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BBC News9,983,940BBC World global conversation among women’s rights activists and experts from Egypt, Mexico, Thailand, and Iran/USA about everyday sexism around the globe, roots of sexism, personal experiences of sexism, and ways to fight back. Who is to blame? Laws and governments or society and culture? Media? Men and women, or both? Guests:  Egypt: Doaa Abdelaal, Egyptian women's rights and civil society activist based in Cairo. Chair of the Board of the International Solidarity network - Women Living Under Muslim Laws (WLUM) – Twitter:@DoaaAbdelaal Mexico: Gisela Pérez de Acha, Lawyer and a specialist in digital and women rights in Mexico and an active member of FEMEN – Twitter:@gisela_pda Iran/USA: Sussan Tahmasebi, Iranian-American feminist and civil society activist based in US, Co-Founder of International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN)  - Twitter:@sussantweets Thailand: Dr Chalidaporn Songsamphan, Associate professor in Political Science Faculty at Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand. Co-editor of the book: The Family in Flux in Southeast Asia: Institution, Ideology, Practice Presenter: Chloe Tilley, BBC World Have Your Say – Twitter:@Chloetilley Producer: Sanam Dolatshahi, BBC Persian - Twitter:@khorshidSexism: Who is to blame?2014-10-23 14:00:0074  
BBC News9,983,940Why would a young university graduate in London leave his family behind, fly to Turkey and cross the border into Syria to join the ranks of the so-called Islamic State? In a collaboration between the African, Arabic and South Asian, East Asian and European Hubs of the BBC, Rasha Qandeel and Nick Ericsson will be hosting a live Google Plus Hangout looking at what it is that draws young recruits to Jihad in general and to the ranks of IS in particular. They'll also be asking whether this recruitment is spreading around the globe and why.   #BBCdebateISBBC Hangout: Why does the militant group "Islamic State" appeal to some young graduates?2014-10-16 14:00:0097  
BBC News9,983,940Ahead of the Scottish independence vote, the BBC's Africa, East Asia and South Asia Hubs talk to immigrants and international citizens living in Scotland about which way they will vote and why.Scotland's global citizens decide2014-09-15 14:30:0098  
BBC News9,983,940As tension continues to grow in the South China Sea, BBC East Asia hub holds a discussion on why the countries are hardening their stance, the role the USA plays and how this will impact on regional stability. We will be joined by guests from China, Vietnam, the Philippines, USA and Singapore.Heightened tensions in the South China Sea2014-07-24 14:30:00169  
BBC News9,983,940Many countries in East Asia will celebrate the new Year of the Horse, which begins on January 31st but what animal, in your view, best represents China?   Please join us for a BBC World Have Your Say Hangout on Monday 27th January to discuss 'what kind of neighbour Is China?' #BBCChina  "What kind of neighbour is China?”2014-01-27 12:00:00105  
BBC News9,983,940Many countries in East Asia will celebrate the new Year of the Horse, which begins on January 31st but what animal, in your view, best represents China?  Please join us for a BBC World Have Your Say Hangout on Monday 27th January to discuss 'what kind of neighbour is China?'What kind of neighbour is China?2014-01-27 10:35:1871  
BBC News9,983,940http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-radio-and-tv-24114369 @107045876535773972576  @106591525596697687876 BBC News Google Hangout on Syria2013-09-18 13:30:00180  
BBC News9,983,940BBC News hangout: Is modern life killing us?2013-08-06 14:00:00150  
BBC News9,983,940BBC News hangout: Will hope or fear triumph in 'rollercoaster' Pakistan?2013-07-02 14:00:0053  

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2016-08-18 10:45:51 (80 comments; 71 reshares; 272 +1s; )Open 

These pictures of an injured Syrian boy are being circulated on social media. He sits alone in the back of an ambulance, silent and covered in dust and blood. The boy appears to be stunned - he then wipes his forehead - looking at his hand, realising there is blood on it.

