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Berlusconi's handshake advice for BBC reporter

11 hours 35 min ago
The former Italian prime minister hopes to lead the next coalition government but is still as outspoken as ever.
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JJ Redick: NBA star apologises after 'racist' video outrage

12 hours 14 min ago
NBA basketball player JJ Redick apologises after online accusations of using a derogatory term.
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Iran plane crash: Search continues for missing Aseman Airlines plane

12 hours 28 min ago
Officials contradict earlier reports from local government that the wreckage had been found.
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Beijing trials pay-per-ride scheme for lift passengers

12 hours 43 min ago
China's capital city is trialling a scheme that asks people to pay to ride up and down in lifts.
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Basque-speaking footballers told they could be sent off

12 hours 46 min ago
A referee threatens to send off players if they speak Basque in a fifth-tier match, according to reports in Spain.
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Nigeria's Boko Haram crisis: Court frees 475 suspects

13 hours 49 min ago
Twin brothers are finally free after waiting for a Nigerian court to hear their case since 2010.
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Israel-Poland spat: Swastikas drawn on Polish embassy in Tel Aviv

14 hours 17 min ago
It comes after Israel condemned Poland's PM for saying Jews were among perpetrators of the Holocaust.
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Oxfam Haiti scandal: Suspects 'physically threatened' witnesses

14 hours 32 min ago
The charity has for the first time published a 2011 report on sexual misconduct claims in Haiti.
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Plans drawn up for world's tallest wooden skyscraper

14 hours 35 min ago
The 70-storey tower would be 90% wood and have trees and other foliage on every level.
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Gaza women's TV channel blocked by Hamas

14 hours 54 min ago
The channel's managers deny the Islamist group's claim that it did not have a broadcasting licence.
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Winter Olympics: Alexander Krushelnitsky subject of anti-doping case

15 hours 7 min ago
An anti-doping case is opened against Russian medal-winning curler Alexander Krushelnitsky, says the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
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'No shoes or socks' to stop India students from exam cheating

15 hours 16 min ago
The measure is meant to stop students from sneaking notes into the exam hall, officials said.
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Facebook to seek verification by post for election ads

15 hours 46 min ago
People wishing to take out ads naming political candidates will be sent a verification code in the post.
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Iceland's mooted circumcision ban sparks religious outrage

15 hours 49 min ago
Jewish, Muslim and Christian leaders condemned the move, calling it an attack on religious freedom.
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Stink bugs threaten New Zealand car imports

16 hours 20 min ago
Cargo ships are being turned away in New Zealand over fears for country's biosecurity.
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Indians who 'abused witches' arrested by police

16 hours 21 min ago
The two women had their hair forcibly shaved off and were stripped naked and paraded through the village.
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Mexico special agents found dead after cartel kidnapping

16 hours 26 min ago
The two officers were seized by armed men thought to belong to the Jalisco New Generation cartel.
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Winter Olympics: Ice dancer Gabriella Papadakis endures 'nightmare' as dress comes undone

16 hours 36 min ago
French ice dancer Gabriella Papadakis endures her "worst nightmare" as her dress comes undone during a short dance routine.
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Russia Dagestan shooting: Five women killed in attack on churchgoers

17 hours 23 min ago
Worshippers leaving an evening church service in Dagestan were fired upon by a gunman.
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Reality Check: How does renting a home in the UK compare?

17 hours 52 min ago
Home ownership among young people has plummeted. What protections do UK tenants have and what responsibilities do they face?
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