Offbeat careers: Worth the risk?

Offbeat careers: Worth the risk?

We speak to three young professionals in offbeat jobs: a beatboxer, a gamer and an ethical hacker. In a world where most degrees and professional courses are centred on long-term stability and availability of jobs, how did they train themselves, f...
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Employee to entrepreneur: Should you take the plunge?

Employee to entrepreneur: Should you take the plunge?

Is 2019 the time to start your own company? Entrepreneurship is seductive, but the lack of structure is not for everyone - especially if you have to leave a comfortable job behind. In this edition of WorklifeIndia, we talk to current and former ...
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Innovation: Is India lagging behind?

Innovation: Is India lagging behind?

India has made rapid strides in adopting technology, but when was the last time it came out with a truly disruptive innovation, something that shaped the world or made the scientific community sit up and take notice? Invention of the zero? That w...
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Women in politics: Breaking barriers

Women in politics: Breaking barriers

As early as 1966, India elected a female prime minister, becoming only the second country in the world to do so. More than fifty years later, more women are joining politics but their number still remains low. Female leaders regularly battle gend...
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'Yellow-vests' pelt police van with stones

'Yellow-vests' pelt police van with stones

Officers filmed their riot van being targeted by demonstrators in Lyon.
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Gig economy: The future, or exploitative?

Gig economy: The future, or exploitative?

Is the freedom offered to workers in the 'gig economy' worth it, or does it put people at risk of exploitation? Workplaces are changing. Many are opting for short term or project-based gigs rather than structured payroll jobs: this probably inclu...
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Should machines hire people?

Should machines hire people?

Companies are starting to embrace artificial intelligence in hiring. One global study found one in three recruiters already doing so. In most companies though, in-person interviews still remain the most preferred way of finding new talent. In th...
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What do women want from the workplace?

What do women want from the workplace?

Fewer than three in ten women in India are in work - one of the lowest rates of female employment in the world. In this edition of WorklifeIndia, we ask bosses and recruiters why so few women work in India, what can be done to improve the situati...
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Japanese men scramble for lucky sticks

Japanese men scramble for lucky sticks

Thousands of men seeking luck have tussled to find two sacred sticks as part of an ancient Japanese festival.
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Trump: 'I've signed - now we'll be sued'

Trump: 'I've signed - now we'll be sued'

President Trump declares a national emergency, then acknowledges his order could face legal challenges.
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Who cares about Trump's $50,000 golf simulator?

Who cares about Trump's $50,000 golf simulator?

Unable to hit the links as often as he'd like, the president has installed a simulator in his private quarters.
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Mudslides and floods hit California

Mudslides and floods hit California

Buildings have collapsed and roads have been left impassable after mudslides and flooding.
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Yemeni minister on ceasefire progress

Yemeni minister on ceasefire progress

A ceasefire deal has been broken more than 1,000 times says Yemini Foreign Minister Khaled Alyemany.
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Spray-paint activism: 'My biggest battle is for women'

Spray-paint activism: 'My biggest battle is for women'

In Senegal, graffiti artist Zeinixx is campaigning for women's rights.
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'We saved our town from your Western plastic rubbish'

'We saved our town from your Western plastic rubbish'

When a Malaysian town was inundated with foreign plastic waste, a group of villagers decided to fight back.
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What happens when you take a genealogy test

What happens when you take a genealogy test

Two BBC journalists succumbed to the trend and took at-home genealogy tests. This is what they found.
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Rival rallies: Trump v O'Rourke

Rival rallies: Trump v O'Rourke

President Trump and Democrat Beto O'Rourke held events at the same time, but said very different things.
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'Why aren't you married yet?!'

'Why aren't you married yet?!'

Second generation Somalis Safa and Ladan say the pressure for young women to marry in the community is immense.
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Should IS teenager be allowed back in UK?

Should IS teenager be allowed back in UK?

BBC News spoke to Londoners in Bethnal Green, where Shamima Begum used to go to school.
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Discussing Nigeria's election with my Dad

Discussing Nigeria's election with my Dad

We listen in on a political conversation between father and daughter ahead of elections on 16 February.
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Why are some young Nigerians not voting?

Why are some young Nigerians not voting?

