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Taiwan firm blamed for deadly blast

BBC World News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 23:07
Taiwanese authorities have blamed a local petrochemical firm for a series of deadly explosions that killed 28 people on Thursday night.
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China factory blast kills dozens

BBC World News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 22:58
An explosion at a factory in eastern China has killed at least 68 people and left scores injured, according to Chinese state media.
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Ukraine clashes hamper MH17 probe

BBC World News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 22:34
Fresh fighting in eastern Ukraine forces a forensics team to halt operations in part of the vast crash site of Malaysian flight MH17.
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Botswana's Montsho fails doping test

BBC World News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 22:33
Former world and Commonwealth 400m champion Amantle Montsho is provisionally suspended after failing a doping test.
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Australia men beat England in semis

BBC World News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 22:06
World champions Australia beat England 4-1 to reach the men's hockey final at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
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Fresh Gaza strikes amid soldier hunt

BBC World News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 21:58
Israel carries out fresh strikes on Gaza and militants launch more rockets into Israel, as a hunt continues for a missing Israeli soldier.
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Blues fans 'will accept' Lampard move

BBC World News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 20:58
Former Chelsea winger Pat Nevin says Frank Lampard will remain a Blues legend even if he moves to rivals Manchester City.
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Afghan election recount stalls again

BBC World News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 20:54
The recount of votes in Afghanistan's presidential election comes to a halt amid a dispute over which votes to discard.
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Thai surrogate: I love Down's baby

BBC World News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 20:14
A Thai surrogate mother who carried a baby with Down's syndrome vows to take care of the boy after his Australian parents gave him up.
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India mimics scaring off monkeys

BBC World News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 20:05
Forty young people are employed in India to impersonate monkeys to scare off real monkeys around Delhi's parliament, a minister has stated.
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BA to continue flying over Iraq

BBC World News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 20:04
British Airways flights says it will continue to fly through Iraqi airspace despite concerns over the threat from Islamic militants on the ground.
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UK suspends Tripoli embassy services

BBC World News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 19:22
The Foreign Office says operations at the British embassy in Tripoli are to be temporarily suspended as violence worsens in Libya.
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Body parts of a man found at plant

BBC World News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 18:48
Body parts of a man found at a Bristol recycling plant may have come with waste from Swindon, police say.
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Pistorius' brother hurt in car crash

BBC World News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 18:21
Carl Pistorius, the brother of South African athlete and murder accused Oscar, has been badly hurt in a car crash, his family say.
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Ukraine rebel admits 'executions'

BBC World News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 17:43
A senior adviser to rebels in eastern Ukraine confirms that extrajudicial killings have been carried out "to prevent chaos".
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Massive landslide near Nepal capital

BBC World News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 17:00
A massive landslide on a river near the Nepalese capital Kathmandu buries dozens of homes, with eight people so far confirmed dead.
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In pictures: China factory blast

BBC World News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 16:49
Blast rips through Chinese car parts factory
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Johnson drugs ban denied by PGA

BBC World News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 13:59
Reports that American golfer Dustin Johnson has been suspended for failing a drugs test are denied by the PGA Tour.
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Americans in N Korea plead for help

BBC World News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 13:06
Two American tourists charged with "anti-state" crimes in North Korea have appealed for the US government to help secure their release.
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Cameron urges Russia-Nato rethink

BBC World News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 12:39
Nato needs to rethink its long-term relationship with Russia following its "illegal" actions in Ukraine, Prime Minister David Cameron warns.
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