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Star Wars Chewie goes back to school

May 24, 2016 - 11:22am
Chewbacca from Star Wars takes a break from filming to pay a visit to a primary school in County Kerry.
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VIDEO: Tasting the noodles Obama ate

May 24, 2016 - 11:09am
As well as carrying out his official engagements, President Obama found time for less formal meetings during his visit in Vietnam.
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VIDEO: Anti-IS forces move in on Falluja

May 24, 2016 - 11:08am
US planes have been attacking targets of the so-called Islamic State group, as Iraqi government forces try to win back control of the city of Falluja.
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Strike hits all French oil refineries

May 24, 2016 - 11:02am
A strike over new labour laws spreads to all of France's eight oil refineries, the CGT union says, in an escalating dispute with the government.
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Clinton and Trump sharpen their attacks

May 24, 2016 - 10:50am
US presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have sharpened their attacks as they both turn their attention to the general election.
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Nigerian state in 'tomato emergency'

May 24, 2016 - 10:42am
A state of emergency is called in the Nigerian state of Kaduna after 80% of tomatoes are reportedly destroyed by pests.
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Jihadist victim's father exacts revenge

May 24, 2016 - 10:06am
The father of a Lebanese soldier who was abducted and killed by jihadist militants takes revenge by killing the nephew of the man he holds responsible.
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VIDEO: Dorsey: Twitter rules don't make sense

May 24, 2016 - 9:59am
Twitter's chief executive explains why he is changing its restrictions on how long tweets are allowed to be.
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Google's Paris HQ raided in tax probe

May 24, 2016 - 9:53am
French finance officials raid the Paris offices of US internet giant Google as part of a €1.6bn tax fraud investigation.
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Hard labour for smooth skin

May 24, 2016 - 9:10am
Hard labour to make shea butter for beauty products
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EgyptAir explosion claims denied

May 24, 2016 - 8:58am
Egypt's forensics chief denies reports that an initial examination of the remains of victims of the EgyptAir crash points towards an explosion.
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Special forces to guard Tour de France

May 24, 2016 - 8:05am
About 23,000 police will provide security for this year's Tour de France cycle race, with the country still facing threats from extremists.
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Low-paid teacher 'set up armed gang'

May 24, 2016 - 6:15am
Suspect reportedly turned to violent crime because of his paltry salary.
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Greece moves migrants from Idomeni camp

May 24, 2016 - 5:57am
Greece has begun evacuating thousands of migrants from the makeshift Idomeni camp on its northern border with Macedonia.
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VIDEO: IS 'destroyed Syria airbase' used by Russia

May 24, 2016 - 5:57am
A strategically significant Syrian airbase, used by Russia, appears to have been almost completely destroyed - according to new satellite imagery exclusively seen by the BBC. Stratfor analyst Sim Tack explains.
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Swiss criminal probe into BSI bank

May 24, 2016 - 5:05am
Swiss financial regulators open criminal proceedings against the country's BSI bank over links to the corruption investigation into Malaysia's 1MDB fund.
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Iran hardliner to lead top clerical body

May 24, 2016 - 5:04am
Hardline conservative Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati is elected chairman of the Assembly of Experts, which selects Iran's supreme leader.
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VIDEO: How a pig helped this man to see again

May 24, 2016 - 4:55am
Wu Pinggui talks to the BBC after having an operation to transplant a pig's cornea into his eye.
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Myanmar man guilty of 'penis tattoo' post

May 24, 2016 - 4:32am
A Burmese man who posted a poem on Facebook about having the ex-president's image tattooed on his penis is found guilty of online defamation.
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Leaked tape forces Brazil minister out

May 24, 2016 - 3:11am
A key minister in Brazil's new government steps aside after he was caught on tape allegedly conspiring to obstruct a major corruption probe.
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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.