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'Takeoff fault' caused Greek crash

BBC World News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 20:52
A Greek fighter jet that crashed in Spain on Monday, killing 11, had suffered a technical fault during takeoff, the French military says.
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AirAsia co-pilot 'was flying plane'

BBC World News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 20:48
More details emerge from the AirAsia Flight QZ8501 flight recorder, including evidence the French co-pilot was controlling the plane before it crashed.
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Lapthorne wins fourth Australian Open

BBC World News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 20:29
Britain's Andy Lapthorne wins his fourth Australian Open quad wheelchair doubles title, partnering American David Wagner.
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Myanmar students get minister talks

BBC World News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 20:05
Myanmar's government agrees to hold talks with students over an education bill, following a rare protest march.
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Taylor Swift trademarks 'sick beat'

BBC World News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 20:00
Pop star Taylor Swift trademarks a number of phrases, including "this sick beat" and "we never go out of style", it is revealed.
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Man killed on Scorsese film set

BBC World News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 19:52
One man is killed and two others are injured on the set of Martin Scorsese's latest film set in Taiwan.
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Panama to probe ex-leader Martinelli

BBC World News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 19:46
Panama's Supreme Court says it will investigate former President Ricardo Martinelli over allegations of corruption during his time in office.
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VIDEO: Castro: 'Time to by-pass the embargo'

BBC World News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 18:50
The Cuban President, Raul Castro, has urged President Obama to use his executive powers to bypass the US economic embargo on Cuba.
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Sarwar resigns as Punjab governor

BBC World News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 18:38
Former Glasgow Govan MP Mohammad Sarwar resigns as governor of Punjab in Pakistan two days after criticising the country's federal government.
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Thorn Birds author McCullough dies

BBC World News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 17:57
Australian author Colleen McCullough, best known for her novel The Thorn Birds, dies aged 77.
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Hazare to campaign against India PM

BBC World News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 17:54
Indian anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare is to launch a campaign against the government, three years after his hunger strike drew global attention.
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VIDEO: Measles outbreak blamed on parents

BBC World News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 17:44
The US has been measles-free for 15 years but there has been a new outbreak, which started at Disneyland in California.
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VIDEO: Star Wars Boba Fett sells for £18,000

BBC World News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 17:00
Star Wars fan Craig Stevens has sold his Star Wars collection at auction, including a rare Boba Fett figure which sold for £18,000
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N Korea 'may be restarting reactor'

BBC World News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 16:31
Satellite images indicate North Korea may be trying to restart a nuclear reactor used to produce fuel for atomic weapons, a US think tank says.
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League tables branded a 'nonsense'

BBC World News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 16:25
Scores of England's top private schools are expecting to be at the bottom of the secondary school league tables, following confusion over International GCSEs.
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Sydney inquest hears of siege deaths

BBC World News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 16:25
An inquest into the Sydney siege hears that one hostage was killed by police fire as they stormed the cafe after the gunman killed the manager.
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Japan probes new 'hostage recording'

BBC World News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 15:57
Japan says it is investigating a purported new voice recording of hostage Kenji Goto, who is being held by Islamic State.
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Argentina's Nisman 'feared guards'

BBC World News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 15:51
Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman, who died in unexplained circumstances, borrowed a gun as he feared for his security, a colleague says.
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Crowds flock to remember Turkish singer

BBC World News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 15:42
Turkish singer who kept his trousers backstage
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Thursday's gossip column

BBC World News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 15:31
Real Madrid to get David De Gea on a free, Liverpool eye Ruben Neves, West Ham target Swansea's Gomez, plus more.
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