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Google owner takes top spot from Apple

BBC World News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 07:40
Google parent Alphabet tops Apple as the world's most valuable company, with shares rising 9% in after-hours trading as a result of its latest earnings.
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Rio Olympics 'to go ahead' despite Zika

BBC World News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 07:34
Brazil says there is no risk to the Rio Olympics because of Zika, amid warnings a disease linked to the virus poses a global health emergency.
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VIDEO: The chef behind the world's best restaurant

BBC World News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 07:14
Benoit Violier, the chef behind the best restaurant in the world, has been found dead at his home.
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Brazil Petrobras ex-director jailed

BBC World News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 06:53
A former director of the Brazilian state-owned oil company Petrobras has been sentenced to 12 years in jail as part of a huge corruption probe.
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Tributes pour in for 'world's best chef'

BBC World News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 06:30
The world's top chefs, restaurateurs and food critics mourn the loss of Benoit Violier, who was found dead at his home in Switzerland.
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Missing Czechs found in Lebanon

BBC World News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 05:55
Five Czech nationals who went missing in Lebanon in July have been found and are now in the care of Lebanon's security force, Czech officials say.
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Syria opposition upbeat at peace talks

BBC World News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 04:01
Syria's key opposition group says it had a "positive" meeting with the UN special envoy Staffan de Mistura at peace talks in Geneva.
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Zika situation declared an emergency

BBC World News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 03:13
A disease linked to the Zika virus in Latin America poses a global public health emergency requiring a united response, says the World Health Organization.
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Canada radio host in sex assault trial

BBC World News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 02:45
Former Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) radio host Jian Ghomeshi goes on trial on charges of sexual assault and choking.
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Calais camp mosque and church razed

BBC World News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 02:03
French authorities demolish a makeshift church and mosque to create a security zone at the Calais camp home to thousands of migrants.
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Brain wrinkles replicated in a jar

BBC World News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 01:44
Scientists recreate the furrows of a human brain using a simple two-layered gel model, showing that the brain's folds have physical origins.
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Kabul suicide bombing kills 20

BBC World News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 01:38
A suicide bomber kills 20 people - reportedly police officers - in an attack on a police headquarters in the Afghan capital Kabul, officials say.
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Nigeria 'war crimes' general reinstated

BBC World News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 01:30
Amnesty International criticises the reinstatement of a Nigerian general it accuses of war crimes in the fight against Boko Haram.
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Cuba to have broadband home internet

BBC World News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 01:22
Cuba announces it will launch residential broadband internet services in two areas of its capital, Havana.
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Greek volunteers welcome Nobel nod

BBC World News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 01:11
The president of a volunteer group among those nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize says award would be "important for ideal of peace and solidarity".
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Africa's 'first solar bus' unveiled

BBC World News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 00:48
A solar-powered bus described by its Ugandan makers as the first in Africa is driven in public for the first time.
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VIDEO: The museum built 15 metres under sea

BBC World News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 00:44
Jason DeCaires has created the first underwater museum in Europe...15 metres below sea level.
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China airlines to ban rowdy passengers

BBC World News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 00:36
Five Chinese airlines are to blacklist unruly passengers amid increasing rowdy behaviour as the country's air travel market grows.
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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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