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Nigella Lawson admits taking cocaine

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 9:25am
British cook Nigella Lawson has admitted taking cocaine but denies being an addict, while giving evidence in court.
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New Jersey, Mexico and Korea dropped

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 9:22am
Races in New Jersey, Mexico and Korea will not feature in the 2014 Formula 1 season despite being listed as provisional.
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Crime drama Ripper Street is axed

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 9:21am
The BBC's Victorian crime drama Ripper Street is not returning for a third series after suffering falling ratings, the broadcaster confirms.
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Newtown 911 calls to be released

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 9:21am
Authorities are about to release emergency dispatch recordings of last year's school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, which left 26 people dead.
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US trade gap narrows in October

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 9:04am
The US trade gap narrowed in October as oil exports hit a record high, the Commerce Department says.
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Deadly rocket attack in north Syria

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 8:11am
At least 18 people have been killed in a rocket attack on government-held areas in the Syrian city of Aleppo, activists say.
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'Christian militia' in CAR killing

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 8:05am
A Christian militia is suspected to have killed 12 people, including children, and wounded 30 others in an attack on Monday in the Central African Republic (CAR), officials say.
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Launch of world's biggest 'ship'

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 8:03am
The world's biggest vessel takes to the water for the first time in South Korea.
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Hunt for tiger after India deaths

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 7:47am
Forest officials in the southern Indian state of Karnataka are searching for a tiger which they say has killed three villagers in the past week.
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Man killed in Argentine looting

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 7:27am
A 20-year-old man is killed in the central Argentine city of Cordoba as groups of people take advantage of a police strike to loot shops.
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Trainer Butler banned for five years

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 7:24am
Trainer Gerard Butler is disqualified for five years by the British Horseracing Authority after doping inquiry.
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'No joy in killing' - Rigby accused

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 7:08am
One of the men accused of murdering solider Lee Rigby told police it gave him "little joy to approach anybody and slay them", the Old Bailey hears.
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BBC to show 200 hours of Sochi 2014

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 7:00am
The BBC will show 200 hours of action from Sochi 2014 with Clare Balding, Hazel Irvine and Jonathan Edwards hosting the coverage.
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Blinded Donmar actor wins damages

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 6:53am
Actor David Birrell receives "substantial" damages after being blinded in his right eye by a prop gun at the Donmar Warehouse.
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BBC must tackle diversity 'problem'

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 6:26am
James Harding, the BBC's news director, tells staff the corporation's output should "look and sound more like its audiences".
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Green Climate Fund seeks big bucks

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 6:08am
Has the Green Climate Fund got a chance of reaching its target?
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AUDIO: Lawsuit claims chimpanzees 'legal persons'

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 5:42am
Steve Wise, president of The Nonhuman Rights Project, explains the lawsuits he has filed on behalf of four chimpanzees in New York.
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Google ramps up plan to make robots

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 5:37am
Google reveals it has taken over seven robotics companies and is hiring staff to develop products as part of a team led by its former Android chief.
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VIDEO: Flight to disputed S China Sea island

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 5:36am
Humphrey Hawksley joins a Taiwanese coastguard flight to the disputed tiny island of Dongsha in the South China Sea.
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Mali investigators find mass grave

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 5:35am
A mass grave containing 21 bodies is found in Mali by investigators looking for soldiers who disappeared after last year's coup.
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