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France burkini ban: Mayors urged to heed court's ruling

August 27, 2016 - 7:06am
French mayors are urged to heed a court ruling suspending a ban on the controversial full-body burkini swimsuit, as some say they will oppose it.
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Why is Darayya important?

August 27, 2016 - 6:21am
The evacuation of rebels from the town of Darayya holds strategic and symbolic significance for the Syrian conflict.
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Donald Trump doctor admits writing health note in five minutes

August 27, 2016 - 5:30am
Dr Harold Bornstein says he quickly wrote a letter saying Donald Trump would be the "healthiest individual ever" elected president so that the candidate "would be happy".
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Funerals held in Italy as search for survivors continues

August 27, 2016 - 4:17am
Funerals for some of the victims of Wednesday's earthquake are being held in Italy, while rescuers continue the search for more survivors.
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Bangladesh 'cafe attack planner killed' in police raid

August 27, 2016 - 3:30am
Bangladesh security forces storm a hideout killing several militants including the suspected planner of a deadly cafe attack, police say.
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World's largest marine reserve created off Hawaii

August 27, 2016 - 2:28am
US President Barack Obama expands a national monument off Hawaii, creating the world's largest marine reserve.
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China joins UN in condemning North Korea ballistic missile tests

August 27, 2016 - 12:52am
China joins the 14 other members of the UN Security Council in strongly condemning North Korea's recent missile tests.
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North Carolina transgender students win toilet access ruling

August 27, 2016 - 12:29am
The University of North Carolina must allow transgender students and staff to use toilets that match their gender identity, a judge rules.
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Aleppo residents communicate with family

August 27, 2016 - 12:04am
In Lebanon, Syrian refugee Fatima Tarasho communicates with her family in Aleppo through mobile messaging.
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Syrian war: US and Russia 'achieve clarity on path forward'

August 26, 2016 - 11:19pm
US Secretary of State John Kerry says he and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov are closer to an agreement on Syria. following talks in Geneva.
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Tunisia parliament approves unity government of Youssef Chahed

August 26, 2016 - 9:17pm
Tunisia's parliament votes by an overwhelming majority to approve a unity government led by prime minister-designate Youssef Chahed.
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How is Halal changing the British high street?

August 26, 2016 - 8:04pm
London has just held the UK’s only Halal Food Festival. BBC News looks at how the so-called Muslim pound is changing the British high street.
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Making waves

August 26, 2016 - 7:31pm
Iranians bemused by Hollywood-style video in which a US invasion force is destroyed by patriotic fervour.
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Hallucinogen quest

August 26, 2016 - 7:28pm
Mawaan Rizwan travels to Rio to see if the ancient drug ayahuasca can make him feel more spiritual.
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Ugly side

August 26, 2016 - 7:21pm
The deep divisions in Croatian football, between fans and the national federation, were exposed by an ugly incident at Euro 2016, as Guy Delauney reports.
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Tear gas fired at anti-Mugabe protest

August 26, 2016 - 5:18pm
Police in Zimbabwe fire tear gas and water cannon at opposition supporters gathered for a protest march in the capital Harare.
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Is Trump's pitch to black voters a lost cause?

August 26, 2016 - 5:11pm
For the first time, Donald Trump is making a direct pitch to African-American and Hispanic voters, but will it work?
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Violence erupts in Zimbabwe after anti-Mugabe protest

August 26, 2016 - 5:10pm
Zimbabwe's riot police have fired tear gas and beaten up opposition protesters in central Harare.
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Pawn addiction

August 26, 2016 - 4:52pm
As designer handbags receive record prices at auction, women are increasingly taking them to pawn shops to borrow money against them.
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Canadian couple forced to live apart after 62 years

August 26, 2016 - 4:33pm
An elderly Canadian couple who have been married for 62 years are forced to live in separate care homes.
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Published on July 11, 2016, the lyrics to The Doves song "Pulse" remind us: “…the steady drumbeat of your “Pulse” — thump, thump, thump — is all that stands between you and eternity.”