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Obama reads boy's letter on Syria

September 22, 2016 - 6:13am
A six-year-old American boy writes to Barack Obama, and offers a place in his family to the Syrian refugee whose photo shocked the world.
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US boy offers home to Syrian refugee in letter to Obama

September 22, 2016 - 5:57am
A letter and video from a six-year-old US boy offering a place in his family to a Syrian refugee whose photo shocked the world goes viral.
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Venezuela crisis: Bus drivers bring chaos to Caracas

September 22, 2016 - 5:47am
A strike by Venezuelan bus drivers over a worsening economy crisis paralyses Caracas while the electoral authorities all but rule out a recall referendum this year.
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India stab victim's mother demands justice for daughter

September 22, 2016 - 5:06am
A young girl was stabbed on a busy Delhi street. Her mother Rambeti Prajapati tells the BBC she wants justice for her daughter.
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'You can make anything better than it is today' - Zuckerberg

September 22, 2016 - 5:01am
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has announced a new initiative to "cure, prevent or manage all diseases by the end of the century".
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Pizza the 'sad' polar bear's owners plan to expand mall zoo

September 22, 2016 - 4:29am
The Guangzhou Grandview Aquarium turns down an offer for its polar bear, Pizza, to be rehoused and says it plans to expand and take in pandas.
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MH370 search: Doubts over 'debris burn marks'

September 22, 2016 - 4:23am
Australian authorities cast doubt on the theory that Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 may have had a fire on board before it went missing.
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Georgia politicians fight during heated TV debate

September 22, 2016 - 4:04am
A physical fight erupted on Georgian TV network Qvemo Kartli, after two politicians clashed during a studio debate.
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Disney pulls 'brownface' Moana costume

September 22, 2016 - 3:53am
Disney withdraws a children's costume promoting its upcoming movie Moana, after it was accused of cultural appropriation and racism.
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Taiwan asks Google to blur images from disputed island

September 22, 2016 - 3:19am
Taiwan asks Google to blur satellite images of what appear to be new military installations on a disputed island in the South China Sea.
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Rome Olympic chief's fury at mayor's bid veto

September 22, 2016 - 3:19am
The Italian Olympic chief reacts angrily to the Rome mayor's decision to say no to the city's bid to host the 2024 Games, saying he will fight on.
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Marion Cotillard denies Brad Pitt affair rumours

September 22, 2016 - 1:59am
Marion Cotillard says she's expecting her second child with her husband, as she denies Brad Pitt affair rumours.
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Charlotte street protests prompt state of emergency

September 22, 2016 - 1:42am
The state governor of North Carolina has declared a state of emergency in the US city of Charlotte following protests over the death of a black man who was shot by police.
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After the protests

September 22, 2016 - 12:36am
A trial can tell you much about the norms and values of a region, so what did the hearing for the Occupy students reveal about post-protest Hong Kong?
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Singapore pair 'tried to buy iPhones at airport without flying'

September 21, 2016 - 11:31pm
Two Singaporeans are arrested after allegedly buying tickets for flights they did not intend to take so they could buy iPhones at the airport.
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Puerto Rico: Huge blackout after power plant fire

September 21, 2016 - 10:11pm
A big fire at a power plant leaves millions of people without electricity in the US territory of Puerto Rico.
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'Nobody helped'

September 21, 2016 - 9:25pm
A young Delhi woman was stabbed to death by an alleged stalker as bystanders watched. BBC Hindi's Divya Arya finds grief and anger at the victim's family home.
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Syria conflict: UN 'ready to resume' aid convoys

September 21, 2016 - 9:15pm
The UN says it is ready to resume aid convoys in Syria after halting operations in response to a deadly attack on an aid mission on Monday.
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Maria's story

September 21, 2016 - 9:11pm
Brazil's Maria da Penha Law was named after a women's rights activist who was left paraplegic by her violent husband.
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Mosul student risks secret diary for BBC

September 21, 2016 - 8:18pm
"Ahmed" was a student in Mosul when IS militants overran the northern Iraqi city in 2014. Before escaping to safety this summer, he kept a secret diary for the BBC.
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