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Death detectives

There are estimated to be around 56m deaths per year according to the World Health Organisation.

It's thought half are not registered - so there is a lot of missing information about what people die of.

The Million Deaths Study aims to change that by investigating one million deaths in India - and there have been some surprising discoveries. http://bbc.in/1mLTgSv
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New York cab drivers

New York's cabbies are famous throughout the world. Most new drivers are immigrants. Not long ago they were leading very different lives in Dhaka, Islamabad or Accra, dreaming of a new life in the US.

Now they are grappling with the challenges of a new language and a new culture, and dealing with long hours, short fares, and grumpy passengers in the back.

How do they square religious beliefs with passengers wanting to have sex or do drugs during the ride? And how do they stay calm when the guy in the back picks a fight?

Listen: http://bbc.in/1mIfJBh
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+Yagami Naomi I never said I don't care about people. I also never said they can't have a better life. They can have a better life but they shouldn't whinge about being where ever. It's better than where they've come from so they need to shut up and be grateful or go back to where they're from. If I let someone in my house and fed them and they whinged about the steak being slightly overdone I'd throw the ungrateful bastards out. 
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Journalism

Have you ever wanted to be a journalist, or to know how the BBC works? The BBC's training department has opened up its website so that anyone can learn how journalists do their jobs.

There are subject guides and practical skills sections on everything from the principles of good writing, to how to package stories for TV or verify content found on social media. You can also read about our editorial values including independence, impartiality and accuracy. http://bbc.in/1jjulX9

We also have pages in 15 languages other than English. http://bbc.in/1opV9Bl

Have a look and let us know what you think.
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+BBC World Service where are your people in East Ukraine? 
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Srebrenica massacre

In July 1995 Bosnian Serb troops murdered thousands of Bosnian Muslim men and boys in the worst atrocity in Europe since World War Two.

The men had taken refuge in the UN 'safe area' of Srebrenica, but peacekeepers there were unable to protect them.

One man whose brother, father and mother were among those killed describes what happened the day that Srebrenica fell. http://bbc.in/1om3NAP

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It is barbaric, I can't bear to watch it.
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Somalia piracy

Building roads and harbours in Somalia is a better way of tackling piracy than deploying warships, a study says.

"Local communities support pirates when there isn't a better alternative income stream," says Federico Varese, a co-author of the report based at the University Oxford.

The EU, US and China have all sent ships to the waters off Somalia in order to keep shipping lanes safe but the UN estimates that about 40 people are still being held by pirates. http://bbc.in/1k8Bk00
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it's as true at home as it is abroad.
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India Ambassador

Production of the Ambassador, the first car to be made in India, has been halted because of falling demand. Modelled on the Morris Oxford, the car's design has changed little since it first went into production in 1957.

It was a taxi for many and a family car for the rich. It transported prime ministers, MPs and bureaucrats. It was truly India's national car, dominating the roads for decades. But not all will mourn its passing. http://bbc.in/1mHFKRi
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That is really depressing. 
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Apologies

Sex scandals, corruption allegations, offensive language - from ancient Greece to today's penitent politicians, people have been called upon to apologise for their misdeeds.

But why do we say we are sorry and what do we really mean by it? Is an apology alone worth anything? http://bbc.in/1oMJu2n
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+Jim Douglas I didn't order that thing!
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Soundscapes

From the howls of wild dogs in Bhutan, to the crunch of snow in North America, listeners to our World Update programme have been sending us the most evocative sounds around them.

Listen to them via this interactive map http://bbc.in/1opt3pP
or email us your own local sounds via the link at the bottom of this page: http://bbc.in/1jjhlAK
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Afghan elections

Ashraf Ghani, one of two candidates disputing the Afghan presidential election, has called for an "extensive audit" of votes.

He made the appeal as US Secretary of State John Kerry, is in Kabul to try to resolve a growing political crisis.

Mr Kerry is also meeting Mr Ghani's rival Abdullah Abdullah.

Mr Ghani came out ahead in preliminary results from the second round, but both candidates allege fraud.

So why does the result matter? http://bbc.in/1oJZMYp
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Babies minds

What influences the mind of a baby? From birth they are active learners – they don't wait for the world to come to them.

Research shows that they get jokes and that talking to them –in that special baby voice - is important to development.

It also shows that during the first year of life, the development of the brain is hugely affected by babies' nourishment and work is being done on early warnings to raise the alarm before poor nutrition affects growth.

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Grand Canyon

A controversial proposal has been put forward to build "restaurants, hotels and shops" on Navajo Indian land adjacent to the eastern portion of the Grand Canyon.

The company behind the proposal estimates the development could draw as many as 3 million visitors and would bring in new revenue for the Navajo tribe.

But critics have voiced concern, one describing it as "a graffiti-like profanity that will mar a sacred place". http://bbc.in/1nd9tk8
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Think this is a great idea
Tourists bring money
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El Salvador president's art gallery

The new president of El Salvador has opened his official residence as an art gallery, welcoming what his office described as the socially excluded.

The president's office said visitors would be able to see Salvadoran art and reflect on the country's reality.

Mr Sanchez, 69, of the FMLN party, is the first former guerrilla to lead the Central American country.

On his inauguration on 1 June, he promised to fight corruption and violence, and to govern for everybody. http://bbc.in/1pUxqjl
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