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US Supreme Court blocks executions

BBC World News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 07:59
The US Supreme Court postpones the executions of three death row inmates who say the use of the sedative midazolam in the procedures is cruel.
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Atlético Madrid 2-3 Barcelona (agg 2-4)

BBC World News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 07:42
Barcelona reach the Copa del Rey semi-finals with victory against nine-man Atletico Madrid at the Vicente Calderon.
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McDonald's boss steps down

BBC World News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 07:18
McDonald's boss Don Thompson steps down after two and a half years in the job, as the company struggles with a declining customer base in its home market.
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Castro issues Guantanamo Bay demand

BBC World News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 06:56
Cuba demands the US hands back the Guantanamo Bay military base before relations with Washington are normalised.
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Tesco recalls 'foul smelling' drink

BBC World News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 06:33
Tesco recalls its blackcurrant and apple squash drink after accidentally adding a flavouring with a "strong odour" similar to garlic.
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VIDEO: #BBCtrending: Preacher v Selfies

BBC World News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 06:30
Islamist preacher's selfie tirade prompts backlash
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Sheff Utd 2-2 Tottenham (agg 2-3)

BBC World News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 06:30
Tottenham set up a Capital One Cup final date with Chelsea at Wembley on 1 March with Christian Eriksen's late goal.
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Mali & Guinea want lots rule changed

BBC World News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 06:21
Managers and players from Mali and Guinea feel the drawing of lots should not be used to decide their Africa Cup of Nations fate.
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Russia boycotts European rights body

BBC World News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 06:20
The Russian delegation at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe resumes its boycott in protest at Ukraine sanctions.
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VIDEO: Ukraine hospitals 'under attack'

BBC World News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 05:41
The BBC's Sarah Rainsford meets Andreas Koutepas, the local Medecins Sans Frontieres co-ordinator in Artemivsk, eastern Ukraine, who says that hospitals in the region have come under attack.
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Facebook earnings beat expectations

BBC World News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 05:40
The social network reports fourth-quarter profits of $701m, a 34% increase from the same period a year earlier, buoyed by strong mobile advertising sales.
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Guinea 1-1 Mali

BBC World News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 05:11
Lots will decide whether Guinea or Mali reach the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals after they draw in Mongomo.
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France releases anti-jihadist video

BBC World News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 05:05
The French government hits back in the fight against home-gown jihadists by releasing an anti-extremism online video.
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Israel-Hezbollah clashes kill three

BBC World News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 04:27
Two Israeli soldiers and a Spanish UN peacekeeper are killed as Hezbollah militants trade fire with Israeli forces along the Lebanese border.
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Seattle star repeats himself again

BBC World News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 04:25
Seattle Seahawks star Marshawn Lynch answered every reporters' question on Wednesday with, "You know why I'm here".
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VIDEO: Inside Tripoli's battle-ravaged airport

BBC World News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 04:21
Footage inside Tripoli's abandoned airport shows the extent of damage caused by clashes.
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Coder creates smallest chess game

BBC World News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 04:18
A computer programmer creates a computer chess program that takes up only 487 bytes of data, breaking a 33-year-old record.
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Iran picks new United Nations envoy

BBC World News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 04:09
Iran has selected Gholamali Khoshru as its ambassador to the United Nations in New York, less than one year after the US rejected its first choice.
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Fed to remain 'patient' on rate rise

BBC World News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 03:58
The US Federal Reserve reiterates that it will be patient in raising interest rates, but adds it is weighing "international developments".
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Skull clue to exodus from Africa

BBC World News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 03:43
An ancient skull discovered in Israel could shed light on the migration of modern humans out of Africa some 60,000 years ago.
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