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Dalit widows appointed priests

BBC World News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 07:12
Two Dalit widows are appointed priests at a temple in south-west India, in a rare move for a country where caste prejudice is still rife.
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VIDEO: The day Ivan got hitched to Ove

BBC World News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 07:08
It is 25 years since Denmark became the first country to celebrate same-sex civil unions.
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How Bosnia is helping Cyprus find peace

BBC World News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 07:07
How Bosnia is helping Cyprus find peace
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Cancer gene test 'would save lives'

BBC World News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 07:04
Younger bowel cancer patients should be offered a genetic test to screen for a rare condition linked to a higher risk of cancer, say UK researchers.
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Norway best country for older people

BBC World News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 07:02
Norway is the best place to be old, according to an index of the quality of later life in published on the UN's International Day of Older Persons.
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Paris St-Germain 3-2 Barcelona

BBC World News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 06:45
Barcelona suffer their first defeat of the season as PSG move top of Group F after a thrilling 3-2 Champions League win.
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Nigeria and Senegal 'contain' Ebola

BBC World News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 06:38
Ebola outbreaks in Nigeria and Senegal appear to have been contained, US health authorities say, with no new cases there since August.
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What is Pimco?

BBC World News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 06:04
The rise, and possible fall, of the 'Bond King', Bill Gross
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Kurds fight IS on Iraq-Syria border

BBC World News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 05:54
Heavy fighting is reported on both sides of a key border crossing between Iraq and Syria, where Kurdish forces are battling Islamic State militants.
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RAF jets strike first IS targets

BBC World News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 05:37
RAF jets attack two Islamic State targets in Iraq - the first strikes since Parliament approved military action on Friday.
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Why Japan's sunny beaches are deserted

BBC World News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 05:35
The rule that's left Japan's sunny beaches deserted
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Panama opens biodiversity museum

BBC World News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 05:34
Panama inaugurates a museum designed by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry to celebrate one of the world's richest eco-systems.
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Manchester City 1-1 Roma

BBC World News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 05:19
Manchester City are still without a win in Champions League Group E after Francesco Totti's goal gives Roma a point.
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Sporting Lisbon 0-1 Chelsea

BBC World News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 05:06
Nemanja Matic scores a first-half header as Chelsea beat Sporting Lisbon to go top of Champions League Group G.
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Argentina defies US over debt payment

BBC World News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 04:57
Argentina deposits $161m in bond interest payments with the state-controlled Nacion Fideicomisos bank, in an effort to skirt US court rulings.
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White House security plan 'failed'

BBC World News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 04:41
The director of the US Secret Service says its security plan was "not properly executed" when a man broke into the White House this month.
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Phelps 'arrested for drink driving'

BBC World News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 04:09
US Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps has apologised after being arrested for speeding while driving under the influence of alcohol in Baltimore, Maryland.
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California imposes plastic bag ban

BBC World News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 03:54
The US state is the first to pass legislation imposing a ban on single-use plastic bags in grocery and convenience stores.
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Catalans rally for independence vote

BBC World News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 03:25
Thousands of pro-independence campaigners take to the streets of Barcelona after the Catalan government says it remains "determined" to hold the vote.
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Microsoft unveils Windows 10 system

BBC World News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 02:56
Microsoft announces the next version of its core operating system, called Windows 10, which will reintroduce the Start Menu.
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