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eBay to split off PayPal business

BBC World News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 01:00
E-commerce site eBay is planning to split off its payments system PayPal into a separate company next year.
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Iran 'postpones' woman's execution

BBC World News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 00:53
Iran is reported to have postponed the execution of Reyhaneh Jabbari, convicted of killing a man she said was trying to sexually abuse her.
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VIDEO: Wildlife populations halved in 40 years

BBC World News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 00:53
A new study has warned that wildlife populations around the world have dropped by more than half in just 40 years.
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Verstappen 'could be F1 superstar'

BBC World News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 00:23
Sir Jackie Stewart says Max Verstappen could become a "superstar" if he impresses in his grand prix weekend debut at Suzuka.
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'No panic' in RAF Iraq strikes

BBC World News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 23:27
Britain will not be "panicked" into dropping bombs in Iraq, foreign secretary Philip Hammond says, as RAF jets return without firing weapons.
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Muslim NFL player's 'prayer penalty'

BBC World News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 23:13
US Kansas City Chiefs NFL player Husain Abdullah is penalised after celebrating a touchdown by sliding on his knees and praying.
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VIDEO: 'I hid from boulders as volcano erupted'

BBC World News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 22:37
A mountain guide who was on Mount Ontake when it erupted speaks about the moment it exploded without warning.
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EU to keep Russia sanctions in place

BBC World News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 22:36
The EU decides to keep sanctions on Russia in place, judging that Ukraine's peace deal is not fully effective.
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May: Our values will beat extremists

BBC World News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 22:36
A future Conservative government would seek new powers to ban extremist groups and curb the activities of "harmful" individuals, Theresa May says.
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Marcos art seized in Philippines

BBC World News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 22:03
Artworks belonging to former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos are seized by authorities who claim they were acquired with embezzled state funds.
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Cyprus thieves steal Degas painting

BBC World News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 22:00
Thieves break into the Cyprus home of a 70-year-man and steal a painting by French master Edgar Degas valued at 6m euros.
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Ireland gave 'state aid' to Apple

BBC World News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 21:50
The European Commission publishes a letter it sent to Ireland accusing the country of giving Apple illegal state aid through special tax arrangements.
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Billy Elliot show tops UK box office

BBC World News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 21:40
A special live screening of Billy Elliot the Musical Live tops the UK and Ireland box office taking £1.9m - making it the highest grossing event cinema release.
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Recalculation boosts Kenyan economy

BBC World News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 21:32
Kenya's economy is believed to be 25% larger than previously estimated following a change in the way its size is calculated.
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L'Oreal halts travel to Hong Kong

BBC World News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 21:23
French cosmetics giant L'Oreal bans its staff from travelling to Hong Kong until 6 October in response to the growing unrest in the city's streets.
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Islamic State 'adapting to air strikes'

BBC World News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 21:17
IS militants seem to be changing tactics after air strikes
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Pakistan plane video man sacked

BBC World News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 20:57
A man who filmed passengers preventing Pakistan's former interior minister from boarding a plane for being late is sacked from his job.
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Hong Kong leader in protest appeal

BBC World News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 20:43
Hong Kong leader CY Leung urges pro-democracy protesters to "immediately" stop their campaign, as crowds bring areas to a standstill.
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Day in pictures: 30 September

BBC World News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 19:54
Striking images from around the world in the past 24 hours
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EU hearings: The grilling of Lord Hill

BBC World News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 19:53
UK's Lord Hill faces tough scrutiny for EU Commission job
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