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Zika talks focus on declaring emergency

BBC World News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 00:33
An emergency meeting of the World Health Organization is discussing the unprecedented Zika outbreak and whether to declare a global emergency.
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Thirteen students drown off India beach

BBC World News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 23:16
Thirteen students have drowned while swimming off a beach off India's west coast in the state of Maharashtra, police say.
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SA men jailed over photographed murder

BBC World News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 22:49
Two South African men found guilty of murdering Mozambican Manuel Josias Sithole, which got widespread publicity, are sentenced to 10 and 17 years.
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Finnish PM halts plan to host refugees

BBC World News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 22:28
Finland Prime Minister Juha Sipila puts on hold a proposal to open his country home to a family of asylum seekers, for security reasons.
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Viewpoint: Is India's outrage over Coldplay justified?

BBC World News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 21:49
Why India is up in arms over Hymn for the Weekend
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Panda-monium at the box office

BBC World News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 21:35
Why Hollywood is tailoring its panda for a Chinese audience
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No 10 claims 'progress' in UK-EU talks

BBC World News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 21:04
Downing Street says it is "making progress" in its renegotiation of the terms of the UK's EU membership but says "there's more work to do" in all areas.
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Video shows Putin critic in gunsights

BBC World News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 20:58
Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov posts an Instagram video showing Russian opposition politician Mikhail Kasyanov in a sniper's crosshairs.
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China pastor accused of corruption

BBC World News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 19:46
A prominent Chinese pastor is under investigation for corruption, in a move that religious groups have linked to a crackdown on Christian churches.
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UN urges Turkey to investigate shooting

BBC World News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 19:20
The top UN human rights official calls on Turkey to investigate the apparent shooting by security forces of unarmed civilians in the city of Cizre.
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'World's best chef' dies aged 44

BBC World News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 18:28
Chef Benoit Violier, whose Swiss restaurant was named the best in the world in December, is found dead at his home.
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Many dead at Mexico teen birthday party

BBC World News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 18:08
Unknown gunmen kill at least 11 people at a girl's 15th birthday party in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero.
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Myanmar MPs hold landmark session

BBC World News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 18:04
Hundreds of MPs are sworn in as Myanmar's first freely elected parliament in 50 years holds its opening session, ending decades of military-backed rule.
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Nigeria seeking World Bank loan

BBC World News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 17:30
Nigeria is holding talks with the World Bank to help it fund a forecast record $11bn (£7.7bn) budget deficit as it copes with falling oil revenue.
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French president to free abused killer

BBC World News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 17:29
The French president cuts the jail sentence of a woman who shot dead her abusive husband, after her case became a cause celebre.
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Ai Weiwei poses as drowned Syrian boy

BBC World News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 17:25
Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei recreates the image of drowned Syrian toddler Alan Kurdi that provoked global debate about the plight of refugees.
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VIDEO: Final attempt to tow stranded cargo ship

BBC World News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 17:20
A cargo ship which has been drifting for several days off the French coast could hit the shores if a final attempt to salvage it fails, a maritime official says.
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VIDEO: Is Zika a public health emergency?

BBC World News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 15:49
The World Health Organization is holding an emergency meeting in Geneva today to decide whether to declare the Zika outbreak an international public health emergency.
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Stricken ship heading for French coast

BBC World News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 15:42
A stricken cargo ship is heading towards the French coast, maritime authorities say, but there are hopes it can be towed to safety before it runs aground.
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VIDEO: White House hopefuls in final Iowa plea

BBC World News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 15:00
Today people in Iowa will vote on the candidates for the two main parties ahead of the US Presidential election.
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