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VIDEO: Fears for future of Ebola orphanage

BBC World News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 21:46
There is growing concern about the future of an orphanage run by a British charity in Sierra Leone, after one member of staff died last week from Ebola.
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VIDEO: 'Migrant worker' hip-hop in Saudi Arabia

BBC World News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 21:23
Video challenges how South Asian migrants are seen in Gulf
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Putin urges end to political murders

BBC World News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 21:18
Russian President Vladimir Putin demands an end to "shameful" political killings in Russia, after the murder of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov.
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Croatia drama wins Blackburn Prize

BBC World News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 21:17
A play about four generations of women growing up in Croatia after World War Two wins a prestigious playwriting prize for women.
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Iraq in bid to encircle IS in Tikrit

BBC World News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 21:13
Iraqi soldiers and Shia militiamen are seeking to surround Islamic State fighters in Tikrit, on the third day of an operation to retake the city.
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Incomes 'back to pre-crisis level'

BBC World News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 21:05
Average household incomes are back to where they were before the financial crisis, according to research by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS).
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Warburton expects to face Ireland

BBC World News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 21:02
Wales captain Sam Warburton has returned to training after a knee injury and is confident of facing Ireland on 14 March.
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France seeks 1982 attack arrests

BBC World News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 20:42
A judge in France issues arrest warrants for three people suspected of being behind a 1982 attack on a Jewish restaurant in Rue des Rosiers in Paris.
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Retail sales boost for eurozone

BBC World News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 20:35
Eurozone retail sales rose for a fourth consecutive month in January, official figures show, indicating the zone's economy may be picking up.
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Explicit art shown through peephole

BBC World News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 20:20
A controversial pornographic artwork on display in London can only be viewed through a peephole, to prevent it being seen by minors.
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Day in pictures: 4 March 2015

BBC World News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 20:19
A selection of striking news photos from around the world
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'Plebgate' PC gets £80k libel payout

BBC World News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 19:59
The police officer at the centre of the "plebgate" row has accepted £80,000 in damages from Conservative MP Andrew Mitchell.
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Alabama halts gay wedding licences

BBC World News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 19:43
Alabama's Supreme Court orders its judges to stop issuing same-sex marriage licenses despite a federal ruling saying a ban is unconstitutional.
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South Sudan hits out at UN sanctions

BBC World News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 19:40
South Sudan's foreign minister warns that the imposition of any US-backed sanctions would be counter-productive to the peace process.
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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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