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Video shows Putin critic in gunsights

BBC World News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 20:58
Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov posts an Instagram video showing Russian opposition politician Mikhail Kasyanov in a sniper's crosshairs.
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China pastor accused of corruption

BBC World News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 19:46
A prominent Chinese pastor is under investigation for corruption, in a move that religious groups have linked to a crackdown on Christian churches.
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UN urges Turkey to investigate shooting

BBC World News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 19:20
The top UN human rights official calls on Turkey to investigate the apparent shooting by security forces of unarmed civilians in the city of Cizre.
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'World's best chef' dies aged 44

BBC World News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 18:28
Chef Benoit Violier, whose Swiss restaurant was named the best in the world in December, is found dead at his home.
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Many dead at Mexico teen birthday party

BBC World News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 18:08
Unknown gunmen kill at least 11 people at a girl's 15th birthday party in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero.
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Myanmar MPs hold landmark session

BBC World News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 18:04
Hundreds of MPs are sworn in as Myanmar's first freely elected parliament in 50 years holds its opening session, ending decades of military-backed rule.
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Nigeria seeking World Bank loan

BBC World News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 17:30
Nigeria is holding talks with the World Bank to help it fund a forecast record $11bn (£7.7bn) budget deficit as it copes with falling oil revenue.
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French president to free abused killer

BBC World News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 17:29
The French president cuts the jail sentence of a woman who shot dead her abusive husband, after her case became a cause celebre.
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Ai Weiwei poses as drowned Syrian boy

BBC World News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 17:25
Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei recreates the image of drowned Syrian toddler Alan Kurdi that provoked global debate about the plight of refugees.
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VIDEO: Final attempt to tow stranded cargo ship

BBC World News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 17:20
A cargo ship which has been drifting for several days off the French coast could hit the shores if a final attempt to salvage it fails, a maritime official says.
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VIDEO: Is Zika a public health emergency?

BBC World News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 15:49
The World Health Organization is holding an emergency meeting in Geneva today to decide whether to declare the Zika outbreak an international public health emergency.
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Stricken ship heading for French coast

BBC World News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 15:42
A stricken cargo ship is heading towards the French coast, maritime authorities say, but there are hopes it can be towed to safety before it runs aground.
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VIDEO: White House hopefuls in final Iowa plea

BBC World News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 15:00
Today people in Iowa will vote on the candidates for the two main parties ahead of the US Presidential election.
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Nikon takes down plane photo after row

BBC World News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 13:49
Nikon says it is taking down a competition-winning entry in Singapore after it was widely mocked as a poor editing job.
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Dozens killed near Syrian Shia shrine

BBC World News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 12:42
At least 71 people are reported killed in blasts near the Shia shrine of Sayyida Zeinab, south of Damascus, claimed by Islamic State.
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VIDEO: New prayer space for Western Wall

BBC World News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 11:29
A new area where men and women can pray together at the Western Wall in Jerusalem has been approved by the Israeli government.
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China punishes 27 for wrongful execution

BBC World News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 10:53
Twenty-seven Chinese officials are being penalised for the wrongful execution of a teenager, state news agency Xinhua says.
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VIDEO: The man creating castles out of ice

BBC World News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 10:43
One ice sculptor in the United States has turned his hobby in to a business.
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China's factory activity slows again

BBC World News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 10:35
Activity in China's manufacturing sector contracts for the sixth month in a row in January, hitting its lowest level since 2012.
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Siege warfare and suffering in Syria's Madaya

BBC World News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 10:12
The struggle to bring aid to Syrian town of Madaya
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