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VIDEO: Iraqi widows united in grief

BBC World News - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 16:09
The Iraqi capital Baghdad continues to receive a growing numbers of people fleeing from the ongoing conflict against Islamic State militants.
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'Harassment' drives Afghan refugees from Pakistan

BBC World News - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 16:00
Afghan refugees 'driven out' after Pakistan school attack
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South Korea decriminalises adultery

BBC World News - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 15:28
South Korea's top court revokes a 60-year-old adultery law under which cheating spouses could be jailed, saying it is unconstitutional.
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Thursday's gossip column

BBC World News - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 15:21
Kevin De Bruyne open to Man Utd move, David De Gea feuds with Louis van Gaal, Remi Garde wants Newcastle job, plus more.
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Washington DC legalises marijuana

BBC World News - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 15:11
Washington DC becomes the latest place in the US to legalise the possession and use of small amounts of cannabis, stoking tensions with Congress.
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VIDEO: Digging trenches, preparing for attack

BBC World News - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 15:02
The eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol is preparing to defend itself from an attack by pro-Russian separatists.
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Gallagher's guide to miss Worlds

BBC World News - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 14:43
Paralympic champion Kelly Gallagher's guide Charlotte Evans misses the Para-alpine World Championships with concussion.
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Hospital staff 'told of Savile abuse'

BBC World News - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 14:26
A report into sexual abuse by Jimmy Savile at Stoke Mandeville Hospital is to say staff were told of 10 complaints at the time, the BBC understands.
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Afghanistan shock Scotland in thriller

BBC World News - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 14:14
Afghanistan claim their first World Cup victory with a thrilling one-wicket win over Scotland with three balls to spare.
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UN warns on Myanmar reform

BBC World News - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 13:34
The UN's human rights chief warns that Myanmar's treatment of minorities and free expression is undermining recent reforms.
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Row between US and Netanyahu worsens

BBC World News - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 12:57
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accuses world powers of "giving up" on Iran's nuclear programme, amid a row over his planned speech to the US Congress.
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Russian navy to use Cyprus ports

BBC World News - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 12:23
Russia signs a deal with Cyprus that gives Russian navy ships access to Cypriot ports, with Vladimir Putin saying "there is no need to worry".
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England women level NZ ODI series

BBC World News - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 12:17
England women beat New Zealand by nine wickets in Lincoln to level the one-day series with one match to go.
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Australia warning on women militants

BBC World News - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 11:26
Up to 40 Australian women have either taken part in terror attacks or support terrorist groups, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says.
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N Korea company 'renaming ships'

BBC World News - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 10:15
A North Korean shipping company has renamed and reflagged its vessels in an attempt to get around sanctions, a UN report says.
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EU-US trade deal text leaked to BBC

BBC World News - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 10:14
A leaked draft of what the European Union wants excluded from a new trade deal with the United States is obtained by the BBC.
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VIDEO: Will Cuba be dream for US business?

BBC World News - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 09:48
As relations improve between the US and Cuba, American businesses look to the future of new markets and new customers.
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Lull raises hopes for Ukraine truce

BBC World News - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 09:45
The Ukrainian army says it suffered no casualties in 24 hours for the first time in weeks, in a sign that a fragile ceasefire may be taking hold.
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Guatemalan ex-president freed in US

BBC World News - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 09:34
Former Guatemalan President Alfonso Portillo is released from jail in the United States after serving a sentence for taking $2.5m in bribes.
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Australia's Qantas returns to profit

BBC World News - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 09:23
Australia's national carrier Qantas has reported its best half-year profit in four years as turnaround plans come to fruition.
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