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Mexico toxic spillage closes schools

BBC World News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 19:02
Scores of schools in northern Mexico remain closed almost two weeks after large quantities of sulphuric acid leaked into a river from a copper mine.
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VIDEO: Australia MP's verbal attack on China

BBC World News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 18:55
Australian MP Clive Palmer has been criticised after he launched an extraordinary attack on the Chinese government, live on national TV.
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Protester dies in Turkey statue row

BBC World News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 18:48
A Kurdish protester is killed in eastern Turkey in clashes over the removal of a statue of the founder of a militant Kurdish group.
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VIDEO: War Horse gallops into China

BBC World News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 18:44
The War Horse is due to take to the stage in China next year. Carrie Gracie reports from Beijing where rehearsals are taking place.
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Russian ban fuels food price rises

BBC World News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 18:41
Russia sees some food price rises as a ban on imported Western products starts to take effect.
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Saudis executed for drugs possession

BBC World News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 18:39
Saudi Arabia executes four relatives for drugs possession, amid what Amnesty International calls a "disturbing" surge in the use of the death penalty.
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Arrests over PNG asylum-seeker death

BBC World News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 18:29
Papua New Guinea police have charged two men with the murder of a man seeking asylum in Australia, Australian media reports say.
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Verstappen, 16, handed Formula 1 drive

BBC World News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 18:01
Max Verstappen, 16, will become the youngest Formula 1 driver in history as Toro Rosso confirm he will join next season.
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Jackie Chan son in drug arrest

BBC World News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 17:56
The son of Hollywood actor Jackie Chan is arrested on drug-related charges, Chinese state media say, amid an ongoing crackdown on drugs.
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VIDEO: Life on two wheels: Beijing and Cairo

BBC World News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 17:55
The BBC looks at what it is like to be a cyclist in different parts of the world.
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UK trader guilty of rate rigging

BBC World News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 17:43
A former senior trader at Rabobank has pleaded guilty to interest rate rigging in the US.
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BHP Billiton unveils $14bn demerger

BBC World News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 17:39
BHP Billiton plans to spin-off some of its assets into a new $14bn (£8.4bn) metals and mining company in order to simplify its operations.
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Grayling denies prison 'crisis'

BBC World News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 17:32
Justice Secretary Chris Grayling says the prison service is facing challenges with violence, suicides and staff shortages, but insists it is not in crisis.
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Police 'breach social media rules'

BBC World News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 17:05
Hundreds of police officers in England and Wales have been investigated for breaching social media guidelines, an investigation reveals.
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Capaldi: Doctor 'not yet in place'

BBC World News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 16:41
New Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi admits he is still finding his feet when it comes to playing the Time Lord in the latest series of the BBC One sci-fi show.
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Vine wins funniest Fringe joke award

BBC World News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 16:18
A joke by Tim Vine is voted the funniest at this year's Edinburgh Fringe, making him the first comedian to win the accolade twice.
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India cancels talks with Pakistan

BBC World News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 15:57
India cancels a meeting with Pakistan, after Pakistan's envoy consults Kashmiri separatist leaders.
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Reynolds to receive lifetime honour

BBC World News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 15:32
Veteran screen star Debbie Reynolds is to be given a lifetime achievement award by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), the organisation announces.
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Mourinho wants substitute Cech to stay

BBC World News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 15:13
Jose Mourinho wants keeper Petr Cech to stay, despite the Chelsea boss picking Thibaut Courtois for the 3-1 win at Burnley.
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Telangana holds controversial survey

BBC World News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 15:02
A controversial door-to-door survey is being carried out in India's newest state of Telangana to identify who qualifies for state welfare schemes.
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