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Ten writers up for Man Booker prize

BBC World News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 21:01
Ten writers - including four from Africa - are in the running to win the £60,000 Man Booker International Prize.
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Mandela's memoir to be published

BBC World News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 20:39
A sequel to Nelson Mandela's 1995 autobiography Long Walk to Freedom is to be published next year.
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Pietersen cleared for county return

BBC World News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 20:18
Ex-England batsman Kevin Pietersen is cleared for a return to county cricket after being released from his Indian Premier League contract.
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China brings in square-dancing rules

BBC World News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 19:39
Chinese officials say they will introduce square-dancing rules following complaints over disorderly "dancing grannies".
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Cook suffers second failure for MCC

BBC World News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 19:38
England Test skipper Alastair Cook is dismissed cheaply again as the MCC resume against Yorkshire in Abu Dhabi.
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ADB expects 7.2% China growth in 2015

BBC World News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 19:35
The Asian Development Bank says it expects China's economy to grow by 7.2% this year, which is faster than the target rate set by the country's officials.
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Jennifer Lawrence ending X-Men role

BBC World News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 19:22
Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence says she won't play Mystique any more after X-Men: Apocalypse comes out next year.
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Tunis Bardo museum reopening delayed

BBC World News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 19:20
The reopening of Tunisia's Bardo museum to visitors will not now take place on Tuesday and has been rescheduled for Sunday due to security concerns.
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Corden's TV debut praised in US

BBC World News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 19:18
James Corden's debut on TV's The Late, Late Show is praised by critics and fans in the US.
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Eurozone business activity picks up

BBC World News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 18:51
Business output in the eurozone grew at its fastest rate in nearly four years in March, a closely watched survey suggests.
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Hamilton's brother to race in BTCC

BBC World News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 18:47
Nicolas Hamilton, younger brother of double F1 world champion Lewis, becomes first disabled driver in the BTCC.
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On the Run letters 'damaged justice'

BBC World News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 18:33
On the Run letters to Irish republicans saying they were not being sought by police "damaged criminal justice system," say MPs.
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Netherlands horsemeat trial begins

BBC World News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 18:17
A Dutch meat trader goes on trial accused of selling 300 tonnes of horsemeat as beef, during one of Europe's largest food scandals.
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Family saga wins Folio book prize

BBC World News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 18:07
Akhil Sharma wins the £40,000 Folio literary prize for his saga Family Life that took 13 years to write.
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NZ beat SA in thriller to make final

BBC World News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 18:02
Grant Elliott hits a six off the penultimate delivery to secure New Zealand's place in the World Cup final with a thrilling win.
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Tories play down PM's third term vow

BBC World News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 17:24
Senior Conservatives hit back at criticism of David Cameron after he tells the BBC he will not serve a third term if the party stays in power.
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Tesco faces legal action in the UK

BBC World News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 17:06
Tesco is facing potential legal action from UK institutional shareholders following its accounting scandal.
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H&M sees quarterly profits jump

BBC World News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 17:02
Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) says "strong" store and online expansion led to improved sales and profits in the first quarter.
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Angelina Jolie has ovaries removed

BBC World News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 16:49
Actress Angelina Jolie has her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed as a preventative measure against cancer.
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US warns UK banks over crisis plans

BBC World News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 16:22
Bank regulators in the United States have criticised two UK banks for failing to make adequate provisions in the event of their collapse.
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