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Ferry students 'floated from cabins'

BBC World News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 00:19
Students who survived South Korea's ferry disaster describe how they floated out of flooded cabins, as the trial of the crew continues.
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Hero's welcome for freed Venezuelan

BBC World News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 00:13
Venezuelan official Gen Hugo Carvajal is warmly welcomed in Caracas after his release in Aruba, where he had been arrested on drug-trafficking charges.
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Tripoli fuel fire 'out of control'

BBC World News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 00:12
A second fuel tank at Libya's biggest fuel storage facility is in flames as the government requests international assistance to contain the huge blaze.
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Indian or American: Congressman's 'oops'

BBC World News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 00:06
Congressman's India gaffe highlights issue of US diversity
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CAR crisis: Silent majority held hostage

BBC World News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 23:56
How CAR's armed youths hold a silent majority hostage
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MH17 downing 'may be war crime'

BBC World News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 23:33
The downing of Malaysian airliner MH17 in eastern Ukraine may constitute a "war crime", UN human rights chief Navi Pillay says.
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VIDEO: Turkish PM scores football hat-trick

BBC World News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 23:28
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has scored three goals in an exhibition match to open a new stadium in Istanbul.
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Emirates to stop flying over Iraq

BBC World News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 23:24
Emirates Airline will stop flying over Iraq to protect its passengers from the threat of Islamic militants on the ground, according to reports.
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UN chief: Gaza in critical condition

BBC World News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 23:17
Gaza is in a "critical condition" and violence there must stop "in the name of humanity", UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says.
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Sunshine sees Womad's record sellout

BBC World News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 23:02
Wiltshire's annual Womad festival attracts a capacity crowd for the first time since relocating from Reading in 2007.
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France offers Iraq Christians asylum

BBC World News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 22:59
France says it is ready to offer asylum to Iraqi Christians forced to flee by Islamic State militants holding the Iraqi city of Mosul.
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Gecko sex satellite back in touch

BBC World News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 22:47
Fears recede over the fate of a Russian space satellite carrying gecko lizards as part of a sex experiment, after ground control restores contact.
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Rain, hail and lightning cause chaos

BBC World News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 22:47
Lightning strikes, hail, torrential rain and flash flooding cause homes to be evacuated and bring road and rail transport to a standstill.
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Liberia shuts borders to curb Ebola

BBC World News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 22:40
Most border crossings in Liberia are closed and communities hit by an Ebola outbreak face quarantine to stop the virus spreading.
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AUDIO: 'People resisting Ebola treatment'

BBC World News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 22:16
Ebola is spreading in Sierra Leone because people are "actively resisting" medical treatment, a virologist has claimed.
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Man City & Italy racism claims probed

BBC World News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 22:03
Fifa looks into claims a Manchester City player was racially abused in Croatia, and that an Italian official made racist comments.
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AH5017 'black boxes' now in France

BBC World News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 21:53
Two data recorders from a plane that crashed in Mali last week, killing all 118 aboard, arrive in France as it begins three days of mourning.
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Nigerian state bans cars during Eid

BBC World News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 21:42
Vehicles in Nigeria's north-eastern Borno state are banned for three days during Eid festivities because of fears of a Boko Haram attack.
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Uneasy calm in Gaza after UN call

BBC World News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 21:40
Sporadic fighting in Gaza punctuates the relative calm that has followed a UN call overnight for an immediate ceasefire as a Muslim festival begins.
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Koala survives speedy ride under car

BBC World News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 20:17
A koala has had an extraordinary escape clinging to the bottom of a car on a busy Australian highway.
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