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Virgin Money announces float plan

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 15:17
Virgin Money, the UK challenger bank partly owned by entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, announces plans to list its shares on the London Stock Exchange.
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China warns on 'illegal' HK protests

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 14:34
China issues a warning against "illegal acts" in Hong Kong, as protesters there vow to step up their campaign if the chief executive does not resign.
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Argentina bank governor resigns

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 14:30
Argentina's central bank governor Juan Carlos Fabrega resigns after less than a year in the job, as the country's economic troubles pile up.
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Hundreds of GP practices risk closure

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 14:30
Hundreds of GP practices are at risk of closure because of the number of doctors reaching retirement age, GP leaders say.
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Indian officials take up brooms

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 14:20
Indian officials miss a day off for the drive against dirt
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Thursday's gossip column

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 14:20
Arsenal favourites to sign Cavani, Sturridge to sign new Liverpool contract, Maradona to become Palestine coach, plus more.
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VIDEO: Japan volcano: 12 more found dead

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 13:24
Twelve more bodies have been found by emergency teams in Japan searching the peak of a volcano that erupted unexpectedly.
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Facebook apologises to drag queens

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 12:30
Facebook has apologised to transgender and drag queen users whose accounts were deleted for violating its policy on using "real names".
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Japan in $617bn 'fat finger' error

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 11:48
Japan's stock markets were rattled after a trading error caused more than $600bn (£370bn) worth of orders to be made and then cancelled.
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Fry: Drugs different to abuse cases

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 11:37
Actor and broadcaster Stephen Fry says there is a "huge moral difference" between historical drug use and cases of sexual abuse.
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Sharks can be 'social or solitary'

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 11:17
A UK study finds that the most feared predators in the sea have individual personalities, which determine how readily they socialise.
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Top Bahrain rights activist arrested

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 09:45
Leading Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab is arrested over Twitter remarks deemed "denigrating" to government institutions.
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Mexico arrests drug syndicate leader

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 09:31
The Mexican authorities say they have captured the head of a notorious drug crime syndicate, Hector Beltran Leyva.
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Ebola fight hit by aid cuts, MPs warn

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 09:20
Cuts in the amount of health aid the UK provides to Liberia and Sierra Leone have "compromised the fight" to stop the spread of the Ebola virus, MPs warn.
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VIDEO: Defiant HK protests on National Day

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 09:11
Pro-democracy crowds remain on the streets of Hong Kong at the start of National Day, which activists hope will see the largest protests so far.
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Pimco investors withdraw record sum

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 09:09
Bond giant Pimco saw its investors withdraw a record $23.5bn (£14.5bn) in funds after manager Bill Gross abruptly left the company last month.
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Texas children 'monitored for Ebola'

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 08:24
Five children in Texas who came into contact with the Liberian man infected with Ebola are being monitored at home.
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Russia brain drain after Putin crackdown

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 08:14
Top Russian journalists join wave of emigration
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Horowitz to write new Bond novel

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:54
Anthony Horowitz, best-selling author of the Alex Rider teenage spy adventures, becomes the latest writer invited to pen a new James Bond novel.
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Head of US Secret Service resigns

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:42
Secret Service director Julia Pierson resigns as criticism of the agency intensified following several high-profile security lapses.
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