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Ecuador-Turkey row over speech scuffle

BBC World News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 04:18
Ecuador protests to Turkey over an incident in which demonstrators were ejected during a speech by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Quito.
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Skiers killed in Austrian avalanche

BBC World News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 02:21
Five Czech skiers have been killed in a huge avalanche in the Austrian Alps that buried 17 people, local police say.
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Syrian refugee numbers soar at border

BBC World News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 02:18
The number of Syrians trying to cross into Turkey amid an upsurge of fighting has nearly doubled to 35,000, a Turkish official says.
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Somali airliner 'was holed by bomb'

BBC World News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 01:20
A blast that punched a large hole in the fuselage of a passenger plane at Somalia's Mogadishu airport on Tuesday was caused by a bomb, officials say.
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'Further arrests' over UK pilot killing

BBC World News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 00:00
Five people have now been arrested in connection with the killing of a UK pilot whose helicopter was shot down by poachers in Tanzania, his employer says.
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Somali troops 'retake' key port city

BBC World News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 23:44
Somalia's military has retaken Merca from al-Shabab militants who entered the port city on Friday, residents there say.
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VIDEO: At the scene of the Taiwan earthquake

BBC World News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 23:43
The BBC's Rupert Wingfield-Hayes reports from Tainan, where over 200 people have been rescued from buildings that collapsed after an earthquake
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Channel rescue for migrants in dinghy

BBC World News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 23:34
French coastguards rescue four migrants who were found trying to cross the Channel in an inflatable dinghy.
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Rescuers hunt for Taiwan quake missing

BBC World News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 22:51
Rescuers are searching the rubble of a high-rise apartment block in southern Taiwan, after an earthquake that kills at least 14 people.
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UN human rights chief in Sri Lanka probe

BBC World News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 22:15
The UN's top human rights official arrives in Sri Lanka amid concerns that the country's president is backtracking on promises to investigate war crimes.
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LA mayor's slow jam about road closure

BBC World News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 20:13
The mayor of Los Angeles comes up with novel way of warning residents about a major traffic closure: singing a slow jam.
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Sixth man on Moon Edgar Mitchell dies

BBC World News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 19:24
US astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who was the sixth man to walk on the Moon and had an "epiphany" in space, dies at the age of 85.
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Russians sneak a peek at BBC's War and Peace

BBC World News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 19:19
Russians take a view on BBC's version of Tolstoy
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Bhutan's queen gives birth to heir

BBC World News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 19:15
Bhutan's King Jigme Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema have their first child, who becomes crown prince of the remote Himalayan kingdom.
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North Korea advances 'satellite' launch

BBC World News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 19:11
North Korea reportedly advances the date of its controversial "satellite" launch suspected to be a cover for weapons testing
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Deadly quake fells buildings in Taiwan

BBC World News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 18:44
Rescuers search for trapped survivors after an earthquake topples buildings in the south Taiwanese city of Tainan, killing at least 11 people.
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VIDEO: Onlooker films New York crane collapse

BBC World News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 18:37
A large construction crane has collapsed in lower Manhattan in New York City, killing one person and injuring at least two others.
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VIDEO: Bollywood singer performs mid-flight

BBC World News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 17:54
An Indian airline has suspended five crew members who let a Bollywood star sing over its public address system.
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VIDEO: Drone films collapsed quake building

BBC World News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 17:29
An earthquake has toppled a number of buildings in the south Taiwanese city of Tainan, with rescue teams trying to reach people trapped in rubble.
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Pentagon releases prisoner abuse photos

BBC World News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 17:18
The Pentagon releases nearly 200 photographs linked to allegations of abuse by the US military in Iraq and Afghanistan over a decade ago.
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