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The yoga guru turned company boss

Monday 21st of December 2015, 0:01
related countries: India India

Selling consumption in India on the back of spiritualism
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VIDEO: 'Every day there were eight new bodies'

Monday 21st of December 2015, 0:05
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Sami`

Sami went through two periods of detention in Syria's prisons. He eventually bribed his way out and out of Syria.
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Drawing the horror of a Syrian detention centre

Monday 21st of December 2015, 0:05
related countries: Syria Syria

Drawing the horror of a Syrian detention centre
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Sex, love and money: Nigeria's new Instagram agony aunt

Monday 21st of December 2015, 0:13
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigerian women use Instagram to get advice from agony aunt
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Illegal migrant makes good as plumber in Nigeria

Monday 21st of December 2015, 1:03
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Illegal migrant leaves UK to become top Nigerian plumber
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Chile airport strike ends after chaos

Monday 21st of December 2015, 1:20
related countries: Chile Chile

Airport ground workers in Chile end a four-day strike that has left thousands of people stranded in the busy run-up to Christmas.
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VIDEO: Bi-plane pilot on solo flight reaches Asia

Monday 21st of December 2015, 2:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Australia Australia
related places: Taylor

Tracey Curtis-Taylor, a pilot who is attempting to become only the second woman to fly single-handedly from the UK to Australia, reaches Asia.
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'Stoner sloth' campaign criticised

Monday 21st of December 2015, 4:40
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian researchers express reservations about a government-funded anti-marijuana campaign featuring an intoxicated sloth.
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Taliban battle police in Afghan town

Monday 21st of December 2015, 5:51
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Fierce fighting continues in Sangin in the Afghan province of Helmand, as security forces try to hold off a Taliban attack.
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Spain prepares for coalition talks

Monday 21st of December 2015, 8:11
related countries: Spain Spain

Spain faces political uncertainty after the governing party loses its majority, as two new movements win nearly a third of seats in parliament.
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Toshiba predicts record $4.5bn loss

Monday 21st of December 2015, 8:46
related countries: Japan Japan

Troubled Japanese conglomerate Toshiba says it will report a record $4.5bn annual loss and cut nearly 7,000 jobs as it carries out a restructuring.
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'No law' to stop Delhi rapist release

Monday 21st of December 2015, 8:49
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

India's Supreme Court dismisses an appeal against the release of the youngest convict in the notorious 2012 Delhi gang rape case.
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Venezuela releases Pepsi workers

Monday 21st of December 2015, 10:52
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Employees at a Venezuelan Pepsi-Cola plant are released days after being detained by government inspectors for allegedly hoarding goods and halting production.
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VIDEO: British Islamist fighting against IS

Monday 21st of December 2015, 10:55
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British Islamist who says he is in Syria fighting against both President Assad and the group calling itself Islamic State talks to the BBC's Quentin Sommerville.
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Iranian hackers 'targeted' US dam

Monday 21st of December 2015, 11:47
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: New York

Iranian hackers penetrated the computers controlling a dam near New York, reports the Wall Street Journal.
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Malawi 'suspends' anti-homosexual laws

Monday 21st of December 2015, 12:07
related countries: Malawi Malawi

Malawi imposes a moratorium on anti-homosexual laws pending a decision on whether to repeal the legislation, Justice Minister Samuel Tembenu says.
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China's history of industrial tragedy

Monday 21st of December 2015, 12:11
related countries: China China

The flipside of China's economic growth story
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Dozens missing after China landslide

Monday 21st of December 2015, 12:27
related countries: China China
related places: Shenzhen

Hundreds of rescue workers are looking for survivors after a landslide hit 33 buildings at an industrial park in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen.
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'Two held' over Air France bomb scare

Monday 21st of December 2015, 12:41
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Police in Paris have detained two people who were on an Air France flight forced to make an emergency landing when a fake bomb was found, reports say.
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Police fear capture in Taliban siege

Monday 21st of December 2015, 12:47
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Sangin

Afghan police besieged by the Taliban in Helmand's Sangin district say they are low on ammunition and risk being taken prisoner.
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Nigeria bans credit card use abroad

Monday 21st of December 2015, 15:06
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria's central bank has ordered commercial banks to stop customers from using their debit and credit cards abroad, a source tells the BBC.
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Russian jet's black box 'unreadable'

Monday 21st of December 2015, 15:14
related countries: Turkey Turkey, Russia Russia

