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Grammy Awards 2024: Dua Lipa, Billie Eilish, SZA and Joni Mitchell to star at ceremony

Grammy Awards 2024: Dua Lipa, Billie Eilish, SZA and Joni Mitchell to star at ceremony

Getty ImagesBy Mark SavageBBC Music CorrespondentWhisper it quietly... but could the Grammy Awards get it right this year?The ceremony, which takes place in Los Angeles on Sunday, is notorious for scoring own goals, often rewarding middle-of-the-road heritage acts over cutting-edge, contemporary pop.But this year's nominees are straight-down-the-line populist picks, with R&B star SZA leading the field on nine.There will also…
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Iran says US strikes are a ‘strategic mistake’

Iran says US strikes are a ‘strategic mistake’

EPABy George WrightBBC NewsIran has called US air strikes on Iraq and Syria a "strategic mistake" after 85 targets were hit across the region on Friday.The US has launched retaliatory strikes in response to last week's drone attack on a US military base that killed three American soldiers.The White House blamed the drone attack on an Iran-backed militia group.The US…
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South Africa reach Afcon semi-finals on penalties

South Africa reach Afcon semi-finals on penalties

Captain Ronwen Williams saved four penalties to help South Africa reach the semi-finals of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations following a 0-0 draw against Cape Verde.Bebe, Willy Semedo, Laros Duarte and Patrick Andrade were all denied in the shootout by the outstanding Williams, who also made a spectacular late save to tip Gilson Benchimol's first-time strike against the woodwork…
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Did bodybuilding bring on my early perimenopause?

Did bodybuilding bring on my early perimenopause?

Adele JohnstonBy Angie BrownBBC Scotland, Edinburgh and East reporterWhen Adele Johnston was a bodybuilder she was on gruelling diets and fitness regimes that left her hungry and exhausted all the time.The Scottish double gold bodybuilding champion's hair began to fall out, she had bleeding gums, heart palpitations, itchy skin and painfully swollen genitals.After years of scans and painful tests it…
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Tryfan: Woman scattering dad’s ashes rescued on mountain

Tryfan: Woman scattering dad’s ashes rescued on mountain

This video can not be playedTo play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser.By Peter ShuttleworthBBC NewsScattering her dad's ashes on one of the UK's most recognisable peaks almost ended in tragedy for Kitty Harrison.She had just given her father Steve Parry an emotional send-off on the summit of Tryfan, one of Wales' highest mountains, when she…
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Chile wildfires leave 19 dead and scores missing

Chile wildfires leave 19 dead and scores missing

At least 19 people have been killed by forest fires in the coastal tourist city of Vina del Mar, officials say.The mayor of Viña del Mar said that more than two hundred residents have been reported missing.Throughout the country more than 43,000 hectares were affected by the fires, the interior ministry says.The fires have been driven higher-than-usual temperatures and strong…
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Suspected French thief caught after phone-drop fiasco

Suspected French thief caught after phone-drop fiasco

Getty ImagesA suspected thief is in custody in a Paris suburb after dropping his phone during a burglary - and then calling it in an attempt to get it back, French media say.Le Parisien newspaper says the intruder fled after being surprised by the resident of a Colombes flat on Friday.The suspect made off with a laptop but lost his…
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Footage shows US strikes on Iraqi town of al-Qaim

Footage shows US strikes on Iraqi town of al-Qaim

Strikes on 85 targets have been launched by the US in Syria and Iraq after a drone attack on a US military base last month.Iraq says that the strikes will bring disastrous consequences for the region and that civilians were among 16 people killed.Video verified by the BBC shows strikes on al-Qaim, Iraq.The footage shows a fire and a series…
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Senegal’s President Macky Sall postpones election amid political tension

Senegal’s President Macky Sall postpones election amid political tension

AFPSenegal's President Macky Sall has postponed this month's elections following complaints after dozens of candidates were barred from standing. The two-term president, who reiterated that he would not be seeking re-election, did not set a new date.Amid controversy, a constitutional council had prevented several hopefuls - including some high-profile politicians - from running.Mr Sall said "these troubled conditions could gravely…
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