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Russia furore over FGM in mainly Muslim Dagestan

August 18, 2016 - 6:14am
A fierce debate erupts in Russia about female genital mutilation among Muslims in the Dagestan region, with some clerics defending the practice.
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Olympic leftovers feed Rio's homeless

August 18, 2016 - 4:18am
Surplus from Olympic catering used in project to feed homeless of Rio.
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18,000 die in Syrian custody since 2011

August 18, 2016 - 4:13am
Almost 18,000 people died in government custody in Syria between 2011 and 2015, according to the Human Rights group, Amnesty International.
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Injured boy footage captures Syria horrors

August 18, 2016 - 3:29am
An image of a young boy injured in an air strike in Aleppo has been circulating on social media. The child is believed to be recovering with his family.
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Vlogger Louis Cole denies North Korea paid for videos of his trip

August 18, 2016 - 3:17am
Louis Cole, aka Fun with Louis, went on a trip to North Korea but says the government did not pay for him to film propaganda.
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China to restrict North Korea's Air Koryo after emergency landing

August 18, 2016 - 3:06am
Chinese authorities will limit operations of North Korean carrier Air Koryo after a Beijing-bound flight made an emergency landing last month.
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Rio Olympics 2016: Usain Bolt reaches men's 200m final but Justin Gatlin out

August 18, 2016 - 3:02am
Usain Bolt runs his fastest time of the season to reach the men's Olympic 200m final at Rio 2016, but Justin Gatlin misses out.
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Pat Hickey: Irish Olympic official steps aside amid tickets row

August 18, 2016 - 2:57am
Irishman Pat Hickey stands down temporarily from all Olympic roles following his arrest in Rio over illegal ticket sales claims.
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Vietnam allows Australia's Long Tan war ceremony

August 18, 2016 - 2:16am
Vietnam gives Australians restricted access to a battle site in order to mark the 50th anniversary of a bloody incident in the Vietnam War.
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Nearly 18,000 have died in Syria state jails, says Amnesty

August 18, 2016 - 2:14am
Almost 18,000 people died in government custody in Syria in 2011-15, an Amnesty International report says, alleging beatings and rape in prisons.
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Has Rio benefitted from Olympics?

August 18, 2016 - 1:07am
Babita Sharma looks at the legacy of the Rio Olympics with anthropologist and activist Rubem Cesar Fernandes.
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Olympics Rio 2016: Bolt through to 200m final

August 17, 2016 - 11:40pm
A round-up of the all the action from day 12 of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
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Tibet's tribal nomads defying the modern world

August 17, 2016 - 11:07pm
In Tibet most locals have fixed dwellings for part of the year, but when summer comes, the nomad spirit comes alive again.
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