How Australia's extreme heat might be here to stay

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWarmer seas are turning Great Barrier Reef turtles female, a study has found A section of highway connecting Sydney and Melbourne started to melt. Bats fell dead from the trees, struck down by the heat. On the northern Great Barrier Reef, 99% …

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Czech election: Milos Zeman leads in first round

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Milos Zeman remains popular in rural areas Czech President Milos Zeman has taken an early lead as votes are counted in the presidential election. With 30% of results in, he had 42% with nearest rival Jiri Drahos on 24%. However, the BBC’s Rob Cameron in …

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China tanker fire: Bodies found as Sanchi still burns

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFootage of the rescue work taken on Thursday. The fire is still burning Salvage workers have managed to board a burning oil tanker off China’s coast, recovering the bodies of two crewmen before smoke forced them to leave. The Sanchi is still …

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US father charged with adopted girl's murder

Image copyright CBS News Image caption The adopted father of Sherin Mathews had changed his story about her disappearance The US father of an adopted three-year-old girl has been charged with capital murder after an autopsy ruled she died from “homicidal violence”. Sherin Mathews was first reported missing from her …

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The Indian schoolchildren who are bullied for being Muslim

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The book Mothering a Muslim says children are increasingly being targeted in posh schools for their religious identity Schools and playgrounds can be dangerous places where children are isolated or bullied. Children often use differences in appearance, skin colour, food habits, misogyny, homophobia and …

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Fifty and childless

Image caption Nicci and Andrew Fletcher are now in their 50s “What people don’t realise is it’s a form of bereavement. There were days I couldn’t get out of bed. I just couldn’t face the world.” Nicci Fletcher, 50, says she and her husband Andrew felt “real grief” at not …

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The sock entrepreneur with Down's syndrome

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSocks ‘let me be me’, says John Cronin “Pull up your socks” isn’t just a phrase to John Cronin. It’s been the key to his entrepreneurial success. Back in 2016, the 21-year-old told his dad, Mark, that he wanted them to start …

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Dreaming big

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The UK needs to produce thousands more engineers Fewer than one in 10 engineers in the UK are female – the lowest percentage in Europe, according to the Women’s Engineering Society. Latvia, Bulgaria and Cyprus lead with nearly 30%. Here, two pioneering female engineers …

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