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Five Monets sell for £55m in hour

BBC World News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 01:37
The sale of five works by Claude Monet contribute to Sotheby's "highest ever" sales record held by the auction house in London.
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Former Bayern coach Lattek dies

BBC World News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 01:30
Former Bayern Munich, Borussia Monchengladbach and Barcelona coach Udo Lattek dies at the age of 80.
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GlaxoSmithKline sees sales fall

BBC World News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 01:20
Drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) reports a drop in fourth-quarter sales as demand for its asthma drug Advair remains weak.
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US watchdog to defend net neutrality

BBC World News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 01:11
The chairman of the US's communications watchdog intends to defend the principles of net neutrality by treating net providers as utilities.
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Jordan vows 'severe response' to IS

BBC World News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 01:00
Jordan's King Abdullah II vows to fight back against Islamic State, a day after an IS video shows a Jordanian pilot being burnt alive.
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R&B singer songwriter Don Covay dies

BBC World News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 00:41
Influential R&B singer songwriter Don Covay, whose songs were performed by the Rolling Stones, Otis Redding and Aretha Franklin, dies aged 76.
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Egypt hands down 230 life sentences

BBC World News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 00:36
An Egyptian court sentences 230 people, including the prominent liberal activist Ahmed Douma, to life in prison for anti-government protests.
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Raikkonen ends Jerez test on top

BBC World News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 00:32
Kimi Raikkonen completes a successful first pre-season test for Ferrari by setting the pace on the final day at Jerez.
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Staples buys Office Depot for $6.3bn

BBC World News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 00:21
US office supply store Staples announces it will buy rival Office Depot for $6.3bn in an effort to fend off competition from Amazon.
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Day in pictures: 4 February 2015

BBC World News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 00:19
Images from around the world over the past 24 hours
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US to destroy chemical weapons cache

BBC World News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 00:16
The US is set to destroy its largest remaining cache of chemical-laden artillery shells, bringing it closer to complying with an international treaty.
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Britain's women ease to Fed Cup win

BBC World News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 00:07
Great Britain's women ease to a comprehensive victory in their opening Fed Cup tie against Liechtenstein.
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'Bidders vie' for Saddam hanging rope

BBC World News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 23:53
A former Iraqi official has the rope displayed on a statue of Saddam Hussein in his home.
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Mixed reactions to Harper Lee book

BBC World News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 23:22
News an unpublished novel by Harper Lee is to be released more than 50 years after To Kill a Mockingbird causes a "trade frenzy" and concern over how it has come to be published.
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China bans 'vulgar' web pseudonyms

BBC World News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 23:15
China bans internet users from posting under the names of famous people or Chinese officials, calling it a "vulgar culture".
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Alibaba begins drone delivery trials

BBC World News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 23:05
Retail giant Alibaba says it is using quadcopter drones to deliver tea to hundreds of its customers in China as part of a test.
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US skier trapped for days in Alps

BBC World News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 23:02
An American skier is rescued after spending more than 48 hours trapped in waist-deep snow in the Swiss Alps.
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VIDEO: Probe as six die in NY train crash

BBC World News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 22:57
A commuter train hits a vehicle on the tracks north of New York City, killing six people and injuring 15, officials say.
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NZ judge to lead child abuse inquiry

BBC World News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 22:32
New Zealand judge Lowell Goddard will lead a new statutory inquiry into historical child sexual abuse.
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Angolan apology over gay TV kiss

BBC World News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 22:28
The producers of a popular television soap in Angola apologise after an episode which showed a gay couple kissing caused outrage among viewers.
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