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Johansson's Lucy tops UK box office

BBC World News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 16:29
Scarlett Johansson's new sci-fi drama Lucy, directed by Luc Besson, tops the UK and Ireland box office in its opening weekend.
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VIDEO: Phones to come with 'kill switch'

BBC World News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 16:25
A new law has been passed meaning that smartphones in California will be required to come with a "kill switch" to render them useless if lost or stolen.
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Brazil candidates engage in verbal sparring in TV debate

BBC World News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 16:22
Dilma Rousseff faces rival candidates in TV debate
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Wednesday's gossip column

BBC World News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 16:16
Arsenal want Edinson Cavani, Man Utd boss Louis van Gaal targets Joe Allen, Tottenham poised to sign Federico Fazio, plus more.
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Hormone 'protects premature babies'

BBC World News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 16:01
The hormone erythropoietin (EPO) could prevent brain injuries in very premature babies, a study suggests.
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Van Gaal 'not shocked' by Cup exit

BBC World News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 15:55
Boss Louis van Gaal insists he was "not shocked" by Manchester United's 4-0 defeat at MK Dons in the League Cup.
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India 'criminal' ministers warning

BBC World News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 15:38
India's Supreme Court says politicians with criminal records should not be appointed as ministers.
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RBS fined £14.5m over mortgage advice

BBC World News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 15:30
Royal Bank of Scotland is fined £14.5m by the Financial Conduct Authority for failing to ensure that it gave suitable mortgage advice to customers.
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Australia ups anti-terror efforts

BBC World News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 15:11
New counter-terrorism units have been set up at two Australian airports, PM Tony Abbott says, amid concern over Australians fighting in Iraq and Syria.
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Long-term Gaza ceasefire agreed

BBC World News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:55
Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza agree a long-term truce, ending seven weeks of fighting that has left more than 2,200 people dead.
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Lockheed Martin in space junk deal

BBC World News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:50
US defence giant Lockheed Martin is teaming up with an Australian technology firm to track space debris that can damage multi-billion dollar satellites.
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VIDEO: Will China's yoghurt craze pay off?

BBC World News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:03
With falling milk prices, companies are looking at other ways to make money, and Mengniu Dairy, China's biggest, has recently decided to venture into the yoghurt business.
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China 'violated Taiwanese airspace'

BBC World News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:41
Two Chinese military aircraft violated Taiwan's airspace on Monday causing jets to scramble, officials say, but Beijing rejects the claim.
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Colombia frees hired killer 'Popeye'

BBC World News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:13
One of Colombia's most notorious killers, known as Popeye, who admitted to 300 murders for drug lord Pablo Escobar is freed from prison.
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Ukraine leader vows peace 'roadmap'

BBC World News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:50
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says a "roadmap" to end fighting in the east will be drawn up, after talks with Russian leader Vladimir Putin.
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When Chinese children forget how to write

BBC World News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:19
When China's children forget how to write
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Air New Zealand in 30% earnings jump

BBC World News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:01
Air New Zealand posts 30% jump in pre-tax earnings for the year ending in June to NZ$332m ($277.4m; £167.7m).
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Fans' delight at Kate Bush comeback

BBC World News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:27
Kate Bush makes her stage comeback at London's Hammersmith Apollo to an ecstatic response from fans at her first live concert for 35 years.
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A sheepdog's 'two rules' for success

BBC World News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 08:33
Scientists produce a simple mathematical model that explains how a single sheepdog can herd a large number of sheep.
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Venezuelan fingerprinting 'optional'

BBC World News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 08:09
Venezuela's recently announced fingerprinting system, aimed at combating food shortages, is to be voluntary, the president says.
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