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BP warns of Russia sanctions risk

BBC World News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 19:29
Oil giant BP reports a rise in second quarter profits to $3.2bn (£1.9bn), but warns that further economic sanctions against Russia could affect its business.
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Die Hard actor Shigeta dies aged 81

BBC World News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 19:20
James Shigeta, one of the first prominent Asian-American actors who memorably appeared in 1988 film Die Hard as business executive Mr Takagi, dies aged 81.
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Gold medallist fails drugs test

BBC World News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 19:19
Weightlifting gold medallist Chika Amalaha of Nigeria is provisionally suspended from Commonwealth Games for failing a drugs test.
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Microsoft in China anti-trust probe

BBC World News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 18:55
An anti-monopoly investigation into US technology giant Microsoft is launched by Chinese authorities.
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La Liga 'wants all of world's best'

BBC World News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 18:48
The president of La Liga wants to attract the world's best players to Spain and rival the financial power of the Premier League.
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Kosovo ex-rebels 'should face trial'

BBC World News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 18:45
An EU war crimes prosecutor accuses ex-Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) commanders of grave offences in the 1999 war against Serbia.
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Pussy Riot sue Russian government

BBC World News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 18:41
Two Pussy Riot activists who were imprisoned for performing a protest song in a Moscow cathedral are suing the Russian government.
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Anderson 'stellar' in Streetcar

BBC World News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 18:36
Critics say Gillian Anderson gives the performance of her career in A Streetcar Named Desire at London's Young Vic.
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Turner out as Rutherford makes final

BBC World News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 18:30
Defending champion Andy Turner crashes out of the 110m hurdles as Olympic title holder Greg Rutherford makes the long jump final.
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UBS responds to 'dark pools' probe

BBC World News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 18:29
UBS, Switzerland's biggest bank, says it is responding to US investigations surrounding a private trading system known as "dark pools".
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Gherkin skyscraper put up for sale

BBC World News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 17:56
London's Gherkin skyscraper is put up for sale, with interest expected from Chinese, other Asian, and US buyers.
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Italy to 'help douse' Libya fire

BBC World News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 17:53
Italy offers to help extinguish a huge blaze that has engulfed the biggest fuel storage facility in the Libyan capital, Libya's government says.
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Diesels 'face £10 pollution charge'

BBC World News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 17:47
Plans to charge drivers of diesel cars £10 to drive into central London are being considered, it is reported.
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Moeen warned by ICC over wristbands

BBC World News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 17:33
England batsman Moeen Ali is warned by the match referee not to wear pro-Gaza wristbands again in the third Test against India.
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Thai parents 'watch kids' in game shops

BBC World News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 17:14
Government says parents can track children and report on lawbreaking video game shops at the same time.
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AUDIO: Fifty shades of red face: Is it a 'date' film?

BBC World News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 17:13
Diana Mather and Rosamund Urwin discuss who it is appropriate to invite to the cinema to watch Fifty Shades of Grey.
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VIDEO: British dancer returns from Russia

BBC World News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 17:02
A dancer from Hull who became the first British dancer to be employed by the Mariinsky Ballet in Russia returns to the UK to perform with the company at Covent Garden.
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Goldfinch novel set for big screen

BBC World News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 16:57
Donna Tartt's best-selling novel The Goldfinch is to be turned into a film, with Rush Hour director Brett Ratner among its producers.
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Ronstadt receives White House honour

BBC World News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 16:48
Grammy winning singer Linda Ronstadt is awarded the National Medal of Arts - the highest arts honour in the US.
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Bomber kills Hamid Karzai's cousin

BBC World News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 16:34
A suicide bomber kills Hashmat Karzai, an influential cousin of President Hamid Karzai in the southern city of Kandahar.
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