Data on the flight recorder of the Russian war plane downed by Turkey last month has so far proved unreadable, Russia's military says.
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Divided Spain faces coalition struggle

Monday 21st of December 2015, 17:55
related countries: Spain Spain

Spain's political parties face a struggle to form a stable government after a historic election that broke the traditional two-party dominance.
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Death sentences for India rape-murder

Monday 21st of December 2015, 18:12
related countries: Nepal Nepal, India India

A court in India sentence seven men to death for the brutal rape and murder of a Nepalese woman in February.
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Argentine leader clashes with Venezuela

Monday 21st of December 2015, 18:37
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela accuses new Argentine President Mauricio Macri of meddling in its internal affairs after he criticised its human rights record.
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Saudi Arabia 'jails reformist writer'

Monday 21st of December 2015, 18:51
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

A Saudi writer who has called for political reform is reported to have been sentenced to four years in jail and banned from writing for 15 years.
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Muslims shield Christians in Kenya attack

Monday 21st of December 2015, 19:01
related countries: Kenya Kenya

A group of Kenyan Muslims on a bus attacked by Islamist gunmen protected Christian passengers by refusing to be split into groups, witnesses say.
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US crash driver 'faces murder charge'

Monday 21st of December 2015, 19:17
related countries: United States United States
related places: Las Vegas

Las Vegas prosecutors say a woman accused of deliberately driving her car into a crowd of pedestrians, killing one, will be charged with murder.
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VIDEO: Pure cocaine found in banana crates

Monday 21st of December 2015, 19:20
related countries: Poland Poland
related places: Police

Police in Poland have seize 178kg (around 28st) of pure cocaine that had been hidden in banana crates.
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Burkina Faso 'warrant' for ex-leader

Monday 21st of December 2015, 20:21
related countries: Burkina Faso Burkina Faso

An arrest warrant is reportedly issued for ousted Burkina Faso leader Blaise Compaore over his alleged role in the murder of ex-President Thomas Sankara.
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Young Danish prince 'saved from waves'

Monday 21st of December 2015, 20:22
related countries: Denmark Denmark, Aruba Aruba

Prince Christian, the second in line to Denmark's throne, was rescued from the waves at an Australian beach after getting into trouble, reports say.
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IAAF planned to delay naming cheats

Monday 21st of December 2015, 20:59
related countries: Russia Russia

The BBC uncovers a plan within athletics' world governing body to delay naming Russian drug cheats before Moscow 2013.
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Spain's PM will try to form government

Monday 21st of December 2015, 21:17
related countries: Spain Spain

Spain's PM Mariano Rajoy says his Popular Party has a "responsibility" to try to form a new cabinet, despite failing to win a majority in Sunday's elections.
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Taliban 'close to taking' Helmand town

Monday 21st of December 2015, 21:21
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Bagram

Reports from the southern Afghan province of Helmand suggest Taliban militants are close to overrunning the strategic town of Sangin.
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Who will take care of China's elderly people?

Monday 21st of December 2015, 22:00
related countries: China China

Their families won't look after them - who will?
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VIDEO: Are robots the future of elderly care?

Monday 21st of December 2015, 22:02
related countries: Singapore Singapore

Singapore's novel method of helping the elderly exercise
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International system has failed Syria

Monday 21st of December 2015, 22:15
related countries: Syria Syria

Syria has been failed by the international system
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Star Wars in global box office record

Monday 21st of December 2015, 22:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: Disney

Star Wars: The Force Awakens smashes the record for the biggest box office debut weekend globally with tickets sales of $529m (£355m).
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VIDEO: Unlikely face of US heroin epidemic

Monday 21st of December 2015, 22:25
related countries: United States United States
related places: New Hampshire

Drug-related deaths have soared in New Hampshire where an epidemic of heroin addiction and overdoses has claimed victims from every section of society.
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Solar flares light up Australian skies

Monday 21st of December 2015, 22:51
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

Photographers along the east coast of Australia have captured incredible images of the Aurora Australis.
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VIDEO: Chinese buy fresh air from Canada

Monday 21st of December 2015, 23:05
related countries: Canada Canada, China China

As Beijing continues to be shrouded under a toxic haze, one mother explains why she has bought a can of fresh air, imported from Canada.
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VIDEO: Aerial footage shows China landslide damage

Monday 21st of December 2015, 23:56
related countries: China China

A major rescue operation is underway for 91 people thought to be missing after a massive landslide in southern China.
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