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    BP agrees to pay record $4.5bn fine

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    A massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has cost BP the largest criminal fine in US history.
     
    It has agreed to pay $4.5bn to the US Justice Department and three BP executives face criminal charges for neglect and covering up evidence.
     
    Al Jazeera's John Terrett reports from Washington.