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Orthodox Christians brave an icy dip to mark Epiphany

Worshippers across Russia and Eastern Europe have been braving icy waters for Epiphany, one of the most important holidays in the Orthodox Christian calendar. Celebrated on 19 January, Epiphany commemorates the baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan. Image copyright Reuters To mark the event many Orthodox Christians submerge themselves in holes of icy water. […]

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New Chinese virus ‘will have infected hundreds’

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption There were six coronaviruses known to infect people before the latest discovery The number of people already infected by the mystery virus emerging in China is far greater than official figures suggest, scientists have told the BBC. There have been 41 laboratory-confirmed cases of the new virus, but UK experts […]

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Clinton prosecutor Ken Starr to defend Trump

Image copyright Reuters and Getty ImagesImage caption Ken Starr, Pam Bondi and Alan Dershowitz have joined the president’s defence team US President Donald Trump’s defence team in his Senate trial will include special prosecutors from President Bill Clinton’s impeachment. He will be represented by Ken Starr and Robert Ray, who investigated Mr Clinton, and Alan […]

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What it means to be mixed race in the US

As the United States becomes more racially diverse, the number of multi-racial people in the country is on the rise. The BBC asked six people who are mixed what it’s like navigating the world as a multi-racial individual. Video by Angélica M Casas, produced with Patricia Sulbarán. This video is part of “¿Hablas Español?”, a […]