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Palestinians join war crimes court

BBC World News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 23:40
The Palestinians have formally joined the International Criminal Court (ICC), a key step towards being able to pursue Israelis for alleged war crimes.
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Obama creates cyber sanctions

BBC World News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 22:48
President Barack Obama has ordered the creation of a programme that would allow the US government to sanction foreign hackers.
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Nigeria victor issues Boko Haram vow

BBC World News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 22:35
The winner of Nigeria's presidential election Muhammadu Buhari vows that militants Boko Haram will "soon know the strength of our collective will".
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Gaza man 'tricked' into Banksy sale

BBC World News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 21:56
A Palestinian man says he was tricked into selling a work by the graffiti artist, Banksy, that is estimated to be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.
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Wives fill Indian boardroom quotas

BBC World News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 21:48
Some of India's richest businessmen have appointed their wives as company directors to comply with a new law.
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North ruled out of Clermont match

BBC World News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 21:13
Northampton wing George North will miss Saturday's European Champions Cup game with Clermont because of a head injury.
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Creator of the Pet Rock dies at 78

BBC World News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 21:08
Gary Ross Dahl, an American advertising executive who started a pop culture sensation when he created the Pet Rock in the 1970s, has died at 78.
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Nigeria's Buhari hails poll victory

BBC World News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 20:52
The winner of Nigeria's presidential election, Muhammadu Buhari, hails a "vote for change" and thanks beaten rival Goodluck Jonathan.
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VIDEO: Mafia boss prison sentence expires

BBC World News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 20:47
A Mafia boss who faced extradition to serve a prison sentence in Italy has had his sentence dropped after Italian authorities said it had expired.
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Google reveals computer-on-a-stick

BBC World News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 20:31
Google announces that a range of computer-on-a-sticks and laptops costing as low as $149 (£101) are joining its range of Chrome OS devices.
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Crimean Tatar media 'silenced by Russia'

BBC World News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 20:27
Crimean Tatar media shut down under Russian rule
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Malaysia website staff freed on bail

BBC World News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 20:11
The publisher and editor of a Malaysian website have been freed on bail after their arrest on suspicion of sedition.
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'Cannibal' policeman is convicted

BBC World News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 20:01
Former German policeman Detlev Guenzel is sentenced to eight years in jail for murdering a businessman he met on a website for cannibalism fetishists.
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S Korea charges US envoy attacker

BBC World News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 19:47
A South Korean man who attacked the US envoy to Seoul with a knife, slashing his face and arms, is charged with attempted murder.
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Funeral for slain Turkish prosecutor

BBC World News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 19:30
The funeral ceremony is held in Turkey for a prosecutor taken hostage and killed in a courthouse in Istanbul on Tuesday.
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Bolivia minister sacked for Chile logo

BBC World News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 19:18
Bolivia's Defence Minister Jorge Ledezma is sacked after he travelled to neighbouring Chile wearing a top with a controversial motto.
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VIDEO: Woman's 117-year life in 45 seconds

BBC World News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 19:10
Remembering Misao Okawa, the world's oldest woman
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Weak UK productivity 'unprecedented'

BBC World News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 19:00
The productivity of the UK workforce remains slightly lower than in 2007, marking an "unprecedented absence" of growth in the post-war era, official figures show.
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American Broner hints at Khan fight

BBC World News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 18:58
Adrien Broner tweets a video of himself talking to Amir Khan on the phone, hinting at a possible showdown.
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Alps crash video 'must be handed in'

BBC World News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 18:43
A lead investigator into the Germanwings crash calls for anyone with footage of the disaster to hand it over to the authorities.
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