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World News From BBC

Indian economic growth slows to 5.3% 
  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:47:14 GMT 
    The Indian economy grew at an annual pace of 5.3% in the three months to the end of September, down from 5.7% in the previous quarter.

Eurozone inflation rate falls to 0.3% 
  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:56:33 GMT 
    The eurozone inflation rate falls to 0.3%, suggesting that deflation remains a threat for the 18-nation bloc.

Social media told to simplify terms 
  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 00:04:27 GMT 
    A report from the UK parliament says Facebook, Twitter and other social networking firms need to make their terms and conditions clearer.

Emergency repairs for cracked phones 
  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:58:30 GMT 
    A broken screen on a smartphone might not seem like one of the most pressing problems - but firms are now offering a very quick fix.

Star Wars trailer set to be unveiled 
  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:44:17 GMT 
    The first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set to be unveiled later.

Film studio boss Yablans dies at 79 
  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:59:50 GMT 
    Frank Yablans, who ran Hollywood's Paramount film studio in the 1970s, dies at the age of 79.

Risk from extreme weather rises 
  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 01:42:30 GMT 
    Royal Society says combination of population growth and climate change will increase danger to cities.

Bear back in Chernobyl after century 
  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 01:23:32 GMT 
    Camera traps, used by a project assessing radioactive exposure impacts on wildlife, record the first photos of a brown bear in Chernobyl's exclusion zone.

Hollande to visit Ebola-hit Guinea 
  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:50:38 GMT 
    French President Francois Hollande is to arrive in Guinea, the first Western leader to visit a nation hit hard by the deadly Ebola virus.

'Exciting' bladder cancer drug trial 
  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 02:25:43 GMT 
    A trial to help the immune system fight bladder cancer is showing "exciting" results with tumours completely disappearing in some patients.

Abbott 'holding up' after Hughes death 
  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 00:53:28 GMT 
    Bowler Sean Abbott is 'holding up well' after batsman Phillip Hughes's death, despite fears he may not play cricket again.

'Weeping' Australia mourns Hughes 
  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 03:35:31 GMT 
    Australia is "weeping" at the death of cricketer Phillip Hughes, says former opening batsman Michael Slater - as the country mourns.

How I drank urine and bat blood to survive 
  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:04:25 GMT 
    Extreme marathon runner Mauro Prosperi spent 10 days alone in the Sahara desert after getting lost in a sandstorm. He only just survived.

Left to the mercy of the Taliban 
  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:10:39 GMT 
    Interpreters who worked with US forces in Afghanistan are being hunted down by the Taliban. Thousands have fled to the US - but others have been blacklisted.

Canberra Christmas lights set record 
  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 04:42:39 GMT 
    A Christmas display of more than 1.2 million LED lights in the Australian capital, Canberra, has set a new world record.
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