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2016-08-18 10:45:51 (80 comments; 71 reshares; 272 +1s; )Open 

These pictures of an injured Syrian boy are being circulated on social media. He sits alone in the back of an ambulance, silent and covered in dust and blood. The boy appears to be stunned - he then wipes his forehead - looking at his hand, realising there is blood on it.

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2016-08-19 09:30:19 (44 comments; 20 reshares; 382 +1s; )Open 

Lightning never strikes twice +Usain Bolt 

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2016-08-22 17:51:54 (15 comments; 15 reshares; 102 +1s; )Open 

What it's like to perform C-section in Aleppo

What it's like to perform C-section in Aleppo___

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2016-08-22 13:52:43 (45 comments; 9 reshares; 93 +1s; )Open 

Three men share their experience of using the Class A drug peyote to find religious enlightenment.

Three men share their experience of using the Class A drug peyote to find religious enlightenment.___

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2016-08-20 10:37:35 (55 comments; 31 reshares; 304 +1s; )Open 

Aleppo doctor's message to the world.

Aleppo doctor's message to the world.___

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2016-08-20 09:24:03 (7 comments; 7 reshares; 107 +1s; )Open 

The charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) says it will withdraw staff from six hospitals in north Yemen after a Saudi-coalition air strike hit one of its buildings, killing 19 people. Monday's attack was the fourth and deadliest on MSF's facilities in Yemen.

The charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) says it will withdraw staff from six hospitals in north Yemen after a Saudi-coalition air strike hit one of its buildings, killing 19 people. Monday's attack was the fourth and deadliest on MSF's facilities in Yemen.___

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2016-08-19 12:43:17 (20 comments; 16 reshares; 122 +1s; )Open 

Historic rains have led to widespread flooding in Louisiana. Satellite photography of before and after the flooding shows the extent of the disaster.

Historic rains have led to widespread flooding in Louisiana. Satellite photography of before and after the flooding shows the extent of the disaster.___

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2016-08-19 09:30:19 (44 comments; 20 reshares; 382 +1s; )Open 

Lightning never strikes twice +Usain Bolt 

Lightning never strikes twice +Usain Bolt ___

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2016-08-18 17:14:11 (66 comments; 9 reshares; 89 +1s; )Open 

A German couple who have decided to leave Scotland as a result of the Brexit vote are invited to meet Nicola Sturgeon.

A German couple who have decided to leave Scotland as a result of the Brexit vote are invited to meet Nicola Sturgeon.___

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2016-08-18 10:45:51 (80 comments; 71 reshares; 272 +1s; )Open 

These pictures of an injured Syrian boy are being circulated on social media. He sits alone in the back of an ambulance, silent and covered in dust and blood. The boy appears to be stunned - he then wipes his forehead - looking at his hand, realising there is blood on it.

These pictures of an injured Syrian boy are being circulated on social media. He sits alone in the back of an ambulance, silent and covered in dust and blood. The boy appears to be stunned - he then wipes his forehead - looking at his hand, realising there is blood on it.___

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2016-08-17 17:35:34 (5 comments; 7 reshares; 102 +1s; )Open 

The USA's Carlin Isles was once homeless but now finds himself the top rugby sevens scorer at the 2016 Rio Olympics. He's known as 'the fastest man in rugby'.

The USA's Carlin Isles was once homeless but now finds himself the top rugby sevens scorer at the 2016 Rio Olympics. He's known as 'the fastest man in rugby'.___

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2016-08-17 12:34:18 (29 comments; 10 reshares; 82 +1s; )Open 

"New Yorkers tend to use a lot of hand gestures," and Donald Trump is no exception. Body language expert Mary Civiello breaks down the top five gestures Donald Trump uses when he speaks.

"New Yorkers tend to use a lot of hand gestures," and Donald Trump is no exception. Body language expert Mary Civiello breaks down the top five gestures Donald Trump uses when he speaks.___

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2016-08-17 11:19:17 (40 comments; 4 reshares; 88 +1s; )Open 

The radical British preacher, Anjem Choudary has been found guilty of encouraging support for so called Islamic State. Authorities said he - along with another man convicted of the same offence - used social media to try to influence their followers. The pair were found guilty three weeks ago at a trial, but for legal reasons the media has been unable to report it.

