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Rediscovered Bacon pictures auctioned

BBC World News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 18:20
Two self-portrait studies by Francis Bacon held in a private collection for more than 30 years sell for a combined £30m at a sale at Sotheby's in London.
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Sanctions on South Sudan generals

BBC World News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 18:17
The UN Security Council imposes sanctions on six generals accused of fuelling the 18-month conflict in South Sudan, the world's newest state.
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VIDEO: Val Doonican: Ireland's Bing Crosby

BBC World News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 17:59
Val Doonican, the singer and TV presenter, has died at the age of 88. David Sillito looks back at his life and career.
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Why did so many die in Karachi's heatwave?

BBC World News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 17:44
Why did heatwave kill so many in Karachi?
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Saudi prince to give away $32bn

BBC World News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 17:40
Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, one of the world's richest people, says he will donate his entire $32bn fortune to charity.
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VIDEO: The robots that could change our lives

BBC World News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 17:22
From machines that can help around the house, to ones that could be used as sales assistants, robots can change the way we live our lives.
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Greece talks 'ruled out' before vote

BBC World News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 17:18
Eurozone chiefs rule out any further bailout talks with Greece until after the country's referendum on Sunday, despite a new approach from Athens.
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Solar Impulse breaks solo record

BBC World News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 17:15
Swiss adventurer Andre Borschberg breaks the record for the longest ever non-stop solo-flight without refuelling, as his solar-powered plane continues to reach across the Pacific.
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Indonesia crash blamed on engine

BBC World News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 16:35
The Indonesia military plane that crashed into houses in Medan likely suffered an engine failure, a top military official tells the BBC.
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Australia recall Giteau and Mitchell

BBC World News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 16:33
Drew Mitchell and Matt Giteau are included in Australia's 40-man training squad for the Rugby Championship.
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VIDEO: Greece crisis: How will Greeks vote?

BBC World News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 16:29
BBC presenter Ros Atkins has been exploring how Greeks will vote in Sunday's referendum and why.
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Greece contagion risk 'low' for UK

BBC World News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 15:33
Sir Jon Cunliffe, the deputy governor of the Bank of England, tells the BBC Greece is in a "very dangerous situation", but says actions have been taken in the UK to prevent contagion.
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Family 'offloaded' to fly minister

BBC World News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 15:25
Indian minister Kiren Rijiju is criticised after reports that a family of three, including a child, were offloaded to accommodate him on a flight.
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Mystery US amnesia woman identified

BBC World News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 15:17
A woman found in the US with no memory of who she was, but who was thought to be Australian, is identified by her family as American Ashley Menatta.
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Free schools not Kenya's answer

BBC World News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 15:00
Why Kenya's school sums are not adding up
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Police criticised for abuse inquiries

BBC World News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 14:45
Police in England and Wales failed to carry out effective investigations into allegations of child abuse and neglect, a report says.
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Albarn predicts Alice controversy

BBC World News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 13:51
Singer Damon Albarn predicts his Alice in Wonderland-inspired musical Wonder.land, which opens in Manchester later, will be "a little controversial".
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Sampson 'so proud of England heroes'

BBC World News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 13:49
England boss Mark Sampson says his side deserve to head home as heroes after suffering a semi-final defeat by Japan.
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VIDEO: Replica 18th Century ship due in US

BBC World News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 13:12
The French frigate Hermione is a replica of a ship that sailed to the US in the 18th Century and is recreating that journey.
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VIDEO: Wild animal ban affects Mexican circus

BBC World News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 13:06
A new law banning the use of wild animals in Mexican circuses comes into effect, meaning many animals must be found new homes.
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