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Poverty is not a character failing or a lack of motivation. Poverty is a shortage of money.
Barbara Ehrenreich



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Barcelona attack: Spain terror cell had 120 gas canisters
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 20:25:35 GMT
Jihadists planned for six months to fill three vans and carry out deadly attacks, police say.

Jerry Lewis: US comedian dies aged 91 in Las Vegas
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 21:23:23 GMT
One of Hollywood's most successful comedians has died at his home in Las Vegas.

Aryana Sayeed: Kabul concert goes ahead despite threats
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 14:05:05 GMT
Aryana Sayeed, known to fans as Afghanistan's Kim Kardashian, sang to hundreds of delighted fans.

Philippines drug campaign condemned by senior Catholics
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 13:49:02 GMT
It comes as questions are raised over the killing of a teenager by police during a week of violence.

Lost WW2 warship USS Indianapolis found after 72 years
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 10:27:50 GMT
The warship's sinking, weeks before WW2's end, remains the worst US naval loss at sea in history.

IS conflict: Iraq launches ground offensive in Tal Afar
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 16:53:17 GMT
The northern city, one of the last held by IS, has been a target since the fall of Mosul in July.

Indian court grants woman divorce over lack of home toilet
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 15:25:15 GMT
The court said forcing the woman to use open fields amounted to cruelty.

Hong Kong protest: Thousands march for jailed activists
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 15:22:15 GMT
Tens of thousands voice support for three pro-democracy activists who led the 2014 protests.

Grace Mugabe: South Africa grants immunity despite assault claim
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 12:50:49 GMT
Robert Mugabe's wife is back in Zimbabwe despite allegations of an assault at a Johannesburg hotel.

Syria war: Rocket 'hits Damascus trade fair'
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 14:23:55 GMT
The event is being held for the first time in five years. with reports speaking of five deaths.

Dogan Akhanli: Spain grants Erdogan critic conditional release
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:35:41 GMT
The German-Turkish writer must stay in Madrid while Turkey considers requesting his extradition.

US comedian and activist Dick Gregory dies aged 84
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 04:37:14 GMT
The family of Dick Gregory, who satirised racism with his stand-up, announce his death aged 84.

Sir Colin Meads: All Blacks legend dies of cancer, aged 81
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 06:31:43 GMT
All Blacks great Sir Colin Meads, who was named as New Zealand's best rugby player of the 20th Century, dies of pancreatic cancer, aged 81.

Barcelona attack: Ripoll, the town where suspects lived
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 15:34:01 GMT
Quiet Ripoll is in shock after becoming the focus of the Barcelona van attack investigation.

Forklift truck used to steal ATM in Arkansas
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 09:58:06 GMT
Police in Arkansas are hunting thieves who stole the cash machine from a bank's drive-through area.

Solar eclipse: Welcome to 'Eclipseville', Kentucky
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 11:43:57 GMT
Thousands are flocking to the little town of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, in the US, to watch Monday's solar eclipse.

BBC Pidgin: Meet the team
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 14:05:48 GMT
Meet the team bringing the BBC to tens of millions of Pidgin speakers in West and Central Africa.

The winners and losers of Mexico's wind power boom
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 10:23:01 GMT
In 'windy' La Ventosa, a village 700km from Mexico City, residents are renting out their land for wind farms.

The migrants making a clean sweep in Rome
Sat, 19 Aug 2017 23:11:58 GMT
Two Nigerian men are paying their way in the city by volunteering to clean up the streets.

How to watch a total solar eclipse: Tips from the Faroe Islands
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 02:38:25 GMT
Ahead of Monday's eclipse in the US, here are four tips from the Faroe Islands, which experienced one in 2015.

Canadian cop's lack of French cancels speeding ticket
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:31:42 GMT
Driver won't have to face court because a police officer only spoke to him in English.

Rhino swept from Nepal to India by flooding rescued
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:33:47 GMT
The young rhino was swept 42km from Chitwan National Park by floods and found in an Indian village.

Belarus minister wants ex-prisoners to work on farms
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:17:15 GMT
Interior minister suggests prisoners work on farms as form of rehabilitation.

Iceland toilet roll 'price war' wipes out jobs
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:12:04 GMT
Opening of warehouse store in Icelandic capital sees workers laid off from country's only toilet paper manufacturer.

Russia denies giving lake to Kazakhstan
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:38:41 GMT
Authorities deny reports that a popular tourist lake has been transferred to Kazakh neighbours.

Growing pains
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 20:44:11 GMT
Thirty years from now the population of Nigeria will have doubled. How can Lagos - Africa's largest city - cope?

IS kids
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 00:13:04 GMT
On the streets of Europe, we meet teenage boys trained by IS. Their testimony reveals wide-ranging plans to turn children into killers.

Mum v Dad
Sat, 19 Aug 2017 23:49:27 GMT
A Spanish woman disappears with her children as a judge threatens her with jail in a custody row.

Brutal nightshift
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 00:24:03 GMT
Raffy Lerma is a photo-journalist documenting the nightly killings in the Philippines' government's war on drugs.

'Right thing to do'
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:39:27 GMT
An anti-racism protester explains why she protected Trump supporters in a tense protest.

No peace in sight
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 06:43:10 GMT
The BBC's Alex Duval Smith reports on how the return of conflict is redefining life in northern Mali.

Back with Spain?
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 07:19:52 GMT
Hopes in Madrid that a common front against terrorism will dampen secessionism may be misplaced.

Inmate's choice?
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:32:09 GMT
The Tennessee county started offering time off inmate sentences in exchange for birth control

Graven images
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:26:01 GMT
Trump's argument that the removal of Confederate statues is a slippery slope to changing history has recharged the perennial debate about America's tormented racial legacy.

The power of colour
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:56:06 GMT
Graffiti artists turn a violent hillside neighbourhood in Pachuca into a colourful work of art.

Scoop kings
Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:25:13 GMT
A fledgling Hong Kong investigative news agency has quickly built a reputation for its scoops.

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