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Video shows Afghan hostage beheaded

BBC World News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 17:38
Militants who kidnapped 31 people from a bus in Afghanistan release a video showing one of the hostages being beheaded.
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UK services growth picks up speed

BBC World News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 17:29
Activity in the UK's services sector accelerated in March at its fastest pace since August last year, according to a closely-watched survey.
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Gervais to make Netflix comedy film

BBC World News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 17:09
Ricky Gervais is to make a comedy film for streaming service Netflix that will see the star of The Office and Derek appear alongside Australia's Eric Bana.
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Horrocks to play Teletubbies phone

BBC World News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 16:51
Jane Horrocks, Jim Broadbent and Fearne Cotton are to provide voices for the new series of CBeebies show Teletubbies.
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Bolt ready for world titles defence

BBC World News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 16:50
Multiple Olympic champion Usain Bolt has made "significant strides" as he bids to defend his world 100m and 200m titles.
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A&E waiting hits new worst level

BBC World News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 16:38
The NHS in England has missed its four-hour A&E waiting time target for the past three months with performance dropping to its lowest level for a decade, figures show.
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VIDEO: Afghan government 'failing women'

BBC World News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 16:19
Amnesty International has said the Afghan government is not doing enough to support those who stand up for women's rights in the country.
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Illegal downloaders face exposure

BBC World News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 16:06
An Australian court orders internet service providers to hand over details of customers accused of illegally downloading a US movie.
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Blast rocks China chemical plant

BBC World News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 16:06
An explosion and blaze rip through a plant manufacturing the controversial chemical PX in Fujian province in eastern China.
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Lost boy found after five days

BBC World News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 14:48
An 11-year-old Australian boy with autism who went missing at a campsite in Victoria, Australia, is found after five days.
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I can win the Masters, says Woods

BBC World News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 14:38
Tiger Woods believes he now has the "right game" to win a 15th major as he declared himself ready for the Masters.
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Parties row over GP opening hours

BBC World News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 14:32
Almost 600 fewer GP surgeries in England now open at evenings and weekends than before 2010, says Labour, but its figures are disputed by ministers.
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Rahul Gandhi returning from break

BBC World News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 14:26
India's main opposition Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi is returning to politics after a leave of absence of nearly two months, his party says.
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VIDEO: Michelle Obama's funky dance moves

BBC World News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 14:14
Michelle Obama danced on stage on Easter Sunday for her "Let's Move!" initiative encouraging children to exercise and eat healthily.
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VIDEO: Secrets of American Pie revealed?

BBC World News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 14:02
The original manuscript to Don McLean's iconic song American Pie is up for auction in New York - with an estimated value of $1.5m.
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Nanjing mayor jailed for 15 years

BBC World News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 13:56
The former mayor of Nanjing, Ji Jianye, is sentenced to 15 years in jail for corruption, the latest official felled by China's crackdown.
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VIDEO: Between war and peace 20 years on

BBC World News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 13:30
Rayhan Demytrie reports from Nagorno-Karabakh, the region that is the subject of a 'frozen' conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
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Couple's bodies found in trunks

BBC World News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 12:16
The naked bodies of a man and woman are found in trunks in the Indian state of Haryana in what police suspect is a case of honour killing.
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What do American Pie's lyrics really mean?

BBC World News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 11:49
What do American Pie's lyrics really mean?
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Japan's stocks lead Asian markets up

BBC World News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 11:33
Shares in Japan led Asian stocks higher on Monday, boosted by a weaker yen and gains from Wall Street overnight.
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