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World News From BBC

Boris Island airport plan 'not dead'  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 08:20:55 GMT
Mayor of London Boris Johnson says plans for an airport in the Thames Estuary, dubbed "Boris Island", are not dead despite a commission looking into the UK's airport needs rejecting the idea. 
Clacton by-election set for October  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:26:50 GMT
The Clacton by-election, triggered by Douglas Carswell's defection to UKIP, is to be held on 9 October, the Conservative Party says. 
Day in pictures: 1 September 2014  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 16:49:04 GMT
News images from around the world: 1 September 
British Wildlife Photography Awards  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:23:58 GMT
Winners of the 2014 British Wildlife Photography Awards 
In pictures: India's coal miners  Sun, 31 Aug 2014 20:34:57 GMT
Coal miners a work in eastern India 
Day in pictures: 29 August 2014  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:20:50 GMT
News images from around the world: 29 August 
Day in pictures: 28 August 2014  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:13:22 GMT
News images from around the world: 28 August 
New Documentary Photography from Scotland & Wales  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:17:12 GMT
Photographers' images of Scotland and Wales 
Day in pictures: 27 August 2014  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:19:24 GMT
News images from around the world: 27 August 
Richard Attenborough career in pictures  Sun, 24 Aug 2014 22:36:55 GMT
British actor and director's illustrious career 
Why Paris is forgetting Ernest Hemingway  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:04:29 GMT
Why Paris is forgetting Ernest Hemingway 
How much has the ice bucket challenge achieved?  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 01:31:21 GMT
How much has the Ice Bucket Challenge achieved? 
Have some football clubs overpaid for players?  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:31:52 GMT
Have some football clubs overpaid for their new players? 
Does limiting the power of appliances save energy?  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:20:38 GMT
Would banning high-power appliances actually save energy? 
Does the rest of UK care if Scotland goes?  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 01:43:03 GMT
Does the rest of the UK care if the Scots become independent? 
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