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Syria conflict: US accuses Russia of ‘barbarism’ in Aleppo

The US ambassador to the UN accuses Russia of "barbarism" over the bombing of the Syrian city of Aleppo. Source: BBC

US accuses Russia of ‘barbarism’ in Syria

The US Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, accuses Russia of "barbarism" in Syria. Source: BBC

Speedy sausage dogs take to the track

Speedy sausage dogs have been entertaining crowds at at Melbourne's annual Dachshund Race. Source: BBC

Countess: ‘I feel amazingly well after cycle’

The Countess of Wessex says she feels "amazingly well" after completing a 450 mile (724km) cycle challenge in support of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award. Source: BBC

Fireballs and divorce

F1's lavish lifestyle is reserved only for a select few. For the mechanics, it can very quickly turn into a nightmare. Source: BBC

Bush asks Obama for selfie help

When former President George W Bush was asked to take a selfie with a group of people at the opening of the African-American museum in Washington, he had to ask for help. Source: BBC

Wiggins: ‘Drugs were to cure medical condition’

Sir Bradley Wiggins defends his use of medical certificates which allowed him to take otherwise banned substances to treat his asthma. Source: BBC

No royal high five for Canadian PM

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive in Canada for their first royal tour with both of their children. Source: BBC

Charlotte police release dashcam and bodycam footage

Police in Charlotte, North Carolina, have released officer bodycam and dashcam footage of a controversial shooting of Keith Lamont Scott. Source: BBC

US Election 2016: Great debate moments from US history

Great - and not so great - moments in US debate history Source: BBC

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