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Tokyo ward certifies 'gay marriage'

BBC World News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 00:26
The Shibuya ward in Tokyo has become the first place in Japan to recognise same-sex partnerships.
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Safety fears over Windsor Park stand

BBC World News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 00:24
Club and international games at Windsor Park, Belfast could be in doubt because of possible subsidence in the West Stand.
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Iraqi forces in 'major Tikrit push'

BBC World News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 00:22
Iraqi forces have made major advances against Islamic State (IS) in Tikrit - retaking the government headquarters, officials say.
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ENO up for classical music award

BBC World News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 00:09
The English National Opera is up for a Royal Philharmonic Society award, while there are double nominations for the Oxford Lieder Festival, the Royal Opera House and the Arditti Quartet.
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Brave new world for EU dairy farmers

BBC World News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 00:01
Farms vie for market share as EU milk quotas go
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Ashcroft quits the House of Lords

BBC World News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 00:00
Former Conservative Party treasurer Lord Ashcroft says he is quitting the House of Lords.
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Alps victims identified 'this week'

BBC World News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 23:44
All 150 victims of the Germanwings crash will be identified by the end of the week, the French President Francois Hollande says.
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Yemen 'on verge of total collapse'

BBC World News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 23:15
The UN's human rights chief warns Yemen is "on the verge of total collapse", as Saudi-led coalition aircraft bombard Houthi rebels.
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Taiwan and Norway sign up to AIIB

BBC World News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 22:56
Taiwan and Norway join 40 nations to sign up to the new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, but Japan has yet to decide whether to join.
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US bill to cloak officer names fails

BBC World News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 22:41
Arizona's governor vetoes a bill that would have required the names of officers involved in shootings to be kept secret for 60 days.
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VIDEO: Trying to tackle albino abuse with film

BBC World News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 22:40
A new film is trying to raise awareness of the plight of albinos in Tanzania and Malawi.
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Buenos Aires empty as strike hits

BBC World News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 22:29
Residents of Buenos Aires woke up to empty streets on Tuesday as a one-day strike by transportation workers began.
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US makes climate pledge to UN

BBC World News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 22:27
The US has pledged to tackle climate change by cutting its carbon emissions 26-28% by 2025.
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Indiana scrambles to stem backlash

BBC World News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 22:19
The governor of the US state of Indiana strongly defends a contentious religious freedom law, amid a backlash from gay rights supporters.
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Reading project wins Lindgren Award

BBC World News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 21:56
Praesa, a reading project aimed at children and young people in South Africa, is named the winner of the 2015 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.
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Indian police collect cow 'mugshots'

BBC World News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 21:54
Police carry out unofficial cow census after Indian state outlaws their slaughter for beef.
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Lufthansa puts $300m aside for crash

BBC World News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 21:54
An additional $300m is being put aside to deal with possible costs arising from the Germanwings plane crash, Lufthansa officials say.
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Bears sign McCullum for T20 Blast

BBC World News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 21:17
Birmingham Bears, the T20 Blast champions, sign New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum for this summer's tournament.
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VIDEO: Ultra-thin models could face jail

BBC World News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 20:46
Models with a BMI of less than 18 could be fined or sent to prison, under legislation being considered by France.
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Giant slides return to London

BBC World News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 20:32
Giant slides by the artist Carsten Holler are returning to London this summer, this time at the Hayward Gallery on London's South Bank.
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