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Jolie receives honorary damehood

BBC World News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 20:53
US actress Angelina Jolie is made an honorary dame by the Queen for services to UK foreign policy and the campaign to end war zone sexual violence.
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UK trade deficit narrows in August

BBC World News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 20:36
The gap between the amount the UK imports and the amount it exports narrowed in August, the latest official figures show.
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Microsoft boss rues female pay gaffe

BBC World News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 20:19
The boss of Microsoft, Satya Nadella, apologises for remarks he made advising women not to ask for a pay rise but to have "faith in the system".
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UKIP win gives party first elected MP

BBC World News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 19:58
UKIP makes a breakthrough, winning the Clacton by-election - and comes close to a shock win over Labour in Heywood and Middleton.
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Baby death dog was illegal pit bull

BBC World News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 19:51
The dog that killed a six-month-old baby girl in Northamptonshire was an illegal American pit bull, say police.
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Day in pictures: 10 October

BBC World News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 19:27
A selection of news photos from around the world
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Koreas 'exchange land border fire'

BBC World News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 18:50
North and South Korea have exchanged fire across their land border, South Korean officials say, as southern activists launch propaganda balloons.
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Famous Greek riot dog dies

BBC World News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 18:34
A ginger mongrel called Loukanikos (Sausage), which became a Greek folk hero during anti-austerity riots in 2011, dies aged 10.
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Inquest opens into Alice Gross death

BBC World News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 18:25
The inquest into the death of 14-year-old Alice Gross is opened and adjourned at West London Coroner's Court.
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Clooney surprises New York Comic-Con

BBC World News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 18:19
Hollywood newly-wed George Clooney surprises fans at a New York comic book convention by turning up to promote his upcoming Disney fantasy film.
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US comedian Jan Hooks dies aged 57

BBC World News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 18:07
Jan Hooks, the US comedy actress who impersonated Hilary Clinton and Sinead O'Connor on Saturday Night Live, dies aged 57.
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AUDIO: Ebola crisis 'scale not anticipated'

BBC World News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 17:11
The World Health Organization says it did not anticipate how big the Ebola crisis in Africa and beyond, was going to become.
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Minister backs Ebola screening plan

BBC World News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 17:00
Home Office Minister Norman Baker defends the government's decision to change its mind on screening some people arriving in the UK for Ebola.
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Parents face online homework dilemma

BBC World News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 17:00
Parents feel unable to make children study by blocking internet access, as homework often requires online research, a survey suggests.
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Ebola is 'entrenched' in West Africa

BBC World News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 16:38
The World Health Organization warns that Ebola is now entrenched in the capital cities of all three worst-affected countries and is accelerating.
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Foreign film Oscar hopefuls unveiled

BBC World News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 16:31
A record 83 countries submit titles for next year's foreign language film Oscar - seven more than this year, the previous record holder.
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Robot learns how snakes climb dunes

BBC World News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 16:21
US researchers discover how sidewinders climb sand dunes by studying their motion in the lab and copying it with a robot.
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Chinese fisherman killed off S Korea

BBC World News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 16:20
A Chinese fisherman has been killed during a South Korean coastguard operation against illegal fishing in the Yellow Sea, say officials.
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Rosberg top in Russia practice

BBC World News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 16:11
Nico Rosberg edges title rival Lewis Hamilton to set the fastest time in first practice at the Russian Grand Prix.
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N Korea marks event without leader

BBC World News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 15:26
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un misses a key political ceremony, increasing speculation over his longest absence from public view.
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