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Deadly avalanches hit Afghanistan

BBC World News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 18:47
A series of avalanches in Afghanistan's mountainous Panjshir province kills 29, officials say, with a number of people still trapped.
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Surrender the UN veto, says Amnesty

BBC World News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 18:12
Amnesty International urges the five permanent members of the UN Security Council to give up their power of veto in cases of mass atrocities.
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VIDEO: US house destroyed in gas blast

BBC World News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 17:49
Two people are seriously injured in an explosion at a house in the US state of New Jersey.
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No World Cup compensation - Fifa

BBC World News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 17:28
Fifa says it will not pay compensation to clubs and leagues unhappy about plans to play 2022 World Cup in November and December.
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Profit falls at O2 owner Telefonica

BBC World News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 17:07
Spanish telecoms group Telefonica, which owns the O2 mobile network, reports a 35% fall in its annual net profit.
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Jamaica decriminalises marijuana use

BBC World News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 16:21
Jamaica's parliament decriminalises the possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use.
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Tasers drawn on '400 children in 2013'

BBC World News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 16:14
More than 400 children have had tasers drawn on them by police in England and Wales in 2013, a 38% rise on the previous year, figures obtained by the BBC show.
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Asian shares rise after US gains

BBC World News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 15:14
Most Asian markets rose on Wednesday following record closes in the US and the eurozone's approval of reform proposals submitted by Greece.
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HK budget backs protest-hit business

BBC World News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 15:12
Hong Kong's leadership pledges HK$290m ($37m; £24m) in support to businesses hit by last year's protest, in its annual budget.
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Muslims 'oppose cartoons reprisals'

BBC World News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 14:02
A large majority of British Muslims oppose the use of violence against people publishing images depicting the Prophet Muhammad, a BBC poll suggests.
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Anwar family seek royal pardon

BBC World News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 13:28
The family of Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim say he is a "political prisoner" and seek a royal pardon over his sodomy conviction.
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Routh guilty in American Sniper case

BBC World News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 12:50
Eddie Ray Routh is found guilty of murder of American Sniper Chris Kyle by a Texas jury and is sentenced to life in prison without parole.
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Three killed in South Korea shooting

BBC World News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 11:51
A gunman opens fire at a convenience store in the South Korean city of Sejong, killing three people, local media report.
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New fees for foreign property buyers

BBC World News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 10:56
Foreign investors may have to pay large fees before buying Australian residential real estate or businesses, the government announces.
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Clampdown on cold call companies

BBC World News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 10:30
Companies behind cold calls and nuisance text messages are to face tougher rules after thousands of complaints about their conduct.
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Brazil roadblocks 'affect exports'

BBC World News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 10:11
Brazilian lorry drivers block roads in protest against the high cost of fuel and tolls, with officials saying exports are being affected.
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Venezuelan student killed in protest

BBC World News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 10:02
A Venezuelan teenager is killed in the western state of Tachira in a protest over the worsening economic crisis and the shortage of many staples.
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Dozens hurt in California train crash

BBC World News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 09:52
A commuter train partially derails northwest of Los Angeles, after hitting a lorry which had driven on to tracks, injuring 28 people, four critically.
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How oil prices have upset Nigeria's women

BBC World News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 08:52
How oil prices have upset Nigeria's glamorous women
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Luxury: Worth every penny?

BBC World News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 08:23
We spend $340bn a year on luxury items we don't need. Why?
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