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Waiting for take-off

May 24, 2017 - 7:47pm
Flying between the West African capitals of Freetown and Banjul should take about an hour. But as the BBC's Umaru Fofana found out, it can be quicker and easier to fly via Morocco or even Belgium.
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Islamabad to London

May 24, 2017 - 7:42pm
Pakistani officials investigate two incidents in which the drug was found on London-bound planes.
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Sexual slavery

May 24, 2017 - 7:18pm
Last year Salama Ali uncovered a secret - that the al-Shabab militant group was seizing Kenyan woman and turning them into sex slaves.
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President Lenin Moreno takes office in Ecuador

May 24, 2017 - 6:49pm
Lenin Moreno promises to continue the left-wing policies of his predecessor Rafael Correa.
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Republican health bill to leave 23m uninsured

May 24, 2017 - 6:40pm
House Republicans were excoriated for passing the bill before the Congressional Budget Office score.
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Venezuela student 'killed by National Guard'

May 24, 2017 - 6:08pm
Venezuela's top prosecutor says Juan Pablo Pernalete was hit in the chest by a tear gas canister.
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Police officers die in Jakarta suicide bombing

May 24, 2017 - 4:28pm
The suspected suicide attack took place near a bus station in the Kampung Melayu area, police say.
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Brazil protests: Ministerial building set on fire during clashes

May 24, 2017 - 4:03pm
Around 35,000 demonstrators took to the streets of the capital Brasilia angry at alleged corruption.
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UN criticises US peacekeeper cuts

May 24, 2017 - 3:34pm
Reports say Mr Trump hopes to cut up to $1bn in US contributions to the $7.9bn global peacekeeping fund.
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White House denies 'egregious' budget accounting error

May 24, 2017 - 1:46pm
A former US treasury secretary says it is the "most egregious" mistake he has seen in four decades.
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Endangered turtle set free in Florida

May 24, 2017 - 1:33pm
Antibiotics and vitamins helped the injured loggerhead sea turtle back to health in Marathon, in the Florida Keys.
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Migrant crisis: Mediterranean rescue as 34 drown

May 24, 2017 - 1:22pm
Rescuers tell of a frantic mission to save about 200 people who fell from a packed boat off Libya.
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Trump 'determined to pursue peace' after Pope meeting

May 24, 2017 - 1:10pm
US president says he is "more determined than ever" to seek global peace after his Vatican audience.
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Schiaparelli: Crashed lander was ill-prepared for Mars

May 24, 2017 - 12:55pm
The crashed European spacecraft Schiaparelli was ill-prepared for its attempt at landing on the surface of Mars, a report suggests.
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Robot police officer goes on duty in Dubai

May 24, 2017 - 12:48pm
People will be able to use it to report crimes, pay fines and get information in Arabic and English.
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Golf star Billy Horschel's wife reveals her alcoholism

May 24, 2017 - 12:31pm
Billy Horschel's wife Brittany said her husband had been her rock during her battle with the disease.
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Iraq investigates alleged abuses by Mosul troops

May 24, 2017 - 12:29pm
A Der Spiegel journalist says he documented interior ministry troops abusing and killing detainees.
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Macron ally Richard Ferrand under fire over property deal

May 24, 2017 - 12:11pm
Richard Ferrand faces allegations in the press as the new government prepares an anti-corruption bill.
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New Saltire emoji arrives on Twitter

May 24, 2017 - 12:01pm
It joins new flags for Wales and England created after a campaign by Emojipedia and BBC Wales.
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Serena Williams takes on new challenge in Silicon Valley

May 24, 2017 - 11:52am
The tennis player has been appointed to the board of SurveyMonkey and pledged to fight for diversity.
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Diary of Dreams performs at the 2016 M’era Luna festival in Hildesheim, Germany. M’era Luna, “one of the biggest dark music events in Germany,” is held each year on the second weekend in August. Close to 25,000 people attend the festival annually to hear gothic, metal and industrial music performed on two large festival-style stages.