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Illegal immigration raises heat in US election

Tue, 2016-05-24 00:05
Divisions over how to deal with illegal immigration - particularly following Donald Trump's incendiary rhetoric - are likely to play a key role in debate during the US presidential election, says James Naughtie.
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Fracking approval reignites row

Mon, 2016-05-23 23:57
Approval for fracking in North Yorkshire raises the prospect of the controversial technique being allowed at other sites and restarts an intense debate.
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FOI on Leave ministers' curbs rejected

Mon, 2016-05-23 23:54
The government refuses to give details of documents being held back from ministers backing an EU exit, saying that to do so could "undermine" the civil service.
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VIDEO: 'Vietnam and the US are partners'

Mon, 2016-05-23 23:52
US President Barack Obama sets out his plan for a stronger relationship with Vietnam, a day after lifting a ban on arms sales.
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Malaria drug 'should stop for troops'

Mon, 2016-05-23 23:42
Anti-malarial drug Lariam, which can cause severe side-effects, should be the "drug of last resort" for UK troops, MPs on the defence committee say.
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Greece starts to move Idomeni migrants

Mon, 2016-05-23 23:37
Greece has begun evacuating thousands of migrants from the makeshift Idomeni camp on its northern border with Macedonia.
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Swiss criminal probe into BSI bank

Mon, 2016-05-23 23:28
Swiss financial regulators open criminal proceedings against the country's BSI bank over links to the corruption investigation into Malaysia's 1MDB fund.
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Street dog fighting crackdown urged

Mon, 2016-05-23 23:03
Campaigners call for tougher penalties to deal with dog fights, which they say are taking place on Britain's streets among young men looking for status.
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Bourdain and Obama: Six things about the $6 meal

Mon, 2016-05-23 22:23
Six things about the $6 meal in Vietnam
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Fracking, far-right 'wake-up call', Van Gaal sacked

Mon, 2016-05-23 22:07
The return of fracking for shale gas in England, the aftermath of Austria's near-election of a far-right president, and Louis van Gaal's sacking as Man Utd boss are all covered by the papers.
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UK urged to relax Tunisia travel alert

Mon, 2016-05-23 21:53
Tunisian officials urge the UK to relax its warning against all but essential travel to the country, after a 90% drop in British holidaymakers.
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Australia to deport mother of five to UK

Mon, 2016-05-23 19:30
A mother who has lived in Australia for most of her life could be deported to the United Kingdom after being released from prison.
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VIDEO: 'Scary but beautiful' lightning on film

Mon, 2016-05-23 18:46
Darren Soh, a landscape photographer, creates a composite image that captures the beauty of Singapore's lightning storms.
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Sugar shortage hits Coke in Venezuela

Mon, 2016-05-23 18:26
A sugar shortage has forced Coca-Cola to stop producing soft drinks in Venezuela amid an escalating food and energy shortage.
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Review call over European GM crop ban

Mon, 2016-05-23 17:22
The ban on GM crops by European countries should be reassessed, the president of UK science body the Royal Society has said.
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Syria blames foreign states for blasts

Mon, 2016-05-23 17:08
The Syrian government accuses Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia of being behind a wave of bombings in the coastal cities of Tartous and Jableh.
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Why is Bulgaria making a big fuss about the niqab?

Mon, 2016-05-23 16:26
Why is Bulgaria banning clothing almost none of its Muslims wear?
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VIDEO: Making a mark: What's your number?

Mon, 2016-05-23 16:22
Activists are getting tattoos to highlight the rising level of carbon dioxide in the world's atmosphere.
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Anthony Horowitz: 'This is the golden age of television'

Mon, 2016-05-23 16:12
New Blood's Anthony Horowitz on why he prefers writing for TV
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M&S fashion: From Twiggy to Alexa Chung

Mon, 2016-05-23 16:10
From Twiggy to Alexa - Marks & Spencer's battle to be a High Street trendsetter
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