• Cloud of smoke covers Mexican city
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    Cloud of smoke covers Mexican city

    Thick black smoke engulfed a Mexican city after a warehouse fire. The incident which occurred in Mexico's fifth largest city, Toluca, happened after a fire in a fabric storage facility on Monday afternoon.Mexican news outlets reported that one person was taken to hospital with smoke inhalation.Local

  • 'One of a kind' tomb found in Egypt
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    'One of a kind' tomb found in Egypt

    A 4,400-year-old tomb, thought to be the final resting place of a high priest, has been discovered in Egypt.The tomb is filled with hieroglyphs and statues of pharaohs.

  • Mo Salah: I want AFOTY hat-trick next year
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    Mo Salah: I want AFOTY hat-trick next year

    Mohamed Salah has won the 2018 BBC African Footballer of the Year award for the second year in a row.The Egypt and Liverpool forward won the Premier League Golden Boot with 32 goals in May and scored 10 Champions League goals as Liverpool reached the final.He also scored both of Egypt's goals at

  • Nigeria's e-waste entrepreneur
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    Nigeria's e-waste entrepreneur

    Ifeanyi Ochonogor runs a company that deals with electronic waste in an eco-friendly way. He says electronic waste is one of the most toxic forms of waste that is affecting mankind.Ifeanyi told BBC Minute "If we don’t adhere to what the environment needs, we will be doomed as a civilization or as

  • 'It completely blew my mind'
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    'It completely blew my mind'

    Musician Seun Kuti says his recent Grammy nomination was "completely blew his mind".He's the youngest son of Nigerian afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti. His album "Black Times" has been nominated in the Best World Music Award category.Seun told BBC Minute many African artists are "

  • The designers shaking up Africa's shoe market
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    The designers shaking up Africa's shoe market

    Kevine Kagiri-Mpundu and Ysolde Shimwe are Rwandan shoemakers, whose Afrocentric designs are symbolic of a nation ready to move forward. They live in the bustling city of Kigali, and with their shoe business Uzuri K&Y taking off, the young entrepreneurs are brimming with hope.Lerato Mbele caught up with

  • ‘No crackdown on journalists in Turkey’
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    ‘No crackdown on journalists in Turkey’

    Turkey has not convicted anyone for what they have written or what they have done as journalists, the senior adviser to Turkey’s president has said.Gulnur Aybet was responding to reports that Turkey is the world leader in imprisoning journalists.When a person is arrested in Turkey they have to fill out

  • Meet the teenager studying combat at school
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    Meet the teenager studying combat at school

    A surge of patriotism in Poland has led to increased demand for military classes in high schools. It follows the election of a conservative government and comes amid ongoing tensions with neighbouring Russia. The government is now piloting formalised military lessons in 109 schools. The BBC joined one

  • The view from the edge of space
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    The view from the edge of space

    The latest test flight by Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic has successfully rocketed to the edge of space and back.The firm's SpaceShipTwo passenger rocket ship reached a height of 82.7km, beyond the altitude at which US agencies have awarded astronaut wings.

  • Yellow Vests: A symbol of protest in Europe?
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    Yellow Vests: A symbol of protest in Europe?

    Demonstrations in France by a ‘Yellow Vest’ group over recent weeks have dominated headlines, but similar protests, with the same symbol, have been seen in countries like Belgium, Greece, the Netherlands and in the UK.LSE Professor of Politics and Communication Bart Cammaerts discusses this new trend

  • Nasa's close-up Jupiter images
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    Nasa's close-up Jupiter images

    Nasa's Juno mission to Jupiter has reached its halfway mark and has revealed new views of cyclones at the gas giant's poles.As it orbits the planet every 53 days - Juno performs a data-gathering dive, speeding from pole to pole.Its sensors take measurements of the composition of the planet, in

  • 'World needs Mary Poppins right now'
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    'World needs Mary Poppins right now'

    Mary Poppins Returns saw the Royal Albert Hall transformed into Cherry Tree Lane for its European premiere. Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda spoke of the film's much-needed magic in times of global uncertainty.

