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Vine wins funniest Fringe joke award

BBC World News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 16:18
A joke by Tim Vine is voted the funniest at this year's Edinburgh Fringe, making him the first comedian to win the accolade twice.
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India cancels talks with Pakistan

BBC World News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 15:57
India cancels a meeting with Pakistan, after Pakistan's envoy consults Kashmiri separatist leaders.
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Reynolds to receive lifetime honour

BBC World News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 15:32
Veteran screen star Debbie Reynolds is to be given a lifetime achievement award by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), the organisation announces.
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Mourinho wants substitute Cech to stay

BBC World News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 15:13
Jose Mourinho wants keeper Petr Cech to stay, despite the Chelsea boss picking Thibaut Courtois for the 3-1 win at Burnley.
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Telangana holds controversial survey

BBC World News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 15:02
A controversial door-to-door survey is being carried out in India's newest state of Telangana to identify who qualifies for state welfare schemes.
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Australia-Indonesia spy rift 'ends'

BBC World News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 14:51
Australia says it has reached an agreement with Indonesia to end a row over claims Canberra spied on the Indonesian president.
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India brides leave home over toilets

BBC World News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 14:46
Six newlywed women in a village in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh return to their parents because their husbands' homes did not have toilets.
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Pair face 50 trafficking charges

BBC World News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 14:28
Two men are to appear in court in Northern Ireland charged with 50 offences including human trafficking and forced labour.
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Espirito Santo debts sold via Jersey

BBC World News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 14:03
Three Jersey-registered companies are named in the fallout over stricken Portuguese lender Banco Espirito Santo.
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VIDEO: Clashes in Ferguson see tear gas used

BBC World News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 13:54
The police use tear gas and stun grenades after minor clashes with protestors in Ferguson, Missouri.
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White House steps up Ferguson effort

BBC World News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 12:31
The US attorney general is to travel to the riot-hit town of Ferguson, as the authorities step up efforts to restore calm amid a tense stand-off.
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Pope lifts ban on 'left-wing' bishop

BBC World News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 11:03
Pope Francis lifts the ban on the beatification of murdered Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero, imposed over his suspected Marxist views.
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Crocodile kills Australia fisherman

BBC World News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 10:44
A man is killed by a giant saltwater crocodile as he fished with his wife in northern Australia - the fourth fatal attack this year.
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VIDEO: Kenya's forgotten WW1 heroes

BBC World News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 09:37
The BBC's Emmanuel Igunza investigates the role of Kenyan soldiers in World War One
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World War One: Kenya's forgotten heroes

BBC World News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 09:04
Remembering the Africans who fought for Britain in WW1
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Syrians living with the mental scars of torture

BBC World News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 08:06
Syrians struggling to cope with psychological impact of torture
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Ebola patients 'missing in Liberia'

BBC World News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 08:03
Liberia admits 17 suspected Ebola patients are "missing" after a health centre was attacked, as the UN calls for stricter screening at airports.
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VIDEO: The hunt for Myanmar's missing bell

BBC World News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:42
A new search has begun in Myanmar for the Dhammazedi Bell - said to have fallen into a river near the country's capital in 1608
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VIDEO: Besson makes Scarlett superhuman

BBC World News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:16
French film director Luc Besson talks about his new science fiction thriller called Lucy, starring Scarlett Johansson
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10 theories on how uptalk originated

BBC World News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:13
10 theories on how upward intonation originated
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