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Myanmar ethnic groups attend government peace talks

19 min 37 sec ago
The government of Myanmar holds landmark peace talks with armed ethnic groups as part of efforts to bring an end to decades of conflict.
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Stuntman rides unicycle on massive chimney in Romania.

32 min 45 sec ago
A unicyclist has been performing stunts on top of a chimney in Romania that is 250m high - one of the tallest structures in the city of Targu Jiu.
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Naming the dead

35 min 3 sec ago
Human rights researchers warn of a "devastating" lack of information for families of migrants who might have drowned in the Mediterranean.
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Singer Chris Brown arrested for 'pointing gun at woman'

58 min 8 sec ago
US singer Chris Brown is arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after a woman tells police he threatened her with a gun.
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Typhoon Lionrock: Nine die in flooded Japan care home

1 hour 3 min ago
Nine people die when a care home for the elderly in northern Japan is flooded as a result of Typhoon Lionrock, with two others reported dead.
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South Korean shipping giant Hanjin to enter receivership

1 hour 32 min ago
South Korea's biggest shipping group Hanjin is set to enter receivership after its creditors refused to provide further funding to the indebted firm.
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North Korea executed top minister, South Korea says

1 hour 37 min ago
South Korean officials say Pyongyang executed one of its highest ranking ministers, Kim Yong-jin, last month, without giving further details.
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'Oldest' pink cockatoo dies at 83

1 hour 56 min ago
A pink cockatoo, thought to be the oldest bird of its kind in captivity, has died at a US zoo.
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US election 2016: Donald Trump to visit Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto

1 hour 58 min ago
Donald Trump announces he will visit Mexico on Wednesday, after repeatedly disparaging it during his campaign for the US presidency.
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Selena Gomez takes a break after panic attacks and anxiety

2 hours 11 min ago
Singer Selena Gomez suffers from lupus and says she needs to tackle her health problems "head on".
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Ebola volunteers offered group therapy in Sierra Leone

2 hours 49 min ago
Two of more than 500 ordinary Sierra Leoneans who volunteered to bury Ebola victims, describe how their lives have been changed by the epidemic.
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Zika: Singapore urges tests for pregnant women with symptoms

3 hours 3 min ago
Singapore advises all pregnant women showing Zika symptoms to be tested for the virus, as the number of locally transmitted cases increases.
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Islamic State: Abu Muhammad al-Adnani 'killed in Aleppo'

August 30, 2016 - 11:50pm
The chief strategist of IS, whose calls for attacks against the West led to mass bloodshed, has been killed in Syria, the jihadist group says.
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Police at singer Chris Brown's LA home

August 30, 2016 - 11:29pm
Police in Los Angeles have arrested the US singer, Chris Brown, on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.
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Google to expand ride-sharing service in San Francisco

August 30, 2016 - 9:54pm
Google plans to expand a ride-sharing service in San Francisco, setting up a potential showdown with market leaders Uber and Lyft.
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Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike: 'I was elected because I was a woman'

August 30, 2016 - 9:23pm
Former defence minister Yuriko Koike was recently elected governor of Tokyo in a landslide victory, making her the first woman to lead the Japanese capital.
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Wrong baby cremated after Sydney hospital mix-up

August 30, 2016 - 8:38pm
A stillborn baby is cremated after being incorrectly identified by staff at a Sydney Hospital in a scandal that follows a deadly newborn "laughing gas" mix-up.
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Slow birth rate found in African forest elephants

August 30, 2016 - 8:27pm
African forest elephants have an extremely slow birth rate, putting them under greater pressure from poaching, a study suggests.
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Skirting the issue

August 30, 2016 - 7:39pm
The BBC's Geeta Pandey in Delhi collects some tips for politicians after a minister says women tourists should avoid wearing skirts.
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New start?

August 30, 2016 - 7:36pm
BBC Mundo's Natalio Cosoy asks Colombians in the capital Bogota whether they think the peace agreement with the Farc rebels signals a new start for the country.
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