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Syria war: Battling on as a disabled refugee

May 26, 2016 - 7:48pm
How hard is it to be a Syrian refugee with a disability?
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VIDEO: The paper cranes of Hiroshima

May 26, 2016 - 7:43pm
A victim of the nuclear bombing is remembered through the symbolic folding of paper cranes, sent from around the world to Hiroshima.
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Chile student protest turns violent

May 26, 2016 - 7:36pm
A student demonstration in central Santiago turns violent as police use tear gas and water cannons to disperse the crowd.
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Google defeats Oracle in Java code case

May 26, 2016 - 7:27pm
Google wins a major US court battle with software firm Oracle when a jury rules it did not unfairly appropriate parts of the Java programming language.
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Viewpoint: Why Hindu groups are against California textbook change

May 26, 2016 - 7:09pm
Why Hindu groups are against California textbook change
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Viewpoint: Is there any chance of talks with the Taliban?

May 26, 2016 - 7:05pm
Does new leader offer chance to kick-start peace process?
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Why are women banned from Mount Athos?

May 26, 2016 - 7:00pm
Why are women banned from a 35-mile-long Greek peninsula?
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Cairo vigil for EgyptAir crash victims

May 26, 2016 - 5:46pm
Hundreds of people gather in Cairo for a candlelit vigil for the victims of last week's EgyptAir crash.
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Many feared dead in migrant shipwreck

May 26, 2016 - 5:32pm
Up to 30 migrants are feared dead after a boat capsizes off the Libyan coast as the full horror of a similar shipwreck a day earlier emerges.
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S Africa passes land expropriation bill

May 26, 2016 - 5:22pm
South Africa's parliament approves a bill allowing the government to expropriate land in the public interest.
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Wave of industrial unrest across France

May 26, 2016 - 5:15pm
Strike action over labour law reforms grips France, disrupting oil refineries, nuclear power stations and transport hubs, as police battle protesters.
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Trump wins enough backers for nomination

May 26, 2016 - 4:26pm
The US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has reached the number of delegates needed to secure the party's presidential nomination.
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'Petition' elephant dies in Japan zoo

May 26, 2016 - 4:23pm
An elephant that was the focus of an international campaign to improve its living conditions has died in a zoo in Japan at the age of 69.
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Mourinho and Man Utd agree deal

May 26, 2016 - 3:04pm
A deal has been agreed for Jose Mourinho to become the new Manchester United manager, with confirmation expected on Friday.
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VIDEO: Footage of migrant boat capsize released

May 26, 2016 - 1:44pm
The Italian navy has released footage of a migrant boat that capsized on Wednesday.
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Do French workers really have it easy?

May 26, 2016 - 1:41pm
So why then is the French workforce so restive?
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Uganda World Cup bomb mastermind guilty

May 26, 2016 - 1:32pm
The mastermind of the 2010 bomb attacks in Uganda's capital, Kampala, which killed 74 people as they were watching the World Cup final, is found guilty.
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VIDEO: Woman dons male disguise to get into Iranian soccer stadium

May 26, 2016 - 1:30pm
Iranian woman dons male disguise to watch the footie
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US hiker 'lost for 26 days before dying'

May 26, 2016 - 1:17pm
A hiker who got lost on a remote part of the Appalachian Trail in the US sent text messages appealing for help for 26 days before she died.
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Venice Biennale's brighter future

May 26, 2016 - 1:02pm
Highlights of the Venice Architecture Biennale
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Fransini Giraldo is a Colombian girl who dances her own style of Salsa. In this video, she dances to the rhythm of Sonora Carruseles de Colombia, presumably in the Colombia countryside. Published July 16, 2013.