Tokyo 2020: Is Tokyo accessible enough?

Tokyo 2020: Is Tokyo accessible enough?

Tokyo is set to host the next Paralympic Games in 2020 - but how accessible is the Japanese capital?
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Fire extinguishers and soap at Hong Kong protest

Fire extinguishers and soap at Hong Kong protest

A sit-in at Yuen Long train station ended with a stand-off between police and some protesters.
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Bus drivers shave half their heads

Bus drivers shave half their heads

Fourteen Nottingham bus drivers had half of their heads shaved to raise more than GBP7,000 for charity. Andy Godfrey was inspired to do the challenge after his parents spent time at Hayward house. The team of drivers are keeping their heads half...
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Amazon wildfires: who does the president blame?

Amazon wildfires: who does the president blame?

Jair Bolsonaro says NGOs may be setting fires in the Amazon to embarrass the government after they cut funding, despite offering no evidence.
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Man swings sword over throwaway cart

Man swings sword over throwaway cart

He followed a jogger home after the pair feuded over who claimed a discarded item first.
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'I am the chosen one'

'I am the chosen one'

Discussing the China trade war, President Trump looks up to the sky and says: "I am the chosen one."
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Food for sport: African dishes for the win

Food for sport: African dishes for the win

Zambian sports nutritionist Linia Patel recommends African recipes for different events.
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'It's like a hoe digging up your skin'

'It's like a hoe digging up your skin'

Two women share their stories of surviving and then recovering from acid attacks in Uganda.
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'We have potential but we are denied visas'

'We have potential but we are denied visas'

Togolese footballer Woedikou Afi Apeafa says women are denied the chance to travel for tournaments.
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Inside the climate activist training camp

Inside the climate activist training camp

Campaign groups in France are teaching people how to protest effectively, ahead of the G7 summit.
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Amazon rainforest sees worst ever wildfires

Amazon rainforest sees worst ever wildfires

Smoke from the fires caused a blackout in Sao Paulo, more than 2,700km (1,700 miles) away.
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'The Great Mattress Migration of 2019'

'The Great Mattress Migration of 2019'

Dozens of air mattresses are swept away by the wind before an outdoor movie night in Colorado.
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'I'm sorry for the harm I have caused'

'I'm sorry for the harm I have caused'

The senator and 2020 presidential candidate publicly apologised for her claims to indigenous heritage.
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'Muslims aren't allowed to live here'

'Muslims aren't allowed to live here'

A Lebanese town has banned Muslims from buying and renting property, forcing this family from their home.
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The man helping to save Senegal's mangroves

The man helping to save Senegal's mangroves

Haidar el Ali has led a project to plant 152 million mangrove buds in Senegal's Casamance Delta.
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'Twitter has adopted my grandad'

'Twitter has adopted my grandad'

82-year-old Keith melted millions of hearts when a video of him painting his granddaughter's nails went viral.
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The floating farm for cows

The floating farm for cows

World's first offshore farm aims to make dairy farming more sustainable.
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Fishermen rescued from flooded river in India

Fishermen rescued from flooded river in India

An Indian Air Force helicopter crew saved the two men in Jammu, which has been hit by heavy rain.
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'All politicians are to blame'

'All politicians are to blame'

The fate of Italy's coalition is set to be decided after weeks of hostility between ruling parties, the nationalist League and Five Star.
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Raccoon gets stuck in vending machine

Raccoon gets stuck in vending machine

Things didn't quite go to plan when the hungry animal tried to pilfer a snack
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'If it wasn't for him, I'd be dead'

'If it wasn't for him, I'd be dead'

A women abducted as a child and a puppy abandoned on a rubbish tip help each other heal.
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What can India do to beat an economic slowdown?

What can India do to beat an economic slowdown?

