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Israel-Gaza 'ceasefire begins' after two days of fighting

Nov 14, 2019

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Israel is yet to confirm the reported truce, which is said to have come into effect early on Thursday.

Australia bushfires: Death toll rises as communities remain on alert

Nov 14, 2019

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A fourth person has died in a week of emergencies that are now threatening east and west coasts.

Duterte's health: 'Work from home' raises questions in Philippines

Nov 14, 2019

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The Philippine president is famous for his strongman persona - but is he well enough to continue?

Trump impeachment hearing: A Democrat and a Republican react

Nov 14, 2019

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A Democrat and a Republican give their reactions after the first public Trump impeachment hearing.

Bolivia crisis: Clashes as Morales supporters oppose interim rule

Nov 14, 2019

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Supporters of Evo Morales clash with riot police as lawmakers vow to challenge Jeanine Áñez's rule.

The rise of 'facadism' in London

Nov 14, 2019

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London blogger The Gentle Author's photographs of the growing trend to leave only the facade of a building while constructing a new one behind.

Yuendumu: Policeman charged with Aboriginal teenager's murder

Nov 14, 2019

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Kumanjayi Walker's shooting death in Australia has prompted anger and protests across the country.

Iran hostage crisis: The students' spokeswoman

Nov 14, 2019

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How Iranian students invited a delegation to visit the US citizens they took hostage

Emilia Clarke and Emma Thompson on Last Christmas and reading reviews

Nov 14, 2019

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The actress discusses her film Last Christmas and why it's "just not helpful" to read her reviews.

Switzerland's plan to stop stockpiling coffee proves hard to swallow

Nov 14, 2019

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Why the government's move to stop stockpiling 15,000 tonnes of coffee led to a public outcry.

‘We failed to reach Europe – now our families disown us’

Nov 14, 2019

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Three young West Africans stole from their families to fund a trek to Europe, now they have to face the consequences.

Trump impeachment inquiry: New claims amid public hearing

Nov 14, 2019

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Donald Trump was overheard asking about "investigations" into Joe Biden, a top US diplomat says.

Zut alors! The Americans who are farming edible snails

Nov 14, 2019

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Two snail farms in the US are now allowing top restaurants to switch from canned to fresh supplies.

Islamic State: What happens to those expelled by Turkey?

Nov 14, 2019

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Turkey has begun sending IS members to their home countries - even if they don't want them back.

Trump impeachment hearing: What did we learn?

Nov 14, 2019

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For the first time, the public hears evidence in the case to impeach US President Donald Trump.

Cows swept away by Hurricane Dorian found alive in North Carolina

Nov 14, 2019

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Officials believe the three cows washed up on the Outer Banks after swimming for up to five miles.

Could 'invisible barcodes' revolutionise recycling?

Nov 14, 2019

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A pilot is in progress to see if invisible barcodes on packaging can improve recycling rates.

Pascal Siakam: Toronto Raptors star & his unconventional path from Cameroon to NBA

Nov 14, 2019

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Pascal Siakam might have been a priest. Or a footballer. The path that led him to the NBA is not what you would call conventional.

ATP Finals: Alexander Zverev denies using his phone during match

Nov 13, 2019

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Alexander Zverev denies using his phone during his match against Stefanos Tsitsipas at the ATP Finals.

Southgate 'will not hesitate' to pick Sterling in Kosovo

Nov 13, 2019

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England boss Gareth Southgate says he would have no hesitation over picking forward Raheem Sterling for Sunday's Euro 2020 qualifier in Kosovo.

'I came, I saw, I conquered' - Ibrahimovic confirms LA Galaxy exit

Nov 13, 2019

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic says his two-season stint at LA Galaxy made him "feel alive again" as he confirms he will leave the Major League Soccer side.

Trump impeachment: How Ukraine story unfolded

Nov 13, 2019

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It's a complicated story - here's how Trump got into deeper and deeper trouble over Ukraine.

Nadal fights back to boost ATP Finals hopes & Tsitsipas advances

Nov 13, 2019

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Stefanos Tsitsipas reaches the ATP Finals semis, while Rafael Nadal produces a stunning comeback to boost his hopes of joining him.

General election 2019: Don't give up on stopping Brexit - Tusk

Nov 13, 2019

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The outgoing European Council chief says leaving the EU would leave the UK a "second-rate player".

Venice floods: The tourist landmarks hit

Nov 13, 2019

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Over 80% of the city has been left underwater, leading the mayor to declare a state of emergency.

Secrets of the largest ape that ever lived

Nov 13, 2019

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The fossilised tooth of a mysterious extinct ape is shedding new light on the evolution of great apes.

Australia bushfires: How extreme 'firestorms' make their own weather

Nov 13, 2019

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As Australia faces a large-scale emergency, scientists report a "crazy increase" in firestorms.

Silva banned and fined for Mendy tweet despite 'not intending' offence

Nov 13, 2019

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Manchester City forward Bernardo Silva is suspended for one match and fined £50,000 for his tweet relating to team-mate Benjamin Mendy.

Puppy with tail on his head rescued

Nov 13, 2019

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Thousands of "likes" pour in for a Missouri rescue centre and the "unicorn" dog with a tail on his brow.

Ex-Arsenal boss Wenger takes senior role with Fifa

Nov 13, 2019

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Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger agrees to become Fifa's new chief of global football development.

Thijssen in intensive care after heavy crash at Ghent Six Day

Nov 13, 2019

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Belgium's Gerben Thijssen is in intensive care after being injured in a heavy crash on the first night of racing at the Ghent Six Day.

Electric car future may depend on deep sea mining

Nov 13, 2019

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Demand is soaring for the metal cobalt, an essential ingredient in batteries and abundant on the seabed.

Charlie's Angels: What did the critics think?

Nov 13, 2019

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The verdict is in for Elizabeth Banks's latest action film in the Charlie's Angels franchise.

Hong Kong protests: Students fight police with petrol bombs, bows and arrows

Nov 13, 2019

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Student protesters fought a pitched battle with police at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019: The winning image

Nov 13, 2019

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The winner of this year's competition has been crowned, and it looks a little painful.

A Taliban escapee, an English baby - and the dramatic story that followed

Nov 13, 2019

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When a refugee bumped into a baby, a tale of death threats, hijack and escape emerged.

This fire alarm can alert your neighbours as well as you

Nov 13, 2019

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An alarm that connects neighbours is helping to stop fires spreading.

Le Mans '66: Christian Bale and Matt Damon reveal truth behind Hollywood auditions

Nov 13, 2019

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Christian Bale and Matt Damon on fighting for roles, as they team up in new movie Le Mans '66.

Philippines: The boy diving for plastic

Nov 13, 2019

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Ranniel dives into one of Manila's most polluted rivers for less than two dollars a day.

Australia bushfires: Record number of emergencies in New South Wales

Nov 8, 2019

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An "unprecedented" number of blazes are at the highest threat level in New South Wales, officials say.

US election 2020: Michael Bloomberg mulls presidential bid

Nov 8, 2019

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New York's ex-mayor is concerned current Democratic hopefuls cannot beat Donald Trump in 2020.

Cambodia opposition leader barred from flight home

Nov 8, 2019

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Sam Rainsy wants to return to fight Prime Minister Hun Sen - who he says is is "a brutal dictator".

Criminal cash used to protect birds of prey

Nov 8, 2019

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The money is used to monitor nest sites and put trackers on birds in poisoning and shooting hotspots.

Is India's crop burning polluting Pakistan's air?

Nov 8, 2019

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Pakistani politicians believe polluted air from India is crossing the border - is this true?

Lula: Brazil court ruling could free jailed ex-president

Nov 8, 2019

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A Supreme Court decision may see the release of thousands of prisoners, including the former leader.

Jeff Sessions: Ex-attorney general to make Alabama Senate bid

Nov 8, 2019

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The Alabama Republican fell out with President Trump, who fired him as attorney general a year ago.

Author says India citizenship loss 'sinister'

Nov 8, 2019

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Aatish Taseer loses citizenship, months after an article critical of India PM Narendra Modi.

Who's in charge during the election?

Nov 8, 2019

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The world doesn't stop just because an election is on, so who's in charge?

The election losers who keep coming back

Nov 8, 2019

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Why would someone put up £500 to stand as a candidate in an election, knowing they will lose?

General election 2019: What are the challenges for the UK's economy?

Nov 8, 2019

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Brexit dominates the headlines - but the UK economy faces many other important challenges.

How Phoebe Waller-Bridge is 'spicing up' James Bond

Nov 8, 2019

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The Fleabag star on bringing 007 into the #MeToo era and the pressures she felt as a young actress.

Five things everyone with a vagina should know

Nov 8, 2019

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Pubic hair is there for a reason, and other top tips from the woman known as Twitter's resident gynaecologist.

Paris migrants: Moved from ring-road camp to uncertain future

Nov 8, 2019

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Some 1,600 people were taken away but others fled and aid workers believe some will try to reach the UK.

Megan Rapinoe's fight for equality

Nov 8, 2019

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One of sport's biggest names talks racism, equal pay and LGBT rights with Radio 1 Newsbeat.

Africa's top shots: 1-7 November 2019

Nov 8, 2019

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A selection of the week's best photos from across the continent and beyond.

Quiz of the week

Nov 8, 2019

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Have you been paying attention to what's been going on during the past seven days?

Trump impeachment: What you might have missed

Nov 8, 2019

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BBC's Anthony Zurcher breaks down what this week's revelations mean for Donald Trump.

Kenya: Mobile camel clinic providing healthcare to nomads

Nov 8, 2019

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The hardy animals are delivering health services for communities that would otherwise be cut off.

What does the US want from China?

Nov 8, 2019

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The US-China rivalry is about more than trade - it spans economics, defence, culture and technology.

How does America see its relationship with China?

Nov 8, 2019

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Given a trade war, and South China Sea rivalries, how does the US see its relationship with China?

From making shoes to breaking news in India

Nov 8, 2019

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How one Indian cobbler traded polish for print in the hope of telling the unheard stories of his town’s underprivileged.

Bye box: How streaming could kill the games console

Nov 8, 2019

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Streaming games services will offer an alternative to the traditional console, but will they kill off?

Sumo wrestling: Fighting to get women in the ring

Nov 8, 2019

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Meet the woman wrestling her way to sumo inclusion in Japan.

North Carolina 'Can Opener' bridge raised

Nov 8, 2019

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The "Can Opener" bridge in North Carolina gained notoriety after lorries struggled to fit under.

Man Utd beat Partizan to qualify for Europa League knockout stages

Nov 7, 2019

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Manchester United book their place in the last 32 of the Europa League with a comfortable win over Partizan Belgrade.

Mexico ambush: Mormon families hold first funerals for victims

Nov 7, 2019

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Hundreds travel in a convoy to a remote ranch where US Mormon families live in Sonora state.

Quebec denies French student's immigration over English thesis chapter

Nov 7, 2019

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The province said biology graduate Emilie Dubois failed to demonstrate proficiency in French.

Donald Trump Jr clashes with talk show hosts

Nov 7, 2019

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The businessman defended the president's character during his appearance on The View.

Jonny Bairstow added to England squad for New Zealand Test series

Nov 7, 2019

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Jonny Bairstow is added to the England Test squad for the two-match series against New Zealand as back-up for the injured Joe Denly.

Judge orders Trump to pay $2m for misusing Trump Foundation funds

Nov 7, 2019

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The Trump Foundation used cash raised for veterans to fund his campaign, a New York judge rules.

'I was just fighting it and fighting it' - Kirk to return to PGA Tour after alcohol struggle

Nov 7, 2019

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Former world top-20 golfer Chris Kirk will make his return to the PGA Tour after addressing his struggles with alcohol and anxiety.

Celtic score injury-time winner at Lazio to reach last 32

Nov 7, 2019

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Olivier Ntcham's stoppage-time strike earns Celtic a stunning win over Lazio in Rome and a place in the knockout stages of the Europa League with two games to spare.

Nato alliance experiencing brain death, says Macron

Nov 7, 2019

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The French president laments a lack of commitment by the United States, Nato's main guarantor.

Man dies from fall down lava tube in garden

Nov 7, 2019

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The 71 year old plummeted down a volcanic tunnel while trimming trees, police in Hawaii say.

Hamilton says there are 'more championships to win'

Nov 7, 2019

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Lewis Hamilton says his hunger for success is undimmed after securing his sixth Formula 1 drivers' title.

Trump impeachment: Who's who in Ukraine story?

Nov 7, 2019

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It's the story that kickstarted impeachment moves against Donald Trump. But who are the main players?

Mexico mammoths: Human-built woolly mammoth traps found in Tultepec

Nov 7, 2019

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The discovery of 800 bones could be the first evidence that humans hunted mammoths using traps.

Lebanon protests: How WhatsApp tax anger revealed a much deeper crisis

Nov 7, 2019

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A grassroots protest movement in Lebanon has been born - one that is uniting people more than ever.

Arsene Wenger: 'No talks' with Bayern Munich over Bundesliga giants' vacancy

Nov 7, 2019

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Arsene Wenger denies rumours that he is in discussion with Bayern Munich to become their manager.

The woman tracking 'dark' Instagram accounts

Nov 5, 2019

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Intervening to help suicidal young women is not a role Ingebjørg Blindheim would have chosen for herself. Why is she so compelled to help?

England prop Sinckler taken off with concussion in third minute of final

Nov 2, 2019

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England prop Kyle Sinckler was taken off with concussion in the third minute of the Rugby World Cup final against South Africa.

Mali attack kills 53 soldiers in north of the country

Nov 2, 2019

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The army calls the assault on a military post in the north-east a "terrorist attack".

Dresden: The German city that declared a 'Nazi emergency'

Nov 2, 2019

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The politician behind the resolution says he wanted the city to take a stand against the far-right.

Stephen Curry: Golden State Warriors star out for three months after hand surgery

Nov 2, 2019

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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry is ruled out for at least three months after having successful surgery on a broken hand.

New Zealand narrowly beat Great Britain in Auckland

Nov 2, 2019

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Great Britain lose to New Zealand in Auckland - their second consecutive defeat at the start of their 2019 tour.

Trump says Beto O'Rourke 'quit like a dog'

Nov 2, 2019

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The US Democratic presidential hopeful, a fierce Trump critic, ended his campaign on Friday.

Nairobi water: What's behind severe shortages?

Nov 2, 2019

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The Kenyan capital city is facing water supply issues - how serious is the problem?

Turkey-Syria offensive: What are ‘safe zones’ and do they work?

Nov 2, 2019

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Turkey's declared one in north-east Syria - but as history shows, they're not always a good thing.

Pakistan Azadi march: Women absent from anti-Imran Khan protest

Nov 2, 2019

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Tens of thousands of men poured into Pakistan's capital for an anti-government rally - but no women.

The nun who walks death row inmates to the gallows

Nov 2, 2019

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A Singaporean Catholic nun's calling led her to walk down death row with 18 inmates.

Week in Pictures: 26 October - 1 November 2019

Nov 2, 2019

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A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.

Disney boss Bob Iger talks Star Wars, Marvel and Martin Scorsese

Nov 2, 2019

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Bob Iger says we will see more Marvel and less Star Wars in the coming years.

Night Mode: Which phone camera comes out on top?

Nov 2, 2019

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The latest phones from Apple, Huawei and Google are put to the test at night in London.

Facing death threats: Faiyen sought asylum in France

Nov 2, 2019

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The band criticise the Thai monarchy and military in their song lyrics.

Rugby World Cup final: Five things fans shouldn't do while in Japan

Nov 2, 2019

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Here are some tips for fans and tourists to avoid a cultural upset on Rugby World Cup final day.

European snub to North Macedonia fuels frustration in Balkans

Nov 2, 2019

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The refusal to open EU membership talks with North Macedonia sends a grim message to the Balkans.

Fracking halted after UK government pulls support

Nov 2, 2019

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Drilling for shale gas will cease in England - but the government stops short of an outright ban.

Dating as a short man: The highs and lows

Nov 1, 2019

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Some short men have a hard time meeting women - but not all, it seems.

Trump and the US military: Friends or foe?

Nov 1, 2019

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What does the death of the IS leader and withdrawal of troops from Syria show about relations?

US election 2020: Elizabeth Warren sets out health funding plan

Nov 1, 2019

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Elizabeth Warren details how she would pay for her ambitious care plan, after criticism from rivals.

The dangerous lives of food delivery drivers

Nov 1, 2019

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When it comes to deliveries - drivers risk intimidation and serious injury to bring us our food.

Lewis Hamilton fastest in United States Grand Prix practice

Nov 1, 2019

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Lewis Hamilton fastest in United States Grand Prix practice, where he can win sixth world title on Sunday.

People found dead in UK lorry were all Vietnamese

Nov 1, 2019

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Essex Police says officers are in "direct contact" with a number of families in Vietnam and the UK.

Florida cops hope Alexa can solve bizarre spear murder case

Nov 1, 2019

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Police want to establish if a smart-speaker recorded how Silvia Galva ended up impaled on a bed post.

General election 2019: Boris Johnson rejects pact with Nigel Farage

Nov 1, 2019

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The Tory leader also hits back at Donald Trump's criticism of his Brexit deal, in a BBC interview.

Kuwait moves on Instagram slave traders after BBC investigation

Nov 1, 2019

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Authorities summon the owners of several social media accounts used to sell domestic workers.

Masterpiece or a fake? Art experts are divided

Nov 1, 2019

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A purported work by avant-garde artist Kazimir Malevich divides opinion in Belarus.

Algeria protest: Thousands flood capital to demand 'new revolution'

Nov 1, 2019

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The demonstrations mark the 65th anniversary of Algeria's war of independence from France.

Xhaka will not play against Wolves - Emery

Nov 1, 2019

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Arsenal captain Granit Xhaka will not be considered to face Wolves after his controversial behaviour against Crystal Palace.

Iceland livestreams 10-year-old McDonald's cheeseburger

Nov 1, 2019

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The meal was bought from the Nordic nation's last McDonald's in 2009 to see if it would ever decay.

England v South Africa: Eddie Jones planning for Rugby World Cup final 'for four years'

Nov 1, 2019

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Coach Eddie Jones says that Saturday's Rugby World Cup final against South Africa has been four years in the planning for his England team.

Emotional NZ coach Hansen bows out with win

Nov 1, 2019

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Steven Hansen says it was a "privilege" to lead New Zealand after they beat Wales to claim third place at the World Cup in his final game.

England v South Africa: Owen Farrell - England's World Cup talisman

Nov 1, 2019

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How a lifetime in elite sport has acclimatised England captain Owen Farrell to the pressure cooker atmosphere that awaits in a Rugby World Cup final.

Halloween 2019: The best celebrity costumes

Nov 1, 2019

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Ghoulish, blood-curdling and just plain mesmerising - and that's just Heidi Klum.

Peru Two: 'Stop judging me for my drug-smuggling past'

Nov 1, 2019

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Michaella McCollum, one of the Peru Two, on how she went from Ibiza parties to a Peruvian prison.

'I have a culture, I have a people, I belong': Why these African Americans are going 'back' to Ghana

Nov 1, 2019

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Ghana has declared 2019 the "Year of Return" and is encouraging the African diaspora to visit the country, but why are some deciding to make it their new home?

18 Shades of Black: The Indian women using fashion to challenge tradition

Nov 1, 2019

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The 18 Shades of Black campaign was inspired by the reaction to women gaining entry to a holy shrine.

All you need is mud: Japan’s new spin on rugby

Nov 1, 2019

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If you sign up for tambo rugby in Japan, playing dirty isn’t a choice - it’s a promise.

Six key battles to decide the final

Oct 31, 2019

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South Africa's style will not work against England but I think they are going to bring something different, says World Cup winner Matt Dawson.

Rugby World Cup final: England cannot be complacent after New Zealand victory - Johnson

Oct 31, 2019

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World Cup-winning captain Martin Johnson says England must not be trapped into thinking a repeat of their semi-final performance will be enough against South Africa.

Breastfeeding suites increasing in popularity in the US

Oct 30, 2019

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Private breastfeeding spaces are increasing in the US, including in train stations and supermarkets.

Mystery of the skeleton hijacked by Nazis and Soviets

Oct 28, 2019

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The identity of a 10th-Century skeleton fascinates experts - but was exploited by invaders.

South Africa beat Wales in World Cup semi-final

Oct 27, 2019

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Wales fall agonisingly short of a first Rugby World Cup final as Handre Pollard's 76th-minute penalty hands the Springboks victory.

Kurt Cobain cardigan sells at auction for $334,000

Oct 27, 2019

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The olive-green button-up - complete with cigarette burn - has not been washed since Cobain wore it.

Essex lorry deaths: Anguish in Vietnam for families of missing

Oct 27, 2019

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Relatives wait for news as work to identify the 39 people found dead in Essex continues.

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: US 'conducts operation against IS chief' - US media

Oct 27, 2019

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Reports come as the White House says President Donald Trump will make a "major statement" on Sunday.

Zozo Championship: Tiger Woods extends lead in Japan

Oct 27, 2019

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Tiger Woods moves closer to a record-equalling 82nd PGA Tour victory on Sunday after taking a three-shot lead at the weather-delayed Zozo Championship in Japan.

Australia v Sri Lanka: David Warner scores 100 not out in 134-run T20 victory

Oct 27, 2019

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David Warner hits his maiden Twenty20 international century as Australia demolish Sri Lanka by 134 runs.

Kincade fire: Mass blackout begins amid California wildfires

Oct 27, 2019

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More than two million people are expected to be affected by precautionary power cuts in the state.

Jonny Bairstow stars as England beat New Zealand XI in first T20 warm-up

Oct 27, 2019

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England's Jonny Bairstow scores 78 not out as they cruise to a six-wicket win over a New Zealand XI in their first Twenty20 warm-up match.

Bregman grand slam helps Astros level World Series

Oct 27, 2019

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Alex Bregman's grand slam helps the Houston Astros level the best-of-seven World Series at 2-2, after thumping the Washington Nationals 8-1 in game four.

Archbishop Welby warns MPs to avoid 'dangerous' language

Oct 27, 2019

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Justin Welby said it was "extraordinarily dangerous" for MPs to make careless comments.

Jokowi and Subianto: Why Indonesia's leader went from scorn to selfies

Oct 27, 2019

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When Indonesia's president put his former rival in government many were left confused and concerned.

Chile protests: President sacks whole cabinet after protests

Oct 27, 2019

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President Piñera lifts overnight curfews after praising a huge peaceful demonstration in Santiago.

Juliet Club: 'I help answer the world's love letters'

Oct 27, 2019

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The people who spend time writing words of comfort and advice to love-struck people.

Jane Fonda 'inspired by Greta Thunberg'

Oct 27, 2019

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Actress Jane Fonda was arrested alongside fellow actor Ted Danson at a climate protest.

Argentina election: Economy main issue for voters

Oct 27, 2019

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With Argentina deep in recession, voters are desperate for a president who can fix the economy.

Libya in chaos as endless war rumbles on

Oct 27, 2019

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For years competing militias, rival governments and foreign players have been battling for control.

Microsoft pips Amazon for $10bn AI 'Jedi' contract

Oct 27, 2019

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Microsoft is awarded the lucrative AI deal following a heavily-scrutinised bidding process.

Syrian Kurds: 'The world has closed its eyes on us'

Oct 27, 2019

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Syrian Kurds lament what they view as a betrayal over their US ally pulling out from the north.

'The selfie that revealed I was a stolen baby'

Oct 27, 2019

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Aged 17, Miché Solomon discovered she had two mothers - one real, one false.

Verstappen's comments raise eyebrows: Mexican GP - all you need to know

Oct 26, 2019

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Max Verstappen's honesty about not slowing down during qualifying appeared to be what triggered the stewards into punishing him.

Catholic bishops back limited relaxation of celibacy rule

Oct 26, 2019

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The Pope will consider a proposal to allow married men to become priests in the Amazon region.

Sinéad Burke: Clothes are my armour

Oct 26, 2019

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From a viral Ted Talk to being on the cover of British Vogue, here's why Sinéad Burke is a big deal.

Catalonia crisis: Separatist protest draws 350,000 in Barcelona

Oct 26, 2019

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Marchers rally peacefully in Spain's Catalonia region to protest against the jailing of separatists.

How 'horror smells' and 'care smells' are being used to manipulate emotions

Oct 26, 2019

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From scaring to caring - how the smells used at theme parks are also helping patients with dementia.

Ivan Milat: Australia's 'backpacker killer' and unanswered questions

Oct 26, 2019

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Ivan Milat was convicted of murdering seven people, but some suspect he committed other crimes.

Taiwan's first Pride since same-sex marriages legalised

Oct 26, 2019

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The first Pride parade in Taiwan since same-sex marriage was legalised has taken place, but not everybody is able to marry yet.

Rugby World Cup: New Zealand coach Steve Hansen angered by a journalist's question

Oct 26, 2019

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New Zealand coach Steve Hansen is angered by a question about his side's attitude following their shock Rugby World Cup semi-final defeat by England.

Chile's 'historic' protest march - from the air

Oct 26, 2019

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An estimated one million people - some 5% of Chile's population - peacefully marched in Santiago.

Islamic State group: Europe has ticking time bomb in prison camps

Oct 26, 2019

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Thousands of jihadists held in Kurdish-run detention centres pose a ticking time bomb for the West.

The fighter who was knocked out in five seconds: What happened next?

Oct 26, 2019

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Millions saw mixed martial artist Ben Askren beaten in record time. But how did he recover?

Week in Pictures: 19 - 25 October 2019

Oct 26, 2019

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A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.

Essex lorry deaths: The Vietnamese risking it all to get to the UK

Oct 25, 2019

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At a migrant camp in France, a group of Vietnamese await the final leg of their dangerous journey.

How coastal erosion destroyed a Ghanaian village

Oct 25, 2019

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Sea erosion continues to wreak havoc along West Africa's shoreline, threatening communities.

Lyubov Sobol: Meet Russia's invisible influencer

Oct 25, 2019

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The story of Lyubov Sobol who sparked some of Russia's biggest anti-government protests in a decade.

Kanye West: 'I'm the greatest artist of all time'

Oct 25, 2019

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The musician spoke about sex addiction, religion, Drake, and running for President in a new interview.

A thousand needle workers volunteer to finish dead woman's quilt

Oct 24, 2019

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Craft enthusiasts from all over the US and Canada work on a deceased woman's quilting project.

Your pictures on the theme of 'after dark'

Oct 24, 2019

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Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week it is "after dark".

Raja Meziane: Algerian unsigned singer becomes sound of revolution

Oct 23, 2019

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In an emotional interview, Raja Meziane recounts how exile from Algeria led to unexpected success.

What prohibition's failure means for the legalisation of cannabis

Oct 22, 2019

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Banning alcohol inadvertently created one of the most successful black markets in the world.

The race to build a flying electric taxi

Oct 22, 2019

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More than a hundred companies are working on electric aircraft designed to zip in and out of cities.

Streetwise: Capturing iconic moments of daily life

Oct 21, 2019

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A selection of images from the Magnum Photos on street life throughout the world.

Syria: Civilians pelt US army vehicles with potatoes in Qamishli

Oct 21, 2019

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Civilians yell and pelt US army vehicles with potatoes in Qamishli, on the Syrian border with Turkey.

Herman Mashaba: Johannesburg's black mayor resigns over DA race row

Oct 21, 2019

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Herman Mashaba hits out at his party's promotion of a colleague who had praised aspects of colonialism.

Dementia in football: Ex-players three and a half times more likely to die of condition

Oct 21, 2019

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Former professional footballers are three and a half times more likely to die of dementia than people of the same age range in the general population, according to new research.

Tornado strikes Dallas, cutting power to thousands

Oct 21, 2019

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Thousands are without power as a 70mph twister rips off roofs and overturns cars in the Texan city.

UK's Johnson to push again for Brexit deal vote

Oct 21, 2019

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The PM wants "a straight up-and-down vote", but it is down to the Speaker to decide whether this happens.

Researchers find wreckage of two Japanese ships sunk during World War Two

Oct 21, 2019

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Both ships were sunk during the Battle of Midway, fought between Japan and the US in 1942.

India disability activist 'told to remove trousers' by airport security

Oct 21, 2019

Description:

Authorities at India's Kolkata airport apologise to disability activists Kuhu Das and Jeeja Ghosh.

Josh Navidi: Wales back-row out of Rugby World Cup

Oct 21, 2019

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Wales back-row Josh Navidi is out of the World Cup because of a hamstring injury.

Are electric cars as 'green' as you think?

Oct 21, 2019

Description:

The lithium powering electric vehicles is found deep beneath the salt flats of Argentina

Mitt Romney's secret Twitter account Pierre Delecto revealed

Oct 21, 2019

Description:

The ex-presidential candidate confirms using the account "Pierre Delecto", telling a reporter: "C'est moi".

Lebanon protests: Mass revolt continues as PM 'agrees reforms'

Oct 21, 2019

Description:

The country is in the grips of the largest anti-government demonstrations in years.

Chile protests: Five dead after looters torch garment factory

Oct 21, 2019

Description:

A state of emergency is in place for much of the country as protests rage against the cost of living.

Franco exhumation: Why is Spain moving a dictator's remains?

Oct 21, 2019

Description:

Franco's burial site has long been the subject of debate. Here's why the saga could end this week.

Tiger Woods: World number 10's recovery from surgery 'ahead of schedule'

Oct 21, 2019

Description:

Fifteen-time major winner Tiger Woods says his return to full fitness is ahead of schedule as he recovers from a knee operation in August.

Australian newspapers black out front pages in 'secrecy' protest

Oct 21, 2019

Description:

The nation's biggest media rivals unite to protest against what they say is government secrecy.

England's May and Nowell to be fit for semi-final against New Zealand

Oct 21, 2019

Description:

England expect to have a fully fit squad to choose from when they face New Zealand in Saturday's World Cup semi-final in Yokohama.

Elton John app lets concert audiences mix his music

Oct 21, 2019

Description:

A device which lets the audience choose which instruments they hear at a concert has been created.

Prince Harry on William: 'We are on different paths'

Oct 21, 2019

Description:

Prince Harry responds to speculation about a rift between him and his brother, William.

