'You can't cheat?' asks Queen at check-out

'You can't cheat?' asks Queen at check-out

The Queen visited a replica of the first Sainsbury's shop to mark the chain's 150th anniversary.
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The farmer who cut off his own leg

The farmer who cut off his own leg

When Kurtis Kaser's leg got trapped he did not have a phone to call for help - but he did have a knife.
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'Do you know what an REO is?' 'An Oreo?'

'Do you know what an REO is?' 'An Oreo?'

One is a real estate term. The other is a cookie. US Housing Secretary Ben Carson got them mixed up.
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Unexpected monarch at till

Unexpected monarch at till

"You can't cheat?" asked the Queen at the Sainsbury's self-service checkout.
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India's six-week election in two minutes

India's six-week election in two minutes

If you haven't been paying much attention, here's what you've missed.
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India's six-week election in two minutes

India's six-week election in two minutes

If you haven't been paying much attention, here's what you missed.
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'People who hate us tend not to differentiate'

'People who hate us tend not to differentiate'

Stonewall was "late to the game" in supporting the transgender community, says Ruth Hunt.
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16,000 tonnes of steel gone in 16 seconds

16,000 tonnes of steel gone in 16 seconds

The 21-storey Martin Tower, former headquarters of a US steel company, is demolished in Pennsylvania.
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'Twin tornadoes' spotted in Oklahoma

'Twin tornadoes' spotted in Oklahoma

Like giant lawnmowers, more than a dozen twisters hit Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas, including two at once.
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E-sports: More than just a game?

E-sports: More than just a game?

Sad about Game of Thrones ending this week? The battle for the throne lives on - online. Too hot to play football or cricket outdoors? The video game version is a comfortable option, and lets you pick the players, uniform and strategy. The world ...
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Rocketman's 'heart is in Aberystwyth'

Rocketman's 'heart is in Aberystwyth'

Rocketman actor Taron Egerton says the Welsh town where he spent his childhood is the "centre of my universe".
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The man saving baby fish from mosquito nets

The man saving baby fish from mosquito nets

Force Ngwira is fighting the use of mosquito nets for fishing, which depletes stocks in Lake Malawi.
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Challenging a world chess champion

Challenging a world chess champion

The Travel Show's Mike Corey meets the Norway chess grand master Magnus Carlsen.
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Royals celebrate Lady Gabriella Windsor wedding

Royals celebrate Lady Gabriella Windsor wedding

The Queen, Prince Philip and Prince Harry were among those celebrating the Windsor wedding.
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What's at stake in the EU elections

What's at stake in the EU elections

Europe is preparing for a key test of democracy with elections to the European parliament later this week.
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'I hear the bombs and I need to jam'

'I hear the bombs and I need to jam'

Death metal lead singer Jake Shuker says living in Syria means the sounds of war infiltrate his music.
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Tearful war veteran, 96, returns to Italy

Tearful war veteran, 96, returns to Italy

Walter Nixon, 96, visits the graves of colleagues killed in the Italian campaign of World War Two.
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Former model told to lose weight at 15

Former model told to lose weight at 15

The director of a London model agency speaks about her experiences as a teen model and says caring for under 18s in the industry is crucial.
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The Chinese-Australians making political history

The Chinese-Australians making political history

One of these candidates is expected to make history in Australia's upcoming election.
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'If we stay a secret, there will be a genocide'

'If we stay a secret, there will be a genocide'

The secretive Kaka'i religious minority fear for their lives - and they're finally speaking out about it.
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'It feels like we're stuck in 2017'

'It feels like we're stuck in 2017'

The parents of Saffie Roussos, the youngest victim of the Manchester Arena attack, speak of their struggle.
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'How are we different?'

'How are we different?'

A gay couple from Belarus speak out in a country rated as one of the most homophobic in Europe by a leading LGBT organisation.
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Taiwan celebrates same-sex marriage law

Taiwan celebrates same-sex marriage law

Jubilant crowds celebrate as Taiwan's parliament becomes the first in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage
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New Statue of Liberty Museum opens

New Statue of Liberty Museum opens

Lucy Hedges visits the new museum exploring the history and impact of the iconic structure.
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Can traditional foods increases your lifespan?

Can traditional foods increases your lifespan?

One of the pillars linked to increased life expectancy is healthy eating which stems from traditional foods.
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Gig economy: The future, or exploitative?

Gig economy: The future, or exploitative?

