South African drought town's warning to the world – BBC News



South Africa has imposed emergency measures and is declaring several regions disaster areas, in response to the worst drought in living memory.

Some areas have gone without substantial rainfall for up to five years.

The BBC’s Africa correspondent Andrew Harding visited one small town which lies at the heart of the crisis.

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Obama refuses ALS ice bucket challenge but donates instead – BBC News



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Barack Obama has said he will not be taking part in the ice bucket challenge, a fundraising stunt which involves people drenching themselves with cold water.

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Auschwitz 70: Drone shows Nazi concentration camp (LONG VERSION)



A composition by Ashley Kingsley for BBC News. One minute in Auschwitz was like an entire day. A day was like a year. A month, an eternity.” Roman Kent, Holocaust survivor. Survivors have been gathering at the former Nazi death camp Auschwitz, to mark the 70th anniversary of its liberation. This aerial footage shows what it looks like today.

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Inside the Kurdish advance on Mosul – BBC News



As Iraqi government troops and Kurdish fighters continue their drive towards the city of Mosul – the last stronghold of so-called Islamic State (IS) in the country – the militants are fighting back using suicide bombers. The BBC’s Orla Guerin and cameraman Nico Hameon travelled with Kurdish fighters and were among the first journalists to get into the village of Fazliya as it was being seized from IS.
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The American who bought London Bridge – BBC News



US businessman Robert P McCulloch bought London Bridge 50 years ago and moved it to the desert in Arizona. But why did he do it and what happened?

The amazing story of how a Victorian bridge from London was shipped across the world and rebuilt in America.

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'They're my mum and dad, not terrorists' – BBC News



Since moving in with Pakistani Muslim foster parents, Rebecca Brown – who is white British – has had school friends ask if she lives with terrorists, because of their religion.

Victoria Derbyshire’s reporter Ashley John-Baptiste has been to meet her her family, and speak to others about their experiences of interracial fostering.

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Cancer Breakthrough: Drug mix 'shrinks 60% of melanomas' – BBC News



A new combination therapy for skin cancer, which scientists say could pave the way for once in a generation change in the way we treat all sorts of cancers.

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