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VIDEO: Pulling down Nepal's buildings by hand

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 08:17
Businessman Pawan Roy has employed workers to take down his own seven-storey tower by hand as aftershocks continue to rock Nepal.
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Teen obesity 'link to bowel cancer'

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 08:07
Being overweight or obese in adolescence is linked to a greater risk of bowel cancer later in life, a study suggests.
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Will truckers lose out to software?

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 08:03
Is the lorry driver of the future a piece of software?
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VIDEO: Solar plane pilot: 'Weather risk too big'

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 08:00
The planned flight of the sun powered plane, Solar Impulse 2, has been postponed.
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Bangladesh bans ABT Islamist group

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 07:58
Bangladesh bans an Islamist militant group accused of attacking and killing three secular bloggers, the interior ministry says.
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VIDEO: Children fight persecution in Pakistan

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 07:56
Religious minorities are under ever increasing threat in Pakistan, where the recent killing of members of the Shia Ishmaili community in Karachi has caused alarm.
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Vatican bank sees earnings soar

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 07:27
Profit has jumped at the Vatican bank as it recovers from a bad year and overhauls its business.
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PM and EC president hold reform talks

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 07:17
Prime Minister David Cameron tells European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker "British people are not happy with the status quo" in Europe.
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VIDEO: Meet the militias battling IS in Iraq

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 07:11
Earlier this month militants from Islamic State seized the Iraqi city of Ramadi, with its fall seen as a major capitulation by the Iraqi Army.
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US jets escort NYC-bound flight

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 06:58
Fighter jets escort a New York-bound Air France airliner, one of several commercial planes flying to the US subjected to threats.
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Russia begins massive air exercise

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 05:59
Russia's military is carrying out four days of drills involving 250 aircraft and 12,000 service personnel, as Nato begins an Arctic exercise.
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Triple murder suspect found dead

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 05:54
Detectives looking for a man suspected of killing his sister, his mother and her partner have discovered his body in a wooded area in Oxford.
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NI leader has suspected heart attack

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 04:46
Northern Ireland's first minister Peter Robinson is admitted to hospital with a suspected heart attack.
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'Sort it' business secretary tells O2

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 04:43
Business secretary Sajid Javid has told phone provider O2 to "sort it out" after complaints about users losing signals on their mobiles.
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Ancelotti sacked as Real manager

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 04:23
Carlo Ancelotti is sacked as Real Madrid manager after two seasons in charge of the Spanish giants.
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Cook praises England 'team effort'

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 04:21
Captain Alastair Cook said a team effort after a "rocky road" earned England their thrilling victory in the first Test against New Zealand.
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VIDEO: Many homes destroyed in US floods

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 04:03
Devastating floods have hit southern and central parts of the United States, killing three people and forcing thousands to leave their homes.
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VIDEO: Rise and fall of 'Africa's Che Guevara'

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 03:37
As the exhumation of what are believed to be the remains of Burkina Faso's former President Thomas Sankara begins, the BBC looks back at his time in power.
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Guineans jailed over Ebola taxi body

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 03:24
Six Guineans are put into prison isolation and will face trial for violating the health emergency after moving the body of an Ebola victim in a taxi.
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VIDEO: Massive queues for fuel in Lagos

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 02:47
Frustration is growing in Nigeria where an ongoing fuel shortage is causing massive disruption and blackouts.
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