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Jordan bans rock band with gay singer

BBC World News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 20:28
A Lebanese rock band with a gay lead singer says it has been banned from performing in Jordan because its music supports religious and sexual freedom.
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Western Sahara warning over UN row

BBC World News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 19:18
A conflict in the disputed territory of Western Sahara may flare up again if the UN's mission is not fully restored, an African Union envoy warns.
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Surprise removal of German spy chief

BBC World News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 18:33
The head of Germany's foreign intelligence service, Gerhard Schindler, is to leave his job early amid reports that he was forced out.
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'Four civilians killed' in east Ukraine

BBC World News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 18:21
Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine say at least four civilians, including a pregnant woman, were killed in a shelling - an attack army chiefs deny.
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Secular pledge for Turkey constitution

BBC World News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 18:07
Turkey's secularist character is "not up for debate", its PM says, following a controversial call for its new constitution to be religion-based.
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VIDEO: 'I'm 50 and I've never seen a car'

BBC World News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 17:50
People living on one of the three islands that make up Zanzibar are calling for the government to build proper roads so they can have cars.
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Iran sentences four journalists to jail

BBC World News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 17:36
A media advocacy group condemns the sentencing by a court in Iran of four reformist journalists to between five and 10 years in prison.
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Prince's band The Revolution to reunite

BBC World News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 17:02
Members of Prince's former backing band The Revolution are to reunite for live shows following his death.
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Trump sweeps five US state primaries

BBC World News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 16:55
Donald Trump wins Republican presidential primaries in all five US states that voted, while Democrat Hillary Clinton notches four from five.
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VIDEO: Decoding Trump and Clinton's speeches

BBC World News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 16:46
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton won decisive victories in the race for their parties' presidential nomination - what did we learn from the speeches by the winners and losers?
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PNG to shut Australia detention camp

BBC World News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 16:14
Papua New Guinea says it will shut a detention camp used by Australia for asylum seekers, after a court rules it unconstitutional.
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Spider bites Australian man on penis

BBC World News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 16:11
An Australian man took himself to hospital after a venomous redback spider bit him on the penis in a portable toilet.
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VIDEO: Rescued circus lions to fly to South Africa

BBC World News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 13:18
More than 30 lions which have been rescued from circuses in Peru and Colombia are to be flown to a sanctuary in South Africa.
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VIDEO: Eight-year-old memorises the Koran

BBC World News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 13:09
An eight-year-old girl from Luton has amassed thousands of Facebook followers after memorising the entire Koran in Arabic.
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Female burial protest at India festival

BBC World News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 12:13
A Hindu religious leader has staged a "burial" protest at India's Kumbh Mela festival after her all-woman group was prevented from bathing in holy waters.
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Obesity 'explosion' in Chinese youth

BBC World News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 12:09
Levels of obesity in China's rural youth have rapidly increased, a study warns, because of socioeconomic changes.
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Venezuela imposes two-day week

BBC World News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 10:45
Venezuela public sector employees are told to work only Monday and Tuesday until the country overcomes a worsening energy crisis.
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N Korea to stage rare party congress

BBC World News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 09:48
North Korea announces it will hold a Workers Party congress next month, the first for the ruling party in nearly 40 years.
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Apple sees first drop in iPhone sales

BBC World News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 08:55
Apple reports its first decline in quarterly sales since 2003, as sales of iPhones fall.
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Twitter shares plunge on weak earnings

BBC World News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 08:28
Twitter's latest earnings results have disappointed investors, coming in below expectations as the firm struggles with weak growth in users and advertising.
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