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UN thwarts Russia over gay rights

BBC World News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 03:26
The United Nations votes to extend staff benefits to same-sex couples working for the UN, defeating Russian-led opposition to the measure.
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Short circuit delays LHC restart

BBC World News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 03:24
The restart of the Large Hadron Collider hits a delay, after a short circuit is detected in one of its powerful electromagnets.
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VIDEO: Obama smells smoke at Science Fair

BBC World News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 02:59
The smell of something burning at the White House Science Fair gave President Barack Obama the chance to joke with students about the War of 1812.
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Rock School star Lil' Chris dies

BBC World News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 02:42
Lil' Chris, who launched a singing career after he found fame on Channel 4 reality show Rock School, has died.
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VIDEO: Boat capsizes in Volvo Ocean Race

BBC World News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 02:26
Watch one of the boats in the Volvo Ocean Race capsize, with water flooding the deck during the event in the Southern Ocean.
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Greek ex-minister guilty in tax case

BBC World News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 02:04
Greek ex-Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou is found guilty of tampering with a list of potential tax evaders, receiving a suspended prison sentence.
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Facebook data row in top EU court

BBC World News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 01:51
The future of how Europeans' data is shared with US companies is set to be considered by the EU's highest court.
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Mulder and Scully to reopen X-Files

BBC World News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 01:50
Cult sci-fi show The X-Files is to return to TV after a 13-year hiatus, with David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson reprising their FBI agent roles.
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Telefonica finalises £10bn sale of O2

BBC World News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 01:45
Telefonica finalises a deal to sell its O2 mobile phone network to Hutchison Whampoa for £10.25bn.
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England 'could be persuaded' on 2026

BBC World News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 01:41
England could consider a bid for the 2026 World Cup, says Football Association chairman Greg Dyke.
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Strawberry festival sparks a race row

BBC World News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 01:29
A poster for a Louisiana strawberry festival showing two faceless black children has led to bitter community disagreements.
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VIDEO: Last moments of Germanwings plane

BBC World News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 01:28
Germanwings flight 4U 9525 carrying 150 people has crashed in the French Alps on its way from Barcelona to Duesseldorf. Richard Westcott explains what we know so far.
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Angolan on trial over diamond book

BBC World News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 01:23
An Angolan journalist goes on trial on charges of defaming military generals after he accused them of links to the "blood diamond" trade.
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England performance 'unacceptable'

BBC World News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 00:53
RFU chief executive Ian Ritchie says a fourth consecutive second place for England in the Six Nations "is not acceptable".
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Protests grow over Afghan lynching

BBC World News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 00:48
More than 2,000 people march in Kabul to demand justice for Farkhunda, 28, an Afghan woman beaten to death by a mob last week.
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UK inflation rate falls to zero

BBC World News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 00:23
The UK's inflation rate fell to 0% in February, the lowest since records began, official figures show.
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Cumberbatch to read at reburial

BBC World News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 00:09
Actor Benedict Cumberbatch is to read a specially-written poem at the reburial of King Richard III.
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Canada extends IS strikes to Syria

BBC World News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 00:07
Prime Minister Stephen Harper wants to expand the mission against the militant group Islamic State to include air strikes on targets in Syria.
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VIDEO: Angelina: Surgery not only option

BBC World News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 00:01
Angelina Jolie has had her ovaries removed to reduce her risk of cancer - BBC News looks at some of the facts.
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Platini fears rise of hooliganism

BBC World News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 23:20
Uefa chief Michel Platini warns of a return to hooliganism's "dark days" as he is re-elected for a third term.
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