Is the freedom offered to workers in the 'gig economy' worth it, or does it put people at risk of exploitation? Workplaces are changing. Many are opting for short term or project-based gigs rather than structured payroll jobs: this probably inclu...
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Should machines hire people?

Should machines hire people?

Companies are starting to embrace artificial intelligence in hiring. One global study found one in three recruiters already doing so. In most companies though, in-person interviews still remain the most preferred way of finding new talent. In th...
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Extreme pregnancy sickness 'broke me'

Extreme pregnancy sickness 'broke me'

Samantha and Marie are among 5,000 UK women to share their experience of extreme pregnancy sickness with BBC News.
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Why I chalk catcalls on the pavement

Why I chalk catcalls on the pavement

Around the world, women are chalking the words of their harassers on the pavement at the place they happened.
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'Bodybuilding is my temple'

'Bodybuilding is my temple'

Sheetal 'Strong' Kotak from Nairobi, Kenya used bodybuilding to help overcome her depression.
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What's it like going from celebrity to politician?

What's it like going from celebrity to politician?

What's it like going from celebrity to politician? Gul Panag is an Indian model and Bollywood actor who ran for India's general elections in 2014. She talks about digital campaigning on the WorklifeIndia podcast.
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Why this restaurant owner gives out free food

Why this restaurant owner gives out free food

Kazi Mannan experienced poverty growing up in Pakistan. Now he wants to give back.
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Sri Lankan factory destroyed by rioters

Sri Lankan factory destroyed by rioters

A Sri Lankan businessman says he is "living in fear" after anti-Muslim rioters attacked his factory
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US 'not looking for war with Iran'

US 'not looking for war with Iran'

Washington's special representative for Iran tells the BBC that the US wants to avoid war in the Gulf.
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The trans woman shattering the glass ceiling in Indian politics

The trans woman shattering the glass ceiling in Indian politics

Women are under-represented in Indian politics, and a trans woman is a rare sight. Apsara Reddy is one such politician who's breaking the glass ceiling. The 35-year-old was born Ajay, and underwent gender transformation to become Apsara. She rec...
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Innovation: Is India lagging behind?

Innovation: Is India lagging behind?

India has made rapid strides in adopting technology, but when was the last time it came out with a truly disruptive innovation, something that shaped the world or made the scientific community sit up and take notice? Invention of the zero? That w...
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Offbeat careers: Worth the risk?

Offbeat careers: Worth the risk?

We speak to three young professionals in offbeat jobs: a beatboxer, a gamer and an ethical hacker. In a world where most degrees and professional courses are centred on long-term stability and availability of jobs, how did they train themselves, f...
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Recycling: Can India tackle its toxic trash?

Recycling: Can India tackle its toxic trash?

By 2030, India is expected to generate 165 million tonnes of waste. Rubbish is everywhere; in alleys, streets, and marketplaces, and it keeps piling up. While there is a vast recycling culture that includes garbage buyers, scavengers and rag picke...
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Influencers: Fast fame, but fast forgotten?

Influencers: Fast fame, but fast forgotten?

Social media influencers are part of an industry worth billions of dollars, but how do they make their money - and how long will their earning power last? A successful influencer, a social media professional and an aspiring influencer share some ...
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Does power dressing pay off?

Does power dressing pay off?

For many of us, deciding what to wear to work is a daily chore. But is there more to our sartorial choices than meets the eye? Can they impact the way we work and how we are treated at work? Leaders of certain companies argue that formal dressing...
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Norway loves its own take on the hot dog

Norway loves its own take on the hot dog

The Norwegian hot dog (Polse) is probably one of the cheapest snacks you will find in Oslo.
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'The harassment has to stop'

'The harassment has to stop'

Around the world, women are chalking catcalls on the pavement at the place they happened.
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When misinformation leads to death threats

When misinformation leads to death threats

Three stories of what happens when false information is spread about you on social media sites.
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Conor McGregor phone smash charges dropped

Conor McGregor phone smash charges dropped

Prosecutors have dropped charges against UFC star Conor McGregor after he was accused of smashing a fan's phone.
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Is India a happy nation?

Is India a happy nation?

India is one of the world's fastest growing economies, and yet, Indians don't seem to be all that happy. It is placed 140th out of 156 on a United Nations list that ranks countries on happiness. So, why the grim faces? Are Indians able to laugh...
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Iraq: A state of mind, Maryam's story

Iraq: A state of mind, Maryam's story

The country has just one psychiatric hospital for a population of 38 million.
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