Russian hackers cloak attacks using Iranian group

Oct 21, 2019

Description:

Russian hackers used access to a rival group in Iran to hide attacks, say intelligence agencies.

Katherine Ryan's boyfriend saves Netflix scripts during burglary

Oct 21, 2019

Description:

The comedian says her boyfriend "wrestled back" her laptop containing scripts for a Netflix series.

The Malawian radio programme that promotes women's issues

Oct 21, 2019

Description:

'Women's Time' is a radio programme changing the lives of women in Malawi.

Fire chickens and sea pigs: The artist bringing Chinese words to life

Oct 20, 2019

Description:

Frankie Huang translates the literal names of Chinese animals into whimsical works of art.

Romania forest murder as battle over logging turns violent

Oct 20, 2019

Description:

Liviu Pop died last week, the second forest ranger killed in the past month.

Sudan's lost Jewish community - in pictures

Oct 20, 2019

Description:

A recent call from Sudan that Jewish people could return shines a light on a once thriving community.

Playing the bagpipes is the perfect way to honour the teachings of his Hindu guru

Oct 20, 2019

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For Darshil, playing the bagpipes is the perfect way to honour the teachings of his Hindu guru. He leads the pipe band through the streets of North-West England.

Man Utd 1-1 Liverpool: How Ole Gunnar Solskjaer found a way to stop Reds - Darren Fletcher

Oct 20, 2019

Description:

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer came up with a game plan on Sunday that exposed Liverpool's weaknesses, says former Old Trafford midfielder Darren Fletcher.

The map store boss who took the long route

Oct 20, 2019

Description:

Vivien Godfrey waited until she was 56 before taking the helm at her family's firm Stanfords.

Sri Lanka bombings: Forgiving and fighting to recover

Oct 20, 2019

Description:

Six months after one of the world's worst recent terror attacks, this town is fighting to recover.

Black hole scientist Dr Katie Bouman on trolling and teamwork

Oct 20, 2019

Description:

Dr Katie Bouman's photo of the moment she saw her first black hole image went viral - but it wasn't all good.

Man Utd always defend against us - Klopp

Oct 20, 2019

Description:

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says it is "a fact" that Manchester United always set up to defend against his side at Old Trafford.

Trump 'considers himself in the hospitality business' - Mick Mulvaney

Oct 20, 2019

Description:

The chief of staff spoke after the US president dropped plans to host next year's G7 summit at his resort.

Madrid taken over by hundreds of sheep for annual festival

Oct 20, 2019

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More than 2,000 animals parade through the Spanish capital for a traditional festival.

Record discovery of mummies excavated in Egypt

Oct 20, 2019

Description:

In the largest haul of its kind in more than a century, 30 mummies have been unearthed in Egypt.

Bernie Sanders hosts rally in New York following heart attack

Oct 20, 2019

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Bernie Sanders, 78, marks his return to campaigning by hosting a rally in Queens, New York.

Rikers Island: Tales from inside New York's notorious jail

Oct 20, 2019

Description:

Former prisoners recount being stabbed, witnessing suicides and the horrors of solitary confinement.

The therapy cat visiting London hospitals

Oct 19, 2019

Description:

Mr London Meow offers therapeutic care to patients at the Royal London hospital in Whitechapel.

Are US billionaires really going to pay more tax?

Oct 19, 2019

Description:

For years, the assumption has been that most Americans are anti-tax, but are attitudes changing?

What's it like working with someone you're married to?

Oct 19, 2019

Description:

Some couples who work together say it makes both partnerships stronger, but it's not always easy to navigate.

Does Zimbabwe have forced labour in its diamond mines?

Oct 19, 2019

Description:

The US government has banned the import of rough diamonds, but Zimbabwe says the claims are unfounded.

Pica: Pregnancy cravings that make women eat rocks

Oct 19, 2019

Description:

Brenda suffers from pica, an eating disorder which leads to cravings of non-food items.

Bolivia elections: Will Evo Morales get a fourth term in office?

Oct 19, 2019

Description:

After almost 14 continuous years in office will Evo Morales get an unprecedented fourth term?

Kenya's Brigid Kosgei: School dropout, mother of twins and world record-holder

Oct 19, 2019

Description:

Women's marathon world record holder Brigid Kosgei says her difficult childhood keeps her on track.

The Japanese student who knocked on the wrong door

Oct 19, 2019

Description:

An exchange student got lost in Louisiana at Halloween in 1992 - his parents are still processing what happened.

Meet the student who has created African emojis

Oct 19, 2019

Description:

Emoji obsessed? Meet O’Plerou Grebet, who has made over 350 emojis with African cultural references.

Syrians in Brazil: 'I am not a millionaire, but I will be'

Oct 19, 2019

Description:

Two Syrian refugee chefs hope their food businesses will make them millionaires in Brazil.

The importance of bilingualism on the campaign trail

Oct 19, 2019

Description:

How does speaking French or Spanish affect a candidate's chances in North American politics?

Leonardo da Vinci feud: The 'earlier' Mona Lisa mystery

Oct 16, 2019

Description:

A London family is battling an international consortium over a potentially priceless painting.

The real (and fake) sex lives of Bella Thorne

Oct 16, 2019

Description:

The actress Bella Thorne opens up about sexuality, pornography, depression and feminism.

BBC 100 Women 2019: Who is on the list this year?

Oct 16, 2019

Description:

Our most inspiring and influential women of 2019 give us their vision of a female-led future.

Turkey v Syria's Kurds: The short, medium and long story

Oct 7, 2019

Description:

A US pullout from north-east Syria could put Turkish and Kurdish fighters on collision course there.

UK plea to US to rethink immunity over crash

Oct 7, 2019

Description:

Boris Johnson says he is prepared to seek the help of the White House to bring Anne Sacoolas to the UK.

Turkey-Syria border: Trump threatens to 'obliterate' Turkish economy

Oct 7, 2019

Description:

There is political fallout in the US amid fears Turkey may launch a long-threatened attack on Kurdish fighters.

Extinction Rebellion: Arrests at Sydney and Amsterdam protests

Oct 7, 2019

Description:

Hundreds of activists have been arrested as climate change protests start across the world.

Indian selfie deaths: Four drown in reservoir in Tamil Nadu

Oct 7, 2019

Description:

A newly married woman and three teenagers die while posing for a picture in a reservoir.

Chris Silverwood: Why have England named him new head coach?

Oct 7, 2019

Description:

Why England have opted for Chris Silverwood as their new head coach and what he must do to succeed.

Saturn overtakes Jupiter as planet with most moons

Oct 7, 2019

Description:

Jupiter had been the "moon king" for some 20 years.

'A quagmire of mediocrity' - how bad could it get for Man United?

Oct 7, 2019

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"A quagmire of mediocrity" or "the only crisis is an injury crisis" - how bad is it at Manchester United and is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer safe from the sack?

Humpback whale spotted in River Thames

Oct 7, 2019

Description:

It is believed the whale - thought to up to 10 metres (33ft) in length - made a navigational error.

Injured Tottenham goalkeeper Lloris to miss rest of 2019 after dislocating elbow

Oct 7, 2019

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Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is set to miss the rest of 2019 with a dislocated elbow but does not need surgery, the club said.

Swedish King Carl Gustaf removes grandchildren from royal house

Oct 7, 2019

Description:

The five children lose the status of royal highness and are not expected to perform official duties.

Deadly capsize as migrants move aboard small boat

Oct 7, 2019

Description:

Thirteen are confirmed dead and at least a dozen other people are missing near Lampedusa.

Fabian Delph: Everton midfielder withdraws from England squad for Euro 2020 qualifiers

Oct 7, 2019

Description:

Everton midfielder Fabian Delph withdraws from the England squad and will miss the Euro 2020 qualifiers in the Czech Republic and Bulgaria.

NZ anniversary: New Zealand divided over Cook's landing

Oct 7, 2019

Description:

Indigenous rights advocates say government money should not be spent to celebrate "an invasion".

Jeff Koons' Paris Bataclan sculpture mocked as 'pornographic'

Oct 7, 2019

Description:

The large artwork is criticised for looking like marshmallows or parts of human anatomy.

Syrians highlight racism after boy dies in Turkey

Oct 7, 2019

Description:

Turkey hosted 3.6 million Syrians fleeing war, but many say racism and hostility is widespread.

Butterflies, birds and zebras: The magic of animal motion

Oct 7, 2019

Description:

Shortlisted entries for the Royal Society of Biology Photography Competition.

Judge dismisses no-deal Brexit court move

Oct 7, 2019

Description:

Lord Pentland says he must trust Boris Johnson to write a letter to the EU requesting an extension if no deal is agreed.

Glentoran player Darren Murray sent off for ignoring new substitute rule

Oct 7, 2019

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Glentoran forward Darren Murray is sent off during their game against Cliftonville, after ignoring the referee's instruction to leave the pitch at the nearest point.

Jennifer Arcuri and Boris Johnson: What's the story about?

Oct 7, 2019

Description:

Why is UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson being investigated for an alleged conflict of interest?

Ofcom criticises BBC's 'lack of transparency' over Naga Munchetty case

Oct 7, 2019

Description:

TV watchdog Ofcom has "serious concerns" over what the BBC published about the Naga Munchetty row.

Iraq protests: What's behind the anger?

Oct 7, 2019

Description:

Iraqis feel cheated by the system in place since the fall of Saddam Hussein, says Renad Mansour.

How our cells sense oxygen wins Nobel prize

Oct 7, 2019

Description:

Three scientists who discovered how cells adapt to oxygen share the prize for physiology or medicine.

'No hint of a hangover' - Shearer on why Liverpool's lead looks ominous for Man City

Oct 7, 2019

Description:

It is too early to write off defending champions Manchester City - but Liverpool are the team to beat, says MOTD2 pundit Alan Shearer.

Is this the in-flight meal tray of the future?

Oct 7, 2019

Description:

Each year, an estimated 5.7 million tonnes of cabin waste is generated on passenger flights.

Joker actor Joaquin Phoenix surprises fans in LA

Oct 7, 2019

Description:

Joaquin Phoenix dropped by a screening of his new film in Los Angeles.

Trump's border wall: A broken promise, a second term, or both?

Oct 7, 2019

Description:

It might not be big, beautiful or even a wall but the US president has made progress.

What is Extinction Rebellion and what does it want?

Oct 7, 2019

Description:

Extinction Rebellion is planning to start a two-week protest from Monday.

The boss who rescued 300 Syrian refugees

Oct 6, 2019

Description:

Entrepreneur Jim Estill spent CA$1.5m of his own money to bring Syrian refugees to Canada.

Kongthong: The Indian village where babies get a song for a name

Oct 6, 2019

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In this Indian village, mothers give their children a unique tune and it becomes their "name" for life.

Choreographer Dada Masilo: 'It's too dangerous to take work on tour in Africa'

Oct 6, 2019

Description:

Dada Masilo is the 34-year-old choreographer putting a controversial twist on ballet's classics.

'Sex for grades': Undercover in West African universities

Oct 6, 2019

Description:

What happens behind closed doors at some of West Africa’s most prestigious universities.

Endometriosis: The condition that can take over seven years to diagnose

Oct 6, 2019

Description:

Three women out of 13,500 who took part in BBC research, explain how the condition affects them.

Life as a teenage dwarf: 'People think I'm four or five years old'

Oct 5, 2019

Description:

Liam Smyth, 14, was born with one of the world's rarest forms of dwarfism.

Transhumanism: How far would you go for a body upgrade?

Oct 5, 2019

Description:

Meet the "transhumanists" who are pushing the boundaries of technology to implant chips and more into their bodies.

China anniversary: Military parade brings out the big guns

Sep 30, 2019

Description:

The massive military parade will send a message that China is "peace-loving" but ready for anything.

Inequalities in heart attack care 'costing women's lives'

Sep 29, 2019

Description:

Thousands of women are dying needlessly because of delays in diagnosis and poor care, a report says.

The secret tapes of Jamal Khashoggi's murder

Sep 29, 2019

Description:

The audio tapes that recorded the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

Will virtual clothes transform how we shop?

Sep 29, 2019

Description:

A smartphone app can make a detailed virtual avatar allowing you to try on a whole range of clothes.

The day China became communist

Sep 29, 2019

Description:

On 1 October 1949 Chairman Mao Zedong announced the creation of the People’s Republic of China

Jamaica's Fraser-Pryce wins world 100m gold

Sep 29, 2019

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Britain's Dina Asher-Smith takes silver in the World Championships women's 100m final with Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce winning gold in Doha.

Austria election: Sebastian Kurz's People's Party tops poll

Sep 29, 2019

Description:

Ex-Chancellor Sebastian Kurz's party comes top with 37% of votes, but will need a coalition partner.

Amazon fires: The volunteer firefighters battling to save Brazil’s rainforest

Sep 29, 2019

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A band of volunteer firefighters are on a mission to stop their stretch of Brazil’s Amazon rainforest from going up in flames.

A former diet cola addict built a $100m firm

Sep 29, 2019

Description:

Kara Goldin, the founder of US flavoured water company Hint, used to drink 10 cans of cola a day.

Greece: Deadly fire triggers riots at Moria refugee camp

Sep 29, 2019

Description:

Police fire tear gas to control a crowd who say firefighters were too slow to respond to the fire.

Match of the Day 2: Rodgers on Pereira quality & his ambitions for Leicester City

Sep 29, 2019

Description:

Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers joins Match of the Day 2 to talk about the quality of full back, Ricardo Pereira & his ambitions for the club.

Khalifa Sall, Dakar's ex-mayor, pardoned by Senegal president

Sep 29, 2019

Description:

Khalifa Sall was jailed for fraud last year and was seen as a rival to the president.

Which player produced his best showing in a Man City shirt? Garth's team of the week

Sep 29, 2019

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Whose improvement has been "amazing"? Who can bend balls round keepers for fun? Find out in Garth Crooks' team of the week.

World Athletics Championships: Dina Asher-Smith claims silver as Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce wins 100m

Sep 29, 2019

Description:

Watch Dina Asher-Smith become the first British woman to win an individual World Championships sprint medal in 36 years as she claimed silver in the 100m final with Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce taking gold.

Rodgers plays down top-four ambitions after Leicester thrash Newcastle

Sep 29, 2019

Description:

Leicester City's impressive start to the season under Brendan Rodgers continues with a thumping 5-0 win over Newcastle United.

Swiss auction off supercars of Equatorial Guinea leader’s son

Sep 29, 2019

Description:

Luxury cars seized from Equatorial Guinea’s vice-president fetch $27m at an auction near Geneva.

Egypt protests: Activist Alaa Abdel Fattah arrested amid rare unrest

Sep 29, 2019

Description:

Alaa Abdel Fattah, who was freed from jail in March, is reportedly accused of publishing fake news.

UK PM's office denies 'thigh squeeze' claim

Sep 29, 2019

Description:

Downing Street dismisses reports he grabbed a female journalist's thigh at a lunch in 1999 as "untrue".

No reason to probe Bidens: former Ukraine prosecutor

Sep 29, 2019

Description:

The ex-attorney general says Ukraine has no basis to investigate President Trump's rival Joe Biden.

WSL goals, including James' first Man Utd goal & Miedema's strike for Arsenal

Sep 29, 2019

Description:

Watch four great goals from this weekend's Women's Super League fixtures, including teenager Lauren James' first goal for Manchester United.

'Scotland must either front up or get ready to go home from World Cup'

Sep 29, 2019

Description:

Gregor Townsend and Scotland face a "monumental" moment as they prepare to play Samoa in the Rugby World Cup, suggests BBC Scotland's chief sportswriter Tom English.

Zantac: CVS latest to suspend heartburn drug over cancer fears

Sep 29, 2019

Description:

CVS pharmacies become the latest to withdraw Zantac, a drug being investigated for cancer links.

Nigerian 'torture house': Kaduna school was 'like hellfire'

Sep 29, 2019

Description:

Nearly 500 men and boys were rescued from a Nigerian school, where many were chained up and starved.

Saudi King Salman's bodyguard shot dead by friend

Sep 29, 2019

Description:

Gen Abdel Aziz al-Fagham was involved in a row with a friend who killed him at a house in Jeddah.

Kelsea Ballerini on disco balls, ugly tears and stolen luggage

Sep 28, 2019

Description:

The country star spills the beans on her third album and the celebrity who stole her backpack.

The awfulness - and awesomeness - of being short

Sep 28, 2019

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For men, being tall is considered desirable, but one man has come to embrace his height - or lack of it.

World War Two: 'I discovered my eldest sister was my mother'

Sep 28, 2019

Description:

Albert Gilmour learned his father was an American GI based in Northern Ireland during World War Two.

Organ donation: The phone call that changed Lilly's life

Sep 28, 2019

Description:

Lilly Kendall had been planning her funeral aged 11 - before an organ donor saved her life.

Why much of the internet is closed off to blind people

Sep 28, 2019

Description:

Retailers are struggling to make their products accessible, and customers are taking them to court.

Italian chef arrested over cannabis 'was testing new flavours’

Sep 28, 2019

Description:

Sicilian chef Carmelo Chiaramonte tells police the drug is for researching “new flavours”.

We are Stoke-on-Trent: 'Debt was a circle I could not get out of'

Sep 27, 2019

Description:

Stoke-on-Trent has the highest rate of insolvency in England and Wales - how can this be tackled?

What do we know about Bidens in Ukraine?

Sep 26, 2019

Description:

Donald Trump asked Ukraine's president to investigate his rival Joe Biden. What are the allegations?

Your pictures on the theme of 'tiny things'

Sep 26, 2019

Description:

Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week it is "tiny things".

Canada's Green Party edits photo of leader holding single-use cup

Sep 26, 2019

Description:

Elizabeth May was "shocked" to see the image, saying it was manipulated without her knowledge.

Lisa Li: Angry landlord exposes online star's 'double life'

Sep 26, 2019

Description:

The Chinese star Lisa Li's life of travel, parties, and fine dining was not everything it seemed.

Labradoodle creator says it's his 'life's regret'

Sep 25, 2019

Description:

'They're crazy' - the man who created the labradoodle says it's a huge regret.

Beijing Daxing: China's huge new 'starfish' airport opens its doors

Sep 25, 2019

Description:

The Beijing Daxing International Airport spans 700,000 square metres - or 98 football fields.

Democrats and Trump: What does it take to impeach a president?

Sep 24, 2019

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US Democrats have opened a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump over claims that he sought political help from Ukraine.

Pea power: Can the humble crop save the planet?

Sep 23, 2019

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There has been a scramble to produce protein from peas, but can it really help solve environmental problems?

Jimmy Peters: England's first black rugby union international

Sep 23, 2019

Description:

The remarkable life of Jimmy Peters, England's first black rugby player, is remembered in a BBC documentary.

Displaced people: Why are more fleeing home than ever before?

Sep 23, 2019

Description:

The number of people uprooted across the globe stands at a record 71 million. Why are so many on the move?

The Kabul market that sells birds from around the world

Sep 23, 2019

Description:

The Ka Faroshi market sells birds from around the world - but times are hard and prices are falling.

A football fan explores the dark side of sports betting in Africa

Sep 23, 2019

Description:

What happens when global companies target some of the poorest and most vulnerable people on the continent?

Israeli elections: Netanyahu and Gantz take 'significant step' towards deal

Sep 23, 2019

Description:

PM Benjamin Netanyahu and his main opponent Benny Gantz held talks after inconclusive elections.

Best Fifa Football Awards 2019: Megan Rapinoe wins ahead of Lucy Bronze and Alex Morgan

Sep 23, 2019

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Megan Rapinoe wins the women's player award at the Best Fifa Football Awards, ahead of fellow American Alex Morgan and England's Lucy Bronze.

Boeing to pay bereaved 737 families $144,500 each

Sep 23, 2019

Description:

The financial assistance fund Boeing set up after the crashes has started accepting claims.

Russia faces ban from all major sports events - Wada

Sep 23, 2019

Description:

Russia faces a ban from all major sporting events over "discrepancies" in a lab database, the World Anti-Doping Agency warns.

US policeman suspended for arresting two six-year-olds

Sep 23, 2019

Description:

A six-year-old girl was handcuffed and charged with battery, her grandmother told US media.

Snopes: How do you survive 25 years debunking fake news?

Sep 23, 2019

Description:

Snopes has been investigating folklore, urban legends and fake news for a quarter of a century.

Messi and Klopp take top men's prizes at Best Fifa Awards

Sep 23, 2019

Description:

Barcelona's Lionel Messi wins the men's player prize at the Best Fifa Football Awards ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and Virgil van Dijk.

Model stages silent protest on Gucci catwalk over 'straitjacket' designs

Sep 23, 2019

Description:

Ayesha Tan-Jones wrote a message on their hands to protest against 'straitjacket' designs.

What is the United Nations and what does it do?

Sep 23, 2019

Description:

World leaders meet at this week's UN General Assembly, but what goes on there and will they discuss?

'Toilet trouble' for Narendra Modi and Bill Gates

Sep 23, 2019

Description:

Why has an award honouring India's PM for building toilets for the poor become controversial?

Letter from Africa: Why Nigeria's internet scammers are 'role models'

Sep 23, 2019

Description:

Educated youths have become involved in cyber crime after seeing uneducated scammers get rich.

Trump Ukraine call: What's this story all about?

Sep 23, 2019

Description:

There's a new political controversy in the US - it's complex but we break it down into bite-sized chunks.

Rapinoe wins Fifa Award - watch all her golden boot goals from the World Cup

Sep 23, 2019

Description:

USA striker Megan Rapinoe wins the Women's World Cup Golden Boot after finishing the tournament with six goals and three assists.

Wales forecast good after stormy Rugby World Cup start

Sep 23, 2019

Description:

Wales' preparations for their opening World Cup game were far from tranquil but six tries and five points claimed against Georgia keep them on track.

Jarrett William Smith: US soldier 'discussed bombing news network'

Sep 23, 2019

Description:

The 24-year-old infantryman also allegedly mentioned Beto O'Rourke as a potential target.

Labour leader wins party backing in Brexit vote

Sep 23, 2019

Description:

Members at the party's annual conference vote against a motion which would have called for Remain backing at an election.

Egypt protests: 'Hundreds held' after rare anti-government unrest

Sep 23, 2019

Description:

Protests against alleged government corruption erupted in Cairo and other cities over the weekend.

Thomas Cook customers to fly home after firm collapses

Sep 23, 2019

Description:

The first flights bringing holidaymakers home to the UK land amid some reports of disruption.

Dropped Bairstow 'will come back a better player' - selector Smith

Sep 23, 2019

Description:

Jonny Bairstow is left out of England's squad for the Tests in New Zealand, while uncapped quartet Matthew Parkinson, Dom Sibley, Zak Crawley and Saqib Mahmood are called up.

Road World Championships: Italy's Antonio Tiberi wins men's junior time trial

Sep 23, 2019

Description:

Watch Antonio Tiberi's disastrous start as the Italian is forced to change bikes then gets stuck behind a car before claiming gold in the men's junior time trial at the Road World Championships.

Ferrari will be 'very hard to beat' in 2019 - Hamilton

Sep 23, 2019

Description:

Britain's five-time world champion Lewis Hamilton says Ferrari will be tough to beat for the rest of the season.

Greta Thunberg: 'Leaders failed us on climate change'

Sep 23, 2019

Description:

The Swedish teenage activist makes an emotional plea at a special UN climate summit in New York.

Harry and Meghan dance in South Africa

Sep 23, 2019

Description:

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex joined in after arriving on their first overseas tour with their son.

'Revolutionary' new class of cancer drugs approved

Sep 23, 2019

Description:

The drugs can attack a range of cancers, rather than those in just one part of the body.

Thomas Cook: What went wrong at the holiday firm?

Sep 23, 2019

Description:

The travel giant failed to raise money to secure its future after three profit warnings in a year.

New York Giants beat Tampa Bay Buccaneers thanks to missed field goal

Sep 23, 2019

Description:

Watch the wild celebrations as the New York Giants beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 32-31 thanks to a missed field goal attempt in the final second.

Indonesia haze causes sky to turn blood red

Sep 23, 2019

Description:

Pictures and videos of the phenomenon went viral on social media over the weekend.

Emmy Awards 2019: The red carpet looks in pictures

Sep 22, 2019

Description:

The glitz, the glamour and the glitter ahead of this year's ceremony.

The detained children of Kashmir

Sep 22, 2019

Description:

Several families allege that children are being illegally detained in Indian-administered Kashmir.

Warli tribe: 'We are India's soul, don't kill us'

Sep 21, 2019

Description:

An artist paints the story of one ancient tribe's fight against industrialisation in India.

Saudi Arabia oil attacks: A look at the damage

Sep 21, 2019

Description:

After attacks against the country's oil infrastructure, the BBC's Frank Gardner surveys the damage.

BBC Briefing on energy: how do I use it?

Sep 19, 2019

Description:

Your downloadable guide to the UK's energy system and why it must change to meet climate pledges.

Napoli score two late goals to beat Champions League holders Liverpool

Sep 17, 2019

Description:

Dries Mertens' penalty and a late Fernando Llorente goal condemned Liverpool to defeat in their Group E Champions League opener against Napoli.

Barkley misses late penalty as Chelsea lose at home to Valencia

Sep 17, 2019

Description:

Substitute Ross Barkley misses a late penalty as Chelsea open their Champions League campaign by losing at home to Valencia.

Cokie Roberts: US tributes flow for 'trusted voice'

Sep 17, 2019

Description:

Roberts was celebrated US journalist, who covered American politics for more than 40 years.

Afghanistan war: Taliban tell Trump their 'doors are open'

Sep 17, 2019

Description:

Negotiations remain the "only" path to peace, a top Taliban official tells the BBC's Lyse Doucet.

Spain to hold fourth election in four years

Sep 17, 2019

Description:

Acting Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez announces November poll, after failing to win rivals' support.

How one pilot survived WW2's biggest airborne operation

Sep 17, 2019

Description:

Jim Hooper was one of thousands captured by German troops in the Battle of Arnhem.

Israel election result too close to call - exit polls

Sep 17, 2019

Description:

Exit polls suggest there will be no clear winner in the country's second election in five months.

Saudi oil attacks: Drones and missiles launched from Iran - US

Sep 17, 2019

Description:

Drones and missiles that targeted oil facilities were fired from southern Iran, US officials say.

The 'brown girls' out to conquer Instagram

Sep 17, 2019

Description:

South Asian women are proudly taking ownership of their identities on social media

Row over parliament hits Britain's top court

Sep 17, 2019

Description:

The Supreme Court hears competing arguments about the legality of the PM's decision to suspend Parliament.

Afghanistan war: Taliban bombs election rally and Kabul square

Sep 17, 2019

Description:

One of the attacks was on an election rally where President Ashraf Ghani was due to speak.

'Country stands behind Stokes' over row with The Sun - cricket chief

Sep 17, 2019

Description:

England cricketer Ben Stokes has the support of "the whole sport and the country" after criticising The Sun over a story it ran about his family, a leading cricket chief says.

Bridal party delivers aid to Hurricane Dorian-hit Bahamas

Sep 17, 2019

Description:

Rikki Kahley and her friends brought 40 suitcases of donated items to the ravaged archipelago.

Cameron Ortis: Trudeau reassures allies amid alleged spying case

Sep 17, 2019

Description:

The prime minister's remarks come after the arrest of senior RCMP intelligence official last week.

Brad Pitt speaks with astronaut from Nasa headquarters

Sep 17, 2019

Description:

Actor Brad Pitt questions astronaut Nick Hague about life on the International Space Station.

Russia holds 80 North Koreans on 'poaching' boats

Sep 17, 2019

Description:

Three Russian border guards were reportedly wounded in a clash before the vessels were seized.

'Don't eat the hibiscus' - what's it like to play rugby in Japan?

Sep 17, 2019

Description:

Former Australian wing Nick Cummins discusses his two years in Japanese club rugby - including hibiscus eating, face bleaching and the delights of drinking sake.

North Carolina cheerleaders warned for pro-Trump display

Sep 17, 2019

Description:

The banner was held up during an American football game but the school bars political endorsements.

Paul Whelan: Former US marine alleges set-up in Russia spy case

Sep 17, 2019

Description:

Paul Whelan, also a UK citizen, tells the BBC a Russian friend put a flash drive in his pocket in 2018.

Sea views: Capturing British maritime life

Sep 17, 2019

Description:

Winners of the Shipwrecked Mariners' Society photographic competition.

Sarah Thomas on swimming English Channel four times non-stop

Sep 17, 2019

Description:

American woman Sarah Thomas has become the first person to swim the English Channel four times non-stop.

Juventus revolution: Could the 23-year wait for Champions League glory be over?

Sep 17, 2019

Description:

BBC Sport travels to Turin, to find out whether a revolution at Juventus can lead to the "holy grail" of Champions League glory after losing five finals in the past 23 years.

Families fight against toxic dust from Italy's Ilva steelworks

Sep 17, 2019

Description:

A steel plant in Taranto moves to tackle pollution, but locals say it is too little, too late.

Does fat shaming help people lose weight?

Sep 17, 2019

Description:

Fat chance - the evidence says fat shaming is more likely to lead people to put on weight.

Hong Kong: Looking back at 100 days of protests

Sep 17, 2019

Description:

How a controversial extradition bill with China sparked months of violent protest.

World's biggest amphibian 'discovered' in museum

Sep 17, 2019

Description:

DNA from historical museum specimens may help save the giant salamander from extinction in the wild.

Algeria protests: how disinformation spread on social media

Sep 16, 2019

Description:

How social media became an information battleground for anti-government protesters and Algeria's rulers.

Meet Me in the Bathroom: New York was 'a safe space for debauchery'

Sep 16, 2019

Description:

A new art show brings the influential noughties New York post-punk scene to life in all its filthy glory.

‘Having a visible difference won’t stop me travelling’

Sep 16, 2019

Description:

Despite experiencing some prejudice, Tulsi Vagjiani says she is determined to travel with an open mind.

Canada election: Is Justin Trudeau in trouble?

Sep 16, 2019

Description:

The election campaign is expected to be a tough battle for the prime minister seeking a second term.

Saudi oil attacks: Why does the US hide oil underground?

