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Polanski freed after US arrest bid

BBC World News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 21:40
US attempts to have director Roman Polanski arrested for sex offences while visiting Poland fail.
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IPCC debates 'most important' report

BBC World News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 21:34
Scientists and government officials are meeting in Copenhagen to edit a report on the causes, impact and solutions to global warming.
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Burgess to be utility player at Bath

BBC World News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 21:33
Sam Burgess will be tried in different positions by Bath after making the switch from rugby league to union.
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'Tabloid fear' drives UK drug policy

BBC World News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 21:15
The House of Commons is debating government policy on drugs, with MPs from all parties calling for a review of 40-year old legislation on drug misuse.
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Penalties 'do not stop' drug use

BBC World News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 21:00
There is no link between tough laws and levels of illegal drug use, a Home Office study finds, sparking a policy row within the coalition government.
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UK migrant rescue stance criticised

BBC World News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 20:52
A Home Office minister insists a change of policy on Mediterranean search-and-rescue operations would save lives - after MPs call it "shameful" and "a new low".
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German motorway shooter sentenced

BBC World News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 20:39
A German lorry driver who carried out hundreds of shootings on the country's motorways has been jailed for more than 10 years.
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Lenovo completes Motorola takeover

BBC World News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 20:34
Lenovo completes a $2.9bn takeover of Google's Motorola handset division, which it says makes it the third biggest smartphone maker.
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Rocket makers probe US explosion

BBC World News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 20:27
The builders of an unmanned supply rocket which exploded on the way to the International Space Station have vowed to find the cause of the failure.
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Apple chief: 'I'm proud to be gay'

BBC World News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 20:13
Apple chief executive Tim Cook has publicly acknowledged his sexuality.
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US faces Ebola quarantine test case

BBC World News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 20:13
A nurse who cared for Ebola patients in Sierra Leone is fighting the US state of Maine over its right to quarantine her against her will.
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China denies shutting foreign sites

BBC World News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 19:55
The director of China's internet regulator admits that some foreign websites cannot be visited but denies shutting them down.
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China denies shutting foreign sites

BBC World News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 19:55
The director of China's internet regulator admits that some foreign websites cannot be visited but denies shutting them down.
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VIDEO: Ebola threat to Sierra Leone mothers

BBC World News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 19:21
Sierra Leone has one of the world's highest infant mortality rates, and the Ebola outbreak is likely to push it even higher.
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Pulitzer-winning poet Kinnell dies

BBC World News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 19:11
Pulitzer Prize-winning US poet Galway Kinnell, best known for his spiritual poems connecting the experiences of daily life to larger forces, dies aged 87.
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Prison for S Korea bullying soldiers

BBC World News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 19:07
A military court in South Korea gives prison sentences ranging from 25 to 45 years to four soldiers involved in the death of a junior soldier.
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Tunisia secularists win elections

BBC World News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 19:03
Tunisia's secularist Nidaa Tounes party wins 81 seats in parliament, pushing the Islamists of Ennahda into second place, official results show.
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VIDEO: Lava flow creeps toward Hawaii homes

BBC World News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 19:00
Molten lava from a volcano erupting on Hawaii's Big Island has been flowing slowly across the island.
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UK rubbish heats Danish homes

BBC World News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 18:47
Denmark burns UK waste for heating
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Norway's long wait for rockslide

BBC World News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 18:29
It could be a long wait for viewers, but Norwegian TV has set up a webcam in front of Mount Mannen in anticipation of a large rockslide.
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