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Swiss interest rate to turn negative

BBC World News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 21:57
Switzerland's National Bank will bring in a negative interest rate cutting the value of any money left on deposit in the country.
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Palestinian peace plan put before UN

BBC World News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 21:35
A draft resolution setting out a Palestinian timetable for a peace deal with Israel is submitted to the UN Security Council by Jordan.
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Obesity 'could be a disability' - EU

BBC World News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 21:26
Obesity can constitute a disability if the health effects have an impact on people's working lives, the European Court of Justice rules.
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Pakistan bails Mumbai attack suspect

BBC World News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 21:12
A man accused of masterminding the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, which left 165 people dead. is granted bail by a court in Pakistan.
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Reus fined for no driving licence

BBC World News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 21:09
Borussia Dortmund and Germany winger Marco Reus is fined over half a million pounds for driving without a licence.
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Mumps outbreak hits NHL teams

BBC World News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 21:07
An outbreak of the highly contagious disease mumps sweeps through teams in the National Hockey League, with at least five teams affected.
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VIDEO: Burmese 'Buddha insult' trial starts

BBC World News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 21:06
The BBC's Jonah Fisher looks at the back ground to a trial in Myanmar, also known as Burma, in which a New Zealander and two Burmese men are accused of insulting Buddhism.
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VIDEO: Footage of Kenya parliament scuffles

BBC World News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 20:49
Footage shows Kenyan MPs trading blows amid a chaotic parliamentary session called to push through a tough new security bill.
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Putin seeks to ease economic fears

BBC World News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 20:32
President Vladimir Putin seeks to ease fears over Russia's economy, insisting that the dramatic fall in the rouble will stabilise.
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VIDEO: India launches largest rocket

BBC World News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 20:32
India has successfully launched its largest rocket and an unmanned capsule which could send astronauts into space.
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Nations hail US-Cuba breakthrough

BBC World News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 20:27
World leaders welcome an agreement between the US and Cuba to end more than 50 years of hostility and move towards restoring diplomatic ties.
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Marigold Hotel chosen for royal gala

BBC World News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 20:25
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is selected as the next Royal Film Performance.
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Churchill painting sells for £1.8m

BBC World News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 20:19
A painting by Sir Winston Churchill sells for almost £1.8m at auction, almost double the previous record for one of his artworks.
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Launchbury to miss Six Nations

BBC World News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 20:16
England and Wasps lock Joe Launchbury is to undergo surgery on a neck injury and will miss the 2015 Six Nations.
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Troops sent to Mexico vigilante town

BBC World News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 20:13
Hundreds of federal security forces are on patrol in the western Mexican town of La Ruana after a deadly shootout between rival vigilante groups.
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Pietersen shines in Big Bash defeat

BBC World News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 19:59
Kevin Pietersen scores 66 from 46 balls but Melbourne are beaten by Adelaide in the Australian T20 Big Bash.
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Wilders faces charges of incitement

BBC World News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 19:51
Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders is to be tried on charges of inciting racial hatred against Moroccans in a speech, the authorities say.
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28-day police bail limit proposed

BBC World News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 19:39
The time people can be put on police bail could be limited to 28 days, the Home Secretary Theresa May announces.
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Man finds Elizabeth Gallagher for trip

BBC World News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 19:38
A Canadian man finds a woman with the same name as his ex-girlfriend to travel with after booking a three-week holiday before they split up.
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China village 'shuns' boy with HIV

BBC World News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 19:35
About 200 villagers in China's Sichuan province have petitioned authorities to "isolate" an HIV-positive eight-year-old, report local media.
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