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27 JUN: A US company is proposing special lanes on roads reserved solely for self-driving vehicles. The Hyperlanes would be controlled by a central computer allowing self-driving cars to travel along at speeds over 100mph (160kph). BBC Click spoke to Baiyu Chen, a co-founder of Hyperlane, to find out more about how the system would work. For more news on Technology, visit: bbc.in/techpage #Hyperlane #AutonomousCars #Cars #USA #Tech #Technology #SelfDriving #SelfDrivingCars #BBCShorts #BBCNews @BBCNews

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27 JUN: Donald Trump's presidency has had a "major impact on how the world sees the United States", a large new study says. The survey, by the Pew Research Center, interviewed more than 40,000 people in 37 countries this year, concluding that the US president and his policies "are broadly unpopular around the globe". For more: bbc.in/pew

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27 JUNE: A cyclist says he is being repeatedly dive-bombed by a bird of prey while on his bike. Aidan Williams regularly cycles on a country lane near Sandon, Staffordshire, and says he's attacked on part of the route by what he thinks is a hawk. For more:bbc.in/Bird #Cyclist #Attack #BirdOfPrey #Staffordshire #UK #BBCShorts #BBCNews@BBCNews

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27 JUN: Pituco, a dog blind in one eye, visits a local pet shop in the town of Paraí, Brazil, almost daily to carry home his own pet food. His owners pay later. For more dog stories go to: bbc.in/uglydog #Brazil #Dogs #DogsOfInstagram #Pooch #PetShop #Brazil #Parai #Pets #BBCShorts #BBCNews @BBCNews

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27 JUN: Footage shows the moment a 14-year-old girl was caught after falling off a theme park ride in the US. Matthew Howard Sr was at the Six Flags theme park in New York State with his daughter when he joined the effort to save her. The girl suffered no serious injuries. Six Flags has closed the ride while it investigates. #SixFlags #Rescue #Hero #GondolaRide #BBCShorts #BBCNews @BBCNews

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27 JUNE: Warning: Some people may find this footage distressing. CCTV captures the moment a man was hit by a bus in southern England. Simon Smith was knocked to the ground by the vehicle while walking to a pub in Reading. He was able to get back on his feet afterwards and suffered only minor injuries. No arrests have been made. Reading Buses say it was an awful incident which is being investigated internally. For another lucky escape watch: bbc.in/ridefallcatch #bus #crash #miracle #viralvideo #video #cctv #reading #bbcshorts #bbc #news #bbcnews @bbcnews

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27 JUN: Scientists in Canada have launched what is set to become the world’s largest study of the effects of lack of sleep on the brain. The team will collate the cognitive scores and see the variations depending on how much sleep people have had. The research team at Western University, Ontario, want people from all over the world to sign up online to do cognitive tests.
#Sleep #Sleeplessness #Health# Brian #Reasoning # Research #Canada #BBCShorts #BBCNews@BBCNews.

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27 JUNE: According to Davis Williams, other than athletes and rappers, there are not enough positive black male role models. At his 'Manhood Academy' in North London, Williams and several other black male mentors take on the paternal and fraternal roles they feel young men are missing. Inspired by Gambian rites of passage ceremonies, they offer "transformational" workshops that aim to support the boys' passage into adulthood and keep them out of trouble. Workshops include showing empathy towards community issues and responsible citizenship. #blackmen #blackculture #black #boys #community #positivity #rolemodels #london #gambia #transformation #bbcshorts #bbc #news #bbcnews @bbcnews

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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 #Heroin #Cocaine #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 organ 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 organ donor when aged only 16. Read more: bbc.in/heartbeating #OrganDonation #Donation #Organ #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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