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Japanese economy contracts 1.8%

BBC World News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 16:37
Japan's economy contracts more than forecast, shrinking 1.8% in the April-to-June quarter from the previous three months, official figures show.
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Guardians reigns as box office slumps

BBC World News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 16:33
Sci-fi romp Guardians of the Galaxy is the top film at the North American box office again after one of the slowest weekends of the cinema-going year.
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Michael Palin to narrate Clangers

BBC World News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 16:24
Comedian and presenter Michael Palin is to narrate a new series of classic children's TV programme, The Clangers.
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VIDEO: 'Laughter' at Joan Rivers' funeral

BBC World News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 16:19
Family, friends and famous names from the worlds of TV, film and comedy have said a final farewell to Joan Rivers at her funeral in New York.
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Emotional scenes at MH370 gathering

BBC World News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 16:08
There are emotional scenes at a Beijing temple as relatives of MH370 passengers gather to mark six months since the Malaysian plane disappeared.
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Press's new regulator 'not a fake'

BBC World News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 15:53
The chairman of a self-regulation body set up by some papers in the wake of the hacking scandal says he wants to show critics it is not "fake".
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Rogue trader Kerviel out of jail

BBC World News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 15:13
French rogue trader Jerome Kerviel is allowed out of jail to serve the rest of his prison term wearing an electronic tag.
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Electrolux in $3.3bn deal with GE

BBC World News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 15:03
Two of the biggest names in household appliances, Electrolux and General Electric, strike a $3.3bn (£2bn) deal.
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Oscar Pistorius trial: 10 key moments

BBC World News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 14:56
And eight other key moments from the Oscar Pistorius trial
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Call to cut number of police forces

BBC World News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 14:33
The number of constabularies in England and Wales should be cut to save money, one of the country's most senior police leaders says.
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Finch named Australia T20 captain

BBC World News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 14:30
Aaron Finch is named Australia's Twenty20 team captain after George Bailey steps down from the role.
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China's exports beat forecasts

BBC World News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 14:14
China's latest export numbers beat forecasts for August, rising by 9.4% for the month, compared with forecasts of 8%.
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In pictures: Deadly Kashmir floods

BBC World News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 13:40
Kashmiris leave homes amid worst floods in 50 years
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Sibling bullying ups depression risk

BBC World News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 12:00
Being bullied regularly by a brother or sister could put children at risk of depression when they are older, suggests a study.
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India delays serial killer hanging

BBC World News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 11:55
India's Supreme Court puts on hold the execution of a man sentenced for murdering a girl in a case dubbed "the house of horrors".
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VIDEO: Waiter smashes beer-carrying record

BBC World News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 11:25
A German waiter has broken a world record by carrying 27 full mugs of Bavarian beer.
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VIDEO: Escaping Kashmir streets-turned-lakes

BBC World News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 10:48
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has visited flood-hit areas of Indian-administered Kashmir, following devastating monsoon rains.
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Ashya King 'to leave hospital'

BBC World News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 09:19
Five-year-old brain tumour patient Ashya King is being prepared to leave hospital in Spain for proton treatment in the Czech Republic.
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18th title means so much - Williams

BBC World News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 09:13
US Open champion Serena Williams never thought she would match the feats of Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert.
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Ukraine truce shaken by new shelling

BBC World News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 08:42
There has been fresh shelling near Donetsk airport, but European observers say the fighting is not sufficient to make Ukraine's ceasefire collapse.
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