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26 jun: iraqi forces have repelled counter-attacks by so-called islamic state (is) as they push the group into a corner of mosul's old city. is deployed large numbers of suicide bombers in different parts of the northern city, but iraqi officials say the affected areas were quickly brought under control. for more: bbc.in/mosul #islamicstate #militants #iraqifighters #iraq #mosul #bbcshorts #bbcnews @bbcnews
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26 jun: at an age when a lot of people are nervous of new technology, 62-years-old russian youtuber tatiana subbotina is winning hearts with her video editing skills. #tatianasubbotina #youtuber #chromakey #greenscreen #internetstar #russia #stpetersburg #technology #bbcshorts #bbcnews @bbcnews
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26 jun: drugs worth nearly $1bn have been torched by myanmar and thailand to mark international day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking. record seizures of narcotics from the borderlands of myanmar, laos, southern china and northern thailand have been made in the last 12 months. some countries have strict laws against drug peddling which includes capital punishment. #drugs #h****n #c*****e #narcotics #thailand # myanmar #cambodia # antidrugsday #bbcshorts #bbcnews @bbcnews
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26 june: a neapolitan mastiff called martha has been crowned as the world's ugliest dog 2017 in california, us. martha and her owner shirley zindler picked up the $1,500 prize. the big-jowled crowd-pleaser will now be flown to new york for "media appearances", according to the organisers. now in its 29th year the competition held at the sonoma-marin fair typically includes lots of dogs that have been rescued from shelters and puppy mills. the judging panel go on first impressions, unusual attributes, personality and audience reaction when picking the winner. the contest aims to raise awareness about the adoption of dogs and the fair's website says "no matter their physical detractions, these animals are loving companions… and the dogs certainly seem to enjoy the adoration of the fans". cover photo credit: epa. read more: bbc.in/worldsugliestdog2017. #ugly #fugly #dog #dogs #adoptionofdogs #dogrescue #animals #cute #california #us #bbcshorts #bbcnews @bbcnews
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26 jun: a passenger on board an airasia x plane has filmed it shaking like a "washing machine" after suffering a technical fault. flight d7237 was forced to turn back to perth after taking off for malaysia just before 07:00 local time (00:00bst) on sunday. the australian authorities say they prepared for an emergency water landing. for more on the flight: bbc.in/iwanttogetoff #flying #scary #airasia #perth #australia #malaysia #travel #d7237 #airbus #a330 #bbcshorts #bbcnews @bbcnews
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25 jun: when handshakes go wrong... politicians may have their hands on the levers of power, but can they control them? for more: bbc.in/handshakes #trump #trudeau #macron #headsofstates #handshakes #usa #junker #corbyn #bbcshorts #bbcnews @bbcnews
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24 jun: a grieving father has cycled more than a thousand miles to hear his deceased daughter’s heartbeat. bill conner shed tears while using a stethoscope to hear the heart of his o***n donor daughter beating inside loumonth jack's chest. mr jack had been told he had just days to live after suffering a heart attack. mr conner said: "knowing he's alive because of abbey, abbey is alive inside of him - it's her heart having him stand up straight”. abbey was found unconscious in a swimming pool in january while on holiday. she was kept her on life support until doctors could use her organs for transplants. mr conner said that abbey made the decision to be an o***n donor when aged only 16. read more: bbc.in/heartbeating #organdonation #donation #o***n #science #savinglives #heart #transplant #bbcshorts #bbcnews @bbcnews
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23 jun: super mario fan abhishek singh was testing out the microsoft hololens headset when he came up with the idea to recreate one of his favourite games. he says he grew up playing mario and all the memories came rushing back to him. find out more: bbc.in/supermario #supermario @nintendo #gaming #augmentedreality #bbcshorts #bbcnews @bbcnews
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23 jun: a farmer in the northern indian state of uttar pradesh – too poor to afford two buffalo – has taken extreme measures to plough his fields, by tying himself to the one animal he does have. sitaram lost the fingers on his right hand, and says he does not have a national identity card that would enable him to get government help. but the government says it is assisting him. #india #farmer #farmers #buffalo #agriculture # poverty #bbcshorts #bbcnews @bbcnews
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23 jun: amelia brome, aged 10, was diagnosed in january 2017 with a rare soft tissue tumour growing near her brain. she received chemotherapy at a uk hospital before public funding allowed her to travel to the us for pioneering proton beam therapy. for more: bbc.in/proton #proton #cancer #macmillancancersupport #rhabdomyosarcoma #protontherapy #protonbeamtherapy #health #family #bbcfivelive @bbc5live #bbcshorts #bbcnews @bbcnews
