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Chain Saw Massacre actress dies

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 16:13
US actress Marilyn Burns, best known for her "scream queen" role in 1974 horror classic The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, dies in Houston, Texas.
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Fish still on decline in Irish Sea

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 15:56
Restrictions on the fishing of cod and salmon hoped to rejuvenate declining stocks, but after years of tight fishing quotas from Brussels there has been no boost in the fish population.
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Sprint 'drops bid for T-Mobile US'

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 15:31
Shares in US telecoms firms Sprint drop sharply in after-hours trade following reports it has abandoned a bid for T-Mobile US.
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Cameron faces fresh Gaza pressure

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 15:22
The Lib Dems call for the suspension of arms export licences to Israel, adding to pressure on David Cameron following Baroness Warsi's resignation over policy on Gaza.
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Kerry in talks plea amid Gaza truce

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 15:14
John Kerry tells the BBC that Israel and the Palestinians must take advantage of the Gaza truce, as the two sides prepare for talks in Egypt.
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Wednesday's gossip column

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 15:14
Manchester United fear Juan Cuadrado price rise, Southampton want Fraser Forster, Arsenal after Liverpool defender, plus more.
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Murray to face Kyrgios in Toronto

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 15:01
Andy Murray plays Australian Nick Kyrgios in his first match of the hard-court season in the Rogers Cup on Wednesday.
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Rosetta probe set to meet comet

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 14:38
Europe's long travelling satellite is set to rendezvous in a few hours with one of the strangest objects in the solar system.
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Dance company funding investigated

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 14:16
Funding of National Dance Company Wales is investigated by a financial watchdog amid concerns about the way the organisation is run.
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Prabowo challenges Indonesia vote

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 14:15
The losing candidate of the Indonesian presidential election, Prabowo Subianto, launches his court challenge against the result, claiming electoral fraud
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India cartoonist Pran dies of cancer

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 12:50
Pran, one of India's best-known cartoonists and creator of the famous comic series Chacha Chaudhary, dies from cancer.
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China earthquake toll nears 600

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 12:35
Almost 600 people are now known to have died in the Yunnan earthquake, officials say, as residents are evacuated from barrier lakes.
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Apple and Samsung drop non-US cases

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 12:08
Smartphone and tablet rivals Apple and Samsung agree to withdraw all legal cases against each other outside the United States.
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MH370 sea search contractor named

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 11:18
A Dutch firm has been chosen to carry out the underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, Australia announces.
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US firms to invest $14bn in Africa

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 09:38
US President Barack Obama reveals that US companies are planning $14bn of investment in Africa at the inaugural US-Africa Leaders' Summit.
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VIDEO: Uighur photographer's hopes for China

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 09:35
Uighur photographer Kurbanjan Samat tells the BBC about his mission to bridge the gap between the Chinese and the Uighurs.
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WW1: Civilian memories from the Somme

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 09:14
The Somme villagers who rebuilt their homes
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Boko Haram crisis: Nigeria's female bombers strike

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 08:44
The new suicide squads striking northern Nigeria
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The secret ghostwriters of Hip Hop

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 08:36
The Hip Hop artists who rap ghostwritten rhymes
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The men who saved JFK's life

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 08:36
A man who rescued JFK in the Pacific in WW2 dies aged 93
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