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VIDEO: Astronauts bite into space salad

BBC World News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 04:42
Astronauts on board the International Space Station (ISS) sample some space-grown lettuce.
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Scores dead in blasts in eastern Iraq

BBC World News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 03:43
At least 42 people have been killed and many more injured in two bomb attacks near Baquba in eastern Iraq, local sources say.
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VIDEO: Fleeing from Libya - eight months pregnant

BBC World News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 03:17
As migrants continue to risk life and limb to reach Europe from Africa, Libya has become the main hub for traffickers plying their illegal trade in human cargo.
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Hostage texted before Texas murders

BBC World News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 03:10
A Texas woman, who was held at gunpoint and killed along with her husband and six children, had sent a text message to her mother before she died.
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Body found at site of Ghana inferno

BBC World News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 02:30
Authorities in Ghana's capital Accra recover a body from the site of a petrol station inferno on 3 June, in which at least 154 people died.
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Spill turns Colorado river yellow

BBC World News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 02:17
A toxic leak of wastewater that has turned a Colorado river mustard yellow is three times larger than US officials had originally estimated.
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Vandals killed Cecil the lion - Mugabe

BBC World News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 01:41
President Robert Mugabe says Zimbabweans failed in their responsibility to protect Cecil the lion, who was shot by an American dentist.
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Germany 'gained from Greek crisis'

BBC World News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 01:26
The Greek debt crisis has saved the German government some €100bn in lower borrowing costs, a study finds.
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Froome to compete in Vuelta a Espana

BBC World News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 01:20
British Tour de France winner Chris Froome will take part in the Vuelta a Espana, the third and final Grand Tour of 2015.
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UK dismisses Rwanda spy chief case

BBC World News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 01:20
A UK court dismisses a bid to extradite Rwanda's spy chief to Spain to stand trial for his alleged role in massacres after the 1994 genocide.
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Five city libraries set to be axed

BBC World News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 01:18
Five libraries in Southampton should be shut unless volunteers come forward to run them, a council report recommends.
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Turkey hit by series of attacks

BBC World News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 01:13
Six members of the Turkish security forces are killed in bomb and gun attacks in the country's south-east and the city of Istanbul.
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China corruption general sentenced

BBC World News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 01:04
A Chinese military court gives a former general a suspended death sentence for crimes including bribery, abuse of power and misuse of public funds.
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Deadly bomb attack on Kabul airport

BBC World News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 00:40
A Taliban suicide bomber attacks a checkpoint near the entrance to the international airport in the Afghan capital Kabul, killing five people.
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VIDEO: The Meter Reader's Passion

BBC World News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 00:38
One meter reader's passion for photography
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Cameroon 'child captives freed'

BBC World News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 00:24
Military police raid a house in Cameroon and free around 70 malnourished children, some of whom were kept in chains for years.
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Police shoot man at Ferguson protest

BBC World News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 00:17
A man is critically injured in Ferguson, Missouri, in an exchange of gunfire with police on the anniversary of the killing of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.
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VIDEO: Rare albino humpback whale spotted

BBC World News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 00:12
A rare white humpback whale has been spotted off Australia's Gold Coast.
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Sri Lankan rugby star's body exhumed

BBC World News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 23:49
Investigators in Sri Lanka exhume the body of a former rugby star in a murder inquiry that has been linked to ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa's son.
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Azeri journalist dies after beating

BBC World News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 23:48
A journalist in Azerbaijan who criticised a popular footballer on social media is fatally beaten by football fans.
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