• Flying stunt startles Los Angeles residents
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    Flying stunt startles Los Angeles residents

    A dramatic video shoot had stuntmen flying over Los Angeles in wing suits. Residents took to social media react to the unusual sight.

  • Rare super bloom stuns visitors
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    Rare super bloom stuns visitors

    The golden poppy display came after a heavy rain season that has finally freed the state from a seven-year drought. But this year's bloom is drawing too many visitors in what the mayor has dubbed a "poppy apocalypse". The canyon was temporarily shut down but has now been reopened with new

  • Meet Mansur, man's bear friend
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    Meet Mansur, man's bear friend

    Playing with bears is not to be advised, but a pilot in Russia has formed a special bond with an animal that was abandoned in 2016. Mansur was just a tiny cub when he was found and still plays with his 'guardian', Andrei Ivonov, now that he is grown.He was raised with advice from local biologists

  • 'I'm crying blood for my missing children'
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    'I'm crying blood for my missing children'

    Parts of southern Africa have been left devastated after Cyclone Idai swept through Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe.Hundreds of people have been killed and hundreds of thousands more affected. Even though the cyclone hit Mozambique over a week ago, aid agencies are warning that the disaster is getting

  • Algeria's youth find voice in protest
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    Algeria's youth find voice in protest

    It’s been a month since Algerians took to the streets to protest plans of ailing leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika to run for a fifth presidential term. Weeks of protests have pushed Bouteflika to drop his bid, but he remains in office, and the demonstrations have continued, with calls for him to resign immediately

  • Christchurch women show headscarf 'solidarity'
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    Christchurch women show headscarf 'solidarity'

    One week after the fatal shootings in two mosques, women in Christchurch have been demonstrating their support for Muslim women.

  • The ancient city where people escape war
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    The ancient city where people escape war

    It’s been four years since an Arab military coalition, led by Saudi Arabia, intervened in Yemen’s civil war.Tens of thousands have been killed, but in amongst the conflict there is one place that’s prospering – the city of Marib. How is that possible? The BBC’s Paul Adams went to find out.Produced -

  • Higher and higher: Levi's boss on women's jeans
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    Higher and higher: Levi's boss on women's jeans

    Levi Strauss boss Chip Bergh talks women's denim with BBC business correspondent Michelle Fleury

  • KFC's UK boss on 'a very bad day at the office'
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    KFC's UK boss on 'a very bad day at the office'

    KFC's UK and Ireland managing director Paula MacKenzie talks about the day the chicken chain ran out of chicken

  • Brexit: 'EU 27 will remain united'
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    Brexit: 'EU 27 will remain united'

    The Czech Republic considers UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s request for an extension to delay Brexit as a valid one and is looking for options that might help get to the deal, the Czech Republic Foreign Minister Tomas Petricek has said.Speaking on Wednesday ahead of the EU summit, Mr Petricek, told

  • How 300m people are welcoming the new year
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    How 300m people are welcoming the new year

    About 300 million people across the world are celebrating Persian New Year - or Nowruz.The 3,000-year-old festival begins on the first day of the year in the Iranian calendar, and is also a celebration of Spring. People in countries including Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Turkey and Iraq will be welcoming

  • Paradise drowning in plastic
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    Paradise drowning in plastic

    Beaches on the Indonesian island of Sumatra are covered in plastic - and some of it is being dumped there by local businesses. Is Indonesia getting to grips with its plastic problem? Mehulika Sitepu reports.

  • Survivor 'happy' with Karadzic sentence
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    Survivor 'happy' with Karadzic sentence

    A UN tribunal has raised the sentence of ex-Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic to life in prison after he appealed against his original conviction for genocide.

  • 'The bottom dropped out of my life'
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    'The bottom dropped out of my life'

    The continued uncertainty surrounding Brexit means the rights of UK citizens living in EU countries are still to be guaranteed. Instead of waiting to see what's in store, an increasing number of British people abroad are applying for citizenship in the European country where they live and work. Germany

  • Would congestion charge work in New York?
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    Would congestion charge work in New York?

    New York could follow London by introducing a congestion charge later this month. But not everyone is pleased, especially drivers from the poorer, outer boroughs of the city.

  • World Bank: We have our priorities right
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    World Bank: We have our priorities right

    The Interim President of the World Bank, Kristalina Georgieva, has defended the organisation’s approach to tackling poverty saying it has the right priorities.“We are shifting towards the lower income countries and also towards the countries that are on the frontline of this fight against extreme poverty

  • How will we get around in 2050?
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    How will we get around in 2050?

    The majority of vehicles on the road could be self-driving by 2050, according to enthusiasts for electric and autonomous cars.They believe technology, plus the push for cleaner air will be the incentive for big changes in the way we get from A to B.This is part of the BBC's Disruptors series.Graphic

  • India elections: Does identity politics hinder development?
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    India elections: Does identity politics hinder development?

    Caste, class, gender, religion and nationality are all powerful labels, but how important are they to a country's development and economy?In less than a month, India, the world’s largest democracy, will go into general elections. The massive electoral exercise, with 900 million people eligible to

  • Could gamer be esport's Ryan Giggs?
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    Could gamer be esport's Ryan Giggs?

    Plenty of Welshmen have pulled on the famous red jersey of Manchester United such as Ryan Giggs, Mickey Thomas and Mark Hughes.Now 17-year-old gamer Josh Jones will be the next after winning the chance to represent the Red Devils at the ePremier League Grand Final.Josh spends up to four hours every night

  • How US university admissions are broken
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    How US university admissions are broken

    The US university admissions process is in the spotlight following the scandal over wealthy parents allegedly cheating to get their children into elite colleges.It's an extraordinary case of life imitating art for the stars of Admissions, a play about using privilege to rig the system. The actors

  • 'Support helped me become chief constable'
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    'Support helped me become chief constable'

    Michael Fuller became the UK’s first black chief constable in 2004.Joining the Metropolitan Police Service as a cadet in 1975, he headed the Kent Police in southern England from 2004 to 2010, before going on to be the Crown Prosecution Service chief inspector.He told BBC Hardtalk’s Stephen Sackur that

  • Students perform Haka for attack victims
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    Students perform Haka for attack victims

    School pupils in Christchurch have gathered in large numbers to perform the Haka in tribute to those killed in attacks at two mosques in the city.Fifty people were killed and many more injured in the shootings on Friday. New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern has said she will announce detailed gun law reforms

  • New Zealanders rallying for attack victims
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    New Zealanders rallying for attack victims

    Thousands of people have gathered to remember the victims of the mosque attacks in Christchurch in New Zealand. Many have offered messages of support and solidarity for those affected. Meanwhile, worshippers at Equippers Church have been raising money and reaching out to show "this is not the Kiwi

  • 'My father took a bullet for me'
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    'My father took a bullet for me'

    Ali Adeeba was praying alongside his brother and father at the Al Noor Mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, when a gunman opened fire.He described how the harrowing events unfolded around him.

  • 'The river has eaten my land'
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    'The river has eaten my land'

    Thousands of people still live on the Indian island of Ghoramora, which has shrunk in size to just 4.5 sq km.It's one of scores of low-lying islands in the Sundarbans Delta that are rapidly disappearing.Scientists say global warming has caused melting snow and ice to swell the rivers, and the sea