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VIDEO: BBC finds Russians fighting in Ukraine

BBC World News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 14:34
The BBC has gained access to training camps inside Russia where fighters talk openly about taking on the Ukrainian army, despite official Russian denials of their involvement.
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VIDEO: Sri Lanka leader admits defeat

BBC World News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 14:21
Sri Lanka's long-time leader Mahinda Rajapaksa has admitted defeat in the presidential election, his office says.
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Jackie Chan's son jailed in China

BBC World News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 13:22
The son of Chinese film star Jackie Chan, Jaycee, is jailed for six months in China for "sheltering others to use drugs".
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'Pings' detected in AirAsia search

BBC World News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 13:09
"Pings" have been detected in the Java Sea which could have come from the black box of AirAsia flight QZ8501, officials say.
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Damage warnings as 100mph gales hit

BBC World News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 12:57
Gusts of more than 100mph (160km/h) have begun to hit Scotland as forecasters warn gales could cause travel disruption and damage.
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Race for the cross

BBC World News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 10:58
Capturing the celebration of Epiphany in Bulgaria
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China's inflation near five-year low

BBC World News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 10:49
The inflation rate in China remained near a five-year low in December, edging up to 1.5% from 1.4% the month before, official figures show.
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Actor Rod Taylor dies in LA aged 84

BBC World News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 10:46
Australian actor Rod Taylor, who starred in The Time Machine and Alfred Hitchcock's thriller The Birds, dies aged 84, US reports say.
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Why are Venezuelans posting pictures of empty shelves?

BBC World News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 10:30
Why Venezuelans are posting pictures of bare supermarkets
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Asian stocks in mostly upbeat mood

BBC World News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 10:03
Stocks in Asia are boosted again on Friday, after US markets moved higher on expectations of positive US jobs data due out later.
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VIDEO: Deadly snakes aid medical research

BBC World News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 09:55
Creating a snake anti-venom for sub-Saharan Africa
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South Australia prepares for storm

BBC World News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 09:55
Emergency services in South Australia are preparing to switch from fighting bushfires to dealing with potential flooding as a storm nears.
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Costa Rica boat accident kills three

BBC World News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 09:36
A boat carrying more than 100 people sinks on Costa Rica's Pacific Coast killing a British, an American and a Canadian tourist.
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VIDEO: 'I pretend to be Muslim for my wife'

BBC World News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 09:25
How do you deal with your partner's faith in God if you don't have it? "Tauseef" is an atheist ex-Muslim married to a practising Muslim.
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Migrant ghost ships: Who are the people smugglers?

BBC World News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 09:11
Who are the smugglers packing migrants on cargo vessels?
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Rio's harbour redevelopment divides opinion

BBC World News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 08:48
Redevelopment of Rio's neglected harbour divides opinion
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Predicting the future is a mug's game

BBC World News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 08:39
John Simpson on the perils of predicting the future
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JC Penney and Macy's to cut jobs

BBC World News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 08:33
Two major US department store chains, JC Penney and Macy's, announce plans to close stores and cut thousands of jobs.
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Boston to bid for 2024 Olympics

BBC World News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 08:11
Boston is put forward by the United States Olympic Committee as a candidate city for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
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Children's mental health service cut

BBC World News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 08:04
NHS spending on children's mental health services in England has fallen by more than 6% in real terms since 2010, according to official figures.
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