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Ghanaians ask for asylum in Brazil

BBC World News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 17:23
Some 200 Ghanaians who went to Brazil to watch their team playing in the World Cup ask for asylum, saying they are fleeing religious conflict.
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Infosys sees quarterly profits rise

BBC World News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 17:14
Infosys, India's second-largest IT services firm, reports a 21% increase in quarterly profit and maintains its revenue growth forecast.
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Kerry: Afghan poll crisis 'critical'

BBC World News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 16:31
US Secretary of State John Kerry says Afghanistan is at a "critical moment" as he tries to resolve tensions over the disputed presidential poll.
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China jails 32 on terror charges

BBC World News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 16:09
Courts in China's Xinjiang region jail 32 on charges of spreading extremist content online and organising terror groups, state media report.
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More weight loss ops for diabetes

BBC World News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 16:06
An expansion of weight loss surgery in England is being proposed to tackle an epidemic of type 2 diabetes.
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US 'ready to broker Gaza ceasefire'

BBC World News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 16:01
The US is ready to broker a ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza, President Barack Obama says, amid continued unrest.
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T festival: Zero tolerance of legal highs

BBC World News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 14:08
Festival organiser Geoff Ellis tells Newsbeat that T in the Park can never be "complacent" over the issue of legal highs.
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VIDEO: The artworks that get washed away

BBC World News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 14:03
Artist Andres Amador explains how his skill at creating stunning beach designs with a rake has enthralled audiences across the world.
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VIDEO: 'Ukraine rebels will not surrender'

BBC World News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:25
A separatist leader tells the BBC that militants will not surrender, despite a crackdown by Ukrainian forces.
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VIDEO: Kerry to hold Afghan poll talks

BBC World News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:21
US Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Afghanistan to try to resolve tensions over the country's disputed presidential election.
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Tributes pour in for Indian actress

BBC World News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:01
Tributes pour in for celebrated Indian actress Zohra Sehgal who has died in the capital, Delhi, aged 102.
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China children's bus crash kills 11

BBC World News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 11:46
An overloaded minivan ferrying children home from kindergarten in China's Hunan province crashes into a pond, killing all 11 on board.
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US-German relations' 'Groundhog Day'

BBC World News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 09:58
US must find spy dispute with Germany all too familiar
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VIDEO: Fifa partner 'flees arrest' in Rio

BBC World News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 09:49
The head of Fifa partner Match Hospitality has flees to escape arrest in Rio over alleged illegal World Cup ticket sales, Brazilian police say.
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VIDEO: The arcade where Donkey Kong lives on

BBC World News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 09:47
Video-game arcades have all but died out, but Mark Starkey has salvaged and repaired old machines to keep the arcade alive.
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Ukraine report highlights violence

BBC World News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 09:42
Amnesty International says that it has "compelling evidence of beatings" of people kidnapped by separatist groups in eastern Ukraine.
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US man sentenced for China espionage

BBC World News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 07:59
A US man convicted of selling trade secrets to a Chinese state-owned company is sentenced to 15 years in prison.
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Quiz of the week's news

BBC World News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 07:30
Why was Madonna excused jury duty?
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Amazon nightmare amid record floods

BBC World News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 07:27
North-west Brazil struggles as floodwaters remain high
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Paying for the air you breathe in Venezuela

BBC World News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 07:17
Paying for the air you breathe in Venezuela
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