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Jail term for New Orleans ex-mayor

BBC World News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 00:03
Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, who became the face of the city worldwide during Hurricane Katrina, is sentenced to 10 years in prison for corruption.
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Greek workers hold 24-hour strike

BBC World News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 00:02
Public sector workers in Greece hold a 24-hour strike in protest at continuing spending cuts, with hospitals, prisons and tax offices affected.
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Fifty bodies found south of Baghdad

BBC World News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 23:58
The bullet-riddled bodies of 53 men are found south of Baghdad, as Iraq's prime minister claims Kurdistan is becoming a haven for jihadist-led rebels.
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VIDEO: William and Harry in live web chat

BBC World News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 23:57
The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry have launched the Queen's Young Leaders Programme at Buckingham Palace.
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Bentley set for record sales in 2014

BBC World News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 23:35
Luxury carmaker Bentley says it is on course for record sales in 2014 after a 23% increase in deliveries in the first half of the year.
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Karzai poster row bodes ill for Afghanistan

BBC World News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 23:26
Why ripping up Karzai portrait bodes ill for Afghanistan
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Butler-Sloss: I won't quit inquiry

BBC World News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 23:16
Downing Street adds its backing as the retired judge appointed to chair a child abuse review rejects calls to "step down" over her family connection with a previous probe.
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VIDEO: UK sold sarin ingredients to Syria

BBC World News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 23:08
UK companies were the sole supplier to Syria of three important ingredients in the production of deadly nerve agent sarin, BBC Newsnight learns.
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'Meth addiction' behind baby deaths

BBC World News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 23:01
A Utah woman accused of killing six of her own babies did so because they were interfering with her drug addiction, police have said.
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Vatican overhauls scandal-hit bank

BBC World News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 22:59
The president of the Vatican bank is to be replaced by a French financier as part of extensive reforms to the Church's central government.
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Deadly storms rip through eastern US

BBC World News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 22:35
A wave of thunderstorms with powerful winds in northern New York have killed at least four and left more than 70,000 people without electricity.
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Russia charges Ukrainian woman pilot

BBC World News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 22:23
Russia charges a female Ukrainian army pilot with complicity in the murder of two Russian journalists, as Ukraine demands she be freed.
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Snowden wants to extend Russia stay

BBC World News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 22:12
US whistleblower Edward Snowden has officially asked to extend his stay in Russia after his visa expires on 31 July, his lawyer tells the BBC.
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Ethiopia's 'most wanted' arrested

BBC World News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 22:07
Ethiopia has confirmed it has arrested its "most wanted" person - opposition leader Andargachew Tsege, who disappeared in Yemen last month.
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Film shows Chilton's lucky escape in crash

BBC World News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 22:07
A remarkable film emerges showing how close Marussia's Max Chilton came to serious injury during a crash at the British Grand Prix.
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VIDEO: Typhoon batters Japanese islands

BBC World News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 22:04
A powerful typhoon has battered the Okinawa islands, in the south of Japan, killing two people and forcing hundreds of thousands to seek shelter.
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China detains Tibetan writer

BBC World News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 21:50
The Tibetan writer Tsering Woeser has been placed under house arrest after being invited to the US embassy for an official dinner
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Airline pulls 'sexist' flight video

BBC World News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 21:40
An Air New Zealand safety video, which featured top models in bikinis demonstrating emergency procedures, is replaced after petition.
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Mail apologises to George Clooney

BBC World News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 21:39
The Mail Online apologises to US actor George Clooney after publishing a story claiming his fiancee's mother opposes their marriage.
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Second 'suspected spy' in Germany

BBC World News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 21:28
Prosecutors in Germany search the home of a defence ministry employee suspected of spying, in the second such case in a week.
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