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Brazil set for World Cup opener

The 2014 Fifa World Cup begins on Thursday as hosts Brazil open the tournament against Croatia. The month-long tournament sees 32 nations compete for a place in the final in Rio on Sunday, 13 July. The opening match will be preceded by a ceremony in Sao Paulo that pays tribute …

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Call to decriminalise W Africa drugs

12 June 2014 Last updated at 02:20 By Mark Doyle BBC international development correspondent Most West African countries have tough laws criminalising all aspects of drug use Low-level drug offences should be decriminalised in West Africa, according to a high-level report. The West Africa Commission on Drugs says drug cartels …

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UN condemns Iraqi militant attacks

12 June 2014 Last updated at 05:53 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Paul Wood: “The speed of the jihadis’ advance has shocked the Iraqi government and its Western allies” The UN Security Council has condemned attacks by Islamist militants in two major Iraqi cities, Mosul and …

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US defence chief defends Bergdahl swap

11 June 2014 Last updated at 15:47 Hagel said Congress had been informed of previous negotiations involving the Guantanamo Bay detainees US defence secretary Chuck Hagel has defended the Obama administration’s swap of Sgt Bowe Bergdahl for five Guantanamo Bay detainees. Mr Hagel told a House panel the deal was …

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Malaysia swarmed by giant moths

11 June 2014 Last updated at 08:12 By Heather Chen BBC News The dark-coloured moths are one of the largest found in South East Asia Swarms of giant moths have descended on Malaysia, invading homes and even disrupting a national football match. Thousands of the furry insects, with a wing …

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N Korea leader scolds weathermen

11 June 2014 Last updated at 12:36 By News from Elsewhere… …media reports from around the world, found by BBC Monitoring Weather forecasters in North Korea have found themselves on the end of a rare public telling-off by the country’s leader, it appears. Kim Jong-un says there have been “many …

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Venezuelan politicians face arrest

11 June 2014 Last updated at 23:15 Hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans have been protesting against inflation, high crime rates and food shortages Venezuela’s attorney general has issued arrest warrants against three prominent opposition leaders. They are Diego Arria, a former presidential candidate and United Nations ambassador; Pedro Burelli, former …

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Revealing SA protest over toilets

11 June 2014 Last updated at 18:59 The protesters also complained that the bucket toilets had not been emptied in three months Police fired rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse protesters who bared their rears during a protest over a lack of proper toilets in South Africa. Hundreds of …

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Republicans reeling after Cantor loss

11 June 2014 Last updated at 23:08 Congressman Eric Cantor will step down from his House leadership position US Republicans are reeling after House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his primary election to a challenger from the party’s populist Tea Party wing. Mr Cantor announced on Wednesday he would step …

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