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China and Vietnam in tense talks

18 June 2014 Last updated at 05:02 Yang Jiechi arrived in Hanoi on Tuesday as he prepares to begin talks with Vietnamese officials China’s top diplomat Yang Jiechi is in Vietnam for talks aimed at easing tension over territorial disputes. China’s foreign ministry said Beijing hoped to have a “frank …

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Indonesians missing after boat sinks

18 June 2014 Last updated at 04:24 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. The boat is thought to have been made of wood, as the BBC’s Jennifer Pak reports. A boat carrying 97 Indonesians has sunk off Malaysia, with at least 42 people missing, Malaysian authorities say. …

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US sees first execution since April

18 June 2014 Last updated at 05:09 Georgia’s pardons board denied Marcus Wellons clemency on Tuesday The US state of Georgia has carried out the first execution in the US since a botched lethal injection in Oklahoma in April. Marcus Wellons, who raped and killed a 15-year-old in 1989, died …

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Karzai dismisses 'al-Qaeda comeback'

18 June 2014 Last updated at 06:00 Mr Karzai in his interview with the BBC’s Lyse Doucet was critical of President George W Bush’s ‘war on terror’ Afghan President Hamid Karzai has dismissed the possibility of al-Qaeda linked groups making a comeback. Asked by the BBC’s Lyse Doucet in Kabul …

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Baghdad residents stockpile food

18 June 2014 Last updated at 05:52 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Paul Wood in Jalula, eastern Iraq: ”There is growing panic…they think the jihadis are coming in” Residents of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, are stockpiling food and water as Islamist militants move closer. Fighting between …

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US 'hoarder' crushed by clutter

17 June 2014 Last updated at 20:53 Police did not initially realise the ground floor had collapsed because the house was so full of clutter A Connecticut woman has been crushed to death after the weight of her ceiling-high clutter collapsed the ground floor of her home. The state medical …

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Canada approves huge oil pipeline

18 June 2014 Last updated at 00:11 A non-binding resolution in Kitimat – one end of the proposed pipeline – saw a majority of residents vote against the project Canada has conditionally approved a pipeline to bring oil from the Alberta oil sands to the country’s Pacific coast over heavy …

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VIDEO: Rob Ford auditions held in Toronto

Auditions have been taking place in Toronto for Rob Ford The Musical, as the embattled mayor announced his intention to return to work on 30 June after rehabilitation treatment for substance abuse. Mr Ford was stripped of many of his powers after admitting using and purchasing illegal drugs while mayor, …

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American cuts flights to Venezuela

18 June 2014 Last updated at 00:08 American Airlines is the largest foreign carrier serving Venezuela American Airlines says it is cutting almost 80% of its flights to Venezuela from next month. From July 2, American will operate only 10 flights per week instead of the current 48. The move …

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