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UN chief on streets for climate deal

September 20, 2014 - 9:38pm
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will take part in a protest march this weekend to highlight global inaction on climate change.
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VIDEO: Yemen in UN truce with Shia Houthi

September 20, 2014 - 9:30pm
Yemen has agreed to a UN-brokered truce with a Shia Houthi group after a week of mounting clashes in the capital Sanaa raised fears of a sectarian war.
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Nato: Ukraine truce 'in name only'

September 20, 2014 - 9:12pm
A two-week-old ceasefire between Ukraine and pro-Russia separatists in the east is a truce "in name only", says Nato top commander Philip Breedlove.
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VIDEO: Peruvian prison bank run by inmates

September 20, 2014 - 8:55pm
Peru's largest prison has a bank run entirely by inmates, for inmates so they can save for their release and re-establish trustworthiness.
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VIDEO: Ukraine deal with eastern rebels

September 20, 2014 - 8:39pm
Ukraine's government and pro-Russia rebels have agreed a memorandum on a peace plan for the eastern conflict.
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How to go viral at Fashion Week

September 20, 2014 - 7:35pm
How to go viral at New York fashion week
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Detroit cuts off water for families

September 20, 2014 - 7:30pm
Detroit cuts off water to non-payers of bills
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Black America and the spanking debate

September 20, 2014 - 7:27pm
Racism, spankings and an American legacy
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From toilet to table, overcoming the ‘yuk’ factor

September 20, 2014 - 7:19pm
How Haitians overcame the 'yuk' factor
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Scottish ministers 'back Sturgeon'

September 20, 2014 - 7:19pm
Half the Scottish cabinet are publicly backing Alex Salmond's deputy, Nicola Sturgeon, to replace him as SNP leader and first minister.
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How Liberia lost its handshake

September 20, 2014 - 7:15pm
How Ebola has prevented the traditional Liberian handshake
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Getting a driving licence without a test

September 20, 2014 - 7:03pm
How I got my driving licence without taking a test
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VIDEO: Singing the Western Sahara blues

September 20, 2014 - 7:01pm
Haunting melodies highlight refugee plight
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VIDEO: Westgate mall attack - 60 seconds

September 20, 2014 - 7:01pm
Background to the Westgate mall attack in 60 seconds
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VIDEO: Cheetah cubs unveiled in San Diego

September 20, 2014 - 7:00pm
A pair of three-week-old cheetah cubs are unveiled at San Diego Zoo's Safari Park.
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66,000 Syrians flee into Turkey

September 20, 2014 - 6:21pm
Turkey says at least 66,000 Syrians have crossed the border in 24 hours, as the UN warns hundreds of thousands more may flee an Islamic State advance.
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Reds 'must deal with new expectancy'

September 20, 2014 - 5:53pm
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers tells his players they must learn to cope with the pressures of being a Champions League club.
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VIDEO: National party wins NZ election

September 20, 2014 - 5:41pm
New Zealand's governing party has won the country's general election by an emphatic margin.
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Blast hits Hezbollah checkpoint

September 20, 2014 - 5:40pm
A suicide blast has targeted a checkpoint manned by the Shia Hezbollah group in eastern Lebanon, killing three people, state media says.
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Man City have point to prove - Toure

September 20, 2014 - 5:27pm
Yaya Toure says champions Manchester City have something to prove when they face league leaders Chelsea on Sunday.
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