The radical British preacher, Anjem Choudary has been found guilty of encouraging support for so called Islamic State. Authorities said he - along with another man convicted of the same offence - used social media to try to influence their followers. The pair were found guilty three weeks ago at a trial, but for legal reasons the media has been unable to report it.___

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2016-08-16 17:03:24 (30 comments; 13 reshares; 107 +1s; )Open 

A leading psychosexual therapist is warning about a surge in the number of young men suffering sexual health problems because of online pornography. Angela Gregory says an increasing number of men in their late teens and early twenties are suffering from erectile dysfunction.
Twenty-four-year-old Bethany MacDonald says it isn't just men who suffer because of online pornography. She says she became addicted and was unable to have relationships because of it.

A leading psychosexual therapist is warning about a surge in the number of young men suffering sexual health problems because of online pornography. Angela Gregory says an increasing number of men in their late teens and early twenties are suffering from erectile dysfunction.
Twenty-four-year-old Bethany MacDonald says it isn't just men who suffer because of online pornography. She says she became addicted and was unable to have relationships because of it.___

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2016-08-16 15:39:48 (1 comments; 10 reshares; 87 +1s; )Open 

The giant concrete estate once condemned as an eyesore is flourishing again but who has moved back to Park Hill?

The giant concrete estate once condemned as an eyesore is flourishing again but who has moved back to Park Hill?___

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2016-08-16 13:08:26 (20 comments; 6 reshares; 106 +1s; )Open 

Professor Brian Cox has verbally sparred with a newly elected Australian politician who believes climate change is a global conspiracy.

Professor Brian Cox has verbally sparred with a newly elected Australian politician who believes climate change is a global conspiracy.___

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2016-08-15 17:09:07 (11 comments; 10 reshares; 75 +1s; )Open 

There are concerns in Cuba that a Trump or Clinton presidency could halt the thaw in relations between the two countries.

There are concerns in Cuba that a Trump or Clinton presidency could halt the thaw in relations between the two countries.___

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2016-08-15 13:18:50 (25 comments; 5 reshares; 92 +1s; )Open 

These people decided to stay up until 2m to watch +Usain Bolt in the 100m final - we asked them to film their reactions.

These people decided to stay up until 2m to watch +Usain Bolt in the 100m final - we asked them to film their reactions.___

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2016-08-14 18:45:47 (20 comments; 12 reshares; 152 +1s; )Open 

A man who walked his heart donor's daughter down the aisle describes his feelings about taking part in the wedding.

A man who walked his heart donor's daughter down the aisle describes his feelings about taking part in the wedding.___

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2016-08-14 15:30:08 (29 comments; 11 reshares; 129 +1s; )Open 

Italians have a reputation for putting family above all else, but sometimes those who reach old age can feel lonely and neglected. One incident in particular this week has captured the world's attention after police were called to an elderly couple's apartment in Rome. A neighbour had reported hearing crying from the home of Jole and Michele - married for almost 70 years - and Alessandro Lo Stocco was one of the four officers who responded to the call.

Italians have a reputation for putting family above all else, but sometimes those who reach old age can feel lonely and neglected. One incident in particular this week has captured the world's attention after police were called to an elderly couple's apartment in Rome. A neighbour had reported hearing crying from the home of Jole and Michele - married for almost 70 years - and Alessandro Lo Stocco was one of the four officers who responded to the call.___

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2016-08-13 14:00:46 (34 comments; 12 reshares; 96 +1s; )Open 

One UK police force has made misogyny a hate crime to try to tackle sexist abuse, but how does it work?

