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The dirtiest place in your kitchen may warn you…

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption What could presumably slink within such a radiant kitchen? We are clearly a republic that is very penetrating on cleanliness. Many of us hang antibacterial surface wipes in the selling baskets (and then infrequently down the drain, assisting means those hulk fatbergs). But, utterly detached from the environmental cost, is income spent on antimicrobial …

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Selling Siberia to the universe by cosmetics

Media captionNatura Siberica has turn a renouned global brand If it wasn’t for the distilled smell of competing perfumes, you competence consider that cosmetics company Natura Siberica was making ice cream. At its bureau in Tallinn, the collateral of Estonia, immeasurable vats of shampoo the colour of hiss sputter soothing dip are being topsy-turvy into a well-spoken consistency. Nearby, a …

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Letter from Africa: Mugabe ‘unloved’ on his birthday

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The supervision has not designed intemperate birthday celebrations for Robert Mugabe In the series of letters from Africa, Zimbabwean journalist-turned-barrister Brian Hungwe considers the predestine of suspended President Robert Mugabe as he celebrates his 94th birthday. A famous quote by Machiavelli advises politicians: “It is better to be feared than desired – if you can't …

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Damming the Nile: Explore with 360 video

A new dam on the Nile could trigger a fight over water – unless Ethiopia can determine a understanding with Egypt and Sudan. Join the BBC’s Africa match Alastair Leithead and his team, travelling from the Blue Nile’s source to the sea – by Ethiopia and Sudan into Egypt. Flying high above the stream and its waterfalls, you will check …

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Kazakhstan changes its alphabet

Image copyright Kazakh Presidency Image caption In with the new: Accents reinstate apostrophes Kazakhstan is changing its alphabet for the second time in a year after the prior one valid rarely unpopular, it’s reported. President Nursultan Nazarbayev has released a direct amending last October’s decision to pierce from the Cyrillic alphabet to a Latin one, after the much-maligned apostrophes caused …

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Bahrain romantic jailed for 5 years over Twitter comments

Image copyright EPA Image caption Nabeel Rajab – photographed here in 2011 – has been in and out of jail for 7 years Bahrain has condemned a obvious rights romantic to 5 years in jail over his social media posts. Nabeel Rajab – a pivotal figure in 2011’s pro-democracy protests – was convicted over posts on Twitter about the purported …

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Peru manager plunges off Pan-American Highway killing dozens

A manager travelling along the Pan-American Highway in Peru has plunged off the road, killing at slightest 30 people, emergency officials say. The collision happened at 01:30 internal time (06:30 GMT) nearby the Ocaño overpass in Peru’s southern Arequipa province. Local media pronounced the manager had depressed from a tallness that was variously described to be between 80m (260ft) and …

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South Africa police hire raid: Five killed in Umtata

Image copyright AFP Image caption The enemy took 10 firearms and a police outpost from the station Five police officers and a infantryman have been shot passed during a raid on their hire in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province. In a statement, the South African Government News Agency pronounced 3 officers were killed instantly. The off-duty infantryman was shot as …

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Bjorgen creates story at Olympics

Media playback is not upheld on this device Winter Olympics: Norway’s Marit Bjorgen creates story as USA win cranky country group gold The United States won bullion in the women’s group scurry free as Marit Bjorgen became the many flashy Winter Olympian of all time. It was the first time the US have won a cross-country skiing award in a …

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Syria war: Eastern Ghouta bombing ‘catastrophic’

Media captionEastern Ghouta resident: “Missiles are dropping like rain” A alloy operative in the Syrian insurgent enclave of the Eastern Ghouta says the conditions is “catastrophic” – and he believes the general village has deserted the people vital there. “We don’t have anything – no food, no medicine, no shelter,” Dr Bassam told the BBC. “We don’t have bread. We …

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