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Britons held on Turkey-Syria border

BBC World News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 03:40
Nine British nationals have been seized by Turkish authorities after trying to illegally enter Syria, armed forces in the country say.
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Bosses' letter fuels business battle

BBC World News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 03:13
The Conservatives welcome an "unprecedented" endorsement by 100 business leaders - as Labour pledges to tackle the "epidemic" of zero-hours contracts.
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Driver killed at NSA was sex worker

BBC World News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 02:32
The person killed by police in a violent incident at the National Security Agency earlier this week has been identified as a transgendered sex worker, according to friends.
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Iraq forces declare Tikrit 'victory'

BBC World News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 02:16
The Iraqi government declares what it says is a "magnificent victory" over Islamic State militants in the city of Tikrit after a month-long siege.
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Yemenis seek refuge in Somalia

BBC World News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 02:06
Dozens of Yemenis cross the Gulf of Aden to get to Djibouti and Somalia to escape fighting and Saudi air strikes, the UN refugee agency says.
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Yemen crisis: Where does Saudi offensive go next?

BBC World News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 02:01
Frank Gardner asks: What are the Saudis hoping to achieve?
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VIDEO: Watch jockey's spectacular fall

BBC World News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 01:54
Jockey Lewis Ferguson survives a spectacular fall from favourite Merrion Square at Wincanton.
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Thai government replaces martial law

BBC World News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 01:26
Thailand's military government announces it is lifting martial law, but replaces it with measures that critics say could be even more sweeping.
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S Korea details Sewol compensation

BBC World News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 01:16
South Korea is to pay about $380,000 (£256,000; €353,000) in compensation for each of the nearly 250 students killed in the Sewol ferry disaster.
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Mbeki 'used' prosecutor against Zuma

BBC World News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 01:15
Former South African President Thabo Mbeki used the National Prosecution Authority as a political tool against President Jacob Zuma, court documents say.
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Gun attack on Istanbul police HQ

BBC World News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 01:13
Police kill an armed woman assailant and wound a gunman who opened fire outside Istanbul's police HQ, the city's governor says.
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Blast at Yemen factory 'kills 35'

BBC World News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 01:05
At least 35 workers have been killed by a blast at a diary factory in Yemen, medics say, as Saudi-led air strikes continue against Houthi rebels.
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Nemtsov murder suspect in court plea

BBC World News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 01:00
The main suspect in the murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov makes an impassioned plea in court, saying he was forced into a confession.
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Holborn fire causes mass evacuation

BBC World News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 00:37
An electrical fire under the pavement in central London leads to some 2,000 people being evacuated from nearby buildings.
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Getty heir found dead in LA home

BBC World News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 00:36
Andrew Getty, the grandson of J Paul Getty and one of the heirs to the family fortune, is found dead at home, his parents confirm.
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China cracks down on explicit anime

BBC World News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 00:16
China says it will create a "blacklist" of banned Japanese anime cartoons, and plans to punish firms that hosted violent and sexual clips online.
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I'm not a money-grabber - Sterling

BBC World News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 00:00
Raheem Sterling tells BBC Sport he is not a "money-grabbing 20-year-old" after turning down a Liverpool deal worth £100,000 a week.
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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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