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Iran trial begins for US reporter

BBC World News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 05:15
The trial of a Washington Post journalist detained in Iran for almost 10 months on charges that include espionage opens behind closed doors in Tehran.
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Libya PM 'escapes assassination bid'

BBC World News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 04:37
Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni says he has survived an assassination attempt after his car was attacked by gunmen in the eastern city of Tobruk.
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Family man dies at Dignitas centre

BBC World News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 04:11
A British father-of-three who feared he would be paralysed by an inoperable tumour dies at the Dignitas centre in Switzerland.
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Strict oversight for Cleveland police

BBC World News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 03:50
The Cleveland police department, which has been criticised for aggressive tactics against African Americans, agrees to strict US reforms.
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Muslims 'dehumanised' says Qatar royal

BBC World News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 03:28
A senior member of the Qatar royal family has warned that Muslims are being "dehumanised" by the coverage of violent extremism in the Middle East.
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UK 'will not accept migrant quotas'

BBC World News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 03:06
The UK will not be part of any EU plan to relocate thousands of African migrants currently in Italy and Greece, the international development secretary says.
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VIDEO: Cholera claims lives of Burundi refugees

BBC World News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 03:01
The recent violence in Burundi has forced many people to flee the country into western Tanzania, where they face another threat - cholera.
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VIDEO: Aerial footage of swamped Houston

BBC World News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 02:42
The mayor of Houston has asked the governor of Texas to declare the city a disaster area after flash floods left at least two people dead and turned streets into rivers.
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Nadal and Djokovic through in Paris

BBC World News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 02:41
Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal and world number one Novak Djokovic both make winning starts in the French Open
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India heatwave toll passes 1,000

BBC World News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 02:13
The death toll in the heatwave sweeping India passes 1,000, with temperatures nearing 50C (122F) in some areas.
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'Truffle thief' death trial begins

BBC World News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 01:55
French farmer Laurent Rambaud goes on trial accused of killing a suspected truffle thief on his land, but claims he felt threatened by the intruder.
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Runaway mafia boss held in Brazil

BBC World News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 01:54
An Italian organised crime boss convicted for more than 20 murders has been caught in Brazil after 31 years on the run.
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Ukraine's civilians living on frontline

BBC World News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 01:23
Ukraine's frontline civilians defy bombardment
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Charter to buy Time Warner Cable

BBC World News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 01:11
Charter Communications agrees to buy media giant Time Warner Cable in a deal which values the company at $78.7bn.
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VIDEO: Life inside a Ukrainian ghost village

BBC World News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 01:08
Eastern Ukraine is enduring a second summer of conflict, as a ceasefire, nominally in place since February, has failed to stop the violence in areas around Donetsk airport.
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Jason Rezaian trial: What are Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Courts?

BBC World News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 00:51
The tough Iranian court trying US reporter Jason Rezaian
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Deutsche hit over unclear accounting

BBC World News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 00:44
Deutsche Bank is paying $55m (£36m) to settle civil charges by US regulators for allegedly mis-stating financial reports.
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'Spike' in Nigeria suicide attacks

BBC World News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 00:40
The UN children's agency says there has been an "alarming" increase in the number of suicide attacks in northern Nigeria.
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Iraq starts anti-IS Anbar offensive

BBC World News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 00:26
Pro-government forces in Iraq launch an operation to drive Islamic State out of the western province of Anbar, days after the fall of Ramadi.
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Yemen rebels 'driven out of city'

BBC World News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 00:24
Pro-government militiamen reportedly drive Houthi rebels out of a city in south Yemen, the first major advance since Saudi-led air strikes began.
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