About half of the Nigerian electorate is under 35, but some say they won't vote on 16 February.
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How saying 'I love you' changed over 200 years

How saying 'I love you' changed over 200 years

The University of Toronto has a collection of Valentines dating back 200 years.
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'The most important election for Nigeria'

'The most important election for Nigeria'

Influencer Omy Odike is trying to get young people to vote in Nigeria's 'most important election'. She has a YouTube channel which encourages people to go to the polling stations. She told BBC Minute that her country needs better electricity suppl...
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Showcasing our unique Uighur food

Showcasing our unique Uighur food

Mukaddes Yadigar from Yili, near China's border with Kazakhstan, opened London's first Uighur restaurant in 2017.
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Kasky: I hoped to make gun control happen

Kasky: I hoped to make gun control happen

A shooting at Cameron Kasky's school in Florida killed three teachers and 14 of his fellow students.
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El Chapo: Five things to know

El Chapo: Five things to know

The Mexican drug lord has been found guilty on all 10 counts at his drug trafficking trial in New York.
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'When I saw my image, it was so upsetting'

'When I saw my image, it was so upsetting'

Journalist Noor Tagouri was misidentified as a Pakistani actress in Vogue magazine's February issue.
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Nigeria's election: The view from a Lagos bus

Nigeria's election: The view from a Lagos bus

Passengers on a commuter bus in Lagos explain their hopes for the future of the country.
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What the world thinks of US school shootings

What the world thinks of US school shootings

A majority of US teens fear a school shooting. What do students in Australia, India, Lebanon and the UK think?
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Venezuela's gold diplomacy gamble

Venezuela's gold diplomacy gamble

Venezuela is using the country's gold to raise cash and make friends
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Catalan trial sees rival demonstrations

Catalan trial sees rival demonstrations

As 12 Catalan separatist leaders go on trial, rival groups gathered outside the Madrid court.
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Newborn baby rescued from storm drain

Newborn baby rescued from storm drain

The infant was pulled alive from the pipe after a three-hour operation in Durban.
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Spilt milk over Italian farmers' outcry

Spilt milk over Italian farmers' outcry

Thousands of litres of milk are spilled in Sardinia's streets as farmers protest low prices.
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Why Nigeria's election matters

Why Nigeria's election matters

Everything you need to know about Africa's biggest democracy
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Is Brexit the catwalk killer?

Is Brexit the catwalk killer?

Brexit could mean buying your favourite brand on the high street could cost you more. Here's why.
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Life in the poorest city in the US

Life in the poorest city in the US

More than half the population Escobares, Texas live under the poverty line.
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Woman wins 'confusing' bus gate appeal

Woman wins 'confusing' bus gate appeal

Bernadine King says there are too many signs for a driver's brain to process in Chelmsford, Essex.
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Genoa begins demolishing collapsed bridge

Genoa begins demolishing collapsed bridge

Six months after 43 people were killed when part of the bridge collapsed, work to rebuild it has begun.
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How the jumbo jet shaped 50 years of flight

How the jumbo jet shaped 50 years of flight

Fifty years since the Boeing 747's first flight, BBC Rewind looks back on how the jumbo jet changed aviation and global travel.
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Lagos BMX crews 'like family'

Lagos BMX crews 'like family'

Riding BMX bikes keeps young kids from the ghetto out of trouble, says Nigerian rider Starboy.
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Brazil's mining dams: A disaster waiting to happen?

Brazil's mining dams: A disaster waiting to happen?

How a torrent of toxic sludge buried buildings in Brumadinho - and the risk of it happening again.
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Venezuela's health system in state of collapse

Venezuela's health system in state of collapse

Inside the hospital where there's barely running water, let alone medicines.
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Gas wars: The problem with Nord Stream 2

Gas wars: The problem with Nord Stream 2

Nord Stream 2 is the name of the undersea pipeline that should soon pump more Russian gas into Europe.
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The 11-year-old drag kid

The 11-year-old drag kid

11-year-old Desmond is a "drag kid" trying to help other children express themselves.
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'Compromise better than a no-deal Brexit'

'Compromise better than a no-deal Brexit'

The Irish government should avoid a no-deal Brexit at all costs, says ex-prime minster Ahern.
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What happened at the State of the Union?

What happened at the State of the Union?

President Trump has delivered the annual address, a week later than originally planned after the partial government shutdown.
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Baby accidentally left on train

Baby accidentally left on train

A baby ended up riding solo on a train after its father left the carriage to smoke a cigarette.
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A bus ride through crisis-hit Caracas

A bus ride through crisis-hit Caracas

What do passengers on a bus in Caracas say about life in Venezuela's capital?
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