Sep 16, 2019

Description:

More than 640 million barrels of oil are currently sitting in caves under Texas and Louisiana. Why?

Edward Snowden expresses wish to return home to the US

Sep 16, 2019

Description:

US whistle-blower Edward Snowden said he won't get a fair trial if he returns home to the US.

Gladys Liu: The row over a trailblazing Chinese-Australian MP

Sep 16, 2019

Description:

Gladys Liu faces loyalty questions - but some say she is the victim of "xenophobic paranoia".

Pokemon: 'Ash Ketchum failing for 22 years taught me being a loser is OK'

Sep 16, 2019

Description:

The world's most popular Pokemon trainer, Ash Ketchum, achieves the goal he set for himself in 1997.

In numbers: Sackler family, Purdue Pharma and the US opioid crisis

Sep 16, 2019

Description:

The controversial Sackler family has filed for bankruptcy, amid lawsuits from 2,600 plantiffs.

Why Saudi Arabia and Iran are bitter rivals

Sep 16, 2019

Description:

The two Middle Eastern powers have long been rivals but recently it all got a lot more tense.

Hurricane Dorian: Bahamas lists 2,500 people as missing

Sep 11, 2019

Description:

Emergency officials caution that the names have not yet been checked against those in shelters.

Kang ‘expecting boos’ at Solheim Cup but Hull says Europe fans will be ‘respectful’

Sep 11, 2019

Description:

Europe's Charley Hull feels home fans will "warmly welcome" the United States in the Solheim Cup after Danielle Kang says she expects to be booed.

House collapses in Rugby in middle of night

Sep 11, 2019

Description:

The gable end of the house fell away, leaving rooms exposed and debris across the street.

Water found for first time on potentially habitable planet

Sep 11, 2019

Description:

Astronomers discover water in the atmosphere of a "habitable" planet orbiting a distant star.

England 'must build for next Ashes' - Root

Sep 11, 2019

Description:

Captain Joe Root says England must build towards winning the Ashes in Australia in 2021-22 after failing to regain the urn this summer.

PM Justin Trudeau calls Canadian general election for 21 October

Sep 11, 2019

Description:

Justin Trudeau could be facing a tough re-election campaign as he seeks a second term in office.

Indian man, 32, caught impersonating 81-year-old to board US flight

Sep 11, 2019

Description:

The man, 32, disguised himself with a dyed white beard, large glasses and a wheelchair.

California church leaders 'used homeless as forced labour'

Sep 11, 2019

Description:

The victims were locked in homes with windows nailed shut and denied food and medicine, say officials.

From Real Madrid to the Dutch third tier - 'playboy' Drenthe has no regrets

Sep 11, 2019

Description:

A playboy career that failed to reach its potential or misunderstood family man? Royston Drenthe on his time in football.

'Justice for Victoria': Toddler testifies in Myanmar 'nursery rape' case

Sep 11, 2019

Description:

The case has caused outrage and protesters have been demanding justice for the three-year-old.

Five things to know about Canada's general election

Sep 11, 2019

Description:

Will Canadians give Justin Trudeau a second chance when they head to the polls on 21 October?

Tyson Fury: 'Nothing's going to bring me down' - how he found happiness again

Sep 11, 2019

Description:

As Tyson Fury prepares to face Otto Wallin in Las Vegas the former heavyweight champion tells BBC Radio 5 Live boxing pundit Steve Bunce that he has found true happiness within himself.

Robert Mugabe's body arrives home from Singapore

Sep 11, 2019

Description:

Zimbabwe's ousted strongman will have a state funeral but his burial place remains in doubt.

Arda Turan: Barcelona player gets suspended sentence for firing gun in hospital

Sep 11, 2019

Description:

Arda Turan gets a suspended sentence for firing a gun in a hospital following a fight with a singer.

French company liable after employee dies during sex on business trip

Sep 11, 2019

Description:

The French firm must pay compensation after the man had a heart attack during sex with a stranger.

UK parliamentary suspension ruled 'unlawful'

Sep 11, 2019

Description:

Scotland's highest court says Boris Johnson, in effect, misled the Queen over the move.

Australia fires: Bodycam footage shows Queensland evacuations

Sep 11, 2019

Description:

The fire season has started earlier than expected, with over 160 fires reported in the east of the country.

'I almost regret coming to the UK to study'

Sep 11, 2019

Description:

Overseas students can now stay in the UK for two years after graduating but not everyone benefits.

Dutch euthanasia case: Doctor acted in interest of patient, court rules

Sep 11, 2019

Description:

Prosecutors argued that a dementia patient euthanised in 2016 had not been asked to verify her wish.

Kenyan schoolgirl takes her own life after 'period shaming'

Sep 11, 2019

Description:

Kenyan police investigate amid claims that a teacher humiliated the girl for staining her uniform.

John Bolton's legacy: World media hot-spots offer their judgement

Sep 11, 2019

Description:

What do media from America's global hot-spots make of John Bolton's legacy?

Arab nations condemn Netanyahu's Jordan Valley annexation plan

Sep 11, 2019

Description:

An Israeli vow to apply sovereignty to part of the West Bank is described as a "dangerous development".

Are Uber and millennials behind India's car slump?

Sep 11, 2019

Description:

Indian finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said millennials were not buying cars as they preferred Uber.

'1,400-year-old cemetery' uncovered in Scotland

Sep 11, 2019

Description:

Archaeologists believe they have excavated potentially one of Scotland's biggest Pictish burial grounds.

Tyson Fury v Otto Wallin: The team behind Fury's transformation, in body and mind

Sep 11, 2019

Description:

If the Deontay Wilder fight was "a roll of the dice", the 2019 model Tyson Fury is fitter in body and mind. But his training team still don't look too far ahead.

MOTDx: Chelcee Grimes & Jay Hines rank the 2019-20 Premier League kits

Sep 11, 2019

Description:

Chelcee Grimes and stylist Jay Hines run the rule over the Premier League kits for the 2019-20 season. Which kit will be crowned the league's best and which deserves to go down?

Pope Francis in Africa: Five things we learned

Sep 11, 2019

Description:

Pope Francis drew huge crowds during his visit to Africa. What can we learn from his trip?

Are voters biased against women candidates?

Sep 11, 2019

Description:

In a US presidential election with a historic number of women running, are biases at play?

'Everyone said I was crazy': the black ballet pioneers

Sep 11, 2019

Description:

The Dance Theatre of Harlem launched in 1969

Can solar power shake up the energy market?

Sep 10, 2019

Description:

The falling cost of solar power is helping it to disrupt the global energy market.

How to recover a lost Michelin star

Sep 10, 2019

Description:

Restaurant owner David Moore says "don't ruin the business while chasing Michelin stars".

What happens if you fall asleep in a self-driving car?

Sep 10, 2019

Description:

If you fall asleep in a self-driving car, it will try to wake you - then stop, which could be in the fast lane. Thatcham Research wants regulation to prevent this danger.

iPhone 11 Pro: Hands-on with Apple's new devices

Sep 10, 2019

Description:

The BBC's Dave Lee tries out a slow-motion selfie on the iPhone 11.

What happens when an ambassador is summoned?

Sep 10, 2019

Description:

Barely a week goes by without an ambassador somewhere being summoned. But what does this mean?

New EU Commission team enshrines gender equality

Sep 10, 2019

Description:

Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen names most gender-diverse executive team in the bloc's history.

The day the dinosaurs' world fell apart

Sep 10, 2019

Description:

Scientists reconstruct the seconds, minutes and hours following the dino-killing asteroid impact.

Moscow rap becomes most-disliked Russian YouTube video

Sep 10, 2019

Description:

A rap song in praise of Moscow becomes the most-disliked Russian video on YouTube before its removal.

Britney Spears' father relieved of guardianship

Sep 10, 2019

Description:

A judge approves Jamie Spears' request to be relieved of his role as the guardian of Britney's affairs.

'It will be OK': The amputees helping each other

Sep 9, 2019

Description:

When Lisa became an amputee, she noticed the lack of support for amputees. She decided to do something about it.

Viewpoint: Was CIA ‘too white’ to spot 9/11 clues?

Sep 9, 2019

Description:

The CIA failed to stop 9/11. But the reason why is a problem extending beyond the intelligence community.

The Tokyo rugby club keeping elderly players healthy

Sep 9, 2019

Description:

Tokyo's Fuwaku rugby club has three players over the age of 90.

The teacher getting child workers back to school

Sep 9, 2019

Description:

Rani Bhati is a teacher getting children who have left school back into mainstream education.

New Jersey man posed as soldier in dating site scam - prosecutors

Sep 5, 2019

Description:

The suspect posted photos online bragging about his wealth and posing with wads of cash.

Loch Ness Monster may be a giant eel, say scientists

Sep 5, 2019

Description:

A DNA study rules out suggestions that "Nessie" is a prehistoric reptile or a shark.

Kohistan video murders: Three guilty in 'honour killing' blood feud

Sep 5, 2019

Description:

They are relatives of a group of Pakistani women killed after being filmed singing at a wedding.

British PM's brother quits politics amid Brexit row

Sep 5, 2019

Description:

Jo Johnson, younger brother of Boris Johnson, says he's "torn between family and national interest".

MH17 Ukraine plane crash: 'Key witness' released

Sep 5, 2019

Description:

A Ukrainian court releases a potentially key witness to the downing of the Malaysian airliner MH17.

Blanca Fernández Ochoa: Spain's missing Winter Olympic medallist found dead

Sep 5, 2019

Description:

Blanca Fernández Ochoa's body was found in a mountainous area near Madrid after days of searching.

Ashes: Steve Smith reprieved after Jack Leach no-ball

Sep 5, 2019

Description:

Australia's key man Steve Smith edges to Ben Stokes at slip on 118 but is given a reprieve when replays show that the delivery from Jack Leach is a front-foot no-ball.

'What they write means nothing' - Bale hits back at critics

Sep 5, 2019

Description:

Real Madrid star Gareth Bale says his critics do not know what they are talking about.

Iran nuclear deal: Tehran to develop centrifuges for uranium enrichment

Sep 5, 2019

Description:

It will lift limits imposed by a 2015 deal on its development of centrifuges used to enrich uranium.

Afghanistan violence: Car bomb attack in Kabul kills 10

Sep 5, 2019

Description:

The latest attack highlights fears that US talks with the Taliban will not end the violence.

Tyrannosaurus rex had 'air-con' in its head

Sep 5, 2019

Description:

Two holes in the mighty predator's head may have helped it lose heat, according to scientists.

Smiles as Princess Charlotte starts school

Sep 5, 2019

Description:

The princess is "very excited" about her first day, the Duke of Cambridge says as he drops her off.

Best Fifa Football Awards: Premier League receives most nominations for World11 team

Sep 5, 2019

Description:

The Premier League has the largest number of nominations for the Fifa Fifpro Men's World11 for the first time in 10 years.

French rooster Maurice wins battle over noise with neighbours

Sep 5, 2019

Description:

The cockerel ruffled the feathers of some of his neighbours on the French island of Oléron.

Honduras ex-first lady bought jewellery with public funds

Sep 5, 2019

Description:

Honduras's ex-first lady bought jewellery using public funds assigned to buy shoes for poor children.

How a Hitler bust was found under French Senate

Sep 5, 2019

Description:

For 75 years the French Senate has kept an embarrassing World War Two secret.

Watch: Archer drops key man Smith on 65

Sep 5, 2019

Description:

Jofra Archer drops Australia's key man Steve Smith on 65 on day two of the fourth Ashes Test at Old Trafford.

Hurricane Dorian lashes US as Bahamas counts cost

Sep 5, 2019

Description:

Life-threatening US storm surges are feared, as rescue work continues in the devastated Bahamas.

Rugby World Cup warm-up: Rhys Patchell starts at fly-half for Wales against Ireland

Sep 5, 2019

Description:

Rhys Patchell will start at fly-half in Wales' final World Cup warm-up game, against Ireland in Dublin on Saturday.

Mystery surrounds lost German sea data station

Sep 5, 2019

Description:

A massive environmental monitoring unit on the seabed vanishes, baffling German experts.

Vegans and vegetarians may have higher stroke risk

Sep 5, 2019

Description:

However, the benefits to the heart seem to outweigh the risks to the brain.

In pictures: How Dorian devastated the Bahamas

Sep 5, 2019

Description:

How the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama suffered as the category five hurricane struck.

Article 370: The weddings 'ruined' by Kashmir's lockdown

Sep 5, 2019

Description:

Indian-administered Kashmir is under a security crackdown after it was stripped of its special status.

Williams wary of 'fighter' Svitolina in US Open semi-finals

Sep 5, 2019

Description:

Serena Williams says she "has to do everything well" to win her US Open semi-final against Elina Svitolina.

Paul McCartney on being a 'Grandude' children's author

Sep 5, 2019

Description:

The Beatles legend talks about writing a story book inspired by his grandchildren.

The 'OK' hand gesture that's rattled China's authorities

Sep 5, 2019

Description:

Why an "OK" hand gesture by a girl in a widely-shared video has rattled China's authorities.

Why phones that secretly listen to us are a myth

Sep 5, 2019

Description:

A mobile security firm carries out a research investigation to test the popular conspiracy theory.

The love letters returned after 70 years thanks to Facebook romantics

Sep 5, 2019

Description:

Well-wishers on Facebook turned detective to return the letters to the teenage sweethearts.

The priest who survived the siege of Marawi

Sep 5, 2019

Description:

A priest held hostage by Islamists in the Philippines endured four months under bombardment. Then he escaped.

The mixed children Belgium took from their mothers under colonial rule

Sep 5, 2019

Description:

Luc Van Damme was two when taken from his Rwandan mother under a colonial ban on mixed families.

Greenland: 'It's scary to see the ice melting'

Sep 4, 2019

Description:

Greenlanders talk about the impact of their country's giant ice sheet melting and what they can do about it.

'Treated like animals' by slavery gang

Sep 4, 2019

Description:

A gang that lured victims from Poland to the UK is believed to have enslaved around 300 people.

Families mourn victims of California boat-fire

Sep 4, 2019

Description:

Family and friends mourn those lost in California dive-boat fire.

A black bear takes a nap in hotel bathroom

Sep 4, 2019

Description:

A bear climbed through a window to take a nap in a hotel bathroom in Big Sky, Montana.

Top models: Images by fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh

Sep 4, 2019

Description:

The German fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh dies aged 74.

In pictures: The ancient ballgame making a comeback

Sep 4, 2019

Description:

Five centuries after the game was banned by the Spanish conquistadors, young Mexicans revive ulama.

AEW: Chris Jericho reports wrestling title belt stolen

Sep 4, 2019

Description:

Pro wrestler Chris Jericho files police report claiming his new AEW world title belt is stolen.

Hong Kong protests: How Zara became the new target of Chinese anger

Sep 4, 2019

Description:

Thousands called for a Zara boycott after the retailer was accused of supporting Hong Kong protests.

US Open 2019: Johanna Konta beats Zhang Shuai to reach fourth round

Aug 30, 2019

Description:

British number one Johanna Konta is in devastating form as she beats China's Zhang Shuai to reach the US Open fourth round.

Tetra Pak billionaire Hans Rausing dies at 93

Aug 30, 2019

Description:

The packaging giant's driving force will also be remembered for his philanthropy, his family says.

'He can't say that' - Lukaku hits back at Neville, talks Man Utd, Solskjaer & Sanchez

Aug 30, 2019

Description:

Romelu Lukaku hits back at criticism from Gary Neville by saying he should "never say I am unprofessional".

Williams safely through to fourth round at US Open

Aug 30, 2019

Description:

Serena Williams books her place in the US Open fourth round with a comfortable victory over Karolina Muchova.

Anderson out of rest of Ashes as England recall Overton

Aug 30, 2019

Description:

England's leading Test wicket-taker James Anderson will play no further part in the Ashes against Australia because of a calf injury.

Dorian strengthens to major category 3 hurricane

Aug 30, 2019

Description:

Forecasters warn that Dorian could be Florida's most powerful storm since Hurricane Andrew in 1992.

Hong Kong activists arrested: Joshua Wong and others charged

Aug 30, 2019

Description:

Organisers call off a new protest march scheduled for Saturday after the authorities ban it.

Britain's Evans beaten by Federer masterclass at US Open

Aug 30, 2019

Description:

British number two Dan Evans is outclassed as Swiss great Roger Federer rediscovers his best form to ease into the US Open fourth round.

Roman Polanski film premieres at Venice amid controversy

Aug 30, 2019

Description:

An Officer And A Spy was screened in competition, despite concerns from the jury president.

Man who stole $50 to be freed after 36 years in US jail

Aug 30, 2019

Description:

Alvin Kennard was sentenced to life without parole in 1983 for robbing a bakery with a knife.

Syria war: Russia announces ceasefire in Idlib rebel stronghold

Aug 30, 2019

Description:

Russia says Syrian forces will begin a unilateral ceasefire on Saturday morning, as thousands flee.

Napoleon Bonaparte: St Helena seeks impersonator for bicentenary

Aug 30, 2019

Description:

Tourism officials are looking for a "well presented" male to play the role of the French emperor.

No-deal Brexit 'more likely if MPs try to block it'

Aug 30, 2019

Description:

The PM says the way to get a Brexit agreement is to stop the EU thinking MPs are going to block no deal.

Madeleine Westerhout: White House aide fired after leaks on Trump family

Aug 30, 2019

Description:

Madeleine Westerhout had been Mr Trump's personal assistant since the first day of his presidency.

Simone Biles' brother Tevin Biles-Thomas charged with murder

Aug 30, 2019

Description:

Tevin Biles-Thomas, brother of gymnast Simone Biles, is charged in connection with three murders.

Amazon fires: The tragic couple who died protecting their home

Aug 30, 2019

Description:

Eidi and Romildo died while protecting their home as fires swept through the Brazilian Amazon.

Can no-deal Brexit be stopped?

Aug 30, 2019

Description:

What ways - if any - do MPs and lawyers have of preventing the UK leaving the EU without a deal on 31 October?

Great Barrier Reef outlook very poor, Australia says

Aug 30, 2019

Description:

A report downgrades the reef's long-term health from poor to very poor due to climate change.

Prince Andrew and Jeffrey Epstein: What we know and what we don't

Aug 30, 2019

Description:

The BBC royal correspondent breaks down Prince Andrew and Jeffrey Epstein's controversial friendship.

The Vagina Bible adverts blocked by social media

Aug 30, 2019

Description:

Social media ads for a doctor's book were denied for 'promoting adult sexual products'.

Has President Trump's trade war cost China three million jobs?

Aug 29, 2019

Description:

President Trump says that China has lost at least three million jobs - is this true?

'I would not have kept the baby': Fighting depression in pregnancy

Aug 29, 2019

Description:

Where millions live without access to a psychiatrist, one innovative scheme is trying to plug the gap.

Carpenter's hand reattached by surgeons after saw accident

Aug 29, 2019

Description:

Anthony Lelliott's hand was left hanging by skin and bone as he cut floorboards with a circular saw.

Africa's week in pictures: 23-29 August 2019

Aug 29, 2019

Description:

A selection of the week's best photos from across the continent.

Fuse ODG: 'Why we must reject narratives portraying Africans as inferior'

Aug 29, 2019

Description:

Ghanaian Afrobeat star Fuse ODG says Africans must reject narratives portraying them as 'inferior'.

Quiz of the week: What fuelled Stokes' fairytale innings?

Aug 29, 2019

Description:

Have you been paying attention to what's been going on over the past seven days?

Moscow protests: Students fighting for democracy in Russia

Aug 29, 2019

Description:

Hundreds have been arrested, now student are filling courtrooms for crash courses in Russia's legal system.

Mexico missing: The city where 'you can feel the fear'

Aug 29, 2019

Description:

With gangs using private homes to dispose of bodies, the search for the missing is getting harder.

'Beaten and tortured' by the Indian army

Aug 29, 2019

Description:

Some villagers in Indian-administered Kashmir allege they were beaten by the Indian army.

How do blind people enjoy the Mona Lisa?

Aug 29, 2019

Description:

Museums do not allow people to touch the Mona Lisa or any Van Gogh paintings. With tactile art now you can.

Netflix's The Dark Crystal prequel: What you need to know

Aug 29, 2019

Description:

Netflix's prequel is here - you'll want a guide to bring you up to speed on the classic 80s fantasy.

3D scanners could end UK airport liquid restrictions

Aug 25, 2019

Description:

Airports must introduce 3D baggage screening before the end of 2022, the government announces.

'There was no hope': Treatable disease often mistaken for Alzheimer's

Aug 24, 2019

Description:

Normal pressure hydrocephalus, which causes mobility and memory issues, can be mistaken for dementia.

Changing places: Why countries decide to move their capitals

Aug 24, 2019

Description:

Indonesia is the latest country to embark on moving its capital city. Here are some other examples.

Zimbabwe: Is it worse off than under former President Mugabe?

Aug 24, 2019

Description:

The opposition in Zimbabwe says things are worse than under former leader Robert Mugabe - it it right?

Imran Khan: A year facing Pakistan’s harsh realities

Aug 24, 2019

Description:

Pakistan's cricketer-turned-PM has had success abroad but struggled at home during a tough year in office.

Is the US still Asia's only military superpower?

Aug 24, 2019

Description:

A report finds the US' defence strategy in the Indo-Pacific region is close to a crisis.

Instagram influencers: Have we stopped believing?

Aug 24, 2019

Description:

Instagrammer Tiffany Mitchell has been forced to deny faking a road crash for likes.

Unlocking the secrets of 'orphaned' old camera film rolls

Aug 24, 2019

Description:

The Rescued Film Project aims to develop all the world's unprocessed camera film.

The 'gravity bikers' risking death for thrills in Colombia.

Aug 24, 2019

Description:

Young men from poor neighbourhoods of Medellín, Colombia, risk their lives riding specially-adapted pushbikes down perilous mountain roads.

Migrant workers 'exploited' in Japan

Aug 24, 2019

Description:

International brands accused of 'exploiting' workers in Japan

Six people injured after lightning strike

Aug 24, 2019

Description:

Six people are injured as lightning strikes hit a tree at the season-ending Tour Championship in Atlanta.

Christian Coleman charged under anti-doping rules

Aug 24, 2019

Description:

American sprinter Christian Coleman is charged under anti-doping rules with missing three drugs tests, says the US Anti-Doping Agency.

UK PM: US must compromise to get UK trade deal

Aug 24, 2019

Description:

Boris Johnson will meet US President Donald Trump at the G7 summit in France on Sunday.

Salah double seals easy Liverpool win over Arsenal

Aug 24, 2019

Description:

Mohamed Salah scores twice as Liverpool sweep Arsenal aside with a dominant performance to maintain their 100% start to the season.

England not ready to win World Cup despite thrashing Ireland, says Jones

Aug 24, 2019

Description:

Coach Eddie Jones wars his England team that they are not ready to win the World Cup despite a record 57-15 win over Ireland.

Kovalev survives scare to stop Britain's Yarde in thriller

Aug 24, 2019

Description:

Russia's Sergey Kovalev comes through an eighth-round scare to defend his world title against Britain's Anthony Yarde.

'There is belief and excitement' - England can complete record chase & keep Ashes alive, says Denly

Aug 24, 2019

Description:

England are "in with a real shout" of completing their highest fourth-innings chase and beating Australia to level the Ashes, says batsman Joe Denly.

England 57-15 Ireland: All 10 tries in two minutes as England run riot against Ireland

Aug 24, 2019

Description:

Watch highlights as England produce a dominant performance and run in eight tries as they hammer Ireland 57-15 in the World Cup warm-up match at Twickenham.

South Africa seizes Air Tanzania plane in Johannesburg

Aug 24, 2019

Description:

A farmer claims the plane was impounded because Tanzania's government hasn't paid him compensation.

Ashes: Joe Root & Joe Denly give England a chance against Australia

Aug 24, 2019

Description:

Watch highlights as a 126-run partnership between Joe Root and Joe Denly leaves England 156-3 at the close of day three of the third Ashes Test, chasing 359 to beat Australia.

Australia end United States' 78-game basketball winning streak

Aug 24, 2019

Description:

United States suffer their first loss in 13 years after a shock defeat by Australia in a World Cup warm-up in Melbourne on Saturday.

Amazon fires: Fines for environmental crimes drop under Bolsonaro

Aug 24, 2019

Description:

The government is accused of ignoring illegal deforestation and burning in the Amazon.

Bangladesh 'to be tougher' on Rohingya refugees

Aug 24, 2019

Description:

Hundreds of thousands of people are in refugee camps after fleeing violence in Myanmar.

Prince Andrew: I did not suspect Epstein's behaviour

Aug 24, 2019

Description:

The prince says he wants to "clarify the facts" around his friendship with the late disgraced financier.

Brexit: Donald Tusk and Boris Johnson clash over who is 'Mr No Deal'

Aug 24, 2019

Description:

The European Council president and the PM will meet at the G7 summit on Sunday to discuss Brexit.

British Championships: Asher-Smith breaks Championship record

Aug 24, 2019

Description:

Dina Asher-Smith breaks her own British Championship record in the women's 100m with a run of 10.96 seconds.

Florida car-park killing: Gunman guilty as 'stand your ground' defence fails

Aug 24, 2019

Description:

Michael Drejka had claimed self-defence when shooting an unarmed man in a parking dispute.

Hong Kong police fire tear gas at protesters in fresh clashes

Aug 24, 2019

Description:

Police charge anti-government demonstrators, beating some with batons, in a 12th week of protests.

Amazon Fires: Why the rainforest helps fight climate change

Aug 24, 2019

Description:

Fires in the Amazon rainforest have prompted concern around the world.

Nasa said to be investigating first allegation of a crime in space

Aug 24, 2019

Description:

The space agency is reportedly looking into an allegation against astronaut Anne McClain.

'This is very scary': Greenlanders on Trump wanting to buy their island

Aug 23, 2019

Description:

"He's not even talking to Greenland - he's talking to Denmark about buying Greenland."

'Staying awake all night helped treat my depression'

Aug 23, 2019

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Doctors in Italy say that sleep deprivation therapy can help some patients with bipolar disorder.

What is the G7 summit and what does it do?

Aug 23, 2019

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This weekend's meeting in France brings together the heads of the world's leading economies.

Fleeing Idlib: 'It's doomsday'

Aug 23, 2019

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Thousands flee their homes as Syrian government forces push into the opposition's last stronghold.

Hong Kong's human chain protest against extradition bill

Aug 23, 2019

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Thousands of people held hands to form a human chain of peaceful protest against a suspended extradition bill.

Amazon rainforest fires: Ten readers' questions answered

Aug 23, 2019

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You had many questions about the fires burning through the Amazon. Here are some of the answers.

Han Sung-ok: Was this North Korean defector failed by the South?

Aug 23, 2019

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The lonely death of Han Sung-ok and her son, possibly by starvation, has South Korea asking "if only"...

Your pictures on the theme of 'summer streets'

Aug 22, 2019

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Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week it is "summer streets".

What is 'blobology' and how is it transforming biology?

Aug 21, 2019

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Spectacular images from a new microscope spark a "revolution" in biology

Khachaturyan sisters who killed father touch Russian hearts

Aug 21, 2019

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The case of the teenage Khachaturyan sisters stirs Russian anger over domestic abuse.

The DMZ 'gardening job' that almost sparked a war

Aug 21, 2019

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In 1976, North Koreans killed two US officers in the DMZ over a tree, sparking a huge military gardening operation.

The mystery photos of a 1957 gay wedding

Aug 20, 2019

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Who are the two grooms in these wedding photos? Filmmakers are trying to find out, 60 years later.

Jonathan Dick: Australian 'most wanted' murder suspect captured

Aug 19, 2019

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Police allege Jonathan Dick killed his brother with a sword at a busy shopping centre in 2017.

US man arrested over alleged threat to Ohio Jewish centre

Aug 19, 2019

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James Reardon had weapons and white nationalist material at his Ohio home, police said.

Hong Kong protests: Huge crowds rally peacefully

Aug 19, 2019

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Organisers say 1.7 million people joined a pro-democracy protest, while police gave a lower figure.

Iran tanker row: Detained ship sets sail from Gibraltar

Aug 19, 2019

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The ship heads into the Mediterranean after Gibraltar rejected a US request to again seize it.

Prince Andrew 'appalled' by Jeffrey Epstein's sex abuse claims

Aug 19, 2019

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The duke says any suggestion he would "condone or participate in" exploitation is "abhorrent".

Paros - the Greek paradise island that wants to ditch plastic

Aug 19, 2019

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Paros in Greece is at the centre of a drive to turn it into the world's first island free of plastic waste.

'Iran is the most beautiful country'

Aug 19, 2019

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A former business executive is now a freelance photographer travelling around the globe. First stop - Iran.

The Nazi book of anatomy still used by surgeons

Aug 18, 2019

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Eduard Pernkopf created an "atlas" of anatomy by dissecting the bodies of Nazi political prisoners.

Pregnant and depressed: 'I feared they'd take my child if I admitted how I felt'

Aug 18, 2019

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Anna Ceesay tried to hide it when she began to feel depressed and anxious during her second pregnancy.

How online extremists are shaping the minds of white teens

Aug 18, 2019

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How can parents intervene when boys seem drawn into extremist internet culture - and should they?

Murray hoping for 'decent run' in singles at Winston-Salem Open

Aug 18, 2019

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Britain's Andy Murray says he is hoping "to get through a few matches" as he plays his second singles tournament since recovering from hip surgery.

'The bomb actually landed in the room I had been in'

Aug 18, 2019

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Laila Pence fled war in Egypt to go on and become a multimillionaire US businesswoman.

The man helping to save Senegal's mangroves

Aug 18, 2019

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Haidar el Ali has led a project to plant 152 million mangrove buds in Senegal's Casamance Delta.

The floating farm for cows

Aug 18, 2019

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The cows on this floating farm in the Netherlands are helping find ways of making food sustainably

A young face scarred by war: The impact of a Syrian air strike one year on

Aug 18, 2019

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Jouma and his family were fleeing their home when an air strike hit, leaving him blind aged three.

Russian sailor's 1969 message in a bottle washes up in Alaska

Aug 18, 2019

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An Alaska man discovers the pristine 50-year-old message in a bottle while hunting for firewood.

