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Local heroes: Unsung women of Africa

January 8, 2016 - 10:14pm
The unsung women of Africa who change lives for the better
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Why is India's wealthy Parsi community vanishing?

January 8, 2016 - 10:10pm
Why India's wealthy Parsi community is vanishing
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VIDEO: Syrian girl's talent show tears

January 8, 2016 - 10:06pm
How Syrian girl sobbing on TV won hearts in Arab World
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Police thwart 'Obama dog kidnap plot'

January 8, 2016 - 9:54pm
Police in Washington arrest a man who allegedly plotted to kidnap one of US President Obama's two pet dogs.
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Spain's Princess Cristina prepares for historic trial

January 8, 2016 - 9:02pm
Spain's Princess Cristina faces fraud charges
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No heroes for Denmark's A War movie

January 8, 2016 - 8:52pm
Danish film A War throws grim light on the morality of conflict
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US police ambushed 'in name of Islam'

January 8, 2016 - 8:21pm
A police officer in Philadelphia is ambushed by a man who pledged allegiance to the so-called Islamic State (IS), officials say.
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Cologne attacks: Police chief removed

January 8, 2016 - 8:15pm
The head of Cologne's police is leaving his post "to restore public trust in the police" following sex attacks on women at New Year.
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VIDEO: Paper, pleats and patience - intricate origami

January 8, 2016 - 8:04pm
Robby Kraft is an American origami artist with a penchant for complicated mathematics who creates wonderful paper sculptures.
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IS militant 'executes own mother'

January 8, 2016 - 6:54pm
A militant from so-called Islamic State (IS) has publicly executed his mother because she encouraged him to leave the group, activists say.
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VIDEO: US police shot at 'in name of Islam'

January 8, 2016 - 6:39pm
A police officer in Philadelphia was ambushed by a man who pledged allegiance to the so-called Islamic State (IS), officials have said.
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Beaten up by China for going fishing

January 8, 2016 - 6:02pm
Beaten up by China for fishing in the 'wrong' place
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US steps up online fight against IS

January 8, 2016 - 5:01pm
US officials announce new counter-terrorism initiatives as they meet Silicon Valley leaders to discuss how technology can help fight extremism.
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VIDEO: Many Burundi victims 'were unarmed'

January 8, 2016 - 3:40pm
Hundreds have died in Burundi since the president announced he would be running for a third term last year.
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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.