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New Zealand attack: How young people responded

Fifty people were killed in the mosque shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday. Five of them were under the age of 16. BBC Correspondent Clive Myrie has been speaking to students about how they are supporting the community and mourning the loss of their friends. He reports from Christchurch for the BBC News at […]

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Ukraine election: The ‘clone’ candidate for president?

Two of the candidates in next month’s Ukrainian presidential election have the same surname and initials. The widespread suspicion is that Yuriy V Tymoshenko is what’s known as a clone candidate, planted maliciously to steal votes from confused people who really want to vote for the former prime minister, Yulia V Tymoshenko. Jonah Fisher reports […]

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How US university admissions are broken

The US university admissions process is in the spotlight following the scandal over wealthy parents allegedly cheating to get their children into elite colleges. It’s an extraordinary case of life imitating art for the stars of Admissions, a play about using privilege to rig the system. The actors, and the Brooking Institution’s Richard Reeves, explain […]

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Christchurch shootings: The New Zealanders rallying to help victims

Thousands of people have gathered to remember the victims of the mosque attacks in Christchurch in New Zealand. Many have offered messages of support and solidarity for those affected. Meanwhile, worshippers at Equippers Church have been raising money and reaching out to show “this is not the Kiwi way”. Video by Howard Johnson Christchurch shootings: […]

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Christchurch shooting survivor say he forgives his wife’s killer

Farid Ahmed survived the shooting in Christchurch, but his wife was killed by the gunman. Hosne Ahmed was shot as she ran back into the mosque to try to save her husband, who uses a wheelchair. She was 44. He says forgives her killer and will pray for him. Christchurch shooting survivor say he forgives […]

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Christchurch shootings: Flowers and Haka

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The village in Ghana where childbirth is banned

In the Ghanaian village of Mamfe Dove, pregnant women are not allowed to deliver in the village because it’s believed that it will offend the gods. Some expectant mothers end up making last-minute journeys in excruciating pain to avoid breaking the tradition. But some women are starting to challenge the practice and demand they be […]

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ICYMI: A coloured flour fight and lifesaving jeans

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How climate change is sinking an Indian island.

Thousands of people still live on the Indian island of Ghoramora, which has shrunk in size to just 4.5 sq km. It’s one of scores of low-lying islands in the Sundarbans Delta that are rapidly disappearing. Scientists say global warming has caused melting snow and ice to swell the rivers, and the sea level has […]

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Christchurch shootings: ‘My father took a bullet for me’

Ali Adeeba was praying alongside his brother and father at the Al Noor Mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, when a gunman opened fire. He described how the harrowing events unfolded around him. Christchurch shootings: ‘My father took a bullet for me’

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