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Ghanaian man 'joins IS militants'

BBC World News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 01:35
A 25-year-old man from Ghana is feared to have left to join the Islamic State group, his father says, in the first such case in the West African state.
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VIDEO: Sony tests new 'superfast' drone

BBC World News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 01:32
Aerosense, a company developed between Sony and robotics firm ZMP, shows off footage of a superfast drone that can fly at 106mph.
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New 'IS chemical attack' in Syria

BBC World News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 01:19
Islamic State militants may have used chemical weapons in an attack on a town in northern Syria on Friday, medical organisations and rebels say.
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Valverde wins fourth stage of Vuelta

BBC World News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 01:15
Former Vuelta a Espana champion Alejandro Valverde wins the fourth stage of the race, finishing ahead of Peter Sagan.
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Floods slow air crash searches

BBC World News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 01:02
Searches at the Shoreham air crash site have been slowed down by heavy rain and floods, investigators say.
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Sewage spills close Hawaii beach

BBC World News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 01:01
Tropical Storm Kilo's heavy rains trigger massive sewer spills, closing Waikiki Beach, Hawaii's most popular tourist destination.
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India mass rally over caste quotas

BBC World News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 00:45
More than 300,000 members Gujarat's Patel community attend a rally in India's Ahmedabad city to demand better access to jobs and education.
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Rajan: 'Don't overburden central banks'

BBC World News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 00:08
Central banks are under too much pressure to fix struggling economies, according to the man in charge of India's monetary policy.
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Gatlin not the problem - Johnson

BBC World News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 23:51
Criticism of Justin Gatlin is masking the issue of doping within athletics, says sprinting great Michael Johnson.
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Accused Mandela grandson gets bail

BBC World News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 23:40
A South African court grants bail to one of Nelson Mandela's grandsons who has been accused of raping a 15-year-old girl earlier this month.
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'Arson' at German asylum shelter

BBC World News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 23:38
A suspected arson attack on a gym intended as a temporary asylum shelter follows violent protests in Germany against the arrival of migrants.
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US prison porn drop by drone 'foiled'

BBC World News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 23:27
Two men are detained on suspicion of trying to smuggle drugs and pornography into a prison in Maryland using a drone, prison officials say.
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IAEA seeks money to police Iran deal

BBC World News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 23:27
The International Atomic Energy Agency asks for more money to supervise last month's nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers.
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Row as Uzbek art museum chief sacked

BBC World News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 23:15
A row erupts after the director of a renowned museum of Russian avant-garde art in Uzbekistan, the Savitsky museum, is abruptly sacked.
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Piracy scam 'could have cost £120m'

BBC World News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 23:08
A social recluse from Londonderry ran an internet piracy scam from his bedroom that put the movie industry at risk of losing £120m, a court hears.
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Nepal protesters torch buildings

BBC World News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 23:01
Residents of a town in north-western Nepal defy a curfew imposed after deadly clashes over the constitution, torching buildings, police say.
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South Africa police guilty of murder

BBC World News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 22:48
A South African court convicts eight policemen of murdering a Mozambican taxi driver who was tied and dragged behind a police van in 2013.
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Singapore calls snap general election

BBC World News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 22:48
Singapore's government calls a snap general election for 11 September, the first since the country's founder, Lee Kuan Yew, died.
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Rudisha wins second world title

BBC World News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 22:48
Olympic champion David Rudisha of Kenya wins his second world title with a commanding performance in the 800m final.
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Samsung responds to 'stylus flaw'

BBC World News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 22:29
Some early adopters of a new Samsung phone have said the device's stylus can damage the phone when inserted upside down.
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