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Spain minister resigns over scandal

BBC World News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 05:04
Health minister Ana Mato resigns amid a court investigation into a massive corruption scandal over illegal payments in Spain.
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Commission to urge Scottish tax power

BBC World News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 04:53
The commission on devolving powers to the Scottish Parliament is to recommend full control over income tax rates and bands, the BBC understands.
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Brazil's capoeira gets Unesco status

BBC World News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 04:41
Capoeira - a Brazilian martial art form combining dance - has been given a special protected status by Unesco, the UN's cultural arm.
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Can Barbie conquer China?

BBC World News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 04:22
Can the doll make it in China at the second attempt?
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Spain to investigate gatecrash claims

BBC World News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 03:59
A Spanish gatecrasher who talked his way into the coronation reception of King Felipe VI faces prosecution over claims he made in a TV interview.
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Jerusalem attacker wife loses rights

BBC World News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 03:37
Israel revokes the residency rights of the widow of one of the two Palestinian men who killed five people at a synagogue in Jerusalem.
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Why has tribute to President Xi's marriage gone viral?

BBC World News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 03:16
Why has tribute to President Xi's marriage gone viral?
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Gangster Frankie Fraser dies aged 90

BBC World News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 03:08
The criminal and contemporary of the Kray twins, "Mad" Frankie Fraser, has died aged 90 in hospital, former associate Eddie Richardson confirms.
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HK policemen arrested over beating

BBC World News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 02:34
Seven Hong Kong policemen are arrested in connection with the beating of a pro-democracy protester in October.
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England beaten despite Moeen century

BBC World News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 02:05
Moeen Ali makes his maiden century but England lose to Sri Lanka by 25 runs in the opening one-day international in Colombo.
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Spain PM rejects early Catalan poll

BBC World News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 01:55
Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy dismisses a proposal for early elections in Catalonia, where a non-binding independence was held this month.
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Britons jailed over Syria terror camp

BBC World News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 01:47
Two brothers from east London become the first Britons to be jailed for terrorism training in Syria.
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Thai elections 'could be delayed'

BBC World News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 01:37
In an exclusive BBC interview, Thai Finance Minister Sommai Phasee says that democratic elections could be delayed by another 18 months.
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Cameroon frees 16 held by CAR rebels

BBC World News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 01:28
Cameroon's military has freed 16 hostages, including a Polish priest, captured by rebels from the Central African Republic (CAR), the president says.
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Stripping videos outrage Kenyans

BBC World News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 01:19
Mobile phone abuse footage outrages Kenyans
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Rodgers has three weeks - Grobbelaar

BBC World News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 01:04
Liverpool legend Bruce Grobbelaar criticises Simon Mignolet and says Brendan Rodgers has "three weeks" to save his job.
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Art school blaze caused by foam can

BBC World News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 01:01
Fire service report says the Glasgow School of Art blaze was caused by gases from a foam canister coming into contact with a projector.
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VIDEO: Polio workers killed in Pakistan

BBC World News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 00:43
Authorities in Balochistan, Pakistan, have suspended a campaign against polio after four workers were shot dead by unidentified gunmen in the city of Quetta.
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VIDEO: 'I found rare Shakespeare Folio'

BBC World News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 00:41
Librarian and Medieval literature expert Rémy Cordonnier tells the BBC about the moment he discovered a rare and valuable William Shakespeare First Folio.
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Concerns over terror exclusion plans

BBC World News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 00:27
The UK's reviewer of terrorism laws raises concerns about plans to exclude people from the UK if they go abroad to fight with extremist groups, as a new counter-terror bill is published
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