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Man Booker Prize announces longlist

BBC World News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 19:26
The 13 books longlisted for this year's Man Booker Prize are announced, with previous winner Anne Enright among those in contention.
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Terrorists win segregation appeal

BBC World News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 19:10
Two convicted terrorists who claimed their prison segregation was unlawful win their challenge at the UK's highest court.
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Rio 2016 facing pollution challenge

BBC World News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 18:56
Organisers of the 2016 Rio Olympics are facing a serious challenge to clean polluted waters for sailing and windsurfing events.
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Chinese shares end three-day slide

BBC World News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 18:50
Shares in mainland China bounced back significantly as the government's moves to reassure investors restores some stability to the market.
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Israeli Gaza action 'a war crime'

BBC World News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 18:41
There is "strong evidence" Israel committed war crimes in Gaza after a soldier was captured by Hamas in last year's war, Amnesty International says.
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Honda apologise to Stoner over crash

BBC World News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 18:28
Honda Racing apologise to Casey Stoner after a throttle problem leads to the ex-world champion crashing and breaking two major bones.
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VW warns of 'challenges' ahead

BBC World News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 18:14
German carmaker Volkswagen reports a rise in quarterly results but warns of a number of 'challenges' ahead.
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Danish Girl set for Venice premiere

BBC World News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 18:07
The Danish Girl, Eddie Redmayne's first film since his Theory of Everything Oscar triumph, is to compete for the Golden Lion award at this year's Venice Film Festival.
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Who is shooting at whom in Syria?

BBC World News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 17:33
Who is shooting at whom in Syria?
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US fugitive caught after film role

BBC World News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 17:25
A bank robber wanted for violating his probation is apprehended by US police after starring in a low-budget horror film using his own name.
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Desmond Tutu returns to hospital

BBC World News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 16:54
South Africa's Archbishop Desmond Tutu returns to hospital a week after being discharged with a persistent infection.
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VIDEO: How migrants enter tunnel site

BBC World News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 16:46
The BBC's Peter Whittlesea explains the route migrants take to gain access to the railway tracks that run through the Channel Tunnel.
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Nintendo surprises with net profit

BBC World News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 16:29
Japanese video game giant Nintendo beats expectations to swing to a net profit in its first quarter of this year.
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Bookmakers suspend Bond song betting

BBC World News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 16:19
A leading bookmaker is refusing to take bets on which artist will record the next James Bond theme song after one customer tried to place a £15,000 wager on Radiohead being selected.
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VIDEO: New CCTV released in Sandra Bland case

BBC World News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 15:27
Texas police release video footage of Sandra Bland in custody, showing her movements before she was found dead in her cell.
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Firms must show slave labour action

BBC World News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 15:25
British businesses are to be forced to prove what they are doing to stop slavery and human trafficking in their supply chains, the government says.
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Diane Keaton joins Vatican drama

BBC World News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 15:14
Oscar-winner Diane Keaton will star opposite Jude Law in a new Sky drama about the Vatican.
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Wednesday's gossip column

BBC World News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 15:04
Paris St-Germain bid £28.5m for Angel Di Maria, Tottenham target Ashley Young, Aston Villa close on Dimitar Berbatov, plus more.
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Benitez destroyed Inter - Mourinho

BBC World News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 15:00
Jose Mourinho says Rafael Benitez "destroyed the best team in Europe" when the Spaniard replaced him at Inter Milan.
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Barclays reports 25% rise in profits

BBC World News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 14:55
Barclays bank reports a 25% rise in half-year profits to £3.1bn but has set aside another £850m for customer compensation - including further PPI claims.
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