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VIDEO: Confronting racism face-to-face

May 12, 2014 - 7:10pm
Mo Asumang is the daughter of a black Ghanaian father and a white German mother. In her new film The Aryans she confronts racists in Germany and the US.
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Labour ward 'not for regular births'

May 12, 2014 - 7:08pm
Women having a straightforward pregnancy "should be encouraged to give birth in a midwife-led unit", official advice for England and Wales says.
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VIDEO: Device claims to make dogs 'smarter'

May 12, 2014 - 7:02pm
A team of US graduate students have developed a dog feeder which they believe can make pets smarter.
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RBS US arm Citizens in share sale

May 12, 2014 - 6:50pm
The Royal Bank of Scotland announces plans for a public share sale of part of its US subsidiary, Citizens, later this year.
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'Idol' Aiken's US House rival dies

May 12, 2014 - 6:43pm
A businessman vying against one-time American Idol star Clay Aiken for the Democratic nomination for a US House seat dies suddenly in a fall.
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Queens Park Rangers 2-1 Wigan (agg 2-1)

May 12, 2014 - 6:06pm
Charlie Austin scores twice as QPR come from behind to defeat Wigan after extra-time and reach the Championship play-off final.
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Migrants drown as Libya boat sinks

May 12, 2014 - 5:54pm
At least 17 people died and 200 were rescued when a boat carrying hundreds of migrants sank between Libya and southern Italy, navy officials say.
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Pfizer in AstraZeneca legal pledge

May 12, 2014 - 5:38pm
US firm Pfizer says commitments to preserve UK science jobs - if it wins a $106bn (£63bn) takeover of AstraZeneca - are legally binding.
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Egypt: Deadly risks, but female genital mutilation persists

May 12, 2014 - 5:38pm
FGM still prevalent in Egypt, despite deadly risks
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UN: Indigenous Canadians 'in crisis'

May 12, 2014 - 5:12pm
Canada faces a "crisis" over the living conditions of its aboriginal residents, the UN special rapporteur for the rights of indigenous peoples says.
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Ferdinand to leave Man Utd in summer

May 12, 2014 - 4:51pm
Rio Ferdinand is to leave Manchester United in the summer after the defender is not offered a new contract.
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VIDEO: Twin babies born holding hands

May 12, 2014 - 4:44pm
US twin sisters, who were born holding hands, are breathing on their own after being removed from a ventilator, their mother has said.
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Ukraine rebels seek to join Russia

May 12, 2014 - 4:41pm
A Ukrainian separatist leader wants Russia to "absorb" Donetsk region after a self-rule referendum that Kiev and the EU condemned as illegal.
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VIDEO: India exit polls predict Modi win

May 12, 2014 - 4:24pm
A number of exit polls are suggesting that Narendra Modi, the leader of India's main opposition BJP, is on course to win the general election.
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US confirms second Mers virus case

May 12, 2014 - 3:55pm
US health officials confirmed a second case in the country of Mers, a virus that has killed at least 145 people, mostly in Saudi Arabia.
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Obama praises 'progress' in Uruguay

May 12, 2014 - 3:05pm
President Obama says he has been impressed with progress in Uruguay, especially on human rights, since President Jose Mujica took office in 2010.
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I will run at Glasgow 2014 - Farah

May 12, 2014 - 2:54pm
Great Britain's double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah will compete at this year's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
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Video 'shows missing Nigeria girls'

May 12, 2014 - 2:28pm
A Boko Haram video purports to show dozens of abducted Nigerian girls, as the government rejects an offer to swap them for imprisoned militants.
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