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First 'to lose Scotrail franchise'

BBC World News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 03:59
Industry sources tell BBC Scotland that First Group is set to lose the franchise to operate ScotRail services.
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Arrests 'may have foiled terror bid'

BBC World News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 03:42
Four men are arrested in London as part of an ongoing investigation into Islamist-related terrorism, police say.
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Wal-Mart cuts insurance benefits

BBC World News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 03:14
US retail giant Wal-Mart announces plans to end health insurance coverage for some of its part-time workers, citing rising healthcare costs.
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Twitter sues US government on spying

BBC World News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 03:10
Twitter reveals it is suing the US government in an attempt to allow it to share more information with users about requests for their data.
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Chand begins competition ban appeal

BBC World News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 03:04
Indian sprinter Dutee Chand formally begins a Court of Arbitration for Sport appeal against her indefinite ban from competition.
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Stars unite for BBC Music song

BBC World News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 03:03
Acts including Pharrell Williams, Sir Elton John and One Direction launch the BBC's new music initiative with a simultaneous broadcast across TV and radio.
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Malawi jails woman over 'Cashgate'

BBC World News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 03:02
Malawi jails its first senior official for the so-called "Cashgate" affair - the worst financial scandal in the country's history.
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Ten laws that India should scrap

BBC World News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 03:00
Why treasure for Her Majesty no longer applies
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Shia rebels reject new Yemen PM

BBC World News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 02:50
Yemen's president nominates a new prime minister to try to break the political deadlock, but Shia Houthi rebels reject his choice.
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No Ebola screening for UK arrivals

BBC World News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 02:24
There are no plans to introduce Ebola screening for those arriving in the UK, Public Health England says.
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Plea to stop Afghan rape executions

BBC World News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 01:59
Human rights groups urge the new Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to intervene to stop the execution of five convicted rapists.
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Kenya 'not co-operating with ICC'

BBC World News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 01:45
Prosecutors ask the International Criminal Court to rule that Kenya's government is not co-operating with investigations into President Uhuru Kenyatta case.
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'Big problem' over Gatlin nomination

BBC World News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 01:22
Double-Olympic champion Lord Coe says he is "not comfortable" with Justin Gatlin's nomination for World Athlete of the Year.
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Kenya transgender activist wins case

BBC World News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 01:19
Kenya's high court orders education authorities to amend the name on a school certificate of a woman who was born male.
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Iran leader urges university freedom

BBC World News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 01:18
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani calls for more academic freedom in his country's universities and a lifting of unnecessary restrictions.
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How the Supreme Court non-decided gay marriage

BBC World News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 01:10
Did the highest court duck responsibility on gay marriage?
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Court rejects Jayalalitha bail plea

BBC World News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 00:51
A court in southern India rejects a plea for bail by Tamil Nadu's former chief minister Jayaram Jayalalitha who is serving a jail term for corruption.
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Biden apologised - but was he right?

BBC World News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 00:44
Biden said sorry but was he right about IS?
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VIDEO: Flash floods hit southern France

BBC World News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 00:41
The southern French city of Montpellier has been hit by torrential downpours for the second time in a week on Monday.
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Morrissey reveals cancer procedure

BBC World News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 00:35
Singer Morrissey tells a Spanish newspaper he has had four procedures he describes as "cancer-scrapings" but currently feels "very well".
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