Kabul wedding blast: Groom has 'lost hope' after deadly attack

Aug 18, 2019

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Mirwais Elmi and his bride survived but many relatives are among the 63 killed in Saturday's attack.

Big rescue operation in Poland to find trapped cavers

Aug 18, 2019

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Explosives might be used to free two cavers trapped since Saturday in the Tatra mountains.

Which player should be in the next Harry Potter film? See Garth's team of the week

Aug 18, 2019

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Which Premier League player should be in the next Harry Potter movie? Which team already looks rudderless? Find out in Garth Crooks' team of the week.

Australia repel England to draw second Ashes test

Aug 18, 2019

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England fall four wickets short of a remarkable victory in the second Ashes Test as Australia survive a tense final hour at Lord's.

Chelsea homecoming 'stuff of dreams' for Lampard as Leicester claim point

Aug 18, 2019

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Wilfred Ndidi's header earns Leicester City a deserved point and denies Frank Lampard victory in his first game at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea boss.

Ashes 2019: England frustrated as Australia hold nerve to earn Lord's draw - day five highlights

Aug 18, 2019

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Watch highlights as Australia were given a huge fright by a Ben Stokes century and another electric Jofra Archer spell before earning a draw against England on a gripping final day at Lord's.

Gran Canaria: Wildfires displace 4,000 on holiday island

Aug 18, 2019

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The Canary Islands regional president said the fires were out of control.

Jihadi Jack: IS recruit Jack Letts loses UK citizenship

Aug 18, 2019

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The UK is accused of "off-loading" its responsibilities for the move against the man dubbed Jihadi Jack.

'We survived!' Collapsing glacier soaks kayakers

Aug 18, 2019

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Chunks of falling glacier caused a massive wave that came straight at a pair of kayakers in Alaska.

'It was like an Olympic or world final' - Asher-Smith shines at Birmingham

Aug 18, 2019

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Dina Asher-Smith underlines why is she seen as a World Championships medal contender with an impressive display in the 200m at the Birmingham Grand Prix.

Birmingham Grand Prix: 'It's so weird' - Dina Asher-Smith freaked out by giant head tribute

Aug 18, 2019

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Great Britain's Dina Asher-Smith says "it's so weird" seeing a cardboard cut-out of her head in the crowd at the Birmingham Grand Prix.

Hong Kong protests: Rival demonstrations spread across globe

Aug 18, 2019

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Supporters of Beijing and Hong Kong have held rallies in the UK, France, US, Canada and Australia.

Lime and soda? No thanks, say non-drinkers

Aug 18, 2019

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Diageo's investment in alcohol-free spirit maker Seedlip shows how big firms want to reach non-drinkers.

Can big investors save the world?

Aug 17, 2019

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Will the big polluters clean up their acts if the people who actually own them say they must?

MTV VMAs: How Missy Elliott broke the music video mould

Aug 17, 2019

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The rapper is set to win the Video Vanguard Award at the MTV VMAs next month.

The New Yorker reviving Jewish life on a holiday island

Aug 17, 2019

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Dani Rotstein arrived in Majorca knowing nothing of its hidden Jewish past. Now he's helping reinvigorate its Jewish community.

Mindfulness on Ireland's pilgrim paths

Aug 17, 2019

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Writer Bébhinn Ramsay finds solace on Ireland's pilgrim paths after the death of her husband.

Mexico teen rape cases: Women protest against police violence

Aug 17, 2019

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Women in Mexico City demand action after sexual assault allegations involving police officers.

Hong Kong police: We don’t need Beijing’s help

Aug 17, 2019

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Senior officials address accusations of heavy-handedness and the rumours of Chinese intervention.

El Paso shooting: Man shocked as hundreds attend wife's funeral

Aug 17, 2019

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Antonio Basco asked members of the community to attend after his wife was killed in El Paso, Texas.

Will H Ogilvie: How a Borders boy became a leading bush poet

Aug 17, 2019

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Will H Ogilvie was lauded in Australia but overlooked by many of his fellow Scots during his lifetime.

Lucas Fowler and Chynna Deese: The forgotten faces in Canadian 'fugitives' story

Aug 16, 2019

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The families of Lucas Fowler, Chynna Deese, and Leonard Dyck left with questions as manhunt ends.

Your pictures on the theme of 'looking down'

Aug 15, 2019

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Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week it is "looking down".

The children sent to a DR Congo 'holiday camp' never to come back

Aug 13, 2019

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A Belgian court is investigating an orphanage for alleged abduction of children from DR Congo.

Is the bystander effect a myth?

Aug 13, 2019

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A study of CCTV footage from around the world suggests there are more Good Samaritans out there than we think.

Hong Kong leader warns protesters not to push city into 'abyss'

Aug 13, 2019

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Carrie Lam almost broke down as she warned that the city could be pushed "down a path of no return".

Sydney incident: Man arrested over stabbings in city centre

Aug 13, 2019

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Police said they were not currently treating the attack as a terror incident.

Argentine peso and markets plunge after shock vote

Aug 13, 2019

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Some of the country's most traded stocks have also lost nearly half of their stock value in one day.

UK 'first in line' for US trade deal, says John Bolton

Aug 13, 2019

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The US would consider negotiating deals on "sector-by-sector" basis, says a senior Trump aide.

Pro parkour athlete Joe Scandrett races a police dog

Aug 13, 2019

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Pro parkour athlete Joe Scandrett tries his chances in a race against Kelly the police dog.

Birmingham 2022 makes history with more women's than men's medals

Aug 13, 2019

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The 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham is set to be the first major multi-sports event to have more women's than men's medal events.

Ebola drugs show ‘90% survival rate’ in breakthrough trial

Aug 13, 2019

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Scientists say the breakthrough trial suggests the disease may soon be “preventable and treatable”.

'No going backwards' - Murray aims to be singles force again

Aug 13, 2019

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Britain's three-time Grand Slam winner Andy Murray is ready to be reckoned with as a singles player again, writes Russell Fuller.

Mexicans march to vent anger at police over rape cases

Aug 13, 2019

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Hundreds of women, angry at alleged police misconduct, chant “justice” and “they don't protect us”.

Paying £10 match fees for his local club in Somerset - what Leach did after making 92 for England

Aug 13, 2019

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England spinner Jack Leach explains why he returned to play for his local club in Taunton after making 92 against Ireland.

Joshua Akinotanhe plays several instruments and looks set for stardom.

Aug 13, 2019

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Joshua Akinotanhe, who has starred on TV talent shows in his home country, says music is his life.

Sri Lanka's Muslims 'demonised' after Easter bombings

Aug 13, 2019

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Life for many of Sri Lanka's Muslims has become tougher since April's Easter Sunday bombings.

FGM ‘no longer just an African problem’

Aug 13, 2019

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Former first lady of Somaliland Edna Adan Ismail looks at female genital mutilation among women in the UK.

How these bikers are helping women stay safe

Aug 13, 2019

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In Bangladesh specialist scooter taxis are helping women to get around the capital safely.

Article 370: Has India pushed Kashmir to a point of no return?

Aug 13, 2019

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India's move to strip Kashmir of special status may re-invigorate the conflict in the region.

Anti-natalists: The people who want you to stop having babies

Aug 13, 2019

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Who are “anti-natalists” and why do they want the gradual extinction of humanity?

Is this the end of Macri's vision for Argentina?

Aug 12, 2019

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President Macri has pledged to revive the south American country's economy, but are his hopes now over?

Inside the village that caters for its ageing population

Aug 12, 2019

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Pescueza in Extremadura, western Spain, is adapting to provide for the needs of its older population.

Zimbabwe after Mugabe: The country where pensions have disappeared

Aug 12, 2019

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Chronic high inflation is hitting Zimbabweans hard but the government says there is no quick fix.

'Iran tortured me into confessing to be an Israeli spy'

Aug 12, 2019

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Mazyar Ebrahimi says he is lucky to be alive after being forced to make a false confession on TV.

Libra: Could Facebook’s new currency be stopped in its tracks?

Aug 12, 2019

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How Facebook’s Libra could be stopped in its tracks

Moscow protests: What's behind the rallies in Russia?

Aug 12, 2019

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Thousands of Russians have been protesting for weeks - with mass arrests and a violent police crackdown.

Chlamydia sex infection vaccine passes safety test

Aug 12, 2019

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The first human trial of a jab to tackle the sexually transmitted disease shows promise, say experts.

England cannot just rely on Archer, says Collingwood

Aug 12, 2019

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England must not put too much pressure on Jofra Archer in the second Test against Australia, says assistant coach Paul Collingwood.

Canada killings: Teen murder suspects 'in gunfire suicides'

Aug 12, 2019

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Police confirm the bodies found in Manitoba last week were those of Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky.

Does dodgeball really encourage bullying?

Aug 12, 2019

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Researchers in Canada say students should not be forced to play the sport in school.

Jeffrey Epstein jail 'a gulag' in lower Manhattan

Aug 12, 2019

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The jail where the financier died suffers from staff shortages and sanitation issues, the BBC is told.

Guards 'severely overworked' at time of Epstein's death

Aug 12, 2019

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Epstein was found dead in his cell on Saturday morning after an apparent suicide attempt last month.

'It's like going into Olympic rowing final & being asked to compete in a dinghy'

Aug 12, 2019

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Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has "one hell of a job on" this season, says former striker Chris Sutton.

Pompeii archaeologists uncover 'sorcerer's treasure trove'

Aug 12, 2019

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The find includes good-luck charms and decorative items thought to have belonged to women.

Environmentalists warn Trump 'weakening' endangered species protections

Aug 12, 2019

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A new rule will allow officials for the first time to weigh the economic cost of species protection.

Kyle 'Bugha' Giersdorf: Fortnite world champion 'swatted' mid-game

Aug 12, 2019

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Teenager Kyle 'Bugha' Giersdorf was in the middle of a game when he was interrupted by armed police.

Rare white lion cubs unveiled by French charity

Aug 12, 2019

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Two rare white lion cubs have been unveiled by a conservation charity in north-western France.

Eid al-Adha celebrations around the world

Aug 12, 2019

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Eid al-Adha began on Sunday evening, marked by special prayers and feasts

Rocket mystery: What weapon was Russia testing in Arctic?

Aug 12, 2019

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A rocket engine blew up in the Arctic, killing five nuclear experts and sparking a radiation scare.

Tarantino and Peele: What do these two filmmakers have in common?

Aug 12, 2019

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Once Upon A Time in Hollywood and Jordan Peele's Us hold special spots on the US box office chart.

'It was worth busting my nose to meet Mo Salah'

Aug 12, 2019

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When Louis Fowler ran into a lamp-post, the Liverpool striker stopped to check he was OK.

Hong Kong protests: Violence erupts in train stations

Aug 12, 2019

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Local news outlets captured police shooting non-lethal ammunition at close range and tear gas.

In fighting deep fakes, mice may be great listeners

Aug 12, 2019

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A Las Vegas cyber-security conference hears the latest, unusual techniques to fight "deep fake" videos.

Dementia and how to change your house to make life easier

Aug 11, 2019

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Changes have been made to this home to help people stay independent for longer.

Hassan al-Kontar: Who is the man trapped in an airport helping now?

Aug 11, 2019

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Hassan al-Kontar wants to help sponsor 200 Manus Island and Nauru refugees to come to Canada.

Afghan violence: Scores injured in attack amid US-Taliban talks

Aug 7, 2019

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At least 14 people are killed just days after progress was claimed in US-Taliban talks.

Nigeria's Tekno arrested for pole dance in Lagos traffic

Aug 7, 2019

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He insists he was just moving from one location to another during the filming of his music video.

British Airways passengers stranded after IT failures

Aug 7, 2019

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Almost 100 flights have been cancelled and 200 delayed after problems with two separate systems.

Ancient parrot in New Zealand was 1m tall, study says

Aug 7, 2019

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The parrot roamed New Zealand 19 million years ago, and may have been flightless and carnivorous.

Honduras protest turns violent amid anger at president

Aug 7, 2019

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Protesters want President Hernández to step down after allegations of links to drug trafficking.

Arsenal legend Wright criticises Koscielny over 'disrespectful' Bordeaux unveiling

Aug 7, 2019

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Arsenal legend Ian Wright calls ex-Gunners captain Laurent Koscielny "disrespectful" for the nature of his unveiling at Bordeaux.

Man City's Mahrez medicine concerns a 'non-event', say Algeria

Aug 7, 2019

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Concerns over medicine Riyad Mahrez took while on duty with Algeria is a "problem for Manchester City", says the Algerian Football Federation.

Lewinsky to co-produce Clinton impeachment film

Aug 7, 2019

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The latest series of the fact-based drama will air in the run-up to 2020's presidential election.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp learnt English by watching Friends

Aug 7, 2019

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp does his best Joey Tribbiani impression as he tells BBC Radio 5 Live about how he learned to speak English.

Article 370: Kashmiris express anger at loss of special status

Aug 7, 2019

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Communications in the state have been cut off, and locals tell the BBC people are shocked and angry.

What we know about El Paso and Dayton shootings

Aug 7, 2019

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America was rocked by two attacks in Texas and Ohio over the weekend. Here's what we know.

President Trump to visit mass shooting sites amid criticism

Aug 7, 2019

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The US president heads to Ohio and Texas with his actions and language under close scrutiny.

Ryder Cup winner Olesen charged with sexual assault

Aug 7, 2019

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Ryder Cup winner Thorbjorn Olesen will appear in court on 21 August after being charged with sexual assault, being drunk on an aircraft and common assault.

England target Arthur leaving Pakistan head coach role

Aug 7, 2019

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Pakistan are not renewing the contract of head coach Mickey Arthur, who is a potential replacement for England's outgoing Trevor Bayliss.

Zimbabwe: A third of population faces food crisis, says UN

Aug 7, 2019

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Almost a third of the population needs food aid, with many in danger of starvation, the UN says.

Japan's FamilyMart convenience chain apologises for rats in store

Aug 7, 2019

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FamilyMart shut a store and said it was sorry if the "unsanitary" footage had made customers feel "uneasy".

Australian bureaucrat loses landmark case over political tweets

Aug 7, 2019

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A public servant was fairly sacked for anonymously criticising the government, a court rules.

India mourns popular former foreign minister

Aug 7, 2019

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Sushma Swaraj became known for helping Indians stuck abroad by responding to them on Twitter.

No-deal Brexit: How might it affect the EU?

Aug 7, 2019

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The BBC's Adam Fleming explains what a no-deal Brexit might mean for the 27 EU countries.

Toni Morrison remembered

Aug 7, 2019

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Americans at a bookshop near Toni Morrison's old university in Washington DC reflect on what she meant to them.

North Korea 'stole $2bn for weapons via cyber-attacks'

Aug 7, 2019

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Cash from financial institutions and crypto-currency exchanges funded weapons purchases, the UN says.

Olga Misik: Russia’s ‘Tiananmen teen’ protester on front line

Aug 6, 2019

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The 17-year-old who read Russia’s constitution to police as they roughed up opposition activists.

The real price of buying cheap clothes

Aug 6, 2019

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Globalisation has led to the rise of fast fashion but at what cost to the workers in developing nations?

How sanctions affect Iran... in five objects

Aug 6, 2019

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The US says sanctions are aimed at the government, not the people. But they are still affecting day-to-today life.

What happens to a body donated to science?

Aug 6, 2019

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A US centre was sued over its handling of donated bodies. What do we know about the industry?

Derby move 'not just about coming home', says Rooney

Aug 6, 2019

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Former England captain Wayne Rooney says his decision to join Derby County "wasn't just about coming home".

Heroin haul 'worth £40m' found at Felixstowe docks

Aug 6, 2019

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The massive quantity of drugs is one of the largest ever hauls made by border officials in the UK.

What no-deal Brexit could mean for the Irish border

Aug 6, 2019

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All sides want to avoid a hard border, so how could they stop this if there's a no-deal Brexit?

UK MP: I won't let the bullies win

Aug 6, 2019

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MPs talk about the level of abuse and threats they receive – both online and offline.

El Paso and Dayton shootings: Who were the victims?

Aug 6, 2019

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A total of 31 people were killed going about their daily lives in two mass shootings in the US.

Couple's photos of before/after beating meth addiction

Aug 6, 2019

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The before-and-after pictures have been shared 140,000 times on Facebook.

Lana Del Rey previews song inspired by mass shootings

Aug 6, 2019

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The singer premieres Looking for America on social media just a few hours after writing it.

El Paso shooting: Victim's father says he forgives his son's killer

Aug 6, 2019

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The father whose son was killed trying to protect his wife and baby in El Paso says he died a hero.

Lives lived and lost along Manila's Pasig river

Aug 6, 2019

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Dozens of bodies were pulled from the Philippine river last year, suspected victims of the drug war.

The Madagascar farmers trying to save sea cucumbers

Aug 5, 2019

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Sea cucumbers are a delicacy in parts of Asia, but overfishing means stocks are declining.

Article 370: What happened with Kashmir and why it matters

Aug 5, 2019

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India is re-defining its relationship with Kashmir after seven decades. Here's what you need to know.

Nuon Chea: Cambodia's unrepentant perpetrator of genocide

Aug 5, 2019

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Nuon Chea, who has died at 93, oversaw some of the worst crimes of the 20th Century.

Bobi Wine: On the road with Uganda's 'ghetto president'

Aug 5, 2019

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Musician Bobi Wine explains why he wants to be the next president of Uganda.

El Paso shooting: Has US neglected fight against white extremism?

Aug 5, 2019

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The US has neglected the fight against domestic terrorism over the years, say analysts.

Red flag laws: Should US police be able to seize guns?

Aug 5, 2019

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President Trump wants the power to take firearms from people who "pose a grave risk to public safety".

America's gun culture in charts

Aug 5, 2019

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Charts explaining some of the key statistics behind gun ownership and attacks linked to guns in the US.

El Paso Walmart shooting: Men recount taking children to safety

Aug 5, 2019

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A soldier and a baseball coach recall how they tried to save children from the El Paso shooting

England bowler Anderson to have scan on 'tight' calf

Aug 1, 2019

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England bowler James Anderson will have a scan after experiencing "tightness" in his calf while bowling on day one of the first Ashes Test against Australia.

Ashes: England's Chris Woakes has Australia's Usman Khawaja caught behind on review

Aug 1, 2019

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England's Chris Woakes has Australia's Usman Khawaja caught behind on review to leave the tourists 35-3 on the first day of the Ashes at Edgbaston.

Packed lunches not a right in Italian schools, court rules

Aug 1, 2019

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Italy's top court rules the right to eat packed lunches on school grounds is not "unconditional".

Are you in your 30s and facing 'the swerve'?

Aug 1, 2019

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Rachel Syme was astounded by how many other women aged 33-38 felt at a crossroads in their lives.

Ebola crisis: Rwanda shuts border with DR Congo to stop spread of virus

Aug 1, 2019

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The border closure comes after a second Ebola death in the densely populated city of Goma.

Hong Kong protests: Chinese army releases anti-riot video seen as warning

Aug 1, 2019

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The video comes amid fears the Chinese military could intervene to stop the pro-democracy protests.

Russian actor Smolev jailed for drunk policeman comic video

Aug 1, 2019

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A top Moscow actor is jailed over an amateur video in which he poses as a drunken traffic policeman.

Ekaterina Karaglanova: Man 'confesses' to Moscow Instagram influencer murder

Aug 1, 2019

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Russian prosecutors release video showing a man confessing to stabbing Ekaterina Karaglanova.

Ashes: England's Stuart Broad dismisses Australia's David Warner

Aug 1, 2019

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England's Stuart Broad dismisses Australia opener David Warner for just two as the hosts get a crucial breakthrough in the opening Test of the 2019 Ashes.

Yemen war: Houthi missile attack on military parade kills 32

Aug 1, 2019

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Missiles and an armed drone target pro-government forces in the city of Aden.

Ryan Lochte: American returns to competitive swimming after bans and rehab

Aug 1, 2019

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American swimmer Ryan Lochte says he is a changed man as a result of rehab and fatherhood as he returns to competition.

Ex-boxing champion Carlos Baldomir jailed over sexual abuse

Aug 1, 2019

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The Argentine former welterweight world boxing champion was convicted of sexually abusing a child.

Yemen war: Has anything been achieved?

Aug 1, 2019

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Four years of conflict have left tens of thousands dead and no sign of peace, writes the BBC's Frank Gardner.

Hamza Bin Laden 'killed in air strike'

Aug 1, 2019

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Details of when or where the emerging al-Qaeda leader reportedly died are unclear.

Trump's former top adviser: tariffs backfiring on US

Aug 1, 2019

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Trump's former top economic adviser Gary Cohn said the trade war has affected the US more than China.

Japan's first severely disabled lawmakers join parliament

Aug 1, 2019

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The election of the two politicians is seen as major step for representation and visibility.

Democratic debate: Kool Aid, Clorox and the best one-liners

Aug 1, 2019

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From well-rehearsed zingers to off-the-cuff comebacks, the debate answers that provoked a reaction.

North Korean soldier defects after crossing DMZ, says South

Aug 1, 2019

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The man was spotted overnight crossing the heavily guarded border zone and is in military custody.

Is this cannabis extract a cure-all or snake oil?

Aug 1, 2019

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It's suddenly in everything from coffee to lip balm but does it work?

Taking Nasa's space buggies for a spin

Aug 1, 2019

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BBC Click's Spencer Kelly takes a ride in some in some of Nasa's latest vehicles.

Rescuing animals from the streets of Kiev

Jul 31, 2019

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Photographer Thomas Machowicz pictures the work of the Kiev Animal Rescue Group.

Hong Kong protesters on storming of the Legislative Council

Jul 31, 2019

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Three protesters talk about what they see as a turning point in the current political movement.

Fears stoke backlash against Venezuelans in Peru

Jul 31, 2019

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Why some Peruvians fear that the recent influx of Venezuelans migrants poses a risk to their jobs.

Ebola: One year on from Democratic Republic Congo outbreak

Jul 31, 2019

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Myths and conflict are hampering efforts to stop the disease spreading through a mobile population.

What are the US's intentions in Africa?

Jul 31, 2019

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Can the US compete with China's huge investments in the continent?

Eco tents at festivals: Would you sleep in a cardboard box?

Jul 31, 2019

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Plastic tents are often left behind, and each one is the equivalent of around 250 plastic cups.

Syria air strike sisters photo: Behind the image that shocked the world

Jul 31, 2019

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Journalist Bashar al-Sheikh on capturing a Syrian family's harrowing moment after an air strike hit Idlib.

Bumi Thomas: British-born jazz artist faces deportation from the UK

Jul 31, 2019

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Bumi Thomas, a jazz artist who thought she was a British citizen, is now facing deportation from the UK.

Bluey: The Australian cartoon that's going global

Jul 31, 2019

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A cartoon about a family of dogs and the games they play is Australia's most streamed TV show.

US-China trade war: 'We're all paying for this'

Jul 31, 2019

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The US-China trade war is costing jobs and pushing up prices, say firms on both sides of the Pacific.

VG Siddhartha: The coffee king of India

Jul 31, 2019

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The death of coffee chain owner VG Siddhartha has sent shockwaves through India's business community.

'I hope he was training' - Zidane responds to reports Bale played golf during Real friendly

Jul 31, 2019

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Zinedine Zidane said he hoped Gareth Bale had been training after reports suggested the forward was playing golf while Real Madrid were competing at the Audi Cup.

Liverpool's Elliott apologises for video appearing to mock Spurs' Kane

Jul 31, 2019

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Liverpool's Harvey Elliott apologises for a video in which he appears to mock Tottenham striker Harry Kane.

Why the US is marking the 400th anniversary of slavery

Jul 31, 2019

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A US congressional delegation has travelled to Ghana to mark 400 years since the first African slaves were transported to America

Migrant crisis: Self-immolation exposes UN failures in Libya

Jul 30, 2019

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A Somali man held in a detention centre burns himself to death, leading to renewed criticism of EU and UN policy.

Wolf's Lair: Will Hitler HQ makeover create a Nazi theme park?

Jul 30, 2019

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The giant Wolf's Lair in Poland gets new tourist attractions, but could it become a Nazi theme park?

Venezuela crisis: Vast corruption network in food programme, US says

Jul 26, 2019

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The US accuses President Maduro and his allies of profiteering amid acute food shortages.

Whyte says he beat Rivas 'fair and square' despite failed drugs test

Jul 26, 2019

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British heavyweight Dillian Whyte says he beat Oscar Rivas fairly despite failing a drugs test leading up to the bout.

Regan Smith breaks 200m backstroke world record at World Swimming Championships

Jul 26, 2019

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Seventeen-year-old Regan Smith sets a new world record in the semi-final of the women's 200m backstroke at the World Swimming Championships.

Syria war: Government attacks kill 103 civilians in 10 days

Jul 26, 2019

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The UN human rights chief says it is unlikely government attacks on schools and hospitals are accidental.

Boris Johnson: Relationship with Trump will be 'sensational', says top diplomat

Jul 26, 2019

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The US and UK leaders have a "lot in common", the American ambassador in London says.

England v Ireland: Olly Stone bowled by Stuart Thompson by first ball of the day

Jul 26, 2019

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Stuart Thompson bowls Olly Stone with the first ball of the day on day three of England's Test against Ireland at Lord's.

Abbas: Palestinians to halt agreements with Israel

Jul 26, 2019

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The announcement comes after Israel razed Palestinian buildings it said had been built illegally.

German school students in Starnberg try to spring teen from cell

Jul 26, 2019

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Leaving dos are often riotous, but few end with 50 German teens laying siege to a police station.

Trump's doctored presidential seal leads to firing

Jul 26, 2019

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Someone is out of a job after a fake seal appeared behind Mr Trump. Can you spot what's wrong?

California and carmakers agree emissions deal despite Trump rules

Jul 26, 2019

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California and four firms reach a fuel-efficiency deal despite a White House drive to relax rules.

US government death penalty move draws sharp criticism

Jul 26, 2019

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Rights groups and Democrats rebuke the decision to execute five inmates after a 16-year hiatus.

North Korea missile launch 'a warning to South Korean warmongers'

Jul 26, 2019

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Kim Jong-un says the new weapons system would "not be easy to defend against", state media reports.

Israeli 'underworld' figures shot dead in Mexico City 'hit'

Jul 26, 2019

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The alleged killer - who wore a blonde wig - originally told police it was a crime of passion.

Davies fears female athletes will be 'thrown under bus' at Tokyo 2020

Jul 26, 2019

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Former swimmer Sharron Davies says it will take female athletes "being thrown under the bus" at the 2020 Olympics before changes to transgender rules.

Austria orders arrest of Russian in colonel spying case

Jul 26, 2019

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Police say 65-year-old Igor Egorovich Zaytsev recruited a colonel who spied for Moscow for decades.

Boris Johnson: Does Africa shrug, smile or scowl?

Jul 26, 2019

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The age of empire is long gone, and the UK has to compete with other powers for influence in Africa.

Kargil: The forgotten victims of the world's highest war

Jul 26, 2019

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Thousands had to flee when a covert Pakistani military operation in Kashmir backfired 20 years ago.

Why NZ cleared a Chinese man for touching a boy's penis

Jul 26, 2019

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A judge said the Chinese man made a "cultural mistake", but is this really a sign of affection in China?

Africa's week in pictures: 19-25 July 2019

Jul 26, 2019

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A selection of the week's best photos from across the continent.

Fortnite World Cup: Players battle for biggest total prize pool

Jul 26, 2019

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The top four Fortnite players will soon become millionaires while others take home $50,000 or more.

Netflix Cambridge Analytica film: Social media is 'like a crime scene'

Jul 25, 2019

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The makers of Netflix's The Great Hack say data is now the world's most valuable asset.

Choosing between God and the gang in El Salvador

Jul 25, 2019

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In La Dina, there are few ways to leave the gang, but a church is offering one of them.

How women's lives were revolutionised in Tunisia

Jul 25, 2019

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In August 1956 newly independent Tunisia introduced a set of laws which revolutionised women's lives.

Quiz of the week: What's happening to Thor's hammer?

Jul 25, 2019

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Have you been paying attention to what's been going on over the past seven days?

South Korea dog meat: The dogs saved from being eaten

Jul 25, 2019

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As South Korea wrestles with the issue of eating dog meat, more farms are being closed and the animals rehomed. We meet some of those who have found new lives in the UK.

ASAP Rocky: President Trump demands Sweden free US rapper

Jul 25, 2019

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The president says he is unhappy that Sweden's PM has not intervened in the rapper's assault case.

Are speed limiters the best way to reduce road deaths?

Jul 25, 2019

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Intelligent speed assistance systems could reduce accidents and speeding fines, but do they work?

Trump straws: How the US president is using straws to beat liberals with

Jul 25, 2019

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Why Trump is selling plastic straws at $15 a pack - and using them as a stick to beat liberals with.

The sunny highs and sweaty lows of Europe's heatwave

Jul 25, 2019

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Several countries have seen record temperatures with Western Europe in the grip of its second heatwave in a month.

Celebrations as Puerto Rico Governor Rosselló resigns

Jul 25, 2019

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Thousands of people took to the streets of San Juan after Governor Ricardo Rosselló announced his resignation.

Franky Zapata: Flyboard inventor fails in cross-Channel bid

Jul 25, 2019

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Franky Zapata was hoping to cross from northern France to southern England in just 20 minutes.

In pictures: Europe's July 2019 heatwave

Jul 25, 2019

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Weather warnings are issued across Europe as records are broken in Germany and the Netherlands.

Heatwaves and the human body

Jul 25, 2019

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What impact do high temperatures have on our bodies?

The puzzling 'mass migration' of Ugandans to India

Jul 25, 2019

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The number of Ugandans living in India has risen sharply, according to census data. But is that accurate?

Bianca Devins: The teenager whose murder was exploited for clicks

Jul 20, 2019

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Images of Bianca Devins' death were widely shared online. Experts say this exposed a bigger problem.

Tanker seizure: Jeremy Hunt warns Iran against choosing 'dangerous path'

Jul 20, 2019

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The foreign secretary says Iran may be engaging in "illegal and destabilising behaviour" in the Gulf.

