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Why the humble cow is India's most polarising animal

Thursday 15th of October 2015, 0:22
related countries: India India

Why the bovine is India's most polarising animal
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Mystery of Madagascar's stunted children

Thursday 15th of October 2015, 0:50
related countries: Madagascar Madagascar

Why are these Madagascan children shorter than their friends?
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Jack Dorsey's Square to list in US

Thursday 15th of October 2015, 1:01
related countries: United States United States

The mobile payments firm Square, founded and run by Twitter's chief executive Jack Dorsey, has filed papers to list on the US stock market.
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India to declassify Subhash Bose files

Thursday 15th of October 2015, 4:01
related countries: India India

India's government will begin declassifying crucial files on revolutionary leader Subhash Chandra Bose from 23 January, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said.
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Dutton rules out pregnant migrant move

Thursday 15th of October 2015, 5:03
related countries: Nauru Nauru, Australia Australia

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton says pregnant asylum seekers on Nauru will not be allowed in to Australia, saying the government will not be blackmailed.
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VIDEO: Son's plea for father jailed in Iran

Thursday 15th of October 2015, 6:15
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

Four years ago Kamal Foroughi was working in Tehran as a consultant when he was arrested and thrown in jail, accused of spying.
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Bouchard sues after US Open fall

Thursday 15th of October 2015, 6:38
related countries: United States United States

Eugenie Bouchard is suing the United States Tennis Association after suffering concussion following a fall at the US Open.
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Australia approves controversial mine

Thursday 15th of October 2015, 6:48
related countries: India India, Aruba Aruba

The Australian government gives its approval for one of the world's biggest coal mines to be built by Indian company Adani in Queensland.
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HK police charged for protester beating

Thursday 15th of October 2015, 8:16
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Hong Kong charges 7 police officers with allegedly attacking a pro-democracy protester- while the protester also faces charges of assault and resisting arrest.
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Dolly Parton denies cancer rumours

Thursday 15th of October 2015, 8:25
related countries: United States United States

Singer Dolly Parton has issued a statement denying she has stomach cancer, following reports in the US that she was rushed to hospital.
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Blanchett highlights 'great roles' for women

Thursday 15th of October 2015, 8:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Cate Blanchett, whose latest film Carol has had its UK premiere, says there's a "swathe of great roles for women" in film.
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AUDIO: Lamar Odom 911 brothel call released

Thursday 15th of October 2015, 8:31
related countries: United States United States

The emergency 911 phone call to US police by staff at the brothel where ex-NBA star Lamar Odom collapsed, has been released.
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China shares rise on stimulus hopes

Thursday 15th of October 2015, 8:31
related countries: United States United States
related places: Asia

Shares in mainland China and Hong Kong rise sharply on hopes that Beijing will introduce new stimulus measures to boost the country's slowing economy.
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Safety 'big concern' in NHS and care

Thursday 15th of October 2015, 8:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Safety in the NHS and care sectors in England is a "significant concern", with particular problems in hospitals, inspectors are warning.
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Court strikes down Mumbai dance bar ban

Thursday 15th of October 2015, 8:58
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

India's Supreme Court puts on hold a law banning dance bars in the western state of Maharashtra and its capital city, Mumbai, allowing them to reopen.
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Placido Domingo to undergo surgery

Thursday 15th of October 2015, 9:51
related countries: Spain Spain

Placido Domingo is to have surgery to have his gallbladder removed, forcing the Spanish tenor to miss conducting engagements at New York's Metropolitan Opera.
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VIDEO: Iran's underground missile tunnels

Thursday 15th of October 2015, 9:52
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran's state television airs footage of a secret underground missile base where medium and long-range missiles are being stored.
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Outcry over Argentine transgender death

Thursday 15th of October 2015, 10:00
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Argentina's president and rights group Amnesty International call for justice after the third violent death of a transgender person in a month.
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India's Zaheer announces retirement

