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South Korean bosses apologise after embezzlement accusations

October 25, 2016 - 4:54am
Lotte's Chairman Shin Dong-bin bowed with his directors and gave a public apology.
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Svetlana Kuznetsova cuts own hair on way to win at WTA finals

October 25, 2016 - 4:12am
Svetlana Kuznetsova hacks off part of her own hair en route to a three-sets win over Agnieszka Radwanska at the WTA Finals.
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Democracy or dysfunction?

October 25, 2016 - 3:29am
The BBC's Chris Morris looks at how failure to sign an EU trade deal with Canada over Belgium's regional objections could affect EU policy-making decisions.
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Rurik Jutting: Hong Kong murder trial shown 'torture' video

October 25, 2016 - 2:21am
Jurors in the Hong Kong murder trial of a British banker are shown mobile phone footage of the attack on one of the victims.
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India puzzled by 'sacking' of Tata boss Cyrus Mistry

October 25, 2016 - 2:03am
The country's media is filled with speculation about what was behind the "ousting" of Tata chairman Cyrus Mistry and where the company is heading.
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Kim Kardashian West drops Paris robbery lawsuit

October 25, 2016 - 1:28am
The reality star had said she would take US celebrity gossip site MediaTakeOut to court but has dropped the case.
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Venezuela political foes 'to hold talks' in surprise move

October 24, 2016 - 9:49pm
Venezuela's government and its opposition are to meet for talks on the country's political crisis, the Vatican says, after an intervention from Pope Francis.
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Painting for peace

October 24, 2016 - 8:31pm
After nearly three years of war, South Sudanese artists want to get the country thinking and talking about peace, and have landed on a novel way to do it.
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Trump 'n' cheese

October 24, 2016 - 8:27pm
What happened when Katy Watson visited the Pinche Gringo BBQ joint in Mexico City to gauge the reaction to the final televised US presidential debate.
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Screen shocker

October 24, 2016 - 8:26pm
A wheelchair-bound disability activist who was assaulted in India for not standing up to the national anthem recounts his harrowing experience.
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Water war?

October 24, 2016 - 7:54pm
In Central Asia, a crisis is brewing over water and electricity. Some countries have energy, the others water - but they cannot seem to agree how to share resources.
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Thai tourism after the death of the king

October 24, 2016 - 7:45pm
How has tourism in Thailand been affected since the death of the King?
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Project dignity

October 24, 2016 - 7:36pm
At the age of 13, Natasha Annie Tonthola was subjected to a ritual sexual initiation at the hands of an older man, but that was just the start of her troubles.
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South Africa's golden rhino of Mapungubwe travels to London

October 24, 2016 - 7:15pm
One of South Africa's greatest historical artefacts is the star attraction of an exhibition of the country's art opening at the British Museum in London on 27 October.
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Women 'nearing equality with men - in alcohol consumption'

October 24, 2016 - 7:11pm
Women have caught up with men, at least when it comes to knocking back alcohol - a global study of drinking habits shows.
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Meet Cairo's female tuk-tuk drivers

October 24, 2016 - 7:08pm
Tuk-tuks are predominantly driven by men in Egypt, but the country's economic woes are driving more women to it as a means of earning a living.
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'IS fighters sat on bed as we hid underneath'

October 24, 2016 - 6:41pm
Students in Iraq tell the BBC's Shaimaa Khalil about their close encounter with militants from so-called Islamic State.
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Ceta talks: EU and Canada hold out hope for trade deal

October 24, 2016 - 6:18pm
The European Union and Canada say they remain hopeful for their landmark trade deal Ceta, despite three Belgian regions led by Wallonia blocking it.
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US election: Polling stations open in must-win state of Florida

October 24, 2016 - 6:16pm
Polling stations open for early voting in key battleground state of Florida, where Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump remain in a tight race.
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Calais migrants: Hundreds moved from 'Jungle' camp

October 24, 2016 - 5:17pm
Almost 2,000 migrants are bussed from the "Jungle" in Calais as the controversial camp is cleared.
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