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Most cancer types 'just bad luck'

BBC World News - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 17:03
Most types of cancer can simply be put down to bad luck rather than risk factors such as smoking, a study suggests.
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Asian shares start new year higher

BBC World News - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 16:14
Asian shares started the new year higher in thin trading with many of the region's markets closed ahead of the first full week of trading in 2015.
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Brazil's Rousseff starts second term

BBC World News - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 16:00
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is sworn in for a second term, telling supporters she plans to extend social programmes and tackle corruption.
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Friday's gossip column

BBC World News - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 15:35
Reaction to Steven Gerrard's Liverpool exit, Man Utd target Paul Pogba, Didier Drogba to become Chelsea coach, plus more.
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Outrage over 'Muslim' terror drill

BBC World News - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 15:21
Mock security drills in India cause outrage after videos emerge showing the "militants" wearing Muslim skullcaps and shouting pro-Islam slogans.
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VIDEO: Sisi urged to free al-Jazeera's Greste

BBC World News - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 14:23
The brothers of the jailed al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste say they hope to see him deported back to Australia rather than face retrial.
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VIDEO: Most cancers 'bad luck' says study

BBC World News - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 14:15
New research suggests most types of cancer are the result of bad luck, rather than an unhealthy lifestyle or genetic factors.
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VIDEO: Migrant ship drifting off Italy

BBC World News - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 14:10
The Italian coastguard is co-ordinating a rescue operation for a merchant ship adrift off the south-east coast of Italy with at least 400 migrants on board.
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Macau revenue sees first yearly fall

BBC World News - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 13:57
Gambling revenue in the world's biggest gaming hub, Macau, falls for the first time on an annual basis since casinos were liberalised there in 2001.
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Three-time NY Governor Cuomo dies

BBC World News - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 13:15
Former Democratic Governor of New York Mario Cuomo dies just after his son Andrew is inaugurated as governor for a second term.
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Balls: Tories cede 'centre ground'

BBC World News - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 11:26
The Conservative Party has "lurched to the right" and ceded the "centre ground" of politics to Labour, claims shadow chancellor Ed Balls.
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Cuba arrests protesting activists

BBC World News - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 11:03
Cuban dissidents say police have arrested a group of political activists who were protesting outside a jail in the capital, Havana.
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What will the big stories be in 2015?

BBC World News - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 10:50
BBC experts look at what is likely to make the headlines this year
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VIDEO: Challenges facing Brazil's Rousseff

BBC World News - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 10:37
Dilma Rousseff is sworn in for a second term as president of Brazil.
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Bosnians look to dump baffling system

BBC World News - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 10:28
Riots spark demands for reform of bizarre political system
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Egypt's Sisi urged to free reporter

BBC World News - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 10:10
The brothers of jailed Australian al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste say that they will push for Egypt's President Sisi to release him by decree.
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VIDEO: What's up Africa? 2014 in review

BBC World News - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 08:46
A satirical look back at 2014 on the continent
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China leader seeks Shanghai answers

BBC World News - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 08:31
China's President Xi Jinping demands an investigation into a crush in Shanghai on New Year's Eve that killed 36 people and injured 47.
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The images used to teach soldiers to kill

BBC World News - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 08:23
When soldiers are taught to kill, what does their target look like?
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Can India's new PM keep voters happy?

BBC World News - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 08:15
Can India's PM Modi keep voters happy in 2015?
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