One UK police force has made misogyny a hate crime to try to tackle sexist abuse, but how does it work?___

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2016-08-12 15:53:12 (6 comments; 10 reshares; 71 +1s; )Open 

BBC Pop Up, the company's travelling bureau, is headed to Russia to film your story ideas. The team of roaming video journalists will make short documentaries about issues in the country for BBC World News television channel and the BBC News website — as well as Russian outlets. And all their stories will come from ideas suggested by you, the viewer. Do you have a story you've always wanted filmed there? Do you have a friend in Russia who has an interesting tale to tell?
"We want to turn the spotlight on Russians themselves and film fascinating stories about people's lives throughout the nation," says BBC Pop Up's Matt Danzico.
"What issues are important to them? And what are some of the more intriguing stories in Russia that we don't typically hear about?" he adds.

BBC Pop Up, the company's travelling bureau, is headed to Russia to film your story ideas. The team of roaming video journalists will make short documentaries about issues in the country for BBC World News television channel and the BBC News website — as well as Russian outlets. And all their stories will come from ideas suggested by you, the viewer. Do you have a story you've always wanted filmed there? Do you have a friend in Russia who has an interesting tale to tell?
"We want to turn the spotlight on Russians themselves and film fascinating stories about people's lives throughout the nation," says BBC Pop Up's Matt Danzico.
"What issues are important to them? And what are some of the more intriguing stories in Russia that we don't typically hear about?" he adds.___

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2016-08-11 15:32:30 (12 comments; 26 reshares; 129 +1s; )Open 

Some 100,000 people have now joined paramilitary organisations in Poland. Others - so called "preppers" - are learning how to survive a possible invasion

Some 100,000 people have now joined paramilitary organisations in Poland. Others - so called "preppers" - are learning how to survive a possible invasion___

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2016-08-11 11:08:17 (28 comments; 9 reshares; 78 +1s; )Open 

Judge Patricia Lynch QC used the c-word in court in an exchange with a defendant, John Hennigan, whom she had just sent to jail. Peter Moffat, a former barrister and the writer of Silk and Criminal Justice, tells Today programme presenter Justin Webb what he made of the case.

Judge Patricia Lynch QC used the c-word in court in an exchange with a defendant, John Hennigan, whom she had just sent to jail. Peter Moffat, a former barrister and the writer of Silk and Criminal Justice, tells Today programme presenter Justin Webb what he made of the case.___

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2016-08-10 17:44:02 (7 comments; 18 reshares; 104 +1s; )Open 

Black holes explained in 90 seconds

Black holes explained in 90 seconds___

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2016-08-10 16:14:24 (12 comments; 7 reshares; 74 +1s; )Open 

Billionaire landowner and philanthropist the Duke of Westminster has died aged 64, his family said. Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor died at the Royal Preston Hospital in Lancashire on Tuesday after suddenly becoming ill on his Abbeystead Estate. The duke's fortune was estimated at $10.8bn (£8.3bn) by Forbes magazine, making him the world's 68th richest person and the UK's third.

Billionaire landowner and philanthropist the Duke of Westminster has died aged 64, his family said. Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor died at the Royal Preston Hospital in Lancashire on Tuesday after suddenly becoming ill on his Abbeystead Estate. The duke's fortune was estimated at $10.8bn (£8.3bn) by Forbes magazine, making him the world's 68th richest person and the UK's third.___

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2016-08-10 14:54:41 (27 comments; 6 reshares; 75 +1s; )Open 

Republican Donald Trump has sparked anger by appearing to suggest his supporters could stop his rival Hillary Clinton by exercising their gun rights. He said that Mrs Clinton would put liberal justices on the Supreme Court if she wins the presidency in November, threatening gun ownership rights.
Speaking at a rally in North Carolina, Mr Trump hinted that gun rights advocates could stop her taking power. That sparked an online backlash, many accusing him of inciting violence.

Republican Donald Trump has sparked anger by appearing to suggest his supporters could stop his rival Hillary Clinton by exercising their gun rights. He said that Mrs Clinton would put liberal justices on the Supreme Court if she wins the presidency in November, threatening gun ownership rights.
Speaking at a rally in North Carolina, Mr Trump hinted that gun rights advocates could stop her taking power. That sparked an online backlash, many accusing him of inciting violence.___

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2016-08-09 17:40:21 (12 comments; 14 reshares; 91 +1s; )Open 

Indian activist Irom Sharmila has ended her 16-year-long hunger strike against a controversial security law, in order to compete in local elections. Her campaign, described as the world's longest hunger strike, had led to her being detained, and forced fed through a tube in her nose for over a decade. She was held under a law that makes attempting suicide a crime.