Australia beat South Africa in thriller to reach Netball World Cup final

Jul 20, 2019

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Australia will defend their Netball World Cup crown on Sunday after coming through 55-53 in a thrilling semi-final against South Africa.

'CS gas attack' on London Underground train at Oxford Circus

Jul 20, 2019

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A number of people were treated at the scene by paramedics for coughing and lack of breath.

Some unexpected consequences of extreme heat

Jul 20, 2019

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As a heat dome grips parts of the US and Canada, here are some of the affects of high temperatures.

Emanuela Orlandi case: Vatican attempts new search to solve mystery

Jul 20, 2019

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Two burial chambers are being examined in the search for a teenager, missing since 1983.

Women's Ashes: England make early breakthrough taking Jess Jonassen wicket

Jul 20, 2019

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England take an early wicket as Australia's Jess Jonassen is out for eight slicing to backward point off the bowling of Katherine Brunt.

Hong Kong protests: Police probe link of huge explosives haul

Jul 20, 2019

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The find came ahead of a weekend of marches by both pro- and anti- China demonstrators in Hong Kong.

Kyoto Animation fire: Suspect 'spotted in area' days before

Jul 20, 2019

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The man suspected of a deadly arson attack in Kyoto may have visited the site before, reports say.

Hong Kong actor Simon Yam stabbed on stage in China

Jul 20, 2019

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The 64-year-old was attacked while speaking at a promotional event in the city of Zhongshan.

US to send troops to Saudi Arabia as tensions with Iran grow

Jul 20, 2019

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The deployment of soldiers and fighter jets comes amid heightened tensions with Iran in the Gulf.

Benjamin Netanyahu becomes Israel's longest-serving leader

Jul 20, 2019

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Benjamin Netanyahu breaks the record set by Israel's founding father, but he faces an uncertain future.

Where were you when man first landed on the Moon?

Jul 19, 2019

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Fifty years on, the 03:56 AM TV moment that was out of this world.

The final 13 minutes before the Moon landing

Jul 19, 2019

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The minutes before landing were tense, as fuel ran low and connections were lost between the lunar module and mission control.

How Apollo 11 brought humanity together

Jul 19, 2019

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An endeavour which was born out of conflict ended by bringing the entire world together, at least for a moment.

Sudan crisis: The ruthless mercenaries who run the country for gold

Jul 19, 2019

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Accused of widespread abuses, the Rapid Support Forces sprang from "Janjaweed" militias linked to genocide in Darfur.

Would you pay less tax if you lived abroad?

Jul 19, 2019

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The country you live in plays a big part in how much tax is deducted from your wages

Ed Sheeran's No. 5 Collaborations Project: The album you might not know about

Jul 19, 2019

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Released in 2011, we look back at Ed Sheeran's rap and grime EP the No. 5 Collaborations Project.

Week in pictures: 13-19 July 2019

Jul 19, 2019

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A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.

US migrant crisis: Family divided while waiting for asylum

Jul 19, 2019

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Changes to US immigration policy have left some families divided and waiting in Mexico for their asylum cases to be heard.

Amazon deforestation: Brazil's Bolsonaro dismisses data as 'lies'

Jul 19, 2019

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The Brazilian president accuses the national space agency of exaggerating the scale of deforestation.

Conductor Karina Canellakis makes Proms history with stirring First Night

Jul 19, 2019

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The US musician becomes the first woman to conduct the First Night of the BBC Proms.

Venice fines tourists: Germans punished for making coffee near bridge

Jul 19, 2019

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The backpackers were fined €950 (£853) and asked to leave the city under a new public order law.

Algae bio-curtains: Architects' radical solution to capture carbon

Jul 19, 2019

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Scientists and architects in London have developed 'bio-curtains' to act as an alternative to urban trees.

A lost archive of LA crime scenes

Jul 19, 2019

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Unseen for up to 80 years, this trove of crime scene photos blurs the line between evidence and art.

Real-life Spider-Man escapes fire by climbing down Philadelphia high-rise

Jul 19, 2019

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The unidentified man was unharmed, but four others were taken to hospital for smoke inhalation.

Dangerous heatwave starts hitting US and Canada

Jul 19, 2019

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More than 200 million people may be affected, and temperatures could reach 100F (38C) in some areas.

Richard Oland: A millionaire, a murder and a mystery killer

Jul 19, 2019

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When he was found in a pool of blood, Richard Oland was worth tens of millions of dollars. But who killed him and why?

Pogba, Neymar, Maguire & what’s going on at Arsenal? Transfer news with David Ornstein

Jul 19, 2019

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Transfer gossip, including the latest on Paul Pogba's future at Manchester United and Neymar's potential return to Barcelona.

Tennessee town dispels 'meth-gator' myth

Jul 19, 2019

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A viral police "warning" of alligators "all hyped up" on methamphetamine was a joke, the mayor tells the BBC.

Guinea mother: I sat my exams 30 minutes after giving birth

Jul 19, 2019

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"I decided for myself that I wanted to complete my baccalaureate," Fatoumata Kourouma tells the BBC.

FaceApp: How accurate are the predictions?

Jul 18, 2019

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They're older now, but how good is FaceApp at ageing photos of celebrities when they were young?

Car parts from weeds: The future of green motoring?

Jul 18, 2019

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The motor industry is trying to reduce its carbon footprint in a number of innovative ways.

Trump's 'send her back' denial, and what actually happened

Jul 18, 2019

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The US President inaccurately claimed he quickly told his supporters to stop their racist chant.

Plastic pollution: Could a year's waste circle the Earth four times?

Jul 16, 2019

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Could a year's global plastic waste circle the Earth four times over?

The CubeSat revolution changing the way we see the world

Jul 16, 2019

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Small, cheap satellites can help us track pollution, crop yields and congestion like never before.

Will ships without sailors be the future of trade?

Jul 15, 2019

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May saw the world's first unmanned commercial shipping operation.

Sonny Liston: The mysterious death that haunts boxing

Jul 15, 2019

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Sonny Liston was found dead at his Las Vegas home in 1971. A coroner concluded he died of natural causes - but some say the truth is darker.

Neil Armstrong's son talks about the Moon landing

Jul 15, 2019

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Mark Armstrong talks about his father, and the first ever Moon landing 50 years ago.

Kenya's railway art gets a new platform

Jul 14, 2019

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Meet the Kenyan artists who have turned abandoned trains carriages into a creative studio.

Monsoon floods kill dozens in Nepal and India

Jul 14, 2019

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Reports say at least 43 people have been killed in Nepal, with heavy rain expected to continue.

Hong Kong protests: Fresh rallies after violence at border

Jul 14, 2019

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Fresh demonstrations taking place after rallies in an area close to the Chinese border turned violent.

New leak claims Trump scrapped Iran nuclear deal 'to spite Obama'

Jul 14, 2019

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The latest disclosure comes despite a police warning to media about publishing leaked diplomatic memos.

Meet Bashar Murad: The Palestinian singer blurring gender lines

Jul 14, 2019

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Palestinian musician Bashar Murad talks to about blurring gender lines and challenging stereotypes.

Scouting report: Sharp, mature and confident - but James may have to be patient at Man Utd

Jul 14, 2019

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As winger Daniel James make his Manchester United debut, BBC Sport looks at how the Wales international has fared since arriving from Swansea City.

Armed man dies after police shooting at Tacoma immigration jail

Jul 14, 2019

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Police say four officers opened fire on the man, who was throwing incendiary devices at the centre.

Kismayo attack: At least 26 dead as gunmen storm Somali hotel

Jul 14, 2019

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Journalist Hodan Nalayeh, who set up a popular media platform, is reportedly among those killed.

Brexit: Philip Hammond warns UK will lose control in no-deal scenario

Jul 14, 2019

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The Chancellor believes that the power over Brexit lies with EU member states and private business.

New York power cut: Supply restored in Manhattan

Jul 14, 2019

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Power has now been restored to all customers affected by a power outage in Manhattan.

Storm Barry brings flood fears in Louisiana

Jul 14, 2019

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Flooding is worsening across the state, as flights are cancelled and tens of thousands lose power.

Iranian tanker will be released if oil isn't going to Syria, says Hunt

Jul 14, 2019

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Foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt says the seized tanker will be released if its oil isn't headed to Syria.

Reef rescue: Could this robot help save corals?

Jul 13, 2019

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The submersible robot delivers baby corals to damaged areas allowing reefs to regenerate.

'He is the real deal' - Dubois beats Gorman to win British heavyweight title

Jul 13, 2019

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Daniel Dubois produces a superb display to stop rival Nathan Gorman and take the British heavyweight title in London.

Cricket is being played in a Kenyan safari park

Jul 13, 2019

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Kenya’s annual Last Man Standing Rhino Cup takes place in a wildlife park.

Apollo Moon landing: 'My dad literally loved us to the Moon and back'

Jul 13, 2019

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All the focus was on the Moon, the mission and the men – but what about the families back on Earth?

'Empty Spain': Can opera save the town of Medinaceli?

Jul 13, 2019

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A few hundred people live in Medinaceli but for one weekend a year it becomes a stage for high art.

Cricket World Cup: Illegal bookmakers still thriving

Jul 13, 2019

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India's cricketers didn't make the World Cup final, but its bookmakers are still making millions.

Afghanistan war: What could peace look like?

Jul 13, 2019

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The US and the Afghan Taliban are holding peace talks - but it's just the start of an uncertain process.

The forgotten Indian inventor who dazzled London

Jul 13, 2019

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Shankar Abaji Bhisey invented a machine which could have revolutionised printing.

Megan Rapinoe: Why is America's newest hero so polarising?

Jul 13, 2019

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The World Cup winner and activist is a polarising figure who inspires anger as well as adoration.

Wimbledon 2019: Roger Federer must 'take it up a level' against Novak Djokovic

Jul 13, 2019

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Roger Federer must "take it up a level" to beat Novak Djokovic and claim a record-equalling ninth Wimbledon singles title, says three-time champion John McEnroe.

Formula E championship leader Vergne crashes on final lap in New York

Jul 13, 2019

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Formula E championship leader Jean-Eric Vergne crashes on the final lap in New York meaning the season will go to the final race.

Hodan Nalayeh: Somalia's 'inspirational' journalist, killed in Kismayo

Jul 13, 2019

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Hodan Nalayeh launched a TV station in Canada and had recently moved to live and work in Somalia.

Wimbledon 2019: Two Simonas & coins from space - best of ladies' finals day

Jul 13, 2019

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Watch the quirkier moments from day twelve at Wimbledon as Romanian Simona Halep sensationally beats Serena Williams to win her first ever Wimbledon title.

Egypt's Bent Pyramid opens to visitors

Jul 13, 2019

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The angular shape of the construction contrasts with the straight sides of Egypt's "true" pyramids.

Wimbledon 2019: Simona Halep beats Serena Williams to win women's title

Jul 13, 2019

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Watch highlights as Simona Halep wins her first Wimbledon title with a 6-2 6-2 victory over seven-time champion Serena Williams.

England v New Zealand: Where Cricket World Cup final will be won and lost

Jul 13, 2019

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Devastating batsmen, blistering pace bowlers and supreme fielding - BBC Sport assesses the fine margins which could decide the World Cup final.

Anything possible in final, says Kane Williamson

Jul 13, 2019

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New Zealand will "keep their feet on the ground" as they bid to upset England and win their first World Cup, says captain Kane Williamson.

England ready for World Cup final with New Zealand

Jul 13, 2019

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England's men are aiming to win the World Cup for the first time when they face New Zealand at Lord's on Sunday.

Bottas beats Hamilton to British GP pole position

Jul 13, 2019

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Valtteri Bottas beats Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton to pole position by the tiniest of margins at the British Grand Prix.

Cricket World Cup final weather forecast

Jul 13, 2019

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There may be a spot of drizzle first thing, but conditions look dry and calm for Sunday's final.

Why this man became a hermit at 20

Jul 12, 2019

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Many people really don't like being alone. They feel lonely. For others, however, solitude can be a source of ecstasy.

Apollo 11: Four things you may not know about the first moon landing

Jul 12, 2019

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Fifty years on, here are four things that made the Apollo Moon programme one of humankind's greatest technological achievements.

Kursk WW2: Why Russia is still fighting world's biggest tank battle

Jul 12, 2019

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Russians hit back at Western historians over huge Soviet tank losses in the Battle of Kursk in WW2.

Obituary: Andrew Graham-Yooll, the man who dared to report on Argentina's missing

Jul 12, 2019

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Andrew Graham-Yooll, who has died aged 75, risked his life reporting on Argentina's dictatorship.

The curiosity library of old Delhi

Jul 12, 2019

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The tiny library has an impressive collection of rare books and manuscripts, some as old as 700 years.

Manta ray in distress helped by divers

Jul 12, 2019

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Deep-water divers Jake Wilton and Monty Halls formed an unlikely friendship with a manta ray after she appeared to ask them for help.

The coal mine that ate Hambacher forest

Jul 12, 2019

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Much of Germany's power is still made by burning coal. Activists have occupied a forest in protest.

Buteyko: Why Indonesia singer Andien sleeps with tape on her mouth

Jul 11, 2019

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Indonesian singer Andien says she tapes her mouth, her husband's, and her toddler's every night.

Your pictures on the theme of 'amazing adventure'

Jul 11, 2019

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Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week it is "amazing adventure".

Are men the main target of sexual harassment in Iraq?

Jul 10, 2019

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A large scale survey looking at attitudes in the Middle East finds that 39% men in Iraq say they have been harassed.

Apollo 11: 'The greatest single broadcast in television history'

Jul 10, 2019

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The moon landing 50 years ago brought previously unthinkable images and ideas to millions.

Moon landings: What was the 1969 Apollo 11 mission?

Jul 9, 2019

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It's 50 years since the first ever manned landing on the Moon - what was involved?

The South African Uber driving singing his way to opera fame

Jul 9, 2019

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A passenger in Durban filmed him in his cab and he has since become a viral hit.

China denies Muslim separation campaign in Xinjiang

Jul 7, 2019

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China said there was "no separation of children from their parents" - contradicting a BBC report.

Women's Ashes: Rachael Haynes caught and bowled by Sophie Ecclestone

Jul 7, 2019

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Sophie Ecclestone takes an excellent catch off her own bowling to remove Rachael Haynes as Australia lose their sixth wicket against England.

Boeing loses big order for 737 Max aircraft

Jul 7, 2019

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Saudi Arabian carrier flyadeal halts plan to buy Boeing planes and switches to Airbus fleet.

Hong Kong extradition protests: Thousands join Kowloon march

Jul 7, 2019

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Tens of thousands marched in a bid to raise awareness about a controversial extradition bill.

Greeks vote in snap general election

Jul 7, 2019

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The leftist government faces a strong challenge from the centre-right after four years in power.

Jason Roy is a definite Ashes option says England head coach Trevor Bayliss

Jul 7, 2019

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England batsman Jason Roy is a "definite option" to face Australia in the Ashes series later this summer, according to head coach Trevor Bayliss.

Nigeria signs African free trade area agreement

Jul 7, 2019

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The African Union estimates that the agreement could boost intra-African trade by 60% by 2022.

Pogba travels on Man Utd pre-season tour despite speculation over future

Jul 7, 2019

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France midfielder Paul Pogba travels with Manchester United for the club's four-match pre-season tour of Australia, Singapore and China.

Cameron Boyce: Disney Descendants star dies age 20

Jul 7, 2019

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The family of the US actor has confirmed he died after suffering a seizure in his sleep.

Trump administration is 'inept and insecure', says UK ambassador

Jul 7, 2019

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Leaked emails reveal Sir Kim Darroch described the White House as "uniquely dysfunctional".

Jeffrey Epstein: US financier 'charged with sex trafficking'

Jul 7, 2019

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Reports say the allegations against the billionaire sex offender date back to the early 2000s.

Iran nuclear deal: Government announces enrichment breach

Jul 7, 2019

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Iran "wants to salvage" the 2015 accord but accuses other countries of failing to fulfil promises.

Deutsche Bank could cut up to 20,000 jobs

Jul 7, 2019

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London and Wall Street could bear the brunt of cuts as the bank fights a falling share price.

Stevie Wonder tells fans he will have kidney transplant

Jul 7, 2019

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The singer told fans at the end of his Hyde Park show that he would have the operation in September.

Listening to the solar eclipse

Jul 7, 2019

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Stories you might have missed this week.

Nairobi’s park is at risk of further land loss

Jul 7, 2019

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Nairobi's National Park is vital for the city's fight against climate change - so why is it being built on?

'I want to change Nigeria's narrative through photos'

Jul 6, 2019

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Dayo Adedayo has taken four million images of Nigeria.

London Pride 2019: Highlights from this year's parade

Jul 6, 2019

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Fifty years on from the Stonewall uprising, London Pride 2019 was just as colourful as ever.

Will Facebook's digital money Libra be good for Africa?

Jul 6, 2019

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The crypto-currency Libra could have profound implications for a continent and its remittances.

YouTube star Etika's fans tattooed in his memory

Jul 6, 2019

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Fans of the late YouTuber Etika explain why they want to keep his memory alive.

What's it like being a female working in entertainment?

Jul 6, 2019

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Three women from different areas of the industry told the BBC about their inspiration and what they think needs to change.

What's the state of illegal immigration in US?

Jul 6, 2019

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For the first time, Mexican immigrants are not the majority population among undocumented residents.

Obituary: Georges Brossard, the man who stuck up for insects

Jul 6, 2019

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Georges Brossard devoted his life to helping us appreciate "the most misunderstood animals".

Residents snapping every passing car - security or spying?

Jul 6, 2019

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Some US neighbourhoods hope to deter crime by installing cameras which record car licence plates.

Women's World Cup 2019: Holders USA prepare to face Netherlands in final

Jul 6, 2019

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Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday's Women's World Cup final between USA and the Netherlands.

Wimbledon 2019: The dream team, a fly by & worst ever drop shot - day six funnies

Jul 6, 2019

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Watch the wonderful and weird moments from day six at Wimbledon as Serena Williams and Andy Murray play doubles and Steve Johnson hits a terrible drop shot.

Women's World Cup: England finish fourth after Sweden defeat

Jul 6, 2019

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England finish fourth at the Women's World Cup after losing 2-1 to Sweden in the third-place play-off in Nice.

Longitude festival: Mystery over US embassy warning

Jul 6, 2019

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Irish police post photos of a "party" atmosphere after Americans are advised to "avoid" Dublin event.

Royal baby: What do we know about Archie's christening?

Jul 6, 2019

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's baby was christened in a private ceremony at Windsor Castle.

Women's World Cup 2019: USA's Megan Rapinoe says Fifa showing women's football 'lack of respect'

Jul 6, 2019

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United States captain Megan Rapinoe says she does not think women's football gets enough respect from Fifa.

California earthquake: ‘I think we need to get under the desk’

Jul 6, 2019

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Shocked newsreaders react live on air as a second earthquake hits California.

Carola Rackete: How a ship captain took on Italy's Salvini

Jul 5, 2019

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A stand-off in the Mediterranean was driven by two people at polar ends of the political spectrum.

London Pride 2019: Should it be a party or a protest?

Jul 5, 2019

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With London celebrating Pride this weekend, we ask its LGBT+ community what the parade stands for in 2019.

Are US women footballers more famous than men?

Jul 5, 2019

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World Cup fever has swept the country - are they now more recognisable than the men?

'My strict Asian parents made me awkward and lonely'

Jul 5, 2019

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When a young woman said she was lonely in an online forum she got support from all over the world.

Is the American strip club dying out?

Jul 5, 2019

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A once booming industry faces changing attitudes, tightening regulations and a rise in online pornography.

Life magazine and its women behind the lens

Jul 5, 2019

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A small group of female photojournalists at Life magazine created some of its most enduring images.

Women's World Cup: Fifa wants to increase teams & double prize money

Jul 5, 2019

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Fifa wants to increase the Women's World Cup to 32 teams, double its prize money and introduce a women's Club World Cup.

Karen Carney: England and Chelsea midfielder to retire after Sweden match

Jul 5, 2019

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England and Chelsea midfielder Karen Carney will retire from club and international football after Saturday's Women's World Cup third-place play-off against Sweden.

Your pictures on the theme of 'cargo'

Jul 4, 2019

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Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week it is "cargo".

Women's World Cup: USA held back by 'sense of fear', says Hope Solo

Jul 3, 2019

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The United States are being held back at the World Cup because they play with a "sense of fear", according to former goalkeeper Hope Solo.

Women's World Cup: Pundits pick their fantasy XI from tournament so far

Jun 30, 2019

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Real Madrid could have £1.8m to spend on players for their new women's team, so which stars could they sign from the World Cup?

Sudan police 'fire tear gas' at protesters in Khartoum

Jun 30, 2019

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Tens of thousands rally across the country to demand an end to military rule.

Italy migrant boat: Captain disobeyed orders due to suicide fears

Jun 30, 2019

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She says she ignored orders not to dock in Italy fearing people on board could take their own lives.

EU summit: Centre-left Timmermans tipped for top post

Jun 30, 2019

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The key posts need to be settled, with centre-left Frans Timmermans tipped to head the Commission.

Kylie Minogue's joyous pop wows Glastonbury

Jun 30, 2019

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The star makes a triumphant return to Glastonbury, 14 years after cancer forced her to pull out.

Jeremy Hunt: I'd back no-deal Brexit with 'heavy heart'

Jun 30, 2019

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Jeremy Hunt says the "democratic promise" to the people must be kept but he will not set a deadline.

England v India: Woakes removes opener Rahul for a duck

Jun 30, 2019

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India opener KL Rahul is caught and bowled by Chris Woakes as England look to secure a vital win in their World Cup match at Edgbaston.

Glastonbury: Sir David Attenborough hails plastic ban

Jun 30, 2019

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The naturalist takes to the Pyramid Stage to thank festival-goers shortly before Kylie Minogue's performance.

Turkey vows 'heavy' retaliation to Libya attacks, defence minister says

Jun 30, 2019

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Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar ordered his troops to target Turkish ships and businesses in Tripoli.

Hong Kong protests: Thousands rally in support of police and Beijing

Jun 30, 2019

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The pro-Beijing protesters waved Chinese flags to oppose the city's huge anti-extradition rallies.

US-North Korea: Trump and Kim agree to restart talks in historic meeting

Jun 30, 2019

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The US president meets Kim Jong-un and they agree to try to resume stalled nuclear talks.

Petra Kvitova column: Wimbledon, 'unusual' arm injury & Melbourne pain

Jun 30, 2019

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In her first BBC column for this year's Wimbledon, two-time champion Petra Kvitova discusses her recent injury, the motivation from a painful defeat and expectations for the championships.

US-North Korea: Trump and Kim hold historic meeting at DMZ

Jun 30, 2019

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The two leaders meet at the Demilitarized zone, an area that divides the two Koreas.

England v India: Jason Roy caught by Ravindra Jadeja at World Cup

Jun 30, 2019

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Ravindra Jadeja's superb diving catch ends Jason Roy's innings on 66 during England's crucial World Cup match against India at Edgbaston.

Pregnant woman stabbed to death, baby in hospital

Jun 30, 2019

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Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murdering the 26-year-old, whose baby is in a critical condition.

Delay to rule allowing US medics to refuse procedures on moral grounds

Jun 30, 2019

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The rule will make it easier for medical workers to refuse to carry out procedures on moral grounds.

Electric cars: New vehicles to emit noise to aid safety

Jun 30, 2019

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The EU rule for new models follows concerns cars put pedestrians at risk because they are too quiet.

Gotabhaya Rajapaksa: The wartime strongman who wants to run Sri Lanka

Jun 30, 2019

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Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, the former defence chief who crushed the Tamil Tigers, is eyeing a return to power.

Sudan: Dying for the revolution

Jun 29, 2019

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Meet the young protesters in Sudan prepared to die to keep the country's revolution alive.

The teenager with Down's syndrome swimming in the Arctic

Jun 29, 2019

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Trym is the first person to live on the Svalbard Islands with Down's syndrome and he isn't letting it hold him back.

How apps power Hong Kong's 'leaderless' protests

Jun 29, 2019

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Huge group chats with real-time voting let demonstrators decide what steps to take next.

Young, mega-rich - and demanding to pay more tax

Jun 29, 2019

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A member of one of America's richest families tells the BBC why paying more tax is her moral duty.

How the British forged the first Indian cricket team

Jun 29, 2019

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It took 12 years and three failed attempts before the first Indian team took to the field in May 1911.

'They called my baby biowaste - it broke my heart in pieces'

Jun 29, 2019

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A garden in Victoria, Canada, helps parents mourn children lost during pregnancy.

Women's World Cup 2019: Sweden surprise, fangirl Oprah, quirky water breaks & all the goals

Jun 29, 2019

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Watch all the action from day 21 of the Women's World Cup including a surprising win for Sweden over Germany and delight for the Dutch as they progress to the semi-finals.

Harry and Meghan meet New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox

Jun 29, 2019

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex met the teams before the New York Yankees played the Boston Red Sox.

Women's World Cup: Germany beaten 2-1 by Sweden

Jun 29, 2019

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Two-time champions Germany suffer a shock Women's World Cup quarter-final exit as Sweden come from behind to beat them 2-1 in Rennes.

Women's World Cup: Van de Donk your player of the match as Netherlands beat Italy

Jun 29, 2019

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Danielle van de Donk receives highest average rating as Netherlands beat Italy to reach the last four of the Women's World Cup.

Women's World Cup: Netherlands beat Italy 2-0 to reach first semi-final

Jun 29, 2019

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The Netherlands reach the Women's World Cup semi-finals for the first time thanks to a 2-0 win over underdogs Italy in Valenciennes.

Women's World Cup: Megan Rapinoe ready for 'huge task' against England

Jun 29, 2019

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Megan Rapinoe says defending champions the USA face a "huge task" against England in the Women's World Cup semi-finals after her double knocked out hosts France.

Trump at G20: The key moments

Jun 29, 2019

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The US president gave a wide-ranging news conference at the end of the G20 summit in Japan.

Abiy Ahmed's reforms in Ethiopia lift the lid on ethnic tensions

Jun 29, 2019

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Just a few weeks ago, Abiy Ahmed was feted across Africa but deadly attacks threatens his reforms.

Japan whaling: Commercial hunts to resume despite outcry

Jun 29, 2019

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Hunters could be back in Japanese waters from 1 July, ending a three-decade halt to commercial whaling.

Berlin Brandenburg: The airport with half a million faults

Jun 29, 2019

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Billions over budget, years late in opening, and still being rebuilt before a single plane has landed. What's gone so wrong at the new Berlin airport?

Week in pictures: 22-28 June 2019

Jun 29, 2019

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A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.

Transgender skater fighting to compete

Jun 28, 2019

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Maria Joaquina is 11-years-old and a prize-winning roller-skater. She is transgender and fighting to compete among girls.

There are calls for models wearing fake pregnancy bumps in ad campaigns to be banned

Jun 28, 2019

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There are calls for fashion firms to stop using fake bump models, after reality star Arabella Chi was used as ASOS's maternity model despite never having been pregnant.

Kamala Harris-Joe Biden row: What is desegregation bussing?

Jun 28, 2019

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Bussing was one answer to the question of how to desegregate schools across the nation.

Why is a Tanzanian chief's skull mentioned in the Versailles Treaty?

Jun 28, 2019

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Chief Mkwawa died 16 years before WW1 began but his skull was mentioned in the treaty that ended the conflict.

'My flat was covered in mould - I rented it from the deputy mayor'

Jun 27, 2019

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After Jennifer Mbon's flat grew a layer of black mould she learned her landlord was a top Marseille politician.

Honduras v El Salvador: The football match that kicked off a war

Jun 26, 2019

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In 1969, EL Salvador and Honduras played three football games and then went to war. What happened?

A handy guide to becoming US president

Jun 26, 2019

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Who gets to be president? How do you win? All your questions and more in one handy explainer.

Your pictures on the theme of 'pathway'

Jun 26, 2019

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Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week it is "pathway".

Support for homeless McDonald's worker shamed on Facebook

Jun 26, 2019

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A man shamed on social media for sleeping at a McDonald's has received support from his community.

Women's World Cup 2019: Who do the stats suggest will win the tournament in France?

Jun 26, 2019

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Hosts France are still favourites to lift the Women's World Cup trophy in Lyon, despite facing USA in the quarter-finals.

Birmingham Rep photos shine spotlight on backstage world

Jun 26, 2019

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An exhibition of 100 images takes theatre fans behind the scenes at Birmingham's Rep theatre.

Pakistan: How one girl overcame the armed men who blocked her school

Jun 26, 2019

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Naeema Zehri grew up in a village in Pakistan where armed men stopped her from going to school.

Arab, gay and publisher of an LGBT magazine in Jordan

Jun 24, 2019

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How one man is seeking to break down gender taboos in Jordan.

Istanbul mayoral re-run: Erdogan's ruling AKP set to lose

Jun 23, 2019

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The opposition candidate, Ekrem Imamoglu, has a commanding lead with more than 95% of votes counted.

Andy Murray wins Queen's doubles title with Feliciano Lopez

Jun 23, 2019

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Andy Murray's dream comeback from potentially career-ending hip surgery ends with a fairytale triumph in the doubles at Queen's.

Why a group of US state senators are being hunted by police

Jun 23, 2019

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Republicans from Oregon have been missing since walking out over a climate change law on Thursday.

Australian children of IS militants rescued from Syria camp

Jun 23, 2019

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The group include orphans of notorious Australian militant Khaled Sharrouf.

Cricket World Cup: Pakistan eliminate S Africa

Jun 23, 2019

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South Africa are knocked out of the World Cup by Pakistan, who keep their slim semi-final hopes alive at Lord's.

Women's World Cup 2019: 'That was not football' - Phil Neville's reaction to England's win against Cameroon

Jun 23, 2019

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Phil Neville was less than impressed with the behaviour of Cameroon as England booked their place in the quarter-finals of the Women's World Cup with a 3-0 victory.

Cricket World Cup: Pakistan's five dropped catches in South Africa win

Jun 23, 2019

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Pakistan drop five catches in their World Cup match against South Africa, but despite these fielding mishaps they beat the Proteas to keep their semi-final hopes alive.

