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China joins UN in condemning North Korea ballistic missile tests

August 27, 2016 - 12:52am
China joins the 14 other members of the UN Security Council in strongly condemning North Korea's recent missile tests.
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North Carolina transgender students win toilet access ruling

August 27, 2016 - 12:29am
The University of North Carolina must allow transgender students and staff to use toilets that match their gender identity, a judge rules.
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Aleppo residents communicate with family

August 27, 2016 - 12:04am
In Lebanon, Syrian refugee Fatima Tarasho communicates with her family in Aleppo through mobile messaging.
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Syrian war: US and Russia 'achieve clarity on path forward'

August 26, 2016 - 11:19pm
US Secretary of State John Kerry says he and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov are closer to an agreement on Syria. following talks in Geneva.
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Tunisia parliament approves unity government of Youssef Chahed

August 26, 2016 - 9:17pm
Tunisia's parliament votes by an overwhelming majority to approve a unity government led by prime minister-designate Youssef Chahed.
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How is Halal changing the British high street?

August 26, 2016 - 8:04pm
London has just held the UK’s only Halal Food Festival. BBC News looks at how the so-called Muslim pound is changing the British high street.
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Making waves

August 26, 2016 - 7:31pm
Iranians bemused by Hollywood-style video in which a US invasion force is destroyed by patriotic fervour.
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Hallucinogen quest

August 26, 2016 - 7:28pm
Mawaan Rizwan travels to Rio to see if the ancient drug ayahuasca can make him feel more spiritual.
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Ugly side

August 26, 2016 - 7:21pm
The deep divisions in Croatian football, between fans and the national federation, were exposed by an ugly incident at Euro 2016, as Guy Delauney reports.
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Tear gas fired at anti-Mugabe protest

August 26, 2016 - 5:18pm
Police in Zimbabwe fire tear gas and water cannon at opposition supporters gathered for a protest march in the capital Harare.
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Is Trump's pitch to black voters a lost cause?

August 26, 2016 - 5:11pm
For the first time, Donald Trump is making a direct pitch to African-American and Hispanic voters, but will it work?
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Violence erupts in Zimbabwe after anti-Mugabe protest

August 26, 2016 - 5:10pm
Zimbabwe's riot police have fired tear gas and beaten up opposition protesters in central Harare.
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Pawn addiction

August 26, 2016 - 4:52pm
As designer handbags receive record prices at auction, women are increasingly taking them to pawn shops to borrow money against them.
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Canadian couple forced to live apart after 62 years

August 26, 2016 - 4:33pm
An elderly Canadian couple who have been married for 62 years are forced to live in separate care homes.
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High-energy worship

August 26, 2016 - 4:04pm
Twice a week, Muslims from the North Caucasus region of Russia pray using a unique group movement. BBC Pop Up asked them what Zikr means to them.
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Italy quake: Emergency declared as hopes for more survivors fade

August 26, 2016 - 3:21pm
Italy declares a state of emergency in the regions worst hit by Wednesday's earthquake, in which at least 268 people died, as hopes fade of finding survivors.
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France burkini: Highest court suspends ban

August 26, 2016 - 2:22pm
France's highest administrative court suspends a ban on controversial full-body "burkini" swimsuits in a town on the Mediterranean coast.
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Czechs and Hungarians call for EU army amid security worries

August 26, 2016 - 1:17pm
The leaders of the Czech Republic and Hungary say a "joint European army" is needed to bolster security in the EU.
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Ex-rugby man foils robbers with mug

August 26, 2016 - 12:19pm
A 78-year-old former England rugby player foils a robbery attempt by three men, chasing them out of his house in Malta armed only with a mug of tea.
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'They all died in their sleep'

August 26, 2016 - 12:03pm
An Italian man who survived the earthquake in Amatrice, killed more than 200 people, describes the "shocking and traumatic" effect it has had on the close-knit community.
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Published on July 11, 2016, the lyrics to The Doves song "Pulse" remind us: “…the steady drumbeat of your “Pulse” — thump, thump, thump — is all that stands between you and eternity.”