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India's Kerala dilutes alcohol ban

BBC World News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 15:05
Authorities in the southern Indian state of Kerala announce plans to dilute their earlier decision to ban the sale and consumption of alcohol to attract tourists and protect jobs.
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Vettel affected by Ricciardo pace

BBC World News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 14:29
Sebastian Vettel left Red Bull partly because of the pace of team-mate Daniel Ricciardo, says team boss Christian Horner.
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China revises up 2013 economy size

BBC World News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 14:26
China revises up the size of its economy in 2013 by 3.4%, which works out to about the size of Malaysia's economic output.
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VIDEO: Men fall victim to online 'sextortion'

BBC World News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 14:25
Hundreds of thousands of men around the world are falling victim every year to a pernicious form of online crime.
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S Korea Christians scrap border tree

BBC World News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 13:54
A South Korean Christian group cancels plans to put up a Christmas-tree shaped tower close to the border with the North, citing "jitters".
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South Korea bans 'pro-North' party

BBC World News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:53
South Korea bans a political party for the first time in decades, with a court ordering a party accused of supporting the North to disband.
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Thai tuna firm buys US rival

BBC World News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:48
The world's largest canned tuna producer Thai Union Frozen Products is buying US rival Bumble Bee Foods for $1.5bn (£96m).
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VIDEO: India splashes out on art biennale

BBC World News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 11:52
Kochi in India is hosting its second art biennale despite criticism the city can't afford to lavish so much money on the arts.
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VIDEO: 'Easy to hack companies like Sony'

BBC World News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:53
Marc Maiffret, a former hacker who is now an internet security expert, says it is easy for a hacker to break into a company Sony.
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VIDEO: Kurds: 'Biggest victory yet' over IS

BBC World News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:42
Kurdish forces in northern Iraq say they have broken the IS siege of Mount Sinjar, claiming their biggest victory yet against the militants.
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Killing of top Taliban 'ineffective'

BBC World News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:33
A secret CIA report released by Wikileaks says strikes against Taliban leaders have had little impact on the group.
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Birds 'fled day before US tornadoes'

BBC World News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:21
Tracking data reveals that golden-winged warblers fled one day before the April 2014 US tornado outbreak, probably because they "heard it coming".
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In pictures: Bangladesh oil spill clean-up

BBC World News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 09:51
How local residents cope with Bangladesh oil spill
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Should students carry guns on campus?

BBC World News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 09:45
The battle for guns at university
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How are Venezuelans coping with tumbling oil prices?

BBC World News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 09:17
How Venezuelans are affected by falling oil prices
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Mosul diaries: Poisoned by water

BBC World News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 09:09
Residents of IS-run Mosul sick from drinking the river
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New record for deepest fish

BBC World News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 09:01
Fish are filmed more than 8,000m down in the Mariana Trench - the deepest place on Earth.
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VIDEO: New record depth for deepest fish

BBC World News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 08:59
Fish have been filmed more than 8km down in the Mariana Trench - the deepest place on Earth.
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US Secret Service is too 'insular'

BBC World News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 08:49
The agency guarding the US president is too insular and must recruit its next head externally, a review prompted by a White House security breach says.
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US Secret Service is too 'insular'

BBC World News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 08:49
The agency guarding the US president is too insular and must recruit its next head externally, a review prompted by a White House security breach says.
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