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VIDEO: Anxious time for Syria's Christians

BBC World News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 13:23
Around the world Christians are marking Holy Week in the run up to Easter, but for Syria's Christians, it is also an anxious time as the country's war drags on into a fourth year.
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China jails corruption activists

BBC World News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 13:10
China jails four more activists linked to the Xu Zhiyong-founded New Citizens' Movement, which seeks government transparency.
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Channel Tunnel normal service due

BBC World News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 12:44
Channel Tunnel rail services are expected to return to normal on Good Friday morning after being hit by severe disruption.
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Alonso quickest in China practice

BBC World News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 11:57
Ferrari's Fernando Alonso welcomes his new team principal to Formula 1 by setting the pace in first practice at the Chinese Grand Prix.
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VIDEO: 'Most Earth-like planet yet' found

BBC World News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 11:39
A planet that is close in size to the Earth and that could hold water on its surface has been identified by the Kepler telescope.
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Rob Ford launches re-election bid

BBC World News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 09:06
Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford kicks off his re-election campaign at an event his brother calls "history in the making".
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Trouble in paradise for Chile's Easter Island

BBC World News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 09:02
Easter Island struggles to cope with tourist influx
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VIDEO: Indians abroad call for absentee ballot

BBC World News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 08:53
A UK-based group of non-resident Indians is campaigning to persuade the Indian government to implement a system of absentee balloting.
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Barnes & Noble founder offloads $64m

BBC World News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 08:49
Barnes & Noble chairman trims his stake in the bookstore company to 20% by selling shares worth $64m.
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Peru evacuates Ubinas volcano area

BBC World News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 08:36
The authorities in Peru say they are evacuating 4,000 people living near the Ubinas volcano, in the south of the country, because of increased activity.
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Algeria votes on Bouteflika's future

BBC World News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 08:15
Algerians have voted in elections in which incumbent President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who suffered a stroke last year, is seeking a fourth term.
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Ex-BP worker fined over shares trade

BBC World News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 08:10
A BP employee who oversaw the cleanup of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 agrees to settle a charge of insider trading.
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Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies

BBC World News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 07:30
The Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, author of One Hundred Years of Solitude, dies in Mexico aged 87, his family says.
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How 420 became code for marijuana

BBC World News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 07:22
Why cannabis smokers love the number 420
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What makes Jerusalem so holy?

BBC World News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 07:18
What makes Jerusalem so holy to three religions?
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Weather blights S Korea ferry search

BBC World News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 07:09
Bad weather, murky water and strong currents are hampering the search for more than 270 people missing after a South Korean ferry sank.
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Alfa Romeo plots a US comeback

BBC World News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 07:06
After 20 years, Alfa Romeo returns to the US
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VIDEO: Alfa Romeo plots US comeback

BBC World News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 07:05
Alfa Romeo, the Italian sports car maker, returns to the US market after 20 years. Michelle Fleury takes a tour of the car the firm hopes will appeal to American drivers.
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Iran has 'cut uranium stock' - IAEA

BBC World News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 07:04
Iran has neutralised half of its higher-enriched uranium stockpile, in keeping with a deal agreed earlier this year, the world's nuclear watchdog says.
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Teachers' unions meet amid disputes

BBC World News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 07:00
Calls for more action over pay and pensions are expected this weekend when the two biggest teachers' unions meet for their annual conferences.
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