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Singapore to cane German vandals

BBC World News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 14:10
Two German nationals are sentenced to caning and nine months in jail in Singapore for vandalism and trespassing.
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Scotland's hopes ended by Bangladesh

BBC World News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 13:52
Scotland's World Cup hopes are ended by Bangladesh, despite Kyle Coetzer's record-breaking innings.
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Buddy Holly plane crash 'review'

BBC World News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 13:27
The 1959 plane crash that claimed the lives of three rock 'n' roll stars, including Buddy Holly, could be investigated afresh by US transport safety experts.
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VIDEO: Inside Mexican drug lord's cave hideout

BBC World News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 13:21
The leader of the Zetas drugs cartel, notorious for its violence, has been arrested in Mexico by security forces.
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Global flood toll to triple by 2030

BBC World News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 13:14
People affected by river flooding worldwide could triple by 2030, with climate change and population growth the main factors, says a new report.
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Clinton email subpoenaed by Congress

BBC World News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 13:10
The Congressional committee investigating the 2012 US Benghazi embassy attack subpoenas former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton's emails.
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China premier unveils economic goals

BBC World News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 12:53
China's Premier Li Keqiang unveils a lower growth target and vows tighter environmental controls as he opens parliament's annual session.
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Abbott hints at MH370 search limits

BBC World News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 11:56
Australian PM Tony Abbott says the massive search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 cannot "go on at this intensity forever".
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African synchrotron bid gathers pace

BBC World News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 11:44
The effort to build a synchrotron - a large accelerator that generates X-rays for research - in Africa is gaining momentum, a US conference hears.
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China sets 2015 growth target at 7%

BBC World News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 11:40
China, the world's second-largest economy, has set its growth target at about 7% for this year, the government said.
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US museum group bans selfie stick

BBC World News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 11:09
The Smithsonian museum group in Washington DC has banned the fashionable photography aid, the selfie stick, to "protect visitors" in crowded conditions.
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Three-child benefit limit considered

BBC World News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 10:44
The Conservatives are considering limiting child benefit to three children, which could save £300m a year in the long term, BBC Newsnight learns.
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VIDEO: Australia's wave of surfing profits?

BBC World News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 10:34
Australia's multi-billion dollar surfing industry has been facing challenges since the global financial crisis, but things may be turning around for the sector.
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VIDEO: Is the US justice system racist?

BBC World News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 10:24
Fifty years on from the march from Selma to Montgomery, civil rights activists maintain that many issues of equality remain unresolved.
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China shares down on growth target

BBC World News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 10:17
Asian markets traded mostly lower on Thursday with the focus on China after the government set its official growth target at 7% for this year.
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'Wholesale change' urged in Ferguson

BBC World News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 10:15
US Attorney General Eric Holder calls on police and courts in Ferguson, Missouri, to take immediate action after finding widespread racial bias.
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VIDEO: Chinese 'maternity tourism' to US

BBC World News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 10:10
Many Chinese women are travelling to the US to give birth, a phenomenon known as maternity tourism.
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Ethiopian cinema focuses on prostitution

BBC World News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 09:49
Director tackles social issues in Ethiopia without shame
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Is Venezuela losing faith in president?

BBC World News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 09:39
Party faithful start to question Venezuela's president
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The campaign to rename Selma bridge

BBC World News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 09:39
Why does famous Selma bridge bear name of a KKK leader?
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