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Day in pictures: 5 January 2015

BBC World News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 21:33
A selection of news images from around the world
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VIDEO: Kenyan building collapse kills two

BBC World News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 21:26
At least two people died after an eight-storey residential building collapsed in the Kenyan capital Nairobi late on Sunday.
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Woman and singer shared abuse images

BBC World News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 21:26
A woman goes on trial accused of encouraging rock singer Ian Watkins to distribute indecent images of children.
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Aldi chocolate in salmonella scare

BBC World News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 21:24
Supermarket Aldi issues a product recall after salmonella is found in a batch of chocolate.
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Why does the military insist on saluting?

BBC World News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 20:30
Why does the military insist on saluting?
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France seeks end to Russia sanctions

BBC World News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 20:19
French President Francois Hollande says he wants Western sanctions on Russia to be lifted if progress is made in talks on the Ukraine conflict this month.
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Gay banner removed from Pride DVD

BBC World News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 20:12
CBS Films is examining why references to homosexuality were removed from the DVD cover of the US release of British film Pride.
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Calorie-counting wristband tested

BBC World News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 20:12
The BBC tests GoBe, a controversial wristband whose makers claim it can count the number of calories consumed by the wearer.
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North Korea 'killings' anger China

BBC World News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 20:02
China lodges a protest with North Korea after reports emerge that an army deserter killed four people in a Chinese border city.
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Chinese box office surges in 2014

BBC World News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 19:53
China's box office surged by 36% in 2014, with homegrown films beating Hollywood offerings for the second year in a row.
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Boston bomb trial set to pick jury

BBC World News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 19:52
Jury selection begins for the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is accused of killing three people in April 2013.
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Syria opposition elects new leader

BBC World News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 19:49
Syria's main Western-backed opposition group, the National Coalition, elects businessman Khaled Khoja as its new leader at a meeting in Istanbul.
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The 2015 Greek euro drama

BBC World News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 19:44
Tense new year for eurozone as Greek election looms
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CES 2015: Sleep, faffing and skates

BBC World News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 19:36
The big - and barmy - ideas at CES in Las Vegas
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Malaysian PM ill after floods visit

BBC World News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 19:22
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak contracts E. coli after visiting areas where flooding has displaced more than 200,000 people.
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UK construction output slows down

BBC World News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 19:16
Activity in the UK's construction sector grew at its slowest pace for 17 months in December but remains robust thanks to continued growth in housebuilding, a survey finds.
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Beverly Hillbillies star Douglas dies

BBC World News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 19:12
US actress Donna Douglas, best known for playing the tomboyish Elly May Clampett in 1960s sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies, dies at the age of 82.
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VIDEO: Can gadget count calories digested?

BBC World News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 19:05
George Mikaberidze defends his controversial GoBe fitness band which it is claimed can count the calories digested by the wearer's body.
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Madonna defends 'bondage' images

BBC World News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 18:36
Pop singer Madonna defends the images of Martin Luther King Junior, Nelson Mandela and others that have been posted on her social media outlets.
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Charity to probe UK Ebola nurse case

BBC World News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 18:29
Save the Children says "no stone will be left unturned" as it investigates how a British nurse contracted Ebola while volunteering in Sierra Leone.
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