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Taylor Swift's 1989 tops a million

BBC World News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 17:19
It might not be on Spotify, but Taylor Swift's 1989 album has gone top of the Billboard album charts.
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Van Gogh's poppies sells for $61.8m

BBC World News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 16:48
A floral masterpiece by Vincent van Gogh, painted in the closing stages of his life, sells in New York for $61.8m (£38.7m).
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Government crackdown on 'notspots'

BBC World News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 16:36
The government plans to make mobile operators improve patchy coverage around the country.
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VIDEO: 'A very good night for Republicans'

BBC World News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 15:58
Rajesh Mirchandani explains the results of the US mid-term elections in what was a "very good night for Republicans".
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Stranded pilot whales dead in NZ

BBC World News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 15:26
About 36 pilot whales died after stranding in the Eastern Bay of Plenty in New Zealand, but dozens more are saved by conservationists.
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Wenger 'annoyed' at Anderlecht draw

BBC World News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 15:18
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he is "annoyed" at a "very disappointing" 3-3 draw with Anderlecht.
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Australia to pay firm to fight Ebola

BBC World News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 14:53
PM Tony Abbott says Australia is contracting a private company to staff and operate an Ebola treatment centre in Sierra Leone.
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VIDEO: Inside new Ebola treatment centre

BBC World News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 14:48
Clive Myrie looks around a new, British army-built centre for treating people with Ebola in Kerry Town, Sierra Leone.
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India withdraws warships amid alert

BBC World News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 13:13
India's navy withdraws two warships from the eastern port of Calcutta as intelligence agencies warned of a possible terror plot on the port.
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Memorial for Australia ex-PM Whitlam

BBC World News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 12:19
Australia holds a state memorial service for former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, who died on 21 October at the age of 98.
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Kim Jong-un seen walking unaided

BBC World News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 12:08
North Korean media publish photos of leader Kim Jong-un walking without a stick at an army meeting, following speculation on his health.
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Arts funding must be fairer, MPs say

BBC World News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 11:34
London's galleries, theatres and other arts organisations get a disproportionate share of public arts funding, a group of MPs concludes.
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Republicans make early Senate gains

BBC World News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 11:12
The Republican Party makes solid gains in the US Senate, where they need just six seats to take control in the US mid-term elections.
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'Russian Taliban' in US court trial

BBC World News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 10:52
A former Russian army officer who is alleged to have fought for the Taliban in Afghanistan appears in a US court on terrorism charges.
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Warning of 'insufficient' flood cash

BBC World News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 10:44
Spending on flood protection in England is "insufficient" to maintain defences, the National Audit Office warns.
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VIDEO: Ukraine orders troops to key cities

BBC World News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 10:23
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko orders army reinforcements to key southern and eastern cities in case of a new rebel offensive, following disputed polls in Donetsk and Luhansk.
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Asia shares down on oil, China data

BBC World News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 10:09
Asian shares were lower on Wednesday following a trend from Wall Street, where shares were dragged down by falling oil prices.
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Falconry book wins £20,000 prize

BBC World News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 10:05
Author Helen Macdonald wins the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction for H is for Hawk, a memoir about how becoming a falconer helped her deal with grief.
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Brazilian footballer Adriano charged

BBC World News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 09:25
Brazilian prosecutors charge the former football international Adriano with links to a drug lord in Rio de Janeiro.
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Child mental health services 'unfit'

BBC World News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 09:23
There are serious and deeply ingrained problems with child and adolescent mental health services, officials warn.
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