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VIDEO: Flash floods derail India trains

BBC World News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 21:18
Two passenger trains in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh have derailed minutes apart on a partially flooded bridge, killing at least 24 people.
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VIDEO: Tribute to missing Freedive champion

BBC World News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 21:09
Freediver Stephan Whelan pays tribute to the achievements of Russian champion Natalia Molchanova, who is feared dead at sea.
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Battle against IS 'soon' - Turkey

BBC World News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 21:05
Turkey announces plans to escalate attacks on Islamic State (IS) fighters in Syria, in an operation co-ordinated with the US.
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Ancient find baffles archaeologists

BBC World News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 21:00
Israeli archaeologists say they are trying to decode ancient inscriptions written in Hebrew discovered at a dig in Jerusalem.
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Drone delivers drugs to US prison

BBC World News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 20:54
Ohio officials are investigating after a drone dropped a package full of illegal drugs into a prison yard, sparking a fight over the contraband.
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PM 'mesmerised' by Kids Company boss

BBC World News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 20:44
David Cameron was "mesmerised" by the Kids Company boss Camila Batmanghelidjh and overruled concerns raised, a source involved in funding talks says.
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Lake Victoria collision kills two

BBC World News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 20:19
Two children die as a passenger boat capsizes after colliding with a fishing vessel in Lake Victoria in western Kenya.
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Hopes fade for champion freediver

BBC World News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 20:05
Natalia Molchanova, the 53-year-old Russian champion freediver, is feared dead after going missing on Sunday.
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Flash flood derails India trains

BBC World News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 19:52
At least 24 people are killed as a flash flood derails two trains on a bridge in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, officials say.
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Mexico seeks Espinosa murder suspects

BBC World News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 19:41
Mexican investigators release video surveillance footage of three suspects leaving the flat in which a photojournalist and four women were found murdered.
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Dinklage voice replaced in video game

BBC World News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 19:30
Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage is replaced as the voice of a computer in an video game after widespread criticism of his performance.
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Hashtag attack on Malaysia PM

BBC World News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 19:08
And other ways Malaysians are making life difficult online for the PM
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VIDEO: Cecil accused says case is 'frivolous'

BBC World News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 18:43
The trial of a professional Zimbabwean hunter, who led the expedition that killed the country's most famous lion, has been postponed.
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Dame Julie to direct My Fair Lady

BBC World News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 18:21
Dame Julie Andrews - the original star of My Fair Lady - is set to direct a 60th anniversary production at the Sydney Opera House next year.
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Operation Storm marked 20 years on

BBC World News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 18:19
Croatia holds a military parade to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Operation Storm, while neighbouring Serbia mourns the victims.
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Standard Chartered profit tumbles

BBC World News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 18:03
Asia-focused bank Standard Chartered reports a 44% drop in half-year profits and halves its dividend.
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EU and Vietnam in major trade deal

BBC World News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 18:02
The EU and Vietnam have reached a free trade agreement - the second such EU deal with a South-East Asian nation.
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Boone Isaacs re-elected Ampas head

BBC World News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 17:12
Cheryl Boone Isaacs is re-elected as the president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for a third term.
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China detains 'cross row' Christians

BBC World News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 17:00
China detains seven Christians for embezzlement, but their lawyer says they are being punished for protesting against their church cross being removed.
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Brosnan had knife in hand luggage

BBC World News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 16:11
Former James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan is stopped by US airport security for carrying a knife in his hand luggage.
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