• 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

  • Trump uses ‘exaggeration like a salesman’
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    Trump uses ‘exaggeration like a salesman’

    Mexico paying for a border wall with the US was probably not taken literally by the public, an adviser to President Trump's 2020 campaign, Mica Mosbacher has told BBC Hardtalk’s Stephen Sackur.“What they reacted to was his strength and the fact he said he would build a wall. I believe that that wall

  • EU 'wants to know what UK wants'
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    EU 'wants to know what UK wants'

    European leaders say Britain needs to clarify what sort of Brexit it can agree to, after MPs overwhelmingly reject PM Theresa May's withdrawal deal.

  • Los Angeles teachers go on strike
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    Los Angeles teachers go on strike

    Thousands of teachers are striking in Los Angeles, protesting for more support staff, smaller class sizes and better pay.The strike comes after almost two years of negotiations with the Los Angeles Unified School District who say they are 'committed' to supporting teachers as much as they can.Schools

  • Saudi teen: 'I'll work for women's freedom'
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    Saudi teen: 'I'll work for women's freedom'

    Rahaf Mohammed has told Canadian media she'll work in support of women's freedom around the world.The 18-year-old made her first public statement since being granted asylum in Canada. She hit the headlines after fleeing her family in Saudi Arabia and barricading herself in a hotel room in Thailand

  • Europe's worst snowfall in decades
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    Europe's worst snowfall in decades

    Parts of Europe have been hit by the worst snowfall in decades, with dozens dead in the last month alone.In Austria, thousands were trapped on a ski resort overnight while several others escaped an avalanche without injury.More snow is forecast over the weekend, although it is not expected to be as heavy

  • Nairobi hotel attack 'treated as suspected terror attack'
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    Nairobi hotel attack 'treated as suspected terror attack'

    Kenyan police have said they are dealing with a "suspected terror attack" after blasts and gunfire was heard at a luxury hotel complex in Kenya. The compound in the Westlands district of the capital Nairobi houses the DusitD2 hotel and offices.The Somalia-based militant group al-Shabab have

  • 'Nigeria is setting world dance trends'
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    'Nigeria is setting world dance trends'

    Nigeria is setting global dance trends according to international choreographer Ezinne Asinugo AKA Zizi who has worked with artists including Drake and Rihanna. The British-Nigerian moved to Lagos because there’s greater demand for choreography work which is being fuelled by more artists wanting Nigerian

  • World's loneliest frog finds mate
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    World's loneliest frog finds mate

    It turns out a frog named Romeo, who was thought to be the last of his kind, isn't the only one left. The Sehuencas water frog had been alone in a tank at an aquarium in Bolivia for a decade while scientists tried to find him a mate. But now scientists from the Museo de Historia Natural Alcide d&

  • Footage shows Nairobi hotel rescue operation
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    Footage shows Nairobi hotel rescue operation

    A hotel complex is under attack in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi.At least two blasts and gunfire were heard at the compound in the Westland district of the city, which houses the Dusit hotel as well as offices.Police say they are treating it as a terrorist attack. Witnesses saw four armed men entering

  • The ultrasound scan you can do yourself
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    The ultrasound scan you can do yourself

    US company Butterfly Networks has produced an ultrasound scanner that plugs into an iPhone and can be bought by anyone for $2,000 (£1,555).Its inventor, Jonathan Rothberg, claims it will have as much impact on healthcare as the stethoscope did 200 years ago.This is part of the BBC's Disruptors series.Camera

  • Supercharged cars at Detroit auto show
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    Supercharged cars at Detroit auto show

    Power and speed took centre stage in Detroit as carmakers showed off new additions to their line up.

  • 'Everyone calls me Afghan Justin Trudeau'
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    'Everyone calls me Afghan Justin Trudeau'

    Abdul Salam Maftoon is a contestant on Afghan Star, a TV singing competition. His performances have received extra attention online after people started noticing the singer's resemblance to a certain prime minister.

  • Vigils held to remember stabbed Polish mayor
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    Vigils held to remember stabbed Polish mayor

    Thousands are attending vigils for Pawel Adamowicz, the Gdansk mayor who was attacked at a charity event on Sunday.Local people spoke of their shock at the death of the popular city leader, who was best known for his liberal politics.

  • Fury as Zimbabwe doubles fuel prices
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    Fury as Zimbabwe doubles fuel prices

    Protests have broken out in Zimbabwe's major cities after fuel prices more than doubled over the weekend. In the second city of Bulawayo police fired teargas on protesters. The BBC's Shingai Nyoka reports from the capital Harare.

  • 'You don't want us any more in the UK'
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    'You don't want us any more in the UK'

    Employers are warning of big labour shortages after Brexit because of new rules the government plans to bring in for low-skilled migrant workers from the EU. They will only be allowed to stay and work in the UK for a maximum of one year. The rule change has already persuaded many workers from places

  • 'A business partner is like a wife'
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    'A business partner is like a wife'

    Allbirds is an ecological shoe brand from California which uses wool and tree fibre instead of leather. The company sold a million pairs within two years of launching. But even while business was booming, the two founding partners realised their relationship was in crisis. Co-founder Joey Zwillinger

  • Jonathan Coe on the 'gender revolution'
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    Jonathan Coe on the 'gender revolution'

    Novelist Jonathan Coe has been listening to and writing compelling fiction about the UK for decades. He writes state of the nation books chronicling our contemporary concerns. His latest work, Middle England, touches on Brexit - but also on recent debates around gender and rights. Here, he tells Stephen

  • Families of trapped miners live in limbo
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    Families of trapped miners live in limbo

    Afroza Khatoon’s husband, Abdul Kalam Sheikh, was trapped when the mine he was working in flooded on 13 December. Efforts continue to save him and 14 other miners.Video by Salman Ravi and Devashish Kumar

  • The sat nav of the future has arrived
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    The sat nav of the future has arrived

    A car dashboard that can display information, directions and points of interest as holograms was demonstrated behind closed doors at the CES tech show in Las Vegas.UK firm Envisics gave the BBC's Chris Fox an exclusive look at the technology in action.While the system is difficult to demonstrate

  • US Syria pullout 'very negative' move
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    US Syria pullout 'very negative' move

    A senior member of the Saudi royal family, Prince Turki al-Faisal, tells the BBC a US troop withdrawal from Syria would have a negative impact, further entrenching Iran, Russia and the rule of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

  • Corybn: 'The EU is well known to be flexible'
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    Corybn: 'The EU is well known to be flexible'

    Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has insisted that an election is still his top priority if Theresa May's Brexit deal is rejected by MPs next week, saying he wanted to negotiate a better withdrawal deal with the EU. The BBC's Andrew Marr asked him exactly what he would campaign on, in the event of

  • 'Measure food with your fist'
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    'Measure food with your fist'

    Nutrition scientists have devised a new way of measuring out food portions - using your hands, thumbs and fists rather than a set of scales.The new guide from the British Nutrition Foundation has been created after studying portion sizes around the worlds and what is available in UK supermarkets.It is