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Protesters hail 'historic' Congo vote

BBC World News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 21:06
The Democratic Republic of Congo senate amends a controversial census bill, following four days of violent nationwide protests.
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Sterling jumps as shares extend gains

BBC World News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 21:01
Sterling jumps sharply against the euro, while the FTSE 100 extends gains made in the wake of the European Central Bank's stimulus programme.
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Philippines 'hid homeless from Pope'

BBC World News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 20:52
The government in the Philippines is facing calls for an inquiry after it temporarily relocated homeless people during Pope Francis' visit.
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US plans 'regulated' Bitcoin exchange

BBC World News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 20:28
High-profile Bitcoin backers are seeking to establish a Bitcoin exchange in the US that would be overseen by mainstream financial regulators.
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Artes Mundi winner shares prize cash

BBC World News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 20:17
Theaster Gates says he will share his £40,000 Artes Mundi winnings with the nine other shortlisted artists.
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Nadal and Sharapova claim easy wins

BBC World News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 20:13
Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova make smooth progress - plus quotes, stats and pictures from Australian Open.
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Nations Cup a great success - Renard

BBC World News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 20:03
Ivory Coast coach Herve Renard praises Equatorial Guinea's hosting of the Africa Cup of Nations, calling it "a great success".
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Liverpool sign Nigerian prospect

BBC World News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 20:02
Liverpool manager Matt Beard believes he has signed one of the best young players in the world after agreeing terms with Asisat Oshoala.
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Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah dies

BBC World News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 19:55
Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz has died in hospital, royal officials announce, weeks after being admitted with a lung infection.
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Disgraced SA ex-police chief dies

BBC World News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 19:55
Jackie Selebi, South Africa's former police chief who was jailed for corruption, dies three years after being paroled early on medical grounds.
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England beaten by Smith's century

BBC World News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 19:49
Captain Steve Smith makes a composed century to lead Australia to a thrilling three-wicket tri-series win over England.
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VIDEO: Impeachment for Thai ex-leader

BBC World News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 19:34
Thailand's attorney general says the country's former prime minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, is to face a criminal corruption charge over her controversial rice subsidy scheme.
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Eurozone growth picks up, survey says

BBC World News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 19:29
A key survey of eurozone business activity reached a five month high in January, but firms are cutting prices at their fastest rate in five years.
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Sundance opens with Nina Simone film

BBC World News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 19:23
The Sundance Film Festival in park City, Utah launches its 2015 edition with a documentary about legendary jazz and blues singer Nina Simone.
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Twitter battles Instagram links

BBC World News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 19:23
The social network encourages celebrities and other high-profile users to share photos directly to Twitter.
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VIDEO: Jellyfish swimming secrets revealed

BBC World News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 18:42
Jellyfish tagging study reveals the creatures' ability to swim against the current, researchers say.
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I was fearful of Seppi tie - Federer

BBC World News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 18:33
Roger Federer admits he was worried he would struggle in his Australian Open tie with Andreas Seppi, which he lost in four sets.
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VIDEO: Archive: Saudi king speaks to BBC

BBC World News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 18:25
The BBC's John Simpson interviewed Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz in 2007, in the aftermath of the 7/7 London terrorist attacks.
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Thai ex-PM banned from politics

BBC World News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 17:54
Thai authorities ban former PM Yingluck Shinawatra from office for five years and launch criminal charges that could see her jailed.
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Asian shares up on oil and ECB moves

BBC World News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 17:53
Asian shares rose on Friday encouraged by a rise in oil prices following news of the death of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah.
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