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My ancestors, and me

October 21, 2016 - 8:19pm
Author and historian William Dalrymple connects with his past in the Indian city of Kolkata, and brings back some glorious photos.
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Herbert Kilpin: Plaque for Nottingham-born AC Milan founder

October 21, 2016 - 8:18pm
A plaque celebrating the English founder of AC Milan is set to be unveiled in Nottingham on the centenary of his death.
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Venezuela opposition accuses government of 'coup'

October 21, 2016 - 8:14pm
Venezuela's opposition accuses the government of staging a coup by blocking their drive to hold a referendum on removing President Maduro from office.
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Jamar Clark death: No police disciplinary proceedings

October 21, 2016 - 7:32pm
Two police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a 24-year-old unarmed black man will not be disciplined, police in the US city Minneapolis say.
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'We ran all the way': Escape from IS

October 21, 2016 - 7:29pm
People from Mosul villages speak of how they fled IS and a raging battle
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Clinton's not-so-secret weapon in Arizona: Michelle Obama

October 21, 2016 - 6:27pm
Michelle Obama is heading to Arizona as Democrats see the opportunity to turn the traditionally red state blue.
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Inside the militants' tunnels in Mosul

October 21, 2016 - 5:38pm
A deep network of underground tunnels has been uncovered at the outskirts of Mosul.
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Cameroon train derailment kills at least 53

October 21, 2016 - 5:02pm
At least 53 people die and 300 are injured when a packed passenger train derails in Cameroon, the country's transport minister says.
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How can investors tap in to Nigeria's diaspora?

October 21, 2016 - 4:46pm
Remittances could prove to be a vast resource for Nigerian businesses and government-funded projects.
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For real?

October 21, 2016 - 3:35pm
The United Nations has come under fire for appointing comic book character Wonder Woman as its new Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls.
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Mexico missing students: Ex-police chief in Iguala arrested

October 21, 2016 - 3:08pm
The former police chief of the Mexican city where 43 students disappeared in September 2014 has been detained after two years in the run, officials say.
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'Very sad' Canadian minister on collapse of trade deal

October 21, 2016 - 2:29pm
A trade deal between the EU and Canada is on the brink of collapse because a Belgian region with a population of just 3.6 million objects.
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Calais 'Jungle' closure to start Monday

October 21, 2016 - 2:07pm
France says it will begin dismantling the "Jungle" migrant camp in Calais on Monday morning.
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South China Sea: US sails warship near disputed islands

October 21, 2016 - 1:30pm
China says the US has committed an "illegal" act in sailing a navy warship near islands it claims in the South China Sea.
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Schiaparelli: Mars probe 'crash site identified'

October 21, 2016 - 1:10pm
The gouge in the ground likely made by Europe's Schiaparelli probe as it hit the surface of Mars on Wednesday has been imaged by an American satellite.
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Ceta: EU 'not capable' of signing deal says Canadian minister

October 21, 2016 - 1:07pm
A planned trade deal between the EU and Canada is on the brink of collapse after talks between Canada and a Belgian region broke down on Friday.
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Kirkuk resident 'ready to die for family'

October 21, 2016 - 12:55pm
Ahmed, a resident in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk, which has come under fierce attack by the so-called Islamic State, describes how he is prepared to die to protect his family.
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Russian warships pass through English Channel

October 21, 2016 - 12:52pm
A flotilla of Russian warships is passing through the English Channel en route to Syria.
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Montana: Outrage over 60-day jail term for sex with young daughter

October 21, 2016 - 12:12pm
A judge in the US state of Montana, who sentenced to 60 days in jail a man for sex with his 12-year-old daughter, faces growing calls for his removal.
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Mosul battle: IS 'may use civilians as human shields'

October 21, 2016 - 12:06pm
At least 200 Iraqi families have been forced to leave their homes for Mosul by Islamic State (IS) fighters and could be used as human shields, the UN warns.
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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.”