Indian activist Irom Sharmila has ended her 16-year-long hunger strike against a controversial security law, in order to compete in local elections. Her campaign, described as the world's longest hunger strike, had led to her being detained, and forced fed through a tube in her nose for over a decade. She was held under a law that makes attempting suicide a crime.___

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2016-08-09 17:03:52 (11 comments; 13 reshares; 108 +1s; )Open 

BBC News has obtained exclusive photographic evidence, showing for the first time British special forces operating inside Syria.

BBC News has obtained exclusive photographic evidence, showing for the first time British special forces operating inside Syria.___

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2016-08-09 15:38:47 (22 comments; 29 reshares; 163 +1s; )Open 

Children in the Syrian city of Aleppo are at "grave risk" of disease unless water supplies are immediately repaired, the UN children's agency says.
The United Nations says an immediate pause in fighting is needed to allow the water and electricity networks to be fixed.
Some two million people are without vital supplies, the UN says.

Children in the Syrian city of Aleppo are at "grave risk" of disease unless water supplies are immediately repaired, the UN children's agency says.
The United Nations says an immediate pause in fighting is needed to allow the water and electricity networks to be fixed.
Some two million people are without vital supplies, the UN says.___

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2016-08-08 12:39:37 (40 comments; 20 reshares; 124 +1s; )Open 

More than 125,000 Labour members not entitled to vote in the party's leadership contest could now be allowed to take part after a court ruling.

The party is to appeal against the ruling, which is thought likely to benefit leader Jeremy Corbyn over challenger Owen Smith.

More than 125,000 Labour members not entitled to vote in the party's leadership contest could now be allowed to take part after a court ruling.

The party is to appeal against the ruling, which is thought likely to benefit leader Jeremy Corbyn over challenger Owen Smith.___

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2016-08-08 10:39:38 (2 comments; 4 reshares; 94 +1s; )Open 

"One minute it's all too fast. The next, everything becomes so slow that I can't cope."
Actor and director Adam Deacon shot to fame ten years ago in the British film Kidulthood. In 2012 he won BAFTA’s Rising Star award. But then his life took a downward turn. Adam ended up in court twice and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, a condition that causes extreme mood swing.

"One minute it's all too fast. The next, everything becomes so slow that I can't cope."
Actor and director Adam Deacon shot to fame ten years ago in the British film Kidulthood. In 2012 he won BAFTA’s Rising Star award. But then his life took a downward turn. Adam ended up in court twice and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, a condition that causes extreme mood swing.___

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2016-08-07 13:16:19 (7 comments; 14 reshares; 100 +1s; )Open 

Brooklyn, New York was put on the literary map when one of America's greatest authors wrote that famous line in 1959. Truman Capote chose a relatively unknown photographer, David Attie, to illustrate his magazine stories about the borough. For several decades those photos were tucked away in a box, until they were rediscovered by David Attie's son, Eli.

Brooklyn, New York was put on the literary map when one of America's greatest authors wrote that famous line in 1959. Truman Capote chose a relatively unknown photographer, David Attie, to illustrate his magazine stories about the borough. For several decades those photos were tucked away in a box, until they were rediscovered by David Attie's son, Eli.___

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2016-08-07 09:49:24 (19 comments; 12 reshares; 156 +1s; )Open 

Teenagers at a school in Cologne are teaching German to Syrian refugees in their spare time.

Teenagers at a school in Cologne are teaching German to Syrian refugees in their spare time.___

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2016-08-06 12:02:26 (58 comments; 23 reshares; 158 +1s; )Open 

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are among the most unpopular presidential nominees in US history. Both are distrusted and disliked by large sections of the electorate. That's why many voters - around 10% in recent polls - say they will choose a third candidate instead in November.
The BBC's Rajini Vaidyanathan has more on the politicians from outside the two main parties and whether they could decide who wins the White House.

