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Storm kills 32 in India's Bihar state

BBC World News - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 18:13
At least 32 people are killed in a storm in the eastern Indian state of Bihar, a government official tells BBC Hindi.
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SA army raids to curb violence

BBC World News - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 18:07
South African soldiers and police conduct a series of raids in an effort to curb attacks on foreign nationals and the looting of shops.
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Three held over Claudia murder

BBC World News - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 18:06
Three men are arrested on suspicion of the murder of missing York chef Claudia Lawrence.
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Affleck 'sorry' for slavery cover-up

BBC World News - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 17:52
Ben Affleck apologises for pressuring a documentary series to cover up evidence of his family's slave-owning roots.
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HK vote candidates to be screened

BBC World News - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 17:49
Hong Kong's government reveals its election reform proposals, but as expected does not concede to pro-democracy demands for a fully free vote.
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French swimmer sparks fury with cocaine claims

BBC World News - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 17:29
French champion upsets sport's authorities with drug claims
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UK arrest over US 'flash crash'

BBC World News - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 17:20
A financial trader is arrested in the UK after US authorities allege he contributed to the 2010 Wall Street "flash crash" that wiped billons of dollars off the value of shares.
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Clarkson 'will return to the BBC'

BBC World News - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 17:19
Jeremy Clarkson will be allowed to return to the BBC, says the head of BBC Two, while confirming his final scenes on Top Gear will be shown this summer.
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Japan's Nikkei hits 15-year high

BBC World News - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 16:37
Japan's Nikkei index closes above 20,000 points for the first time in 15 years after the country recorded its first trade surplus in three years.
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Paltrow and Martin file for divorce

BBC World News - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 16:08
Hollywood actress Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay singer Chris Martin have filed for divorce after 11 years of marriage, it is confirmed.
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Clegg in public servants' pay pledge

BBC World News - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 15:46
Millions of public sector workers would be spared further pay cuts under Liberal Democrat plans, Nick Clegg says, as he promises to end the "era of pay restraint".
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Thailand faces possible EU fish ban

BBC World News - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 15:30
Thailand says it is "confident" it can address concerns over illegal fishing that may lead to a trade ban from the European Union.
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Rolls-Royce announces new boss

BBC World News - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 15:02
Rolls-Royce announces that John Rishton will retire as chief executive on 2 July and be replaced by Warren East.
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Wednesday's gossip column

BBC World News - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 14:55
Toure hints at departure, Lloris to assess future, Torres in Gerrard tribute, Spurs plan clear-out, plus more.
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Nepal bus crash kills 17 Indians

BBC World News - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 14:50
Seventeen Indian tourists die and 30 others are injured after a bus veers off a mountain road and crashes in a river.
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Samuels rebuke for England's Stokes

BBC World News - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 14:42
West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels mocks England all-rounder Ben Stokes and his attempts at sledging in the second Test.
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NZ PM apologises for hair-pulling

BBC World News - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 12:18
New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key apologises to a waitress at an Auckland cafe after she accuses him of pulling her hair.
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US firms 'fail' conflict mineral test

BBC World News - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 12:05
A report by Amnesty International and Global Witness alleges that nearly 80% of US firms are failing to adequately check their supply chains for conflict minerals.
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Japan court rejects reactor halt bid

BBC World News - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 12:04
A local court in Japan rejects an attempt by local residents to halt the restart of two reactors at the Sendai nuclear plant.
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Iran urges aid effort for Yemen

BBC World News - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 10:39
Iran's foreign minister calls for "urgent humanitarian assistance" in Yemen after a Saudi-led coalition ended air strikes against Houthi rebels.
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