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Nigeria school attack: Hundreds of boys return home after release

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  • 390 views
  • 10 months ago
  • 31:23

More than 300 schoolboys are reunited with their families, a week after mass-kidnapping. Local authorities say the boys were abducted by 'bandits' and not by Boko Haram militants. Also, hundreds of thousands flee Islamist insurgency in Mozambique, and how an American couple's dream home contained a hidden surprise.

Nigeria school attack: Hundreds of boys return home after being kidnapped

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  • 180 views
  • 10 months ago
  • 31:10

More than 300 schoolboys are reunited with their families, a week after mass-kidnapping. Local authorities say the boys were abducted by 'bandits' and not by Boko Haram militants. Also, hundreds of thousands flee Islamist insurgency in Mozambique, and how an American couple's dream home contained a hidden surprise.

Putin congratulates Biden

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  • 260 views
  • 10 months ago
  • 28:30

Six weeks after the election, the Russian leader sent Mr Biden a telegram on his victory. Also: Pakistan's new anti-rape law, and the monster iceberg of the South Atlantic.

Covid-19: US begins its biggest vaccination programme ever

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  • 170 views
  • 10 months ago
  • 32:11

America's first Covid-19 inoculation has taken place. The programme aims to vaccinate 100 million people by April. Also, continuing confusion over fate of missing schoolchildren in NW Nigeria, and why one man spent 10 years collecting world's weirdest books.

Europe sets out contingency plans in case of a no-deal Brexit

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  • 220 views
  • 11 months ago
  • 29:41

It's proposing reciprocal measures covering air and road connections, and fishing. Also: Facebook hits back after legal action is launched over competition, and the musicals brought to your door in London.

Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine judged safe for use

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  • 260 views
  • 11 months ago
  • 28:05

Britain's medicines regulator, the MHRA, says the jab is safe to be rolled out. The first doses are already on their way to the UK, with 800,000 due in the coming days. Also: The US Department of Justice is investigating claims that lobbyists offered bribes in exchange for a presidential pardon, and two otters find love during lockdown

Joe Biden makes victory speech

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  • 280 views
  • 12 months ago
  • 28:58

The president-elect of the US called for the country to unite and heal, Kamala Harris will be the first woman of colour to become vice-president but says she hopes not to be the last, and President Trump says he'll go to court on Monday.

Turkey condemns French pledge to defend secular society

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  • 360 views
  • about 1 year ago
  • 27:01

France recalls its Ambassador to Turkey after President Erdogan launches personal attack on Emmanuel Macron; Trump comment on 'blowing up' dam angers Ethiopia, and hopes artificial intelligence could help diagnose Alzheimers disease.

Libya: Government and opposition sign permanent ceasefire deal

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  • 230 views
  • about 1 year ago
  • 30:35

The deal between military leaders from Libya’s government and those from opposition forces lead by General Khalifa Haftar was brokered by the UN. Also: Sudan becomes the third Arab state in recent months to normalise relations with Israel, and a busker whose guitar was smashed by a passer-by receives a brand new one from a rock star.

Unrest in Lagos after protest shooting

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  • 220 views
  • about 1 year ago
  • 31:03

Amnesty International says at least 12 people were killed on Tuesday during protests in Nigeria's largest city. Also: Pope Francis indicates support for same-sex civil unions, and "cooling paint" could cut emissions from buildings.

US charges Russian intelligence officers in global cyber attacks

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  • 320 views
  • about 1 year ago
  • 31:48

Prosecutors in Pittsburgh accuse the men, operating out of Moscow, of carrying out malware attacks between 2015 and 2019. Also: Trump says Sudan will be removed from terror list, and saving Australia's koalas by planting gum tree seeds using a drone.

Bangladesh is to introduce the death penalty for rape

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  • 650 views
  • about 1 year ago
  • 25:51

The announcement follows days of protests about levels of sexual violence against women. Also: Aboriginal groups in Australia tell an inquiry they are in mourning over the damage done to sacred sites by mining, and the Nobel Prize for Economics has been awarded to two American professors for their work on the theory of auctions.

Nobel Peace Prize for 2020 awarded to UN's World Food Programme

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  • 250 views
  • about 1 year ago
  • 28:16

WFP was given prize for its efforts to combat hunger and improve conditions for peace. The agency said it was 'deeply humbled' to have won. Also, Moscow tries to broker a ceasefire in Nagorno Karabakh, and the Cook Islands' leader causes controversy - by giving himself nearly all the posts in his cabinet.

Islamic State 'Beatles' charged in US over hostages' deaths

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  • about 1 year ago
  • 29:09

Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh appeared in a US federal court in Virginia by video link, accused of killing four American hostages in Syria. The men, who were part of a group known as 'The Beatles' because of their British accents, face life imprisonment if convicted. Also: the former US police officer charged with the murder of George Floyd in May is released from prison on bail, and billionaires see their fortunes hit record highs during the pandemic.

Trump and Melania test positive for Coronavirus

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  • 280 views
  • about 1 year ago
  • 30:16

White House says President has 'mild symptoms' and he and First Lady are self-isolating. We assess likely impact of Mr. Trump's announcement on presidential elections - due on 3rd November. Also, Spain sees new surge in cases of Covid 19, and how European cities are changing as pandemic leads more people to take up cycling.

Presidential debate: Trump and Biden in chaotic encounter

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  • 290 views
  • about 1 year ago
  • 27:59

President Trump and Joe Biden have held a bitter and angry White House debate. They argued fiercely over Coronavirus, the economy, healthcare and far-Right extremism. Also, senior figures in India's governing BJP found not guilty of inciting Hindu extremists to demolish mosque, and why some experts think the world needs to drastically change its diet.

New York Times says Donald Trump 'paid $750 in federal income taxes' in 2016

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  • 260 views
  • about 1 year ago
  • 29:15

The newspaper says it has obtained tax records for the US president over two decades. Mr Trump denied the report as "totally fake news". Also: Armenia and Azerbaijan battle over disputed region.

Trump picks Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court

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  • 260 views
  • about 1 year ago
  • 31:37

The nomination of a conservative judge paves the way for a bitter Senate fight as an election looms. Also: Madrid at "serious risk" without virus lockdown, and NASA is working with a cosmetics company on space station commercialization.

Trump 'to pick Amy Coney Barrett' for Supreme Court

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  • 270 views
  • about 1 year ago
  • 32:01

The judge and former law professor from Indiana is a favourite of social conservatives. Also: Paris stabbing attack 'an act of terrorism', and polio vaccination campaigners in Pakistan battle misinformation and distrust.

Vatican cardinal resigns unexpectedly

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  • 320 views
  • about 1 year ago
  • 30:32

Cardinal Becciu became involved in a controversial deal to buy a luxury building in London. He denies any wrongdoing. Also: the US Republican leader has said there will be an "orderly" post presidential election transition, and how lockdown birds sang to a different note.