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Comedy writer Jeremy Lloyd dies

BBC World News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 23:31
Jeremy Lloyd, creator of BBC comedies 'Allo 'Allo! and Are You Being Served?, has died aged 84, his agent says.
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RBS steps up its forex inquiry

BBC World News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 23:28
The RBS banking group has withheld bonuses from 18 of the staff it is investigating for their possible role in rigging the foreign exchange market.
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RBS steps up its forex inquiry

BBC World News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 23:28
The RBS banking group has withheld bonuses from 18 of the staff it is investigating for their possible role in rigging the foreign exchange market.
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France deploys troops after attacks

BBC World News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 23:23
Up to 300 soldiers are being deployed across France in the wake of recent attacks in three cities, Prime Minister Manuel Valls says.
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Lampard decision in 'next few days'

BBC World News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 23:18
Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini hopes to resolve the future of Frank Lampard "within the next few days".
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Dow hits 18,000 as growth revised up

BBC World News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 23:15
The Dow Jones rose above 18,000 for the first time in early trade, after figures show the US economy growing at its fastest pace for 11 years.
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Man admits £2m heiress blackmail

BBC World News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 23:02
A 37-year-old man from St Ives pleads guilty to trying to blackmail US heiress Haley Meijer out of £2m.
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US economy growing at faster pace

BBC World News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 22:48
The US economy grows at an annual rate of 5% in the third quarter, its fastest pace for 11 years, official figures suggest.
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Zimbabwe elephant sale plan defended

BBC World News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 21:54
A Zimbabwean official has defended a plan to sell elephants for up to $40,000 (£26,000) each, saying the money is needed to run its biggest game reserve.
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Ukraine votes to drop neutral status

BBC World News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 21:35
Ukraine's parliament votes to drop the country's non-aligned status and work towards Nato membership, a move quickly criticised by Russia.
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Algerian army 'kills top jihadist'

BBC World News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 21:11
Algeria's defence ministry says troops have killed the leader of a jihadist militant group which kidnapped and beheaded a French tourist.
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Key Greek vote goes to the wire

BBC World News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 20:58
The Greek parliament fails for a second time to approve a new president, bringing the country closer to a snap election early next year.
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UK economic growth revised down

BBC World News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 20:45
The UK economy has grown more slowly than previously thought, official figures show, and the current account deficit has widened.
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Day in pictures: 23 December 2014

BBC World News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 20:40
A selection of news photos from around the world
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Al-Jazeera suspends Egyptian channel

BBC World News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 19:53
Al-Jazeera network suspends its Egyptian channel, Mubasher Misr, whose coverage angered Egypt's government and strained its relations with Qatar.
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North Korea websites back online

BBC World News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 19:46
Internet services are restored in North Korea after an almost unprecedented internet outage following a cyber security row with the US.
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VIDEO: Can surfing beat gun crime in S Africa?

BBC World News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 19:13
Youngsters from one of Cape Town's gang-ridden townships have taken to riding waves in a unique project aimed at getting them away from a life of violence.
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Lin to direct next Star Trek outing

BBC World News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 18:43
Film-maker Justin Lin is to direct the next instalment of the Star Trek movie franchise, it is confirmed.
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Bangladesh ex-minister death sentence

BBC World News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 18:42
A former government minister in Bangladesh is sentenced to death for crimes against humanity during the 1971 war of independence from Pakistan.
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Ebola nurse to deliver C4 message

BBC World News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 18:31
British Ebola survivor William Pooley is to deliver The Alternative Christmas Message on Channel 4 this year.
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