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IMF praises UK economic strategy

BBC World News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 16:11
The head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, endorses the UK coalition government's economic strategy, during a meeting in Washington.
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VIDEO: Antigua PM on cricket's economic boon

BBC World News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 16:07
Prime Minister of Antigua Gaston Browne tells BBC Sport's Joe Wilson the first Test Match between West Indies and England is of ''significant'' benefit to Antigua's economy.
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Miliband and Sturgeon clash in debate

BBC World News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 16:06
Labour's Ed Miliband clashes with Nicola Sturgeon in the latest televised election debate after the SNP leader says she would only support him if he could show he was "better than the Tories".
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Shock exit for National Theatre boss

BBC World News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 15:47
Tessa Ross steps down as chief executive of the National Theatre just six months into the job.
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China 'building runway in Spratlys'

BBC World News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 15:36
Satellite images show China is making progress on building an airstrip on a reef in disputed territory in the South China Sea, a report says.
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VIDEO: Freedoms and fears of the Uighurs

BBC World News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 15:23
The BBC looks at why some Uighur communities can live freely in Kazakhstan, while others could never do so in China.
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Kashmiri separatist leader arrested

BBC World News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 15:06
Police in Indian-administered Kashmir arrest a prominent separatist leader who they say has been responsible for encouraging his supporters to wave Pakistan flags in the valley.
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Japan and Australia lead Asia losses

BBC World News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 14:48
Asian shares were ending the week mixed after a lacklustre lead from Wall Street following disappointing economic data.
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VIDEO: Star Wars fans greet trailer with glee

BBC World News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 14:46
Footage from the new Star Wars film has been included in a trailer shown at an official fan convention in California.
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VIDEO: Dead fish problem in Rio rowing lake

BBC World News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 14:40
Tonnes of dead fish are being removed from a lake in the centre of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, which is due to host rowing and canoeing events at the 2016 Olympic Games.
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Chinese journalist jailed over leak

BBC World News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 14:36
China jails prominent journalist Gao Yu for seven years for leaking a confidential Communist Party strategy paper to a foreign website.
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VIDEO: Russian polar bears debut in Sao Paulo

BBC World News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 13:22
Two Russian polar bears make their debut at Sao Paulo's Aquarium, as the only members of their species in the country.
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Huge meth haul in New Zealand raids

BBC World News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 13:20
Police in New Zealand seize 123kg of methamphetamine in drug busts on two apparently unrelated gangs, arresting nine people.
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Anzac centenary details unveiled

BBC World News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 11:25
Australia's largest Anzac Day service will include an Aboriginal didgeridoo and the story of the founder of modern-day Turkey, officials announce.
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VIDEO: Asian dog flu strikes Chicago

BBC World News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 10:16
A rare outbreak of Asian dog flu has reached almost epidemic levels in Chicago.
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Sagging Barbie sales cost Mattel

BBC World News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 09:43
Struggling US toymaker Mattel saw its sales drop for a sixth consecutive quarter as the appeal of its iconic Barbie doll continues to wane.
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Low turnout as Sudanese polls close

BBC World News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 09:14
Voting in the Sudanese elections ends, with only a third of the electorate casting their ballots, according to African Union observers.
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What's behind the high-profile deaths in Ukraine?

BBC World News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 09:07
Mystery deaths of figures linked to ex-Ukraine president
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Pain of Germanwings school families

BBC World News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 09:01
Germany remembers school victims of Alps crash
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VIDEO: Greece turning to commune life

BBC World News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 09:01
As Greece's talks with the EU drag on, communes are springing up across the country as people take matters into their own hands.
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