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Pet Shop Boys top cover version vote

BBC World News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 01:52
The Pet Shop Boys' 1987 hit Always On My Mind is voted the top cover version of all time in a BBC Music vote.
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Clowns behaving badly

BBC World News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 01:31
The clowns scaring people in France
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Sotheby's sued over Caravaggio claim

BBC World News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 01:13
The former owner of a painting that was auctioned for £42,000 sues Sotheby's because he now believes it is by Italian master Caravaggio and worth £11m.
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UK to fight EU demand 'in every way'

BBC World News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 00:53
David Cameron tells MPs the UK will not pay the extra £1.7bn demanded by the EU, promising to challenge it "in every way possible".
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Rylance to play BFG in Spielberg film

BBC World News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 00:46
Actor Mark Rylance will play the title role in The BFG, Steven Spielberg's film of Roald Dahl's much-loved children's book about a "Big Friendly Giant".
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Pro-West parties set for Ukraine win

BBC World News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 00:08
Ukraine's president and prime minister are to publish a draft coalition deal after an apparent parliamentary election victory for pro-Western parties.
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F1 may lose more teams - Mosley

BBC World News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 00:05
Marussia and Caterham "may not be the last" teams to suffer from the cost of Formula 1, says former FIA president Max Mosley.
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France in new deficit cut pledge

BBC World News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 00:01
France's finance minister says the country plans to cut its budget deficit by €3.6-3.7bn next year in a bid to meet European Union rules.
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'HS3' backed for north of England

BBC World News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 23:41
Plans for a high-speed rail link in the north of England, dubbed "HS3", move a step closer after a report on how to maximise the benefits of HS2.
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Protests in Haiti over delayed polls

BBC World News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 23:38
Haitians protest in the capital Port-au-Prince as a new postponement of long-delayed legislative and municipal elections is announced.
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'Extinct' snail turns up in alley

BBC World News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 23:31
Bermudian land snails found by a local resident despite being considered extinct for 40 years.
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Taliban abduct police in Afghanistan

BBC World News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 23:27
At least 17 police officers have been abducted by Taliban militants in Afghanistan's northern Badakhshan province, officials say.
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VIDEO: Death penalty call for ferry captain

BBC World News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 23:27
South Korean prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for the captain of the Sewol ferry, which sank in April killing more than 300 people.
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Xiaomi to open data centre in India

BBC World News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 23:22
After India warned its military not to use Xiaomi devices owing to privacy fears, the Chinese firm announces plans to open an Indian data centre.
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Day in pictures: 27 October

BBC World News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 22:59
Images from around the world over the past 24 hours
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Hunt for S Africa footballer killers

BBC World News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 22:43
South African police launch a major investigation and offer a large reward to find the killers of South Africa football captain Senzo Meyiwa.
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Brazil's Rousseff promises reform

BBC World News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 22:37
President Dilma Rousseff promises to re-unite a divided Brazil after narrowly winning re-election with 52% of votes in Sunday's presidential poll.
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State to challenge Pistorius verdict

BBC World News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 22:21
South Africa prosecutors say they are going to appeal against the conviction and sentence given to athlete Oscar Pistorius for killing his girlfriend.
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German ex-banker guilty of bribery

BBC World News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 22:02
The former boss of Germany's BayernLB bank gets a suspended jail term for having bribed Austrian far-right politician Joerg Haider in 2007.
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Chiquita banana firm in Brazil deal

BBC World News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 21:41
Brazil's Cutrale and Safra groups agree a deal to buy banana giant Chiquita, just days after shareholders rejected a deal with rival Fyffes.
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