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California raises smoking age to 21

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 19:50
California has raised the legal age for buying tobacco products from 18 to 21, in new laws that also regulate electronic cigarettes.
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Galton and Simpson get Bafta fellowship

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 19:42
Comedy writers Ray Galton and Alan Simpson, creators of Steptoe and Son, to be honoured at this year's Bafta TV awards.
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Verstappen replaces Kvyat at Red Bull

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 19:38
Red Bull demote Daniil Kvyat after his calamitous Russian Grand Prix and replace him with Toro Rosso's 18-year-old Max Verstappen.
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UK votes in 'Super Thursday' elections

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 19:23
A series of elections is being held across the UK covering the devolved administrations, local councils and mayors, on what has been dubbed "Super Thursday".
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UK universities slip in world rankings

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 19:02
The UK has 10 universities in the top 100 of the world's best when it comes to global reputation, but many have slipped down the rankings in the past year.
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Bangladesh Islamist loses final appeal

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 18:55
The head of Bangladesh's largest Islamist party loses a final appeal against his death sentence for war crimes during the war of independence from Pakistan.
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HIV-infected organs transplant success

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 18:49
HIV-infected organs are successfully transplanted into four HIV-positive NHS patients in the UK.
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Zimbabwe to print US dollar equivalent

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 18:49
Zimbabwe is set to print its own version of the US dollar in order to ease severe cash shortages in the country.
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Uneasy calm as Aleppo truce takes hold

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 18:48
An uneasy calm is reported across the war-torn northern Syrian city of Aleppo as a partial truce comes into effect.
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Australia IS recruiter 'killed in Iraq'

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 18:36
An Australian man considered a senior recruiter for so-called Islamic State has been killed in a US air strike in Iraq, Australia's government says.
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Tunisian gamers win a cow

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 18:34
Bovine prize offered to players who post the top score in locally produced game.
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Exercise 'outweighs air pollution harm'

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 18:33
The health benefits of cycling and walking outweigh the negative effects of air pollution, a UK study suggests.
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Five reasons why buildings collapse

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 17:56
After a six-storey building in Kenya's capital Nairobi collapses, killing at least 33 people, we look at the common reasons for such incidents.
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Spoof Orkney tourist brochure mystery

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 17:43
Mystery surrounds a spoof tourist brochure for a non-existent island which has appeared around Orkney.
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VIDEO: Alligator's polite house call in South Carolina

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 17:42
Footage has emerged of an alligator appearing to knock at the door of a house in the US state of South Carolina.
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Rolling Stones say no to Donald Trump

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 17:41
The Rolling Stones order Donald Trump to stop playing their songs during his presidential campaign.
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Alberta fire emergency declared

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 17:38
A state of emergency is declared in the province of Alberta in Canada after a wildfire forces all 88,000 residents of Fort McMurray to flee their city.
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Brazil leader Rousseff vows to fight on

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 17:34
Brazil's beleaguered President Dilma Rousseff tells the BBC she is an "innocent victim" and vows to fight on, as attempts to impeach her gather pace.
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VIDEO: Obamas in Star Wars dance-off

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 17:27
In footage from the White House, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are seen dancing with R2-D2 and some stormtroopers to celebrate Star Wars Day.
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China's love affair with World of Warcraft

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 15:47
Why China is obsessed with World of Warcraft
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