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Syria barrel bombings 'flout UN ban'

BBC World News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 19:25
The Syrian government dropped barrel bombs on hundreds of sites last year, violating a UN Security Council resolution, Human Rights Watch says.
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RBS suspends two more employees

BBC World News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 19:13
Another two Royal Bank of Scotland employees have been suspended as part of an investigation by the bank into failings in its foreign exchange business.
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Court hears Polanski extradition case

BBC World News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 19:13
Filmmaker Roman Polanski appears in a Polish court in connection with a request to extradite him to the US for having had sex with a 13-year-old girl.
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'Tide turned' against Boko Haram

BBC World News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 19:06
Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan says the tide has "definitely turned" against Boko Haram militants, after regional forces recapture territory.
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'Tide turned' against Boko Haram

BBC World News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 19:06
Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan says the tide has "definitely turned" against Boko Haram militants, after regional forces recapture territory.
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Sim card firm confirms hack attacks

BBC World News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 19:04
A Sim card maker at the centre of NSA-GCHQ hacking claims says it believes that the US and UK cyberspy agencies did attack it.
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Sim card firm confirms hack attacks

BBC World News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 19:04
A Sim card maker at the centre of NSA-GCHQ hacking claims says it believes that the US and UK cyberspy agencies did attack it.
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Injured Alonso remains in hospital

BBC World News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 18:49
Injured McLaren driver Fernando Alonso is still in hospital following an accident in pre-season testing.
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Injured Alonso remains in hospital

BBC World News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 18:49
Injured McLaren driver Fernando Alonso is still in hospital following an accident in pre-season testing.
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Deadly avalanches hit Afghanistan

BBC World News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 18:47
A series of avalanches in Afghanistan's mountainous Panjshir province kills 29, officials say, with a number of people still trapped.
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Surrender the UN veto, says Amnesty

BBC World News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 18:12
Amnesty International urges the five permanent members of the UN Security Council to give up their power of veto in cases of mass atrocities.
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VIDEO: US house destroyed in gas blast

BBC World News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 17:49
Two people are seriously injured in an explosion at a house in the US state of New Jersey.
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No World Cup compensation - Fifa

BBC World News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 17:28
Fifa says it will not pay compensation to clubs and leagues unhappy about plans to play 2022 World Cup in November and December.
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Profit falls at O2 owner Telefonica

BBC World News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 17:07
Spanish telecoms group Telefonica, which owns the O2 mobile network, reports a 35% fall in its annual net profit.
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Jamaica decriminalises marijuana use

BBC World News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 16:21
Jamaica's parliament decriminalises the possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use.
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Tasers drawn on '400 children in 2013'

BBC World News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 16:14
More than 400 children have had tasers drawn on them by police in England and Wales in 2013, a 38% rise on the previous year, figures obtained by the BBC show.
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Asian shares rise after US gains

BBC World News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 15:14
Most Asian markets rose on Wednesday following record closes in the US and the eurozone's approval of reform proposals submitted by Greece.
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HK budget backs protest-hit business

BBC World News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 15:12
Hong Kong's leadership pledges HK$290m ($37m; £24m) in support to businesses hit by last year's protest, in its annual budget.
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Muslims 'oppose cartoons reprisals'

BBC World News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 14:02
A large majority of British Muslims oppose the use of violence against people publishing images depicting the Prophet Muhammad, a BBC poll suggests.
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Anwar family seek royal pardon

BBC World News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 13:28
The family of Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim say he is a "political prisoner" and seek a royal pardon over his sodomy conviction.
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