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Syria conflict: Temporary partial truce comes into effect

BBC News - ‎4 hours ago‎
The BBC's Jim Muir says that the partial truce is the result of high-level contacts between the Americans and Russians, who are being urged by the UN and others to pull out all the stops to shore up the collapsing cessation of hostilities which came ...
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Kenya flooding: At least seven dead in building collapse

BBC News - ‎7 hours ago‎
Are you in the area? Have you been affected? If it is safe for you to do so, share your experiences. Email haveyoursay@bbc.
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Mobile phone roaming charges cut within EU

BBC News - ‎9 hours ago‎
UK consumers using their mobile phones in Europe will see reductions in their bills from Saturday. Further caps are coming into effect on roaming - or connection - charges within all 28 countries of the European Union (EU).

Labour anti-Semitism row: Jeremy Corbyn to launch inquiry

BBC News - ‎13 hours ago‎
... was "not a Ken Livingstone problem - it's a Labour party problem". He told the BBC: "There is a streak running through the Labour party - I don't think the Labour party even denies it - where anti-Semitism of the most aggressive form has become ...

North Korea: BBC team begins week in Pyongyang

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
North Korea: BBC team begins week in Pyongyang. 1 hour ago. This week, North Korea will open its first Workers Party Congress in nearly 40 years, where supreme leader Kim Jong-un is expected to formalise his own succession and set out his agenda.
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Elephant summit: Kenya to burn huge ivory stockpile

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Kenya will set fire to more than 100 tonnes of ivory later in a move aimed at showing its commitment to saving Africa's population of elephants.
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Over-age Canadian high school basketball player arrested

BBC News - ‎10 hours ago‎
A South Sudanese immigrant and prominent high school basketball player in Canada has been arrested after the revelation that his age may be closer to 29 and not 17, officials say.
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Organisers defend size of pockets

BBC Sport - ‎13 hours ago‎
Tournament organisers have denied claims the pockets are bigger than normal at the 2016 World Championship. Several players, including 2010 winner Neil Robertson, have been highly critical of the pockets, describing them as "massive" and "like buckets".

Identity 2016: What's it like to date someone who's asexual?

BBC News - ‎9 hours ago‎
Sophie and George are young, in love and asexual. But dating without sex is not without its complications. Sophie Jorgensen-Rideout had been friends with George Norman for about five months before they met up to watch the film How to Train Your Dragon, ...
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Primary tests in England too hard, say head teachers

BBC News - ‎17 hours ago‎
New national tests to be taken by 11-year-olds in England are too hard, say head teachers. Members of the National Association of Head Teachers said pupils previously thought to be good performers may soon be deemed to be failing.
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Government could ask BBC to trial pay service as it closes 'iPlayer loophole'

The Guardian - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
The government could ask the BBC to trial a new paid-for service on the iPlayer as it cracks down on viewers without TV licences watching online for free.

prank call crimewave

BBC News - ‎9 hours ago‎
Earlier this year a string of fast food restaurants across America were smashed up by their own employees - tricked into causing the damage by a team of prank callers.
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Why the country most poisoned by Chernobyl is going nuclear

BBC News - ‎9 hours ago‎
There are photos, crushing handshakes. "Perhaps we should launch a newspaper," he says - here there's a deep chuckle.
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Worsening depression 'may predict dementia risk'

BBC News - ‎8 hours ago‎
Symptoms of depression that steadily increase over time in older age could indicate early signs of dementia, scientists have said.

The lake that people used to flock to

BBC News - ‎8 hours ago‎
Revealing images from 100 years ago show how people flocked to a rural Staffordshire lake that became known as the Blackpool of the Potteries.

Why this Indian woman is using 'blackface' as solidarity

BBC News - ‎9 hours ago‎
Ms Jaya, who holds a masters degree in art, paints her body with collyrium, a type of dark eye shadow, whenever she steps out of her home studio.

Scandal-hit hospital trust probed over safety breaches

BBC News - ‎15 hours ago‎
A hospital trust that ran a unit where a man drowned in the bath will be investigated for safety breaches. Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust has been asked to provide information on a number of unexplained deaths.
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US accuses Russia over Baltic jet manoeuvre

BBC News - ‎10 hours ago‎
The BBC's Gary O'Donoghue in Washington reported after the destroyer incident that Russia's actions were regarded by defence analysts as a flexing of muscle - a reminder that Russia has military might and cannot be pushed around.
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World Snooker Championship: Ding Junhui equals centuries record

BBC Sport - ‎10 hours ago‎
Ding Junhui equalled the record for centuries scored by one player in a World Championship match as his sixth ton helped build a 14-10 lead over Alan McManus in an enthralling semi-final.
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Arsene Wenger: Arsenal Emirates Stadium loans came from my commitment

BBC Sport - ‎10 hours ago‎
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger claims his commitment to the club helped secure the bank loans required to fund the construction of Emirates Stadium.
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