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From TOWIE to... just OW. British TV star @GemmaCollins1 took a tumble as she presented a prize at the #R1TeenAwards in London. But don’t worry, she didn’t do herself any serious damage. #accident #towie #fail #stackedit #teenawards

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@laetitiaky, from Ivory Coast, has a unique way of styling her hair. She uses objects like coat hangers to sculpt it into art, piled up high on top of her head. Sometimes it’s political, sometimes it’s beautiful and sometimes it’s simply bizarre – and it’s given her a big following on social media. #hair #beauty #style #hairart #mood

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Angelika Trabert rides two horses - she's a medal winning Paralympian and an anaesthetist. She was born without legs, but says she prefers to focus on her abilities rather than her disability. She's won 24 medals (and counting) for her native Germany. #horses #equestrian #paralympics #inspiration #instagood

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Olivia's monkey business has got her in trouble. The tiny spider monkey injured her leg in a fall, so vets have had to step in to nurse her back to health. The good news is she'll be back on her feet in no time. #monkey #cute #babyanimal #instagood

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"Did he touch you?" Follow an undercover police officer working to catch sexual offenders on the London Underground. This year the British Transport Police Proactive Unit arrested 39 people for sexual offences on the Tube.
#police #london #tube #underground #women #100women #metoo

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Celestin's job is to monitor the Mount Nyiragongo volcano — which has one of the largest lava lakes in the world. Located in the Democratic Republic of Congo, it last erupted in 2002, releasing a river of lava that destroyed much of the nearby town Goma.
#volcano #congo #africa #travel #lava #eruption

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Politics in the time of Donald Trump: Two former presidents have both said they're concerned about divisions in the US. Barack Obama urged Americans to reject the politics of "fear", while George W Bush criticised "bullying and prejudice" in public life.
#politics #vote #republicans #democrats #obama #georgewbush #trump #whitehouse

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Anita was sexually assaulted as she sat on a bus in Nairobi. We share her story as part of a @bbc100women campaign to find solutions to the problem. #100women #metoo

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If you enter this street in eastern England prepare to face Harold the dove. He's a wild bird who's become very protective of his new roost. He chases and occasionally perches on strangers who venture into the area.
#animals #birds #greatbritain #uk #nature #wild

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This runaway bull was captured by police in New York after escaping from a slaughterhouse. He was caught in Brooklyn's Prospect Park, after being seen running through the streets. Now he's been taken to an animal sanctuary.
#newyork #brooklyn #newyorkcity #animalsanctuary #animals #animal #farmsanctuary

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Eddie Hall – aka the Beast – is the world's strongest man. Watch as he shows off his strength by lifting up presenter Dan Walker live on air, after being challenged during a rather bizarre segment on BBC Breakfast.
#strong #strongman #weighttraining #gym #lifting #fitness #bbcnews

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This drone video shows thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees fleeing Myanmar. The Burmese military has been accused of ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya. Aid agencies say it is difficult for Bangladesh to cope with the influx of refugees coming to the country from Myanmar.
#myanmar #rohingya #rakhine #refugees #bangladesh #muslim #drone

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Could beads of resin solve what the World Health Organisation calls "the biggest mass poisoning in human history"? Human Rights Watch says up to 20 million people are at risk from arsenic poisoning in Bangladesh. Drinkwell has developed a particular type of resin technology which removes arsenic and other harmful substances. The water is sold locally and the money raised is used to maintain the system. #water #bangladesh #inspiring #human #BBCinnovators

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People form a human chain to put out a house fire during wildfires in Galicia, Spain. Regional authorities say four people died in the area. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has blamed arsonists for most of the deadly wildfires. #fire #firefighter #galicia #spain

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Rescuers save a dog that was swept out to sea off the coast of Scotland. The Cockapoo was plucked out of the water by a local lifeboat crew. They took it ashore and returned it to its owners. #dogs #dogsofinstagram #cockapoo #rescue #scotland

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A roof from a school in County Cork is seen flying through the air as the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia hits Ireland. #weather #storm #ophelia #cork #ireland

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An "unusual" red sun as well as an eerie reddish sky have been reported across many parts of England. The phenomenon is due to the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia dragging in tropical air, dust from the Sahara and debris from forest fires in Portugal and Spain. 📷 Colin Cradock #redsun #ophelia #amazing #sky #weather #meteorology #weird

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The Duchess of Cambridge and Paddington Bear having a dance together! Paddington managed to persuade Catherine to join him for a dance at a special event for children who have been helped by their charities. Princes William and Harry watched on. #paddington #duchessofcambridge #royals #katemiddleton #dance #dancing #charity

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This weather map shows storm Ophelia heading towards Ireland. Thousands of people are without power after the remnants of the hurricane hit. The Met Office in the UK has warned of a “potential danger to life”. If you’re in the area, stay safe and follow our latest updates on bbc.in/Ophelia If it’s safe to do so, you can send your stories and pictures to haveyoursay@bbc.co.uk or WhatsApp: +447555 173285 Map:@nullschool #weather #ophelia #storm #map

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Forty people have died and hundreds are still missing in California after six days of wildfires that have devastated swathes of countryside and destroyed thousands of homes. California's governor Jerry Brown said it was "one of the greatest tragedies" the state had ever faced. One of the worst-affected areas is the city of Santa Rosa. #wildfire #california #santarosa #firefighter #disaster
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