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25 JUL: Ekhlas was captured by so-called Islamic State in 2014, when they targeted Yazidis, an ethnic Kurdish group in northern Iraq. She tried to escape to Mt Sinjar, but was too slow. IS killed the men and kidnapped the women and children. Ekhlas, who was 14 at the time, was held as a sex slave for six months before she eventually escaped. This is her story. More from the Victoria Derbyshire programme: bbc.co.uk/Victoria #Iraq #war #Yazidi #Yazidis #women #HumanRights #Refugee #Germany #BBCShorts #BBCNews @bbcnews

25 JUL: An armed robber thought a coffee shop would be an easy target - it turned out to be anything but. The suspect tried to rob a Starbucks cafe in Fresno, California, wearing a Transformers mask and armed with a knife and a replica gun, but was tackled by a customer. Both men received stab wounds in the ensuing fight, and are recovering from their wounds. For more heroics: bbc.in/hero #Fresno #California #Starbucks #Crime #Hero #BBCShorts #BBCNews @BBCNews

25 JUL: Rising floodwaters have swallowed a Buddhist pagoda in central Myanmar and sent tens of thousands fleeing their homes, as the government warned of more rains in coming days. #Pagoda #Buddhist #Myanmar #Magway #IrrawaddyRiver #AyeyarwaddyRiver #River #Flood #BBCShorts #BBCNews @BBCNews

24 JUL: Meet Ugandan fashion designer Latif Madoi, who is making a name for himself with his ability to create dresses in minutes. Find out more: bbc.in/Ugandafashion #LatifMadoi #Uganda #Kampala #AfricanFashion #AfricanDesigners #Fashion #BBCShorts #BBCNews @BBCNews

24 JUL: Climbing ladders, wielding chainsaws and breaking into a car – it's all in a day’s work for the young women learning what it's like to be a firefighter at Camp Heat. Arlington County Fire Department in the US state of Virginia are trying to redress the gender imbalance in firefighter numbers with a training camp run by women, for women. Find out more: bbc.in/campheat #Fire #Firefighter #Firefighters #Firefighting #Gender #Women #Virginia #Arlington #BBCShorts #BBCNews @BBCNews

24 JUL: Seventeen journalists and managers at Turkish opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet went on trial on Monday on charges of aiding a terrorist organisation. Find out more about President Erdogan's Turkey: bbc.in/erdogan #Turkey #Cumhuriyet #Istanbul #PressFreedom #Trial #BBCShorts #BBCNews @BBCNews

24 JUL: Students in Bosnia are protesting against ethnic and religious segregation. The people of Bosnia Herzegovina endured one of the bloodiest civil wars of recent times. Over 100,000 people died in a conflict that saw communities divided along ethnic and religious lines. More than two decades later, the legacy is still there. Many schools across the country are being forced to segregate, teaching Muslim and Christian pupils separately. It was too much for one school boy who decided to fight back. More: bbc.in/bosniastudents #Bosnia #Jajce #school #students #protests #race #religion #ethnicity #segregation #movement #change #law #BBCShorts #BBC #news #bbcnews @bbcnews

JUL 24: Fifteen couples take part in a wife-carrying race in Belarus. They had to cross swamps and tackle obstacles over a 500-metre course. For more: bbc.in/ukwifecarrying #sports #funny #sporty #funnyvideos #haha #belarusgram #couplegoals #instavideo #hilarious #cute #funnyvideo #amazing #omg #playful #husbandandwife #games #lifting #workout #workoutmotivation #play #playtime #belarus #videogram #news #video #bbcnews #bbcshorts @bbcnews

24 JUL: Introducing a new animal to a household when there is already one there can be very challenging. That's what a parrot in Japan found out when it first met a cat companion. Find out more: bbc.in/Parrot #Parrot #Parrots #Cat #Cats #Animals #WildLife #Pet #Pets @masaki_1133 #BBCShorts #BBCNews @BBCNews

An official portrait of Prince George has been released to mark his fourth birthday.
The picture, taken at Kensington Palace ahead of his birthday on Saturday, captures a smiling future king. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were "delighted" to share the photograph taken by royal photographer Chris Jackson, Kensington Palace said. Photo: Chris Jackson / Getty Images #prince #george #princegeorge #royals #royalfamily #british #kensingtonpalace #bbcnews #bbc #news #photography #portrait #birthday @bbcnews

22 JUL: What are 133 horses doing on a beach in eastern England? It’s where elite cavalry regiments go on holiday. Watch cavalrymen and their mounts from The Life Guards and The Blues and Royals - the British Army’s most senior regiments – enjoy a little rest and recreation on the Norfolk coast. For more on horses and the military: bbc.in/rescuehorses #Horse #Horses #Animals #Military #Cavalry #HouseholdCavalry #BritishArmy #TheBritishArmy #TheBluesAndRoyals #TheLifeGuards #BBCShorts #BBCNews @BBCNews

21 JUL: A clinical psychologist in London is experimenting with “problem-solving booths”, impromptu spaces in public where strangers can volunteer to share their problems and also listen to other people’s. The idea to make mental health more informal and accessible. The scheme is backed by the NHS and the Mayor of London's office. The results of the project are still being assessed, but if enough people use it, it will be rolled out more widely. Find out more: bbc.in/popuptherapy #Therapy #MentalHealth #Psychology #BBCWorldHacks #BBCShorts #BBCNews @BBCNews #BBC

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