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    World India PM app sparks social media furore – BBC News

    Indian PM Narendra Modi’s official mobile application has been criticised for sending personal user data to a third party without their consent. A security researcher had tweeted that the app was sending personal user data to a third-party domain that was traced to a US company. Mr Modi’s...
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    Entertainment Uma Thurman breaks silence on Weinstein – BBC News

    Image copyright Getty Images Image caption In November, Thurman said she would tell her story "when I’m ready" Actress Uma Thurman has detailed long hinted-at allegations against film producer Harvey Weinstein. In a New York Times article, she says Weinstein pushed her down and "tried to expose...
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    Entertainment Lady Gaga halts world tour in ‘severe pain’ – BBC

    Lady Gaga cancels last 10 dates of the European leg of her world tour due to “severe pain” This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. You can receive Breaking News on a smartphone or tablet via … via...
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    Entertainment Temptations singer Dennis Edwards dies – BBC News

    Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Dennis Edwards was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989 Dennis Edwards, who performed as lead singer for the Motown group the Temptations, has died at aged 74. He died in Chicago, his family told CBS News. They did not … via BBC...
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    USA Gymnastics doctor ‘abused 265 girls’ – BBC News

    Image copyright Reuters The number of known sexual abuse victims of former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar has grown to 265, a Michigan judge has said. At least 65 victims are set to confront Nassar in court this week in the last of three sentencing hearings, prosecutors say. He was … via...
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    World Cocaine ‘worth £50m’ found on private jet – BBC News

    Image copyright Border Force Image caption Suitcases containing cocaine were found on a private jet arriving from Bogota, Colombia, on Monday Cocaine with an estimated street value of £50m has been seized from a private jet in Hampshire. Border Force officers found half a ton (500kg) of the drug...
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    World Russia Putin: Kremlin accuses US of meddling in election – BBC

    Image copyright EPA Image caption Vladimir Putin seems certain to win in March after an opposition leader was barred from standing An expected US report that could sanction Kremlin-linked oligarchs is an attempt to influence Russia’s March presidential election, Moscow has said. The US treasury...
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    World New York investigates ‘follower factory’ – BBC News

    Image copyright Getty Images New York’s chief prosecutor says the state is opening an investigation into a firm that allegedly sold millions of fake followers to social media users. "Impersonation and deception are illegal under New York law," said Eric Schneiderman. The company, Devumi, stands...
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    World Ikea founder Kamprad dies at 91 – BBC News

    Swedish founder of Ikea furniture chain, Ingvar Kamprad, has died at 91, company announces This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. You can receive Breaking News on a smartphone or tablet via the BBC...
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    World China’s smartphone market in decline – BBC News

    Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Chinese smartphone market has gone into decline for the first time in almost a decade China’s smartphone market has fallen for the first time, with annual shipments down by 4% in 2017, according to data from research firm Canalys. The decline ends...
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    World Museum ‘offers Trump a solid gold toilet’ – BBC News

    Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionVisitors reveal whether they used the golden toilet New York’s Guggenheim museum has turned down a request from President Donald Trump to borrow Van Gogh’s work for the White House – instead offering him a gold toilet, media reports say...
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    Metro Dad jailed for daughter’s crash death – BBC News

    Image copyright Neil Barrett Image caption Olivia Edohasim died at the scene of the crash A doctor who drove at twice the speed limit and ignored a red light moments before a crash which killed his nine-year-old daughter has been jailed. Chizoro Edohasim was convicted last month at Manchester...
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    World Bombardier wins trade dispute in US – BBC News

    Bombardier has won a trade case in the United States, overturning a decision to impose damaging tariffs on imports of its C-Series aircraft. The government had suspected Bombardier would lose and unions feared sales and UK jobs would be hit. But in a surprise ruling, the US International Trade...
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    World Canadian billionaire couple ‘murdered’ – BBC News

    Deaths of Canadian billionaire couple Barry and Honey Sherman treated as murder, Toronto police say This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. You can receive Breaking News on a smartphone or tablet via...
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    World Sex doll firm ‘might need licence’ – BBC News

    Image copyright 5live Image caption The dolls, costing up to £2,000, are used by a wide range of peoplew, the firm says A business selling adult sex dolls is being investigated over concerns it could be operating without the correct licence. The owner of Gateshead-based Lovedoll UK said he was …...
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    World Mnangagwa ‘would accept election defeat’ – BBC News

    Image copyright Reuters Image caption Emmerson Mnangagwa is in Switzerland for the World Economic Forum Emmerson Mnangagwa – Zimbabwe’s new president – has told the BBC his party will accept defeat should Zanu-PF lose the election later this year. Speaking to Mishal Husain, he reiterated his...
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    World Brazil ex-President Lula loses appeal – BBC News

    Brazil’s ex-President Lula loses appeal against corruption conviction in blow to his chances of regaining office This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. You can receive Breaking News on a smartphone or...
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    World Facebook’s news survey given short shrift – BBC News

    Image copyright Reuters Image caption Facebook says the survey has been posed only to US-based members to date A survey used by Facebook to determine how much prominence to give to different news publishers consists of just two brief questions. The first asks whether a user recognises the...
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    World Meet the ‘backpack midwife’ bringing healthcare for all – BBC News

    Image copyright Monty Munford Image caption Midwife Margaret Wairimu Maina carries a backpack crammed with useful health monitoring tech Call the midwife in Nairobi, Kenya, and you may receive a visit from someone like Margaret Wairimu Maina. She sets off on foot looking something like an...
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    World First monkey clones created in Chinese laboratory – BBC

    Image copyright Qiang Sun Image caption Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua are being bottle fed and are growing normally Two monkeys have been cloned using the technique that produced Dolly the Sheep. Identical long-tailed macaques Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua were born several weeks ago at a laboratory in...
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