Thursday 15th of October 2015, 10:13
related countries: India India

India left-arm seamer Zaheer Khan retires from international cricket with 311 Test and 282 one-day wickets.
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Morgan starts at centre for Wales

Thursday 15th of October 2015, 10:28
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Centre Tyler Morgan and Dan Lydiate are in Wales' starting XV for Saturday's World Cup quarter-final against South Africa.
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Actress' face examined for court case

Thursday 15th of October 2015, 10:35
related countries: China China

Top Chinese actress Angelababy has had her face examined as part of a high-profile legal case in China, local media report.
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Benin mourns 'father of democracy'

Thursday 15th of October 2015, 10:55
related countries: Benin Benin

Benin's former President Mathieu Kerekou, the first West African leader to admit defeat in an election, dies at the age of 82.
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VIDEO: El Chapo CCTV shows guards' confusion

Thursday 15th of October 2015, 10:57
related countries: Mexico Mexico

New footage reveals the confusion of Mexican prison guards when they found a large hole in the cell of notorious cartel leader Joaquin Guzman, and the inmate gone.
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Guzman prison guards video released

Thursday 15th of October 2015, 11:33
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Video footage shows more details of the escape of Mexico's top drug lord Joaquin "Shorty" Guzman - and the reaction from guards upon discovering it.
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Banned NZ book goes back on sale

Thursday 15th of October 2015, 12:22
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Censors in New Zealand lift the ban on the award-winning teen novel Into the River, saying it addresses important issues young people may face.
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Jerusalem sees attacks despite checks

Thursday 15th of October 2015, 12:38
related countries: Israel Israel

Attacks continue in parts of Jerusalem only hours after Israeli forces launch a major security operation in Arab areas of the city.
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'Five million' fraud cases in past year

Thursday 15th of October 2015, 13:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

There were 5.1 million incidents of fraud and 2.5 million of cyber crime in England and Wales in the past year, estimates suggest.
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Oscar Pistorius granted house arrest

Thursday 15th of October 2015, 13:31
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Olympic and Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius is to be released from prison to house arrest on Tuesday, South African parole board says.
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Indian 'mystery girl' finds her family

Thursday 15th of October 2015, 13:40
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, India India

An Indian woman found on the Pakistani side of the border more than a decade ago identifies her family from photos and may soon be heading home.
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Captain Cook leads England reply

Thursday 15th of October 2015, 14:17
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates, Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Abu Dhabi

Alastair Cook hits an unbeaten 168 as England reach 290-3, trailing Pakistan by 233 in the first Test in Abu Dhabi.
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VIDEO: Obama briefing on troops in Afghanistan

Thursday 15th of October 2015, 14:51
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: White House

US President Barack Obama speaks from the White House on his decision keep 5,500 US troops in Afghanistan.
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Jay Z: 'No idea track was sampled'

Thursday 15th of October 2015, 15:02
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Jay Z tells a court he had no reason to check whether one of his tracks contained copyrighted music, as the family of an Egyptian musician sues him and Timbaland.
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UK spy kit 'used on Uganda dissidents'

Thursday 15th of October 2015, 15:09
related countries: Uganda Uganda, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A UK-based company sold surveillance technology to Uganda where it was used to crush political opponents of the president and gather information for blackmail, according to documents seen by BBC Newsnight.
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Airbnb offers stay in Paris catacombs

Thursday 15th of October 2015, 15:12
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Airbnb is offering a night in the Paris catacombs, but why are the remains of millions kept under the city?
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Hastert to plead guilty in cover-up case

Thursday 15th of October 2015, 15:53
related countries: United States United States

Former US House Speaker Dennis Hastert will plead guilty in a federal hush-money case, his lawyer has said.
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Strachan continues as Scotland boss

Thursday 15th of October 2015, 15:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Gordon Strachan has decided to stay on as Scotland manager, BBC Sport has learned.
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Syrian army launches Homs offensive

Thursday 15th of October 2015, 16:00
related countries: Syria Syria, Russia Russia

