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Barack Obama makes historic Hiroshima visit

BBC News - ‎22 minutes ago‎
The BBC's John Sudworth in Hiroshima says there is likely a strategic purpose to the visit, as a symbol of the deepening alliance between Washington and Tokyo in a region wary of China's rising military might.
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Criminal justice system near breaking point, MPs warn

BBC News - ‎6 hours ago‎
By Clive Coleman, BBC legal correspondent. Without the goodwill and co-operation of victims and witnesses, the criminal justice system simply cannot operate.
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EU referendum: BBC audience member blames politicians for not knowing how to vote

The Independent - ‎11 hours ago‎
A member of the audience participating in the first major debate on the European Union referendum blamed “insults” and “deflections” from politicians for not knowing how to cast his vote.
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Hinkley Point: French unions put nuclear plant's future in doubt

BBC News - ‎7 hours ago‎
The future of the planned new nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point remains in doubt as key French unions still oppose the project, BBC Newsnight has learned. EDF, which would build the plant, had delayed a decision on the project in Somerset until the ...
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MH370: BBC reader finds possible debris in Mozambique

BBC News - ‎4 hours ago‎
Experts following the disappearance of MH370 say it is likely that a new piece of debris found on a Mozambique beach came from the missing plane.
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Chile student demonstration turns violent in Santiago

BBC News - ‎8 hours ago‎
A student demonstration in Chile has turned violent as police used tear gas and water cannons to divert the march. Protesters refused to take an alternative route suggested by police in central Santiago and hurled stones at them, the government said.

BBC team on the front line of the Ukraine conflict

BBC News - ‎9 hours ago‎
Ukraine says 10 of its soldiers have been killed and 27 wounded in the east of the country in the past week. Diplomatic progress towards a political solution remains slow, weeks before a deadline when Europe must decide whether or not to maintain ...
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The Times runs a non-story about a non-existent BBC 'backlash'

The Guardian - ‎May 26, 2016‎
A BBC source said that there had been only seven complaints and a spokesman said: 'The film features a wide range of people voicing their personal opinions and shows many different facets of life in Newham, exploring both positive and negative views.
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Brexit 'serious risk to growth' says G7

BBC News - ‎6 hours ago‎
A declaration at the G7 meeting in Japan says a vote by the UK to leave the European Union would pose a "serious threat to global growth".
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Korean Air plane catches fire on Haneda runway, Tokyo

BBC News - ‎2 hours ago‎
More than 300 passengers and crew were evacuated from a Korean Air plane in Tokyo, Japan after a fire broke out in its left engine.
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US Spelling Bee: 'Feldenkrais' and 'Gesellschaft' bring another tie

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
It was the words "Feldenkrais" and "Gesellschaft" that made Jairam Hathwar and Nihar Janga co-champions of the US Scripps National Spelling Bee.
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Hundreds more DNA records of terrorism suspects deleted

BBC News - ‎6 hours ago‎
Errors that led to fingerprint and DNA records of hundreds of terror suspects being deleted were more widespread than thought, it has emerged.
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Migrant crisis: UK set to send second warship to Libya

BBC News - ‎7 hours ago‎
The UK is set to send another warship to the Mediterranean to help tackle people-smuggling and movements of arms in and out of Libya, officials say.
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Migrant crisis: Many feared dead in shipwreck off Libya

BBC News - ‎12 hours ago‎
Speaking to BBC News, he said: "According to stories gathered by IOM staff, those are people who were living in Libya and who are fleeing the country which is now too dangerous.
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French strikes: Does France's workforce really have it easy?

BBC News - ‎14 hours ago‎
At 35 hours, the French have the shortest legal working week in Europe. With it, they have a reputation in some quarters for an easy working life, staunchly defended by powerful labour unions.
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A million more youngsters to live with parents, says Aviva

BBC News - ‎9 hours ago‎
"It would be nice to have our own space, and not to worry about treading on his parents' toes," she told the BBC. She cannot foresee being able to get a place of their own in the near future. "I'm pessimistic. On our current salaries, no way. If we did ...

Quiz of the week's news

BBC News - ‎8 hours ago‎
It's the weekly news quiz - have you been paying attention to what's been going on in the world over the past seven days? Click to see content: qotw_27_05_16.

Why are women banned from Mount Athos?

BBC News - ‎9 hours ago‎
... majority of pilgrims were Greek. Now, Speake says, as many as half of the 40,000 yearly visitors are Russian, and the Russian monastery has room for 500 guests.
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'Mass rape' video on social media shocks Brazil

BBC News - ‎40 minutes ago‎
The attack has shocked Brazil, says the BBC's Julia Carneiro. Campaign groups have been calling for protests over the coming days.

Viewpoint: Why Hindu groups are against California textbook change

BBC News - ‎9 hours ago‎
Thousands of academics and Indians have signed a petition to stop the California State Board of Education from changing "India" to "South Asia" in its social studies textbooks.
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