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Extreme selfies

Image copyright Angela Nikolau A number of young Russians are making names for themselves by posting videos of life-threatening stunts online. What drives these extreme selfie daredevils? He’s got a camera strapped to his head and he teeters on the edge of the roof in a nine story apartment block in Siberia. “Are you filming?” […]

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Dialling Beijing

Image copyright Spanish National Police Image caption Taiwanese caught in Spain allegedly stole more than €16m from thousands of victims in China Spain could soon become the first European Union country to extradite Taiwanese criminal suspects to China, instead of their home island. In December, a joint Spanish-Chinese operation busted what police said was a […]

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Safe to drink?

A recent court case in Nigeria has highlighted concerns that locally made soft drinks may be considered unsafe for human consumption elsewhere, as Ijeoma Ndukwe explains. There has been uproar in Nigeria after it emerged that the company that manufactures Fanta and Sprite, the Nigeria Bottling Company (NBC), has been ordered by a court to […]

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'She saved my life'

Image caption Two bodyguards keep a close eye on a victim of domestic violence in the centre of Bilbao When Ana reported her male former partner for an assault at her home in Spain she thought she would be protected. In fact she ended up living as a prisoner alone in her own house, afraid […]

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Tonga gives away thousands of chicks in anti-fat drive

Tonga gives away thousands of chicks in anti-fat drive By News from Elsewhere… …as found by BBC Monitoring Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Tongans have developed a taste for imported meat over the traditional healthy diet of fish and vegetables The authorities in Tonga are delivering thousands of free chicks and ducklings to communities […]