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China ex-leader 'faces long case'

BBC World News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 20:31
China has revealed that it may take a long time to complete the corruption investigation into former internal security chief Zhou Yongkang.
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Eurozone economic weakness continues

BBC World News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 20:31
More evidence of economic weakness in the eurozone comes from the latest retail sales figures and a survey of business growth.
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VIDEO: New royal plaque may be ripped out

BBC World News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 20:02
The mayor of the Colombian port city of Cartagena has said he will ask for a controversial plaque unveiled last week by Prince Charles to be removed.
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Dark cloud over Anfield - Toshack

BBC World News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 19:41
Ex-Liverpool striker John Toshack says the Reds are suffering the effects of throwing away last season's league title.
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Sierra Leone gets UK Ebola centre

BBC World News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 19:32
A British-run facility to treat people with Ebola is opening near the Sierra Leone capital, Freetown.
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Sending UK police to Calais ruled out

BBC World News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 19:28
The government has ruled out sending British police to help tackle Calais’ “tremendous problem” with illegal immigration, declaring that security issues are "a matter for the French".
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US city votes to tax sugary drinks

BBC World News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 19:07
Berkeley, in California, votes to tax sugary soda drinks, but nearby San Francisco says 'no' to the idea.
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152 'wrong uniform' pupils sent home

BBC World News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 19:01
A school in West Yorkshire sends home 152 pupils for not wearing the correct uniform.
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Korea ferry owner's relatives jailed

BBC World News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 18:56
Three relatives of the late shipping tycoon blamed for South Korea's Sewol ferry disaster are given jail sentences for embezzlement.
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Erdogan palace cost soars for Turks

BBC World News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 18:54
A controversial new 1,000-room palace built for Turkey's President Erdogan will cost about £385m ($615m) - nearly twice the previous estimate.
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Hair advert 'uses al-Qaeda photo'

BBC World News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 18:13
A Turkish company uses image of alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed to advertise a hair removal product.
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M&S sees clothing sales fall again

BBC World News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 17:59
Marks and Spencer reports its 13th consecutive quarterly drop in clothing sales, blaming "unseasonable conditions in September" for the poor performance.
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Toyota raises profit forecast

BBC World News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 17:56
Japan's biggest car manufacturer, Toyota, raises its full-year net profit forecast by more than 12%, citing a weaker yen and cost cutting efforts.
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'Freak accident' led to horse death

BBC World News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 17:46
Officials have introduced new safety measures at Flemington Racecourse after the death of Araldo at the Melbourne Cup.
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Johnson heads ICC awards nominees

BBC World News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 17:37
Mitchell Johnson, Kumar Sangakkara and Angelo Mathews are nominated for two top International Cricket Council awards.
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Taylor Swift's 1989 tops a million

BBC World News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 17:19
It might not be on Spotify, but Taylor Swift's 1989 album has gone top of the Billboard album charts.
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Van Gogh's poppies sells for $61.8m

BBC World News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 16:48
A floral masterpiece by Vincent van Gogh, painted in the closing stages of his life, sells in New York for $61.8m (£38.7m).
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Government crackdown on 'notspots'

BBC World News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 16:36
The government plans to make mobile operators improve patchy coverage around the country.
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VIDEO: 'A very good night for Republicans'

BBC World News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 15:58
Rajesh Mirchandani explains the results of the US mid-term elections in what was a "very good night for Republicans".
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Stranded pilot whales dead in NZ

BBC World News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 15:26
About 36 pilot whales died after stranding in the Eastern Bay of Plenty in New Zealand, but dozens more are saved by conservationists.
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