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Astronauts enter China's space station

October 18, 2016 - 10:53pm
A pair of astronauts have entered China's Tiangong 2 space station as they begin the country's longest manned space mission.
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Moment of truth awaits Europe's Schiaparelli Mars probe

October 18, 2016 - 10:40pm
Europe’s Schiaparelli robot will soon attempt the risky descent to the surface of Mars, after a 500 million km journey from Earth.
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US election 2016: Stop whining, Obama tells Donald Trump

October 18, 2016 - 9:25pm
US President Barack Obama tells Donald Trump to "stop whining" as he rejects the Republican candidate's claims next month's election will be rigged.
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Getting personal

October 18, 2016 - 8:45pm
As Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump face off for the final time, we look at what's behind the rise in personal attacks during US political debates.
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Rocky road

October 18, 2016 - 8:42pm
Somalis were promised that 2016 would see the country's first democratic poll in nearly 50 years, but the reality is much more complicated.
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US extradites Mexican-Chinese businessman Zhenli Ye Gon

October 18, 2016 - 8:38pm
A Chinese-born Mexican businessman accused of drug trafficking arrives in Mexico after losing a nine-year battle against extradition from the US.
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Octopus hunters

October 18, 2016 - 8:18pm
The white beaches of Zanzibar’s coast are home to the octopus hunters, in search of the delicacy.
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In search of Pravda

October 18, 2016 - 8:17pm
It was reported last week that the Russian news organisation, Pravda, was about to open an office in Scotland. Is this really true?
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Nobody for president!

October 18, 2016 - 7:45pm
Faced with two unpalatable options, some Americans are urging voters to reject both of them.
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100 Women returns

October 18, 2016 - 7:33pm
The BBC's 100 Women season is back on 21 November and this year is bigger and more ambitious than ever before.
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'Things are changing'

October 18, 2016 - 7:09pm
How can more women break through India's glass ceiling to take on senior and board level roles?
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Mourning ink

October 18, 2016 - 7:04pm
Some Thais have decided to get tattooed to mark the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej. A BBC photographer visits two tattoo parlours in Bangkok.
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Mosul 'a city in waiting for deliverance'

October 18, 2016 - 6:08pm
Iraqi soldiers, Kurdish fighters and Shia militiamen continue an offensive to retake Mosul from so-called Islamic State (IS).
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RT: NatWest denies shutting accounts of Russian TV channel

October 18, 2016 - 5:36pm
British bank NatWest denies reports it closed the UK accounts of RT, Russian state television's flagship international channel.
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South Sudan conflict: Ex-VP Machar 'has no role' in politics

October 18, 2016 - 5:26pm
South Sudan's sacked Vice-President Riek Machar no longer has a role to play as a political leader in the country, the presidency says.
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Somali militants attack key town of Afgoye near capital

October 18, 2016 - 3:32pm
There has been fierce fighting near the Somali capital Mogadishu after fighters from the militant group al-Shabab overran a key town.
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Mosul battle: EU 'should prepare for returning jihadists'

October 18, 2016 - 3:14pm
The EU warns of jihadists returning to Europe if Iraqi forces succeed in driving the Islamic State group out of its stronghold in the city of Mosul.
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Syria First Lady Asma Al-Assad 'rejected offer of asylum'

October 18, 2016 - 3:05pm
Syria's Asma al-Assad says she rejected an offer to escape the war with her children because it was an attempt to undermine her husband, Bashaar.
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Bruce Springsteen: 'Trump is a conman'

October 18, 2016 - 2:53pm
Bruce Springsteen has told the BBC's Will Gompertz that he thinks Donald Trump is a conman.
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Women protest at Trump buildings across the US

October 18, 2016 - 2:29pm
Women in 15 cities across the US have gathered at Trump buildings to protest against the presidential candidate.
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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.”