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Syria conflict: One quiet moment tells of Aleppo's despair

As the fighting in Syria rages on, the BBC’s Panorama has been following the lives of residents in Aleppo. Quentin Somerville reports. Watch Panorama: Life Under Siege at 20:30 on BBC One on Monday 26 September. Available in the UK … Continue reading

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Europa moon 'spewing water jets'

Further evidence has been obtained to show that Jupiter’s icy moon Europa throws jets of water out into space. Scientists first reported the behaviour in 2013 using the Hubble telescope, but have now made a follow-up sighting. It is significant … Continue reading

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The Nirvana Nevermind album cover baby recreates the picture 25 years on

Twenty-five years since one of the most well-known album covers in history was made the star of it is recreating it. Spencer Elden was the baby on the front of the 1991 Nirvana album Nevermind and to mark the anniversary … Continue reading

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The Nirvana Nevermind album cover baby recreates the picture 25 years on

Twenty-five years since one of the most well-known album covers in history was made the star of it is recreating it. Spencer Elden was the baby on the front of the 1991 Nirvana album Nevermind and to mark the anniversary … Continue reading

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Ben Needham: Police begin Kos excavation

Police teams from South Yorkshire have begun excavation work at a site on the Greek island of Kos, in the hope of finding missing toddler Ben Needham. Ben was 21 months old when he vanished during a family holiday on … Continue reading

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Houston shooter: 'Lawyer' gunman dead after opening fire at mall

A gunman who opened fire in a Houston mall has been shot dead by police. Six victims were taken to hospitals, while three were treated at the scene. Acting Houston Police Chief Martha Montalvo said it appeared the gunman was … Continue reading

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Reality Check: Should the minimum wage be more than £10?

The claim: Independent forecasts suggest that the minimum wage should be more than £10 an hour. Reality Check verdict: Adjusting cost of living calculations for inflation means that you can get to £10 an hour by the scheduled time of … Continue reading

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Birmingham street preacher guilty of abusing woman over 'tight jeans'

A street preacher who told a woman she would “burn in hell” for wearing tight jeans has been found guilty of religiously aggravated threatening behaviour. Krissoni Henderson accused Noor Alneaimi of being a prostitute and a non-believer, Birmingham Magistrates’ Court … Continue reading

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Lurgan: Four men charged after armour-piercing mortar recovered by police

Four men have been charged after police recovered an armour-piercing mortar during searches in Lurgan. They were arrested last week by police investigating dissident republican activity in the area. Three men, aged 22, 24 and 46, have been charged with … Continue reading

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Martin Bashir appointed BBC religious affairs correspondent

Journalist Martin Bashir, famous for his interviews with Princess Diana and Michael Jackson, is rejoining the BBC as its religious affairs correspondent. He takes over from Caroline Wyatt, who is stepping down after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Bashir, who … Continue reading

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