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'Home-brewed morphine' made possible

BBC World News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 08:24
Scientists have figured out how to brew morphine using the same kit used to make beer at home.
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Folio book prize seeks new sponsor

BBC World News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 08:16
A book prize worth £40,000 is seeking a new backer after its current supporter announced it would not be renewing its title sponsorship beyond two years.
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McCall Smith wins comedy novel prize

BBC World News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 08:15
Alexander McCall Smith wins the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for his comic novel Fatty O'Leary's Dinner Party.
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Violence fears of Rio favela residents

BBC World News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 08:10
Rio de Janeiro favela residents speak of fears
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Ancient stories record natural world

BBC World News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 08:01
How Aboriginal legend is informing science
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US President Obama joins Twitter

BBC World News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 07:53
US President Barack Obama has just launched his own Twitter feed, the White House has confirmed.
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French teachers strike over change plans

BBC World News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 07:42
French teachers strike over plans to ditch Latin
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Rivals to blame for loss - Mourinho

BBC World News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 07:32
Jose Mourinho says Chelsea's rivals are "guilty" for the 3-0 defeat at West Brom - for letting them win the title "so early".
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VIDEO: The fake cop who's causing real trouble for the police

BBC World News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 07:27
The fake cop who's causing trouble for real officers
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'Cyber-archaeology' salvages lost Iraqi art

BBC World News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 07:21
Digital archaeology rescues lost Iraqi art
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VIDEO: Iranian artist creates in exile

BBC World News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 07:19
Shirin Neshat explores politics, feminism, Iran
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VIDEO: On a mission to destroy IS targets

BBC World News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 07:15
The BBC has been given exclusive access to the Iraqi and coalition forces' air missions against Islamic State in Northern Iraq.
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VIDEO: Soviet soldier who stayed in Afghanistan

BBC World News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 07:13
A former Soviet soldier who was wounded and captured Afghanistan in the 1980s has a new life as a guide at Herat's Jihad Museum.
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Wonga's reinvention aim with new ads

BBC World News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 07:11
Short-term lender Wonga swaps its controversial puppets for "hard-working dinner ladies and mums" as it bids to reinvent itself with new adverts.
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VIDEO: Three-year-old DJ rocks South Africa

BBC World News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 07:06
Oratilwe Hlongwane, whose DJ name is Arch Junior, has only just turned three years old and already has thousands of dedicated fans.
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VIDEO: Iraq's problems 'bigger than IS'

BBC World News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 06:48
Emma Sky spent seven years in Iraq as an adviser to the American military.
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Bolivian soldiers replace bakers

BBC World News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 06:39
Bolivian soldiers have begun producing tens of thousands of bread rolls as bakers begin a 48-hour strike.
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VIDEO: Obama: Military gear 'can alienate'

BBC World News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 06:27
President Barack Obama bans the US government from giving military-style equipment to local police forces, saying it ''can alienate and intimidate local residents''.
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Sterling 'to ask for Liverpool exit'

BBC World News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 06:25
Raheem Sterling is expected to tell Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers that he wants to leave Anfield this summer.
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Russian 'may have been poisoned'

BBC World News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 06:09
A wealthy Russian businessman who died suddenly near his home in Surrey may have been poisoned, a pre-inquest hearing is told.
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