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Safe haven no more

December 5, 2016 - 4:55am
Descendants of freed African slaves are fighting to save their traditional Gullah way of life and ancestral land in South Carolina.
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Pizzagate: Gunman fires in restaurant at centre of conspiracy

December 5, 2016 - 2:53am
A man is arrested after opening fire in a restaurant at the centre of a bizarre fake US election story.
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Pakistan hotel fire: Eleven killed at Karachi's Regent Plaza

December 5, 2016 - 2:31am
Blaze at the Regent Plaza hotel in Karachi kills at least 11 and injures more than 70 people.
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Going out on top

December 5, 2016 - 12:31am
By quitting while he is ahead, John Key has transformed New Zealand's political landscape, writes Colin James.
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Shenzhen-Hong Kong trading scheme kicks off

December 5, 2016 - 12:15am
Cross-border share trading between Shenzhen and Hong Kong gets underway after a one-year delay.
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New Zealand Prime Minister John Key in surprise resignation

December 5, 2016 - 12:01am
After eight years in the role John Key is to resign as New Zealand prime minister for family reasons.
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The changing face of Black Pete in the Netherlands

December 4, 2016 - 11:49pm
The Sinterklaas festival in the Netherlands is hoping to avoid controversy with a new look for "Black Pete".
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Precious objects

December 4, 2016 - 10:27pm
People who have fled the war in Syria tell us what objects they carried with them when they left their homes.
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Moscow connections

December 4, 2016 - 10:15pm
The BBC's Moscow correspondent reflects on the long shadow of the Cuban Missile Crisis
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Latinos v Donald Trump

December 4, 2016 - 10:08pm
Millions have watched a film from Uruguay depicting Donald Trump as a robot at war with Mexicans.
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Fake it to make it

December 4, 2016 - 9:43pm
Many of the fake news websites that sprang up during the US election campaign have been traced to a small city in Macedonia, where teenagers are pumping out sensationalist stories to earn cash from advertising.
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The hipster and rock chick hijabis

December 4, 2016 - 9:05pm
Along with making a religious statement, the hijab is now central to fashion in the Muslim world.
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The women saving Somalia’s mothers

December 4, 2016 - 8:04pm
Despite not having been paid for months, these surgeons are fighting for lives on childbirth wards.
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The Indian women loitering with intent

December 4, 2016 - 7:52pm
Women in India are "loitering" together at night time to change attitudes about what females can do.
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App tracks who’s cat-calling you

December 4, 2016 - 7:11pm
Three Lebanese women have launched an app designed to stop street harassment.
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Indian village goes back to bartering

December 4, 2016 - 7:05pm
Villagers in Brindapur, West Bengal, have gone back to bartering because of India's cash crisis.
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Sleeping on toilet floors

December 4, 2016 - 7:03pm
How Chris Gardner went from sleeping rough with his young son on the floor of a public toilet to the life of a multi-millionaire investor.
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Small tornado hits Russia's Olympic city Sochi

December 4, 2016 - 6:40pm
A small tornado descends on Russia's Olympic city Sochi as stormy weather batters the coastline.
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Spain floods: Man and dog rescued in Costa del Sol

December 4, 2016 - 6:27pm
A man and his dog are airlifted from chest-high floods in the Costa del Sol region of Spain.
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'Fagin's Law' to target crime ringleaders in Australia

December 4, 2016 - 6:27pm
Adults who groom children into committing crimes could be targeted under new laws in Australia.
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Images from Cuba before Fidel Castro's 1959 revolution.