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VIDEO: Haiti's disease fighting eco toilet

September 16, 2014 - 1:29am
Poor sanitation has caused serious health problems in Haiti - but could a special eco toilet improve the situation?
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Police search after Thailand deaths

September 15, 2014 - 11:40pm
Police in Thailand continue to search for a man they want to speak to in connection with the deaths of two British tourists on the island of Koh Tao.
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VIDEO: Dr Edhi: A life helping Pakistan's poor

September 15, 2014 - 9:06pm
Sixty years ago, Abdul Sattar Edhi gave up everything to start a charitable organisation, dedicated to improving the lives of the poor in Pakistan.
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VIDEO: On patrol with Kurds fighting IS in Iraq

September 15, 2014 - 8:59pm
A report from Kurdish-held territory in northern Iraq, as US Secretary of State John Kerry agrees a plan to tackle the jihadists.
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US plan to stop homegrown jihadists

September 15, 2014 - 8:55pm
The US government announces a series of programmes aimed at stopping radical Islamists from joining the fighting in countries like Iraq and Syria.
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What makes a global top 10 university?

September 15, 2014 - 7:39pm
What are the world's best universities?
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Can EU-Ukraine trade pact survive Russian pressure?

September 15, 2014 - 7:23pm
Why EU-Ukraine trade pact is at risk
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VIDEO: Friends again: Cafe marks 20 years

September 15, 2014 - 7:19pm
In honour of the 20th anniversary of the start of the Friends series, a pop-up coffee shop is opening in New York City.
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VIDEO: What the clothes in your wardrobe say about you

September 15, 2014 - 7:19pm
What do the clothes in your wardrobe reveal about you?
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The church described as a 'symbol of evil'

September 15, 2014 - 7:15pm
Should a ruined church linked to Hitler be rebuilt?
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Rio police 'corruption' arrests

September 15, 2014 - 7:06pm
Police in Rio de Janeiro have arrested 22 of their own officers for alleged involvement in a bribery and extortion racket.
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Africa's first education tablet

September 15, 2014 - 7:01pm
How Africa's first education tablet computer was created
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Passport delay victims 'need refund'

September 15, 2014 - 7:01pm
Passport applicants who paid £30 extra to avoid missing travel because of processing delays should get refunds, MPs say.
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Allardyce eyes defensive improvement

September 15, 2014 - 6:48pm
West Ham boss Sam Allardyce wants his side to improve defensively after twice coming from behind to draw at Hull.
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Alibaba raises price of share sale

September 15, 2014 - 6:48pm
Chinese online giant Alibaba increases the price range of its initial public offering, meaning it could raise more than $25bn when it lists in New York.
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Move to cut Bangladesh marriage age

September 15, 2014 - 6:43pm
The Bangladeshi cabinet proposes measures to lower the marriageable age for men and women, while toughening the penalty for violating the limits.
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Hurricane Odile stuns Mexico resorts

September 15, 2014 - 6:32pm
Hurricane Odile causes devastation in the beach resorts of Mexico's Baja California peninsula, triggering looting in some areas.
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VIDEO: Preacher releases church collapse video

September 15, 2014 - 5:34pm
Preacher TB Joshua believes the church collapse in Nigeria is linked to a plane being seen overhead shortly before the building fell.
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Hull City 2-2 West Ham United

September 15, 2014 - 5:30pm
West Ham produce a spirited fightback as they twice come from behind to deny Hull City victory at the KC Stadium.
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Hundreds evacuated in US wildfires

September 15, 2014 - 5:11pm
Two wildfires in California have forced hundreds of people to evacuate, including one lakeside town where almost two dozen buildings burned down.
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