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Is it right to pay ransoms?

BBC World News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 07:04
Is it right to pay ransoms or do payouts encourage kidnappers?
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Dopers could benefit 'for decades'

BBC World News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 07:02
Convicted drug cheats such as Justin Gatlin could benefit from taking banned substances for decades afterwards, say scientists.
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The 1920 British air bombing campaign in Iraq

BBC World News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 07:01
How Britain tried to control Iraq in the 1920s
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Taiwan's charitable vegetable vendor

BBC World News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 06:51
Is this the world's most unlikely philanthropist?
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US developing Ebola airport checks

BBC World News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 06:12
The US is developing measures to screen incoming air passengers for Ebola, both in the US and at foreign airports, President Barack Obama says.
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VIDEO: Where Ebola kills day after day

BBC World News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 06:05
People with Ebola are being turned away from a medical facility in West Africa as it is full.
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Iraq's battles need sense of resolve

BBC World News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 06:01
Beating IS is more than a game of numbers, says Lyse Doucet
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Nurse infected with Ebola in Spain

BBC World News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 05:14
Spain's health minister confirms a nurse who treated two Ebola victims in Madrid has contracted the virus in the first infection outside Africa.
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Phelps handed six-month suspension

BBC World News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 05:12
Michael Phelps is suspended from all competition for six months by USA Swimming following his drink-driving arrest.
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VIDEO: Eiffel Tower gets a glass floor

BBC World News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 05:07
A new glass floor has been unveiled at the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
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Body found is Alice Gross suspect

BBC World News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 04:42
Police say a body found in a west London park is that of Arnis Zalkalns - the prime suspect in the murder of 14-year-old Alice Gross.
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VIDEO: Victim of 2007 Kenya violence

BBC World News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 04:29
Focus on Africa's Dennis Okari has been to meet a woman who suffered horrific injuries in the violence that followed the 2007 elections.
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China's guide to democracy

BBC World News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 04:07
Carrie Gracie on China's efforts to filter 'umbrella revolution' images
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Sapphire screen maker in bankruptcy

BBC World News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 04:06
Shares in GT Advanced Technologies plunge over 90% after the maker of sapphire glass screens, some of which are used in Apple products, files for bankruptcy.
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US rebuff to gay marriage opponents

BBC World News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 03:13
The US Supreme Court rejects appeals against gay marriage in five US states, increasing the number where it's legal to 30, in a move applauded by campaigners.
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Henning brother says 'send in troops'

BBC World News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 01:52
Alan Henning's brother calls on David Cameron to send troops to catch the Islamic State "monsters" who murdered the aid worker.
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Rand rises as SA bank boss is named

BBC World News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 01:22
South Africa's president, Jacob Zuma, has named the former Treasury boss, Lesetja Kganyago, as the new governor of the country's central bank.
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Border town 'may fall soon to IS'

BBC World News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 01:19
The key Syria-Turkey border town of Kobane may soon fall to Islamic State fighters, an official there tells the BBC, as IS flags begin to appear.
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Obituary: Yuri Lyubimov - Russian theatre star

BBC World News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 01:12
Yuri Lyubimov – Russia loses a creative giant of theatre
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'Big risks' in German arms spending

BBC World News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 01:06
Spending on nine of Germany's biggest defence projects is severely criticised by an independent report that cites 140 problems and risks.
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