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Week in pictures: 21-27 February 2015

BBC World News - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 23:56
Some of the best photographs from around the world this week
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VIDEO: Inside village shattered by shelling

BBC World News - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 23:41
The Ukrainian army is using the current truce to "rearm and re-group", says the BBC's Paul Wood from the village of Peski, near Donetsk airport.
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Snatched baby found after 17 years

BBC World News - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 23:21
A South African girl has been found 17 years after she was stolen from her mother shortly after being born in a Cape Town hospital.
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US-Bangladesh writer hacked to death

BBC World News - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 23:16
A US-Bangladeshi blogger whose campaigning for a secular society in Bangladesh angered Islamists is hacked to death on a street in the capital Dhaka.
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GDP revision sends Wall Street lower

BBC World News - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 23:10
US markets open lower on Friday after GDP is revised down to an annualised 2.2% for the last three months of 2014.
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Husband fined for 'not loving wife'

BBC World News - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 22:42
Turkish court fines a man for "emotional violence" for telling his wife he doesn't love her.
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Mugabe admits land reform flaws

BBC World News - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 22:29
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe admits failures in the country's controversial land reform programme, saying some farms were "too big".
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Cut music to 'an hour a day' - WHO

BBC World News - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 22:27
Teenagers and young adults are at risk of permanent hearing loss by listening to music "too much, too loud", the World Health Organization says.
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VIDEO: Prince and Emperor meet in Japan

BBC World News - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 22:26
Prince William continues his visit to Japan, lunching with the Japanese Emperor Akihito, as Peter Hunt reports from Tokyo.
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Labour pledges £6,000 tuition fees

BBC World News - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 22:24
Ed Miliband says £9,000 tuition fees in England have been a "disaster" and promises Labour would fund a reduction by cutting tax relief on high earners' pensions.
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Lloyds to resume dividend payments

BBC World News - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 22:24
Lloyds Banking Group confirms that it will resume paying dividends to shareholders for the first time since the financial crisis in 2008.
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Threat to east Ukraine 'to persist'

BBC World News - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 22:16
Ukraine's president says a "military threat from the east" will remain even if a truce with rebels holds, a warning seen as a reference to Russia.
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Gary Glitter jailed for 16 years

BBC World News - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 22:11
Former pop star Gary Glitter is jailed for 16 years for sexually abusing three young girls between 1975 and 1980.
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Putin cuts staff's salaries by 10%

BBC World News - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 22:11
Russia's president says he is cutting the salaries of his staff by 10%, as Russia's finances are hit by low oil prices and Western sanctions.
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VIDEO: The dress question stressing the world...

BBC World News - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 21:53
A debate has raged on social media over the colour of a dress which looks different to different people.
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Rutherford out of European Indoors

BBC World News - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 21:51
Olympic long jump gold medallist Greg Rutherford will miss the European Indoor Championships to focus on outdoor season.
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BA owner reports soaring profits

BBC World News - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 21:27
International Airlines Group (IAG) reports a big jump in annual profits and raises its forecast for 2015 after a "remarkable" turnaround at Spanish airline Iberia.
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VIDEO: Ukraine's most-feared volunteers

BBC World News - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 21:22
The strategically important city of Mariupol is being defended not only by regular Ukrainian army troops but also by fighters who swear allegiance to the Azov Battalion.
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Robin Williams' daughter speaks out

BBC World News - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 21:14
Zelda Williams says there is "no point" in seeking any explanation for why the comedian took his own life last August.
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Argentine president case dismissed

BBC World News - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 21:14
A federal judge in Argentina dismisses accusations that President Cristina Fernandez had covered up alleged Iranian involvement in 1994 a bomb attack.
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