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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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SA men jailed over photographed murder

BBC World News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 22:49
Two South African men found guilty of murdering Mozambican Manuel Josias Sithole, which got widespread publicity, are sentenced to 10 and 17 years.
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Finnish PM halts plan to host refugees

BBC World News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 22:28
Finland Prime Minister Juha Sipila puts on hold a proposal to open his country home to a family of asylum seekers, for security reasons.
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Viewpoint: Is India's outrage over Coldplay justified?

BBC World News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 21:49
Why India is up in arms over Hymn for the Weekend
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Panda-monium at the box office

BBC World News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 21:35
Why Hollywood is tailoring its panda for a Chinese audience
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No 10 claims 'progress' in UK-EU talks

BBC World News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 21:04
Downing Street says it is "making progress" in its renegotiation of the terms of the UK's EU membership but says "there's more work to do" in all areas.
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Video shows Putin critic in gunsights

BBC World News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 20:58
Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov posts an Instagram video showing Russian opposition politician Mikhail Kasyanov in a sniper's crosshairs.
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China pastor accused of corruption

BBC World News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 19:46
A prominent Chinese pastor is under investigation for corruption, in a move that religious groups have linked to a crackdown on Christian churches.
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