• IMF economist warns about trade tensions
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    IMF economist warns about trade tensions

    IMF economist chief economist Gita Gopinath warns about the strength of the Chinese economy if trade tensions with US worsen.

  • Lissu 'ready' to run for presidency
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    Lissu 'ready' to run for presidency

    The Tanzanian opposition politician, Tundu Lissu says he is "more than ready" to run for the presidency of Tanzania in 2020 if his party wants him to.Mr Lissu, who is chief legal officer for the Tanzanian opposition party Chadema, is currently living in Belgium where he has been undergoing

  • Anger in Greece over Macedonia name change
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    Anger in Greece over Macedonia name change

    Protesters have clashed with police in the Greek capital Athens over plans to rename Greece's northern neighbour, Macedonia.The deal, which is yet to be approved, designates Greece's northern neighbour as the Republic of North Macedonia.

  • UK funeral held for Holocaust victims
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    UK funeral held for Holocaust victims

    A thousand people attended the funeral service at the Bushey New Cemetery, Hertfordshire, including survivors, relatives of those murdered in the Holocaust and the UK's Chief Rabbi.The remains of five adults and one child were part of an anonymous donation made to the museum in 1997.

  • Naked pics from strangers
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    Naked pics from strangers

    Naked photos sent by strangers on public transport are a growing concern for police in the UK. BBC Minute's Ione Wells has been investigating the rising trend of "cyberflashing".Graphic images are sent to people's phones via features like Bluetooth, and AirDrop on iPhones. Apple advises

  • Ant returns to work with Dec
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    Ant returns to work with Dec

    Ten months after his arrest for drink driving, Ant McPartlin has joined TV partner Declan Donnelly at the auditions for Britain’s Got Talent.They posted a picture of themselves on their first day working together for almost a year.It seemed to be a selfie taken in a car en route to the London Palladium

  • Girl scouts learn cybersecurity
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    Girl scouts learn cybersecurity

    Girl Scouts of America are now offering girls as young as five a badge in cybersecurity. It's part of a drive to get more girls involved in science, technology engineering and mathematics from a young age. An event in Silicon Valley gave scouts an opportunity to earn the first patch in the activity

  • 'Find something unique about yourself and build that'
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    'Find something unique about yourself and build that'

    Karabo Poppy Moletsane is a South African illustrator, street artist and graphic designer.Last year Google commissioned her to design the Google Doodle for International Women's Day.She told Talking Business Africa's Lerato Mbele-Roberts what drives her and how she's been able to stand out

  • 'Staff should treat a business as their own'
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    'Staff should treat a business as their own'

    Brothers Rob and Paul Forkan started in business by making flip-flops. Now their brand, Gandys, has four London stores and employs 50 staff. Rob says a company is more likely to succeed if staff treat a business as if it were their own business.Video journalist: Jeremy Howell

  • Macron facing 'unfair' criticism
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    Macron facing 'unfair' criticism

    France's finance minister Bruno Le Maire has dismissed claims from critics that President Macron as a president for the rich.He told Hardtalk's Stephen Sackur that it was an "unfair" criticism.Mr Le Maire said the president's reforms were "radical" and it was difficult

  • The hidden victims of the Yemen war
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    The hidden victims of the Yemen war

    Yemen has been devastated by a conflict that escalated in 2015, when a Saudi-led coalition intervened after Houthi rebels seized control of much of the west of the country.But even away from the battlegrounds, the crisis is having a long-term impact on the lives of people.

  • 'No point going to school if our world is dying'
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    'No point going to school if our world is dying'

    Thousands of students have skipped school in Belgium to join a march greater demanding action on climate change.About 12,5000 young people took part in Thursday's protest in Brussels. They have vowed to return to demonstrate every week until world leaders take notice.

  • Survivor: I tweeted goodbye to my family
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    Survivor: I tweeted goodbye to my family

    Ronald Ngeno, 38, was working inside the DusitD2 business complex when al-Shabab militants attacked.He described to the BBC being trapped in one of the buildings, sending a farewell tweet to his family thinking he was going to die, and his feelings on being reunited with his family.

  • British people 'paying' for Brexit lies
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    British people 'paying' for Brexit lies

    The campaign to leave the European Union was "based on lies", and is something that the British public are now paying for, France’s Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire has said.The issue of Brexit was causing a huge division among the British people, Mr Le Maire told BBC Hardtalk's Stephen

  • 'Why shouldn't girls learn how to code?'
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    'Why shouldn't girls learn how to code?'

    Coding Girls is giving young girls in Lagos the chance to learn how to code.The technology industry is normally male-dominated, but these classes aim to introduce a younger and more female group to the discipline.Produced by BBC What's New?

  • Controlled avalanches in Swiss Alps
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    Controlled avalanches in Swiss Alps

    Helicopters dropped explosives to prevent larger snowslides after heavy snowfall in the region.

  • 'My secret life as a DJ'
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    'My secret life as a DJ'

    Rhea Cambridge is a 'side hustler'. By day she helps people with social housing but by night she is on the decks playing afrobeats, house and funk.For millennials side hustles are big business. One in four workers in the UK have at least one business on the side, half of which were started in

  • Huge pet crocodile kills keeper
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    Huge pet crocodile kills keeper

    An Indonesian woman has been mauled to death by a pet crocodile.The 4.4m-long reptile was thought to have been kept illegally at a pearl farm.Deasy Tuwo, 44, had been feeding the animal when it's thought she fell into its enclosure.

  • First Ukrainian soldier comes out as gay
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    First Ukrainian soldier comes out as gay

    The LGBT community in Ukraine is often under attack but one volunteer soldier has gone public about his sexuality.Viktor Pylypenko, 31, decided to come out after hearing how the LGBT community was being talked about.

  • Pence says IS defeated despite Syria attack
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    Pence says IS defeated despite Syria attack

    Mike Pence has claimed that the Islamic State group has been defeated - on the same day of an apparent suicide bombing in Syria that killed American soldiers. The US vice-president didn't mention the attack in Manbij during his speech.

  • How Aberystwyth is tackling gull litter
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    How Aberystwyth is tackling gull litter

    A scheme to use seagull-proof bin bags in a seaside town in a bid to tackle rubbish problems is continuing.Residents and business owners in Aberystwyth complain their streets are regularly strewn with rubbish on bin-bag collection day.Ceredigion council is issuing the larger and stronger bags in certain

  • Meghan Markle told "you're a fat lady"
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    Meghan Markle told "you're a fat lady"

    The Duchess of Sussex laughs off an unexpected comment while on a visit to a charity. Meghan Markle was visiting animal charity Mayhew in northwest London.

  • Kenya president: The country is grieving
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    Kenya president: The country is grieving

    Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has confirmed the death of 14 people in the attack on the Dusit complex in Nairobi and says the country is grieving. In an address, he vowed to catch those behind the attack on Nairobi's Dusit hotel complex. Some 50 people are still missing, Kenya's Red Cross has

  • Dog teaches herself to skateboard
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    Dog teaches herself to skateboard

    A bulldog has attracted an online fanbase after teaching herself to skateboard.Videos of Pumpkin, who uses her paws to propel herself along on her bright pink board, have been watched thousands of times on social media.Her owner, Debra Chandler, of Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, said she hopes to