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Kenya blogger on president slur charge

BBC World News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 01:31
A popular and controversial Kenyan blogger is charged with undermining the presidency, following a tweet he posted earlier this week.
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Fifa investigator Garcia resigns

BBC World News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 01:18
Fifa's independent ethics investigator Michael Garcia resigns in protest over the handling of his World Cup bidding report.
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S Leone houses searched for Ebola

BBC World News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 01:01
Sierra Leone starts house-to-house searches in the capital Freetown to find hidden cases of Ebola, at the same time restricting shop opening hours.
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VIDEO: Why was Alan Gross jailed in Cuba?

BBC World News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 00:36
The US and Cuba have struck a prisoner swap deal that involves the release of American Alan Gross and three Cubans, US officials have announced.
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Russia plans new action over rouble

BBC World News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 00:32
Russia says it is planning new measures to stabilise the rouble after its slump against the dollar.
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Government to sell more Lloyds shares

BBC World News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 00:15
More shares in Lloyds Banking Group are to be sold by the government, in a move which could raise up to £3bn.
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Taliban kill 10 in Afghan bank raid

BBC World News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 00:12
Ten people are killed and many more wounded as Taliban militants attack a bank in the southern Afghan province of Helmand, officials say.
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Couples tango for Pope in Rome

BBC World News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 00:07
Hundreds of couples dance a mass tango in Rome's St Peter's Square in honour of Pope Francis' 78th birthday.
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Oil price forces new Nigeria budget

BBC World News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 00:06
The prolonged slump in the price of oil forces oil-export dependent Nigeria to revise its budget plans, prompting its currency to fall to a record low.
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McCoist remains Rangers manager

BBC World News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 00:03
Ally McCoist remains manager of Rangers after a meeting with board members despite having handed in his notice.
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MEPs back Palestinian statehood bid

BBC World News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 23:51
European Parliament backs Palestinian bid for statehood
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Castrogiovanni punished for rant

BBC World News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 23:47
Toulon's Martin Castrogiovanni is fined and given a suspended ban for his rant to the media.
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Russian media note panic over rouble

BBC World News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 23:42
Bleak predictions in Russian media as currency plunges
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Sturridge to have rehab with Red Sox

BBC World News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 23:16
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge will spend Christmas with Boston Red Sox in a bid to speed up his return from a thigh injury.
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UK army murder claims 'were lies'

BBC World News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 22:57
Allegations of murder and torture made against British soldiers by Iraqi detainees after a 2004 battle were "deliberate lies", the Al-Sweady Inquiry rules.
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US worker released from Cuba prison

BBC World News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 22:35
The US and Cuba announce a prisoner swap involving the release of American Alan Gross and three Cubans, heralding a possible major thaw in relations.
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VIDEO: Mass tango for Pope's birthday

BBC World News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 22:25
Hundreds of mainly elderly couples have performed a Tango in St Peter's Square in Rome to mark the seventy-eighth birthday of Pope Francis.
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Car smoke ban 'to start in October'

BBC World News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 22:22
Smoking in cars with children will be banned in England, under new laws put forward by the government.
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UK sees pick-up in wage growth

BBC World News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 21:59
Wage growth picked up in the three months to October and outstripped the rise in the cost of living, while unemployment fell again, official figures show.
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Somalis seize Yemeni fishing boats

BBC World News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 21:57
Somaliland seizes more than 51 Yemeni boats and an Egyptian ship for fishing illegally in its waters, a Somaliland official tells the BBC.
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