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'Nine lives'

1 hour 5 min ago
A new book documents nine women survivors of tuberculosis, India's most severe health crisis.
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Left in a bus station

1 hour 8 min ago
When Jenna Cook returned from the US to China to search for her birth family, more than 50 candidates came forward - but were any of them a match?
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Africa's top shots: 17-24 March 2017

1 hour 19 min ago
A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.
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Weekly quiz

1 hour 32 min ago
A weekly quiz of the news, 7 days 7 questions.
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Piggyback party

1 hour 57 min ago
The BBC examines the unusual photo of Kim Jong-un giving piggyback to a military officer.
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IS leaves trail of destruction in Syria's Palmyra

2 hours 9 min ago
Lyse Doucet finds the trail of destruction left by Islamic State militants in Palmyra extends beyond the ancient Syrian city's famous ruins.
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Pro-settlement hardliner Friedman confirmed as US envoy to Israel

2 hours 56 min ago
Daniel Friedman, a critic of the two-state solution, is approved by the Republican-led US Senate.
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Eurovision: Russia rejects offer for Julia Samoilova to perform 'via satellite'

3 hours 11 min ago
Russian TV says the offer to allow Julia Samoilova to perform in Ukraine via satellite link is "strange".
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French election: Defence Minister Le Drian defects to Macron

3 hours 52 min ago
Jean-Yves Le Drian is criticised by his Socialist party voicing support for the centrist candidate.
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US healthcare bill: Blow for Trump as House vote delayed

3 hours 57 min ago
Repealing and replacing Obamacare was a major plank of Donald Trump's election campaign.
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More than 200 migrants feared drowned in Mediterranean

4 hours 8 min ago
An aid group finds two capsized boats capable of carrying 100 migrants each, and only five bodies.
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Toronto school board ends all new US trips for students

4 hours 18 min ago
School officials say the "difficult" decision was made over uncertainty surrounding the travel ban.
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Franz Beckenbauer questioned by prosecutors in 2006 World Cup fraud inquiry

5 hours 47 min ago
The German football legend denies wrongdoing in a Swiss inquiry into the 2006 World Cup bid.
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Devin Nunes apologises to Democrats for surveillance briefing

7 hours 32 min ago
Democrats question whether an inquiry into Russia's alleged meddling can proceed objectively.
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Man held for 'driving at crowd' in Antwerp, Belgium

8 hours 4 min ago
A man is arrested in the Belgian city of Antwerp on suspicion of driving at a crowd, police say.
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Supreme Court pick Neil Gorsuch to be blocked by Democrats

8 hours 41 min ago
President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch faces a bruising filibuster in the Senate.
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Argentina ex-leader Cristina Fernandez to go on trial

8 hours 58 min ago
The former president is facing charges of financial mismanagement during her time in office.
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Man mistakenly donates wife's 'priceless' wedding dress

9 hours 6 min ago
A woman from Durham, North Carolina has appealed online after her dress was mistakenly sold for $25.
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JFK diary calls Hitler 'stuff of legends'

9 hours 11 min ago
The 28-year-old future president wrote about the dictator after touring his mountain retreat.
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Symbolic strength

9 hours 49 min ago
The Taliban's capture of the crucial southern Afghan city of Sangin is highly significant.
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Diary of Dreams performs at the 2016 M’era Luna festival in Hildesheim, Germany. M’era Luna, “one of the biggest dark music events in Germany,” is held each year on the second weekend in August. Close to 25,000 people attend the festival annually to hear gothic, metal and industrial music performed on two large festival-style stages.