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VIDEO: How a pig helped this man to see again

May 24, 2016 - 4:55am
Wu Pinggui talks to the BBC after having an operation to transplant a pig's cornea into his eye.
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Myanmar man guilty of 'penis tattoo' post

May 24, 2016 - 4:32am
A Burmese man who posted a poem on Facebook about having the ex-president's image tattooed on his penis is found guilty of online defamation.
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Leaked tape forces Brazil minister out

May 24, 2016 - 3:11am
A key minister in Brazil's new government steps aside after he was caught on tape allegedly conspiring to obstruct a major corruption probe.
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Anti-Islam MP seeks Australia comeback

May 24, 2016 - 3:08am
Controversial Australian politician Pauline Hanson says she is "quietly confident" of being returned to parliament at the July election.
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Eritrea celebrates 25 years of independence

May 24, 2016 - 2:54am
Eritrea celebrates independence war tactics 25 years on
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Mexico begins exhumation at mass grave

May 24, 2016 - 2:53am
Family members of missing people attend as experts begin to remove bodies from an illegal grave site in the state of Morelos.
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VIDEO: 'Vietnam and the US are partners'

May 24, 2016 - 2:52am
US President Barack Obama sets out his plan for a stronger relationship with Vietnam, a day after lifting a ban on arms sales.
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N Koreans defect from overseas restaurant

May 24, 2016 - 2:45am
A group of North Koreans working at a state-run restaurant overseas have defected, South Korea confirms, the second such case since April.
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Bourdain and Obama: Six things about the $6 meal

May 24, 2016 - 1:23am
An Instagram photo of chef Anthony Bourdain dining in Vietnam with US President Barack Obama goes viral - but what does the picture say?
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VIDEO: Gay refugees 'bullied' in Dutch camps

May 24, 2016 - 12:03am
Gay refugees from the Middle East have faced abuse and harassment in Dutch camps - but now LGBT charities have begun to step in.
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Spotify revenues rise but losses widen

May 23, 2016 - 10:56pm
Streaming music platform Spotify saw revenue top 1.95bn euros ($2.2bn; £1.5bn) over the past year, but has yet to make a profit.
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Volcano eruption covers villages in ash

May 23, 2016 - 10:52pm
A thick layer of ash covers several villages in Indonesia after the eruption of Mount Sinabung on Sumatra island.
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Australia to deport mother of five to UK

May 23, 2016 - 10:30pm
A mother who has lived in Australia for most of her life could be deported to the United Kingdom after being released from prison.
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Unity call after divisive Austria poll

May 23, 2016 - 10:22pm
Austria's new president vows to listen to the people's "fear and anger" after his far-right opponent narrowly misses out on a landmark victory.
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Sugar shortage hits Coke in Venezuela

May 23, 2016 - 9:26pm
A sugar shortage has forced Coca-Cola to stop producing soft drinks in Venezuela amid an escalating food and energy shortage.
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EgyptAir flight 'did not swerve'

May 23, 2016 - 8:38pm
An EgyptAir flight that crashed in the Mediterranean did not swerve and change direction, an Egyptian official says, contradicting a Greek version.
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Review urged of European GM crop ban

May 23, 2016 - 8:22pm
The ban on GM crops by European countries should be reassessed, the president of UK science body the Royal Society has said.
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Syria blames foreign states for blasts

May 23, 2016 - 8:08pm
The Syrian government accuses Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia of being behind a wave of bombings in the coastal cities of Tartous and Jableh.
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Kashmir's tree of protest

May 23, 2016 - 7:39pm
Art and protest on a fallen tree in Kashmir
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Why is Bulgaria making a big fuss about the niqab?

May 23, 2016 - 7:26pm
Bulgaria bans clothing almost none of its Muslims wear
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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.