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Rivers 'resting' after health scare

BBC World News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 16:30
US comedienne Joan Rivers, 81, is "resting comfortably" and with her family after reportedly going into cardiac arrest during surgery on her vocal cords.
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2.6m historic pictures posted online

BBC World News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 16:18
An academic is posting millions of historic photos and illustrations to Flickr where they can be searched and copied without charge.
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More than 3m have fled Syria - UN

BBC World News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 16:02
The UN says Syria is now "the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era" with more than three million Syrians living outside the country as refugees.
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N Korea retracts cheerleader offer

BBC World News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 14:49
North Korea retracts a decision to send cheerleaders to South Korea for the Asian Games, accusing Seoul of quibbling over details.
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VIDEO: Ivory Coast tries to protect border from Ebola

BBC World News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 14:13
Preparations are being made on the Liberia-Ivory Coast border to prevent Ebola spreading
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Ex-children's head 'must quit'

BBC World News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 14:05
A former children's services director in Rotherham must resign "immediately" from her education job in Australia, an abuse survivors' advocate says.
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Obama: Russia causing Ukraine crisis

BBC World News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 13:39
US President Barack Obama accuses Russia of being responsible for the violence in eastern Ukraine, as Nato prepares to hold an emergency meeting.
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No charges in US accidental shooting

BBC World News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 13:10
Officials say there will be no charges following an incident in which a nine-year-old girl fatally shot a gun range instructor.
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Indian elephant creates own art

BBC World News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 13:08
Paintings by an Indian elephant go on sale at a gallery in the capital, Delhi, to help raise money to protect the endangered animals.
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'Dead' Indian activist found alive

BBC World News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:20
An Indian activist thought to have died in a car fire is found alive in Bangalore and accused by police of faking his death over a woman.
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Japan's economy signals weakness

BBC World News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:11
Japan's economy shows signs of stagnation and weakness as households spent less and factory output stays flat in July.
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Farage sights set on more defections

BBC World News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:10
Nigel Farage says more disaffected MPs could join UKIP if it is successful in the by-election caused by the defection of Tory Douglas Carswell.
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VIDEO: Russia's rebel rockers

BBC World News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:39
Internet phenomenon or propaganda coup?
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VIDEO: Brazil dismantles Amazon 'destroyers'

BBC World News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:22
Police in northern Brazil say they are in the process of dismantling one of the country's biggest environmental criminal gangs.
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UN peacekeepers held in Golan

BBC World News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:50
Forty-three UN peacekeepers are being held by an armed group in the Syrian Golan Heights, amid heavy fighting between rebels and the army.
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No charges in US accidental shooting

BBC World News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:26
Officials say there will be no charges for a nine-year-old girl who killed her shooting instructor by accident.
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Argentina general strike 'success'

BBC World News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:13
Labour groups opposed to Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner stage a second general strike this year and claim success.
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Argentina general strike 'success'

BBC World News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:13
Labour groups opposed to Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner stage a second general strike this year and claim success.
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Virgin Australia trebles losses

BBC World News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:41
Virgin Australia posts an after-tax loss of A$355.6m ($332.6m; £200.5m) for the full year ending in June, triple the firm's previous year's losses for the period.
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Virgin Australia trebles losses

BBC World News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:41
Virgin Australia posts an after-tax loss of A$355.6m ($332.6m; £200.5m) for the full year ending in June, triple the firm's previous year's losses for the period.
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