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World News From BBC

Residents riled by smelly nuts 
  Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:11:24 GMT 
    Autumnal spectacle is soured by 'vomit' stench of fallen fruit.

US economy grows faster than forecast 
  Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:11:11 GMT 
    The US economy grew much faster in the third quarter than first reported, official figures have shown.

A 'generation to change bank culture' 
  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:08:36 GMT 
    A "toxic" and "aggressive" culture inside banks will take a generation to change, according to a report from Cass Business School and New City Agenda.

Facebook hosted Rigby murder chat 
  Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:43:57 GMT 
    Facebook hosted a conversation by one of Fusilier Lee Rigby's killers in which he said he wanted to kill a soldier, five months before the attack, the BBC learns.

Watchmakers take aim at smart copies 
  Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:14:28 GMT 
    Leading watchmakers are fed up with websites offering their designs for smartwatch download and have begun a campaign to stop it, according to reports.

More Bill Cosby shows cancelled in US 
  Tue, 25 Nov 2014 09:49:53 GMT 
    Two more Bill Cosby shows are axed as the veteran comedian continues to face allegations of sexual assault.

International Emmys for UK shows 
  Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:15:45 GMT 
    British TV productions win three awards at the International Emmys in the US, including a best drama prize for axed Channel 4 series Utopia.

Climate fixes 'could harm billions' 
  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 01:12:15 GMT 
    Schemes to tackle climate change could prove disastrous for billions of people, but might be required for the good of the planet, scientists say.

Gravity map traces ocean circulation 
  Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:37:30 GMT 
    Scientists use gravity data to produce what they say is the most accurate space view yet of global ocean currents and the speed at which they move.

Ebola 'stable' in Guinea - WHO 
  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:33:53 GMT 
    The deadly Ebola outbreak is now "stable" in Guinea, the country where the latest crisis began, the World Health Organization says.

Brain's dementia weak spot found 
  Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:06:07 GMT 
    The brain has a weak spot for Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia, according to experts who have pinpointed the region using scans.

Manchester City 3-2 Bayern Munich 
  Tue, 25 Nov 2014 23:09:17 GMT 
    Sergio Aguero boosts Manchester City's Champions League hopes with two late goals to beat Bayern Munich 3-2.

Javid wants Fifa to publish report 
  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:27 GMT 
    The government calls on Fifa to publish in full the investigation into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding process.

The mysterious disappearance of a celebrity preacher 
  Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:19:57 GMT 
    Aimee Semple McPherson was one of the most glamorous women in the US in the 1920s - but there is still one unexplained mystery in the evangelist's life.

The battle for control of the cigarette packet 
  Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:15:37 GMT 
    As cigarette packet health warnings grow ever bigger and gorier, tobacco companies have been finding other ways to give their products a distinctive look and feel.
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