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Afghan Taliban capture crucial town of Sangin

March 23, 2017 - 9:18am
Government forces retreat as the district headquarters fall to militants after a year-long battle.
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Students rescue drunk man from Massachusetts rail tracks

March 23, 2017 - 8:58am
An intoxicated man has been rescued after falling on to the underground rail tracks in Somerville, Massachusetts.
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Video of Israeli policeman hitting Palestinian driver draws anger

March 23, 2017 - 8:57am
An officer is suspended after a film shows him headbutting a Palestinian lorry driver in Jerusalem.
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South Africa police warn of taxi rape gang in Johannesburg

March 23, 2017 - 8:43am
The latest victim appears to be a mother assaulted for four hours in front of her son.
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Russian man pleads guilty over $500m malware scam

March 23, 2017 - 7:57am
A Russian man faces up to 10 years in jail for spreading a computer virus that cost victims more than $500m (£401m).
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Chile sentences 33 over Pinochet-era disappearances

March 23, 2017 - 7:46am
The 33 were found guilty of the abduction of five opponents of Gen Augusto Pinochet in 1987.
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Japan school: Donation row grows for PM Shinzo Abe

March 23, 2017 - 7:40am
The head of a controversial nationalist school says he did give money towards it despite his denials.
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Ukraine munitions blasts prompt mass evacuations

March 23, 2017 - 7:05am
The dump is used to supply the military in the east and officials say the blasts were sabotage.
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Ryan Gosling explains Oscars giggling

March 23, 2017 - 6:57am
The La La Land star was relieved the commotion over the best film mix-up was not "some kind of medical situation".
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London attack: World leaders show solidarity

March 23, 2017 - 6:50am
France, Germany and the US send messages of solidarity after the deadly attack near parliament.
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Roadside bombings kill 10 Egypt soldiers during Sinai raid

March 23, 2017 - 6:20am
The bombs were detonated during clashes triggered by army raids on jihadist militant strongholds.
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New York sword attacker 'targeted black men'

March 23, 2017 - 5:49am
A white US Army veteran who killed a black man with a sword had a hatred for black people, police say.
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Malaysia screen legend gets Google tribute

March 23, 2017 - 5:26am
P. Ramlee enjoyed fame across South East Asia, even reaching as far as Hong Kong and Japan.
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Apple 'paid no tax' in New Zealand for at least a decade

March 23, 2017 - 5:09am
Apple is under scrutiny following reports it has paid no tax in New Zealand since 2007.
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Donald Trump Jr criticises London mayor after terror attack

March 23, 2017 - 4:56am
Trump Jr is accused of exploiting the tragedy by taking the London mayor's comments out of context.
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Dinosaur crater's clue to origin of life

March 23, 2017 - 3:58am
The crater made by the asteroid that killed off the dinosaurs reveals clues to the origins of life on Earth.
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London attack: How events unfolded

March 23, 2017 - 3:42am
BBC correspondent Andy Moore reports on the aftermath of the Westminster attack.
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Sewol disaster ferry raised in South Korea after three years

March 23, 2017 - 12:04am
The Sewol sank on 16 April 2014 killing 304 people, almost all school children on a trip.
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Extreme selfies

March 22, 2017 - 9:41pm
A number of young Russians are making names for themselves by posting videos of life-threatening stunts online.
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'New' wave-like cloud finally wins official recognition

March 22, 2017 - 9:25pm
The new clouds include the rare, wave-like asperitas, after a long campaign by skywatchers.
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Diary of Dreams performs at the 2016 M’era Luna festival in Hildesheim, Germany. M’era Luna, “one of the biggest dark music events in Germany,” is held each year on the second weekend in August. Close to 25,000 people attend the festival annually to hear gothic, metal and industrial music performed on two large festival-style stages.