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Simone Biles on how to reach the top

November 29, 2016 - 6:48pm
Gymnast and Olympic gold medallist Simone Biles talks to Rajini Vaidyanathan about fame, adoption and meeting President Obama.
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Rwanda genocide: French officials face investigation

November 29, 2016 - 6:43pm
Rwanda opens an inquiry into 20 French officials it suspects of involvement in the 1994 genocide.
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School dorm fire kills 11 teenage girls

November 29, 2016 - 5:44pm
A fire at a school in Turkey has killed 12 people, including 11 teenage students.
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Turkish schoolgirls die in dormitory fire in Adana province

November 29, 2016 - 5:11pm
Eleven schoolgirls have died in a fire that swept through a school dormitory in southern Turkey.
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Islamic State conflict: Turkey says two soldiers missing in Syria

November 29, 2016 - 4:41pm
Turkish military officials say they have lost contact with two of their soldiers in northern Syria.
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Chapecoense plane crash: Football rallies around Brazilian team

November 29, 2016 - 4:40pm
Top football sides pay tribute to a Brazilian team which lost most of its players in a plane crash.
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'Trump effect' led to hate crime surge, report finds

November 29, 2016 - 4:17pm
A prominent rights group says it found hundreds of incidents of harassment after Donald Trump's election win.
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Residents in Brazil football team's home town 'shell-shocked'

November 29, 2016 - 3:24pm
A teacher, Damian, who lives in Chapeco - the Chapecoense football team's home town - tells the BBC they are shell-shocked, after many players died in a plane crash.
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Mutant animals and 'alcohol cures' - the myths of Chernobyl

November 29, 2016 - 3:08pm
The 1986 nuclear accident has given rise to many myths about Chernobyl.
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Sweden Gavlebocken: Giant Christmas goat doesn't last a day

November 29, 2016 - 3:02pm
A famous annual giant goat effigy in Sweden fails to last even a day as arsonists strike again.
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Pakistan court delays deportation of Turkish teachers

November 29, 2016 - 2:56pm
More than 100 Turkish teachers ordered to leave Pakistan are granted a stay by a local court.
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117 candles

November 29, 2016 - 2:11pm
The world's oldest living person celebrates her 117th birthday - thanks, she says, to an odd diet.
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Burka ban backed by Dutch MPs for public places

November 29, 2016 - 12:49pm
Dutch MPs back a ban on the Islamic full veil in some public places like schools and hospitals.
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'Hamstrung' leader

November 29, 2016 - 12:38pm
Malcolm Turnbull has long supported same-sex marriage, yet he seems paralysed over making it happen.
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Brussels dance tax: Why one club asks customers to stop dancing

November 29, 2016 - 12:36pm
If you're planning to boogie in Brussels, beware of a new tax and a strange request.
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Burkina Faso miners seize gold amid row with Avocet

November 29, 2016 - 12:32pm
Miners in Burkina Faso seize gold worth $1.7m (£1.4m) and refuse to give it back, a firm says.
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Aleppo siege: Bana Alabed tweets photo of destroyed home

November 29, 2016 - 12:20pm
Bana Alabed, seven, from Aleppo tweets a photo of her destroyed home saying she's happy to be alive.
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Syria conflict: US admits mistakes led to strike on state forces

November 29, 2016 - 12:14pm
The US admits mistakes led to a deadly coalition strike on Syrian forces intended to target IS.
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Aftermath of Colombia plane crash

November 29, 2016 - 11:58am
Footage shows the devastation following a plane crash near Medellin in Colombia.
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Brazil's Chapecoense football team in Colombia plane crash

November 29, 2016 - 11:49am
A plane carrying a Brazilian football team crashes in Colombia, killing 75 people on board.
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Images from Cuba before Fidel Castro's 1959 revolution.