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VIDEO: Syrian conflict: A mother's story

16 hours 21 min ago
The BBC's Lina Sinjab spent the day with Um Bassam, a Syrian Palestinian mother of five who fled Syria for Lebanon.
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Singapore charges Lee criticism teen

16 hours 49 min ago
A 16-year-old Singaporean is charged and given S$20,000 bail over a YouTube video criticising late leader Lee Kuan Yew and Christianity.
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VIDEO: Concerns over Nigeria vote count

17 hours 14 min ago
Britain and the United States have voiced concerns about irregularities in the counting of votes after Nigeria's elections.
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Asian shares higher on China easing

March 30, 2015 - 11:19pm
Asian shares head higher on Tuesday following a rally on Wall Street and measures by China to boost its economy.
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Asia will drive growth, says Diageo

March 30, 2015 - 11:11pm
Despite the volatility in its Asian business, the world's largest spirits maker, Diageo, says 50% of its products' sales growth will come from the region.
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Japan extends North Korea sanctions

March 30, 2015 - 11:02pm
Japan extends sanctions against North Korea for two more years, citing no progress in talks on abducted Japanese nationals.
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Indian monsoon's past analysed

March 30, 2015 - 10:59pm
Fossils from the ocean floor are yielding clues to the Indian monsoon millions of years ago.
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Saudi Arabia fights pull of Islamic State

March 30, 2015 - 10:31pm
Riyadh tries to counter the pull of Islamic State among its citizens
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Ray of light in a drought-hit desert

March 30, 2015 - 10:21pm
A ray of light in Pakistan's drought-hit Thar desert
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I nearly drowned in chocolate

March 30, 2015 - 8:55pm
The Syrians who nearly died in a tank of melted chocolate
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America's most generous con artist

March 30, 2015 - 8:53pm
The man who gave his forgeries to museums - and fooled them
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Mexico anger over crocodile shooting

March 30, 2015 - 8:41pm
A police officer in Mexico is suspended after a video posted on YouTube shows a man in uniform killing a crocodile with a machine gun.
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Red Cross aid worker killed in Mali

March 30, 2015 - 8:22pm
A Red Cross employee has been killed and another injured in a gun attack by suspected Islamist militants in Mali, the aid organisation says.
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Australia announce Ashes squad

March 30, 2015 - 7:38pm
Adam Voges and Fawad Ahmed are included in Australia's 17-man squad to play England in this summer's Ashes Test series.
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Indiana to 'clarify' religion law

March 30, 2015 - 7:25pm
Republicans in the US state of Indiana say they will amend a controversial "religious freedom" law, as accusations grow that it permits businesses to discriminate against gays.
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Is fibre key to connecting Africa?

March 30, 2015 - 7:17pm
Is fibre key to getting all of Africa online?
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VIDEO: Living on Ukraine's front line

March 30, 2015 - 7:12pm
In a series looking at the war in Ukraine and the success of a truce signed last month in Minsk, Natalia Antelava and Abdujalil Abdurasulov meet a villager still living by the frontline.
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U21 pull-outs would be 'a disgrace'

March 30, 2015 - 7:03pm
It would be a "national disgrace" if teams stopped England's best youngsters playing at the U21 Euros, says Gary Lineker.
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E-cigarette use 'high among teens'

March 30, 2015 - 7:00pm
A substantial number of teenagers are experimenting with e-cigarettes, even those who have never smoked, a study suggests.
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VIDEO: Locals plead for Kashmir flood help

March 30, 2015 - 6:34pm
Flood warnings have been issued in Indian-administered Kashmir after torrential rain and a rise in levels of the Jhelum river.
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Fransini Giraldo is a Colombian girl who dances her own style of Salsa. In this video, she dances to the rhythm of Sonora Carruseles de Colombia, presumably in the Colombia countryside. Published July 16, 2013.