• 'If I could fly cleanly, I would'
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    'If I could fly cleanly, I would'

    Actress Emma Thompson has been defending her decision to fly from the US to attend a climate change protest in central London.Speaking to reporters from the Extinction Rebellion campaign group's pink boat, she said did not fly as much as she used to - and planted a lot of trees.Ms Thompson also

  • Why no charge of obstruction of justice?
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    Why no charge of obstruction of justice?

    Why wasn't Donald Trump charged with obstruction of justice?Why didn't the Special Counsel Robert Mueller interview the president in person? Jonathan Turley, professor of constitutional law at George Washington University, looks for answers to these legal questions in the redacted report.

  • Teenage translators
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    Teenage translators

    Three quarters of a million people in the UK, like Mouna Alwadi from Syria, speak little or no English.In some cases, parents are relying on their kids to help them learn the language or help translate for them.With initiatives such as more English language classes, the government is spending up to £50

  • 'My hair is how the world sees me'
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    'My hair is how the world sees me'

    Several black actors and models want more stylists in their jobs who are capable of caring for their hair.They say a lack of someone who knows what they are doing, means they have to do it themselves or risk it looking bad or getting damaged. They also point to the imbalance with white colleagues. BBC

  • The man who lives with 110 dogs
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    The man who lives with 110 dogs

    Does the thought of living with over a hundred dogs sound like a dream or a nightmare?Well for Audun, who lives in the world's northernmost settlement, this is a reality.But his new home Longyearbyen, located in the Arctic, is believed to be warming faster than any other town on Earth.Video produced

  • Notre-Dame: ‘We have to use today’s technology’
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    Notre-Dame: ‘We have to use today’s technology’

    French architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte talks about the Notre-Dame fire.

  • Windrush scandal: One year on
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    Windrush scandal: One year on

    It’s been a year and a half since Paulette Wilson was sent to a detention centre, to be deported to Jamaica. She came to the UK as a child, working for more than 30 years here, and was one of thousands of people affected by the Windrush scandal which made headlines in 2018. The government has set up

  • ‘No method to this madness' in Sudan
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    ‘No method to this madness' in Sudan

    A former adviser to deposed President Omar al-Bashir, Ghazi Salahuddin Atabani, has said that Sudanese society remains divided and while he is sympathetic to the younger generations, their protests show “inexperience”.“I cannot predict what is going to happen tomorrow, all I know is the politics we are

  • Would you be willing to eat insects?
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    Would you be willing to eat insects?

    Scientists are looking to the wild to find nutritious and sustainable solutions to growing food insecurity. They now report that they have found the food for the future in insects, as livestock grazing and farming become increasingly unsustainable. But is Africa ready for this experience? Well Uganda

  • The tragedy of hair loss in the quest for beauty
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    The tragedy of hair loss in the quest for beauty

    African women often suffer from traction alopecia – a type of hair loss that is sometimes irreversible and caused by prolonged wearing of braids, wigs and weaves among other hairstyles where hair is tightly pulled. In today’s Life Clinic, we look into the hair care regimens followed by different African

  • Violins playing for Notre-Dame fire
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    Violins playing for Notre-Dame fire

    Hundreds of people gathered in tribute to the devastated Notre-Dame cathedral.People gathered in front of the Church of Saint-Sulpice in Paris before marching towards Place Saint-Michel square.

  • 'I was playing at mass when the fire broke'
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    'I was playing at mass when the fire broke'

    Johann Vexo was evacuated from Notre-Dame whilst playing the organ. He's been performing at the cathedral for many years and said it's "a part of my life which is destroyed".

  • Marine crawls to finish Boston Marathon
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    Marine crawls to finish Boston Marathon

    US marine Micah Herndon's legs gave way around 22 miles into the Boston Marathon. But that didn't stop him from crossing the finish line.

  • Axiom soccer takes a shot at goal
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    Axiom soccer takes a shot at goal

    Marc Cieslak reviews the game Axiom Soccer - a mashup between football and a third person shooter. The game has been designed to appeal to the streaming community. But will it score or be given the red card by gamers?

  • The first ocean plastics
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    The first ocean plastics

    A metal box that has been dragged around the ocean since 1931 has accidentally created a record of the entire history of ocean plastic. The continuous plankton recorder (CPR) - first ensnared a plastic bag off the coast of Ireland in 1965. The recorder also revealed how much more plastic has been found

  • Once destroyed by the Taliban, Buddhas come back to life
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    Once destroyed by the Taliban, Buddhas come back to life

    When the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan in 1996, they imposed an extremist version of Islamic law across the country. They tried to erase all traces of a rich pre-Islamic past and ordered the destruction of ancient statues, including the world's tallest standing Buddhas.Those memories are still

  • Why jobs are dominating the Indian election
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    Why jobs are dominating the Indian election

    By some estimates India needs to create eight to ten million jobs every year to tackle its rising unemployment problem. But is the goal achievable?

  • Patrick Kilonzo ‘waterman’ quenches wildlife
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    Patrick Kilonzo ‘waterman’ quenches wildlife

    How far can you go to do good despite having a health condition, BBC Life clinic met Patrick Kilonzo, a generous man who spends his afternoons driving to drought stricken wildlife to deliver 10000 litres of water despite battling a chronic kidney failure. BBC’s David Wafula reports

  • Should pollution be an election issue in India?
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    Should pollution be an election issue in India?

    According to a recent report by IQAir Air Visual and Greenpeace, 15 of the world’s 20 most polluted cities are in India. On top of the list is India’s millennium city of Gurugram, a major commercial and residential hub, home to plush offices, high rises and busy highways.India’s elections began this

  • First look inside Notre-Dame after fire
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    First look inside Notre-Dame after fire

    Search teams are assessing the damage to Notre-Dame cathedral, after firefighters worked through the night to extinguish the flames.French President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to reconstruct the historic building.

  • Brands need to offer more of an experience
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    Brands need to offer more of an experience

    McDonald's has been in Africa for over 20 years. Over the year's they've settled in and become part of daily life on the continent. Now the company is starting a programme of modernisation in an attempt to offer customers more of the experience that they want.Lerato Mbele talks to Daniel

  • VW boss 'not aware' of China detention camps
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    VW boss 'not aware' of China detention camps

    Volkswagen chief executive Herbert Diess has told the BBC that he is "not aware" of reports about detention camps holding thousands of Muslims in parts of China, a country where VW has been operating and producing cars for more than 30 years.Rights groups have accused China of forcibly detaining

  • Notre-Dame structure 'saved' after blaze
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    Notre-Dame structure 'saved' after blaze

    The main structure of the Notre-Dame cathedral has been 'saved' after it caught fire in a devastating blaze. A Paris fire official said the structure had been preserved after hundreds of firefighters worked to extinguish the flames.

  • Rival rallies for Trump and Omar
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    Rival rallies for Trump and Omar

    Minnesota congresswoman Ilhan Omar's supporters have come out after US President Donald Trump's tweet about her discussing the 9/11 attacks.Supporters of Mr Trump held a rival rally, as he visited the state on Monday.

  • 'We will rebuild this cathedral'
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    'We will rebuild this cathedral'

    A huge fire has destroyed large parts of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame, although a Paris fire chief said the main structure has been saved. French President Emmanuel Macron announced a national subscription would be launched to raise money for the cathedral to be rebuilt.He described Notre-Dame, as a