• 'The other Oscars,' in Oscar week
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    'The other Oscars,' in Oscar week

    The 14th Oscar Wilde Awards, also known as "the Irish Oscars," brought A-listers to the red carpet ahead of Sunday's main event.They recognise the contributions of Irish people, or people with a connection to Ireland, in film, television and music.Melissa McCarthy and Glenn Close were just

  • Why is this horse dressed like a zebra?
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    Why is this horse dressed like a zebra?

    Researchers from the University of Bristol have found a novel way of keeping flies away from horses.By using a coat with a zebra pattern, biting fly activity on horses was reduced by 25%.

  • Panda-snow-mium at National Zoo
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    Panda-snow-mium at National Zoo

    Giant panda Mei Xiang, 20, and three-year-old Bei Bei had a (snow) ball at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington DC.

  • Influencers: Fast fame, but fast forgotten?
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    Influencers: Fast fame, but fast forgotten?

    Social media influencers are part of an industry worth billions of dollars, but how do they make their money - and how long will their earning power last?A successful influencer, a social media professional and an aspiring influencer share some tricks of the trade, and discuss the dark side of the glam

  • The trans woman shattering the glass ceiling in Indian politics
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    The trans woman shattering the glass ceiling in Indian politics

    Women are under-represented in Indian politics, and a trans woman is a rare sight. Apsara Reddy is one such politician who’s breaking the glass ceiling.The 35-year-old was born Ajay, and underwent gender transformation to become Apsara.She recently hit the headlines when she was given a leadership role

  • Arman: Omar al-Bashir 'politically dead'
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    Arman: Omar al-Bashir 'politically dead'

    Sudanese opposition politician Yasir Arman says the president's 30 year rule will come to an end. He told Hardtalk's Zeinab Badawi: “I am very sure the Sudanese people, they will change this regime and there are new social forces that are coming into the political scene and I think the story

  • What do young Senegalese want in a leader?
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    What do young Senegalese want in a leader?

    Senegal is heading to the polls on 24 February to vote for the country's president. Incumbent President Macky Sall is in the running again in the West African nation, seen as one of the most stable democracies in sub-Saharan Africa. More than 6.6 million people are registered to vote in these elections

  • Does power dressing pay off?
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    Does power dressing pay off?

    For many of us, deciding what to wear to work is a daily chore. But is there more to our sartorial choices than meets the eye? Can they impact the way we work and how we are treated at work?Leaders of certain companies argue that formal dressing has a positive impact on employee performance. Others believe

  • Blaze engulfs Bangladesh buildings
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    Blaze engulfs Bangladesh buildings

    A fire has swept through several building in a historic district of Bangladesh's capital Dhaka. The blaze broke out Wednesday evening in a multi-storey residential building with one floor reportedly used to store flammable chemicals.

  • On the red carpet at the Brits
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    On the red carpet at the Brits

    The BBC speaks to Dua Lipa, Pink, Anne Marie, Hugh Jackman and more on the red carpet ahead of the 2019 Brit Awards.

  • What's Hugh Jackman doing at the Brits?
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    What's Hugh Jackman doing at the Brits?

    The Greatest Showman actor is among the performers at the 39th year of the Brit Awards. Hugh Jackman explained his theory of saying yes to life and said what advice he would give to Oscars host Whoopi Goldberg. The actor hosted the ceremony 10 years ago. At the Brits, Anne-Marie and Dua Lipa lead the

  • 'We put our baby in a bag to flee hospital'
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    'We put our baby in a bag to flee hospital'

    A man who was arrested for attempting to smuggle his baby out of a hospital in the Kenyan capital Nairobi has been given a suspended sentence.Boniface Murage said he tried to carry his daughter out of Kenyatta National Hospital hidden in a paper bag as he could not afford to pay her medical bills.Some

  • 'I want to be the next Alexander McQueen'
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    'I want to be the next Alexander McQueen'

