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The family of a young Afghan woman who was killed by a mob have told the BBC the authorities did not do enough to protect her. Farkhunda was accused of trying to burn the Koran - her father says police just stood aside as she was beaten to death. more
Rio 2016 Olympics 'Water too polluted for Games'

The -- has seen evidence which suggests that Rio de Janeiro's polluted waters will not be clean enough for the 2016 Olympic Games

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Israel election: Netanyahu's ruling Likud Party claims win

Benjamin Netanyahu is on course for a fourth term as Israel's prime minister after winning the general election. Mr Netanyahu will now seek to build a strong coalition government with small ...

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Obama Praises Selma 'Heroes' 50 years after march

US President Barack Obama has marked the 50th anniversary of the Selma civil rights march in Alabama by paying tribute to the "heroes" who took part. He delivered a speech commemorating "Bl ...

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MH370: Family members hold remembrance event one year on

The families of the missing MH370 cabin crew members have held a remembrance event to mark a year since the plane's disappearance. The Malaysian airliner was on its way from Kuala Lumpur to ...

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Tens of thousands march in Moscow in memory of Boris Nemtsov

Tens of thousands have turned out for a memorial march in Moscow after the murder of prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov. The former deputy prime minister and fierce critic ...

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Boat trip on frozen Hudson river in New York

Icy weather conditions have been causing severe travel disruption to parts of the US in recent weeks. The ferries which cross the Hudson river from Manhattan to Staten Island in New York ...

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Liberia's Ebola human waste dilemma

In Liberia, new infections of the Ebola virus have dropped to one-tenth from levels seen when the virus was at its peak. The country recently reopened its border with Sierra Leone and lifte ...

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Malta: Refugees Dying at Europe's Doorstep

Angelina Jolie, our Special Envoy, travelled to Malta and met three people who risked everything to reach safety. More people than ever before are risking their lives in search of safety ...

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