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Day in pictures: 27 August 2014

BBC World News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 22:19
Images from around the world taken over the past 24 hours
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Arrest over politician's murder

BBC World News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 22:18
A second man is arrested over the murder of an exiled Pakistani politician who was attacked on his way home from work in London.
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VIDEO: Israel 'considered' Gaza reoccupation

BBC World News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 22:13
Israeli minister Yuval Steinitz says the country "seriously considered" a full military reoccupation of Gaza.
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Indecisive end to Gaza conflict

BBC World News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 22:12
Ceasefire brings indecisive end to Gaza conflict
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Zara's 'Holocaust uniform' and other clothing errors

BBC World News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:56
Clothes firm sorry over 'Holocaust T-shirt'
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Star Trek X Prize finalists named

BBC World News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:31
Ten groups have been chosen as finalists in a $10m (£6m) competition to develop a real-life "tricorder" - the medical scanner used in Star Trek.
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Girl survives being buried alive

BBC World News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:25
Police in northern India are hunting for the relatives of a seven-year-old girl who was buried alive but rescued from her grave by a villager.
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VIDEO: Taps run dry amid California drought

BBC World News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:14
California has been hit by its worst drought in a century and many say the problem is only going to get worse.
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Hodgson set to name England captain

BBC World News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:00
Roy Hodgson is set to announce his new England captain on Thursday - with Wayne Rooney favourite for the role.
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Met chief backs 'new control orders'

BBC World News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 20:57
Measures similar to control orders should be re-introduced to tackle the threat from Britons who fight with militants in Syria and Iraq, the UK's most senior police officer has said.
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VIDEO: Scottish firms question 'Yes' vote

BBC World News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 20:57
Over 130 business leaders have written a letter in the Scotsman newspaper saying the case for Scottish Independence "has not been made".
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Call for Facebook beheadings rethink

BBC World News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 20:52
Controversial beheading photo posts from Syria spur one of Facebook's safety advisers to call for pictures to have warnings.
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Call for Facebook beheadings rethink

BBC World News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 20:52
Controversial beheading photo posts from Syria spur one of Facebook's safety advisers to call for pictures to have warnings.
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Richard Pryor biopic to star Epps

BBC World News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 20:47
The Butler director Lee Daniels confirms Mike Epps will play late comedian Richard Pryor in his forthcoming biopic, alongside Oprah.
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South Sudan UN helicopter 'not shot'

BBC World News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 20:12
Rebels in South Sudan deny an allegation that they shot down a UN helicopter, which crashed near the oil hub of Bentiu, killing three crew.
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Fonterra in big China dairy tie-up

BBC World News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 19:51
New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra announces its intention to take a 20% stake in one of China's biggest milk processors, Beingmate.
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Policemen jailed over Ecuador revolt

BBC World News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 19:45
Six Ecuadorean police officers who took part in a 2010 mutiny are sentenced to 12 years in jail for trying to assassinate President Rafael Correa.
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Policemen jailed over Ecuador revolt

BBC World News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 19:45
Six Ecuadorean police officers who took part in a 2010 mutiny are sentenced to 12 years in jail for trying to assassinate President Rafael Correa.
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VIDEO: Helicopters buried in fire-drill foam

BBC World News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 19:36
A number of Black Hawk helicopters were left covered in foam after a fire drill went wrong at a US military base in Oklahoma.
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Arsenal unlikely to sign new striker

BBC World News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 19:29
Arsenal are unlikely to sign another striker in the transfer window even if Olivier Giroud's ankle injury is long term.
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