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New Brazil law backs maids' rights

Thu, 2014-08-07 16:06
A new law comes into force in Brazil which helps shore up labour rights for the country's estimated seven million domestic workers.

VIDEO: When Americans trusted their government

Thu, 2014-08-07 15:07
As America marks 40 years since Richard Nixon left the White House, the BBC looks at five decades of polling on the public's trust in government.

VIDEO: How the Panama Canal was built

Thu, 2014-08-07 15:02
BBC News tells the story of the construction of one of the seven wonders of the modern world.

Syrian rebels 'leave Lebanese town'

Thu, 2014-08-07 09:13
Islamist rebels from Syria reportedly withdraw from the Lebanese border town of Arsal after days of fighting with the Lebanese army ended in a truce.

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