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Nintendo 'sorry' in same-sex row

May 11, 2014 - 5:24am
The game-maker apologises for not allowing same-sex couples in a life-simulation.
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'Many hurt' in China waste protest

May 11, 2014 - 3:51am
At least 39 people are reportedly hurt and dozens of vehicles damaged in a protest against a planned waste incinerator in a Chinese city.
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VIDEO: China-Vietnam clash dominates ASEAN

May 11, 2014 - 3:35am
South east Asian governments have called on China and Vietnam to end their confrontation in the South China Sea and to resolve their dispute peacefully.
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VIDEO: Anne Frank's diary adapted for stage

May 11, 2014 - 12:46am
A new play based on the best-selling diaries of Anne Frank, one of the most recognisable victims of the Holocaust, is set to open in Amsterdam.
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Sam is NFL's first openly gay player

May 11, 2014 - 12:42am
Former US college athlete Michael Sam becomes the first openly gay player in history to be drafted into the National Football League.
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In pictures: Mud wrestling out of poverty in India

May 10, 2014 - 9:14pm
Mud wrestling offers a way out of poverty in India
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Iran: Hardline anxiety over Rouhani grows more acute

May 10, 2014 - 9:02pm
The Iranian hardliners seeking to put the brakes on president
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Brazil launches border security plan

May 10, 2014 - 8:46pm
Brazil has begun a massive military operation to secure its lengthy borders ahead of next month's World Cup.
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Political battle for India's city of faith

May 10, 2014 - 8:35pm
How India's holy city is seeing its biggest election slugfest
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Austria wins Eurovision Song Contest

May 10, 2014 - 8:32pm
Austrian drag act Conchita Wurst is crowned the winner of the 59th annual Eurovision Song Contest in Denmark's capital, Copenhagen.
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VIDEO: Escape from Syria: Mohamed's story

May 10, 2014 - 8:28pm
Mohamed is 17. He escaped from Syria after he was put under surveillance by the government. He tells his story from a refugee camp in Bulgaria.
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