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Cigarette packets law flawed - firms

BBC World News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 19:27
The tobacco industry warns that plans to introduce plain cigarette packaging are "flawed" - with UKIP's Nigel Farage calling it an "appalling intrusion into consumer choice".
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'No rebel withdrawal' in Yemen

BBC World News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 19:17
Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen remain in key positions in the capital Sanaa, despite a deal under which they agreed to withdraw, witnesses say.
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Keeper Solo suspended by US Soccer

BBC World News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 19:05
USA women's team goalkeeper Hope Solo is suspended for 30 days by US Soccer after an incident during a training camp.
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VIDEO: Belgium's battle against terrorism

BBC World News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 18:49
Last week authorities in Belgium said they had foiled an imminent terrorist plot to launch multiple attacks on the police.
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Pop star Rihanna wins image battle

BBC World News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 18:49
Pop star Rihanna wins a legal battle against high street store Topshop over a T-shirt bearing her image.
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Congo clashes over cut internet

BBC World News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 18:25
Clashes erupt in DR Congo to demand the restoration of the internet, which was cut during protests against President Kabila, witnesses say.
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Top seeds Serena & Djokovic through

BBC World News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 18:20
Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic reach the Australian Open third round but Caroline Wozniacki and Lleyton Hewitt are knocked out.
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Simon Pegg to co-write Star Trek 3

BBC World News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 18:16
The actor and writer Simon Pegg confirms he is set co-write Star Trek 3 and will return to play Scotty in the film franchise.
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Formula 1 gossip column

BBC World News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 17:48
Boy racer Alonso, Force India to miss first pre-season test, Hamilton's new hair, Kvyat heads to Lapland, plus more.
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VIDEO: #FreeSpeechStories: The limits of Spanish humour

BBC World News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 17:47
The political joke that went too far?
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Sherlock tops 2014 iPlayer chart

BBC World News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 17:00
The return of Benedict Cumberbatch's in BBC One's Sherlock was the most popular programme on iPlayer last year.
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'Bali Nine' leader denied clemency

BBC World News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 16:56
"Bali Nine" drug smuggler Andrew Chan, who has been sentenced to death, has his clemency plea rejected, a local court has announces.
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Hyundai profit at lowest since 2010

BBC World News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 15:58
South Korean automaker Hyundai reports a 15% in annual profits
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Cigarette package law brought forward

BBC World News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 15:54
The government is to press ahead with the introduction of plain cigarette packaging in England and Wales, asking MPs to back the move before May's election.
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Sun's topless Page Three 'returns'

BBC World News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 15:53
The Sun publishes a picture of a topless woman on Page Three, taking a swipe at media outlets that said the long-running feature had been dropped.
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Obama and Modi in joint radio speech

BBC World News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 15:24
US President Barack Obama is to join PM Narendra Modi in his monthly radio address to reach out to millions of Indians with no access to television.
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VIDEO: New Jersey fire visible from New York

BBC World News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 15:02
Firefighters in the US state of New Jersey have been battling a huge fire that engulfed an apartment block in the city of Edgewater on Wednesday.
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Indigenous Australians win land claim

BBC World News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 14:10
Australia's indigenous Barngarla people win a campaign, lasting nearly 20 years, for the law to recognise their right to traditional lands.
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VIDEO: 'Dead' seagull returns to cricket pitch

BBC World News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 13:50
A seagull, knocked out by a cricket ball, made a miraculous recovery and returned to 'avenge' players in the Big Bash Twenty20 cricket match in Melbourne on Wednesday night.
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Prince Andrew to host Davos reception

BBC World News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 13:48
The Duke of York is due to make his first public appearance since a US woman alleged she was forced to have sex with him when she was 17.
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