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Dozens of Cuban activists released

BBC World News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 05:02
The Cuban government releases more opposition activists, in what is believed to be part of an agreement with the US to have diplomatic links restored.
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US House passes Keystone pipeline bill

BBC World News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 04:56
The US House has passed a bill approving the construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline.
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Cleric Abu Hamza jailed for life

BBC World News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 04:46
Radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri is jailed for life by a New York court for multiple terror offences, following his extradition from the UK.
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Cyprus Airways grounded by EU ruling

BBC World News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 04:40
Cyprus' national carrier has ceased operations after an EU decision it must repay more than 65m euros (£50m) in illegal state aid.
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Ice hockey player banned for attack

BBC World News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 04:17
Edinburgh Capitals defender Joe Grimaldi is banned for 18 games and sacked following an attack on an opponent.
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Tackling terror 'national priority'

BBC World News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 04:05
Tackling terror is "the national priority", Chancellor George Osborne says, as it emerges suspects in the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris were on a UK terror watch list.
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Pellegrini defends English referees

BBC World News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 01:44
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says the standard of refereeing in England is "good" despite recent criticism.
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Murdered Kenya ICC witness 'corrupt'

BBC World News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 01:34
A man found dead in Kenya who was linked to the trial of Deputy President William Ruto was implicated in efforts to corrupt witnesses, the International Criminal Court (ICC) says.
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Week in pictures: 3-9 January 2015

BBC World News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 01:09
The best global news photographs over the past seven days
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VIDEO: Explosions at Paris siege supermarket

BBC World News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 00:41
Explosions have been heard around a supermarket where hostages are being held in eastern Paris.
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Ukraine rebels 'intensify attacks'

BBC World News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 00:16
Officials say rebels have intensified their shelling of government positions in eastern Ukraine, with reports of soldiers and civilians killed.
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'Bent time' tips pulsar out of view

BBC World News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 00:12
One of deep space's spinning "lighthouses" fades from view as it warps space-time, tilting its radio beams away from Earth.
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Sri Lanka's Rajapaksa in poll defeat

BBC World News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 00:07
Mahinda Rajapaksa is defeated in Sri Lanka's presidential election by a challenger from his inner circle, ending almost a decade in power.
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Kenya issues new anti-doping rules

BBC World News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 23:49
Athletics Kenya issues new anti-doping rules amid reports an increasing number of Kenyan athletes have failed doping tests.
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VIDEO: Meet the Author: Michaela DePrince

BBC World News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 23:48
On this week's Meet the Author Nick Higham talks to Dutch National Ballet dancer Michaela DePrince, author of Hope in a Ballet Shoe.
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Murray wins but GB exit Hopman Cup

BBC World News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 23:46
Andy Murray and Heather Watson win but Great Britain miss out as Poland and US reach the Hopman Cup final.
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US adds 252,000 jobs in December

BBC World News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 23:11
The US economy caps year of strong jobs growth with a fall in the unemployment rate from 5.8% to 5.6%.
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France faces double hostage crisis

BBC World News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 23:10
A gunman seizes hostages at a kosher shop in Paris as police in a northern French town corner the two Charlie Hebdo massacre suspects.
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VIDEO: 'Shooting' at kosher Paris supermarket

BBC World News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 23:07
A gunman has seized hostages at a kosher supermarket in Paris, while police in northern France have cornered the two Charlie Hebdo massacre suspects.
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Zambian candidate 'fit for office'

BBC World News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 22:56
Zambian presidential candidate Edgar Lungu is ready to take medical tests, his spokesman says, following the deaths of two serving presidents.
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