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Ride-hailing firm Lyft predicts driverless cabs in 5 years

September 19, 2016 - 2:18am
The majority of ride-hailing company Lyft's rides will be in self-driving cars within five years, the company's president predicts.
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Emmy-winning Master of None writer calls for better Asian representation

September 19, 2016 - 12:26am
Alan Yang, the co-writer of Netflix series Master of None, uses his Emmy acceptance speech to call for better Asian representation on screen.
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Syria conflict: Australian PM regrets loss of life in US-led strike

September 19, 2016 - 12:19am
Australia's PM expresses "regret" over the US-led airstrike on Syria, involving Australian planes, which killed dozens of government soldiers.
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New York bombs 'were both shrapnel pressure cooker devices'

September 18, 2016 - 9:38pm
The bomb that exploded in New York on Saturday and another device found nearby were both shrapnel-filled pressure cookers, reports say.
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Rio Paralympics 2016: Closing ceremony tribute for Bahman Golbarnezhad

September 18, 2016 - 9:20pm
The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games are brought to a close inside a packed Maracana Stadium, with the IPC leading a tribute to Bahman Golbarnezhad.
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Forgotten lives

September 18, 2016 - 8:06pm
What life is like for 150 families living on the margins of Georgian society, in a building left for years to decay.
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Hairy subject

September 18, 2016 - 7:57pm
Nigerian novelist and writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani questions whether a South African school's hair rules really were racist or if something else was at play.
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John Kerry: Syria's Bashar al-Assad must be more responsible

September 18, 2016 - 7:54pm
US Secretary of State John Kerry says Syrian President Bashar al-Assad needs to be more responsible for a truce to work.
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Fading glory

September 18, 2016 - 7:12pm
London-based photographer Karan Kapoor records some of India's dying Christian communities who are trying to preserve their identities in rapidly changing times.
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Glass of beer 'makes people more sociable'

September 18, 2016 - 7:10pm
Researchers in Switzerland confirm what most people already know - drinking one glass of beer can make people more sociable.
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Mr Blood

September 18, 2016 - 7:07pm
Donovan Tavera is Mexico's first forensic cleaner whose fascination with cleaning up blood began as a young boy.
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Clean living

September 18, 2016 - 7:00pm
Some US cattle farmers are finding that smaller herds of naturally raised cows are more profitable.
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Sound of Music 'Liesl' actress Charmian Carr dies

September 18, 2016 - 5:38pm
American actress Charmian Carr, who played the eldest von Trapp daughter Liesl in the 1965 film The Sound of Music, dies aged 73.
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Minnesota mall stabbing treated as potential terror attack

September 18, 2016 - 5:17pm
The FBI says it is treating a stabbing attack at a shopping centre in Minnesota that injured eight people as a potential act of terrorism.
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Russia 'voting fraud' caught on camera

September 18, 2016 - 5:01pm
United Russia, backed by President Vladimir Putin, is well ahead in the nation's parliamentary election, taking more than 40%, exit polls suggest.
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Global banking watchdog warns over Chinese banks

September 18, 2016 - 4:30pm
Risks of a Chinese banking crisis are mounting according to a warning indicator from the Bank for International Settlements.
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First thoughts after New York explosion

September 18, 2016 - 4:01pm
BBC News asked New Yorkers about their first reaction to the explosion which injured 29 people in New York.
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Air strikes hit rebel-held areas of Aleppo, monitors say

September 18, 2016 - 3:40pm
Air strikes hit rebel-held areas of Aleppo for the first time since a week-old truce, activists say, a day after US-led forces hit government positions.
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Russia votes in parliamentary election with firm Putin grip

September 18, 2016 - 12:56pm
Voting is ending in Russia's parliamentary elections, amid protests by Ukraine over Crimea's inclusion in the poll.
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World War Two tanks auctioned off by cash-strapped museum

September 18, 2016 - 12:26pm
One of the biggest ever sales of World War Two hardware is being held in France, as the Normandy Tank Museum closes its doors.
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