• 'Twin tornadoes' spotted in Oklahoma
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    'Twin tornadoes' spotted in Oklahoma

    Like gigantic lawnmowers, more than a dozen twisters hit Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas, including two at once.

  • 'People who hate us tend not to differentiate'
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    'People who hate us tend not to differentiate'

    Stonewall was founded 30 years ago to campaign for gay and lesbian rights. It now includes the transgender community - a decision some have criticised.Head of Stonewall, Ruth Hunt, tells BBC Hardtalk's Sarah Montague that Stonewall was "late to the game" in campaigning for the trans community

  • E-sports: More than just a game?
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    E-sports: More than just a game?

    Sad about Game of Thrones ending this week? The battle for the throne lives on - online. Too hot to play football or cricket outdoors? The video game version is a comfortable option, and lets you pick the players, uniform and strategy.The world of e-sports is a promising one, and growing fast. It goes

  • Rocketman's 'heart is in Aberystwyth'
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    Rocketman's 'heart is in Aberystwyth'

    Rocketman star Taron Egerton may have the world at his feet but a Welsh seaside town remains where his "heart is".Egerton, who plays a young Elton John in the biopic, was aged 12 when he moved with his family from Anglesey to Aberystwyth.Speaking at the UK premier of the film, he tells BBC

  • 16,000 tonnes of steel gone in 16 seconds
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    16,000 tonnes of steel gone in 16 seconds

    It took just 16 seconds to bring down 16,000 tonnes of steel, as the defunct Bethlehem Steel company's former headquarters was demolished on Sunday. The 21-storey structure in Pennsylvania was opened in 1972, but had been vacant for the past 12 years.

  • The man saving baby fish from mosquito nets
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    The man saving baby fish from mosquito nets

    Lake Malawi represents a vast resource in food, fresh water and employment. But fish stocks have become severely depleted in recent years. Force Ngwira works for conservation group Ripple Africa, which has been working to change that.Video producers: Mark Macdonald and Rob Wilson

  • If a house was designed by machine, how would it look?
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    If a house was designed by machine, how would it look?

    This house was designed using algorithms and machines. They chose complex, organic-looking forms, which were stronger and more efficient than straight lines. Will all the houses of the future look like this?This is part of the BBC's Disruptors series. You can read the full article here.Camera: Fabian

  • Warning over 'new eurozone crisis'
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    Warning over 'new eurozone crisis'

    A senior adviser to the German government fears another European financial crisis could be brewing. Dr Lars Feld, one of the German Council of Economic Experts, was one of the first last year to warn of a slowdown in Europe's largest economy. Dharshini David reports.

  • 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

  • Inside the world's most expensive election
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    Inside the world's most expensive election

    With voting completed, India is now waiting to see who will be its next prime minister. Over the course of five weeks, hundreds of millions of Indians across the country took part in the historic election - not just because it’s the largest democratic exercise ever, but also because it's the world

  • '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