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VIDEO: Carter: 'Little progress' on Mid-East peace

BBC World News - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 06:04
Former US President Jimmy Carter told the BBC that the five presidents who served after him could have done more to make progress toward Middle East peace.
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VIDEO: Clean getaway for European satellite

BBC World News - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 05:50
The biggest civil Earth-observation programme ever conceived has begun with the launch of a radar satellite from French Guiana.
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EU launches flagship space project

BBC World News - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 05:30
The European Union begins the roll-out of its multi-billion-euro series of Earth-observation satellites called Sentinels.
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Pietersen to play for St Lucia in CPL

BBC World News - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 05:23
Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen will play for the St Lucia Zouks in this year's Caribbean Premier League.
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Pollution 'could reduce' on Friday

BBC World News - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 05:15
Forecasters suggest pollution over parts of the UK could be blown away by "clean Atlantic air" on Friday.
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Russia: Ukrainians 'planned terror'

BBC World News - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 05:05
Russia's Federal Security Service detains 25 Ukrainians it accuses of planning terrorist attacks around last month's Crimean referendum.
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Israel cancels prisoner release

BBC World News - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 04:57
Israel cancels the release of a group of Palestinian prisoners because of the Palestinian leadership's pursuit of further recognition at the UN.
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Gabriel Garcia Marquez in hospital

BBC World News - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 04:54
Renowned Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 87, winner of the 1982 Nobel Prize for Literature, is admitted to hospital in Mexico.
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Chad to pull peacekeepers from CAR

BBC World News - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 04:25
Chad is to pull its peacekeeping troops out of an African Union mission in the Central African Republic, in protest at claims that they aided rebels.
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US Army probe into Fort Hood gunman

BBC World News - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 04:13
The US Army is investigating whether psychological trauma caused a soldier to carry out a deadly shooting spree at its Fort Hood base in Texas.
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US outrage at Iran 'hostages' envoy

BBC World News - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 04:07
The Obama administration says Iran's nomination of a former hostage-taker as its ambassador to the United Nations is "extremely troubling".
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US confirms it made 'Cuban Twitter'

BBC World News - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 03:15
The White House confirms a US government aid agency was behind a text-message social network allegedly designed to foment unrest in Cuba.
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Benteke ruled out for six months

BBC World News - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 02:34
Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke is ruled out for a minimum of six months with a ruptured Achilles tendon.
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VIDEO: The woman who got 'slothified'

BBC World News - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 02:25
Monique Pool is used to rescuing and rehabilitating sloths at her home in Paramaribo, Suriname - but even she was left struggling when 200 arrived at once.
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US 'secretly built Cuban Twitter'

BBC World News - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 01:54
The US created a text-message social network designed to foment dissent in Cuba, according to an investigation by the Associated Press news agency.
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VIDEO: White House confirms 'Cuban Twitter'

BBC World News - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 01:53
White House spokesman Jay Carney has confirmed US involvement in a text message based social network programme designed to foment dissent in Cuba.
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US mudslide death toll hits 30

BBC World News - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 01:43
The number of dead in a mudslide that hit the north-western US state of Washington has risen to 30, as recovery workers struggle to identify remains.
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Transfer ban unjust - Barca president

BBC World News - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 01:24
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu says the transfer ban handed to the Spanish club by Fifa is an "injustice".
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Turkish officials 'lift Twitter ban'

BBC World News - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 01:06
The Turkish authorities lift a much-criticised ban on Twitter following a ruling by the constitutional court.
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Sri Lanka beat Windies to reach final

BBC World News - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 01:05
Sri Lanka reach the World Twenty20 final with a 27-run win over West Indies after a thunderstorm ends play early.
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