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Why is Sanskrit so controversial?

BBC World News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 07:52
Why is a scholastic emphasis on Sanskrit so controversial?
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VIDEO: India schools hold Sanskrit lessons

BBC World News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 07:48
Indian school students have had Sanskrit classes introduced to their curriculum in an attempt by the new government of Narendra Modi to boost interest in the ancient language.
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VIDEO: Turning tyres into art

BBC World News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 07:43
Amadou Fatoumata Ba is an unconventional Senegalese artist who uses old tyres as raw material for his sculptures.
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VIDEO: Gaza conflict: Allegations of war crimes

BBC World News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 07:37
The UN Human Rights Council has appointed an independent commission to investigate allegations of war crimes by both sides in the Israel Gaza conflict. Orla Guerin reports.
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Guide dogs and guns

BBC World News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 07:21
Meet the blind Americans who exercise their right to bear arms
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Warning over UK's youth unemployment

BBC World News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 07:14
The IPPR think tank says a full-blown economic recovery will not help fix the UK's youth unemployment problem, which it says is structural.
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Head teachers plan own league tables

BBC World News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 07:12
Head teachers say they will publish their own independent exam school league tables, bypassing any political involvement.
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A love of rugs that led to the stars

BBC World News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 07:07
The man who sells rugs to the stars
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Vine's six-second superstars cash in

BBC World News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 07:05
Vine clip creators cash in on their fame
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Rooney named as new Man Utd captain

BBC World News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 07:01
Manchester United make Wayne Rooney their new captain, with midfielder Darren Fletcher named as vice-captain.
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Fleeing Yazidis bring tales of woe

BBC World News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 06:50
Yazidi refugees tell of horrors as they flee militants in Iraq
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Mexican mine 'slow to report leak'

BBC World News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 06:45
A copper mine in north-west Mexico was slow to report that large quantities of a toxic chemical were spilling into a river last week, officials say.
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Liverpool agree £12m fee for Moreno

BBC World News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 06:36
Liverpool agree to pay Sevilla £12m for Spanish left-back Alberto Moreno, with Martin Kelly set to join Crystal Palace.
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Pavey, 40, wins Euros 10,000m gold

BBC World News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 06:08
Britain's Jo Pavey, 40, becomes the oldest ever European Championships female gold medalist by winning 10,000m in Zurich.
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'Thousands' trapped by Iraq rebels

BBC World News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 05:41
Tens of thousands of civilians remain trapped by militants on a mountain in northern Iraq and need "life-saving assistance", the UN warns.
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Ronaldo stars as Real win Super Cup

BBC World News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 05:38
Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice as Real Madrid, featuring Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez, beat Sevilla to win the Super Cup.
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LA Clippers sold to Ballmer for $2bn

BBC World News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 05:37
Former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer has purchased the Los Angeles Clippers for $2bn (1.2bn) after a court cleared the way for the sale.
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RAF jets in Cyprus for Iraq mission

BBC World News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 05:37
RAF Tornado jets from the UK arrive in Cyprus to support relief efforts in Iraq, as the Foreign Office says Chinook helicopters will also be sent to assist aid operations.
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First female winner for maths medal

BBC World News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 05:35
Iranian mathematician Prof Maryam Mirzakhani becomes the first woman to win a Fields Medal at a ceremony in Seoul, South Korea.
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Sony reveals PlayStation TV launch

BBC World News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 04:09
Sony will launch its PlayStation TV in the US, UK, and Europe in the autumn in a bid to take on other streaming television consoles like AppleTV and Roku.
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