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'Things are changing'

October 18, 2016 - 7:09pm
How can more women break through India's glass ceiling to take on senior and board level roles?
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Mourning ink

October 18, 2016 - 7:04pm
Some Thais have decided to get tattooed to mark the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej. A BBC photographer visits two tattoo parlours in Bangkok.
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Mosul 'a city in waiting for deliverance'

October 18, 2016 - 6:08pm
Iraqi soldiers, Kurdish fighters and Shia militiamen continue an offensive to retake Mosul from so-called Islamic State (IS).
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RT: NatWest denies shutting accounts of Russian TV channel

October 18, 2016 - 5:36pm
British bank NatWest denies reports it closed the UK accounts of RT, Russian state television's flagship international channel.
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South Sudan conflict: Ex-VP Machar 'has no role' in politics

October 18, 2016 - 5:26pm
South Sudan's sacked Vice-President Riek Machar no longer has a role to play as a political leader in the country, the presidency says.
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Somali militants attack key town of Afgoye near capital

October 18, 2016 - 3:32pm
There has been fierce fighting near the Somali capital Mogadishu after fighters from the militant group al-Shabab overran a key town.
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Mosul battle: EU 'should prepare for returning jihadists'

October 18, 2016 - 3:14pm
The EU warns of jihadists returning to Europe if Iraqi forces succeed in driving the Islamic State group out of its stronghold in the city of Mosul.
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Syria First Lady Asma Al-Assad 'rejected offer of asylum'

October 18, 2016 - 3:05pm
Syria's Asma al-Assad says she rejected an offer to escape the war with her children because it was an attempt to undermine her husband, Bashaar.
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Bruce Springsteen: 'Trump is a conman'

October 18, 2016 - 2:53pm
Bruce Springsteen has told the BBC's Will Gompertz that he thinks Donald Trump is a conman.
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Women protest at Trump buildings across the US

October 18, 2016 - 2:29pm
Women in 15 cities across the US have gathered at Trump buildings to protest against the presidential candidate.
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Spanish woman Lina Alvarez gives birth at 62

October 18, 2016 - 2:17pm
Lina Alvarez has given birth at the age of 62. She spoke to waiting reporters outside the hospital in Lugo, Spain.
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China officials confess to corruption in new TV series

October 18, 2016 - 12:35pm
A new documentary series showing corrupt Communist Party officials making confessions is proving a hit in China.
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Caterpillar trade row turns deadly

October 18, 2016 - 12:04pm
At least 16 people are killed in a row over a disputed levy on the sale of caterpillars in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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German TV terror drama asks public to deliver verdict

October 18, 2016 - 11:53am
TV viewers across Europe take part in a German interactive courtroom drama centred on a fictional act of terror.
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Thai royal death: 'Social sanction' urged against critics

October 18, 2016 - 11:45am
A Thai minister urges people to "socially sanction" those accused of insulting the monarchy, after the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
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Pennsylvania mayor resigns after racist Facebook posts

October 18, 2016 - 11:26am
A Pennsylvania town leader bows to pressure to quit, four months after he compared the Obama family to orangutans in a Facebook post.
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Chuck Berry announces new album on 90th birthday

October 18, 2016 - 10:38am
US rock and roll star Chuck Berry marks his 90th birthday by announcing his first new album in 38 years.
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Major Russian naval force sails to North Sea past Norway

October 18, 2016 - 10:29am
A Russian aircraft-carrier leads a powerful flotilla past the Norwegian coast, heading for the UK and finally Syria.
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Toast and tension

October 18, 2016 - 10:08am
An Australian newspaper column complaining about young people eating $22 servings of avocado toast when they could be saving for a house has divided Australia.
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Tasmanian devil milk fights superbugs

October 18, 2016 - 9:20am
Milk from Tasmanian devils could offer up a useful weapon against antibiotic-resistant superbugs, according to Australian researchers.
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