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Afghanistan's pace-setting president seeks results

BBC World News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 01:20
Sackings but no cabinet as Ghani makes his mark
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Zulu Bible translation aid welcomed

BBC World News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 01:16
South Africa's Catholic Church welcomes a $40,000 donation from the president to help translate the Bible directly from Hebrew and Greek into isiZulu.
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Kurds 'seize key Kobane district'

BBC World News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 00:55
Kurdish fighters battling Islamic State in Kobane, northern Syria, have seized a key district and now control 80% of the town, activists say.
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Man City close on Swansea's Bony

BBC World News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 00:46
Manchester City are in advanced talks with Swansea over signing striker Wilfried Bony, BBC Wales Sport learns.
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MP urges review of rape anonymity

BBC World News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 00:29
MP Mark Pritchard urges a review of the law on anonymity for people accused of rape after police drop an inquiry into allegations against him.
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German 'Islamisation' demos decried

BBC World News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 00:18
Politicians and celebrities in Germany join a campaign against Pegida, a group protesting against what it sees as the "Islamisation" of Europe.
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Hamas man jailed for Israel murders

BBC World News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 23:52
An Israeli military court sentences a Palestinian man to three life terms for the abduction and murder of three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank.
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VIDEO: Australia heat 'highest in decades'

BBC World News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 23:46
Australia records its third-warmest calendar year since national records began in 1910.
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VIDEO: AirAsia search teams collect wreckage

BBC World News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 23:32
The search area in the hunt for AirAsia flight QZ8501 has been expanded as efforts to locate the black box flight recorders continue.
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Top opposition leader held in Dhaka

BBC World News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 23:25
Police in Bangladesh arrest the deputy leader of the main opposition party as tensions rise over its calls for nationwide protests and blockades.
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Bernstein backs Prince Ali Fifa bid

BBC World News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 22:55
Former FA chairman David Bernstein has backed Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein's bid to challenge incumbent Sepp Blatter for the Fifa presidency.
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Belgian rapist denied 'right to die'

BBC World News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 22:26
A Belgian man serving a life sentence for rape and murder will not be allowed to have doctors end his life, the justice minister says.
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Sting's Broadway musical to close

BBC World News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 21:59
Sting's Broadway musical Last Ship is to close on 24 January, despite New York theatres recording a record-breaking year.
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Militant attacks kill 23 Iraq troops

BBC World News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 21:57
At least 23 Iraqi troops and pro-government fighters are killed in clashes with militants in the western province of Anbar, officials say.
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A&E waiting is worst for a decade

BBC World News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 21:47
The NHS in England has missed its four-hour A&E waiting time target with performance dropping to its lowest level for a decade, figures show.
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VIDEO: Relatives of Shanghai crush dead visit site

BBC World News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 21:41
The relatives of some of the 36 people killed in a New Year's Eve stampede in Shanghai visit the site where they died.
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VIDEO: The man taking on Sepp Blatter

BBC World News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 21:40
Fifa vice-president Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan has announced he will challenge Sepp Blatter for the presidency of world football's governing body.
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Bulgaria 'to take back EU migrants'

BBC World News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 21:28
Bulgaria agrees to take back more than 3,000 asylum seekers who tried to settle in other EU countries, Bulgarian media report.
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Bill Cosby sued for 'defamation'

BBC World News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 21:16
Two women who have accused Bill Cosby of historical sex offences join a defamation action against the US comedian.
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Burundi party activists shot dead

BBC World News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 21:15
Police say three ruling party activists have been shot dead in a bar in eastern Burundi as tensions mount ahead of elections later in the year.
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