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BBC Bengali language alert sent in error

A story in Bengali was sent to BBC News app users and Twitter followers because of human error, the corporation has said. The article was about a police raid on militants in Dhaka. A BBC spokesman said it had been sent by mistake by a World Service reporter and was taken down minutes later. He added: “It was literally a ...

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Migrant crisis: Hungary police recruit 'border-hunters'

The Hungarian police are advertising for 3,000 “border-hunters”, who will reinforce up to 10,000 police and soldiers patrolling a razor-wire fence built to keep migrants out. The new recruits, like existing officers, will carry pistols with live ammunition, and have pepper spray, batons, handcuffs and protective kit. The number of migrants reaching Hungary’s southern border with Serbia has stagnated, at ...

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China ratifies Paris climate agreement

China’s top legislature has ratified the Paris global climate agreement, state news agency Xinhua reports. The country is the world’s largest emitter of harmful carbon emissions, which cause climate change. China and the US were expected to announce ratification jointly before or at the weekend’s G20 Hangzhou summit. In a landmark deal struck in December, countries agreed to cut carbon ...

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Hillary Clinton email row: FBI releases inquiry files

The FBI has published documents relating to its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of private email while serving as Secretary of State. The 58 pages of notes included the Democratic presidential nominee’s interview and details about her private server at her New York residence. The FBI in July ended a year-long inquiry into whether she broke the law by using ...

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Islam Karimov: Uzbekistan to bury its strongman leader

Uzbekistan is preparing to bury President Islam Karimov, one of Asia’s most authoritarian leaders, who died this week aged 78. His death was confirmed by the government in Tashkent on Friday, six days after he was taken to hospital following a stroke. He ruled for 27 years, and is accused by human rights groups of harshly repressing dissent. Saturday’s funeral ...

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China's Zhangjiajie glass bridge closes after two weeks

A glass-bottomed bridge in China that was heralded as a record-breaker when it opened just 13 days ago has closed. Officials said the government was planning urgent maintenance work in the area and the bridge closed on Friday, with a re-opening time to be announced. But the US CNN network said a spokesman told them the bridge, spanning a canyon, ...

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Philippines: Bomb attack on Davao market kills 12

[unable to retrieve full-text content] At least 12 people are killed in a bomb attack in Davao, the home city of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. BBC News – World

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Islam Karimov: Uzbekistan strongman's death confirmed

The Uzbek government has confirmed the death of President Islam Karimov, six days after he was taken to hospital with a suspected brain haemorrhage. One of Asia’s most authoritarian leaders, Mr Karimov, 78, died after 27 years in power. Mr Karimov has no clear successor. There is no legal political opposition and the media are tightly controlled. He will be ...

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Brock Turner: Stanford sex attack swimmer freed from jail

A student at a top US university whose six-month jail sentence for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman in 2015 was widely criticised for being too lenient has been released from prison. Brock Turner, 21, who was a swimming champion, assaulted the woman outside a Stanford University fraternity house. He was freed from the Santa Clara County Main Jail in San ...

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Trump supporter's Taco warning ridiculed

The founder of Latinos For Trump has been widely mocked for warning of a future with “taco trucks on every corner” in the US if Hillary Clinton wins the presidential election. Marco Gutierrez was explaining why he supports Donald Trump, a day after the presidential candidate’s visit to Mexico. “My culture is a very dominant culture and it’s imposing and ...

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