India encephalitis death toll rises to 103

Hundreds of children have been admitted to hospital in Bihar state since the start of June. | Continue reading


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The fake French minister in a silicone mask who stole millions

How fraudsters impersonated France's Jean-Yves Le Drian and scammed a number of wealthy figures. | Continue reading


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North Korea drought: South Korea to send 50k tonnes of rice

South Korea is sending 50,000 tonnes of rice to ease chronic food shortages in North Korea. | Continue reading


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Boeing 737 Max 8: The Battle over Blame

Ethiopian Airlines rejects accusations of pilot error | Continue reading


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China’s 'Thought Transformation' Camps

The BBC gets rare access to facilities in Xinjiang thought to be holding more than a million Muslims. | Continue reading


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Record label admits 'heartbreaking' losses after warehouse fire

"Losing so much material is painful," says the British boss of Universal Music after a warehouse fire. | Continue reading


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European Space Agency probe to intercept a comet

Europe will launch another probe to an icy dirtball, following the highly successful Rosetta mission. | Continue reading


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Unseen 9/11 photos bought at house clearance sale

The images were stored on CD Roms bought at a house clearance sale. | Continue reading


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Boeing crashes: Pilot 'Sully' knows of desperate fight for life

A pilot whose story became a Hollywood film knows the panic that faced crews on Boeing's doomed aircraft. | Continue reading


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Van Gogh 'suicide gun' sold at auction

The gun sold for €162,000 - almost three times more than expected. | Continue reading


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The future of food according to the world's best chef

Ranked as one of the world’s best chefs, Massimo Bottura dishes on the future of food, social change and his new Modena B&B, which will be hosting guests from all over the world. | Continue reading


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Low trust in vaccination 'a global crisis'

The biggest global study into attitudes on immunisation reveals confidence is low in some regions. | Continue reading


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Facebook urged to pause Libra crypto-currency project

A US lawmaker asks Facebook to wait before launching its digital currency, hours after it was announced. | Continue reading


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Sperm donor is child's legal father, Australian court rules

It prevents his child's biological mother and her wife from moving to New Zealand with the girl. | Continue reading


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New Zealand man jailed for 21 months for sharing Christchurch shooting video

Philip Arps had also made a modified version of the video that he intended to share as a meme. | Continue reading


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How to be a better tourist

Hordes of tourists are suffocating cities around the world. Here’s what you can do to avoid being part of the problem – short of staying home. | Continue reading


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Atlantic Ocean 'running out of breath'

Edinburgh University leads an international research programme to assess the health of the Atlantic. | Continue reading


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Girl, 12, flooded with beauty ads on Instagram

The ads were displayed to the young user despite Instagram's policies saying some should not be shown to her. | Continue reading


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US and Russia clash over power grid 'hack attacks'

Russia has countered attempts to hack into its infrastructure, says Kremlin spokesman. | Continue reading


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Zhao Kangmin was the first expert to identify the ancient warriors, one of China's cultural treasures. | Continue reading


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The ‘Death Hotels’ of Varanasi

For Hindus, Varanasi is one of the holiest cities in the world, and ‘salvation homes’ have been set up across the city to house the men and women who come to live – and die – here. | Continue reading


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Ireland to ban new petrol and diesel vehicles from 2030

The 2030 vehicle sales ban is among 180 measures in the government's new plan to reduce emissions. | Continue reading


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Inside China's 'thought transformation' camps [video]

The BBC gets rare access to facilities in Xinjiang thought to be holding more than a million Muslims. | Continue reading


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How a struggling airline went soaring through the cloud

In a "David and Goliath" battle of the skies, the small airline used tech to punch above its weight. | Continue reading


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Heathrow Reveals Expansion 'Masterplan'

Plans for a third runway, promising phased construction over thirty years, are open to public consultation. | Continue reading


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The poisons released by melting arctic ice

Toxic chemicals, anthrax - even nuclear waste - could be unleashed by global warming | Continue reading


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Largest world stock of animal-killing virus destroyed by UK lab

Scientists destroy final UK laboratory samples of rinderpest, a highly contagious cattle disease. | Continue reading


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Hacker conference speaker axed over abortion views

Protests and a threatened boycott lead the Black Hat hacker conference to axe its keynote speaker. | Continue reading


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The Origins of the Spanish Language

More than 1,000 years ago in Spain’s La Rioja region, monks made notes in the margins of Latin texts. These are believed to be the Spanish language’s first steps onto the page. | Continue reading


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Whirlpool told to recall dryers in 'unprecedented' government move

The "unprecedented" move comes four years after the firm issued a fire safety warning. | Continue reading


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Garages – The New Affordable Houses?

Rethinking how we use urban spaces could help tackle an unaffordability crisis in many cities. | Continue reading


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A Bridge Made of Grass

The annual remaking of the last remaining Inca rope bridge at Q'eswachaka in Peru. | Continue reading


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How to Cope with Email Overload

It might be inefficient but we still use email, despite the emergence of rival systems. | Continue reading


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Why is so much of the US under water?

America's heartland has faced months of record-breaking floods. Why is it so bad now and what's the impact? | Continue reading


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Electrical failure cuts power to all of Argentina and Uruguay, supplier says

All of Argentina and Uruguay are without power, supplier says, affecting about 48m people. | Continue reading


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Why our ancestors drilled holes in each other's skulls

Thousands of years ago, people were performing a form of surgery called "trepanation" that involves boring holes through a person's skull | Continue reading


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Amazon's next big thing may redefine big

Amazon doesn't feel it has a responsibility to make sure its groundbreaking technology is always used ethically. | Continue reading


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The super-tough drones and robots going where we can't

How do you build unmanned vehicles that can withstand extreme temperatures, pressures and terrains? | Continue reading


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New York bans religious exemptions for vaccines amid measles outbreak

The state will no longer allow parents to claim religious exemption from vaccines for school children. | Continue reading


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When Pepsi was swapped for Soviet warships

For some countries bartering has long been a vital part of how they trade overseas. | Continue reading


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A digital solution for plastic waste

Poorer communities in the developing world bear the brunt of plastic pollution. Could a new digital payment system spark a clean-up revolution? | Continue reading


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Simpler Spelling May Be More Relevant Than Ever

Noah Webster’s spelling reforms turned “centre” into “center” and “labour” into “labor”. Some people continue to clamour for simpler versions of English spellings. | Continue reading


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Photos of Vietnam's 54 recognised ethnic groups

For the last eight years, travel photographer Réhahn has been working on an ambitious project to photograph members from all 54 of Vietnam’s recognised ethnic groups. | Continue reading


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A Rental Service for Lonely People: Role Playing Family Members

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The surprising benefits of talking to strangers

We consistently underestimate the benefits of interacting with strangers, research suggests. | Continue reading


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Swiss women stage national strike for equality

Women are protesting against the slow pace of change, calling for "more money, time and respect". | Continue reading


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Japan outlaws flying drones while drunk

Flying a drone while drunk is as bad as drink-driving say Japanese politicians who backed the law. | Continue reading


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Telegram boss links cyber attack during HK protests to China

The messaging service suffered a massive cyber attack during violent protests in Hong Kong on Wednesday. | Continue reading


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