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France ‘yellow-vest’ protesters pelt Lyon police van with stones

Anti-government ‘yellow-vest’ protesters threw stones at a police van in Lyon, France, footage filmed by a riot officer shows. The French Interior Ministry says the violence was “one-sided”. The country’s ‘yellow-vest’ protests began in mid-November over fuel taxes. But they have since broadened into a revolt against President Macron, and …

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Bollywood’s first major LGBTQ film

A new Bollywood film, one of the first to focus on same-sex relationships, has been released in India. How I Felt When I Saw That Girl is the first mainstream Indian release with a star cast that focuses on a lesbian love story. The film’s director Shelly Chopra Dhar spoke …

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Japanese men scramble for lucky sticks

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Emiliano Sala: Former coach’s tribute as funeral takes place

A former football coach and childhood friend have paid tribute to Cardiff City striker Emiliano Sala, whose funeral was held on Saturday. The 28-year-old died when the plane he was travelling in crashed on 21 January. The pilot of the aircraft, David Ibbotson, is still missing. Mourners gathered in Sala’s …

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Emiliano Sala: Former coach pays tribute to footballer

A former football coach and childhood friend have paid tribute to Cardiff City striker Emiliano Sala, whose funeral was held on Saturday. The 28-year-old died when the plane he was travelling in crashed on 21 January. The pilot of the aircraft, David Ibbotson, is still missing. Mourners gathered in Sala’s …

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Emiliano Sala: Mourners pay tribute to coffin in Argentina

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ICYMI: Babies, birds and base jumping…

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‘I’d rather have my son than a hero’

Thirty years after Soviet troops pulled out of Afghanistan, the BBC went to meet the mother of a soldier killed in the disastrous war. Raisa Alexandrov has turned the family home, in the remote village of Izobilnoye in southern Russia, into a museum in memory of her son. Correspondent: Steve …

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Vitiligo: Skin condition bought Kenyan friends closer together

Friends Julie Asuju and Wangui Njee talk about their experiences of living with Vitiligo, a long-term condition where pale white patches develop on the skin due to a lack of the pigment melanin. Vitiligo is a rare and misunderstood skin condition, and its sufferers are often stigmatized and isolated. But …

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