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VIDEO: UN push for localised Syria ceasefire

BBC World News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 21:28
The BBC's Lyse Doucet has been speaking to the UN's envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura
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Warburton and Biggar fit for Wales

BBC World News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 21:26
Wales captain Sam Warburton and fly-half Dan Biggar are passed fit for the Six Nations match against Ireland in Cardiff.
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India threatens BBC over rape film

BBC World News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 21:24
India's home minister says action will be taken after the BBC aired a documentary in the UK featuring an interview with a convicted rapist.
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India prisoners win right to cricket

BBC World News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 21:21
A prison in India is to allow prisoners to watch the Cricket World Cup after they successfully argued it was a "fundamental right".
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Day in pictures

BBC World News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 21:17
Striking images from around the world over the past 24 hours
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Kenyan TV channels end blackout

BBC World News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 21:16
Three popular Kenyan TV channels are due to return to air, ending a three-week protest in which they turned off their digital signals.
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Facebook rant lands man in UAE jail

BBC World News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 21:06
An American has been arrested in the United Arab Emirates for comments he posted on Facebook while in the US.
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Gift Horse trots in Trafalgar Square

BBC World News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 21:04
Gift Horse, a skeletal sculpture which displays a live feed from the London Stock Exchange, has been unveiled on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square.
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McDonald's in antibiotic chicken move

BBC World News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 20:19
The world's biggest restaurant chain, McDonald's, is to phase out the use of chicken injected with antibiotics important to human medicine.
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VIDEO: The 'baby rappers' of the banlieues

BBC World News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 20:15
A video showing children singing about guns, women and violence caused a huge controversy on French social media.
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UK rates mark six years at 0.5%

BBC World News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 20:00
UK interest rates are kept unchanged again by the Bank of England, meaning they have now been at their record low of 0.5% for six years.
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VIDEO: Growing concern for Iraqi civilians

BBC World News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 19:56
There is growing concern about the plight of Iraqi civilians, as government forces press forward on the fourth day of their big offensive to recapture Tikrit.
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Shania Twain announces final tour

BBC World News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 19:48
Country star Shania Twain will play 48 dates across the US and Canada, kicking off in June, in what she says will be her "last" tour.
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'Celtic prince tomb' found in France

BBC World News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 19:43
An "exceptional" tomb from the 5th Century BC likely to be that of a Celtic prince is unearthed on the outskirts of Lavau in France's Champagne region.
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Iran 'frees envoy held in Yemen'

BBC World News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 19:37
An Iranian diplomat held hostage in Yemen for more than 18 months has been freed following an intelligence operation, officials in Iran say.
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Bolivia ex-drug czar Nina arrested

BBC World News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 19:36
Bolivia's former drug car Gen Oscar Nina is arrested on suspicion of having links to drug trafficking, Bolivian officials announce.
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AbbVie in $21bn drug firm takeover

BBC World News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 19:34
US drugmaker AbbVie says it will buy cancer drug specialist Pharmacyclics for $21bn.
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Nigeria mob victim 'not bomber'

BBC World News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 19:31
A woman who was beaten to death in Nigeria on suspicion of being a suicide bomber was in fact mentally ill and not involved in terrorism, according to police and her family.
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Poyet charged with improper conduct

BBC World News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 19:14
Sunderland manager Gus Poyet is charged by the FA with improper conduct following the match against Hull City on Tuesday.
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'Watergate' leak at German spy agency

BBC World News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 19:10
German intelligence tackles a flood after taps are mysteriously removed at its unfinished HQ in Berlin, in a scandal dubbed 'Watergate'.
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