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Medical staff told to admit mistakes

June 28, 2015 - 9:40pm
Doctors, nurses and midwives across the UK are being issued with new guidelines to encourage honesty and openness with patients when things go wrong.
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Lionel Richie delights Glastonbury

June 28, 2015 - 9:29pm
US pop star Lionel Richie draws the biggest crowd of this year's Glastonbury Festival before The Who close the event with a hit-packed performance.
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VIDEO: Iran sanctions impact on daily life

June 28, 2015 - 9:26pm
Amir Paivar from the BBC's Persian Service explains how the sanctions on Iran affect the economy.
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Organisers held over Taiwan inferno

June 28, 2015 - 9:09pm
The organisers of a party at a water park in Taiwan are questioned after 498 people were injured when a fire suddenly erupted among the crowds.
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Deal on Palestinian hunger striker

June 28, 2015 - 8:23pm
Israel agrees to free a Palestinian prisoner who has been on hunger strike for 55 days and is thought to be in serious condition, officials say.
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Station cat gets lavish send-off

June 28, 2015 - 8:16pm
A Japanese cat, which became a national celebrity when she was made a station master, is mourned at the station where she served.
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In pictures: Combating trachoma in Sudan

June 28, 2015 - 8:00pm
Using smartphone technology to tackle disease in Sudan
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Are Germany and the US still the best of friends?

June 28, 2015 - 7:52pm
Germany and the US go through a rocky patch
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Yes bassist Chris Squire dies at 67

June 28, 2015 - 7:49pm
Chris Squire, the bass guitarist and co-founder of 1970s British progressive rock band Yes, has died at the age of 67, his bandmates say.
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Iranian ambitions breed scepticism and fear in Israel

June 28, 2015 - 7:49pm
Why Iran nuclear deal could hasten Israeli military action
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UK Tunisian death toll 'will top 30'

June 28, 2015 - 7:40pm
The death toll of Britons killed in the Tunisian gun attack will double to at least 30 once identification of victims is complete, the BBC understands.
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Second NY prison escapee caught

June 28, 2015 - 7:36pm
Second New York State prison escapee David Sweat is in custody after being shot by police near the Canadian border, US officials say.
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Mafia 'ties to Australia officials'

June 28, 2015 - 7:13pm
Australian politicians at both state and federal level have been infiltrated by the Calabrian mafia, according to an investigation by Fairfax Media-Four Corners.
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VIDEO: Louisiana's Creole cowboys

June 28, 2015 - 7:11pm
Dancing and riding to the unique music of zydeco
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What should social networks do about hate speech?

June 28, 2015 - 7:03pm
What, if anything, should social networks do about it?
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Selling 'the girl next door' Wimbledon champion

June 28, 2015 - 7:02pm
Turning Wimbledon champ Kvitova into a global brand
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Tunisia beach attacker 'had help'

June 28, 2015 - 6:17pm
The gunman who killed 38 at a beach near the Tunisian city of Sousse had help, officials say, as security is stepped up at tourist sites.
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Greece closes banks amid debt crisis

June 28, 2015 - 6:04pm
Greek banks are to close and capital controls imposed, the prime minister says, amid fears of a default and possible exit from the eurozone.
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VIDEO: Greeks queue for cash before bank closures

June 28, 2015 - 5:49pm
Greek banks are to remain closed and capital controls will be imposed, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says.
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Jara banned for Cavani incident

June 28, 2015 - 5:37pm
Chile's Gonzalo Jara is banned for three matches for appearing to poke his finger against Edinson Cavani's backside.
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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.