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HK booksellers 'author' attacks China

BBC World News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 07:01
A Chinese writer tells the BBC he published a provocative book about President Xi Jinping, linked to five missing Hong Kong booksellers, as a challenge to China.
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First Zika pregnancy case in Europe

BBC World News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 06:28
Spain confirms that a pregnant woman has been diagnosed with the Zika virus - the first such case in Europe.
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New tarantula named after Johnny Cash

BBC World News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 06:03
Among 14 newly described species of tarantula is Aphonopelma johnnycashi, which lives near Folsom Prison in California.
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Obama proposes $10 a barrel oil tax

BBC World News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 05:37
President Obama plans a tax of $10 (£6.85) on every barrel of oil from US producers to help fund green transportation projects.
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Mexico seeks actress over 'El Chapo'

BBC World News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 05:24
Mexican prosecutors issue an order to locate and question actress Kate del Castillo over alleged illegal business links with drug baron Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.
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Poland re-opens Smolensk crash inquiry

BBC World News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 04:12
Poland launches a new investigation into the 2010 plane crash in Russia which killed President Lech Kaczynski, citing "mistakes" in previous inquiries.
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Rubio sees surge of support after Iowa

BBC World News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 03:15
US presidential hopeful Marco Rubio has received several high-profile endorsements, after a surprising and strong finish in the Iowa caucuses.
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Teenager to keep gold bar found in lake

BBC World News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 03:08
A teenager in Germany will be allowed to keep a bar of gold found in a lake after the owner could not be identified, police say.
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$10bn pledged for conflict-hit Syrians

BBC World News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 02:37
A donor conference raises more than $10bn in pledges to help Syrians affected by the conflict, UK Prime Minister David Cameron says.
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Body of Italian student found in Egypt

BBC World News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 02:07
The body of an Italian student who disappeared last week in Cairo has been found and shows signs of torture, an Egyptian prosecutor says.
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Julian Assange 'arbitrarily held'

BBC World News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 01:18
A UN panel considering the "arbitrary detention" of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange will find in his favour, the Swedish foreign ministry says.
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'Tree man' to undergo free surgery

BBC World News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 01:07
Bangladesh's government says it will cover the cost of operations for Abul Bajandar, who has a rare disease causing him to grow bark-like warts.
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Shkreli mocks Congress amid inquiry

BBC World News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 00:54
Former head of Turing Pharmaceuticals refuses to answer questions at a congressional hearing focused on the company's drug pricing policy.
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Schumacher latest not good - ex-boss

BBC World News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 00:48
Michael Schumacher's former boss says latest news about the F1 great's health "is not good" - but refuses to elaborate.
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Rwanda denies training Burundi rebels

BBC World News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 00:44
Rwanda dismisses allegations in a leaked UN report that it is providing military training to Burundians who want to overthrow President Pierre Nkurunziza.
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Bugs Bunny voice artist Joe Alaskey dies

BBC World News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 00:11
Joe Alaskey, the US voice artist who provided vocals for such Looney Tunes characters as Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, dies at 63.
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The Indian clock to tower over Big Ben

BBC World News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 00:09
Indian IT giant Infosys plans to build the world's largest free-standing clock tower, dwarfing structures like Old Joe and Big Ben.
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Millepied quits Paris Opera Ballet

BBC World News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 00:05
Choreographer Benjamin Millepied confirms he is stepping down as director of Paris Opera Ballet for "personal reasons".
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Israelis jailed for killing Palestinian

BBC World News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 23:39
A court in Jerusalem hands two young Israelis lengthy prison sentences for the murder of Palestinian teenager Mohammad Abu Khdair in 2014.
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VIDEO: Tata's Zica car set for renaming

BBC World News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 23:24
The firm launches its Zica hatchback despite announcing it planned to change the name after the similarly-named Zika virus sparked a global health emergency.
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