After years of fast-paced growth, India's economy is losing steam. In this country of more than a billion people, domestic consumption is one of the main drivers of growth but unemployment is rising and people's purchasing power has taken a hit. ...
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From rebels to saviours of the Amazon rainforest

From rebels to saviours of the Amazon rainforest

Ex-Farc rebels in Colombia, who spent decades fighting the government over land and power, have reinvented themselves as eco-warriors protecting the Amazon from illegal logging.
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'They shot me and I fell to the ground'

'They shot me and I fell to the ground'

The BBC meets some protesters who were injured allegedly at the hands of security forces in Kashmir.
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Cops and robbers in a dead-end gun fight

Cops and robbers in a dead-end gun fight

Horrified householders in South Carolina find their quiet cul-de-sac turned into the O.K. Corral.
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Greasy pole contest celebrates Independence Day

Greasy pole contest celebrates Independence Day

Indonesians take part in a greasy pole climbing contest - a tradition that dates back to Dutch colonial days.
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'We could move on from the old Sudan'

'We could move on from the old Sudan'

Mohamed Hamdan "Hemeti" Dagolo, a key military leader, has promised to abide by a power-sharing agreement with the opposition.
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'We survived!' Collapsing glacier soaks kayakers

'We survived!' Collapsing glacier soaks kayakers

Chunks of falling glacier caused a massive wave that came straight at a pair of kayakers in Alaska.
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Man found dead in underpass after Istanbul floods

Man found dead in underpass after Istanbul floods

A homeless man was found in the Unkapani district, apparently drowned, after heavy rain caused extensive damage
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Florida for $5m, anyone?

Florida for $5m, anyone?

Donald Trump isn't the first US leader to seek expansion using taxpayer dollars. But did those deals work out?
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'Iran is the most beautiful country'

'Iran is the most beautiful country'

A former senior executive at a Chinese internet company is now a freelance photographer travelling around the globe. First stop - Iran.
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'We moved to the forest to fight climate change'

'We moved to the forest to fight climate change'

Janne Utriainen is tackling climate change in his own way - leaving the city to live off the land.
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The plight of a US dairy farm

The plight of a US dairy farm

The Voelker family's dairy farm has been around since 1942 - it's shutting down due to economic pressures.
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The cookery class where English is on the menu

The cookery class where English is on the menu

Workshops are teaching young asylum seekers how to cook and improve their English skills.
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When DiCaprio got fired - and Pitt almost did

When DiCaprio got fired - and Pitt almost did

The stars of Quentin Tarantino's latest film share stories from the early days of their careers.
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Double celebrations at twin festival

Double celebrations at twin festival

The town of Pleucadeuc in northwest France holds an annual festival for twins, now in its 25th year.
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Truck driven into protesters at US detention centre

Truck driven into protesters at US detention centre

The demonstrators had been blocking the entrance to the immigrant detention centre in Rhode Island.
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Would you buy a plane for $1,000?

Would you buy a plane for $1,000?

The Kenya Airports Authority has overseen the auctioning of abandoned aircraft at Nairobi's Wilson Airport.
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'I'll represent gigolos and barmaids'

'I'll represent gigolos and barmaids'

After a career in Tokyo's red-light district, Lee Komaki wants to enter politics. But it's not without challenges.
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Bird strike forces Russian airliner to crash-land

Bird strike forces Russian airliner to crash-land

Twenty-three people were injured when the Airbus 321 was forced to land in a field near Moscow.
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'Our officers need help'

'Our officers need help'

During an eight-hour standoff with police, a gunman in Philadelphia shot six police officers.
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The lengths Americans go to for cheap medicine

The lengths Americans go to for cheap medicine

With drug prices soaring in the US, people are travelling to Canada to buy life-saving medication.
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Meet the YouTube astrophysicist

Meet the YouTube astrophysicist

'Dr Becky' receives thousands of views on her YouTube channel which answers questions about the universe.
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Trudeau: 'Buck stops with the prime minister'

Trudeau: 'Buck stops with the prime minister'

Ethics commissioner says the Canadian PM tried to influence a former minister in the SNC-Lavalin case.
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'I didn't go to uni and I love what I do'

'I didn't go to uni and I love what I do'

The BBC meets three people who opted not to go to university after their A-levels.
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Texting while driving crash caught on camera

Texting while driving crash caught on camera

No one was injured. The local police department shared the footage as a warning to not text and drive.
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What's wrong with planting new forests?

What's wrong with planting new forests?

Planting trees can sometimes actually do more harm than good to the environment. Here's why.
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Astronaut plays DJ set from space station

Astronaut plays DJ set from space station

Luca Parmitano played from the International Space Station to a cruise ship in the Mediterranean Sea.
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