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Afghan raid 'frees captives of Taliban'

May 6, 2016 - 10:55am
More than 60 people held by the Taliban in the south of Afghanistan are freed by special forces in an overnight operation, Nato officials say.
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Cologne sex attack charge dismissed

May 6, 2016 - 10:53am
A judge in the German city of Cologne dismisses sexual assault charges against an Algerian man, in the first trial over sexual crimes at New Year celebrations.
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Nigeria finally signs delayed budget

May 6, 2016 - 10:49am
After months of wrangling, Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari finally signs into law a 2016 budget designed to kick-start the economy.
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VIDEO: Syria: 'Little hope of real ceasefire'

May 6, 2016 - 10:32am
In the aftermath of an air strike on an Idlib refugee camp that reportedly killed at least 28 people, Will Ross reports that there is 'little hope of real ceasefire' in Syria.
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Putin scores a PR victory in Palmyra

May 6, 2016 - 9:48am
Canny Putin takes centre stage with concert among the ruins
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VIDEO: Brazil dam collapse: Six months on

May 6, 2016 - 9:10am
Julia Carneiro reports six months after Brazil's worst ever environmental disaster, the collapse of a dam near the city of Mariana.
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N Korea leader seeks to cement power

May 6, 2016 - 8:19am
North Korea holds its most important political event in decades, a rare party congress where Kim Jong-un will try to consolidate his control.
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China bans 'erotic' banana-eating videos

May 6, 2016 - 7:55am
Live-streaming sites no longer allow videos of people eating the fruit in a "seductive" fashion.
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First Cologne sex attack trial begins

May 6, 2016 - 7:29am
A 26-year-old Algerian appears in court in the German city of Cologne, in the first trial over sexual assault at New Year celebrations.
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Syria refugee camp strike 'war crime'

May 6, 2016 - 7:11am
An air strike on a Syrian refugee camp that reportedly killed at least 28 people could amount to a war crime, a senior UN official says.
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Top Kenyan businessman shot dead

May 6, 2016 - 7:07am
Controversial businessman Jacob Juma is shot dead in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, several months after warning there was a plot to kill him.
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The unmarried Pakistani woman who wrote about her sex life

May 6, 2016 - 6:59am
The unmarried Pakistani woman who wrote about her sex life
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Pakistan man 'poisoned brother's sweets'

May 6, 2016 - 6:58am
Pakistani police say the brother of a sweet-shop owner poisoned a batch of sweets that killed more than 30 people last month.
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Chicken fingers: Trying out the KFC nail polish

May 6, 2016 - 6:48am
Trying out KFC's flavoured nail polish
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Handless girl wins US handwriting award

May 6, 2016 - 6:47am
A seven-year-old girl from Virginia who was born without hands wins a US national handwriting contest.
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Published on July 11, 2016, the lyrics to The Doves song "Pulse" remind us: “…the steady drumbeat of your “Pulse” — thump, thump, thump — is all that stands between you and eternity.”