Women's World Cup 2019: England beat Cameroon in fiery encounter to reach quarter-finals

Jun 23, 2019

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England beat Cameroon 3-0 in an extraordinary last-16 tie to set-up a Women's World Cup quarter-final with Norway.

Women's World Cup 2019: 'Extraordinary scenes' - Distraught Cameroon delay restart after VAR review

Jun 23, 2019

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Incredible scenes as Cameroon temporarily halt play after England's second goal is given following a VAR review in their World Cup last 16 tie in Valenciennes.

Czech Republic protests: Andrej Babis urged to quit as PM

Jun 23, 2019

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Protesters are calling for Prime Minister Andrej Babis to resign amid fraud allegations.

Johnson should explain domestic row - opponent

Jun 23, 2019

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Leadership rival Jeremy Hunt joins Tories calling for Mr Johnson to explain a row at his home.

Men's FIH Pro League 2019: Great Britain beat New Zealand to reach final four

Jun 23, 2019

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Great Britain's men see off New Zealand in a tense affair to reach the final stage of the first ever FIH Pro League.

Nanda Devi: Bodies of missing climbers recovered in Himalayas

Jun 23, 2019

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The eight mountaineers had been attempting to climb India's second-highest peak, Nanda Devi.

Lewis Hamilton cruises to French GP victory

Jun 23, 2019

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Lewis Hamilton takes a stranglehold on the world title with a dominant victory in the French Grand Prix.

Ukraine holds largest gay pride event to date in Kiev

Jun 23, 2019

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Organisers say around 8,000 attended the Kiev parade - up from 5,000 last year.

North Korea's Kim Jong-un receives 'excellent' letter from Trump

Jun 23, 2019

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The North Korean leader will "seriously contemplate the interesting content", state media say.

US 'launched cyber-attack on Iran weapons systems'

Jun 23, 2019

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The hack targeted computers running rocket and missile launchers, sources tell US media outlets.

Ethiopia army chief shot dead in 'coup bid' attacks

Jun 23, 2019

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The chief of staff is shot dead by his own bodyguard in what is described as a regional coup bid.

Watch wonder goal in Malaysian Cup

Jun 23, 2019

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Herold Goulon's stunner capped a victory over Perak in the first leg of the Malaysian FA Cup semi-final.

Climate protesters storm Garzweiler coalmine in Germany

Jun 23, 2019

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The activists broke through police lines during a weekend of protests against fossil fuel use.

German politician's murder raises spectre of far-right attacks

Jun 23, 2019

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A neo-Nazi is suspected of having shot Walter Lübcke, who defended migrant rights.

School lunch debt: How widespread is it in the US?

Jun 23, 2019

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US states are increasingly taking action to end "lunch shaming" when children are unable to pay for school meals.

Hong Kong protests: How tensions have spread to US

Jun 23, 2019

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The conflict between mainland China and Hong Kong is playing out at college campuses across the US.

How 'charity speedrunning' made gaming the new telethon

Jun 23, 2019

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As Games Done Quick holds its 20th event, we explore how gamers raise millions for charity.

Achieving the impossible: Thai cave rescue a year on

Jun 23, 2019

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One diver recalls the dramatic rescue of 12 boys that made headlines around the world.

Deportations after deal: The new reality for migrants in Mexico

Jun 23, 2019

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Undocumented migrants in south Mexico no longer travel unimpeded, photojournalist Encarni Pindado discovers.

Shiyenze Khasoha: 'My designs fund my cancer treatment'

Jun 23, 2019

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Kenyan Shiyenze Khasoha sells clothes she designs to pay for her ovarian cancer treatment.

'This ambitious water project killed my husband'

Jun 23, 2019

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A new multi-billion dollar project to prevent drought in southern India is causing controversy.

Tory leadership: Who gets to choose the UK's next prime minister?

Jun 23, 2019

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It is not now MPs who will get to decide between Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson.

How water polo's Shiny Shrimps changed one man's life

Jun 22, 2019

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Cédric Le Gallo used to hate sport. But then he joined the Shiny Shrimps and it changed his life.

The women fighting for Lapland

Jun 22, 2019

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As climate change affects the livelihoods of Finland's indigenous Sami people, a proposed new Arctic railway, forestry and mining could change Lapland forever.

Bear falls asleep in wardrobe after entering home

Jun 22, 2019

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Police in the US state of Montana found the animal resting after it had locked itself into a room.

Hong Kong protests: How Hallelujah to the Lord became an unofficial anthem

Jun 22, 2019

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It's a Christian hymn but there are political reasons why protesters have picked up the simple tune

Inside Pakistan's first retirement home for third-gender people

Jun 20, 2019

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Pakistan's third-gender people are often rejected by their families - the first retirement home for them has just opened.

Your pictures on the theme of 'reflections'

Jun 20, 2019

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Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week it is "reflections".

'Her ancestors enslaved mine. Now we're friends'

Jun 18, 2019

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Phoebe Kilby discovered her ancestors were slave-owners and she wanted to pay reparations.

The factory making shoes out of plastic bottles

Jun 17, 2019

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This Adidas factory in India makes shoes and clothes out of polyester from recycled plastic bottles.

Should you leave the room when you cough or sneeze?

Jun 17, 2019

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President Donald Trump seems to think so - and he's not alone. What have the experts got to say?

A bridge made of grass

Jun 16, 2019

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The annual remaking of the last remaining Inca rope bridge at Q'eswachaka in Peru.

UK Conservative leader hopefuls clash over Brexit

Jun 16, 2019

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The five MPs argued over whether a new deal can be reached in a TV debate without frontrunner Boris Johnson.

Argentina and Uruguay scramble to restore power after massive outage

Jun 16, 2019

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Argentina's president promises a full investigation after a blackout left millions without electricity.

India vs Pakistan: Rohit Sharma's 140 sets up victory for Virat Kohli's side

Jun 16, 2019

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Rohit Sharma hits his second century of the World Cup as India thrash Pakistan by 86 runs at Old Trafford.

Cricket World Cup 2019: How India's Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma & KL Rahul destroyed Pakistan

Jun 16, 2019

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Watch a selection of some of the biggest shots from India's top three, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Virat Kohli, during their 89-run win over Pakistan at Old Trafford.

USA beat Chile to reach knockout round

Jun 16, 2019

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Carli Lloyd scores twice and misses a penalty as the United States qualify for the World Cup knockout stages with a 3-0 win over Chile.

Women's World Cup 2019: Christiane Endler produces spectacular save v USA

Jun 16, 2019

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Watch as Chile keeper Christiane Endler produces another spectacular display despite being behind.

Hong Kong protest: 'Nearly two million' join demonstration

Jun 16, 2019

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Organisers say two million people turn up for a protest against a controversial extradition bill.

Golan Heights: Israel unveils 'Trump Heights' settlement

Jun 16, 2019

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Mr Netanyahu said the move honoured the US president for recognising Israel's sovereignty over Golan.

Hong Kong protests: Scale of the march in photos

Jun 16, 2019

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Organisers had hoped for a million people - but the attendance may have been double that.

Ousted Sudan leader Bashir makes first appearance since coup

Jun 16, 2019

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Wearing a traditional white robe, Omar al-Bashir was taken from jail to the prosecutor's office.

Women's World Cup: Sweden defeat Thailand 5-1 to reach the last 16

Jun 16, 2019

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Sweden confirm their place in the Women's World Cup last 16 with a comfortable 5-1 victory over Thailand in Nice.

South African teens attempt Cape-to-Cairo in homemade plane

Jun 16, 2019

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It will take six weeks to cover the 12,000km route in a four-seater they assembled in three weeks.

Harry and Meghan share picture of son Archie on Father's Day

Jun 16, 2019

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The picture shows the six-week-old with his eyes open as he is held by Prince Harry.

Maurizio Sarri: Juventus appoint Chelsea manager

Jun 16, 2019

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Maurizio Sarri leaves Chelsea to take over at Italian champions Juventus after one season in charge of the Premier League club.

Cricket World Cup: India's Virat Kohli furious after falling to Pakistan's Sarfaraz Ahmed

Jun 16, 2019

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India's captain Virat Kohli walks after appearing to be caught off the bowling of Mohammad Amir but replays suggest he did not touch the ball.

'Maybe we don't deserve it but we take it' - Alonso wins Le Mans for second time

Jun 16, 2019

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Fernando Alonso wins the Le Mans 24 Hours for the second consecutive year alongside Toyota team-mates Sebastien Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima.

World Cup 2019: Nigeria on 'changing mentality' of women's football in Africa

Jun 16, 2019

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Nigeria players Francisca Ordega and Asisat Oshoala on their personal struggles, inspirations and responsibilities going into this summer's World Cup.

Who's next? What does Abramovich want? The questions for Chelsea after Sarri exit

Jun 16, 2019

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With Chelsea looking for a 12th different manager of the Roman Abramovich era, who could be next in line and what are the ramifications for the future?

Ethiopia anger over texting and internet blackouts

Jun 16, 2019

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No explanation has been given for the shut downs but they coincide with nationwide exams.

Paul Pogba: Man Utd midfielder says 'now could be good time to leave'

Jun 16, 2019

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Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba says now "could be a good time to move elsewhere".

Tyson Fury says he will beat Deontay Wilder in rematch

Jun 16, 2019

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Britain's Tyson Fury says he will beat Deontay Wilder in a world heavyweight title rematch that looks set to take place early next year.

Benjamin Netanyahu's wife Sara admits misusing public funds

Jun 16, 2019

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Sara Netanyahu is fined $12,490 (£9,917) after being convicted of misusing state funds for meals.

Hong Kong protests: Thousands march against extradition bill

Jun 16, 2019

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The streets of Hong Kong are brought to a standstill in the third mass protest there this week.

Travel site removes 'offensive' Belfast guide

Jun 16, 2019

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Fodor's Travel compared "wildly romantic Catholic murals" to "workmanlike efforts" in Protestant areas.

Spice Girls: Geri apologises for quitting in 1998

Jun 16, 2019

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Ginger Spice says she regrets leaving the band at the height of their fame, as their reunion tour ends.

Babe Ruth jersey fetches record-breaking $5.64m at auction

Jun 16, 2019

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The baseball legend's jersey becomes the most expensive piece of sports memorabilia ever sold.

Tattoos at work: Are they still an issue?

Jun 15, 2019

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Employers have become more relaxed about visible tattoos at work, but some firms still don't allow them.

Nigerian weddings: Glitz, glamour but mind the cost

Jun 15, 2019

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Why are some couples are having multiple weddings? Leah and Echina explain why they did.

Jan Broberg: Abuser used alien conspiracy to control me

Jun 15, 2019

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Jan Broberg from Abducted in Plain Sight tells BBC Radio 5 Live how abuser lied to control her.

China’s history of extraordinary rendition

Jun 15, 2019

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Protests in Hong Kong over proposed changes to the extradition law follow reports of China illegally removing its opponents.

The day Trump ran for president (and what people predicted)

Jun 15, 2019

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On this day in 2015, Trump said he was running for president. How did people react - and what did they get wrong?

Ebola crosses a porous border

Jun 15, 2019

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The Ebola virus may be easier to contain in Uganda than in DR Congo, reports Olivia Acland.

'Grime Gran': Margaret Keefe, 80, plugged into music scene

Jun 15, 2019

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Margaret Keefe's grandson and grime artist Risky Roadz toasts their partnership with online videos.

'My parents wanted me to marry. I became a DJ'

Jun 15, 2019

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Photographer Sayan Hazra captures a day in the life of one of India's few female DJs.

Women's World Cup 2019: What to look out for on day 10

Jun 15, 2019

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The Netherlands and Canada confirmed their places in the last 16 on Saturday, so can Sweden and the United States do the same on day 10?

Women's World Cup: Canada beat New Zealand 2-0 to reach last 16

Jun 15, 2019

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Canada enjoy a comfortable 2-0 victory over New Zealand to secure their place in the last 16 of the World Cup.

Women's World Cup: Netherlands beat Cameroon 3-1 to reach last 16

Jun 15, 2019

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European champions the Netherlands defeat Cameroon in Group E to confirm their place in the World Cup last 16.

Franco Zeffirelli - one of the greatest movie directors

Jun 15, 2019

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Franco Zeffirelli's bold ideas and lavish productions made him one of the great post-war European directors.

Sudan: Friends pay tribute to victim of Sudan protests

Jun 15, 2019

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Social media profiles have been turning blue in tribute to Mohammad Mattar who was shot dead during protests in Sudan.

'Shield Girl': The face of Hong Kong's anti-extradition movement

Jun 15, 2019

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Lam Ka Lo was pictured meditating in front of shield-bearing police; the struggle goes on, she says.

Why would a nurse become a serial killer?

Jun 14, 2019

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German nurse Niels Högel is just the latest health professional to be jailed for killing patients.

Fifa Women's World Cup - who's playing?

Jun 14, 2019

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England confirmed their place in the World Cup last 16 on Friday - can the Netherlands and Canada do the same on day nine?

Gulf of Oman tanker attacks: What could be Iran's motive?

Jun 14, 2019

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Iran's policy of strategic patience under punishing US sanctions may be coming to an end.

#OneFairWage: Is it wrong to pay tipped staff less than others?

Jun 13, 2019

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Some US workers can be paid just $2.13 an hour by their bosses, but raising the rate is controversial.

Your pictures on the theme of 'sailing by'

Jun 13, 2019

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Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week it is "sailing by".

Fishing for crabs in Brazil's mangrove forests

Jun 12, 2019

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Photographer Nacho Doce documents the changing landscape of Brazil's mangrove forests.

Very Hungry Caterpillar still being devoured 50 years on

Jun 12, 2019

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The best-selling children's book is half a century old. Its creator tells us why it has endured so long.

'When I try to talk to my grandad words won't come out'

Jun 9, 2019

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As a child, Red was chatty and full of life - but only at home. When she left the house, everything changed.

The village where hairstyles are a dating code

Jun 9, 2019

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Women in Yay Pote Gyi village in central Myanmar use their hairstyles to signal if they are married or ready to date.

Hong Kong protesters demonstrate against extradition bill

Jun 9, 2019

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Clashes break out after a huge march against a law some fear could let China target opponents.

Kazakhstan election: Hundreds arrested in poll protests

Jun 9, 2019

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Protesters across Kazakhstan are boycotting a presidential election they claim is not free and fair.

Moldova crisis: Snap elections called by interim president

Jun 9, 2019

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The interim president dissolves parliament - a move described as illegal by lawmakers.

Women's World Cup: England 2-1 Scotland

Jun 9, 2019

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Phil Neville's England team launch their 2019 Women's World Cup campaign with a narrow win over Scotland in Nice.

Dhawan shines as impressive India beat Australia at World Cup - highlights & report

Jun 9, 2019

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India claim a convincing 36-run win over Australia at The Oval in the first heavyweight clash of the World Cup.

Women's World Cup 2019: Brazil star Cristiane scores first hat-trick of 2019 World Cup

Jun 9, 2019

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Watch all the goals as Cristiane scores a hat-trick against Jamaica on day 3 of the Women's World Cup 2019.

Women's World Cup 2019: England 2-1 Scotland highlights

Jun 9, 2019

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England seal three points from their opening match in Group D with a win against a spirited Scotland side.

Cricket World Cup: India batsmen inspire win over Australia

Jun 9, 2019

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Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya help India to victory over Australia in the World Cup at The Oval.

Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem to win 12th French Open title

Jun 9, 2019

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Rafael Nadal maintains his stranglehold on the French Open by beating Dominic Thiem in four sets to lift a 12th men's singles title.

Pickford scores penalty and saves another in England shootout win

Jun 9, 2019

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Jordan Pickford scored one penalty and saved another as England beat Switzerland in a shootout to finish third at the Uefa Nations League finals.

Actors targeted in homophobic attack in Southampton

Jun 9, 2019

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The pair were appearing in Rotterdam, which tells the story of a young gay woman.

Lightning strike death on Highlands mountain was 'freak accident'

Jun 9, 2019

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A 55- year-old woman dies after being struck by lightning while hillwalking in the Highlands.

Sudan security forces tear-gas protesters

Jun 9, 2019

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Four people have been killed in Khartoum on the first day of "civil disobedience", doctors say.

Brazil Women 3-0 Jamaica Women

Jun 9, 2019

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Veteran Brazil striker Cristiane scores the first hat-trick of the 2019 Women's World Cup as Jamaica's debut at the tournament ends in defeat in Grenoble.

Women's World Cup: Who are the stars to watch out for?

Jun 9, 2019

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Which player has scored the most international goals? Who is the top-rated female player on Fifa? We profile the stars of the 2019 Women's World Cup.

River Elbe sinking: Restored 19th Century ship goes down

Jun 9, 2019

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The wooden schooner, built in 1883, collided with a container on the Elbe River in northern Germany.

Russia's ban for doping upheld months before World Championships in Doha

Jun 9, 2019

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Russia's participation at athletics' World Championships in Doha remains in doubt after the IAAF votes to uphold its doping ban.

Australia 1-2 Italy: Bonansea scores twice as Italy fight back to clinch late victory

Jun 9, 2019

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Italy fight back from a goal down to beat Australia in stoppage time and pull off a big shock at the end of the best contest of the Women's World Cup so far.

Michael Gove admits he was lucky to avoid jail over cocaine use

Jun 9, 2019

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The Tory leadership hopeful says taking the class A drug 20 years ago "was a crime".

Bionic Showgirl shakes up cabaret

Jun 9, 2019

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Viktoria Modesta, who chose to have her own leg amputated, takes to the stage at the Crazy Horse in Paris.

Boxing teaches Kenyan girls to defend themselves

Jun 9, 2019

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Girls in one of Nairobi's toughest neighbourhoods are learning to defend themselves by boxing.

Letter from Africa: A royal feud threatens Nigeria's heritage

Jun 8, 2019

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Why the Emir of Kano's power is waning, eroding years of tradition in the Muslim north.

The underwater Indian village that emerges once a year

Jun 8, 2019

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Curdi in western India was submerged in 1986. But for one month, waters recede to reveal its remnants.

How Batman inspired Kasabian side project

Jun 8, 2019

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Sergio Pizzorno reveals how the "freedom" of his first-ever solo album owes a debt to Bruce Wayne.

Stockpicking: What goes up may go down

Jun 8, 2019

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Neil Woodford is not the only star investor to hit hard times, but many soon recover.

Where dogs wear pollution masks

Jun 8, 2019

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South Korea's dogs have to go for walkies in some of the worst air in the developed world.

A telephone for grief after the Japanese tsunami

Jun 8, 2019

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Many people have come to Japan's "wind phone" after losing family in the 2011 tsunami.

How do you vacuum plastic from a beach?

Jun 8, 2019

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Engineers in Canada have devised a machine they say can clean small pieces of plastic from Hawaii's "Trash Beach".

Spain come from behind to beat South Africa

Jun 8, 2019

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Jennifer Hermoso scores two penalties as Spain come from behind to beat World Cup debutants South Africa, who finish with 10 players.

All white on the night... and other stories you missed

Jun 8, 2019

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Here are a few stories you may have missed in the last seven days.

Prince Louis makes waves at Trooping the Colour parade

Jun 8, 2019

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The Trooping the Colour spectacle was attended by members of the Royal Family.

Don't get my goat: The island farmers fighting livestock theft

Jun 7, 2019

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One farmer in Antigua who had his $3,000 prize goat stolen is fighting back with a new approach.

The long echo of WW2 trauma

Jun 7, 2019

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The upbeat post-war mood helped mask the scale of PTSD, but the trauma of WW2 may still be affecting families today.

Everest through the eyes of a Sherpa: 'Climbers need to wake up’

Jun 7, 2019

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Kami Rita Sherpa has spent his life on the world's highest mountain and holds the record for Everest ascents.

Armistead Maupin on gay actors and 'Tales of the City'

Jun 7, 2019

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Armistead Maupin is one of the world's best-known LGBT writers, and now his long-running series 'Tales of the City' has arrived on Netflix.

Mother and daughter graduate from US university on same day

Jun 7, 2019

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Falhad Mohamud graduates from a US university with her daughter Amina, having fled Somalia in 1980.

Europe's press sees Brexit as May's 'spectacular failure'

Jun 7, 2019

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European news sites say failure to pass her Brexit bill made Theresa May's resignation inevitable.

India court releases army veteran detained as foreigner

Jun 7, 2019

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A retired officer with 30 years of service, Mohd Sanaullah has been languishing in a detention camp.

China social media: WeChat and the Surveillance State

Jun 7, 2019

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How one BBC correspondent was locked out of China's top messaging app after posting photos.

Where are Liberia's missing millions?

Jun 6, 2019

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Liberians are angry about the apparent disappearance of state funds - and are demanding answers.

How fish and shrimps could be recruited as underwater spies

Jun 6, 2019

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Animals have long been used for military purposes, but could marine creatures also act as sensors?

Your pictures on the theme of 'party time'

Jun 6, 2019

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Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week it is "party time".

Cat declawing: Should it be banned, and why does it happen in the US?

Jun 5, 2019

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New York might become the first US state to ban cat declawing - but it's been illegal in Europe for years.

How Sri Lanka's arrack coconut spirit went upmarket

Jun 5, 2019

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Once considered a poor man's tipple, Sri Lankan spirit arrack is now a hip drink around the world.

Young Conservative: 'Party girls can do politics'

Jun 5, 2019

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Emily Hewertson is an aspiring politician who wants to change the perception that you need to smarten up your social media to get there.

'There is no word for Down’s syndrome in my language'

Jun 4, 2019

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Elly Kitaly discovered there was no adequate word for Down's syndrome in her language.

How to make biodegradable 'plastic' from cactus juice

Jun 3, 2019

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This Mexican researcher hopes her invention can help replace single-use plastics.

Pope Francis apologises to Roma for Catholic discrimination

Jun 2, 2019

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The pontiff asks forgiveness from the Roma on the final day of his visit to Romania.

Nanda Devi: Hopes fading for eight missing climbers

Jun 2, 2019

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The climbers from the UK, US, India and Australia have been missing in the Himalayas for days.

Pentagon tells White House not to politicise the military

Jun 2, 2019

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It comes amid a row over a request to hide a ship bearing the name of Trump rival John McCain.

Bangladesh shock South Africa in World Cup - videos & report

Jun 2, 2019

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Bangladesh stun South Africa at The Oval to start their World Cup campaign with a fine 21-run victory.

England enjoy men's & women's double over Barbarians

Jun 2, 2019

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A young England men's XV produce an entertaining performance to beat the Barbarians and follow up the women's team's earlier victory.

Andrea Nahles: SPD leader and Merkel coalition partner to resign

Jun 2, 2019

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Andrea Nahles is to step down as leader of the centre-left party after its EU election setback.

Obituary: The 'queen of Creole' who fed the civil rights movement

Jun 2, 2019

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By cooking up dishes at her New Orleans restaurant, Leah Chase fed the civil rights movement.

Trump denies calling Meghan 'nasty' despite audio recording

Jun 2, 2019

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The quote was made up by the "Fake News Media", he tweets - despite a recording of the interview.

French Open: Britain's Johanna Konta into quarter-finals

Jun 2, 2019

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British number one Johanna Konta continues her charge through the French Open by impressively beating Croatian 24th seed Donna Vekic to reach the quarter-finals.

Tiananmen Square: China minister defends 1989 crackdown

Jun 2, 2019

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The defence minister said the response by authorities was "correct", in a rare acknowledgement of events.

Venice crash reignites calls for cruise ship ban

Jun 2, 2019

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Officials say cruise ships should be banned from the Giudecca canal after a crash injures four people.

Champions League: Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp sings during TV interview

Jun 2, 2019

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp breaks out into a song during a post-match interview after his side won the European Cup for a sixth time.

Trump: Prepare for no deal and send in Farage

Jun 2, 2019

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Britain should walk away from the EU unless it secures the deal it wants, the US president says.

Israel strikes Syrian targets near Golan Heights

Jun 2, 2019

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The Israel Defense Forces say they retaliated after rockets were fired at the occupied Golan Heights.

Footballer Neymar denies rape accusation

Jun 2, 2019

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A woman alleges the player assaulted her, a claim he seeks to refute by releasing private messages.

Watch scenes from Liverpool's dressing room after they won their sixth European cup

Jun 2, 2019

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Watch scenes from Liverpool's dressing room after they won their sixth European cup.

Huge cruise ship crashes into Venice harbour

Jun 2, 2019

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The MSC Opera, its horns blaring, crashes into a boat moored at a wharf in San Basilio-Zattere.

Joshua vows to 'get the belts back' after 'minor setback'

Jun 2, 2019

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Anthony Joshua vows to "get the belts back" after calling his sensational heavyweight world-title defeat by Andy Ruiz Jr a "minor setback".

Joshua beaten in one of boxing's biggest upsets

Jun 2, 2019

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Anthony Joshua loses his world heavyweight titles after being stopped by unfancied Mexican Andy Ruiz Jr.

ICYMI: Zip-line ride and volcanic eruption

Jun 2, 2019

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Some of the stories you may have missed this week.

BTS are the first Korean band to headline Wembley Stadium

Jun 2, 2019

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The pop idols become the first South Korean group to headline Wembley Stadium.

Coffee art: Why Ennock Mlangeni swapped paint for the bean

Jun 1, 2019

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South African Ennock Mlangeni is a self-taught visual artist who creates art using coffee.

Why some countries are shipping back plastic waste

Jun 1, 2019

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More and more countries are refusing to be a "dumping ground" for wealthier nations.

Five potential flashpoints for Trump's visit to UK

Jun 1, 2019

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Behind the pageantry, what policy differences could cause rifts during the president's UK state visit?

Which are the most remade BBC dramas?

Jun 1, 2019

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As an Indian version of Luther gets under way, why are overseas producers so keen to remake British drama?

Tamagotchi returns in wave of 1990s nostalgia toy joy

Jun 1, 2019

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Childhood memories are powerful feelings that brands can target as 1990s goods make a comeback.

The Toronto Raptor superfan who's not Drake

Jun 1, 2019

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Drake gets all the courtside attention in Toronto but this man is a celebrity because of his fandom.

Liverpool fans celebrate Champions League win

Jun 1, 2019

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Watch Liverpool fans react to winning the Champions League after the Reds beat Tottenham 2-0 in Madrid in the final.

Nayib Bukele: El Salvador's incoming leader promises 'new era'

Jun 1, 2019

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The young politician has blown open El Salvador's two-party system but can he deliver on his promises?

Etienne Tshisekedi funeral takes place in DR Congo

Jun 1, 2019

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Etienne Tshisekedi is buried in DR Congo after a dispute with the former government was resolved.

Driver jumps from moving car after chase in Wrexham

Jun 1, 2019

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Ashley Carl Bennett left the car in reverse as he tried to escape from police.

Giving a voice to Canada's missing and murdered indigenous women

Jun 1, 2019

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Beverley Jacobs and Terri Brown fought tirelessly on behalf of missing and murdered indigenous women.

Sayyida Salme: The tragic life of Zanzibar's rebel princess

Jun 1, 2019

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Sayyida Salme is a little known 19th Century princess who fled Zanzibar after scandalising the royals.

The island community feeling 'lost' in England

Jun 1, 2019

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Evicted from their homeland, Chagos Islands families living in the UK are divided by immigration law.

The woman fighting back against India's rape culture

May 31, 2019

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When a man tried to rape Usha Vishwakarma she responded by setting up self-defence classes.

The man who might have stopped Sri Lanka's Easter bombings

May 31, 2019

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Few realised before the attacks that Sri Lanka had a problem with Islamist militancy. One man who did was Mohammad Razak Taslim.

Your pictures on the theme of 'identity'

May 30, 2019

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Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week it is "identity".

Cartoon scavenger hunts brighten Portland

May 30, 2019

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Wooden cutouts of famous cartoon characters and memes are popping up all over the city in Oregon.

The preachers getting rich from poor Americans

May 28, 2019

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Some televangelists ask people to give cash to earn financial favour from God - it's often the hardest-up giving their last pennies.

The Yazidi family reunited after being IS slaves

May 28, 2019

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Thousands of Yazidis were killed or enslaved by IS but Nashaat and his mother survived, and are about to be reunited.

Could making recycling pay save the planet?

May 28, 2019

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Encouraging recycling as a moral good may not make sense.

London teens sent to Africa to escape knife crime

May 28, 2019

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Why British Somali parents are sending their children to East Africa to avoid violence in the UK.

The tablet computer pulled by donkey

May 27, 2019

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Communities in Mozambique learn about health, banking and elections via giant interactive screens.

This invention from the 1930s is cutting period poverty

May 27, 2019

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Saying 'Goodbye' to pads and period poverty, and 'Hello' to the menstrual cup

Javier Botet: Meet the actor behind Hollywood's monsters

May 26, 2019

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You may not recognise Spanish actor Javier Botet - but he has starred in some of horror's biggest films.

Islamic State: Iraq sentences French citizens to death

May 26, 2019

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The three men were found guilty of joining the militant group.

Johnson-Thompson sets personal best to win Gotzis heptathlon

May 26, 2019

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Katarina Johnson-Thompson finishes strongly on day two to beat a strong field and win the Gotzis heptathlon with a world-leading, personal best score.

French Open: Elina Svitolina beats Venus Williams to reach second round

May 26, 2019

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Ninth seed Elina Svitolina overcomes a tricky first-round French Open draw by beating seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams.

St Mirren escape relegation with shootout win over Dundee Utd

May 26, 2019

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St Mirren secure their Scottish Premiership safety with a dramatic penalty shootout win over Dundee United in the play-off final.

Charlton promoted to Championship with last-gasp goal

May 26, 2019

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Charlton score a 94th-minute winner to beat Sunderland in the League One play-off final at Wembley.

Nepal says overcrowding not 'sole reason' for Everest death toll rise

May 26, 2019

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The department of tourism said other factors such as weather conditions were involved.

Federer wins first French Open match in four years

May 26, 2019

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Roger Federer makes a winning return to the French Open with a dominant first-round victory over Lorenzo Sonego.

Raab sets out leader bid as Gove joins UK PM race

May 26, 2019

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Dominic Raab wants to keep a no-deal Brexit on the table, but Chancellor Philip Hammond says ignoring MPs would be "dangerous".

