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Bolivia dismisses protesting troops

27 min 57 sec ago
Bolivia's military chiefs have ordered the dismissal of more than 700 troops who have been protesting to demand better working conditions.
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Rio's Passion Plays highlight inequality

39 min 43 sec ago
Rio's controversial plays that highlight inequality
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VIDEO: Royals attend Anzac Day service

53 min 29 sec ago
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend an Anzac Day remembrance service in Canberra.
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New clashes in Rio over dancer death

1 hour 21 min ago
Brazilian police clash with resident of a slum in Rio, after the funeral of dancer who was shot by officers during unrest there on Tuesday.
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Tech giants settle hiring court case

1 hour 37 min ago
Four of the biggest technology firms - Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe - settle a class action case alleging they conspired to hold down salaries.
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Russia 'destabilising' Ukraine - US

1 hour 41 min ago
The US accuses Russia of "deception and destabilisation" in eastern Ukraine, warning of further sanctions unless Moscow defuses the crisis.
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Pakistan army eyes Taliban talks with unease

2 hours 26 min ago
What Pakistan's army thinks of Taliban peace talks
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Why is Kim Jong-un always surrounded by people taking notes?

3 hours 20 min ago
Who are the people who take down Kim Jong-un's every word?
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VIDEO: Soldier's widow runs to cope with grief

3 hours 39 min ago
Soldier's widow pounds the streets to cope with grief
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VIDEO: How Iranian woman defy hijab rule

4 hours 2 min ago
Nearly 35 years after Iran's Islamic government made it compulsory for women in the country to wear the hijab, many have taken to wearing headscarves made from western-style, fashionable fabrics which are not approved by the government.
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Lifestyle quiz to secure a mortgage

4 hours 7 min ago
Mortgage applicants will face tougher questions about their lifestyle from lenders, under new rules that come into force on Saturday.
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Girl gives father's CV to Mrs Obama

4 hours 39 min ago
A young girl offered US First Lady Michelle Obama her father's CV during questions at the White House's Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.
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Probe over Hillsborough insult posts

5 hours 8 min ago
The government says it is making "urgent inquiries" into reports Whitehall computers were used to make insulting comments about the Hillsborough disaster.
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Mexico and Guatemala rescue migrants

5 hours 34 min ago
Mexico and Guatemala say they have rescued dozens of people from captivity and arrested 14 of their alleged human traffickers.
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VIDEO: Teacher tells of Boko Haram attack

5 hours 36 min ago
A Koranic teacher, who has fled to Niger, tells the BBC about a Boko Haram attack on his village last year.
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Benfica 2-1 Juventus

5 hours 39 min ago
Lima's late strike gives Benfica a narrow advantage over Juventus in a high-quality Europa League semi-final first leg.
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VIDEO: US medics killed in Kabul attack

5 hours 41 min ago
Three American medics have been shot dead by a policeman at a hospital in the Afghan capital, Kabul, US officials say.
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US medics killed in Kabul attack

5 hours 48 min ago
Three American medical staff are shot dead by a policeman guarding a hospital in the Afghan capital, Kabul, officials say.
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Nadal reaches last eight in Barcelona

5 hours 55 min ago
Rafael Nadal safely books his place in the quarter-finals of the Barcelona Open with a 6-3 6-3 win over Croatian Ivan Dodig.
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Amazon profits thin as expenses jump

6 hours 24 min ago
Internet retailer Amazon reports a 32% jump in profit to $108m in the first quarter, but investors worry over increasing expenses.
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