Park urges Abe to uphold past views in war statement: Okada

Japan Politics News - August 3, 2015 - 22:31
South Korean President Park Geun Hye said Monday the war anniversary statement that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe issues this month should adhere to the 1995 statement, which offered an apology and described Japanese action during World War II as "aggression," according to a Japanese opposition party leader who met Park. (Kyodo)
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Brazil: Ex-Lula aide Dirceu held

BBC World News - August 3, 2015 - 22:01
Jose Dirceu, a former top aide to Brazil's ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, is arrested in connection with a corruption investigation.
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'Taliban oaths' amid leadership rift

BBC World News - August 3, 2015 - 21:45
The Afghan Taliban release a video appearing to show members pledging allegiance to the new leader Mullah Mansour, amid divisions over his leadership.
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Yemen flag adorns Cairo by mistake

BBC World News - August 3, 2015 - 21:45
Many of the flags lack Egypt's coat of arms in the centre.
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Boko Haram leader absent from video

BBC World News - August 3, 2015 - 21:33
Nigerian militants release a new video with Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau again failing to appear, fuelling speculation about his fate.
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Beach closed for Saudi king reopens

BBC World News - August 3, 2015 - 20:56
A beach in the south of France that was closed for the Saudi king's holiday reopens after he cut his holiday short.
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US seeks to ease Gulf fears on Iran

BBC World News - August 3, 2015 - 20:39
US Secretary of State John Kerry is visiting Qatar to try to reassure Gulf allies over the nuclear deal with Iran.
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China manages drone and chip exports

BBC World News - August 3, 2015 - 20:27
National security concerns have led China to restrict exports of high-performance drones and supercomputers.
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Mafia 'communicated in sheep code'

BBC World News - August 3, 2015 - 20:24
The henchmen of a mafia boss on the run since 1993 used a code based around sheep to communicate, Italian police say.
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VIDEO: Greek stocks fall as markets reopen

BBC World News - August 3, 2015 - 20:21
Greek shares fell as trading resumed on the main Athens stock index.
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'1,700 intrusions' at Calais terminal

BBC World News - August 3, 2015 - 20:14
There were 1,700 "intrusions" by migrants who managed to break into the Channel Tunnel's freight terminal overnight, a French police union says.
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Police in Rio 'killed hundreds'

BBC World News - August 3, 2015 - 19:55
Amnesty International says that military police in the Brazilian city of Rio have killed more than 1,500 people in the last five years.
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Cilla Black 'knew she was dying'

BBC World News - August 3, 2015 - 19:53
Pop star and TV presenter Cilla Black was ailing and "willed herself to die", according to a long-time friend who was her first manager.
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German carmakers buy Nokia's mapping

BBC World News - August 3, 2015 - 19:44
German vehicle manufacturers Audi, BMW and Daimler are buying Nokia's Here digital mapping business for 2.8bn euros (£2bn).
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US hospitals warned on drug pump use

BBC World News - August 3, 2015 - 19:39
The US Food and Drug Administration is 'strongly encouraging' hospitals not to use a drug pump system made by a leading medical supplier.
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Ronaldo 'gives agent Greek island'

BBC World News - August 3, 2015 - 18:53
Multi-millionaire Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo gives his agent Jorge Mendes a Greek island as a wedding present, media reports say.
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Burundi leader in vengeance warning

BBC World News - August 3, 2015 - 18:51
Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza warns against vengeance and urges calm following the assassination of a senior general on Sunday
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India blocks 857 porn sites

BBC World News - August 3, 2015 - 18:51
India has blocked free access to 857 porn sites in what it says is a move to prevent children from accessing them.
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Myanmar flooding leaves dozens dead

BBC World News - August 3, 2015 - 18:43
At least 47 people are now reported to have died in severe flooding in Myanmar which has affected tens of thousands of people.
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California wildfire doubles in size

BBC World News - August 3, 2015 - 18:13
California firefighters stretched to the limit as they attempt to bring 21 major fires under control across the drought-ridden state.
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