Sapporo announces bid for 2026 Winter Olympics

Japan Sports News - November 27, 2014 - 14:51
The city of Sapporo in Japan's northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido has officially announced its bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics and Paralympics. (NHK)
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'No new grand jury' in Ferguson case

BBC World News - November 27, 2014 - 14:21
Missouri's governor reportedly rejects calls for a new grand jury to decide if a white police officer who killed a black teenager should be charged.
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Kim sister given senior N Korea role

BBC World News - November 27, 2014 - 14:03
The younger sister of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un is referred to as a senior official for the first time by state media.
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Australia batsman Phil Hughes dies

BBC World News - November 27, 2014 - 14:00
Australia Test batsman Phil Hughes has died in a Sydney hospital, officials say, days after being hit on the head by a ball.
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VIDEO: Football club pay for woman's home

BBC World News - November 27, 2014 - 13:39
Rayo Vallecano football club in Spain say they will help an evicted woman get a new home.
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Philippines economy slows sharply

BBC World News - November 27, 2014 - 12:42
Growth in the Philippine economy slowed sharply in the third quarter due to weaker growth in all sectors, the government announces.
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VIDEO: Parrots find home in Caracas

BBC World News - November 27, 2014 - 12:21
Caracas, the Venezuelan capital, is notorious for its crime and pollution, but it also, somewhat strangely for a city, has a thriving population of macaws.
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Thai elections 'could be delayed'

BBC World News - November 27, 2014 - 12:08
Thailand's finance minister tells the BBC that elections to end military rule might now not take place until 2016.
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Lewis Hamilton: A photographer's view

BBC World News - November 27, 2014 - 11:29
Press Association photographer David Davies looks back at the race that clinched the Formula 1 title for Lewis Hamilton
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Whatever happened to the Brics?

BBC World News - November 27, 2014 - 11:28
Great things were predicted for the economies of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - but they haven't totally lived up to the hype, says Andrew Walker.
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Potent and provocative symbol of the flag

BBC World News - November 27, 2014 - 11:27
Flags can convey powerful - and often very unpalatable - messages, says Mark Mardell,
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'Exciting' bladder cancer drug trial

BBC World News - November 27, 2014 - 11:25
A trial to help the immune system fight bladder cancer is showing "exciting" results with tumours completely disappearing in some patients.
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Colombia hippo sterilisations begin

BBC World News - November 27, 2014 - 11:21
Vets in Colombia begin to sterilise hippos descended from animals shipped to a private zoo which belonged to the infamous drug baron, Pablo Escobar.
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Russian oil industry facing deep freeze

BBC World News - November 27, 2014 - 10:56
Oil production in Russia is hard and getting harder
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Risk from extreme weather rises

BBC World News - November 27, 2014 - 10:42
Royal Society says combination of population growth and climate change will increase danger to cities.
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GPs 'failing' to find liver disease

BBC World News - November 27, 2014 - 10:39
Early detection of liver disease by GPs in the UK is "virtually non-existent", leading medical experts warn.
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Anxious times for Turkey's last Christians

BBC World News - November 27, 2014 - 10:30
Anxious times for Turkey's Christians as Pope visits
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Brits voters give tips for 2015

BBC World News - November 27, 2014 - 09:47
New acts George The poet, James Bay and Years and Years are being tipped for success in 2015 after being shortlisted for the Brits Critics' Choice Award.
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Michael Brown and the pot debate

BBC World News - November 27, 2014 - 09:39
Why did Michael Brown prosecutors focus on marijuana?
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Rodgers happy fate is in Reds' hands

BBC World News - November 27, 2014 - 09:39
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says he is delighted his side remain in control of their Champions League destiny.
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