Monaco GP: Lewis Hamilton beats Max Verstappen

May 26, 2019

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Lewis Hamilton holds off Max Verstappen, and survives a late collision with the Red Bull driver, to win a nail-biting Monaco Grand Prix.

Oklahoma tornado: Two killed and several injured in El Reno

May 26, 2019

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Rescue efforts continue as officials assess the "devastating" aftermath.

Nepal explosions kill three in capital Kathmandu

May 26, 2019

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The twin blasts also injured five others, police say, but the cause is not yet clear.

Sean O'Brien: Ireland flanker ruled out of Rugby World Cup

May 26, 2019

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Ireland back row forward Sean O'Brien is ruled out of the Rugby World Cup as he faces six months on the sidelines after an operation.

Briton dies following Cannes yacht collision

May 26, 2019

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A 29-year-old man died when two yachts collided off the coast of Cannes, France.

Kerber suffers shock first-round exit at French Open

May 26, 2019

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German fifth seed Angelique Kerber suffers a shock first-round defeat by world number 81 Anastasia Potapova at the French Open.

German Jews warned not to wear kippas after rise in anti-Semitism

May 26, 2019

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An official advises Jews against wearing traditional skullcaps following a rise in anti-Semitism.

In Pictures: Donald Trump enjoys sumo tournament in Japan

May 26, 2019

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Images from Tokyo where the US president witnessed traditional Japanese wrestling on his four-day visit.

Thailand's influential ex-PM Prem Tinsulanonda dies at 98

May 26, 2019

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Prem Tinsulanonda, 98, is remembered as one of the most influential figures in modern Thai politics.

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill resigns

May 26, 2019

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Peter O'Neill stands down after a series of defections from his government to the opposition.

Off-grid living for almost 80 years

May 26, 2019

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"I am my own person, I have my own identity," says 77-year-old Margaret Gallagher.

Trump dismisses North Korean tests of 'some small weapons'

May 26, 2019

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On a state visit to Japan, the US president put himself at odds with his hosts and his own advisers.

Rescued hiker: 'It came down to life and death and I had to chose'

May 26, 2019

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A hiker who was found alive more than two weeks after she went missing on Maui, Hawaii, speaks from hospital.

Double Gloucester rolling: Champion Chris Anderson's cheese guide

May 25, 2019

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What does it take to win a Double Gloucester cheese that's been rolled down a hill?

How will Modi handle India's economy?

May 25, 2019

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With an even bigger electoral mandate, India's new government is in a position to push ahead with reforms.

Why Huawei's Google woes worry Africa

May 25, 2019

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Will Africa's governments and consumers have to choose between using US and Chinese technology?

‘Cosplay helps me express myself'

May 25, 2019

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Cosplaying - dressing up as a character from a film, book, or a game - is growing in popularity in India.

Trump in Japan: Sumo, barbecue and an imperial audience

May 25, 2019

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Japanese PM Shinzo Abe is pulling out all the stops for his country's closest ally.

Beach-lovers beware: Umbrellas injure thousands a year

May 25, 2019

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Improperly installed beach umbrellas have sent more than 30,000 people to US hospitals in a decade.

Why my 93-year-old gran is learning to fly

May 25, 2019

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WW2 veteran Mollie Macartney is still pursuing an active life - and is inspiring her granddaughter to do the same.

Craters of the moon, now viewable from Instagram and Reddit

May 25, 2019

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Amateur photographer's 81 megapixel picture of the moon inspires fellow 'space nerds'

Is the voice assistant on your phone sexist?

May 25, 2019

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BBC's Megha Mohan finds out why voice assistant technologies often have female voices.

The intimacy coordinator that helps choreograph sex scenes

May 25, 2019

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Ita O'Brien is the BBC's first "intimacy director" and has worked on new BBC drama Gentleman Jack.

Saudi women runners taking to the streets

May 25, 2019

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Jeddah Running Community is one of a growing number of mixed gender Saudi Arabian running groups.

Living in a ghost town

May 25, 2019

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Italy's ghost town that became a home for people with no where else to go.

Spice Girls: What happened to Girl Power?

May 24, 2019

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As the pop icons return (minus Posh) for their Spiceworld tour - is Girl Power relevant or a 90s relic?

Gay rights in Kenya: 'Why our fight isn't over'

May 24, 2019

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A Kenyan campaigner says he won't be deterred by a court ruling that upheld a ban on gay sex.

Mount Everest: Why the summit can get so crowded

May 24, 2019

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A picture gives a glimpse into the conditions facing climbers at the top of the world.

How Sydney's pools became the envy of the world

May 24, 2019

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Sydney has more ocean swimming pools than any other city - a product of "unique" historic factors.

European Elections: What to watch out for in the results

May 24, 2019

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Will the traditional powers hold on to a slim majority, or will the far right make gains the gains they hope for?

European elections 2019: A moment of truth for nationalists

May 21, 2019

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Italy's Matteo Salvini is gathering an array of right-wing leaders, but can such an awkward alliance work?

Blast injures tourists on bus near Giza pyramids in Egypt

May 19, 2019

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At least 16 people are hurt near the Grand Egyptian Museum, South African tourists among them.

India election 2019: Exit polls suggest Narendra Modi back as PM

May 19, 2019

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Exit polls suggest a win for Prime Minister Narendra Modi as voting ends in the marathon election.

Swiss gun control: Projections suggest voters approve EU rules

May 19, 2019

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Sunday's referendum backed new gun restrictions to conform with EU rules, projections suggest.

Kompany leaves Man City to become Anderlecht player-manager

May 19, 2019

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Captain Vincent Kompany leaves Manchester City to become player-manager at former club Anderlecht.

Italian Open: Karolina Pliskova beats Johanna Konta in final

May 19, 2019

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British number one Johanna Konta's wait for a first WTA clay-court title continues after she loses to Karolina Pliskova in the Italian Open final.

UK PM plans 'bold offer' for Brexit deal support

May 19, 2019

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Extra protections for workers could get "sensible" Labour MPs on board with Brexit, a minister says.

Dutee Chand becomes first openly gay Indian athlete

May 19, 2019

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Dutee Chand says she was encouraged to speak out after India decriminalised gay sex in 2018.

Australian betting company pays out for wrong result

May 19, 2019

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Australia's Sportsbet handed out A$1m to those betting on a Labor win, two days before the vote.

Sudan crisis: Arrests over protesters' killings

May 19, 2019

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The suspects have confessed to shooting at least five pro-democracy activists, the military says.

England v Pakistan: Eoin Morgan breaks roof tile with huge six

May 19, 2019

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England captain Eoin Morgan breaks a roof tile with a huge six during the fifth and final ODI against Pakistan at Headingley.

Austria chancellor calls for snap election after corruption scandal

May 19, 2019

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Chancellor Sebastian Kurz calls a snap poll after his far-right deputy quits over a major scandal.

2019 Australia election: Morrison's coalition seeking shock majority

May 19, 2019

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Conservative Scott Morrison revels in his "miracle" re-election as he nears a majority government.

Harry and Meghan mark anniversary with new wedding photos

May 19, 2019

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex post new pictures on Instagram to mark their first anniversary.

Trump breaks silence amid Alabama abortion ban row

May 19, 2019

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He outlined "strongly pro-life" views on abortion, amid a row over strict new laws passed in several states.

Scott Morrison: How Australia's PM built a 'miracle' election win

May 19, 2019

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In the chaos of his predecessor's brutal ouster, Scott Morrison built a shrewd election strategy.

Bodies of 'twins' found in clean-up of Kenya river

May 19, 2019

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Officials believe they were dumped in a river in Nairobi after an illegal abortion was carried out.

Republican Justin Amash calls for Trump impeachment

May 19, 2019

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Justin Amash is the first Republican congressman to call for the impeachment of the president.

Women's World Cup 2019: Abby Wambach's neat goal from 2015 - 19 days to go

May 19, 2019

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BBC Sport remembers Abby Wambach's final competitive goal for the USA in a 1-0 win over Nigeria at the 2015 World Cup.

Eurovision 2019: The contest highlights from start to finish

May 19, 2019

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The contest's highlights - from singing in the shower and bendy poles to the Netherlands' triumph.

Eurovision 2019: Netherlands wins song contest

May 19, 2019

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Duncan Laurence wins the contest with his song Arcade, but the UK's Michael Rice comes bottom.

Climate change: One man's fight to save a California tree

May 18, 2019

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Cody tried to replant a San Diego forest destroyed by wildfire but climate change is making it hard.

The British Victorians who became Muslims

May 18, 2019

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The stories of three pioneers who defied societal norms by converting to Islam.

Five future 'super foods' that are good for you and the planet

May 18, 2019

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If you want to stay healthy and help save the planet, how about a dish of algae followed by some cactus and ancient grains?

The Brazilian street artist who brings history to graffiti

May 18, 2019

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Eduardo Kobra is a Brazilian street artist known for colourful historical figures and places.

Light and the circadian rhythm: The key to a good night's sleep?

May 18, 2019

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Getting enough sleep is fundamental to our wellbeing, but one key factor is often overlooked.

Argentine abortion campaigners take to Cannes red carpet

May 18, 2019

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Activists and the film crew of Que Sea Ley documentary wore green and chanted "solidarity" in a pro-choice protest.

European elections 2019: Political climate may boost Greens

May 18, 2019

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The environment is a hot topic in Europe now - so can Green parties turn that into more votes?

The rumour that led to medical researchers in Ethiopia being killed by a mob

May 18, 2019

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Two scientists were killed by a mob in Ethiopia, who believed they went to a school to poison children.

How National Gallery's art was hidden from Hitler in WW2

May 18, 2019

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The story of how a quarry in north Wales was used to store priceless works of art during World War Two.

Game of Thrones: How the women of Westeros took centre stage

May 18, 2019

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Whatever you think of the show's plot, you can't deny the final season was all about the women of Ice and Fire.

Clashes as ultra-orthodox Jews protest against Eurovision

May 18, 2019

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Ultra-orthodox Jews in Jerusalem are angry that the contest was scheduled on the Jewish Sabbath.

Man City 6-0 Watford: Pep's got no chill, worst coin toss ever & City run riot

May 18, 2019

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Watch the quirkier moments from the FA Cup final as Manchester City rounded off an outstanding season by crushing Watford to clinch a historic domestic treble.

Why Ukraine has become ensnared in US collusion claims

May 17, 2019

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A Kiev prosecutor revives allegations that Ukraine worked with Democrats to damage the Trump campaign.

Alabama abortion ban: Should men have a say in the debate?

May 17, 2019

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Many of the US states passing abortion bans have male-majority legislatures - does that matter?

Sri Lanka's war 10 years on: Finding Father Francis

May 17, 2019

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The priest boarded military buses with 360 people at the end of Sri Lanka's civil war - they were never seen again.

Jeff Koons' Rabbit sculpture breaks record for living artist

May 16, 2019

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The stainless-steel casting of an inflatable rabbit sells for $91.1m, overtaking a Hockney painting.

Your pictures on the theme of 'baked'

May 16, 2019

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Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week it is "baked".

2019 election: Why politics is toxic for Australia’s women

May 16, 2019

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Women MPs say a culture change is badly needed to save parliament from sexism and falling diversity.

The rapes haunting a community that shuns the 21st Century

May 16, 2019

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A group of men were jailed for attacking women and girls in an insular colony. Why do its leaders now want the men freed?

Classic Ferrari worth millions stolen on test drive

May 15, 2019

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A 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO that once belonged to Eddie Irvine is driven off by a prospective buyer.

Inside Chile's Amaranta school for transgender children

May 14, 2019

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Many of the children at the Amaranta school in Chile have dropped out of other schools after transitioning.

The Pakistani brides being trafficked to China

May 14, 2019

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Officials say gangs of Chinese criminals are trafficking Pakistani women under the guise of marriage.

'Two young women waiting to see who would die first'

May 14, 2019

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A woman describes the 'goosebumps' she felt reading a letter from the family of her heart donor.

The hidden world of the doctors Cuba sends overseas

May 14, 2019

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Thousands of Cuban doctors work in healthcare missions around the world. Some medics say conditions can be nightmarish.

Political will to fight climate change is fading, warns UN chief

May 12, 2019

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urges world leaders to follow science advice on climate change.

Wrestler Silver King dies during Camden Roundhouse bout

May 12, 2019

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Lucha Libre star Cesar Barron, known as Silver King, collapses mid-performance at the show in Camden.

Brexit talks will fail - sacked UK minister

May 12, 2019

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The recently sacked defence secretary says negotiations with Labour over a Brexit deal will "fail".

In Case You Missed It: Met Gala, meteors and bears

May 12, 2019

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Some of the video stories you might have missed this week.

Iran facing 'unprecedented' pressure from international sanctions, Rouhani says

May 12, 2019

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President Hassan Rouhani calls for political unity at home in the face of international sanctions "war".

India election 2019: A journey across land and sea to reach 44 voters

May 12, 2019

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Indian election officials travelled to a remote island in the Arabian Sea to reach a handful of voters.

Alyssa Milano urges sex strike in protest against Georgia abortion law

May 12, 2019

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#MeToo activist Alyssa Milano, one of the actors opposing Georgia's law, calls for a sex strike.

'Tragedy' as 300 yaks starve trapped by snow in India

May 12, 2019

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The yaks had been trapped since December with officials unable to drop food because of poor weather.

Pakistan attack: Gunmen storm five-star hotel in Balochistan

May 12, 2019

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A siege by three attackers at a luxury hotel in Gwadar ended after several hours, officials say.

Albania protests: Petrol bombs hurled at PM's office

May 12, 2019

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There have been anti-government demonstrations in the country for the last three months.

Cuba gay rights activists arrested at pride march in Havana

May 12, 2019

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Police crackdown on gay rights demonstrators amid clashes at unauthorised pride march in Havana.

Stranded baby elephant rescued from lake

May 11, 2019

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Officials in north-east India guided an elephant calf to safety, after it became separated from its mother.

Ghana's 100-year-old imam who went to church

May 11, 2019

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Ghana's chief cleric is a man of few words, but he knows how to make waves in the cause of peace.

Ramadan bootcamp: Getting fit for the fast

May 11, 2019

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A gym class for Muslim women in Leicestershire has been preparing them for the holy month.

Should this cross be removed from public land?

May 11, 2019

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A suburban statue is at the heart of a debate over public religious displays in the US.

Eurovision Tel Aviv 2019: Why the song contest is bigger than ever

May 11, 2019

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Here's why Eurovision is bigger than ever before, told by the contestants transforming its image.

The children growing up in ‘motherless village’

May 11, 2019

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In Indonesia there are areas where almost all young mothers go to work abroad. Indonesians call them the "motherless villages".

US states file lawsuit accusing drugs firms of inflating costs

May 11, 2019

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Twenty pharmaceutical companies are accused of artificially inflating the cost of medicinal drugs.

Yemen war: Houthi withdrawal from Hudaydah met by mistrust

May 11, 2019

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Houthi rebels start to pull out from Hudaydah, a big step towards a truce, but are accused of a "ploy".

'He's freakish' - Morgan praises England hero Buttler for ton against Pakistan

May 11, 2019

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England's 'freakish' batsman Jos Buttler has a 'gear not many others have' says captain Eoin Morgan after Saturday's win over Pakistan.

Spanish Grand Prix: All you need to know

May 11, 2019

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Ferrari were fastest in winter testing at Barcelona in February, so how have they ended up this far behind?

Elon Musk faces trial over 'pedo' tweet

May 11, 2019

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The billionaire rounded on a British diver who was aiding the rescue of Thai boys from a cave.

Obituary: Sprent Dabwido, Nauru's former president

May 11, 2019

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Nauru's ex-president, a former weightlifter, made a confession on TV weeks before dying on Wednesday.

Massive waterspout filmed near southern shore of Singapore

May 11, 2019

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Witnesses posted images on social media showing the swirl near the Marina Bay Sands hotel.

Premier League title race: Liverpool look to make history and overhaul Man City

May 11, 2019

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Liverpool are bidding to becoming the first team to overtake the Premier League leaders on the final day as they look to wrest the title from Manchester City.

Can you cram 16 gigs into a single day?

May 11, 2019

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We set off for Brighton's The Great Escape festival to find out if it's possible.

Russia's President Putin falls on ice after hockey match

May 11, 2019

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The Russian president was in the midst of a victory lap when he tripped and fell.

Anna Sorokin: Why do con artists and fraudsters fascinate us?

May 10, 2019

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The case of fake heiress Anna Sorokin has inspired T-shirts, make-up looks, and two potential TV series.

Brazil National Museum: 'Little surprises' salvaged from the ashes

May 10, 2019

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Twenty million objects were thought to have been lost in a devastating fire.

Sri Lanka attacks: The family networks behind the bombings

May 10, 2019

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Ties between and within families helped a small number of die-hard radicals plan the Easter bombings.

Daredevil completes highest Base jump recorded in Wales

May 10, 2019

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Josh Beinn says he has made the highest recorded jump in Wales after leaping from 2,500ft up Snowdon.

How do you learn to drive on Mars?

May 10, 2019

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Engineers are making sure their joint European-Russian rover will perform as expected on the Red Planet.

US marks 150 years of Transcontinental railroad

May 10, 2019

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The anniversary has been marked by a re-enactment of the moment the two railways were connected.

Your pictures on the theme of 'rivers and streams'

May 10, 2019

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Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week it is "rivers and streams".

Endangered kakapo parrot gets pioneering brain surgery

May 10, 2019

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The procedure is a world-first amid efforts to save the species, native to New Zealand.

Cuban combat pilot released after longest-ever US marijuana jail term

May 8, 2019

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The Cuban fighter pilot served the longest-ever non-violent marijuana jail term in American history.

Dancing five-year-old amputee goes viral

May 8, 2019

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Video of a five-year-old Afghan amputee joyously dancing after being fitted with a new leg is widely shared.

The night the US bombed a Chinese embassy

May 6, 2019

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The CIA blamed bad mapping but China has never believed that the strikes were an accident.

First time black women win all three biggest US pageants

May 6, 2019

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This year's winners of Miss USA, Miss Teen USA and Miss America are all African-American women.

Arsenal freestyle challenge in 90 seconds with Yizzy

May 5, 2019

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UK grime artist and Arsenal fan Yizzy reps his club and goes in on Tottenham, Manchester City and Manchester United in the second of our 90-second freestyle videos.

US food company recalls chicken strips over metal fears

May 5, 2019

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Tyson Foods has recalled almost 12 million pounds of its frozen chicken strips.

Hostilities flare up as rockets hit Israel from Gaza

May 5, 2019

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Israel carries out air strikes on the Gaza Strip, after militants fired more than 200 rockets into Israel.

North Korea: Kim Jong-un oversees 'strike drill' missile component test

May 5, 2019

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North Korean state media said Saturday's drill was to test long-range multiple rocket launchers.

Cyclone Fani: More than 1,000 Bangladesh homes destroyed

May 5, 2019

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Dozens of villages were submerged by the storm, which killed at least five people with dozens injured.

UK PM wants Brexit deal with opposition

May 5, 2019

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Mrs May's Brexit deal has been rejected by MPs three times - and she is now seeking Labour's help.

Treasure find man unearths rare brooch in Norfolk

May 4, 2019

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Tom Lucking found a £145,000 pendant in Norfolk in 2014 - and has uncovered more hidden treasure.

Could you move your company to a four-day week?

May 4, 2019

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There are growing calls for businesses to cut the standard working week from five days to just four.

Hopwood DePree: The comic side of swapping Hollywood for Manchester

May 4, 2019

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Former actor and director Hopwood DePree has moved from LA to the UK to restore his ancestral home.

Facebook bets on its stars in the quest for sales

May 4, 2019

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The company wants high-profile users to sell goods on its platforms. But will we still buy?

Is WeWork really worth nearly $50bn?

May 4, 2019

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The provider of trendy office space is set to float on the stockmarket but is its valuation justified?

Endgame's gay moment: Why Marvel's next move may be an LGBT adventure

May 4, 2019

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Marvel's been praised for its diversity in the past - but some say there's still work to be done.

Libya crisis: The fight for Tripoli explained from the frontline

May 4, 2019

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The BBC's Feras Kilani reports on the self-styled Libyan National Army's push to seize Libya's capital.

Who are the frontrunners in Panama's election?

May 4, 2019

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Panamanians are voting for a new president on Sunday. We take a closer look at the top candidates.

In pictures: The art fuelling Sudan's revolution

May 4, 2019

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Murals have been mushrooming on the walls of Khartoum, as thousands keep up a vigil to see a return to civilian rule.

Osama bin Laden: Eight years after his death, where is al-Qaeda?

May 4, 2019

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Where are militants loyal to al-Qaeda still active around the world?

Alberto Curamil: Chile's 'environmental Nobel' winner who saved a sacred river

May 4, 2019

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Indigenous leader Alberto Curamil wins award for stopping two multi-million dollar dam projects.

Nature's emergency: Where we are in five graphics

May 4, 2019

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Water and air pollution and deforestation are pushing the natural world to the brink.

Why is the US so bad at recycling?

May 4, 2019

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Recycling has become so expensive that some cities have suspended their programmes.

How Greek crisis helped removed taboo on mental health

May 4, 2019

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Mental health has always been a controversial subject in Greece, but the economic crisis changed that.

Klopp says Liverpool have 'qualified for our final' after taking title race to last day

May 4, 2019

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Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool have "qualified for our final" as his side ensure the Premier League title goes to the final day.

Late winner keeps Liverpool in English title race

May 4, 2019

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Liverpool ensure the Premier League title race will go to the final day of the season as Divock Origi's late winner sees them beat Newcastle in a thriller.

Trump predicts 'epic' World Championship final against Higgins - reports & highlights

May 4, 2019

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Four-time champion John Higgins will play Judd Trump in this year's World Championship final, in a repeat of their 2011 meeting.

Sri Lanka attacks: Public urged to surrender swords and knives

May 4, 2019

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The call comes as investigations continue into the Easter Sunday attacks, which left 253 people dead.

Man City beat West Ham to win Women's FA Cup - highlights & report

May 4, 2019

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Manchester City beat West Ham to win the Women's FA Cup for the second time in three years at Wembley.

Algeria protests: Police 'arrest Bouteflika’s brother'

May 4, 2019

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The brother of the former Algerian President and two former generals have been arrested, reports say.

How does Celtic's latest title stack up against the previous seven in their streak?

May 4, 2019

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BBC Scotland takes a look at Celtic's last eight league titles to see how impressive this season's feat truly is.

GB's Konta beaten in first clay-court final despite leading by set & break

May 4, 2019

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British number one Johanna Konta misses out on her first clay-court title as Maria Sakkari fights back to win the Morocco Open.

Bosnian war: Aladza Mosque reopened after 1992 bombing

May 4, 2019

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The Aladza Mosque was one of 12 mosques destroyed in the town of Foca during the Bosnian war.

Thai King Vajiralongkorn: Coronation in pictures

May 4, 2019

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Images of the first of three days of rituals mark King Vajiralongkorn's accession to the throne.

Venezuela crisis: The four countries with stakes in the presidential battle

May 4, 2019

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Some of the biggest global powers are taking sides in Venezuela's presidential battle.

King Vajiralongkorn crowned in Thailand elaborate ceremony

May 4, 2019

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King Vajiralongkorn begins three days of traditional rites to symbolically transform him into a living god

Leonardo's 'claw hand' stopped him painting

May 3, 2019

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Leonardo da Vinci may have suffered nerve damage in a fall, impeding his ability to paint in later life.

Venezuela crisis: The political battle and the people caught in the middle

May 3, 2019

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The latest protests in Venezuela are just the most recent chapter in a long-running crisis.

Preserving a loved one's tattoos after death

May 3, 2019

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"Why would I want to have all these hours of tattoo work put into my body to be buried with them?"

'I accidentally shot dead my little sister'

May 2, 2019

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Sean was 10 when he found a gun at home and it went off, killing his younger sister, Erin, and changing his life forever.

'You are loved' - the power of an anonymous note and gift

May 2, 2019

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How a letter hidden by a stranger, found inside a book, has inspired a ripple of good deeds.

Your pictures on the theme of 'spur of the moment'

May 1, 2019

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Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week it is "spur of the moment".

Noodle feast wins food photography contest

Apr 30, 2019

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The photo shows villagers in China celebrating the birthday of the goddess Nuwa.

Spying whales and other undercover animals

Apr 30, 2019

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The list of animals used in espionage is longer than you might think.

Akihito: The Japanese emperor with the human touch

Apr 29, 2019

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Emperor Akihito will be remembered as the man who began the modernisation of Japan's Chrysanthemum Throne.

Minecraft player loses five-year-long game

Apr 29, 2019

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Phil Watson is "killed" by a zombie baby and a spider.

Emilano Sala: Police investigate online photo said to be of plane crash victim

Apr 28, 2019

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Police investigate after a photo said to be of the body of Premier League footballer Emiliano Sala is shared on social media.

Sri Lanka bombings: 15 die in blast during raid on suspected hideout

Apr 28, 2019

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At least six children die as suspected Islamist militants blow themselves up during a police raid.

US synagogue shooting: One person dead in Poway, California

Apr 28, 2019

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A man has been arrested after an attack at the synagogue near San Diego, California.

Nature loss: Major report to highlight 'natural and human emergency'

Apr 28, 2019

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Critical scientific assessment of humanity's impact on nature to be released after Paris negotiations.

Obituary: Monir Farmanfarmaian, the artist who opened the world's eyes to Iran

Apr 27, 2019

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Iranian artist Monir Farmanfarmaian, who worked with Andy Warhol, has died aged 97.

Royal baby: How US moms compare with UK mums

Apr 27, 2019

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Bubbly, breastfeeding and baby names - how American moms-to-be compare with British mums-to-be.

Jane Manchun Wong: The woman scooping Silicon Valley

Apr 27, 2019

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Jane Wong is a technology blogger and app researcher who unlocks new features before they launch.

The disabled Christians reinterpreting the Bible

Apr 27, 2019

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Damon Rose set out to discover what Christianity has to offer disabled people beyond promises of miracle cures.

Is this the face of a man held captive since the age of six?

Apr 27, 2019

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The second most important figure in Tibetan Buddhism was seized by China in 1995 and hasn't been seen since. Why does it matter?

Links between Mormonism and MLM jobs for stay-at-home mums

Apr 27, 2019

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These companies sell make-up to millions of women online – but have Mormon beliefs been used for financial gain?

Can football with special rules help reduce violence in Colombia?

Apr 27, 2019

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In Colombia, the 'Tiempo de Juego' charity is using the sport to try to reduce crime in violent neighbourhoods.

Finland's new generation of climate heroes

Apr 27, 2019

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Schoolchildren lead the way in the fight against climate change

Racism row over Trieste half-marathon

Apr 27, 2019

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Organisers in Italy reverse a ban on African athletes after an outcry and the announcement of an inquiry.

'We have achieved something extraordinary' - Norwich promoted to Premier League

Apr 27, 2019

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Norwich City have "achieved something really extraordinary" by sealing promotion to the Premier League, says manager Daniel Farke.

Cyclone Kenneth 'wipes out' Mozambique villages

Apr 27, 2019

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A month after Cyclone Idai made landfall in Mozambique, Cyclone Kenneth has wreaked havoc in the country.

Defending champion Williams out of World Championship - highlights & report

Apr 27, 2019

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Defending champion Mark Williams becomes the second three-time champion to go out of the World Championship on Saturday, after Mark Selby's earlier exit.

Handling pressure will determine title race - Guardiola

Apr 27, 2019

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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says the title race will come down to "who handles the pressure better" in the coming weeks.

Pope donates $500,000 for migrants stranded in Mexico

Apr 27, 2019

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The money will help provide housing, food and basic needs for thousands trying to reach the US.

Messi scores to secure his 10th La Liga title with Barcelona

Apr 27, 2019

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Lionel Messi comes on at half-time to score a decisive goal as Barcelona wrap up their 26th La Liga title against Levante.

Orthodox Christians celebrate Easter - in pictures

Apr 27, 2019

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Orthodox Christians are celebrating Easter around the world, the week after fellow Christians.

US police seek return of $30,000 dropped on road

Apr 27, 2019

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A box carrying tens of thousands of dollars falls off the back of a truck in Grand Haven, Michigan.

World Snooker: 'That's the shot of the championship so far!'

Apr 27, 2019

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Defending world champion Mark Williams produces a superb pot in his match against David Gilbert, which commentator Dennis Taylor describes as "the shot of the championship so far".

Maria Butina: Putin 'outraged' at sentencing of Russian spy

Apr 27, 2019

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The Russian president describes Maria Butina's 18-month prison sentence as a "travesty of justice".

Barcelona Open: Rafael Nadal denied ATP record by Dominic Thiem

Apr 27, 2019

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Rafael Nadal's hopes of extending his own record for most tournament wins at a single event are ended as he loses in the Barcelona Open semi-finals.

Knives found at Japan prince's desk days before abdication

Apr 27, 2019

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Police launch an investigation after blades are discovered at the 12-year-old's school classroom.

Tottenham 'stressed and fatigued' in defeat by West Ham

Apr 27, 2019

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Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says his side were "stressed and fatigued" in their home Premier League defeat by West Ham.

Putin mulls easing Russian passport rules for whole Ukraine

Apr 27, 2019

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President Putin says he is considering extending a scheme announced this week in rebel-held areas.

Home Office investigated over student visa cheat claims

Apr 27, 2019

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A probe into the cancellation of thousands of student visas is launched amid allegations of false accusations .

'Fake Lego gang' dismantled in $30m Chinese raid

Apr 27, 2019

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Police discover some 630,000 alleged counterfeit items - including an apparent Star Wars knock-off.

London Marathon preview: Farah targets 'amazing' win over Kipchoge

Apr 27, 2019

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Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah says it would be an "amazing achievement" to topple Eliud Kipchoge at Sunday's London Marathon.

Japan emperor: The mysterious Imperial Treasures

Apr 27, 2019

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Three artefacts rich in myth and shrouded in secrecy will be central to the new emperor's coronation.

Edge of the Knife: The film in a language only 20 people speak

Apr 27, 2019

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How the film Edge of the Knife could help save Haida, an indigenous language on Canada's west coast.

Week in pictures: 20-26 April 2019

Apr 26, 2019

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A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.

