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Denmark to cut asylum-seeker benefits

BBC World News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 23:13
Denmark's new centre-right government - backed by an anti-EU party - says social benefits for asylum-seekers will be reduced.
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Thousands attend HK democracy rally

BBC World News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 23:13
Tens of thousands of people in Hong Kong attend a pro-democracy rally to mark the 18th anniversary of Britain handing the territory back to China.
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Lionel Richie heads to number one

BBC World News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 23:10
Soul star Lionel Richie heads to number one in the album chart as he enjoys a post-Glastonbury sales boost.
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VIDEO: Indonesia crash death toll rises

BBC World News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 22:54
Indonesian officials say 141 bodies have been recovered after a military transport plane crashed in a residential area of Medan on Tuesday.
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Europe hit by soaring temperatures

BBC World News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 22:45
Parts of Europe have been hit by temperatures above 40C, leading to concerns for the welfare of the young, elderly and vulnerable.
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Cameroon releases detained children

BBC World News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 22:11
Cameroon releases 84 children detained after a raid on Koranic schools accused of links to Boko Haram over six months ago.
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Family of 12 'may have gone to Syria'

BBC World News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 22:01
A family of 12 from Luton including a baby and two grandparents could have travelled to Syria after going missing, police say.
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First UK Tunisia dead returned home

BBC World News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 22:01
The bodies of eight of the British tourists killed by a gunman in Tunisia last Friday are returned to the UK.
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Saints terminate Osvaldo contract

BBC World News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 21:58
Southampton terminate the contract of £15m record signing Dani Osvaldo, who played only 14 Premier League games.
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Syria rebels shoot dead IS militants

BBC World News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 21:55
Syrian rebels release a video showing them shooting dead 18 alleged Islamic State (IS) militants, mimicking footage of killings by the jihadist group.
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Barrier Reef spared 'danger' listing

BBC World News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 21:47
United Nations heritage body Unesco votes not to put Australia's Great Barrier Reef on its world danger list.
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Greek PM 'offers fresh compromise'

BBC World News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 21:23
Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has offered new concessions to the country's creditors, but Germany says a deal is not yet possible.
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Brazil rejects lowering criminal age

BBC World News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 21:04
The lower house of Brazil's Congress rejects a bill which would have allowed young people between 16 and 18 years of age to be tried as adults.
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Alexis Tsipras and his Greek gamble

BBC World News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 20:48
Alexis Tsipras faces uncertain future
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UK outlook 'worsens' on Greece crisis

BBC World News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 20:42
The outlook for the UK's financial stability has worsened in the light of events in Greece, Bank of England governor Mark Carney warns.
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Airport decision by end of 2015 - PM

BBC World News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 20:39
David Cameron promises a decision on airport expansion by the end of the year and denies being "bullied" by anti-Heathrow expansion colleague Boris Johnson.
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England's hottest day since 2006

BBC World News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 20:03
England basks in sunshine as temperatures reach the hottest they have been for nine years.
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Honduras corruption probe widens

BBC World News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 20:00
A court in Honduras orders the arrest of a senior lawmaker amid a widening probe into embezzlement in the country's health system.
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Liverpool sign Clyne in £12.5m deal

BBC World News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 19:48
Liverpool sign England right-back Nathaniel Clyne from Premier League rivals Southampton in a £12.5m deal.
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Calais port strike enters third day

BBC World News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 19:45
Travel is disrupted for a third day as a strike by French ferry workers continues to cause disruption on both sides of the Channel.
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