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Iraqi PM orders arrest of protesters

38 min 4 sec ago
The Iraqi prime minister orders the arrest of Shia Muslim activists who stormed parliament, as Sunni militants claim a deadly bomb attack in the south.
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German party adopts anti-Islam policy

46 min 13 sec ago
The German right-wing Alternative fur Deutschland adopts an explicitly anti-Islam policy at a party conference marred by clashes.
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Chemical leaks from US derailed train

1 hour 3 min ago
A freight train derails in Washington DC spilling hazardous liquid, emergency officials say.
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VIDEO: Obama stars in spoof retirement video

1 hour 59 min ago
Barack Obama stars in spoof retirement video as he nears the end of his second term as President of the United States
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'IS' link to Turkey car bomb

2 hours 9 min ago
A suicide bomber kills two policemen in south-eastern Turkey, in an attack officials blame on a suspected Islamic State militant.
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Vietnam protest over fish die-off

3 hours 2 min ago
Hundreds of people hold a rare protest in Vietnam against the mass death of fish, which the demonstrators blame on a Taiwanese company.
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US presses Russia over Syria fighting

3 hours 16 min ago
The US presses Russia over a plan to revive a nationwide ceasefire in Syria, particularly in the embattled city of Aleppo.
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VIDEO: Precious three-minute hug on US border

5 hours 59 min ago
Six families get chance to hug as the US-Mexico border in California opens for 20 minutes.
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Obama breaks out one-liners at dinner

6 hours 43 min ago
Democrats and Republicans alike are the target of jokes by President Barack Obama in his last White House Correspondents' dinner before leaving office.
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VIDEO: Two dead in Turkey explosion

6 hours 57 min ago
Officials in Turkey say two police officers have been killed and more have been injured in a bombing close to the border with Syria.
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Iraq protesters camp outside parliament

8 hours 15 min ago
Iraqi protesters remain camped out in Baghdad's high security Green Zone, a day after they stormed parliament to demand political reform.
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Nairobi collapse area evacuated

10 hours 31 min ago
People in the Kenyan capital Nairobi are asked to leave their homes near a six-storey building that collapsed in heavy rain, killing at least 12 people.
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US anti-Vietnam war priest dies aged 94

10 hours 41 min ago
The American priest and poet Daniel Berrigan - famous for leading defiant protests against the Vietnam War - dies in New York aged 94.
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VIDEO: Obama jokes about Clinton and Trump

11 hours 4 min ago
President Obama makes jokes at the expense of Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and critics of his healthcare plan at his final White House Correspondents' Dinner.
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VIDEO: Droughts in India as temperatures soar

April 30, 2016 - 9:11pm
Much of India is experiencing record-breaking temperatures and droughts.
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Mosque collapse kills 15 in Somalia

April 30, 2016 - 8:10pm
A mosque under refurbishment collapses during Friday prayers in the Somali capital Mogadishu, killing at least 15 people and injuring 40.
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Venezuelans lose sleep to save power

April 30, 2016 - 8:02pm
Venezuelans lose half an hour of sleep on Sunday when their clocks move forward to save power, as they grapple with a deep economic crisis.
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How a Muslim and a Hindu became 'blood brothers'

April 30, 2016 - 7:38pm
How childhood friendships transcend caste and religion
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The 81-year-old Indian teacher still transforming lives

April 30, 2016 - 7:36pm
The 81-year-old teacher still transforming lives
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Challenging the 'white saviour complex'

April 30, 2016 - 7:34pm
The Instagram account poking fun at "orphanage chic"
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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.