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GDP rises by 0.7% in third quarter

BBC World News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 19:22
The economy expanded at a slower pace in in the three months to 30 September following a 0.9% rise in the second quarter, the ONS said.
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Lucas to host international Emmys

BBC World News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 19:05
British comedian Matt Lucas will host the International Emmy Awards ceremony in New York in November.
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Payout to mother of secret PC's child

BBC World News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 19:03
The Metropolitan Police is to pay £425,000 to a woman whose child was fathered by a man she did not know was an undercover police officer.
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Week in pictures: 18-24 October 2014

BBC World News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 19:02
A selection of the top news photographs from around the world
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VIDEO: Zambia's five leaders in five decades

BBC World News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 18:43
BBC Africa looks back at Zambia's first five decades through its five presidents.
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US network AMC buys into BBC America

BBC World News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 18:27
US TV network AMC, which aired Mad Men and The Walking Dead, is to take over the running of BBC America after a $200m (£125m) deal with the BBC.
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Botswana votes in tight election

BBC World News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 18:26
Voters are going to the polls in Botswana in what is expected to be the closest general elections in the world's largest diamond producer.
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First Ebola case in Mali confirmed

BBC World News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 18:16
Mali says a two-year-old girl - believed to have recently visited Guinea - becomes the country's first person to be infected by the deadly virus.
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Cliff Richard police raid 'inept'

BBC World News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 18:10
The handling of a police raid at the home of veteran pop star Sir Cliff Richard is described as inept by the Commons Home Affairs Committee.
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UK anger at £1.7bn EU cash demand

BBC World News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 18:06
UK politicians react angrily to demands for an extra £1.7bn (2.1bn euros) contribution towards the European Union's budget due to the country's better economic performance.
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HK protesters to vote on proposals

BBC World News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 17:44
Protest leaders in Hong Kong are to ballot their supporters over whether to accept the government's proposals and end their occupation of the city.
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Gold prizes for Dubai commuters

BBC World News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 17:36
The emirate wants people to get out of their cars to ease traffic congestion.
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Sweden calls off search for sub

BBC World News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 17:28
Sweden calls off its massive week-long search for a suspected Russian submarine, saying the vessel has probably left its territorial waters.
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VIDEO: Fears of IS threat to Ancient Babylon

BBC World News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 17:22
There are fears that the ancient site of Babylon in present-day Iraq is threatened with destruction by the militant group calling itself Islamic State.
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EU leaders agree CO2 emissions cut

BBC World News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 16:59
The EU agrees what it calls "the world's most ambitious" deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40% by 2030, overcoming deep divisions.
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Mortar fire on Pakistan-Iran border

BBC World News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 16:58
Pakistani and Iranian forces have exchanged mortar fire, in the latest incident between the two countries along their porous border.
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Quetta mourns attacks on Shias

BBC World News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 16:04
Markets are shut and lawyers are on strike after a day of violence across the Pakistani city of Quetta, which left at least 13 dead.
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VIDEO: WW1: The Famine of Mount Lebanon

BBC World News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 15:05
As a proportion of the total population, more people died in Greater Syria than anywhere else in the world during the First World War. In Mount Lebanon a third of the population died of famine and disease.
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US firm fine for underpaying Indians

BBC World News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 14:45
US authorities penalise a Silicon Valley company for "grossly underpaying" eight workers brought over from India for a special project.
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China's property prices decline

BBC World News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 14:26
China's property prices fall 1.3% in September, marking the first year-on-year fall in the sector.
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