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Harlem Hellfighters: The black soldiers who brought jazz to Europe

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 8:05pm
A US regiment of musicians called the Harlem Hellfighters helped the French discover the joys of jazz.

Where ordering cannabis is easy as booking a taxi

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 7:55pm
Clicking on an app allows Los Angeles cannabis users to order supplies which are delivered to their door.

The Brazilian footballer who never was

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 7:36pm
Douglas Braga looked set to have a promising career as a footballer in Brazil - so why did he not?

What it's like to work in an Indian 'rat-hole' mine

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 7:34pm
Abdul Alim, who used to work in a mine in which 15 men are now trapped, quit just days before the accident.

Ethiopia's Abiy Ahmed: The leader promising to heal a nation

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 7:24pm
Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has introduced dramatic reforms but still faces ethnic divisions.

I met my boyfriend 12 years after giving birth to his child

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 7:19pm
When Jessica Share bought sperm from an anonymous man to start a family, she never imagined she would ever meet the donor, never mind fall in love.

The place where you can smash up cars for fun

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 7:15pm
The Dutch company offering an an alternative form of stress relief.

'I pray our child isn't born with my deformities'

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 7:13pm
Bucky Bailey was born with facial deformities and is worried that his unborn baby will share the same fate.

Clouds gathering over global economy

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 7:08pm
BBC World Service economics correspondent Andrew Walker looks at what 2019 has in store for the global economy.

Bob Einstein: Curb Your Enthusiasm actor and comedy writer dies

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 6:54pm
Writer and comedian Bob Einstein, best known for Super Dave and Curb Your Enthusiasm, dies at 76.

Apple blames China as it cuts forecast

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 6:01pm
Apple boss Tim Cook says the firm 'did not foresee the magnitude of economic deceleration' in China.

Two held over English Channel migrant crossings

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 5:50pm
An Iranian and a Briton are arrested on suspicion of arranging "movement of migrants" across the Channel.

#ShutdownStories: The impact of the government shutdown

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 5:15pm
National parks have become health hazards, museums are shuttered and thousands are working without pay.

Trump on Romney: 'I wish Mitt could be more of a team player'

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 4:13pm
US President Donald Trump reacts to senior fellow Republican Mitt Romney's stinging personal attack.

Sabarimala: Women defy historic temple ban

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 3:54pm
Two Indian women made history by walking into a temple that for centuries had banned women of menstruating age.

Chatting with the PM and seeking world titles

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 3:31pm
World champion Michael van Gerwen discusses the reaction to his triumph, his future targets and the 'price of selfies'.

Nasa's New Horizons: 'Snowman' shape of distant Ultima Thule revealed

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 2:11pm
The first detailed picture from Tuesday's historic flyby in the outer Solar System is released.

Jacob Zuma: Ex South Africa president in row over music album

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 2:10pm
South Africa's Jacob Zuma is recording an album of protest songs, to be paid for with public money.

German funeral urns wash up on Dutch beaches

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 1:00pm
The urns fell off a ship before a planned funeral at sea.

Greek citizenship for migrants who saved lives in wildfire

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 12:48pm
Three migrant fishermen saved Greeks fleeing the wildfire that killed dozens near Athens last July.


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