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VIDEO: The reindeer herders battling a mine

August 17, 2014 - 12:11am
A British mining company is at the centre of a bitter dispute with the Sami reindeer herders over its plans to drill for iron ore in the far north of Sweden.

VIDEO: The reindeer herders battling a mine

August 17, 2014 - 12:11am
A British mining company is at the centre of a bitter dispute with the Sami reindeer herders over its plans to drill for iron ore in the far north of Sweden.

'New massacres' in Iraq and Syria

August 16, 2014 - 9:54pm
Islamic State militants are accused of massacring hundreds of people in areas under their control in northern Iraq and eastern Syria.

UN peacekeepers die in Mali attack

August 16, 2014 - 9:21pm
Two UN peacekeepers are killed and seven injured in a suicide attack on a UN patrol base in northern Mali.

VIDEO: Pakistan rally calls for PM to resign

August 16, 2014 - 9:11pm
Thousands of protesters gathered in Pakistan's capital Islamabad as rally leaders Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri called for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to step down.

MH17: Netherlands wrestles with huge criminal case

August 16, 2014 - 8:21pm
How Dutch are grappling with MH17 evidence

VIDEO: Trends of the week - in 60 seconds

August 16, 2014 - 8:14pm
Slippers against sexism - and other top trends of the week

VIDEO: Dutchman returns Holocaust medal

August 16, 2014 - 8:10pm
A Dutchman honoured by Israel for hiding a Jewish child during World War Two has handed back his medal after six of his relatives were killed in an Israeli air strike on Gaza.

Colombia victims join peace talks

August 16, 2014 - 8:06pm
A group of victims of five decades of conflict in Colombia for the first time join government negotiators and Farc rebel leaders at peace talks.

The cave dwellers of Bamiyan

August 16, 2014 - 8:02pm
The poor who can only live in the caverns of Bamiyan's Buddhas

Manics cancel V Festival appearance

August 16, 2014 - 7:53pm
Welsh rock band the Manic Street Preachers cancel their Chelmsford V Festival appearance because of airport delays in Budapest.

Chad army 'rescues 85 Nigerians'

August 16, 2014 - 7:47pm
Chadian troops rescue some 85 Nigerian villagers who were abducted earlier this week by suspected Boko Haram militants, reports say.

My SMS relationship with al-Shabab

August 16, 2014 - 7:07pm
Getting text messages in bed - from al-Shabab

A country where toilet paper is rarer than partridge

August 16, 2014 - 7:03pm
A country where toilet paper is rarer than partridge in brine