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Martin Bashir resigns from MSNBC

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 3:43pm
Martin Bashir resigns from liberal US news and chat network MSNBC after "offensive" remarks about former US vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
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Liverpool 5-1 Norwich City

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 3:35pm
Luis Suarez scores four goals as his virtuoso performance overwhelms Norwich at Anfield.
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Beached whales dead in Florida

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 3:14pm
Six whales die and as many as 40 more are stranded after a pod beached off Florida's Everglades National Park.
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VIDEO: Landslide rips apart Italy roads

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 1:40pm
Heavy rains and floods cause a powerful landslide in the southern Italian town of Montescaglioso.
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Crash and fire killed Hollywood star

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 1:38pm
Hollywood star Paul Walker was killed by impact and a fire in a car crash in California on Saturday, a post-mortem examination finds.
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Ex-New Zealand players investigated

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 1:16pm
New Zealand Cricket confirms a "small number" of its former players are being investigated after allegations of fixing.
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Russian MPs in 'golden gun' fight

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 12:49pm
The dramatic fistfight inside Russia's parliament
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Homeless man sentenced over Rio riot

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 12:37pm
A 26-year-old homeless man is sentenced to five years in jail for his role in the violence during protests in Rio de Janeiro in June.
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China awards first 4G licences

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 12:36pm
China has awarded its first licences to mobile phone companies to provide the superfast 4G mobile network to customers.
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S Lanka heroin scam hits PM's office

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 12:13pm
Sri Lanka's prime minister orders staff not to write letters in his name, after a heroin importation scam used a letter from his office.
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Thousands of Eritreans 'abducted'

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 12:10pm
Up to 30,000 Eritreans have been abducted since 2007 and taken to Egypt's Sinai to suffer torture and ransom demands, new research says.
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Shot Hezbollah commander buried

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 11:54am
Crowds of mourners in Lebanon turn out to bury Hassan Lakkis, a commander in the Shia militant group Hezbollah, killed at close range on Tuesday.
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VIDEO: BBC inside Ukraine protest site

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 11:53am
Protests sparked by the Ukrainian government's decision not to sign an association deal with the EU are continuing in the capital Kiev.
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Ukraine ex-presidents back protests

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 11:41am
Three ex-presidents of Ukraine give their support to anti-government protesters angered by the failure to sign a major deal with the EU.
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Rash of soldier suicides hits Canada

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 11:31am
Canada's military is soul searching after the suicides of up to four soldiers in just a week, raising questions over post-traumatic stress disorder.
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Spotify artists earn $0.007 per play

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 11:24am
Music streaming website Spotify responds to critics by revealing how much it pays in royalties, it says more than $1bn (£612m) since 2008.
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Elba: Mandela 'hard' act to follow

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 10:46am
Playing Nelson Mandela on the big screen has made Idris Elba more selective about his future roles, the actor tells the BBC.
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French MPs approve prostitution bill

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 10:29am
France's parliament approves a bill that will impose a 1,500 euro ($2,030) fine on anyone paying for sex.
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VIDEO: Thai soldier's death 'sends warning'

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 10:02am
The BBC's Jonathan Head speaks to the mother of a soldier killed during violent protests in Thailand.
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EU moves to prevent migrant deaths

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 9:47am
The EU reveals plans to tighten patrols of its sea borders and do more to help asylum-seekers, two months after the Lampedusa boat tragedy.
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