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India launches bank accounts for all

BBC World News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 20:48
Indian PM Narendra Modi launches a plan to provide a bank account for every household, in a landmark initiative to help the poor.
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EU widens aid to dairy exporters

BBC World News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 20:46
The EU announces emergency help for dairy producers hit by the Russian ban on food imports from the EU.
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Hamilton & Rosberg not a team - Webber

BBC World News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 20:37
Former F1 driver Mark Webber questions whether Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg can stay at Mercedes together next year.
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Pro-independence firms hit back

BBC World News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 20:36
An open letter signed by more than 200 business figures says the case for independence “has been made”.
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VIDEO: Close shave for Shaun the sheep

BBC World News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 20:31
A sheep called Shaun has been shorn for the first time in his life and his fleece has weighed in at a huge 23 kilograms.
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Rooney named new England captain

BBC World News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 20:18
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is named the new England captain by manager Roy Hodgson.
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South Sudan rebels reject deal

BBC World News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 20:14
South Sudan rebels deny that they were party to a deal to form a power-sharing government within 45 days to end the conflict.
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Germanwings pilots set to strike

BBC World News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 20:04
Pilots at low-cost airline Germanwings will strike on Friday if an agreement is not reached with parent Lufthansa over retirement plans, their union says.
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Ebola spreads to Nigeria oil hub

BBC World News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 20:02
Nigeria confirms its first Ebola death outside Lagos, a Port Harcourt doctor, as the WHO says the total number of cases could eventually pass 20,000.
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Iceland examines volcano 'cauldrons'

BBC World News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 19:40
Scientists in Iceland say they are examining several depressions, termed 'cauldrons', near Bardarbunga volcano, which could be a sign of an eruption.
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VIDEO: Israel tourism feels the strain

BBC World News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 19:27
Israeli hoteliers are demanding millions of dollars in compensation from the state over the Gaza conflict, and Palestinian businesses are also suffering.
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Day in pictures: 28 August 2014

BBC World News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 19:13
Images from around the world taken over the past 24 hours
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Deutsche Bank in mis-reporting fine

BBC World News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 19:12
Germany's Deutsche Bank is fined £4.7m by UK regulators for inaccurately reporting transactions between November 2007 and April 2013.
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India cow row 'settled by DNA tests'

BBC World News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 18:55
A woman in southern India is set to win a court battle to keep a cow after DNA tests proved it belongs to her, her lawyer says.
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'Baby-trafficking' speaker flees

BBC World News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 18:53
The speaker of Niger's parliament flees the country after a parliamentary committee agreed he could be arrested over a baby-trafficking scandal.
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France urges special Libya support

BBC World News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 18:48
French President Francois Hollande calls for an "exceptional" UN intervention in Libya, warning of chaos unless action is taken.
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US film-maker William Greaves dies

BBC World News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 18:45
The US film-maker and Emmy-winning journalist, William Greaves, has died in New York at the age of 87.
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FBI probes JP Morgan 'cyber-attack'

BBC World News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 18:40
The FBI says it is investigating reports in the US media of recent cyber-attacks against several US banks.
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Strike disrupts Argentine capital

BBC World News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 18:24
Sections of Argentina's General Confederation of Labour are holding a 36-hour strike, which has caused disruption in the capital Buenos Aires.
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Wright quits Labour but not PCC role

BBC World News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 18:06
Shaun Wright resigns from the Labour Party but refuses to quit his South Yorkshire police and crime commissioner role following a damning report into child abuse.
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