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Blurred Lines track made $16m profit

BBC World News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 19:28
Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams made more than $5m (£3.26m) each from 2013 hit Blurred Lines, according to figures revealed during a copyright trial.
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Phelps may be reinstated for Worlds

BBC World News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 19:28
Michael Phelps may be allowed to compete at swimming's World Championships in Russia after originally being banned.
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Tanzanians die in heavy floods

BBC World News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 19:15
Flooding in north-western Tanzania has killed at least 38 people and left hundreds of others homeless, police tell the BBC.
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Former UK marine 'killed in Syria'

BBC World News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 19:10
An ex-Royal Marine has become the first Briton to be killed while fighting with Kurdish forces against Islamic State in Syria, a Kurdish militia says.
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Prince condemns illegal ivory trade

BBC World News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 19:02
Prince William condemns illegal wildlife trading and calls for more international help in a speech on the final day of his tour of China.
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Militants 'seize Libyan oil fields'

BBC World News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 19:02
Islamist militants have seized two oil fields in central Libya, officials say, as rival factions reportedly carry out air strikes.
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Court backs UK in euro trading case

BBC World News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 18:55
The UK has won a court ruling against the European Central Bank which could have forced British firms handling large euro transactions to be based in the eurozone.
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Armani labels Madonna 'difficult'

BBC World News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 18:51
Fashion designer Giorgio Armani plays down his part in Madonna's fall at this year's Brit Awards, saying "we all know [she] is very difficult".
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The man protecting China's elephants

BBC World News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 18:50
The man protecting China's elephants and their home
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Colombia stops Chinese arms ship

BBC World News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 18:29
The Colombian authorities arrest the captain of a Chinese ship on its way to Cuba after finding undeclared gunpowder and cannon shells aboard.
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VIDEO: Plane left nose-down on Nepal runway

BBC World News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 18:25
A group of airline passengers in Nepal had a lucky escape after their plane skidded off a runway in dense fog.
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France 'breaks Europe smacking pact'

BBC World News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 18:19
Europe's top human rights watchdog criticises France for failing to explicitly ban smacking children, saying its laws are "not sufficiently clear".
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Board of bank giant foregoes bonuses

BBC World News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 17:50
UK bank Standard Chartered reports a steep fall in full-year profits after a "tough year" and foregoes bonuses for its directors.
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New wave of Paris drone alerts

BBC World News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 17:41
Ten more drones are spotted flying over Paris and reports say police are searching for four men after a chase in the east of the city.
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Children's author Peet dies aged 67

BBC World News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 17:32
Award-winning children's author Mal Peet dies after after being diagnosed with cancer, aged 67.
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Obama dismisses Netanyahu speech

BBC World News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 17:26
US President Barack Obama reacts scathingly to a speech by Israel's prime minister, saying it offers no viable alternative to his Iran policy.
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Poyet's 'difficult day' over Johnson

BBC World News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 17:24
Sunderland boss Gus Poyet describes the day in which his player Adam Johnson was arrested as one of his toughest.
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BBC spends 29% less on star pay

BBC World News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 16:59
The BBC has spent 29% less on stars earning more than £100,000 a year over the past five years, an independent review reveals.
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Australian pair moved for execution

BBC World News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 16:54
Two members of the Bali Nine Australian drug smuggling ring are moved to the Indonesian island where they and other foreigners face execution.
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Pakistan earn routine win over UAE

BBC World News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 16:43
Pakistan cruise to a 129-run win over the UAE in Napier to boost their hopes of reaching the World Cup quarter-finals.
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