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VIDEO: Could gladiators return to Rome?

BBC World News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 18:21
The authorities in Rome are considering rebuilding the famous arena inside the city's Colosseum.
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US criticised for seeking Polanski arrest

BBC World News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 18:15
An advisor to the Polish President accuses the US of "absolute ignorance" in seeking to arrest Roman Polanski at the opening of a Jewish history museum.
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HK murder victim's father speaks

BBC World News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 18:09
The father of one of the women found murdered in the Hong Kong flat of a British banker describes how he was left stunned by news of her brutal end.
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Japan's Nikkei hits seven-year high

BBC World News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 18:03
Japanese shares continued to rally, jumping to a seven-year peak on Tuesday after last week's surprise stimulus move by the country's central bank.
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VIDEO: 'Fireball meteor' seen over Japan

BBC World News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 17:57
People in western Japan reported sightings of a sparkling light racing across the sky on Monday evening.
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Baker quits as Home Office minister

BBC World News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 17:56
Liberal Democrat MP Norman Baker resigns as a Home Office minister, saying working in the department is like "walking through mud".
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Jolie pays radio tribute to Zamperini

BBC World News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 17:47
Actress and director Angelina Jolie calls Louis Zamperini her "hero" in a Radio 4 documentary about the late Olympian and prisoner of war to be broadcast later this week.
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Spaceship pilots' actions analysed

BBC World News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 17:45
Investigators looking into the Virgin Galactic accident set up a "human performance" team to help them understand the actions of the pilots.
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India monkey 'wedding ceremony' held

BBC World News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 17:16
More than 200 villagers attend an elaborate Hindu wedding ceremony in northern India for two monkeys.
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Beijing bans funeral clothes-burning

BBC World News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 16:39
Authorities in Beijing ban the burning of dead relatives' clothes during the Apec summit as an anti-pollution measure, local media report.
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EastEnders stars to return as ghosts

BBC World News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 16:38
Former EastEnders stars Gillian Taylforth, Michelle Collins and Pam St Clement will return as ghosts to haunt Ian Beale in a sketch for Children in Need.
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Hyundai and Kia in record settlement

BBC World News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 16:19
US regulators announce that carmakers Hyundai and Kia have agreed to a record settlement for overstating the fuel economy of their cars, in violation of the Clean Air Act.
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Tuesday's gossip column

BBC World News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 15:50
Lampard to extend Man City loan, Gerrard asked to take pay cut for new deal, Fenerbahce want Van Persie, plus more.
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Macau casino revenue worst on record

BBC World News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 15:19
Macau's casinos saw their worst monthly revenue performance on record in October as China continued its anti-corruption drive.
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Security chief shot dead in Mexico

BBC World News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 14:11
A Mexican security chief brought in by the government to tackle rising violence is shot dead in the north-eastern state of Tamaulipas, officials say.
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VIDEO: Mid-terms: Is US on the right track?

BBC World News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 14:06
Americans are voting in mid-term elections which will decide who controls the Senate and pave the way for the 2016 race for the White House.
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Leaking sinks force plane landing

BBC World News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 13:46
A Virgin Australia aircraft bound for Sydney is forced to turn back and land in Los Angeles after sinks on board leak.
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UNHCR seeks to end statelessness

BBC World News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 13:23
The UN refugees agency is launching a campaign to end statelessness - currently affecting at least 10 million people worldwide - within 10 years.
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Protectionist wins the Melbourne Cup

BBC World News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 13:08
German horse Protectionist, for English jockey Ryan Moore, wins the Melbourne Cup but favourite Admire Rakti dies after the race.
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Australia's trade deficit doubles

BBC World News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 12:00
Australia's trade deficit more than doubled to A$2.26bn (£1.2bn; $1.96bn) in September, according to data released on Tuesday.
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