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are among the most unpopular presidential nominees in US history. Both are distrusted and disliked by large sections of the electorate. That's why many voters - around 10% in recent polls - say they will choose a third candidate instead in November.
The BBC's Rajini Vaidyanathan has more on the politicians from outside the two main parties and whether they could decide who wins the White House.___

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2016-08-05 16:30:19 (26 comments; 13 reshares; 89 +1s; )Open 

A highly dangerous new method of making super-strength cannabis is emerging in Britain, causing explosions, serious injuries and deaths.

A highly dangerous new method of making super-strength cannabis is emerging in Britain, causing explosions, serious injuries and deaths.___

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2016-08-05 12:32:33 (29 comments; 45 reshares; 245 +1s; )Open 

If you go down to the beach today... you're in for a big surprise.
Or at least beach-goers California's Lake Tahoe on Tuesday were, when they were joined by a family of bears.

If you go down to the beach today... you're in for a big surprise.
Or at least beach-goers California's Lake Tahoe on Tuesday were, when they were joined by a family of bears.___

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2016-08-05 09:29:27 (58 comments; 19 reshares; 170 +1s; )Open 

A film attacking Hillary Clinton has become the year’s top grossing documentary in the US. The film, Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party, has been criticised by some, but endorsed by Donald Trump.

A film attacking Hillary Clinton has become the year’s top grossing documentary in the US. The film, Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party, has been criticised by some, but endorsed by Donald Trump.___

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2016-08-04 16:41:59 (12 comments; 10 reshares; 84 +1s; )Open 

Around 100 refugees could be moving to the American West thanks to a local group in Missoula who were inspired to help after seeing the photo of a drowned Syrian boy whose family had fled the conflict.
But people in the neighbouring rural county are not happy. A local politician told the BBC they want a guarantee refugees will not be a threat - and he warned of a culture clash between any Muslim refugees from Syria and the predominantly white local population.

Around 100 refugees could be moving to the American West thanks to a local group in Missoula who were inspired to help after seeing the photo of a drowned Syrian boy whose family had fled the conflict.
But people in the neighbouring rural county are not happy. A local politician told the BBC they want a guarantee refugees will not be a threat - and he warned of a culture clash between any Muslim refugees from Syria and the predominantly white local population.___

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2016-08-04 11:51:13 (4 comments; 6 reshares; 80 +1s; )Open 

It's five years since #MarkDuggan was shot dead by police, sparking country wide riots. What's changed in Tottenham?

It's five years since #MarkDuggan was shot dead by police, sparking country wide riots. What's changed in Tottenham?___

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2016-08-03 17:42:41 (18 comments; 40 reshares; 194 +1s; )Open 

A futuristic new bus that allows cars to pass underneath it on the road is being tested in China.

A futuristic new bus that allows cars to pass underneath it on the road is being tested in China.___

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2016-08-03 16:20:47 (58 comments; 10 reshares; 89 +1s; )Open 

Donald Trump is "out of control" according to Jan Halper-Hayes, worldwide vice-president of Republicans Overseas. Dr Halper-Hayes, who has previously defended Mr Trump, told BBC News that she was "very concerned" about the psychological state of the presidential nominee.

Donald Trump is "out of control" according to Jan Halper-Hayes, worldwide vice-president of Republicans Overseas. Dr Halper-Hayes, who has previously defended Mr Trump, told BBC News that she was "very concerned" about the psychological state of the presidential nominee.___

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2016-08-03 12:25:35 (6 comments; 7 reshares; 103 +1s; )Open 

In 1992, the British athlete Derek Redmond was set for the race of his life in the 400m semi-final at the Barcelona Olympics. However, early in the race his dreams were shattered when he felt his hamstring go. Instead of stopping, he began to hobble around the rest of the track, determined to finish.

