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Taseer describes Pakistan kidnapping

BBC World News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 18:30
Shahbaz Taseer, the son of a murdered Pakistani politician, tells the BBC he was tortured by militants during four years as a hostage.
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Rome metro dig unearths Roman barracks

BBC World News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 17:58
Excavation work for a new metro line in Rome unearths a huge army barracks from the reign of Emperor Hadrian in the 2nd Century AD.
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Rubio in Twitter tirade over article

BBC World News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 17:54
Former US Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio launches a tirade on Twitter against a Washington Post article speculating on his political future.
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Banksy art to go on display in Rome

BBC World News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 17:50
Artworks by street artist Banksy from international private collections are to go on display in Rome.
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Korean author wins international Booker

BBC World News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 17:11
A South Korean novel about a woman who "wants to reject human brutality" and gives up eating meat, has won the 2016 Man Booker International Prize.
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HK tense as key Chinese leader visits

BBC World News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 16:59
Tight security is in place in Hong Kong for the visit of China's third-highest leader, as concern grows about political interference by Beijing.
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How to learn Korean and win awards

BBC World News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 16:58
How hard is it to learn Korean and win an award?
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N Korea names new foreign minister

BBC World News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 16:51
North Korea names Ri Yong-ho, a former ambassador to the UK and its chief nuclear negotiator, as its new foreign minister in a diplomatic letter.
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China breaks Cultural Revolution silence

BBC World News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 16:35
State-run media says China can never allow a repeat of the "error" of the Cultural Revolution, after staying quiet on Monday's anniversary.
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Australia delays 'backpacker tax' hike

BBC World News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 14:33
The Australian government will delay its plan to introduce a so-called "backpacker tax" after a backlash from farmers and the tourism industry.
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VIDEO: What did Syrian refugees take from home?

BBC World News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 14:27
Tens of thousands of people have fled their homes in Syria. They told BBC News what they chose to take with them.
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VIDEO: Gay refugee couple separated by system

BBC World News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 14:24
Unlike straight couples, gay refugees fleeing the conflict in Syria face an uphill struggle to stay together.
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Chinese bank buys London gold vault

BBC World News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 13:12
China's ICBC Standard Bank, the world's biggest bank by assets, agrees to buy a massive vault in London as it looks to grow its gold and precious metals business.
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Dog sex cancer's global march mapped

BBC World News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 08:04
In a major genetic study, scientists trace the historic global spread of a cancer transmitted between mating dogs.
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VIDEO: Dinghy found carrying 112 migrants

BBC World News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 07:52
A dinghy carrying 112 migrants en route to Europe has been intercepted off Libya's coast.
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Traditional industries in the West Bank

BBC World News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 07:45
Traditional Palestinian industries struggle to survive in West Bank
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Austrian TV debate turns to 'slugfest'

BBC World News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 07:42
Austrian election debate turns to 'slugfest'
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VIDEO: The drink of the future?

BBC World News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 07:32
The BBC's Michelle Fleury put nutritional drink Soylent to the taste test on the streets of New York.
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Four more ways the CIA has meddled in Africa

BBC World News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 07:30
Not just Mandela - other ways the CIA has meddled in Africa
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Italy-Austria row over migrant crossing

BBC World News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 07:28
Migrant fence plan alarms border village in the Alps
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