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Balloons mistaken for IS propaganda

BBC World News - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 01:31
Police in Sweden ask for 21st birthday balloons to be taken down after they are mistaken for Islamic State propaganda.
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Chris Brown barred from Canada

BBC World News - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 01:18
US Singer Chris Brown is forced to cancel shows in Montreal and Toronto after Canadian officials stopped him from entering the country.
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China's Xi unveils latest slogan

BBC World News - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 01:14
Chinese leader Xi Jinping unveils the "four comprehensives" as his latest political philosophy, following in a long line of Communist sloganeering.
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HSBC bosses 'sorry' for tax dealings

BBC World News - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 01:01
The two top HSBC bosses have apologised for "unacceptable" practices at its Swiss private bank helping clients to avoid tax.
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Love given fourth captain's pick

BBC World News - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 00:35
Davis Love III will have four captain's picks in changes announced to the United States Ryder Cup qualification rules.
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VIDEO: Astronauts carry out spacewalk at ISS

BBC World News - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 00:30
Astronauts Barry Wilmore and Terry Virts have been carrying out a spacewalk to prepare the International Space Station for an upgrade.
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Southwest forced to ground planes

BBC World News - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 00:26
US airline Southwest briefly grounds some flights after missing safety checks, but US regulators rule it can continue flying the uninspected planes for five days.
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Austria passes Islam law reforms

BBC World News - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 00:19
Parliament in Austria passes a controversial new bill that reforms a century-old law on Islam, despite claims it will treat Muslims unequally.
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Stolen artworks returned to Italy

BBC World News - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 00:13
An ancient statuette and an 18th Century painting are returned to Italy, having turned up in New York decades after being stolen.
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Vigil for Czech shooting victims

BBC World News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 23:59
Residents of the eastern Czech Republic town of Uhersky Brod gather to light candles for victims of the country's worst shooting.
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Scores killed in Afghan avalanches

BBC World News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 23:57
At least 90 people are killed and 100 homes destroyed in a series of avalanches in Afghanistan's mountainous Panjshir province, officials say.
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VIDEO: Gaza: Caught in a wasteland

BBC World News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 23:57
BBC correspondent Lyse Doucet visits Shejaiya, a neighbourhood of Gaza City which remains in ruins 6 months after the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.
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South African budget raises taxes

BBC World News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 23:36
South Africa's budget raises taxes and cuts spending as the government tries to restore growth to an economy hit by power shortages, strikes and high unemployment
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Nervy Ireland beat UAE in World Cup

BBC World News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 22:53
Kevin O'Brien and Gary Wilson hit fifties as Ireland recover from a nervy start to beat UAE by two wickets at the Gabba.
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King calls musical 'wonderful gift'

BBC World News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 22:53
US singer-songwriter Carole King calls Beautiful, a tribute musical about her early life, "a wonderful gift" as the show makes its West End debut.
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VIDEO: Fifa: 'No apology, no compensation'

BBC World News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 22:52
World football's governing body, FIFA, says it won't pay compensation to European clubs unhappy about plans to play the 2022 Qatar World Cup in November and December.
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Postponement of Afcon 2023 'agreed'

BBC World News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 22:34
Fifa secretary general Jerome Valcke says the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations will be postponed from January to June to help move the 2022 World Cup.
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Daily Show star Jason Jones quits

BBC World News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 22:33
The Daily Show correspondent Jason Jones quits the series after nearly a decade to star in a new sitcom, weeks after news of host Jon Stewart's departure.
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Force India car to debut on Friday

BBC World News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 22:28
Force India will have three days to test their new Formula 1 car before the start of the season, the team confirms.
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Manchester first NHS devolved region

BBC World News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 22:10
Greater Manchester is to become the first English region to get full control of its health spending, as part of an extension of devolved powers.
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