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VIDEO: Where does Crossrail waste earth go?

May 26, 2015 - 1:32am
The BBC's Andrew Bomford finds out where the millions of tonnes of earth go that have been excavated during the cross rail project.
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UK and Russia to resume Syria talks

May 26, 2015 - 1:14am
Senior British and Russian security advisers are to resume efforts to find a solution to the crisis in Syria, David Cameron and Vladimir Putin agree.
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Atwood book goes in 'Future Library'

May 26, 2015 - 12:28am
Margaret Atwood becomes the first of 100 authors to enter a manuscript into the Future Library, a project collecting works not to be published until 2114.
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Fatal floods hit southern US states

May 25, 2015 - 11:10pm
Three people have died and several others are missing after severe flooding in the southern US states of Texas and Oklahoma.
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India marital rape victims' lonely battle for justice

May 25, 2015 - 11:03pm
Seeking justice for marital rape in India
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'Loud wakeup call' over rare dolphin

May 25, 2015 - 10:52pm
The smallest and rarest marine dolphin in the world could be extinct within 15 years if protection is not stepped up, according to research.
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Australian koalas could be culled

May 25, 2015 - 10:34pm
The Victorian government may soon begin culling koalas in Cape Otway for the third time in three years because of "over population".
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Fish, fruit and veg in S Korea's markets

May 25, 2015 - 10:03pm
A photographer's take on South Korea's markets
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VIDEO: Mexico tornado kills 13 in seconds

May 25, 2015 - 9:46pm
A powerful tornado has swept through northern Mexico, killing at least 13 people and causing widespread destruction.
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The falcon hospital of Qatar

May 25, 2015 - 8:14pm
The state-of-the-art hospital for poorly birds
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VIDEO: Pulling down Nepal's buildings by hand

May 25, 2015 - 7:17pm
Businessman Pawan Roy has employed workers to take down his own seven-storey tower by hand as aftershocks continue to rock Nepal.
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Teen obesity 'link to bowel cancer'

May 25, 2015 - 7:07pm
Being overweight or obese in adolescence is linked to a greater risk of bowel cancer later in life, a study suggests.
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VIDEO: Solar plane pilot: 'Risk too big'

May 25, 2015 - 7:00pm
The planned flight of the sun powered plane, Solar Impulse 2, has been postponed.
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Bangladesh bans ABT Islamist group

May 25, 2015 - 6:58pm
Bangladesh bans an Islamist militant group accused of attacking and killing three secular bloggers, the interior ministry says.
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VIDEO: Children fight persecution in Pakistan

May 25, 2015 - 6:56pm
Religious minorities are under ever increasing threat in Pakistan, where the recent killing of members of the Shia Ishmaili community in Karachi has caused alarm.
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Vatican bank sees earnings soar

May 25, 2015 - 6:27pm
Profit has jumped at the Vatican bank as it recovers from a bad year and overhauls its business.
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VIDEO: Meet the militias battling IS in Iraq

May 25, 2015 - 6:11pm
Earlier this month militants from Islamic State seized the Iraqi city of Ramadi, with its fall seen as a major capitulation by the Iraqi Army.
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US jets escort NYC-bound flight

May 25, 2015 - 5:58pm
Fighter jets escort a New York-bound Air France airliner, one of several commercial planes flying to the US subjected to threats.
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Triple murder suspect found dead

May 25, 2015 - 4:54pm
Detectives looking for a man suspected of killing his sister, his mother and her partner have discovered his body in a wooded area in Oxford.
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'Sort it' business secretary tells O2

May 25, 2015 - 3:43pm
Business secretary Sajid Javid has told phone provider O2 to "sort it out" after complaints about users losing signals on their mobiles.
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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.