• Royals celebrate Lady Gabriella Windsor wedding
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    Royals celebrate Lady Gabriella Windsor wedding

    The Queen and Prince Philip were among the guests celebrating the marriage of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston.Lady Gabriella, 38, is the daughter of the Queen's cousin, Prince Michael of Kent.It was the third royal wedding to be held at Windsor Castle's St George's Chapel in less

  • What's it like to be bitten by a bedbug?
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    What's it like to be bitten by a bedbug?

    Bedbugs have existed for far longer than humans, as study has revealed.DNA samples from 30 species of bedbug showed the insects had been around for at least 115 million years.The blood-sucking parasites predate their earliest known hosts - bats - by more than 50 million years.The BBC's Victoria Gill

  • Fast food future for church?
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    Fast food future for church?

    The docklands church where Roald Dahl was christened could end up as a McDonald's or Starbucks, according to members of the Welsh Norwegian Society.The church is the legacy of the thousands of Norwegian sailors and their families who came to Cardiff during the port's heyday.Cardiff council says

  • Finding mum after 30 years
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    Finding mum after 30 years

    Amar was brought to the UK from Iraq as an orphaned child with terrible burns, following a napalm attack by Saddam Hussein's forces.When the spotlight faded he settled into a quiet life without his family in Devon, but then years later, he received a mysterious message from a stranger, saying his

  • What's at stake in the EU elections
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    What's at stake in the EU elections

    Europe is preparing for a key test of democracy with elections to the European parliament later this week. But despite this being one big election for one parliament, turnout, concerns and interest for the EU can be very different from one country to another. Europe correspondent Damian Grammaticas explains

  • 'I hear the bombs and I need to jam'
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    'I hear the bombs and I need to jam'

    Death metal band lead singer Jake Shuker says living in Syria means the sounds of war infiltrate his music.The band Maysaloon are part of an underground metal scene in Damascus. Jake told BBC Minute the sounds of bombs and bullets make him "need to jam" and when he plays he realises he is using

  • Taiwan celebrates same-sex marriage law
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    Taiwan celebrates same-sex marriage law

    Jubilant crowds celebrate as Taiwan's parliament becomes the first in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage after a vote on Friday

  • New Statue of Liberty Museum opens
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    New Statue of Liberty Museum opens

    A new museum exploring the history and impact of the iconic Statue of Liberty has opened on New York's Ellis Island.The museum, next to the statue itself takes people all the way back to its creation in Paris where it was made to mark 100 years the Declaration of Independence and the historic alliance

  • The mother and daughter behind a modern healthcare project
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    The mother and daughter behind a modern healthcare project

    Maggie Mojapelo and Malebo Mokotedi are mother and daughter - and they are also doctors and entrepreneurs behind a modern healthcare venture in Johannesburg

  • Former model told to lose weight at 15
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    Former model told to lose weight at 15

    Fashion company Kering has announced that it will no longer use models who are under the age of 18.The French luxury group owns several major fashion houses, including Gucci, Saint Laurent and Alexander McQueen.Zone Models agency, based in London, uses models under 18 but says extra care is needed for

  • 'It feels like we're stuck in 2017'
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    'It feels like we're stuck in 2017'

    The parents of Saffie Roussos, the youngest of the 22 people killed in the Manchester Arena attack, have spoken of their struggle two years on.Saffie was eight years old.Her mother Lisa, who was badly injured in the bombing, and father Andrew have also criticised the government compensation scheme, through

  • 'How are we different?'
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    'How are we different?'

