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Is some Olympic commentary sexist?

Wed, 2016-08-10 19:57
Descriptions of some women athletes in Rio have been called "offensive and demeaning".

Amateur army

Wed, 2016-08-10 19:54
Some 100,000 Poles have joined paramilitary groups since the crisis in Ukraine.

New York police arrest man trying to climb Trump Tower

Wed, 2016-08-10 19:53
New York police have arrested a man who tried to scale Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan using rope and suction cups.

Menopause mystery

Wed, 2016-08-10 19:33
Scientists are studying killer whales in an effort to understand the mysterious biology behind the menopause - in both orcas and humans.

Scared and pregnant

Wed, 2016-08-10 19:29
Guinea is now free of Ebola but pregnant women are still afraid of the virus and are avoiding hospital, writes the BBC's Tamasin Ford.

Haiti's rocky route: Scarce funds, mixed fortunes

Wed, 2016-08-10 19:23
Haiti has sent 10 athletes to the Olympic Games in Rio, but as BBC Monitoring explains, their path to the Olympics has been anything but smooth.

Syria conflict: Aleppo medics appeal to Obama for help

Wed, 2016-08-10 19:21
The last doctors in the rebel-held east of the Syrian city of Aleppo urge US President Barack Obama to come to the aid of 250,000 civilians there.

Why has Japan got yet another public holiday?

Wed, 2016-08-10 19:17
Japan prepares for Mountain Day - the latest addition to its long list of public holidays - but what is it and does anyone care?

Girl power

Wed, 2016-08-10 19:12
India launches a social media campaign to celebrate daughters, daughters-in-law and granddaughters - asking people to celebrate the young women and girls in their lives.

Clinton and Trump tussle over economy

Wed, 2016-08-10 19:02
What are Hillary Clinton's plans for the US economy if she is elected US President in November?