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Shock exit for National Theatre boss

BBC World News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 15:47
Tessa Ross steps down as chief executive of the National Theatre just six months into the job.
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China 'building runway in Spratlys'

BBC World News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 15:36
Satellite images show China is making progress on building an airstrip on a reef in disputed territory in the South China Sea, a report says.
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VIDEO: Freedoms and fears of the Uighurs

BBC World News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 15:23
The BBC looks at why some Uighur communities can live freely in Kazakhstan, while others could never do so in China.
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Kashmiri separatist leader arrested

BBC World News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 15:06
Police in Indian-administered Kashmir arrest a prominent separatist leader who they say has been responsible for encouraging his supporters to wave Pakistan flags in the valley.
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Japan and Australia lead Asia losses

BBC World News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 14:48
Asian shares were ending the week mixed after a lacklustre lead from Wall Street following disappointing economic data.
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VIDEO: Star Wars fans greet trailer with glee

BBC World News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 14:46
Footage from the new Star Wars film has been included in a trailer shown at an official fan convention in California.
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VIDEO: Dead fish problem in Rio rowing lake

BBC World News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 14:40
Tonnes of dead fish are being removed from a lake in the centre of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, which is due to host rowing and canoeing events at the 2016 Olympic Games.
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Chinese journalist jailed over leak

BBC World News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 14:36
China jails prominent journalist Gao Yu for seven years for leaking a confidential Communist Party strategy paper to a foreign website.
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VIDEO: Russian polar bears debut in Sao Paulo

BBC World News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 13:22
Two Russian polar bears make their debut at Sao Paulo's Aquarium, as the only members of their species in the country.
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Huge meth haul in New Zealand raids

BBC World News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 13:20
Police in New Zealand seize 123kg of methamphetamine in drug busts on two apparently unrelated gangs, arresting nine people.
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Anzac centenary details unveiled

BBC World News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 11:25
Australia's largest Anzac Day service will include an Aboriginal didgeridoo and the story of the founder of modern-day Turkey, officials announce.
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VIDEO: Asian dog flu strikes Chicago

BBC World News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 10:16
A rare outbreak of Asian dog flu has reached almost epidemic levels in Chicago.
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Sagging Barbie sales cost Mattel

BBC World News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 09:43
Struggling US toymaker Mattel saw its sales drop for a sixth consecutive quarter as the appeal of its iconic Barbie doll continues to wane.
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Low turnout as Sudanese polls close

BBC World News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 09:14
Voting in the Sudanese elections ends, with only a third of the electorate casting their ballots, according to African Union observers.
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What's behind the high-profile deaths in Ukraine?

BBC World News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 09:07
Mystery deaths of figures linked to ex-Ukraine president
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Pain of Germanwings school families

BBC World News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 09:01
Germany remembers school victims of Alps crash
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VIDEO: Greece turning to commune life

BBC World News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 09:01
As Greece's talks with the EU drag on, communes are springing up across the country as people take matters into their own hands.
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Patriotic fervour on the rise in Russia

BBC World News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 08:51
Ukraine crisis brings out wave of Russian pride
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How close is Greece to Grexit?

BBC World News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 08:40
How close is Greece to leaving the euro?
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VIDEO: Inside Ukraine plant hit by rockets

BBC World News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 08:34
The BBC's Tom Burridge visits a coking plant in Avdiivka where production has rapidly declined due to the conflict in Ukraine
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