• Small acts of kindness for Sri Lanka mourners
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    Small acts of kindness for Sri Lanka mourners

    As the town of Negombo in Sri Lanka mourns its dead after a church was bombed on Easter Sunday, volunteers rally round to provide water, food and support to those in need.

  • Sudan's 'revolution of awareness'
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    Sudan's 'revolution of awareness'

    The head of the Transitional Military Council of Sudan has told the BBC he will not allow his troops to use force against protesters calling for a civilian government.The comments from General Abdul Fatah al-Burhan come a day after the military ordered protesters to dismantle their barricades on roads

  • 'It's difficult to beat people's affinity for our beer'
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    'It's difficult to beat people's affinity for our beer'

    Private firms are one of the driving forces of Namibia's economy - and Ohlthaver & List is the biggest of these, with 6,000 employees. The group, which is headquartered in the capital Windhoek, oversees a range of operations including fishing, farming, construction, retail, real estate, ship repairs

  • Two best friends living with vitiligo
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    Two best friends living with vitiligo

    In a world where few people understand Vitiligo, Kenyan best friends Julie and Wangui share the struggles and the beauties of living with the skin condition. Sharon Machira brings us their story.

  • What ails India’s airlines?
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    What ails India’s airlines?

    India's domestic aviation industry is one of the fastest growing in the world. But with soaring demand comes cut-throat competition, and pressure to keep costs low.Most Indian airlines, facing a turbulent time over the last few years, are making huge losses, and many airlines are struggling to stay

  • Malawi's antibiotic crisis
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    Malawi's antibiotic crisis

    Since the discovery of penicillin in 1928, antibiotics have revolutionized the way infections are treated. But in recent years, a worrying phenomenon has emerged. Some bacteria are developing a resistance to antibiotics - meaning that some medications are no longer effective. More worrying still is

  • 'The hillside looked like a volcano'
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    'The hillside looked like a volcano'

    Families have fled their homes in a North Wales town at risk from a large mountain blaze.Some 20 properties in the historic mining town of Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd, have been evacuated after the fire broke out on Monday night.The blaze is thought to have started behind quarry workings in an area overlooking

  • Cow politics: Is it hurting the Indian economy?
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    Cow politics: Is it hurting the Indian economy?

    The cow is a polarising animal in India. The majority Hindu community considers the cow sacred, and cow protection is an extremely emotive issue.Some political parties have tried to use the issue to consolidate their vote, but this brand of politics has led to sharp divisions in society, and even mob

  • Inside the most polluted city in the world
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    Inside the most polluted city in the world

    "The grown-ups have already done so much to deteriorate the environment."Inside the most polluted city in the world, which is in India.Hear about whether air pollution should be an election issue in India on the WorklifeIndia podcast.

  • Greta Thunberg: 'Listen to science'
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    Greta Thunberg: 'Listen to science'

    A teenage climate change activist has said that climate change is an "existential crisis" and has urged politicians to "listen to the scientists" on climate change.Greta Thunberg, 16, told BBC Radio 4's Today programme that the onus was on "corporations and states" to

  • The first aid kit for your mind
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    The first aid kit for your mind

    Tina Chan developed the PASS Kit after experiencing anxiety and depression while at college. The University of Waterloo in Canada now provides a kit to all first-year students.

  • Baby squirrels saved after tree cut down
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    Baby squirrels saved after tree cut down

    Six baby squirrels have been rescued after the tree holding their nest was chopped down.Vets in Przemysl, Poland, who are bottle feeding the animals, say two of them had been attacked by a dog before they were found.

  • Bomb explodes as police try to defuse it
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    Bomb explodes as police try to defuse it

    A blast was caught on camera as police tried to defuse explosives near St Anthony's Shrine in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo on Monday.The church was one of several sites attacked in a wave of bombings that left 290 people dead on Sunday.

  • The cookbook with more than just recipes
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    The cookbook with more than just recipes

    Loss of hair or nausea are the more commonly known side effects of chemotherapy, but cancer patients also experience a loss of the sense of taste.One woman's experience - and how blackcurrant jam proved her "boost" - lead to a unique recipe book.The Velindre Cookbook also features families

  • Thai rescuers return to cave
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    Thai rescuers return to cave

    Australians Richard Harris and Craig Challen were two of the divers who came to the rescue of the Wild Boars soccer team in Thailand.They returned to the Tham Luang cave where they were part of the team who saved 12 boys and their soccer coach in July 2018.

  • Dam plans spark violent protests in Georgia
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    Dam plans spark violent protests in Georgia

    In Georgia's north-eastern Pankisi Gorge, the mostly-Muslim residents have clashed with police over plans to build a new hydroelectric dam.Locals believe the plans will damage the gorge, and are set against it. Dozens of people - mostly police officers - have been injured. The region is known internationally

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    The human cost of the Afghan war

    The United States has been holding another round of peace talks with the Taliban – part of President Trump’s efforts to end what is now America’s longest war.But despite those efforts, the death toll among Afghan civilians and military personnel continues to rise dramatically. Over the last four years

  • Comedian wins Ukraine's election
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    Comedian wins Ukraine's election

    Volodymyr Zelensky has won Ukraine's presidential election, according to exit polls. The comedian, with no political experience, won a resounding victory. The incumbent, Petro Poroshenko, has admitted defeat.

  • Paris police fire tear gas at demonstrators
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    Paris police fire tear gas at demonstrators

    Police in Paris have fired tear gas and arrested more than 100 people as part of the latest anti-government protests by France's yellow vest movement.A number of motorbikes have been set on fire and the protesters have been banned from the area around the Notre-Dame cathedral, which was badly damaged

  • '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

  • Your next new car will try to stop you speeding
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    Your next new car will try to stop you speeding

    Drivers will soon find it harder to ignore speed limits - as "intelligent speed assistance" systems will become compulsory by 2022.Camera/Editor: Peter Page; Reporter: Theo Leggett

  • '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

  • 'I turn rubbish into works of art'
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    'I turn rubbish into works of art'

    Zimbabwean Manners Mukuwiri was struggling to make ends meet and pay for his children's education until he started turning rubbish into art.People with disabilities can often find it difficult to find work in the country, but the artist worked with what he could get his hands on, which included waste