police who thought he was a suicide bomber take their legal battle to the European Court of Human Rights.
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Aung San Suu Kyi arrives in China

BBC World News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 18:26
Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar's opposition leader, arrives in China for the first time at a time of tension between the two countries.
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Zara owner profits up on sales surge

BBC World News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 18:24
Inditex, owner of clothing retailers including Zara and Massimo Dutti, sees a 28% rise in net profit for the first quarter of 2015.
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IS marks anniversary of Mosul's fall

BBC World News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 18:18
Islamic State militants in Mosul mark the first anniversary of their capture of Iraq's second city, which sent shockwaves around the world.
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John Inverdale loses Wimbledon show

BBC World News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 18:15
Clare Balding is to replace John Inverdale as the host of the BBC's Wimbledon highlights show.
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China shares down on MSCI delay

BBC World News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 17:31
Mainland Chinese shares close lower on Wednesday after the US index provider MSCI held off including China-listed shares in a key benchmark index
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Baby from ovary frozen in childhood

BBC World News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 17:25
A woman in Belgium is the first in the world to give birth to a baby using transplanted ovarian tissue frozen when she was still a child, doctors say.
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Rome arrests put pressure on mayor

BBC World News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 17:24
Six people are arrested in a corruption inquiry over Rome city hall contracts, prompting a protest against centre-left Mayor Ignazio Marino.
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VIDEO: S Korea subway scrubbed to fight Mers

BBC World News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 17:24
An outbreak of the Mers virus has claimed nine lives in South Korea and authorities are taking steps to curb the spread of the disease and reassure the public.
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Glennie gets presidential approval

BBC World News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 16:50
Scottish percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie and US singer-songwriter Emmylou Harris are praised by US president Barack Obama as they receive the Polar Music Prize.
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Osborne to push for budget surplus

BBC World News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 16:48
The chancellor will attempt to bind future governments to maintaining a budget surplus when the economy is growing, he will announce later.
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VIDEO: Could IS influence shatter Gaza truce?

BBC World News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 16:36
In the past week, several rockets have been fired at Israel from Gaza, endangering the 10-month-long ceasefire that ended last summer's deadly war.
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VIDEO: Empty shops and divided societies

BBC World News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 16:24
As negotiations between Greece and its creditors continue many Greeks feel they have reached the limit of what they can pay.
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Grey: New Fifty Shades book 'stolen'

BBC World News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 16:13
A copy of EL James's latest Fifty Shades novel has been stolen ahead of its publish date.
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