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Royal Mail sale price 'too cautious'

BBC World News - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 15:21
The privatisation of Royal Mail did not achieve the best value for taxpayers because of the government's "deep caution", the National Audit Office says.
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Japan to relax arms export ban

BBC World News - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 14:29
Japan is to ease its self-imposed arms export ban for the first time in almost 50 years, in a move likely to worry China.
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VIDEO: On board US war games ship

BBC World News - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 14:25
The US and South Korea carry out the largest joint military training exercise to be held in the region for 20 years.
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US 'may free Israel spy Pollard'

BBC World News - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 14:17
The US may consider releasing Jonathan Pollard, an American convicted of spying for Israel, in an effort to save Middle East peace process.
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VIDEO: Putin 'orders partial withdrawal'

BBC World News - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 13:47
Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered a partial withdrawal of troops from the border with Ukraine, according to the German government.
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Japan in long-awaited sales tax rise

BBC World News - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 13:38
Japan raises sales tax for the first time in 17 years, in an attempt to rein in mounting public debt and tackle rising welfare costs.
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Exxon shrugs off climate change risk

BBC World News - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 13:18
Exxon Mobil, the US's largest oil and gas company, says in a new report that world climate policies are "highly unlikely" to stop it from producing and selling fossil fuels in the near future.
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'Obamacare' deadline sparks surge

BBC World News - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 12:44
Hundreds of thousands of Americans sign up for insurance under Barack Obama's healthcare programme, before a key enrolment deadline.
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Australia welcomes Japan whaling ban

BBC World News - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 12:42
Australia and New Zealand welcome a UN court ruling ordering Japan to halt its Antarctic whaling, while Japan expresses disappointment.
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Ex-TV star to stand against Gandhi

BBC World News - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 12:41
India's main opposition BJP fields actor-turned politician Smriti Irani in the same seat as Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi in the general elections.
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VIDEO: Coverage of Freedom 2014 Live

BBC World News - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 12:13
Follow the action of Freedom 2014 Live, a special day of broadcasting across the BBC from the World Service.
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New account of cockpit last words

BBC World News - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 11:27
"Good night Malaysian 370" were the last words spoken from the cockpit of missing flight MH370, the Malaysian transport ministry says.
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China manufacturing remains weak

BBC World News - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 11:15
Official data from the Chinese government show that manufacturing expanded slightly in March, but analysts say weakness remains in the world's second-largest economy.
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OKCupid asks users to avoid Firefox

BBC World News - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 09:18
Dating website OKCupid asks users to avoid browser Mozilla Firefox in response to new Firefox boss Brian Eich's previous opposition to gay marriage.
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Tunisia policemen jailed for rape

BBC World News - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 09:15
Two Tunisian policemen are sentenced to seven years in prison for raping a young woman, a case that triggered protests and global condemnation.
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Analysis: Can Nato face up to Russia task?

BBC World News - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 09:00
Can Nato provide an answer to Moscow's show of force?
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Love 'em or hate 'em - Britain's rocky relationship with the EU

BBC World News - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 08:14
Why Britain has such a rocky relationship with the EU
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Cybervictim Rehtaeh Parsons's legacy

BBC World News - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 08:12
Father of a Canadian girl who was bullied into suicide speaks out
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Is London really France's 'sixth biggest city'?

BBC World News - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 07:37
Is London really France's 'sixth biggest city'?
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What freedom looks like to you

BBC World News - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 07:34
What freedom looks like to you
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