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IS 'cleared' from key Iraq dam area

BBC World News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 18:07
Iraqi government forces say they have cleared Islamic State militants from an area around the Haditha dam, as the US widens its use of air strikes.
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China boy finds 3,000-year-old sword

BBC World News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 18:01
Archaeologists date the weapon to the Shang or Zhou dynasties - the dawn of Chinese civilisation.
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Clashes at march for Chile's missing

BBC World News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 17:59
Police in Chile clash with hooded protesters following a largely peaceful march to remember those who disappeared under military rule.
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New plan for Australia reef dumping

BBC World News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 17:46
Queensland leaders present a proposal that would prevent sediment from a port expansion being dumped in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.
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VIDEO: Nine-year-old steals bus in Canada

BBC World News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 17:21
A nine-year-old boy drove an unattended bus and hit two other vehicles in central Canada.
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Meteorite lands in Nicaragua capital

BBC World News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 17:19
A small meteorite which may have broken off an asteroid caused a 12m-wide crater near Managua's international airport, Nicaraguan officials say.
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Sheen takes Dylan play back to NY

BBC World News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 16:58
Actor Michael Sheen is to direct and star in a production of Dylan Thomas's Under Milk Wood in the New York theatre where the poet first performed it.
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Nigeria awaits Fifa ruling on ban

BBC World News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 16:47
Nigeria awaits Fifa's final ruling on a possible global suspension as the deadline passes for Chris Giwa to give up his NFF presidential claims.
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Japanese economy contracts 1.8%

BBC World News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 16:37
Japan's economy contracts more than forecast, shrinking 1.8% in the April-to-June quarter from the previous three months, official figures show.
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Guardians reigns as box office slumps

BBC World News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 16:33
Sci-fi romp Guardians of the Galaxy is the top film at the North American box office again after one of the slowest weekends of the cinema-going year.
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Michael Palin to narrate Clangers

BBC World News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 16:24
Comedian and presenter Michael Palin is to narrate a new series of classic children's TV programme, The Clangers.
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VIDEO: 'Laughter' at Joan Rivers' funeral

BBC World News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 16:19
Family, friends and famous names from the worlds of TV, film and comedy have said a final farewell to Joan Rivers at her funeral in New York.
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Emotional scenes at MH370 gathering

BBC World News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 16:08
There are emotional scenes at a Beijing temple as relatives of MH370 passengers gather to mark six months since the Malaysian plane disappeared.
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Press's new regulator 'not a fake'

BBC World News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 15:53
The chairman of a self-regulation body set up by some papers in the wake of the hacking scandal says he wants to show critics it is not "fake".
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Rogue trader Kerviel out of jail

BBC World News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 15:13
French rogue trader Jerome Kerviel is allowed out of jail to serve the rest of his prison term wearing an electronic tag.
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Electrolux in $3.3bn deal with GE

BBC World News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 15:03
Two of the biggest names in household appliances, Electrolux and General Electric, strike a $3.3bn (£2bn) deal.
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Oscar Pistorius trial: 10 key moments

BBC World News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 14:56
And eight other key moments from the Oscar Pistorius trial
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Call to cut number of police forces

BBC World News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 14:33
The number of constabularies in England and Wales should be cut to save money, one of the country's most senior police leaders says.
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Finch named Australia T20 captain

BBC World News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 14:30
Aaron Finch is named Australia's Twenty20 team captain after George Bailey steps down from the role.
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China's exports beat forecasts

BBC World News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 14:14
China's latest export numbers beat forecasts for August, rising by 9.4% for the month, compared with forecasts of 8%.
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