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UN investigates CAR 'child rape'

BBC World News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 19:42
The UN launches an investigation into allegations its soldiers raped a 12-year-old girl and killed two civilians in the Central African Republic.
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N Korea vice-premier 'executed'

BBC World News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 19:37
South Korea's government says it is monitoring reports that North Korea's vice-premier Choe Yong-gon was killed in May on the orders of Kim Jong-un.
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VIDEO: Hillary Clinton emails row in 40 seconds

BBC World News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 19:03
Hillary Clinton agree to hand over to the FBI the private server she used as secretary of state - the latest twist in a long-running row over her emails.
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Outback MP leads gay marriage push

BBC World News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 18:50
Outback MP leads gay marriage push
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G4S profits rise on emerging markets

BBC World News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 18:49
Security firm G4S reports a £4m rise in profits to £185m for the first half of 2015 due to new contracts and growth in emerging markets.
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Barca situation difficult - Pedro

BBC World News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 18:41
Forward Pedro calls his situation "difficult" after Barcelona's technical secretary said he wants to leave the Spanish club.
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Japan climbers killed on Matterhorn

BBC World News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 18:38
Two Japanese climbers who scaled the Matterhorn in the Swiss Alps have been found dead on the mountain, the Japanese foreign ministry says.
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VIDEO: Australia PM speaks out on gay marriage

BBC World News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 18:27
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has blocked a free vote for government MPs on any same-sex marriage bills but said the issue should be "put to the people" after the next election.
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El Salvador cracks down on gangs

BBC World News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 18:27
El Salvador orders the arrest of 300 gang members following attacks on members of the security forces and a gang-imposed public transport strike.
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China currency falls for second day

BBC World News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 18:20
China's commerce ministry says a lower yuan will help exports, as the Central Bank cuts the currency's rate against the dollar for a second day.
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Farah to make Great North Run return

BBC World News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 17:48
Double Olympic and World 5,000m and 10,000m champion Mo Farah will defend his Great North Run title next month.
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India prevents 17C Koran sale bid

BBC World News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 17:38
Indian police arrest 10 people for trying to illegally sell a 17C rare edition of the holy Koran.
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US helicopter crashes off Japan

BBC World News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 17:22
Seven crew members are injured after a US military helicopter crashes off the Japanese island of Okinawa, where the US has military bases.
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Australian gays 'might never marry'

BBC World News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 17:18
Australia's opposition leader Bill Shorten says Australians must choose between Prime Minister Tony Abbott and same-sex marriage.
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VIDEO: Dramatic airlift of migrants at sea

BBC World News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 17:09
The Italian Navy has released video footage showing the dramatic rescue of dozens of migrants off the coast of Libya.
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Meghan Trainor cancels rest of tour

BBC World News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 16:45
Singer Meghan Trainor calls time on her current US tour due to ongoing problems with her vocal cords.
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More parents in court over truancy

BBC World News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 16:19
The number of parents taken to court in England over their child skipping school rose sharply last year, official figures show.
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Truck driver blamed for Morgan crash

BBC World News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 16:15
The truck driver who crashed into Tracy Morgan's limousine in June 2014 was responsible for the accident, the National Transportation Safety Board rules.
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Right time to end Downton, star says

BBC World News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 15:42
Downton Abbey actor Hugh Bonneville says it would have been "a misstep" for the period drama to have gone on beyond its forthcoming sixth series.
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Pearson sells Economist Group stake

BBC World News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 15:25
Publishing group Pearson says it has agreed to sell its 50% stake in the Economist Group for £469m.
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