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Sri Lanka's Rajapaksa vows poll win

BBC World News - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 19:43
Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa tells the BBC he will win an outright majority in general elections this month.
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Drugs firms accused of overcharging

BBC World News - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 19:39
Pharmaceutical firms Pfizer and Flynn Pharma are accused of charging "excessive and unfair" prices for an anti-epilepsy drug by the UK's competition watchdog.
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Wilshere suffers hairline fracture

BBC World News - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 19:25
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere suffers a hairline fracture to his right ankle and could be out for six to eight weeks.
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Cumberbatch debuts his Hamlet

BBC World News - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 19:10
Oscar-nominated British actor Benedict Cumberbatch makes a highly-anticipated debut as Hamlet in London.
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Uganda bride price refund outlawed

BBC World News - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 18:52
Uganda's Supreme Court rules that the practice of refunding a bride price on the dissolution of a customary marriage is unconstitutional.
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VIDEO: Can ocean currents map MH370 debris?

BBC World News - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 18:41
Ocean experts have said a video modelling of ocean currents predicted that the wreckage of MH370 would be discovered near the remote French Indian Ocean island of Reunion.
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Haiti leader Martelly in sexism row

BBC World News - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 18:37
Three officials from Haiti's governing coalition resign in protest at remarks President Martelly made to a woman at a campaign rally.
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Kids Company a political 'football'

BBC World News - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 18:08
Kids Company founder Camila Batmanghelidjh tells the BBC she and the now-closed charity have "become a football for the media and the civil servants".
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VIDEO: Hungary builds migrant border fence

BBC World News - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 18:01
A fence built by prison inmates will stretch across the length of the Hungary-Serbia border to control migrant numbers from the Balkans
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Bake Off opener grabs huge audience

BBC World News - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 17:40
The return of BBC One's The Great British Bake Off attracts 9.3 million viewers - more than two million up on last year's opening episode.
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Triple winner Peaty out of 200m

BBC World News - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 17:16
Britain's Adam Peaty will not add the 200m breaststroke to his three gold medals after going out in the heats at the World Championships.
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Suicide blast targets Afghan police

BBC World News - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 17:15
Six people die in a suicide bombing in eastern Afghanistan, the first such attack since the Taliban confirmed their leader Mullah Omar was dead.
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Adidas mulls options for golf unit

BBC World News - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 17:00
German sportswear firm Adidas says it has appointed an investment bank to consider options for its struggling golf business.
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Ukraine conflict: Helping one family search for lost soldier

BBC World News - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 16:52
Helping a missing Ukrainian soldier's family find him
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Tube strike disruption for commuters

BBC World News - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 16:50
People travelling in London are dealing with long queues and delays as the latest Tube strike shuts down the network and leads to fears of gridlock.
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MH370 mystery resolution 'closer'

BBC World News - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 16:40
Australia PM Tony Abbott says the "baffling mystery" of MH370 is closer to being solved, after Malaysia says debris came from the missing flight.
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Cosby ordered to give deposition

BBC World News - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 16:28
Comedian Bill Cosby is ordered by a judge to give a sworn deposition in the civil case being brought by a woman accusing him of sexual assault.
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Australia admits refugee turn-back

BBC World News - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 15:49
In a rare disclosure, Australia says a group of Vietnamese migrants were among 600 refugees turned away at sea since December 2013.
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Indian media praise capture of 'Qasab 2'

BBC World News - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 15:40
Indian media say the arrest of a 'Pakistani gunman' in Indian-administered Kashmir reminds the capture of Mumbai attacks convict Ajmal Qasab.
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Kids Company donor 'withdrew £3m'

BBC World News - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 14:52
A donor withdrew a £3m offer to Kids Company after learning Scotland Yard's child abuse unit was investigating the charity, its founder says.
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