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Japan's stocks boosted by strong GDP

BBC World News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 09:57
In Japan stocks were up nearly 0.8% in early trade after the country posted better-than-expected economic growth for the three months to March.
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Row over Argentina paedophile case

BBC World News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 08:14
There are calls in Argentina to sack two judges who reduced a paedophile's sentence on the grounds that his six-year-old victim was abused before.
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Hungarian wins international Booker

BBC World News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 08:08
"Visionary" Hungarian writer Laszlo Krasznahorkai is announced as the winner of the sixth Man Booker International Prize.
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Child obesity 'starting even younger'

BBC World News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 08:01
The average age at which people in the UK first become overweight is decreasing, figures indicate.
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VIDEO: 'Separatists held my school hostage'

BBC World News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 08:00
In May 1977, Geert Kruit and 104 other Dutch schoolchildren were taken hostage by Indonesian separatists.
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'Too many dying without dignity'

BBC World News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 07:55
Thousands of dying patients are being let down by poor end-of-life care provision, the organisation that makes final decisions about NHS complaints in England says.
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Why some people are blaming war for... women on bikes

BBC World News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 07:49
Why are some people so upset about women on bicycles?
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Latvia stays silent over its KGB past

BBC World News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 07:34
Latvians refuse to lift lid on KGB past
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VIDEO: 'Swarm robots' ready for rescue

BBC World News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 07:30
Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have been exploring ways of making robots working together.
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Al-Shabab: A defector's story

BBC World News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 07:13
How I broke ranks with Somalia's militant Islamists
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Jodrell Bank among funding winners

BBC World News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 07:05
Lottery funding worth £98m is being given to nine heritage sites, including projects to preserve Britain's scientific and technological history.
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Fighting HIV where no-one admits it's a problem

BBC World News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 07:04
The country where the number of people with HIV is soaring
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Weighing the threat of Chinese spies

BBC World News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 07:03
How big a threat are Chinese spies?
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VIDEO: David Letterman signs off

BBC World News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 07:03
After more than 30 years and 6,000 shows, chat show host David Letterman brings down the curtain on his illustrious career.
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Syria rebels 'seize key Idlib base'

BBC World News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 06:50
Rebels fighting Syria's government seize the last major army base in north-western Idlib province, an activist group says.
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Van Gaal steals show at awards night

BBC World News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 06:49
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal steals the show at the club's end-of-season awards with an eccentric closing speech.
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Hunt to confirm Labour leader plans

BBC World News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 06:40
Tristram Hunt will confirm whether he will enter the Labour leadership race or not, as he urges the party to broaden its appeal.
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Cuba establishes banking ties in US

BBC World News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 06:33
Cuban diplomats will now have access to banking services in the US, clearing a major hurdle to restoring diplomatic ties between the two counties.
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Los Angeles votes for $15 minimum wage

BBC World News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 05:59
Los Angeles becomes the largest city in the US to agree a $15 (£9.67) minimum wage.
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VIDEO: Fire engulfs Azerbaijan apartment block

BBC World News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 05:56
Reports from Azerbaijan say 16 people have died in a fire at an apartment building in the capital, Baku.
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