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23 jun: a controversial dog meat festival has begun in the chinese city of yulin, despite earlier reports saying it had been cancelled or toned down this year. the lychee and dog meat festival takes place annually in guangxi province. earlier this year, us campaigners claimed that vendors had been told by authorities not to sell dog meat. but stall-holders told the bbc they had heard nothing about this from officials. on 15 may, city officials confirmed there was no ban. at the heart of the controversy is a change in attitudes towards dogs in china, and accusations of animal cruelty. residents and vendors say the dogs are killed in a humane way and that eating them is no more or less cruel than consuming pork, beef or chicken. read more: bbc.in/dogmeatfestival #dogmeat #dogs #china #traditions #dogmeatfestival #animalrights #festival #yulin #food #bbcshorts #bbcnews @bbcnews
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23 jun: zola, a resident of dallas zoo, has been cooling off in his favourite blue swimming pool. by the look of things, he couldn't have enjoyed it more. this is not the first time the 15-year-old gorilla has become an internet sensation. earlier in 2011 when he was staying at the calgary zoo, a video showing his break-dancing moves also went viral. here is more of western lowland gorillas: bbc.in/lowlandgorilla #zola #gorilla #dallaszoo #dance #happy #splash #animals #wildlife #bbcshorts #bbcnews @bbcnews
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23 june: black man philando castile was shot dead by police during a traffic stop in minnesota, us. both his girlfriend diamond reynolds and her four-year-old daughter were in the car at the time. ms reynolds streamed what happened next live on facebook. later she and her daughter were put in the back of a police squad car. this footage shows that moment which includes the little girl comforting her screaming mother, asking her to stop in case she gets shot too. police officer jeronimo yanez was later found not guilty of second-degree manslaughter. more: bbc.in/castile #philandocastile #blacklivesmatter #police #minnesota #america #us #motherhood #mum #children #childhood #bbcshorts #bbc #news #bbcnews @bbcnews
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23 jun: nowadays it's not uncommon for young people to get cosmetic surgery, says declan green, as social media and celebrity culture play a 'huge part' in wanting the perfect lifestyle. a new report has called for social media companies to take responsibility for their content. find out more: bbc.in/perfectselfie #selfie #cosmeticsurgery #beauty #socialmedia #youth #bodyimage #bbcshorts #bbcnews @bbcnews
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22 jun: a florida car burglar is literally caught with his pants down as a wardrobe malfunction sends him crashing to the floor during a hapless getaway. find out more: bbc.in/pantsdown #florida #usa #car #bbcshorts #bbcnews @bbcnews
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22 jun: nigerian migrants speak about the imprisonment and torture they suffered in war-torn libya. there has been a dramatic increase in eu funding for flights from libya used to repatriate nigerians who pass through the country en route to europe. once home, some are given training and seed money for businesses in nigeria to dissuade them from trying to set out again. for more: (insert link) #nigeria #migrant #refugee #libya #crisis #migrantcrisis #mediterranean #bbcshorts #bbcnews @bbcnews
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22 jun: weapons of mass surveillance - part 3: a year-long investigation by bbc arabic and a danish newspaper has uncovered evidence that the uk defence giant bae systems has made large-scale sales across the middle east of sophisticated surveillance technology, including to many repressive governments. in the last episode of a three-part series, we'll be finding out how the decryption software included in the sales could potentially be used against the uk and its allies. find out more: bbc.in/bae #surveillance #bbcarabic #dagbladetinformation #baesystems #denmark #britain #evident #cybersecurity #surveillance #humanrights #uae #bbcshorts #bbcnews @bbcnews
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22 jun: al-nuri mosque, where the leader of the so-called islamic state made his only public appearance, has been destroyed during fighting between the iraqi forces and militants. bbc got exclusive footage for the mosque and its iconic minaret just a few hours before it was blown up. find more on: bbc.in/mosque #iraq #mosul #mosque #bbcshorts #bbcnews @bbcnews
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22 june: desperate parents in the self-declared republic of somaliland are buying their children cars in a bid to get them to stay rather than head to europe. thousands of people die making the dangerous journey across the mediterranean in search of a better life. parents hope that by buying a car, their children can set up their own businesses as taxi drivers – and settle in their home country. more: bbc.in/africa #somaliland #somali #africa #taxi #migrant #immigration #mediterranean #europe #bbcshorts #bbc #news #bbcnews @bbcafrica @bbcnews
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