    Nikita and Radyion are a gay couple from Belarus. It is hard for them to express their feeling anywhere but online as there are very few openly gay people in the country. Although same sex relationships are not illegal in Belarus, the country remains one of the most homophobic in Europe according to

  • 'If we stay a secret, there will be a genocide'
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    'If we stay a secret, there will be a genocide'

    The Kaka'i are a secretive religious minority in Iraq who usually avoid the cameras. As with the Yazidis, religious minorities such as the Kaka'is are considered "infidels" by ultra-hardline Sunni Muslim jihadist groups like Islamic State (IS), making them a target for militant attacks

  • Tearful war veteran, 96, returns to Italy
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    Tearful war veteran, 96, returns to Italy

    A World War Two veteran has made an emotional return to southern Italy for the first time since he served there 75 years ago.Walter Nixon, 96, from East Bergholt in Suffolk, was a wireless operator and took part in an amphibious landing at Anzio behind German lines in January 1944.As part of a tour arranged

  • Can traditional foods increases your lifespan?
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    Can traditional foods increases your lifespan?

    One of the pillars linked to increased life expectancy is healthy eating which stems from traditional foods.Given the link between poor eating habits and lifestyle diseases that seem to be on the rise here in Africa, is it time we went back to our forgotten treasure of Traditional foods. BBC Life Clinic

  • Extreme pregnancy sickness 'broke me'
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    Extreme pregnancy sickness 'broke me'

    When Marie Vaile became pregnant with her first child, she was hoping for the "fairytale".But what she actually experienced turned out to be a nightmare due to hyperemesis gravidarum (HG), the severe pregnancy sickness the Duchess of Cambridge experienced during her three pregnancies. Samantha

  • Namibia's growing adventure tourism sector
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    Namibia's growing adventure tourism sector

    Adventure tourism is the latest trend to hit Namibia, and activities like quad-bike riding or sand-surfing are increasingly popular. The BBC's Nomsa Maseko took a spin on a quad to investigate the country's growing market for holidays with a difference.

  • 'Bodybuilding is my temple'
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    'Bodybuilding is my temple'

    Sheetal 'Strong' Kotak was diagnosed with depression ten years ago, but has since turned to bodybuilding to find both physical and mental strength.She tells BBC Africa why bodybuilding is her temple.Video journalist: Njoroge Muigai

  • What’s it like going from celebrity to politician?
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    What’s it like going from celebrity to politician?

    What’s it like going from celebrity to politician? Gul Panag is an Indian model and Bollywood actor who ran for India’s general elections in 2014.She talks about digital campaigning on the WorklifeIndia podcast.

  • Why this restaurant owner gives out free food
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    Why this restaurant owner gives out free food

    Washington DC restaurant owner Kazi Mannan experienced poverty growing up in Pakistan. Now he wants to give back.Video by Hannah Long-Higgins and Vruti Venkatesan

  • Sri Lankan factory destroyed by rioters
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    Sri Lankan factory destroyed by rioters

    The Muslim owner of the factory, north of Colombo, told the BBC that the attackers destroyed and torched “everything inside”. His factory is among dozens of businesses and mosques targeted by mobs since the 21 April attacks.

  • US 'not looking for war with Iran'
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    US 'not looking for war with Iran'

    Washington's special representative for Iran has told the BBC that the US wants to avoid war in the Gulf.“We are not looking to get into a war with Iran," Brian Hook said on Tuesday.Tensions between the two nations have increased after four ships were damaged off the United Arab Emirates (UAE

  • 'The harassment has to stop'
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    'The harassment has to stop'

    Around the world, women are chalking catcalls on the pavement at the place they happened.Photographs of the words are posted on Instagram accounts, telling the stories of the harassment women face on the street.Farah Bennis runs the catcalls of London account, which she started after seeing catcalls

  • Conor McGregor phone smash charges dropped
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    Conor McGregor phone smash charges dropped

    Prosecutors have dropped charges against Irish fighter Conor McGregor after he was accused of smashing a fan's phone outside a Miami hotel.

  • When misinformation leads to death threats
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    When misinformation leads to death threats

    Ethan Lindenberger, Tun Khin and Jessikka Aro have all had false information spread about them on social media sites, which has led to harassment and even death threats.They spoke about their stories as they came face-to-face with tech companies in Silicon Valley to try and tackle the problem.