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African firms 'should promote women'

BBC World News - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 01:14
Africa's leading businesses need to do more to promote women into top positions, a new report says.
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Man has first skull-scalp transplant

BBC World News - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 01:05
The first skull and scalp transplant has been performed in a 15-hour operation, say doctors in the US.
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'Terror cell' targeted anti-Islamist

BBC World News - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 01:02
Two men who plotted to "randomly" behead Boston police officers had initially planned to target a conservative blogger.
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Royal Mail stake to be sold off

BBC World News - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 00:38
The government's remaining 30% stake in the Royal Mail is to be sold off - and £3bn spending cuts are unveiled by George Osborne.
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Hobbit first edition sold for £137K

BBC World News - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 00:37
A first edition of JRR Tolkien's 1937 novel The Hobbit, with an inscription in Elvish written by the author, sells at auction in London for £137,000.
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Russia activist sudden illness fuels poison rumours

BBC World News - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 00:26
Poison rumours as Russian activist suddenly falls sick
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Retrial over US intern Levy's murder

BBC World News - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 00:25
A US judge grants the man convicted of killing intern Chandra Levy a retrial, 14 years after her disappearance made headlines.
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Terror charges over Kenya massacre

BBC World News - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 23:56
Five men are charged in a Kenyan court with 162 counts of terrorism following the deadly assault by militant Islamists on Garissa University College in April.
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How Maggi noodles became an iconic Indian snack

BBC World News - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 23:33
The making of a global snacking icon
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Safarova beats Ivanovic to make final

BBC World News - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 23:16
Lucie Safarova fights back to beat Ana Ivanovic and become the first Czech woman to reach the French Open final in 34 years.
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Fifa's Jack Warner 'to reveal all'

BBC World News - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 23:15
Ex-Fifa vice-president Jack Warner says he will reveal all he knows about corruption at world football's governing body, amid a US investigation.
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IMF asks Fed to delay rate rise

BBC World News - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 23:11
The International Monetary Fund urges the US Federal Reserve to delay any interest rate rise until 2016.
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Manipur rebels 'kill 20 soldiers'

BBC World News - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 23:10
At least 20 soldiers are killed and 12 injured in a rebel attack on a troop convoy in the north-east Indian state of Manipur, police say.
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Merkel open to treaty changes for UK

BBC World News - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 22:56
Germany's Chancellor Merkel tells the BBC that EU treaty changes may be needed to keep the UK in, but she is "not losing sleep" over it.
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Ukraine warns of Russian invasion

BBC World News - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 22:21
President Petro Poroshenko tells Ukrainian MPs the military must prepare for a possible "full-scale invasion" from Russia, amid a surge of violence.
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Welfare budget 'to hit 25-year low'

BBC World News - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 22:15
Government spending cuts will see unprotected parts of the social security budget fall to their lowest level for 25 years, the Institute for Fiscal Studies warns.
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China rescuers find dozens of bodies

BBC World News - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 21:20
Rescuers pull dozens of bodies from a capsized cruise ship in China's Yangtze River, as authorities promise "no cover-up" over the disaster.
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Memes make light of India Maggi ban

BBC World News - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 20:56
Humour and health concerns dominate Indian Twitter users' reaction to the temporary ban on Maggi noodles in some states.
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Italy arrests over migrant contracts

BBC World News - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 20:51
Police in Italy arrest 44 people over the rigging of public contracts to run migrant reception centres in a new chapter of a mafia investigation.
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EU lawyer backs Germany on benefits

BBC World News - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 20:23
Jobless EU migrants can be refused social benefits in another EU country during their first three months there, a top EU legal adviser says.
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