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23 Jun 2015 description

By Jonathan Amos

BBC Science Correspondent

From the section Science & Environment

The lead spacecraft in Europe's new multi-billion-euro Earth observation programme has gone into orbit.

Known as Sentinel-2a, the satellite was sent up on a Vega rocket from Kourou in French Guiana.

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22 Jun 2015 description

Some 224 people are now believed to have died during a heatwave in Pakistan's southern Sindh province.

Health officials say most of the deaths have been in the largest city, Karachi, which has experienced temperatures as high as 45C (113F) in recent days.

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19 Jun 2015 description

A recent attack on Druze villagers by radical Islamist rebels in Syria has raised fears about the fate of the country's secretive sect.

At least 20 Druze were shot dead by the al-Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front in the north-western province of Idlib.

15 Jun 2015 description

Uno de los líderes del Ejército de Liberación Nacional, ELN, la segunda guerrilla más grande de Colombia, murió en un choque con las fuerzas de seguridad.

El presidente de Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, confirmó en su cuenta de la red social Twitter que José Amín Hernández Manrique alias "Marcos" o "Marquitos", fue muerto en el departamento de Antioquia, en el oeste de Colombia.

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05 Jun 2015 description

By Paul Adams

BBC News

More migrants are trying to reach the EU via Turkey and Greece than taking the perilous sea crossing from Libya, the EU's border management agency says.

So far this year around 46,000 migrants have used the eastern Mediterranean route, compared with 43,000 crossing between Libya and Italy, Frontex says.

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