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Hungary scraps controversial web tax

Friday 31st of October 2014, 12:57
related countries: Hungary Hungary

Hungary shelves a proposed tax on internet data traffic after tens of thousands of Hungarians marched against it.
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Burkina Faso leader urged to resign

Friday 31st of October 2014, 12:38
related countries: Burkina Faso Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso's opposition renews calls for the immediate resignation of President Blaise Compaore, as hundreds of protesters gather in the capital.
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VIDEO: Baby pandas wrestle with their keeper

Friday 31st of October 2014, 12:23
related countries: China China

A breeder in China's Chendgu province was trying to give these two baby pandas medicine instead of their usual bamboo leaves- and they were having none of it.
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Deadly blast at Nigeria bus station

Friday 31st of October 2014, 11:57
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Gombe

At least eight people die in an explosion at a major bus station in Gombe state in north-eastern Nigeria, witnesses tell the BBC.
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Barcelona v Celta Vigo

Friday 31st of October 2014, 11:52
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Barcelona

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Spanish La Liga game between Barcelona and Celta Vigo.
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Mass graves found in western Iraq

Friday 31st of October 2014, 11:29
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Scores of bodies of Sunni Muslim tribesmen apparently killed by Islamic State militants are found in mass graves in western Iraq.
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Government to 'retire' some WW1 debt

Friday 31st of October 2014, 11:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK Government has said that it will 'retire' £218m of the UK's £2bn First World War debt by refinancing bonds issued in 1917. It is the first payment of its kind for 67 years.
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French town bans clowns after scares

Friday 31st of October 2014, 11:08
related countries: France France

A mayor in the south of France bans clown disguises for a month, starting on Halloween, after several violent incidents involving teenagers dressed as clowns.
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Sony reports loss of $1.2bn

Friday 31st of October 2014, 11:05
related countries: Japan Japan

Japanese consumer electronics giant Sony reports a net loss for the three months to September of 136bn yen ($1.2bn; £762m).
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BA owner upgrades profit forecast

Friday 31st of October 2014, 10:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The parent company of British Airways, IAG, upgrades its profit forecast after it reports a 30% rise in third quarter profits.
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Blurred Lines dispute to go to trial

Friday 31st of October 2014, 10:43
related countries: United States United States

A US judge rules the long-running dispute between Marvin Gaye's family, Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams over claims of plagiarism should go to trial.
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BOJ boosts monetary stimulus measure

Friday 31st of October 2014, 10:34
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's central bank, the Bank of Japan, surprises markets by announcing an expansion of its monetary stimulus policy.
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US police killing suspect captured

Friday 31st of October 2014, 10:26
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pennsylvania

A US man who has eluded police in the forests of Pennsylvania for seven weeks after the fatal shooting of a police officer has been found.
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Murray seals World Tour Finals place

Friday 31st of October 2014, 10:17
related countries: France France

Andy Murray books his place at the World Tour Finals with an emphatic victory over Grigor Dimitrov at the Paris Masters.
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China executes toddler-thrower

Friday 31st of October 2014, 10:13
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

A court in China executes a man who killed a two-year-old girl in Beijing following a parking space row with her mother.
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Key Jerusalem holy site reopens

Friday 31st of October 2014, 8:56
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel reopens a key Jerusalem holy site after its temporary closure following the shooting of a prominent Jewish activist.
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Lawsuit over Malaysia missing plane

Friday 31st of October 2014, 8:40
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Two children whose father was on Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 which disappeared file a lawsuit against the airline and Malaysia's government.
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'Do more' to tackle aid corruption

Friday 31st of October 2014, 8:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK government is not doing enough to tackle "petty corruption" in countries to which it gives aid, a report by a scrutiny body says.
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RBS reserves £400m for currency probe

Friday 31st of October 2014, 8:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Royal Bank of Scotland sets aside £400m to cover potential costs from an investigation into possible manipulation of the foreign exchange market.
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Myanmar in rare multi-party talks

Friday 31st of October 2014, 7:20
related countries: United States United States

Myanmar's president is holding rare roundtable talks with the opposition, military and ethnic groups, as the US calls for "credible" elections next year.
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VIDEO: 'Rage on the streets' in Burkina Faso

Friday 31st of October 2014, 7:07
related countries: Burkina Faso Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore says he will stay in power for a year under a transitional government, following a day of violent protests demanding his resignation.
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Nikkei leads Asia up after BOJ move

Friday 31st of October 2014, 6:53
related countries: United States United States
related places: Friday

Japan led Asian shares higher after the Bank of Japan (BOJ) surprised markets by announcing more stimulus measures to boost the economy.
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VIDEO: The mystery drones flying over nuclear sites

Friday 31st of October 2014, 6:47
related countries: France France

Unmanned aircraft have been seen flying over many of France's nuclear stations and the authorities don't know where they have come from.
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VIDEO: The makeshift 'protection' for Ebola

Friday 31st of October 2014, 6:32
related countries: Liberia Liberia, Ghana Ghana

The BBC's Anne Soy reports from Ghana, where health care workers in one hospital serving Liberian refugees have had to use rain coats instead of proper protective gear against Ebola.
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ANZ bank announces record profit

Friday 31st of October 2014, 5:55
related countries: Australia Australia

One of Australia's biggest lenders, ANZ, announces a record full-year net profit of A$7.3bn ($6.4bn, £4bn), up 15% from a year earlier.
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India bans official luxury travel

Friday 31st of October 2014, 5:16
related countries: India India

India's government bans first class air travel for bureaucrats, meetings in five-star hotels and purchases of cars in a series of tough austerity measures.
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Brazil football club to open cemetery

Friday 31st of October 2014, 5:00
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Brazilian football club Corinthians is to open a cemetery for supporters who want to be buried close to their favourite players.
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Three held over India bank heist

Friday 31st of October 2014, 4:56
related countries: India India

Police in India say they have arrested three people who they suspect robbed a bank by digging a 125-foot (40-metre) tunnel straight into the vault.
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Charity warns US on Ebola quarantine

Friday 31st of October 2014, 4:51
related countries: United States United States

Charity Doctors Without Borders warns some mandatory US state Ebola quarantine measures are having a "chilling effect" on its work.
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Australia ends sanctions on Fiji

Friday 31st of October 2014, 4:23
related countries: Australia Australia, Fiji Fiji

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says she is committed to "normalising" relations between Australia and Fiji after the nation's elections last month.
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VIDEO: Russia and Ukraine agree gas deal

Friday 31st of October 2014, 3:21
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Russia Russia

Russia has agreed to resume gas supplies to Ukraine over the winter in a deal brokered by the European Union.
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The price of peace in Colombia

Friday 31st of October 2014, 1:19
related countries: Colombia Colombia

What would Colombia look like, if talks could end conflict?
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Russia-Ukraine deal secures EU gas

Friday 31st of October 2014, 1:08
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Russia Russia

Russia will resume gas deliveries to Ukraine this winter in a deal brokered by the European Union, which will also safeguard supplies to EU countries.
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Australia urged to send Ebola medics

Friday 31st of October 2014, 0:57
related countries: United States United States
related places: Africa

Tony Abbott comes under more pressure for not sending health workers to Africa to help fight Ebola after the US offers to care for any who get sick.
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Wal-Mart to close 30 stores in Japan

Friday 31st of October 2014, 0:48
related countries: Japan Japan

The world's largest retailer, Wal-Mart, is closing 30 stores in Japan to improve profitability, the company says.
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The channel that's spiced up French TV

Friday 31st of October 2014, 0:06
related countries: France France

The TV station that's spiced up the French airwaves
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