  • 'Every day I go to work and pray I'm safe'
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    'Every day I go to work and pray I'm safe'

    Hotel room cleaners have long battled sexual harassment by guests. Now a group of them in New York City are hitting back.Video by Hannah Long-Higgins

  • Melting glaciers: studying the world's loneliest island
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    Melting glaciers: studying the world's loneliest island

    Scientists say studying ice cores from the world's loneliest island, Bouvet Island, will help us better understand why Antarctica's glaciers are melting.

  • Million dollar idea: Traffic lights
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    Million dollar idea: Traffic lights

    Traffic lights. They've been keeping road crossings safe for over a century. They make the firms that manufacture them over a billion dollars a year. But the first one was a positive menace. Aaron Heslehurst tells the story of their creation.

  • 'I am not a people smuggler’
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    'I am not a people smuggler’

    Sarah Mardini, a Syrian refugee hailed as a hero after saving 18 people from drowning on the hazardous journey from Turkey to the Greek islands, has given her first interview with the British media.She has recently been released on bail from a prison in Athens where she had been held since August.She

  • 30 minutes to protest at climate summit
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    30 minutes to protest at climate summit

    With 30 minute slots, allocated areas, volume limits and guidance on the wording of signs, protests inside the UN climate summit in Poland are strictly controlled.Meanwhile, spontaneous outdoor demonstrations in the host city of Katowice are banned during the talks.Two young activists shared their frustrations

  • Bickering leaders spar over 'Trump shutdown'
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    Bickering leaders spar over 'Trump shutdown'

    President Donald Trump and Democratic leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi clash over border wall funding in a feisty Oval Office meeting.

  • The teenage poet tackling HIV through verse
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    The teenage poet tackling HIV through verse

    Kenyan teen Meshack first learnt about public health from his mother, who is a health volunteer.Now, the 13-year-old uses poetry to educate people on the dangers of diseases like HIV and polio.When he grows up, he aims to be a doctor so he can cure the diseases he sees people suffering from.A BBC Africa

  • Lessons in hope from an Ebola survivor
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    Lessons in hope from an Ebola survivor

    Daniel Sidikie Turay was successfully treated for Ebola in Sierra Leone in 2014. At the time, the virus was spreading across West Africa. It claimed more than 11,000 lives, including nearly all of Daniel's close family. Five years on, the young man is in medical school. He speaks to the BBC about

  • Oil thieves cause spill in Brazil bay
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    Oil thieves cause spill in Brazil bay

    At least 60,000 litres (16,000 gallons) of oil has spilled into Rio de Janeiro’s Guanabara Bay and the nearby Estrela river.The Brazilian oil company Transpetro said the 4km (2.5-mile) spill was caused by thieves who broke into a pipeline last week.Workers have cleared most of the oil, but a biologist

  • 'I'm not the right actress for this role'
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    'I'm not the right actress for this role'

    How Margot Robbie told a director she was wrong to the role of Queens Elizabeth - but went onto play it.She plays alongside Saoirse Ronan, who plays Mary Stewart, in the film Mary, Queen of Scots.

  • Love Islanders' £££ tips for Instagram
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    Love Islanders' £££ tips for Instagram

    Reality stars from shows such as Love Island are increasingly choosing to make money from social media rather than the traditional meet-and-greet nightclub appearances.Even before participants leave a programme, companies are recruiting them to post about their products on Instagram or to become brand

  • 'Entering the ring, I become Cindi Gold'
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    'Entering the ring, I become Cindi Gold'

    When you think of professional wrestling you probably think of the big American promotions like WWE. But there are local pro-wrestling associations around the world, including in South Africa.We went to meet Cindi Gold, a 19-year-old from Soweto, Johannesburg, who trains with the African Punishment Wrestling

  • The blind veteran boxer
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    The blind veteran boxer

    Paul Jacobs fought for the British army in Afghanistan. An explosion while on patrol blinded him when he was just 20 years old. Now, aged 29, he's fighting his first boxing match without being able to see anything at all. He's facing a sighted man. Paul says boxing has really help him with his