Syrian government forces launch an offensive in the central province of Homs, following intense air strikes by Russian warplanes.
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US to extend Afghan military presence

Thursday 15th of October 2015, 16:20
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

President Barack Obama confirms plans to keep 5,500 US troops in Afghanistan beyond 2016, in a shift in policy.
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Cairns 'asked McCullum to spot-fix'

Thursday 15th of October 2015, 16:21
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum was asked to get involved in match-fixing by ex-team-mate Chris Cairns, a crown court hears.
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Thai film director decries censorship

Thursday 15th of October 2015, 16:58
related countries: Thailand Thailand

An award-winning Thai film director has told the BBC he does not want his film shown in Thailand because he would be required to self-censor.
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GB win double gold in team pursuits

Thursday 15th of October 2015, 18:18
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Great Britain's men and women win gold in their team pursuit finals at the European Track Championships in Switzerland.
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Genocide denier 'had rights infringed'

Thursday 15th of October 2015, 18:18
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The European Court of Human Rights rules that a Turkish politician should not have been prosecuted for denying the killing of Armenians was a genocide.
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France rejects 'tampon tax' change

Thursday 15th of October 2015, 18:37
related countries: France France

French MPs vote down an amendment which would have cut the VAT paid on sanitary products from 20% to 5%.
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New VW boss says firm can shine again

Thursday 15th of October 2015, 18:44
related countries: Italy Italy, Germany Germany
related places: Bologna, Verona

The newly-installed boss of Volkswagen, Matthias Mueller, says the company can shine again in two to three years.
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School wins architecture's top prize

Thursday 15th of October 2015, 19:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A £41m girls' secondary school in south London has won the Riba Stirling Prize, the UK's most prestigious architecture award.
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Merkel: EU must secure external borders

Thursday 15th of October 2015, 20:31
related countries: Turkey Turkey

A possible deal between the EU and Turkey on the migrant crisis is high on the agenda as European leaders gather in Brussels.
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World Bank to help Syria's neighbours

Thursday 15th of October 2015, 21:05
related countries: Syria Syria

The World Bank is trying to put together a package of financial assistance for countries hosting refugees from Syria.
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Netanyahu urges talks over violence

Thursday 15th of October 2015, 21:15
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu urges Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas to hold talks that could calm a recent surge in violence.
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Two new Lockerbie suspects identified

Thursday 15th of October 2015, 21:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Lockerbie

Scottish prosecutors want to interview two Libyans - including ex-dictator Colonel Gaddafi's brother-in-law - they have identified as suspects over the Lockerbie bombing that killed 270 people.
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Row over Canada election brothel advert

Thursday 15th of October 2015, 21:22
related countries: Canada Canada

An advertising campaign about brothels by Canada's governing Tory party causes a row in the last days of the election campaign.
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EU states strike Turkey migrants deal

Thursday 15th of October 2015, 22:53
related countries: Turkey Turkey

EU states strike a preliminary deal with Turkey that it is hoped will ease the flow of migrants to Europe.
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Record illegal tobacco seizure made

Thursday 15th of October 2015, 23:02
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's border protection agency intercepts 71 tonnes of illegal tobacco - its largest such seizure in a single operation.
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VIDEO: Finding the beauty of Scottish football

Thursday 15th of October 2015, 23:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Scottish football may be struggling, but photographer Colin McPherson has found its beauty.
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US mother 'helpless' over church death

Thursday 15th of October 2015, 23:31
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

The lawyer of a woman charged with beating her son to death in a church in New York state said she "felt helpless" to prevent the violence.
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VIDEO: Escape from Syria: 7,000 miles in 23 days

Thursday 15th of October 2015, 23:38
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

Asylum seeker Bilal, 20, from Aleppo in Syria, describes his journey from his native country, travelling 7,000 miles in 23 days.
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Fears grow over antibiotic resistance

Thursday 15th of October 2015, 23:47
related countries: United States United States

More than 6,000 deaths a year could be caused by a continued fall in the effectiveness of antibiotics in the US, a report in The Lancet says.
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