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PM rejects Warsi's Gaza criticism

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 04:19
David Cameron defends government policy on Gaza after minister Baroness Warsi quits, calling it "morally indefensible".
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AUDIO: Futurist: Moon mining 'is possible'

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 04:08
A futurist says it is "possible" the Chinese could start mining for fuel on the Moon.
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Gaza truce holds as Israel withdraws

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 03:30
A 72-hour humanitarian truce is holding in Gaza after Israel withdrew ground forces, with hopes for a longer deal now resting on talks in Cairo.
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Ebola outbreak risk to US 'very low'

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 03:15
US National Security Advisor Susan Rice says the risk of the Ebola virus spreading in the US is low, as a second infected American arrives for treatment in the country.
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Changing minds through Xinjiang portraits

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 03:06
Uighur photographer in China builds bridges with portraits
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US firms to invest $14bn in Africa

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 02:59
US President Barack Obama reveals that US companies are planning $14bn of investment in Africa at the inaugural US-Africa Leaders Summit.
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Stem cell scientist found dead

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 02:58
A Japanese scientist involved in a scandal over discredited stem cell research has been found dead in an apparent suicide.
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Military jet escorts passenger plane

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 02:52
A passenger is arrested on suspicion of making a hoax bomb threat after military jets are scrambled to escort a plane to Manchester Airport.
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'Heavy fighting' erupts in Donetsk

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 02:28
Heavy fighting erupts in a suburb of the eastern Ukrainian rebel bastion of Donetsk, local officials say.
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Three US migrant shelters to close

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 01:57
Three emergency shelters housing an influx of children from Central America who entered the US illegally will be closed because numbers are falling.
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Ireland clinch win over New Zealand

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 01:56
Ireland beat champions New Zealand 17-14 in the Women's World Cup and are on course to qualify for the semi-finals.
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Samsung re-uses 'child labour' firm

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 01:51
Samsung will re-use a Chinese supplier suspended after evidence of child labour was found at its factory, but do 30% less business with it.
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McIlroy plays down talk of 'Rory era'

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 01:11
Open champion Rory McIlroy says his recent form is not 'the start of an era' as he prepares for the US PGA Championship.
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Gaza-Israel games cause controversy

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 01:04
Several video games linked to the Gaza-Israel conflict are removed from Google Play and Facebook, but others remain available.
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Pakistan says 30 militants killed

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 00:59
Pakistan's military says it has killed at least 30 militants in air strikes in the North Waziristan tribal region.
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Dog falls 300ft into the Atlantic

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 00:57
A "tweeting" pet dog survives unscathed after falling 300ft (91m) from a cliff and into the sea off the Irish coast.
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BBC rebuffs Russian state complaint

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 00:43
The BBC rebuffs a Russian state request to remove an interview with a Russian artist and activist who called for a march to win more autonomy for Siberia.
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Doyle estate ordered to pay costs

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 00:42
The estate of Sherlock Holmes writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is ordered to pay the legal costs of an author at the centre of a long-running dispute over copyright.
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Anderson row 'blown out of proportion'

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 00:29
Ian Bell says England are determined to move on from the row involving James Anderson and Ravindra Jadeja.
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VIDEO: Media scrum as F1 boss leaves court

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 00:28
A German court agrees to end the bribery trial of Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone in exchange for a $100m (£60m) payment from him.
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