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Memes make light of India Maggi ban

BBC World News - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 20:56
Humour and health concerns dominate Indian Twitter users' reaction to the temporary ban on Maggi noodles in some states.
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Italy arrests over migrant contracts

BBC World News - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 20:51
Police in Italy arrest 44 people over the rigging of public contracts to run migrant reception centres in a new chapter of a mafia investigation.
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EU lawyer backs Germany on benefits

BBC World News - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 20:23
Jobless EU migrants can be refused social benefits in another EU country during their first three months there, a top EU legal adviser says.
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South Africa to probe bribe claims

BBC World News - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 20:15
An elite police unit in South Africa is to launch a preliminary inquiry into allegations that officials paid bribes to help secure the 2010 World Cup.
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Whittingdale quizzed on BBC future

BBC World News - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 20:14
John Whittingdale faces questions in the House of Commons about the BBC licence fee and the renewal of its royal charter for the first time since becoming culture secretary.
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EU court: German nuclear tax is legal

BBC World News - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 20:13
The European Court of Justice has ruled that a German tax on nuclear energy does not breach European Union law.
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Blair takes on anti-extremism role

BBC World News - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 19:41
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair is to be become the chairman of an organisation that combats anti-Semitism and racism in Europe.
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UK interest rates kept at record low

BBC World News - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 19:31
The Bank of England keeps the benchmark UK interest rate at 0.5%, more than six years after it first cut the rate to its current record low.
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VIDEO: 'Please come back, we cannot lose you'

BBC World News - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 19:30
The husband and daughter of a woman who was on the cruise ship that capsized on the Yangtze River are struggling to cope with the unknown.
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Former Panama vice-president held

BBC World News - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 19:26
A former vice-president of Panama, Felipe Virzi, is detained on corruption charges, the latest of a series of ex-officials to be investigated.
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Amber murder claim post investigated

BBC World News - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 19:20
A social media post falsely claiming missing schoolgirl Amber Peat had been murdered is being investigated by police.
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VIDEO: Ghana fuel station inferno aftermath

BBC World News - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 19:17
More than 90 people have died in a fire at a petrol station in Ghana's capital, Accra, the fire service says.
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England 'ready' to host World Cup

BBC World News - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 19:11
England would be ready to host the World Cup in 2022 if it is stripped from Qatar, according to a senior UK government minister.
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I'd run a mile from Salazar - Pavey

BBC World News - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 19:01
European 10,000m champion Jo Pavey says she would ditch Alberto Salazar as her coach if she was Mo Farah.
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Seven new tiny frog species found

BBC World News - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 19:00
Scientists discover seven new species of tiny frog living on seven different mountains in south-eastern Brazil.
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Scientists in clarity competition

BBC World News - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 18:27
French scientists take part in a challenge to summarise their research in thee minutes, in a bid to make their work accessible.
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VIDEO: Cameron warned on EU 'wishful thinking'

BBC World News - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 18:23
Former German foreign minister Joschka Fischer has warned UK PM David Cameron not to be too sure of German support in his bid to reform the EU.
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Klimt portrait tipped to fetch £18m

BBC World News - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 18:15
A portrait of a young Jewish woman by the Austrian artist Gustav Klimt is expected to fetch up to £18m when it is auctioned in London this month.
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Burundi announces delay to elections

BBC World News - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 18:08
Burundi postpones both parliamentary and presidential elections due this month, following recent protests over Pierre Nkurunziza bid for a third term.
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MPs mount data law legal challenge

BBC World News - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 18:04
Two MPs will have their legal challenge to the government's emergency surveillance law heard by the High Court later.
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