India teacher 'absent for 23 years'

BBC World News - August 7, 2014 - 21:24
An Indian teacher, on the books of a government school for 24 years, has been absent for the past 23 years, the school says.
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Luiz ready for PSG after World Cup exit

BBC World News - August 7, 2014 - 21:23
David Luiz says that he has recovered from Brazil's World Cup disaster as he is unveiled at Paris St-Germain.
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Furore over S Korea soldier death

BBC World News - August 7, 2014 - 21:14
A military conscript's death has triggered outrage in South Korea with a human rights group saying he died from blows to the head.
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China lawyer Gao Zhisheng released

BBC World News - August 7, 2014 - 21:01
One of China's most prominent dissidents, human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng, is freed from jail.
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Prince William to join air ambulance

BBC World News - August 7, 2014 - 21:00
The Duke of Cambridge is to become an air ambulance pilot next spring, it is announced.
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West Africa erects Ebola blockades

BBC World News - August 7, 2014 - 20:56
Liberian soldiers set up an Ebola blockade for the capital as troops in Sierra Leone seal off two districts to stop the virus spreading.
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ECB holds eurozone interest rates

BBC World News - August 7, 2014 - 20:46
The European Central Bank keeps its benchmark interest rate on hold at 0.15% for another month as it looks to see how measures unveiled previously are working.
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Mexico approves oil sector reforms

BBC World News - August 7, 2014 - 20:22
Mexico's Congress approves sweeping changes to the country's energy industry which will see private oil contracts awarded for the first time since 1938.
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UK interest rates held again at 0.5%

BBC World News - August 7, 2014 - 20:16
The Bank of England holds UK interest rates at a record low of 0.5% for another month.
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Mediators seek to extend Gaza truce

BBC World News - August 7, 2014 - 20:16
Palestinian and Israeli officials continue indirect talks in Cairo on a long-term truce in Gaza as the three-day ceasefire enters its last 24 hours.
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Dame Helen to play Queen on Broadway

BBC World News - August 7, 2014 - 20:04
West End hit The Audience, starring Dame Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II, is to transfer to Broadway next year.
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VIDEO: Demonstrations on streets of Kiev

BBC World News - August 7, 2014 - 20:04
Demonstrations are taking place in Kiev as attempts are made to clear Independence Square of protesters.
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Monkey 'selfie' 'led to lost income'

BBC World News - August 7, 2014 - 19:56
A photographer involved in a copyright row with Wikipedia over a monkey "selfie" claims he has lost £10,000 in income over the past two years.
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Google to prioritise secure websites

BBC World News - August 7, 2014 - 19:52
Google says it will give preference to more secure encrypted web pages in its search rankings from now on.
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Five steps to landing on a comet

BBC World News - August 7, 2014 - 19:46
Five not so easy steps for the Rosetta team
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VIDEO: Airport weapon check 'can be hacked'

BBC World News - August 7, 2014 - 19:45
Airport security screening technology is vulnerable to hacking, a security researcher has warned at the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas.
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Russia 'extends Snowden residency'

BBC World News - August 7, 2014 - 19:30
Fugitive US whistleblower Edward Snowden has been granted permission to stay in Russia for three more years, his lawyer says.
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AUDIO: Mum: Why I left children in hot car

BBC World News - August 7, 2014 - 19:19
A US mother defends her decision to leave her two young children in a 'hot car' whilst she attended a job interview.
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Celebrities call for Scots No vote

BBC World News - August 7, 2014 - 19:09
Public figures including Sir Mick Jagger and Dame Judi Dench have urged Scotland to say "no" to independence, despite not being able to vote in the referendum.
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