    13-year-old Joshua Bartfeld-Birchjones from Kent is one of the youngest people to exhibit during London fashion week - and has his eyes set on becoming the next Alexander McQueen. He told BBC Minute he's currently designing a dress which will costs hundreds of thousands of pounds. From the age of

  • Million dollar idea: Shampoo
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    Million dollar idea: Shampoo

    Two centuries ago, it was used only by Indians. Nowadays, billions of us use it every day. We're talking about shampoo. The world lathers its way through almost $90bn-worth a year. But who made it the global way of washing hair? And do we really need to use so much of it? Here's Aaron Heslehurst

  • Are we stockpiling for Brexit?
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    Are we stockpiling for Brexit?

    There are fears that a no-deal Brexit might disrupt supplies of food from abroad. So how many of us are stockpiling groceries ahead of the leave date? Here's what some are doing in the Yorkshire town of Baildon.

  • Film without actors nominated for an Oscar
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    Film without actors nominated for an Oscar

    Zain was born in Syria and spent his childhood in the slums of Beirut. The film's director, Nadine Labaki only wanted to work with real-life people and her film has now been nominated for an Oscar. Zain has since been granted refugee status in Norway and has his own bed for the first time in his

  • 'Super snow moon' lights up the skies
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    'Super snow moon' lights up the skies

    The biggest and brightest supermoon of 2019 has been observed around the world. When it occurs in February, the phenomenon is sometimes dubbed a 'super snow moon', as the month is often associated with heavy snowfall in Europe and America.

  • Marilyn Stafford: My memories of Einstein
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    Marilyn Stafford: My memories of Einstein

    Marilyn Stafford, 93, is one of the great women pioneers of photo journalism. In her long career, she has photographed everything from refugees fleeing war in Algeria to models on the fashion catwalks of Paris and Milan. She also took portraits of such luminaries as Edith Piaf, Indira Gandhi and Albert

  • 'Bees follow me and I don't know why'
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    'Bees follow me and I don't know why'

    Gosa Taffese has a beehive in his front room and the insects follow him on his travels as well.Dubbed the “father of bees” by locals in Ethiopia's Oromia region, he says it's a mystery why the insects are attracted to him. Video journalist: Yadeta Berhanu, BBC News Oromo

  • Female 9/11 pilot inspires musical
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    Female 9/11 pilot inspires musical

    Beverley Bass was ordered to divert a trans-Atlantic flight during the events of 9/11.She landed in the small Canadian town of Gander in Newfoundland.Come From Away tells the true story of the events that unfolded.BBC news spoke to Beverley about that day and how it changed her life.Video journalist

  • Snow racers on two years of Trump
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    Snow racers on two years of Trump

    Voters at New Hampshire's Winter Blast car race give their assessment of President Trump's first two years.

  • 'It is important for women to have their own money'
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    'It is important for women to have their own money'

    The Kenyan Women Microfinance Bank, in various forms, has been helping one million of Kenya's women farmers and business leaders for almost 30 years. It was founded by Dr Jennifer Riria, who says that traditionally, women were "not considered credit-worthy". She tells the BBC's Lerato

  • Netanyahu and the allegations of corruption
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    Netanyahu and the allegations of corruption

    Final lists of candidates will be drawn up in Israel this week ahead of the country’s general election in April. It’s an important moment in the run up to the ballot – giving a clearer picture about how the political parties are positioned. Fighting to hold on to the premiership, Prime Minister Benjamin

  • App makes you a fashion model
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    App makes you a fashion model

    An app is being trialled at London Fashion Week that can turn members of the public into fashion models.Clothing brand Hanger is using real models and members of the public. The app Superpersonal can capture a user's face and small movements to create a realistic moving image.The 'model'

  • Kenya's growing taste for online delivery
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    Kenya's growing taste for online delivery

    Kenya has one of the fastest rates of urbanisation across Africa. But as more people move to Kenya's cities - particularly Nairob - their tastes are changing.Talking Business Africa's Lerato Mbele-Roberts takes a look at how one food app is catering for the on-demand crowd.