Africa

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Burkina Faso's president resignsBurkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore... 

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Asia

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Myanmar in rare multi-party talksMyanmar's president holds rare roundtable... 

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Latin America

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Colombian Farc in civilian admissionColombia's Farc rebel group acknowledges... 

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US & Canada

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Virgin spacecraft crash kills pilotAt least one person is dead and another injured... 

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England

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Bodies found after fireworks blazeTwo bodies are found in the wreckage of a blaze... 

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Northern Ireland

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Dispute over IRA rape claim letterA lawyer says MaĆ­ria Cahill wrote to the IRA... 

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Business News

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Banks may be forced to boost reservesBritish banks may have to hold more funds to guard against the risk of a future economic downturn, the Bank of England has proposed. Russia raises interest rates to 9.5%Russia's central bank raises interest rates to 9.5% from 8%, a much bigger rise than expected, as it seeks to combat inflation. Government... [Read more of this article]

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Politics News

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Woolf steps down from abuse inquiryFiona Woolf is to step down as the head of an inquiry into historic child sex abuse, she has told the BBC. Labour 'to replace Lords with senate'Ed Miliband says that Labour would replace the House of Lords with an elected senate if the party won the general election in May 2015. Sturgeon renews TV debates... [Read more of this article]

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Health News

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Alcohol 'should have calorie labels'Alcohol should have a calorie content label in order to reduce obesity, according to public health doctors. UN chief defends Ebola aid workersUN chief Ban Ki-moon says discrimination against humanitarian workers who return home from the Ebola crisis in West Africa is "unacceptable". Genes... [Read more of this article]

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Education & Family News

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Ofsted 'will not win' on popularityOfsted is unlikely to win any popularity contests, the chief inspector has admitted in a speech. Lavish praise 'does not help pupils'Teachers who try to encourage low-achieving students with lots of praise could harm their learning, claims research into classroom tactics. ChildLine seeing... [Read more of this article]

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Science & Environment News

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Virgin spacecraft crash kills pilotAt least one person is dead and another injured after Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo space tourism craft crashes in California. Rockets 'destroy chemical weapons'A team has developed micro-sized rockets, powered by seawater, that can neutralise chemical and biological weapons. WW2 technology 'Plan... [Read more of this article]

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Technology News

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Pirate Bay founder gets jail termPirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Warg sentenced to three-and-half years in prison after being found guilty of hacking into Danish computers. Millions hit in Drupal hack attackSoftware firm Drupal warns millions to "assume" they have been hacked if they have not applied a patch for a recently discovered bug.... [Read more of this article]

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Entertainment & Arts News

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BBC refuses to make Top Gear apology The BBC's Head of TV refuses to make a formal apology over a Top Gear special filmed in Argentina, after demands from the country's ambassador.   Harris loses conviction appeal bid Entertainer Rolf Harris loses the first round of a legal challenge against his conviction for indecent assaults.... [Read more of this article]

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