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Microsoft hangs up on phone workers

BBC World News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 22:20
Microsoft reveals plans to cut up to 1,850 jobs as part of efforts to scale back its smartphone business.
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Australia MP is 'Depp's Hannibal Lecter'

BBC World News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 21:00
Australia's deputy PM says he's "pulling strings" in Johnny Depp's head, after the actor says he is "inbred with a tomato", in the ongoing dog-smuggling saga.
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Stakes rise in French labour protests

BBC World News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 20:27
Angry petrol queues in France as social conflict ramps up
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Florence's Arno riverbank collapses

BBC World News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 19:25
A section of the embankment of the River Arno in central Florence collapses, sending part of the road and at least 20 cars into a newly formed ditch.
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Rioter attacks Brussels police chief

BBC World News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 19:20
A Brussels chief of police spends the night in hospital with concussion after a rioter punches him in the head from behind during a protest.
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Netflix faces quota on EU-made content

BBC World News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 19:03
On-demand video streaming services face a call that at least 20% of the catalogues they offer to EU subscribers should be made locally.
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Apology over Zuma cartoon exam question

BBC World News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 19:00
A South African school apologises for setting an exam question using a satirical cartoon of President Jacob Zuma floating in a pool full of money.
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Malaysian teen has parasitic twin removed

BBC World News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 18:40
A 15-year-old Malaysian boy has the parasitic foetus of his twin removed from his stomach, the state news agency reports.
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Lieberman named Israel defence minister

BBC World News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 18:37
The controversial right-wing politician Avigdor Lieberman is to be named Israel's defence minister after agreeing to join the governing coalition.
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VIDEO: Obama beatboxes for Vietnamese rapper

BBC World News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 18:15
US President Barack Obama briefly beatboxed before an impromptu performance by Vietnamese rapper Suboi as he took part in a meeting in Ho Chi Minh City.
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VIDEO: Storm-chasers film Kansas tornados

BBC World News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 18:09
A news crew has been filming tornados outside Dodge City in Kansas. At least two people were injured in severe storms.
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Pegida row over non-white Kinder photos

BBC World News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 17:46
Anti-Islam protesters in Germany complain about non-white children's photos on Kinder chocolates - but the images are childhood photos of the national football team.
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VIDEO: Could Turkey miss the boat to Europe?

BBC World News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 16:40
Turkey has long term ambitions of joining the European Union but its "voyage to the EU is an extremely long one" explains Mark Lowen.
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Landmark deal unlocks €10.3bn for Greece

BBC World News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 16:38
Greece agrees a deal to get further funds from its international creditors as eurozone finance ministers hail a "breakthrough".
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VIDEO: Violence after New Mexico Trump rally

BBC World News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 16:08
Authorities have fired pepper spray and used smoke grenades at violent protests outside a Donald Trump rally in New Mexico on Tuesday night.
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Anger over Tsai 'erratic and single' article

BBC World News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 14:34
An article on Chinese state media that said Taiwan's new leader Tsai Ing-wen has an "extremist style" because she is single prompts outrage online.
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VIDEO: Bouncing lowriders paraded through streets

BBC World News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 12:19
Around 100 classic cars were driven through Santa Fe as part of a celebration of lowriders.
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VIDEO: Flooding causes Chinese building to collapse

BBC World News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 10:27
A three-story building has collapsed after flooding in the Rongxian county of China's southern Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
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Cattle drugs 'could fuel climate change'

BBC World News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 09:23
Dosing farm animals with antibiotics increases greenhouse gas emissions from cow dung, research suggests.
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Toyota hails a ride with Uber

BBC World News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 08:47
Carmakers Toyota and Volkswagen have struck separate partnerships with rideshare companies Uber and Gett.
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