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Cuba-US: The moment history unfolded

Fri, 2015-08-14 19:10
The BBC's Cuba correspondent Will Grant reports on the historic moment Cubans thought they would never see, the reopening of the US embassy in Havana.

Surviving the horrors of Japan's WW2 camps

Fri, 2015-08-14 19:09
How prisoners survived the horrors of Japan's WW2 camps

My Irish clean plates neurosis

Fri, 2015-08-14 19:09
Why I still obey my mother's demands to eat all my dinner

Who does Amy Schumer think she is?

Fri, 2015-08-14 19:09
Who does Amy Schumer think she is?

The lost Sino-Japanese war photos

Fri, 2015-08-14 19:06
New photos shed light on China-Japan war history

VIDEO: Chinese collector of Japan WWII photos

Fri, 2015-08-14 19:03
Zou Dehuai from Qingdao in China is an avid collector of personal photo albums which belonged to Japanese soldiers in World War Two.

Red Sox manager says he has cancer

Fri, 2015-08-14 18:56
Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell has been diagnosed with stage-one lymphoma, forcing him to go on medical leave for the rest of the season.

Siri saves trapped teen in Tennessee

Fri, 2015-08-14 18:49
Siri - Apple's voice-activated assistant - may have saved the life of Tennessee teenager after he was pinned underneath his truck and unable reach his phone.

VIDEO: Scars of WWII occupation in HK

Fri, 2015-08-14 18:17
The legacy of the Japanese occupation during WWII still being felt by people in Hong Kong, who forced to use a currency called military yen.

Austria refugee camp 'shameful'

Fri, 2015-08-14 18:07
Human rights group Amnesty International issues harsh criticism of what it calls "inhumane" conditions at Austria's main refugee camp.

Athletic Bilbao 4-0 Barcelona

Fri, 2015-08-14 17:59
Athletic Bilbao destroy Barcelona in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup as Aritz Aduriz nets a hat-trick.

Brazil probes World Cup corruption

Fri, 2015-08-14 17:53
Brazilian prosecutors launch an investigation into allegations of corruption and overpricing in the construction of a stadium used during the 2014 World Cup.

'I'm coming here for peace'

Fri, 2015-08-14 17:35
Desperation and hope as migrants arrive on Kos

VIDEO: 'A terrible episode of violence'

Fri, 2015-08-14 16:45
Gunmen have killed at least 19 people on the outskirts of Brazil's largest city, Sao Paulo, in a series of overnight attacks.

North Korea goes back in time

Fri, 2015-08-14 16:37
North Korea has put its standard time back by half an hour, to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of rule by "wicked" imperialist Japan.

Aston Villa 0-1 Manchester United

Fri, 2015-08-14 16:37
Manchester United maintain their impressive record at Villa Park as they beat Aston Villa thanks to a goal from Adnan Januzaj.

VIDEO: US embassy in Cuba reopens

Fri, 2015-08-14 16:01
The US has reopened its embassy in Cuba more than 54 years after it was closed, in a symbolic step signalling the warming of ties between both countries.

IS leader 'raped' US hostage Mueller

Fri, 2015-08-14 15:44
An American aid worker, killed in February while held hostage by Islamic State in Syria, was sexually abused by the group's top leader, US officials tell ABC news.

Luxury Sri Lanka resort can't hide country's divisions

Fri, 2015-08-14 15:35
Sri Lankan divisions lurk behind image of perfect holiday resort

Crocodiles rescued from Toronto home

Fri, 2015-08-14 15:21
A Toronto man calls a zoo for help with his 150 pet crocodiles and a local zoo picks them up