In 1992, the British athlete Derek Redmond was set for the race of his life in the 400m semi-final at the Barcelona Olympics. However, early in the race his dreams were shattered when he felt his hamstring go. Instead of stopping, he began to hobble around the rest of the track, determined to finish.___

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2016-08-02 17:56:11 (0 comments; 11 reshares; 54 +1s; )Open 

A man who survived having his throat cut in an attack on the London Underground inspired by so-called Islamic State, has given his first TV interview.

A man who survived having his throat cut in an attack on the London Underground inspired by so-called Islamic State, has given his first TV interview.___

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2016-08-02 14:47:00 (8 comments; 10 reshares; 78 +1s; )Open 

Prisma is a new app that uses cloud computing to turn your photos into works of art. We however decided to see if you could use it to make a short film in a particular style.

Prisma is a new app that uses cloud computing to turn your photos into works of art. We however decided to see if you could use it to make a short film in a particular style.___

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2016-08-02 12:45:09 (2 comments; 6 reshares; 67 +1s; )Open 

Three North Korean defectors have been describing the harsh conditions inside the one of the world's most secretive countries.
"A lot of people are barely surviving," says one.

Three North Korean defectors have been describing the harsh conditions inside the one of the world's most secretive countries.
"A lot of people are barely surviving," says one.___

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2016-08-02 11:14:25 (47 comments; 13 reshares; 104 +1s; )Open 

Billionaire Warren Buffett challenged billionaire, and US presidential hopeful, Donald Trump to release his tax returns "anytime, anywhere".

Billionaire Warren Buffett challenged billionaire, and US presidential hopeful, Donald Trump to release his tax returns "anytime, anywhere".___

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2016-08-01 18:10:00 (64 comments; 15 reshares; 108 +1s; )Open 

Khizr and Ghazala Khan, the parents of a Muslim-American soldier killed in Iraq, tell the BBC it was time to stand up to Donald Trump.

Khizr and Ghazala Khan, the parents of a Muslim-American soldier killed in Iraq, tell the BBC it was time to stand up to Donald Trump.___

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2016-08-01 13:07:42 (9 comments; 15 reshares; 142 +1s; )Open 

How #PokemonGo has persuaded an autistic teenager to want to leave his house after five years. http://bbc.in/2aKVmSv

How #PokemonGo has persuaded an autistic teenager to want to leave his house after five years. http://bbc.in/2aKVmSv___

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2016-07-30 12:44:28 (41 comments; 23 reshares; 167 +1s; )Open 

A former president and a potential president - the Clintons have been a political power couple for decades. We take a look back at what they have said about each other since Bill Clinton ran for president in 1992.

A former president and a potential president - the Clintons have been a political power couple for decades. We take a look back at what they have said about each other since Bill Clinton ran for president in 1992.___

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2016-07-29 15:25:21 (24 comments; 12 reshares; 120 +1s; )Open 

Venezuela is going through a national food crisis that's seeing many people struggling to eat proper meals. President Maduro blames the crisis on an 'economic war' designed to topple his government, but critics accuse him of mismanagement.

Venezuela is going through a national food crisis that's seeing many people struggling to eat proper meals. President Maduro blames the crisis on an 'economic war' designed to topple his government, but critics accuse him of mismanagement.___

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2016-07-29 12:28:13 (36 comments; 24 reshares; 194 +1s; )Open 

18 -year-old Yusra Mardini left Syria for Europe on a boat packed with refugees. With land in sight, the vessel began to sink and she and her sister had to swim the last part of the journey to Greece. After several months in Germany, she has qualified to swim at the Rio Olympics as part of #TeamRefugees , which was set up by the International Olympic Committee in recognition of the worldwide refugee crisis.

18 -year-old Yusra Mardini left Syria for Europe on a boat packed with refugees. With land in sight, the vessel began to sink and she and her sister had to swim the last part of the journey to Greece. After several months in Germany, she has qualified to swim at the Rio Olympics as part of #TeamRefugees , which was set up by the International Olympic Committee in recognition of the worldwide refugee crisis.___

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