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'No injury' to Blue Peter's John Noakes

BBC World News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 18:15
Former Blue Peter presenter John Noakes suffered no injuries after going missing from his Majorcan home but will continue to be monitored by doctors.
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UK productivity remains subdued

BBC World News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 18:14
UK productivity remains subdued despite some signs that things are improving, official figures show.
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French troops suspended over child sex

BBC World News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 18:13
France suspends two of its soldiers over allegations they sexually abused children, including a five-year-old girl, in Burkina Faso.
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VIDEO: France hit by extreme heatwave

BBC World News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 18:12
A mass of hot air moving north from Africa drives up temperatures across Europe, with Paris seeing temperatures approaching 40C.
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China's stock market falls 5%

BBC World News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 18:01
Mainland Chinese shares fall 5.2% reversing many of the gains seen a day earlier.
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Indonesia plane crash toll rises

BBC World News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 17:20
Indonesian officials says 141 bodies have been recovered after a military plane crashed into houses in Medan on Tuesday, with no known survivors.
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Australia's ABC 'wrong' over guest

BBC World News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 17:12
Australian broadcaster ABC says it was wrong to allow an acquitted terror suspect to appear on live TV, a case which sparked a free speech debate.
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Toyota exec quits after drug scandal

BBC World News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 17:08
Toyota's managing officer Julie Hamp resigns from the company after she was arrested last month for allegedly bringing illegal drugs into Japan.
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Fresh talks due on new Greek bailout

BBC World News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 16:49
Eurozone ministers are to discuss a Greek request for a new two-year bailout, hours after it became the only EU economy to miss a crucial IMF debt payment.
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Affleck and Garner set for divorce

BBC World News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 16:43
Hollywood couple Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner say they have made "the difficult decision to divorce" after 10 years of marriage.
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China passes sweeping security law

BBC World News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 16:42
China passes a wide-ranging and controversial new national security law, tightening control of areas including cyber space among other areas.
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Greece misses IMF payment deadline

BBC World News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 16:16
Greece misses a deadline for a €1.5bn (£1.1bn) payment to the International Monetary Fund, as eurozone ministers refuse to extend its bailout.
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Iran nuclear talks deadline extended

BBC World News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 16:14
A deadline to reach agreement over Iran's nuclear programme is extended until 7 July, with Russia saying a deal is "within reach".
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Pearson sacking linked to son’s exit

BBC World News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 16:04
Leicester sacked Nigel Pearson because of damage to the club's reputation, including his son's involvement in a racist sex tape.
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US ballet dancer makes history

BBC World News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 15:52
The American Ballet Theatre has named Misty Copeland its principal dancer - the first time a black ballerina has held the prestigious role.
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India Darjeeling landslides kill 38

BBC World News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 15:33
Landslides triggered by heavy rains have killed at least 38 people in India's tea-growing region of Darjeeling, police say.
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Japan v England: The key battles

BBC World News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 15:28
Who holds the key to England reaching the Women's World Cup final? And who stands in their way?
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Indie band forced to shut record shop

BBC World News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 15:14
Sunderland band Frankie and the Heartstrings seek a new home for their record shop Pop Recs Ltd after the current premises was sold for student flats.
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VIDEO: Poverty grips Chad despite UN targets

BBC World News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 14:50
Fergus Walsh reports from one of the world's poorest nations, Chad in central Africa, to see the effects of extreme hunger.
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Samsung merger still on the table

BBC World News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 14:45
A court in South Korea rejects an attempt by US activist investor fund Elliot to stop a shareholder vote on a proposed $8bn merger of two key Samsung Group firms.
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