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Zambian President Sata dies in UK

BBC World News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 19:28
Zambia's President Michael Sata, 77, dies in London, where he had been receiving treatment for an undisclosed illness, the government says.
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Venezuela recalls ambassador to Spain

BBC World News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 19:15
Venezuela is recalling its ambassador to Spain a week after the Spanish prime minister called for the release of a Venezuelan opposition leader.
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Hopes fade for trapped Turkey miners

BBC World News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 19:08
Fears grow that a flood at a Turkish mine may have drowned 18 workers as the president and prime minister prepare to visit the scene.
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Big Brother to launch in China

BBC World News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 18:46
China is to get its own version of Big Brother for the first time, with the housemates' exploits to be broadcast on popular video site Youku Tudou.
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MPs demand action on asylum backlog

BBC World News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 18:44
The Home Office has "failed to deal" with the UK's backlog of asylum cases, with 29,000 applications dating back at least seven years still unresolved, MPs warn.
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'Failure' in care of injured veterans

BBC World News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 18:43
The government is failing to abide by its military covenant with armed forces veterans not getting the care they need, medical experts say.
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Top China body axes Hong Kong tycoon

BBC World News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 18:31
Members of China's top political advisory body have voted to kick out Hong Kong tycoon James Tien for his criticism of Chief Executive CY Leung.
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Nintendo surprises with earnings

BBC World News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 18:26
Japanese video game giant Nintendo beat market expectations to post an operating profit of 215m yen in the July to September period.
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Joan Rivers family hires legal firm

BBC World News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 18:09
Joan Rivers' daughter Melissa hires a legal firm to investigate the circumstances around her mother's death last month.
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NFL could give UK 'more than £100m'

BBC World News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 18:00
A London-based NFL team could be worth more than £100m a year to the UK, according to a new report.
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Net tax prompts Hungary mass march

BBC World News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 17:43
Tens of thousands of Hungarians march through Budapest against plans to tax internet use, in the biggest anti-government protest for years.
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VIDEO: Italy needs EU help to patrol seas

BBC World News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 17:32
Thousands of migrants attempt to cross the Mediterranean sea to get into Europe, and some need saving from dangerous vessels.
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Kansas take World Series to decider

BBC World News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 17:28
Kansas City Royals beat San Francisco Giants 10-0 to take the best-of-seven World Series to the deciding game.
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Sturgeon in legal move over EU vote

BBC World News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 17:26
A referendum in favour of leaving the European Union should have the clear support of each UK nation, the SNP's Nicola Sturgeon insists.
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Spacey mourns House of Cards actress

BBC World News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 17:11
Kevin Spacey pays tribute to actress Elizabeth Norment, who played Nancy Kaufberger, the secretary to his character in US TV drama House of Cards.
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Thai court rejects UK activist case

BBC World News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 17:10
A Thai court dismisses a criminal defamation case against a British labour activist who criticised conditions in the food industry.
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VIDEO: The dress that interprets your brain

BBC World News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 16:24
Designer Lauren Bowker is working on a textile that can respond to brain patterns.
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Peshmerga fighters arrive in Turkey

BBC World News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 16:20
Scores of Iraqi Kurdish fighters arrive in Turkey from where they plan to cross into Syria to battle militants besieging the town of Kobane.
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Pilot strike hits Air France profits

BBC World News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 16:05
Air France-KLM has said last month's pilots' strike cost it €416m (£328m) in lost revenues as it reported operating profit fell by more than half in the three months to the end of October.
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India 'fails' victims of abuse

BBC World News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 15:58
The epidemic of domestic violence that blights India
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