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Uber taxi business valued at $40bn

BBC World News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 03:01
Taxi booking firm Uber has raised another $1.2bn from investors, a deal that values the technology business at $40bn (£25.5bn).
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Police leap to defence of chokehold officer

BBC World News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 02:59
Police in US vent anger at chokehold reaction
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French court bans nativity scene

BBC World News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 02:18
Officials in the French town of Roche-Sur-Yon are told to dismantle a Christmas nativity scene in the latest row over secularist traditions.
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Letter from Africa: Finger-pointing over Boko Haram

BBC World News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 02:10
The blame game in Nigeria over the Boko Haram insurgency
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'Largest US homeless camp' cleared

BBC World News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 01:46
Californian police move in to clear "the Jungle", a homeless encampment in Silicon Valley thought to be the largest in the US.
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Kerry renews US Afghan commitments

BBC World News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 01:44
John Kerry renews American commitments to invest in Afghanistan and create a "powerhouse" region, after a conference in London.
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Russia doping claims sicken Meadows

BBC World News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 01:39
Jenny Meadows says claims of cheating among Russian athletes would be "biggest doping scandal of all time" if true.
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Emergency call system for new cars

BBC World News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 01:36
The European Parliament and EU member states have agreed that new cars must be fitted with an automated system to alert emergency services in event of a crash.
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'Colossal' cuts to come, warns IFS

BBC World News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 01:27
The plans set out in the Autumn Statement will require government spending cuts "on a colossal scale" after the election, an independent forecaster warns.
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VIDEO: Toddler's buggy rolls onto rail track

BBC World News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 01:26
A toddler's pushchair has rolled off a train platform and onto the tracks at a station in Melbourne, Australia, causing the 18-month old minor injuries.
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Mugabe fury over Mujuru 'death plot'

BBC World News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 01:19
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe hits out at his deputy Joyce Mujuru over allegations she plotted to assassinate him and accuses her of being a thief.
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VW Group considering F1 entry

BBC World News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 01:11
The Volkswagen Group, the world's second biggest car maker, is conducting a feasibility study into a potential F1 entry.
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An Ebola-stricken town one month on

BBC World News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 00:40
Finding a husband and wife reunited after surviving the virus
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France condemns 'anti-Semitic' attack

BBC World News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 00:24
French President Francois Hollande speaks out against an "unbearable" assault on a young couple which the government says was anti-Semitic.
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Putin warns Russians of hard times

BBC World News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 23:58
President Putin warns Russians to brace for hard times, days after the rouble suffers its biggest fall since the late 1990s.
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European court rejects Hoon complaint

BBC World News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 23:48
A parliamentary investigation into lobbying claims against ex-Labour minister Geoff Hoon was justified, says the European Court of Human Rights.
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Violinist berates coughing child

BBC World News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 23:42
Renowned violinist Kyung-Wha Chung shocks audiences at the Royal Festival Hall with an outburst aimed at a coughing child.
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ECB 'steps up' extra stimulus plans

BBC World News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 23:35
The European Central Bank (ECB) has "stepped up" plans for more stimulus measures aimed at revitalising the eurozone economy, bank president Mario Draghi says.
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Argentine footballer dies after attack

BBC World News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 23:33
Argentine footballer Franco Nieto dies days after being struck in the head with a stone by football hooligans following a match.
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Festive re-runs raised in Parliament

BBC World News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 23:26
Concerns the BBC and other broadcasters show too many repeats at Christmas are raised in the House of Commons, following newspaper stories about the issue.
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