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Dreams and disasters

September 27, 2016 - 12:12am
A Japanese animated film has earned more than 10bn yen in just 28 days since its release. But what exactly is it about this film that has been drawing in the crowds?
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Colombia peace deal: Historic agreement is signed

September 26, 2016 - 11:28pm
Colombia's government and left-wing Farc rebels sign an agreement that formally brings an end to 52 years of civil war.
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Washington state mall shooting: Suspect 'admits' gun attack

September 26, 2016 - 10:25pm
Prosecutors say a 20-year-old man has confessed to going on a murderous rampage in a shopping centre in Burlington, which left five people dead.
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Clinton: 'There is something he is hiding'

September 26, 2016 - 10:14pm
Hillary Clinton said she believes Donald Trump is 'hiding something' regarding his tax return.
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Nafta : 'Single worse deal ever approved'

September 26, 2016 - 10:01pm
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton disagree on the North American Free Trade Agreement - Nafta.
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US hits Chinese firm with sanctions over North Korea ties

September 26, 2016 - 8:55pm
The US puts sanctions on a Chinese company and four executives alleged to have helped North Korea's nuclear programme.
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Houston gunman who injured nine in mall attack was 'disgruntled lawyer'

September 26, 2016 - 8:53pm
Police say the gunman who was killed after randomly shooting at people outside a shopping centre in Houston, Texas, was a "disgruntled lawyer".
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Grim odyssey

September 26, 2016 - 7:25pm
Asylum seekers - mainly Afghan and Pakistani men - leave Austria for Italy, but they face bleak conditions in the city of Udine, Bethany Bell reports.
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Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi: The vandal of Timbuktu

September 26, 2016 - 7:05pm
Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi has pleaded guilty to destroying sacred sites in Timbuktu, Mali, in the first case concerning cultural artefacts at the International Criminal Court (ICC).
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Cheek by jowl

September 26, 2016 - 7:05pm
Colombia-based photographer Nicolas Bedoya, a co-founder of photojournalism collective Vela Colectivo, visits an area in Colombia's Antioquia province where rebels will gather to disarm following the peace agreement signed on 26 September between the Farc and the Colombian government.
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'People are dying'

September 26, 2016 - 7:04pm
The lucrative counterfeit drugs trade causes hundreds of thousands of deaths every year. Technology can help fight it, but are big pharma and governments doing enough?
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Disposable women

September 26, 2016 - 6:56pm
Women in South Asia are being used and abandoned by the British Asian men who marry them. Should their treatment be classed as a form of domestic violence?
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African American History museum build - in 90 seconds

September 26, 2016 - 6:39pm
Time-lapse footage shows the construction of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture - in 90 seconds.
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'German James Bond' Werner Mauss on trial for tax evasion

September 26, 2016 - 5:46pm
Werner Mauss, once a top spy nicknamed "the German James Bond", goes on trial in Germany on charges of tax evasion.
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Texas driver slips amid flood rescue

September 26, 2016 - 5:40pm
Footage shows the moment firefighters rescue a driver in San Antonio, Texas, after his car was submerged by floods on Monday.
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Ahmadinejad 'advised not to seek re-election in Iran'

September 26, 2016 - 5:30pm
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei advises former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad not to run for re-election next year, state media has reported.
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Deutsche Bank shares sink 7.54% to a new low

September 26, 2016 - 2:44pm
Shares in German banking giant Deutsche hit a new low amid concerns about its financial health and reports the government has ruled out state aid.
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Syria conflict: Obama 'deeply concerned' about Aleppo

September 26, 2016 - 2:42pm
US President Barack Obama expresses deep concern about the "sickening bloodshed" in rebel-held parts of Aleppo, amid an assault by Syrian government forces.
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Houston shooter: 'Lawyer' gunman dead after opening fire at mall

September 26, 2016 - 1:58pm
A troubled lawyer who opened fire in a Houston mall has been shot dead by police.
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Petrobras scandal: Brazil ex-Minister Antonio Palocci arrested

September 26, 2016 - 1:24pm
Brazil's former Finance Minister Antonio Palocci is the latest political figure to be arrested as part of investigations into the Petrobras inquiry.
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