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N Korea 'planning satellite launch'

BBC World News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 02:19
North Korea has declared a plan to launch a satellite later this month, a UN agency says, in a move condemned by Washington.
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Putin accused of encouraging threats

BBC World News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 02:02
Russian politician Mikhail Kasyanov accuses President Putin of "silently encouraging" intimidation as a row over a menacing video continues.
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Actor in coma following stage accident

BBC World News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 01:53
An Italian actor is in a coma in Pisa after a hanging scene went wrong on stage, resulting in his strangulation.
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Zimbabwe chief prosecutor charged

BBC World News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 01:47
Zimbabwe's chief prosecutor is charged with obstructing the course of justice, accused of dropping a case involving an alleged plot to bomb the president's dairy.
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US 'to boost Europe defence budget'

BBC World News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 01:40
The Pentagon is to propose quadrupling its budget for European defence in 2017 in the light of "Russian aggression", the US defence secretary says.
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Somali plane lands with hole in its side

BBC World News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 01:02
A passenger plane makes an emergency landing in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, with a gaping hole in its fuselage.
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Uganda ex-spy chief court-martialled

BBC World News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 00:02
Uganda's former intelligence chief, who is a strong critic of President Yoweri Museveni, is charged with insubordination at a military court.
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Club finds right-back on LinkedIn

BBC World News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 23:03
Slovenian club NK Domzale post LinkedIn advert for an "offensive right-back" and get 150 applications for the position.
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France school smoking 'cuts terror risk'

BBC World News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 22:31
Some French schools are allowing students to smoke on their grounds to prevent them becoming terror targets on the street, a union says.
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Trump dealt blow by Cruz in Iowa vote

BBC World News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 21:52
Ted Cruz wins the Iowa Republican caucuses, beating frontrunner Donald Trump in the first US vote on the road to the White House, but the Democratic race is a virtual tie.
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Clashes at Karachi airport 'kill two'

BBC World News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 21:36
Pakistani security forces and protesters have clashed at Karachi airport, leaving at least two dead, officials say.
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Air strikes hit IS radio in Afghanistan

BBC World News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 20:33
US air strikes in eastern Afghanistan have destroyed a radio station used by the Islamic State militant group, US and Afghan officials say.
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Belgium's ageing nuclear plants worry neighbours

BBC World News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 20:27
Belgian plan to extend life of reactors worries neighbours
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Tata to rename Zica car over virus woes

BBC World News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 20:22
India's Tata Motors is to rename its forthcoming Zica hatchback after the similarly-named Zika virus sparked a global health emergency.
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Israel ends Ramallah entry restrictions

BBC World News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 19:56
The Israeli military lifts the restrictions on access to the West Bank city of Ramallah that were imposed following a shooting on Sunday.
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Chechen leader lashes out at Instagram

BBC World News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 19:52
Chechnya's Ramzan Kadyrov says US pressure forced Instagram to remove his video showing a Russian opposition politician as a sniper's target.
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Australia MPs can breastfeed in chamber

BBC World News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 19:40
The Australian House of Representatives changes its rules to allow lawmakers to breastfeed and bottle-feed in the chamber.
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VIDEO: Microcephaly patient: 'I survived'

BBC World News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 19:17
Brazilian journalist Ana Carolina Caceres tells of her life with microcephaly, the congenital malformation by which babies have abnormally small heads and may suffer from delayed brain development.
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India court reopens case on gay sex

BBC World News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 19:12
India's Supreme Court agrees to revisit a previous judgement upholding a colonial-era law criminalising gay sex.
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China snow strands 'nearly 100,000'

BBC World News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 18:34
Heavy snow disrupts public transport in China, stranding tens of thousands outside a rail station in Guangzhou, police say.
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