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Saudi Arabia plans drug tests for drivers

September 30, 2016 - 5:22am
Kingdom to introduce new rules in bid to address shocking accident rate.
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France 'conducts operations against IS'

September 30, 2016 - 4:09am
France is carrying out operations against so-called Islamic State in Iraq from the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, reports say.
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Thailand confirms two cases of Zika-linked microcephaly

September 30, 2016 - 3:51am
Thai health officials confirm two cases of microcephaly, a severe birth defect in babies linked to the Zika virus, the first in South East Asia.
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How do you stop an ice grotto melting?

September 30, 2016 - 1:36am
The low-tech solution helping to preserve an ice grotto in Switzerland's Rhone Glacier.
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Kashmir attack: Villagers evacuate after India 'surgical strikes'

September 30, 2016 - 1:11am
Indian villagers living close to the border with Pakistan are fleeing, one day after India said it launched strikes targeting militants in Kashmir.
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US invests $50m in Niger drone base for counterterrorism

September 30, 2016 - 12:36am
The US announces plans to build a military air base in Niger that will be capable of deploying drones, as part of anti-Islamist efforts.
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Glass loos with a view open in China

September 30, 2016 - 12:02am
China's recent obsession with glass tourist attractions goes round the U-bend with the opening of see-through treetop toilets.
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Kashmir attack: India 'launches strikes against militants'

September 29, 2016 - 8:26pm
India's army carries out "surgical strikes" against suspected militants along the de-facto border with Pakistan in Kashmir.
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Teenage lives

September 29, 2016 - 8:21pm
The story behind the suicide of two teenage girls in France opens an intense debate about how teenagers treat each other and how they are looked after at school.
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Big screen Barack

September 29, 2016 - 7:35pm
As Barack Obama's time at the White House draws to an end, film-makers are turning their attention to his early life.
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Hidden moments

September 29, 2016 - 7:22pm
As Colombians decide whether to accept a ceasefire with the Farc, a look at the work of photographer Jesus Abad Colorado Lopez.
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Divisive memories

September 29, 2016 - 7:13pm
Grace Livingstone reports on how a row about proposed changes to a number of museums in Argentina highlights divisions about how the years of military rule should be remembered.
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Mining disaster

September 29, 2016 - 7:09pm
Photographer Subrata Biswas documents the fallout of India's dependence on coal to meet its energy requirements.
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Free land

September 29, 2016 - 7:03pm
The Russian government has been giving away free land in the Far East of the country. The scheme has been rolling out - but not without its problems.
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Exclusive Lady Detective short story

September 29, 2016 - 7:00pm
To mark 50 years of Botswana's independence, Alexander McCall Smith writes an exclusive short story featuring his lady detectives.
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The refugees still trying to reach EU via Balkans

September 29, 2016 - 6:50pm
The BBC has learned that at least a 1,000 refugees and migrants each week are trying to reach the EU via the Balkans.
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US election 2016: Trump accused of Cuba embargo breach

September 29, 2016 - 6:50pm
Hillary Clinton says presidential rival Donald Trump appears to have violated US laws, after a report said he broke a trade embargo with Cuba.
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9/11 lawsuits bill causes Saudi Arabia 'great concern'

September 29, 2016 - 6:43pm
Saudi Arabia says it is a matter of "great concern" that 9/11 relatives in the US may be able to sue the kingdom for damages.
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Witnesses relive US train crash horror

September 29, 2016 - 6:14pm
Federal officials arrive in New Jersey to begin the investigation into how a commuter train crashed at Hoboken terminal.
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Raffaele Sollecito 'wants to rebuild image'

September 29, 2016 - 6:09pm
Raffaele Sollecito, who spent four years in prison for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher before his conviction was quashed, has told BBC Newsnight that he wants to rebuild his image.
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