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Norway in Syria-linked terror alert

BBC World News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 19:01
Norway is boosting security because of an imminent threat from people linked to Islamist militants in Syria, Norway's intelligence chief says.
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Deadly ambush on Iraq prison convoy

BBC World News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 18:58
Suicide attackers mount a bomb and gun attack on a prison convoy in Iraq, killing 51 prisoners and nine police officers, security sources say.
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Ex-Portuguese bank boss arrested

BBC World News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 18:41
Ricardo Salgado, the former boss of the troubled Portuguese bank Banco Espirito Santo (BES) is arrested in Lisbon.
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Farah out of Commonwealth Games

BBC World News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 18:27
Double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah withdraws from the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow because of illness.
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Drone finds missing 82-year-old man

BBC World News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 18:24
A model drone has helped locate an elderly man in Wisconsin who had been missing for three days.
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Pet Shop Boys premiere Turing tribute

BBC World News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 18:18
Pop duo the Pet Shop Boys unveil their latest work, a tribute to wartime code-breaker Alan Turing, at the first of this year's Late Night BBC Proms.
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VIDEO: Commonwealth Games' opening ceremony

BBC World News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 17:53
The 2014 Commonwealth Games have officially opened at a ceremony in the Scottish city of Glasgow
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UN warns of 'dire' Gaza situation

BBC World News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 17:36
UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos expresses extreme concern at the situation in Gaza, warning that residents are running out of food and water.
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European Central Bank website hacked

BBC World News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 17:34
The website of the European Central Bank has been hacked, with personal information stolen, but the bank says no market sensitive data was compromised.
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Commonwealth Games begin in Glasgow

BBC World News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 17:31
The Queen declares the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow open after a live show featuring a cast of 2,000 and appearances from several famous Scots.
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New force to fight Nigeria Islamists

BBC World News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 17:21
Nigeria and three of its neighbours pledge to speed up the creation of a 2,800-strong regional force to tackle militant Islamist group Boko Haram.
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Duran Duran sue fan club company

BBC World News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 17:13
Pop band Duran Duran take legal action against the US company charged with running their fan club over unpaid revenues.
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LG Electronics sees big profit jump

BBC World News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 16:55
LG Electronics sees a big jump in second quarter profit, due to turnaround in its mobile phone division.
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Experts to examine MH17 flight data

BBC World News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 16:53
UK investigators are due to start examining a second black box flight recorder from downed flight MH17, after downloading "valid data" from the first.
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Elton film is from 'birth to rehab'

BBC World News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 16:41
Billy Elliot writer Lee Hall says his new biopic about Sir Elton John, starring Tom Hardy in the main role, tells the singer's life story 'from birth to rehab'.
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South Korea unveils $40bn stimulus

BBC World News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 16:13
South Korea unveils a $40bn stimulus package to help boost the economy after the latest figures show a slowdown in growth.
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'Grave concerns' over Australia camp

BBC World News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 16:05
Australia's top rights official says the situation at the Christmas Island asylum centre has "significantly deteriorated", with people "plagued by despair".
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Power cut compensation increased

BBC World News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 15:30
People whose power is cut off for long spells during bad weather will be eligible for much higher compensation payments.
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Hamas ties ceasefire to blockade

BBC World News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 15:00
Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal says there can be no ceasefire in Gaza without an end to Israel's economic blockade, as fighting continues.
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VIDEO: No sleep for family in new Gaza

BBC World News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 14:44
The BBC's Yolande Knell visits a family in Gaza struggling to maintain their day-to-day lives as the conflict between Hamas and Israel rages.
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