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News Daily: Brexit 'not Mad Max', and Oxfam bosses grilled

BBC World News - February 20, 2018 - 1:28am
Your morning briefing for 20 February 2018.
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HSBC profits jump to $17.2bn on Asia growth

BBC World News - February 20, 2018 - 12:39am
While well-known on the UK High Street, the banking giant makes most of its money outside of Britain.
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Winter Olympics: Elise Christie returns to the ice after injury

BBC World News - February 20, 2018 - 12:38am
Great Britain's Elise Christie tests her injured ankle before Tuesday's heats for the women's short track speed skating 1,000m.
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Tokyo to build world's tallest timber tower

CNN Top Stories - February 20, 2018 - 12:37am
A Tokyo skyscraper is set to become the world's tallest wooden building. Japanese company Sumitomo Forestry says its 1,148 feet tall timber tower will be completed by in 2041, to mark the 350th anniversary of the business that year. The W350 tower will cost an estimated 600 billion yen ($5.6 billion) to build.
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Turkey warns Syria about support for Kurdish militias

CNN Top Stories - February 20, 2018 - 12:23am
Turkey's deputy prime minister has warned Syria of "disastrous consequences" should the Syrian government send forces to support Kurdish militias Ankara considers terrorist groups linked to an insurgency inside its own borders.
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Winter Olympics 2018: The Canadian pair set new world record to win gold in the free dance

BBC World News - February 20, 2018 - 12:13am
Canada's Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir held their nerve to become Olympic ice dance champions for a second time.
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Winter Olympics: Canada's Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir ice dance champions for second time

BBC World News - February 20, 2018 - 12:02am
Canada's Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir hold their nerve to become Olympic ice dance champions for a second time.
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Woman from iconic shooting photo: I hate it

CNN Top Stories - February 19, 2018 - 11:57pm
Cathi Rush, the mother of two sons who survived a school shooting in Parkland, Florida, describes the moments surrounding a photo that depicts the horror and fear felt by parents of the school shooting victims.
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'Sadistic' UK academic sentenced to 32 years in prison for pedophilia

CNN Top Stories - February 19, 2018 - 11:43pm
A British university researcher has been sentenced to 32 years in prison for a litany of "warped and sadistic" crimes, including blackmail and sexual exploitation.
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Stunning revival of the humble shipping container

CNN Top Stories - February 19, 2018 - 10:42pm
In 1937, a young trucker named Malcolm McLean was delivering a load of cotton to a harbor in Hoboken, New Jersey. As he watched workers slowly transport the boxes by hand onto a ship, the story goes, he thought there had to be a better way to do it.
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Man accused of taking thumb from 2,000-year-old terra-cotta warrior

CNN Top Stories - February 19, 2018 - 10:34pm
A 2,000-year-old terra-cotta warrior valued at $4.5 million and considered a "priceless part of China's cultural heritage" is missing a thumb, but surveillance video helped lead the FBI to both the thumb and a suspect in the theft.
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Councils 'unprepared' for cyber-attacks, report says

BBC World News - February 19, 2018 - 10:29pm
More than 25% of local authorities had computer systems breached from 2013-17, campaigners say.
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Winter Olympics: Cassie Sharpe dominates women's ski halfpipe final

BBC World News - February 19, 2018 - 10:17pm
Canada's Cassie Sharpe proves just too strong as she wins the women's ski halfpipe final in Pyeongchang.
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Live updates: Winter Olympics, Day 11

CNN Top Stories - February 19, 2018 - 9:47pm
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25 things you absolutely need to know about Top Gear's 25th series

BBC World News - February 19, 2018 - 9:45pm
LeBlanc, Harris and Reid are back.
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Is it too late to save local newspapers?

BBC World News - February 19, 2018 - 9:43pm
With more than 200 regional papers having closed since 2005, the government has launched a review of the industry.
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Skateboarding like a girl: 'You should not be intimidated'

BBC World News - February 19, 2018 - 9:42pm
Nine-year-old Lola is about to unleash her secret weapon at a skateboarding competition.
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Netanyahu's troubles deepen as Israeli police arrest confidants

CNN Top Stories - February 19, 2018 - 9:41pm
Embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's troubles deepened as police arrested members of his inner circle in a widening graft probe, now the fourth investigation to involve the Israeli leader or his confidants.
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'Upskirting' should be criminal offence, campaigners say

BBC World News - February 19, 2018 - 9:35pm
Campaigners say the law needs to change to make it easier for police to take action.
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Jeremy Corbyn vows to curb City of London's power

BBC World News - February 19, 2018 - 9:09pm
The Labour leader also says the government needs stronger powers to prevent "hostile takeovers".
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