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White Crow's star dancer 'channelled' Rudolf Nureyev

Image copyright Jessica Forde Image caption Dancer Oleg Ivenko, who stars as Rudolf Nureyev in The White Crow, had no previous acting experience In 1961, the dancer Rudolf Nureyev defected to the west from the then-Soviet Union’s famed Kirov Ballet. An apparently last-minute decision to seek asylum in France made him, at 23, the best […]

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Bolsonaro visit: A tale of two Trumps

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJair Bolsonaro and Donald Trump swap football shirts in the Oval Office Jair Bolsonaro’s visit to the US was much-heralded, certainly here in Brazil. The fact that it’s the Brazilian president’s first foreign trip is a sign of just how important he sees his relationship with the […]

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India election 2019: Are women any safer?

The rape and subsequent death of a female student in Delhi in 2012 put the global spotlight on the problem of gender-based violence in India. Years later, the topic remains an issue in the Indian general election campaign. BBC Reality Check asks whether India has become a safer place for women. Story by Saroj Singh. […]

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Cyclone Idai: 'Humanitarian disaster' in southern Africa

Cyclone Idai has triggered a “massive disaster” in southern Africa affecting hundreds of thousands if not millions of people, the UN says. The region has been hit by widespread flooding and devastation affecting Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. Mozambique’s President Filipe Nyusi has called it “a humanitarian disaster of great proportion”. He said more than 1,000 […]

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Cyclone Idai: Survivors rescued by land and air

Rescue operations continue to recover survivors from the floods caused by Cyclone Idai in Mozambique. The country’s President Filipe Nyusi has called it: “a humanitarian disaster of great proportion.” The region has been hit by widespread flooding and devastation affecting Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. Source link

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Hayabusa2: Asteroid mission exploring a 'rubble pile'

Image copyright JAXA, Uni Tokyo & collaborators Image caption The asteroid 162173 Ryugu consists of material blasted off another asteroid The asteroid being explored by the Japanese mission Hayabusa2 is a “rubble pile” formed when rocks were blasted off a bigger asteroid and came back together again. The discovery means that asteroid Ryugu has a […]