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$4.75m for US police race study

BBC World News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 06:42
A large grant has been given to a project studying police arrest data for racial bias, in the wake of the shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Missouri.
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Senate backs arming Syria rebels

BBC World News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 06:38
The US Senate passes a bill authorising a plan to train and arm Syrian rebel groups to fight Islamic State (IS) militants.
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US man denies supporting IS

BBC World News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 05:58
A man accused of planning to assist the Islamic State militant group and attempting to murder US soldiers has pleaded not guilty.
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Everton 4-1 VfL Wolfsburg

BBC World News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 05:48
Everton make a winning return to European football as they beat Wolfsburg 4-1 in their Europa League Group H opener.
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Mayor Rob Ford vows to beat cancer

BBC World News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 05:01
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford thanks his supporters and tells them he will beat the rare, aggressive cancer he was diagnosed with earlier this week.
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Abuse aimed at Andy Murray 'vile'

BBC World News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 05:00
Online abuse directed at tennis star Andy Murray after he declares support for Scottish independence is described as "vile" by police.
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Ukraine president urges US support

BBC World News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 04:47
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko calls on the US to provide military assistance to his country to counter pro-Russian eastern separatists.
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Seven million insured with Obamacare

BBC World News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 04:18
The number of people who have paid up for President Barack Obama's subsidised private healthcare, or Obamacare, is higher than originally estimated, administration officials say.
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Millions in historic Scottish vote

BBC World News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 04:09
Voting on whether Scotland should stay in the UK or become an independent nation enters its final stages, with polls to close at 22:00 BST (21:00 GMT).
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Video of British hostage released

BBC World News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 04:00
A new video is released showing a British man, identified as journalist John Cantlie, believed to be held hostage by Islamic State militants.
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Murphy interested in Fulham job

BBC World News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 03:59
Former Fulham midfielder Danny Murphy would consider becoming the Cottagers' new manager after Felix Magath is sacked.
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Microsoft cuts more than 2,000 jobs

BBC World News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 03:52
Microsoft announces another 2,100 redundancies as part of a plan to cut 18,000 jobs, about 14% of its workforce.
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Five UN peacekeepers killed in Mali

BBC World News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 03:40
Five Chadian soldiers serving with the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali are killed in an attack in the northern Kidal region.
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Baghdad blasts hit Shia district

BBC World News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 03:30
A suicide bombing and mortar fire have killed at least 15 people in a Shia district of Baghdad, Iraqi officials say.
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Nigeria has 'torture officers'

BBC World News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 03:14
Torture has become such an integral part of policing in Nigeria that many stations have an informal torture officer, Amnesty International says.
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Partizan Belgrade 0-0 Tottenham

BBC World News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 03:13
Tottenham begin their Europa League campaign with a spirited goalless draw against Group C rivals Partizan Belgrade.
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Alice suspect is convicted murderer

BBC World News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 02:54
A man wanted in connection with the disappearance of schoolgirl Alice Gross was convicted of murdering his wife in Latvia, police reveal.
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Red Bull Salzburg 2-2 Celtic

BBC World News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 02:51
Celtic are twice pegged back by Red Bull Salzburg in their Europa League Group D opener in Austria.
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VIDEO: Assange on his 'difficult situation'

BBC World News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 01:56
The BBC's John Simpson speaks to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange on his new book and his continued refuge at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
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Malta rejects ship over Ebola fears

BBC World News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 01:49
Malta turns away a ship travelling from Guinea over fears one person on board may be infected with the Ebola virus.
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