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Brazilian Azevedo to head up WTO

BBC - Tue, 05/07/2013 - 21:50
The new head of the World Trade Organisation will be Roberto Azevedo from Brazil, the first Latin American to hold the post, officials say.
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VIDEO: Britain's biggest cuckoo clock

BBC - Tue, 05/07/2013 - 21:35
A Herefordshire gardener has spent more than £10,000 building Britain's biggest cuckoo clock.
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Gas leak leads to evacuations

BBC - Tue, 05/07/2013 - 21:01
About 30 homes are evacuated in Lisburn, County Antrim, following a gas leak.
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Photos: Punk fashion at the Met Gala

CNN - Tue, 05/07/2013 - 20:50
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VIDEO: 'I was told my father was a traitor'

BBC - Tue, 05/07/2013 - 20:49
The son of a man labelled a "deserter" by the Irish Army for going to fight with British forces in World War II tells the BBC how he was told "your father is a traitor."
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Castro's uncle: 'No one had any idea'

CNN - Tue, 05/07/2013 - 20:33
Neighbors saw Ariel Castro on a daily basis. They sat on the porch of his two-story home, ate ribs with him and asked about the little girl who took walks with him.
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US military sex assaults on rise

BBC - Tue, 05/07/2013 - 20:23
As Pentagon figures show a rise in sexual harassment and assaults in the US military, President Obama says it will no longer be tolerated.
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VIDEO: 'I paid £54 for four ice creams in Rome'

BBC - Tue, 05/07/2013 - 19:59
Two British couples were charged £54 (64 euros) for four ice cream cones, while on holiday in Rome.
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5 train stations worth a stop

CNN - Tue, 05/07/2013 - 19:58
Most people who travel by train on a regular basis rush through the station so quickly, they never stop to appreciate their surroundings. But some railway terminals deserve a long admiring look for their beauty, their heritage and their engineering accomplishments. Here are five that are on the right track.
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Christie knows obesity kills

CNN - Tue, 05/07/2013 - 19:34
Some say Gov. Chris Christie got lap band surgery cause he wants to be president. He says he did it for his family. Bryan Monroe says he probably did it to live.
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VIDEO: 'Curse' scam in New Zealand

BBC - Tue, 05/07/2013 - 19:28
A gang preying on elderly Asian women in New Zealand has left victims hundreds of thousands of pounds out of pocket with a scam which plays on their superstitions.
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Irish 'deserters' granted pardons

BBC - Tue, 05/07/2013 - 18:49
The Irish parliament passes legislation granting a pardon to thousands of soldiers who left the armed forces in the Republic to serve alongside the British and other Allies during World War Two.
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Beach volleyball could return to UK

BBC - Tue, 05/07/2013 - 18:41
International beach volleyball could be hosted in London this summer if financial backers are found.
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Boyle honoured by Critics' Circle

BBC - Tue, 05/07/2013 - 18:34
Oscar-winning film-maker Danny Boyle is one of five recipients of special centenary awards given to mark the 100th birthday of the UK Critics' Circle.
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Ray Harryhausen, model pioneer, dies

BBC - Tue, 05/07/2013 - 18:33
Visual effects master Ray Harryhausen, whose stop-motion wizardry graced such films as Jason and the Argonauts and Clash of the Titans, dies in London at the age of 92.
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Assisted dying bill to be tabled

BBC - Tue, 05/07/2013 - 18:22
Parliament is to be asked to consider the case for legalising assisted dying for terminally ill patients with less than six months to live.
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New Jersey governor has gastric band

BBC - Tue, 05/07/2013 - 17:42
The famously overweight Governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie, says he has had gastric band surgery to try to control his weight.
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PM promises 'proper choice' on EU

BBC - Tue, 05/07/2013 - 17:39
David Cameron has promised to give voters "a proper choice" between staying in a reformed EU and leaving, after ex-Chancellor Lord Lawson urged him to speed up a referendum.
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Arrest over Mugabe 'donkey' jibe

BBC - Tue, 05/07/2013 - 17:29
Zimbabwe's authorities ignore a court ruling to free an activist accused of calling President Robert Mugabe a "limping donkey" at an election rally, his lawyer says.
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Imran Khan hurt in fall at rally

BBC - Tue, 05/07/2013 - 17:26
Leading Pakistani politician Imran Khan is injured after falling off a makeshift lift that was taking him onto a stage at an election rally in Lahore.
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