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World's oldest person dies in Japan

BBC World News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 14:02
The world's oldest person, Japan's Misao Okawa, dies from heart failure at the age of 117.
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VIDEO: Hamas leader in Israel warning

BBC World News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 13:54
Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal has said the election victory in Israel by Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Party will lead to 'more extremism'.
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China building 'great wall of sand'

BBC World News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 13:39
The scale of China's land reclamation in the South China Sea is leading to "serious questions" on its intentions, a top US official says.
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VIDEO: Saudi Arabia's bid to stop IS threat

BBC World News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 13:39
Barbara Plett Usher reports on Saudi Arabia's attempts to stop its citizens joining Islamic State abroad, and asks whether it should be looking closer to home.
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New Zealander Lundy guilty of murder

BBC World News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 13:25
A New Zealand court finds Mark Lundy guilty for a second time of murdering his wife and daughter, after his first conviction was thrown out.
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VIDEO: Palestinian 'tricked' over Banksy art

BBC World News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 13:15
A Palestinian man says he was 'tricked' into selling a mural by the artist, Banksy, that is estimated to be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.
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VIDEO: Body found at Andrew Getty's LA home

BBC World News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 13:08
A body has been found at the home of Andrew Getty, the grandson of John Paul Getty and heir to the family fortune.
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Meshaal warns of Israeli 'extremism'

BBC World News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 13:00
The political leader of the Palestinian group Hamas, Khaled Meshaal, tells the BBC the results of Israel's elections will diminish hopes for peace.
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'LGBT community has long way to go'

BBC World News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 12:25
Conchita Wurst says the moment people stop talking about sexual orientation will be when there is equality in the LGBT community.
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Anwar Ibrahim denied royal pardon

BBC World News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 12:02
Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim will remain in jail for sodomy after a request for a royal pardon is turned down.
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Arkansas passes 'religion' bill

BBC World News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 11:43
The US state of Arkansas approves a religious freedom bill similar to one that caused a storm of protest in Indiana from gay rights supporters.
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China factory activity expands again

BBC World News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 11:31
Activity in China's vast manufactory sector picked up unexpectedly in March, according to the official government survey.
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VIDEO: Turkey siege ends in deadly shootout

BBC World News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 09:55
Turkish security forces storm a courthouse in which a prosecutor was being held hostage by members of an outlawed Marxist group.
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Saving girls from the 'cutting season'

BBC World News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 09:31
The woman saving girls from the 'cutting season'
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Syrian Journey: Choose your own escape route

BBC World News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 09:26
Could you make the right choices if escaping the war?
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VIDEO: Remembering WW2's forgotten famine

BBC World News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 08:07
How the people of Bengal faced starvation during WW2
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Opposition wins Nigeria election

BBC World News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 08:06
Muhammadu Buhari wins Nigeria's presidential poll, in the country's first ever election victory by the opposition.
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VIDEO: Living in the ruins of war

BBC World News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 08:04
Natalia Antelava meets a woman living in an abandoned apartment block in the suburbs of Donetsk.
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'Alarming' rise in death sentences

BBC World News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 07:51
Human rights group Amnesty International says there was an "alarming" increase in death sentences in 2014, with almost 500 more issued than in 2013.
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VIDEO: Police hunt Colombia drug baron

BBC World News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 07:47
A massive police hunt is under way in Colombia for a man known as "Otoniel" who is said to run an enormous drug trafficking empire.
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