What can't you name your baby?

Apr 26, 2019

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With the arrival of another royal baby due in the UK, Reality Check takes a look at baby naming rules around the world

Afghanistan war: This is the human cost

Apr 26, 2019

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Tens of thousands of Afghan soldiers have been killed and injured in the past four years. This is their story.

Sri Lanka attacks: The street fighting back with peace

Apr 26, 2019

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A small lane where families have been devastated by the Easter Sunday bombings is determined to keep the peace.

Can you crack the CIA's first Instagram post?

Apr 26, 2019

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The CIA has opened its Instagram account with a picture full of hidden messages - can you spot them?

Anna Sorokin: The trial of New York's fake heiress

Apr 26, 2019

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A woman who pretended to be a wealthy heiress to swindle high society New York is convicted of multiple charges.

Should the colour of plasters match skin tones?

Apr 25, 2019

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A man receives an overwhelming response after sharing an image of a plaster that matched his skin tone.

Surrogacy: Why the world needs rules for 'selling' babies

Apr 25, 2019

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Surrogacy has boomed recently, but there are concerns a lack of international rules puts babies at risk.

How the US military's opium war in Afghanistan was lost

Apr 25, 2019

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The US has spent $1.5m a day fighting the opium war in Afghanistan. Why is business still booming?

Your pictures on the theme of 'connections'

Apr 25, 2019

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Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week it is "connections".

Yaba: The cheap synthetic drug convulsing a nation

Apr 24, 2019

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Yaba, a mix of methamphetamine and caffeine, is wreaking havoc in Bangladesh, and hundreds of people have died in "crossfire" incidents involving police.

Jailed French executive who felt force of US bribery law

Apr 23, 2019

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The jail ordeal of ex-Alstom executive Frédéric Pierucci is a warning for firms with a history of corruption.

African women on the shame of hair loss

Apr 22, 2019

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It is a topic shrouded in shame, but traction alopecia may affect one-third of women of African descent.

Could a computer ever create better art than a human?

Apr 22, 2019

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Music, films and works of art are increasingly made using AI. But can machines ever be truly creative?

Gorillas pose for selfie with DR Congo anti-poaching unit

Apr 22, 2019

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They were trying to imitate the rangers who raised them, a park official said.

Teenagers arrested over N Ireland killing

Apr 20, 2019

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The journalist was shot as she was observing rioting in Londonderry on Thursday night.

Relegation-threatened Brighton battle to a draw at Wolves

Apr 20, 2019

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Brighton end a run of five successive defeats as they pick up a valuable point in their battle against relegation against Wolves at Molineux.

Vunipola scores late try as Sarries power into Champions Cup final

Apr 20, 2019

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Billy Vunipola is booed again but scores a late try as Saracens beat Munster 32-16 to reach the Champions Cup final.

Sudan crisis: Cash hoard found at al-Bashir's home

Apr 20, 2019

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Prosecutors launch an inquiry after cash in several currencies is found at Omar al-Bashir's residence

Yellow vest protests: Paris police fear tear gas at demonstrators

Apr 20, 2019

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Police in the French capital fire tear gas as a number of motorbikes are set on fire by protesters.

Syria war: IS 'kills 35' government troops in desert attacks

Apr 20, 2019

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Reports say dozens of troops loyal to the government have been killed by militants since Thursday.

Kabul attack: Seven killed at Afghan ministry of information

Apr 20, 2019

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Four civilians and three police officers were killed in the attack, which officials say is now over.

Notre-Dame fire: How gamers are getting 'inside' the cathedral

Apr 20, 2019

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Players return to a 2014 video game to visit a digital version of the cathedral, untouched by fire.

Blind Japanese sailor completes non-stop Pacific voyage

Apr 20, 2019

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Mitsuhiro Iwamoto, 52, is said to be the first visually impaired person to make the 8,700-mile trip.

Ku Klux Klan killing: Wife admits murder of Missouri leader

Apr 20, 2019

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Malissa Ancona is sentenced to life in jail for shooting her husband, Frank, in Missouri.

N Korea embassy raid in Madrid: 'US Marine arrested'

Apr 20, 2019

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Christopher Ahn is the first person to be arrested over the incident, reports say.

Notre-Dame fire: Eight centuries of turbulent history

Apr 20, 2019

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Henri Astier explains why Notre-Dame's turbulent 850-year history proves its power for renewal.

India chief justice Gogoi accused of sexual harassment

Apr 20, 2019

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An ex-employee, 35, alleges two cases of sexual misconduct, which Ranjan Gogoi "totally denies".

Nxivm: Seagram heiress Clare Bronfman pleads guilty in 'sex cult' case

Apr 20, 2019

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Clare Bronfman, heiress to the Seagram alcohol fortune, was "truly remorseful" for her role in Nxivm.

Mueller report: Subpoena issued for unredacted version

Apr 20, 2019

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Democrat Jerry Nadler says the redacted version "leaves most of Congress in the dark".

Bees living on Notre-Dame cathedral roof survive blaze

Apr 20, 2019

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The French cathedral's beekeeper says they would only have got "drunk" on smoke.

Adele splits from husband Simon Konecki

Apr 20, 2019

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The best-selling UK artist and mother of one got married in 2016, after five years of dating.

Egypt referendum: Voters urged to back extended Sisi term

Apr 20, 2019

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Rights groups fear the referendum, which was organised in just a few days, won't be free or fair.

TED 2019: The start-ups launching in space

Apr 20, 2019

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Space is getting busy thanks to a new era of commercialisation.

Bosnia in spat with Croatia over 'arms in mosques'

Apr 19, 2019

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A murky dispute between Balkan neighbours resembles the plot of a TV spy thriller.

Meghan and Harry: All you need to know about the next royal baby

Apr 19, 2019

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With the clock ticking until Harry and Meghan have their first child, here's all you need to know.

Without pot washers, restaurant kitchens would grind to a halt.

Apr 19, 2019

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You might never see them, but restaurant kitchens would grind to a halt without pot washers.

Canadians in dream Scots wedding heartbreak

Apr 19, 2019

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The couple travelled to Scotland to have their marriage blessed only to discover their castle venue had gone bust.

Arinze Stanley: 'Patience is the key to my art'

Apr 19, 2019

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Nigerian Arinze Stanley Egbengwu creates hyper-realistic pictures that look like photographs.

Association of Photographers' awards shortlist revealed

Apr 19, 2019

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The 240 finalists for the annual prizes are on display in London.

Tulips from the air: Artist drawn to beauty of Norfolk flowers

Apr 19, 2019

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It is their "beauty of colour and space that makes me keep coming back", artist says.

Sudan activist: 'We were lashed constantly with whips'

Apr 19, 2019

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Released Sudan activists describe being arrested and detained as protests continue in Khartoum.

India election 2019: The man who has lost 24 times but won't give up

Apr 19, 2019

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Vijayprakash Kondekar, 73, is still hoping that he will one day be elected to India's parliament.

Naomi Campbell hit by fashion racism in Asian country

Apr 19, 2019

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The British supermodel says she was told a photo campaign would not be used because of the "colour of [her] skin".

'How the Columbine school shooting changed my life'

Apr 19, 2019

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Twenty years on from the school shooting that shocked the US, those who survived are still deeply impacted.

Nusrat Jahan Rafi: Burned to death for reporting sexual harassment

Apr 18, 2019

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Nusrat was set on fire after accusing her headmaster of sexual harassment, but spoke out before dying.

HIV used to cure 'bubble boy' disease

Apr 17, 2019

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All eight infants now have fully functioning immune systems after undergoing treatment, say experts.

Notre-Dame before the fire in 360° video

Apr 17, 2019

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See the famous cathedral in a 360° video shot months before Monday's devastating fire.

'I helped test a wonder drug - then I was denied it'

Apr 17, 2019

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When Louise Moorhouse took part in a drug trial she was able to eat normally for the first time in her life.

'My son killed himself after circumcision'

Apr 16, 2019

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Why did a young man kill himself two years after being circumcised?

Marine crawls to finish Boston Marathon for fallen comrades

Apr 16, 2019

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Micah Herndon's legs gave way around 22 miles into the race. But that didn't stop him from finishing.

The mental rigours of being US president

Apr 15, 2019

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Some of Trump's predecessors were manic depressives, bipolar and even psychopathic, say experts.

Dog rescued 220km from Thai coast by rig workers

Apr 15, 2019

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Rig workers find the exhausted pooch paddling near their drilling platform.

Texas tornado: 'It looked like a bomb had gone off'

Apr 14, 2019

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Several people were injured when a powerful storm hit the small town of Franklin, as storms batter the southern US

Venezuela crisis: Maduro calls for million more militia members

Apr 14, 2019

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The Venezuelan president wants the civilian force, which answers to him, to total three million.

Hamilton wins Formula 1's 1,000th race

Apr 14, 2019

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Lewis Hamilton wins Chinese Grand Prix - Formula 1's 1,000th race - ahead of Valtteri Bottas.

The rise of 'presenteeism' in the workplace

Apr 14, 2019

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Studies show an increase in people turning up to work despite not feeling well enough to do so.

'I'm the greatest woman of all time' - Shields unifies middleweight division

Apr 14, 2019

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American Claressa Shields maintains her unbeaten record and unifies the women's middleweight division with a unanimous decision win over Christina Hammer.

Finland election: Leftist party tipped to win vote

Apr 14, 2019

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A centre-left party is predicted to win but an anti-immigrant party is likely to make gains too.

Leading or chasing, coping with pressure and late-goal drama - the psychology of a title race

Apr 14, 2019

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Sports psychiatrist Dr Steve Peters takes a look at the pressures and potential pitfalls of the Premier League title race between Liverpool and Manchester City.

Darby O'Gill: Searching for 'King of Leprechauns' fan

Apr 14, 2019

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An Irish family is trying to track down an 11-year-old who wrote to Irish actor Jimmy O'Dea in 1959.

Melbourne nightclub shooting leaves one dead, three injured

Apr 14, 2019

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Police say four men were shot outside a venue in Melbourne from a car.

Florida man killed by large flightless bird he owned

Apr 14, 2019

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Marvin Hajos, 75, died after he was attacked by a cassowary bird he owned, police say.

Referendum warning for UK Labour Party

Apr 14, 2019

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Labour will "haemorrhage" votes in the EU election unless the party backs a second vote, says a senior party figure.

Ilhan Omar: The 9/11 row embroiling the US congresswoman

Apr 14, 2019

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Representative Ilhan Omar says she won't be silenced after coming under attack from Republicans.

Masters 2019: Francesco Molinari leads Tiger Woods and Tony Finau by two

Apr 14, 2019

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Italy's Francesco Molinari will take a two-shot lead over Tiger Woods and Tony Finau into the final round of the Masters.

Letter from Africa: Why Chibok parents turning to TV 'miracle' pastor to find daughters

Apr 14, 2019

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On the fifth anniversary of the schoolgirls' kidnapping, more than 100 are still missing.

Inter-caste marriage: On the run for love in India

Apr 13, 2019

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The couple who moved home a dozen times in three years in fear of revenge for marrying against caste.

Masters 2019: Tiger Woods remains in contention after day three at Augusta

Apr 13, 2019

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Tiger Woods shoots a five-under-par 67 to finish two shots behind leader Francesco Molinari on day three of the 2019 Masters at Augusta.

Plane with the largest wingspan in the world takes flight

Apr 13, 2019

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Its wingspan measures 117m - the length of an American football field.

Zamfara: Are banditry killings in Nigeria getting worse?

Apr 13, 2019

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Has the northern state of Zamfara seen an upsurge in violence this year?

St. Pancras piano man's video with Cats star vocal goes viral

Apr 13, 2019

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Ceili O'Connor - from West End musical Cats - joined Denis Robinson, 91, as he played at St Pancras.

'Why I'm giving my friend a kidney'

Apr 13, 2019

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Sibylle will next week become a Swiss organ donor, in a country with the lowest donor rates in Europe.

Rape survivors redefining themselves through dance

Apr 13, 2019

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Kemi and Mojo are taking back control of their bodies after their sexuality was stolen from them by abuse.

Game Of Thrones: The inside story with Bran Stark

Apr 13, 2019

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Isaac Hempstead Wright shares stories from his time on the show - about sex education, death, and Sean Bean.

Nxivm: 'Why I joined a cult - and how I left'

Apr 13, 2019

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Four people who were once cult members explain the dangers of life under someone's influence.

'Four women I hope my children never forget'

Apr 13, 2019

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Rebecca Henschke's life as a correspondent in Indonesia was only possible, she says, thanks to four patient women who helped raise her children.

Could Harry and Meghan’s child pay US taxes?

Apr 13, 2019

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The new Royal Family member will take on its mother's US citizenship and need to file US tax returns.

The footballer, the Saudi prince and the proposition

Apr 13, 2019

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When a Saudi prince told a Mancunian footballer his feelings, the footballer fled the country.

Sex attacks involving dating apps on the rise - police figures

Apr 13, 2019

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Police figures suggest sex assaults in which victims meet attackers on online dating sites is rising.

Masters 2019: Rickie Fowler & Francesco Molinari feature in best shots of day three

Apr 13, 2019

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Watch a selection of the best shots from day three at the 2019 Masters, featuring an "unbelievable" chip from Rickie Fowler and Tiger Woods' "beautiful" approach shot.

Democrats set new deadline on Trump tax returns

Apr 13, 2019

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House Democrats give revenue officials until 23 April to hand over the president's tax returns.

Premiership: Bristol Bears 23-21 Saracens - Billy Vunipola booed as Saracens lose

Apr 13, 2019

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Bristol beat Saracens to boost their Premiership survival hopes, as Billy Vunipola is subjected to boos after coming off the bench.

Amritsar: India marks 100 years since massacre

Apr 13, 2019

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Ceremonies have taken place to mark 100 years since British troops shot hundreds of civilians dead.

Will treble Treble dream go on for Celtic? Or can Aberdeen spring shock?

Apr 13, 2019

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Stats followed by live coverage and match report of Sunday's Scottish Cup game between Aberdeen and Celtic.

Public asked to help name minor planet discovered in 2007

Apr 13, 2019

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The minor planet, currently known as (225088) 2007 OR10, was discovered 12 years ago.

Songkran: Thailand celebrates Buddhist new year with water fights

Apr 13, 2019

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Thais celebrate Songkran, a Buddhist festival often called the biggest water fight in the world.

Islamic State: The women and children no-one wants

Apr 11, 2019

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Al-Hol is a Syrian camp that has grown to 70,000 people - inside are the women and children of the jihadist group Islamic State (IS).

‘I’m 35, with two young children – and Parkinson’s’

Apr 10, 2019

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Ellie Finch Hulme is a translator and a busy mum of two children. And she also has a disease associated with people decades older.

The US students who want to pay slavery descendants

Apr 10, 2019

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Georgetown University students are voting on adding a fee to their tuition to fund reparations for descendants of the 272 slaves by the institution.

Your pictures on the theme of 'Mirror mirror'

Apr 10, 2019

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Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week it is "Mirror mirror".

Why do we like magic when we know it's a trick?

Apr 9, 2019

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Magic is being examined by scientists wanting to understand how it plays with our perception.

The city where children are learning to love mosquitoes

Apr 8, 2019

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Millions of mosquitoes carrying bacteria are being released in Medellin to stop viruses spreading.

Gaza zoo animals evacuated to Jordan by Four Paws group

Apr 8, 2019

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Welfare group Four Paws moves more than 40 of the zoo's animals to a reserve in Jordan.

Kirstjen Nielsen: US Homeland Security chief resigns

Apr 8, 2019

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Kirstjen Nielsen oversaw some of President Trump's controversial US border policies.

How did US and Ethiopia become so close?

Apr 7, 2019

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The relationship goes beyond prudent foreign policy, resulting in a unique level of diplomatic and diasporic cooperation.

India election 2019: Has India's BJP government kept its promises?

Apr 7, 2019

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Reality Check looks at key promises and claims in the Indian election - and at what the data reveals.

Air pollution: How does London's new emissions zone compare?

Apr 7, 2019

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New restrictions on drivers come into force in central London today, so how do these compare with the rest of the word?

Why the future of French is African

Apr 7, 2019

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Africa may save France's language from the decline it is experiencing elsewhere in the world.

How pop is blurring the gender lines

Apr 7, 2019

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From Ariana Grande to Harry Styles - pop is reflecting new attitudes towards sexuality.

Four things to expect this week: The world's biggest election (and a smaller one)

Apr 7, 2019

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The world's biggest election takes place, as does a smaller (but still significant) one.

Israel's election: Five things to know

Apr 7, 2019

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What to expect from Israel's upcoming polls, as PM Benjamin Netanyahu fights for political survival.

The pressure to be beautiful in Bangladesh

Apr 7, 2019

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"We become anonymous even to ourselves and our identities remain concealed," photographer Habiba Nowrose says.

Norfolk schoolgirl April Fabb's 'agonising' disappearance

Apr 7, 2019

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April Fabb, 13, vanished while riding her bike 50 years ago - nothing has been heard of her since.

Did Russia meddle in Magadascar's election?

Apr 7, 2019

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A BBC investigation has revealed that at least six candidates were offered money by Russians in the lead up to last year’s presidential elections in Madagascar.

Beach fitness is keeping Dakar's elderly residents in shape

Apr 7, 2019

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Senegal's capital Dakar is one of the most fitness-focused cities in Africa.

Paradise fire survivors: 'Losing everything has made me stronger'

Apr 7, 2019

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Five months ago, a wildfire destroyed the town of Paradise. This is how survivors are trying to start over.

'Why I quit as a barrister to follow my dream job'

Apr 7, 2019

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Why Nisha Katona quit being a barrister to build an "authentic" Indian restaurant chain.

'Shoddy' Huawei risks UK parliament ban

Apr 7, 2019

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GCHQ suggests Huawei's 5G kit could be banned from Westminster and other sensitive areas.

Pakistan accuses India of plotting fresh military attack

Apr 7, 2019

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The claim is dismissed as "war hysteria" by India and comes weeks after a flare-up in tensions.

British woman faces Dubai jail over Facebook 'horse' insult

Apr 7, 2019

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Londoner Laleh Shahravesh, 55, could be sentenced to two years in prison over two Facebook posts.

US tourist and safari guide freed after kidnap in Uganda

Apr 7, 2019

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Kimberly Endicott and Jean-Paul Mirenge are now "back safe", officials have said.

'This kid is a must for Man Utd' - Who is in Garth Crooks' team of the week?

Apr 7, 2019

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Who should Manchester United be looking to buy? Which defender has nerves of steel? And who is famous for his free-kicks? Garth Crooks picks his team of the week.

Fiat to pool with Tesla to avoid EU fines

Apr 7, 2019

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The carmakers have drawn up an agreement that helps Fiat to avoid violating EU emissions rules.

Trump chief of staff vows tax returns will 'never' be released

Apr 7, 2019

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Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney said that Democrats would "never" see the president's tax returns.

Rwanda genocide: Nation marks 25 years since mass slaughter

Apr 7, 2019

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One hundred days of mourning begin - the time it took in 1994 for the slaughter of 800,000 people.

FA Cup Magic: Manchester City 1-0 Brighton & Watford 3-2 Wolves

Apr 7, 2019

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Watch the quirkier moments from the FA Cup semi-finals, including Gerard Deulofeu's brilliant "Messi-like" display for Watford, Raul Jimenez's masked celebration and Raheem Sterling's non-City fans.

FA Cup: Watford 3-2 Wolves (aet) highlights

Apr 7, 2019

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Gerard Deulofeu delivers a sensational display after coming on as substitute to inspire Watford's dramatic comeback from two goals down to beat Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Deulofeu gets two as Watford come from 2-0 down to win FA Cup thriller

Apr 7, 2019

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Substitute Gerard Deulofeu scores twice as Watford come from two down to beat Wolves in extra-time and reach their first FA Cup final since 1984.

Libya crisis: Fighting near Tripoli leaves 21 dead

Apr 7, 2019

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Rebels intent on taking Tripoli have ignored all calls to stop their offensive.

Pilot whale dies at SeaWorld in Orlando following 'health decline'

Apr 7, 2019

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The animal had "persistent health concerns since being rescued," the park said in a statement.

Sudan: Protesters at army HQ keep pressure on Bashir

Apr 7, 2019

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Demonstrators outside the military headquarters in Khartoum want the army to remove the president.

FA Cup: Gerard Deulofeu scores a magnificent goal for Watford against Wolves

Apr 7, 2019

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Watford's Gerard Deulofeu scores a brilliant chipped goal in their FA Cup semi-final against Wolves at Wembley.

Jagielka earns Everton win to stop Arsenal going third

Apr 7, 2019

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Phil Jagielka scores the only goal as Everton beat Arsenal at Goodison Park for their third consecutive Premier League win.

Cambridge win men's and women's Boat Races - highlights & report

Apr 7, 2019

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Cambridge win both the men's and women's Boat Races for the second year in a row.

Wrestlemania 35: Why an all-female main event is a 'huge step forward'

Apr 7, 2019

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Wrestling has come a long way from 'bra and panties' matches, with women headlining this year's Wrestlemania.

North Korea: Tourists swell Pyongyang marathon turnout

Apr 7, 2019

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The number of foreign runners in the North Korean capital has doubled, but none are from the US.

North Korea state TV goes hi-tech for a day

Apr 7, 2019

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Drab studio backdrops out and slick graphics in as Korean Central Television (KCTV) goes hi-tech for a day.

Floating cities - fantasy or the future?

Apr 7, 2019

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A UN-backed partnership sees floating cities as a possible solution to rising sea levels.

Vibrant and bright: Haiti's fashion industry is on the up

Apr 7, 2019

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The Caribbean nation, famed for its vibrant art, is home to a bold and progressive slew of designers

How modern day tech "unmasked" Jack the Ripper

Apr 7, 2019

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Emilia Fox uses the latest police technology to shine new light on the notorious Victorian murder case.

The Pokemon card artist 'taking the border off the artwork'

Apr 7, 2019

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Pictures of classic Pokemon cards turned into unique artworks which sell for hundreds of dollars.

Germany's economy: Should we be worried?

Apr 7, 2019

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Recent figures raise fears that the power house of the European economy could be tipping into recession.

Green Swedes shun holiday flights for lure of the train

Apr 7, 2019

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In Sweden the trend is growing for rail travel over flights to holiday destinations.

How can Boeing regain trust?

Apr 6, 2019

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Following the Ethiopian Airlines crash, what does the US aviation giant need to do to reassure customers?

India eco-school: Is this the greenest campus on Earth?

Apr 6, 2019

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Secmol is an Indian school pioneering practical green education in one of the harshest environments.

Rwanda genocide: Orphans' search for family continues

Apr 6, 2019

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Orphans of the Rwandan genocide are still searching for clues about their lost pasts, 25 years on.

Housemates from hell - me and my 23-year-old son

Apr 6, 2019

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Sue Elliott-Nicholls loves her 23-year-old son deeply - but living together can be a nightmare, she says. He agrees.

'Why I turned my scars into artwork'

Apr 6, 2019

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Instagrammer Isabella Santa Maria grew up with facial scars following a childhood accident.

Egypt tomb: Mummified mice found in 'beautiful' ancient chamber

Apr 6, 2019

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The highly decorated chamber, in the desert near the Nile, is thought to be more than 2,000 years old.

Birmingham pub bombings: 'I woke up amongst debris and dead people'

Apr 5, 2019

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Survivors of the 1974 Birmingham pub bombings share their stories.

'I ran away to France to keep my baby'

Apr 4, 2019

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Every year a number of pregnant women flee from the UK to stop babies being taken into care. Are they at risk of exploitation?

Kiranjit Ahluwalia: The woman who set her husband on fire

Apr 3, 2019

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Kiranjit Ahluwalia says she has rebuilt her life in the 30 years since she set her husband on fire.

The teenage hackers who've been given a second chance

Apr 3, 2019

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Meet the former hackers who spend their days stopping the criminals they used to see as their comrades.

From refugee to referee: 'I hid my boots from my parents'

Apr 3, 2019

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Somali refugee JJ Roble is the first black, female, Muslim, hijab-wearing referee in the UK.

Boy, 8, found after leaving home to 'travel the world'

Apr 3, 2019

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The Russian boy left a note for his mother and set off with encyclopaedias, toys, money and a banana.

The mystery Samoan in my family tree

Apr 2, 2019

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When Lennard Davis received an email from a stranger who said that Lennard was his closest living relative, he assumed that it was a scam - but it wasn't.

Chinese boxer fights depression to be 'Queen of the Ring'

Apr 2, 2019

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Huang Wensi is one of a small number of female boxers in China.

The neo-Nazi paedophile who plotted to kill

Apr 2, 2019

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How the story of Jack Renshaw's trials illustrates the dangers of radicalisation.

Bolton players to strike for 48 hours in protest over non-payment of wages

Apr 1, 2019

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Bolton players refuse to train for 48 hours after staff were not paid their salaries on time for the second month in a row.

China bouncy castle: Dust devil kills two children and injures 20 people

Apr 1, 2019

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The inflatable is torn from the ground and blown high into the sky in central China.

India top Test rankings for third year in row

Apr 1, 2019

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India win their third successive Test Championship title, with New Zealand finishing second and England fifth.

Cyclone Idai: First cholera death in Mozambique as cases double

Apr 1, 2019

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The number of cases of the disease has almost doubled in the past 24 hours, officials say.

Turkey local elections: Setback for Erdogan in big cities

Apr 1, 2019

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The opposition makes local election gains in Ankara and Istanbul but the president's party disputes results.

'I got dressed in 60 seconds, my shoelaces were untied' - McGill wins despite oversleeping

Apr 1, 2019

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Anthony McGill beats Nigel Bond in China Open qualifying despite arriving late after oversleeping.

Louvre's giant paper artwork shredded in hours by visitors' footsteps

Apr 1, 2019

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French artist JR's illusion originally made the pyramid appear to extend into a quarry of white rock.

China to curb all types of fentanyl, following US demands

Apr 1, 2019

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The powerful painkiller will be added to a list of controlled substances amid US demands.

Watch: Basketball-shooting robot beats professionals at three-pointers

Apr 1, 2019

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Watch as a 6ft 10in robot, called Cue 3, beats two professional players in a three-point shooting contest.

Who is France's new spokeswoman?

Apr 1, 2019

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Born in Senegal and only a French citizen since 2016, Sibeth Ndiaye is the country's new voice.

Harry Potter books burned by Polish priests alarmed by magic

Apr 1, 2019

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A Catholic group burns books and artefacts it judges to be symbols of evil sorcery.

India election 2019: Facebook removes pages linked to Congress

Apr 1, 2019

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The social media giant says it removed 687 pages and accounts linked to India's main opposition.

YouTube: Zac Efron promotion draws ire from fans

Apr 1, 2019

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YouTube is criticised for promoting Zac Efron's new YouTube channel instead of smaller creators.

Kash Ali bite incident: David Price says opponent 'wanted to get thrown out 'of fight

Apr 1, 2019

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David Price says Kash Ali chose to bite him because he "wanted to get thrown out" of their all-British heavyweight bout on Saturday.

Call Of Duty hoax caller Tyler Barriss jailed

Apr 1, 2019

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Tyler Barriss is sentenced to 20 years in jail for making hoax calls to police.

McClaren sacked as QPR manager after one win in 15

Apr 1, 2019

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Championship club QPR sack manager Steve McClaren following a run of one win in 15 league games.

Factories rush to stockpile for Brexit

Apr 1, 2019

Description:

The rate of stockpiling hit a record high for the third month in a row, says a closely watched survey.

British IS fighters speak after defeat

Apr 1, 2019

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The BBC's Quentin Sommerville hears from fighters who fled the reported fall of the so-called 'caliphate'.

PewDiePie concedes defeat to YouTube rival T-Series

Apr 1, 2019

Description:

The Swedish gamer battled the Indian channel to remain the YouTuber with the most subscribers.

Competing for drone deliveries

Apr 1, 2019

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The BBC reports on Tanzania's competition to encourage drone delivery flights.

Brexit: Jacob Rees-Mogg defends tweet of far-right AfD clip

Apr 1, 2019

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The MP, a prominent Brexit supporter, shared a clip criticising the EU strategy on negotiations.

Nipsey Hussle: Tributes to rapper shot dead in Los Angeles

Apr 1, 2019

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Drake and Rihanna mourn the Grammy-nominated rapper after he was shot dead at the age of 33.

'World's loneliest frog' now living with mate

Apr 1, 2019

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Romeo, known as the world's loneliest frog, had spent 10 years living in isolation at an aquarium.

Joe Biden denies Lucy Flores's misconduct allegations

Apr 1, 2019

Description:

A former Nevada Assembly member says the former vice-president kissed her on the back of her head.

Dubstep artist Skrillex could protect against mosquito bites

Apr 1, 2019

Description:

Scientists found the song Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites led to mosquitoes attacking hosts less often.

The spirit of rural England captured in black and white

Apr 1, 2019

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A local photographer has portrayed Somerset life with monochrome images.

Letter from Africa: 'We're not cleaners' - sexism amid Sudan protests

Mar 31, 2019

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Why women in Sudan have taken anti-government demonstrations to heart by using Facebook to expose abuse.

'A lot of the team started to get ill'

Mar 31, 2019

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How the UK's Mexican restaurant chain Wahaca won back confidence after a norovirus outbreak.

Is our growing obsession with true crime a problem?

Mar 31, 2019

Description:

Over the last few years crime documentaries are everywhere, but ethical questions remain.

Four things to expect this week

Mar 31, 2019

Description:

Two major new building projects open at last, and a huge trial begins in Asia.

Uncovering Nazi massacre of Jews on Belarus building site

Mar 31, 2019

Description:

A thousand victims of Brest's wartime Jewish ghetto have been found as the city wakes up to its past.

The Happy News: One woman's mission to 'make news less sad'

Mar 31, 2019

Description:

Emily Coxhead, creator of the Happy Newspaper, says she isn't covering over things with rainbows and glitter.

Ukraine election: What would a comic president mean?

Mar 31, 2019

Description:

The actor played the president on TV and is now well placed to land the role for real.

IS defeat: British fighters emerge after fall of Baghuz

Mar 31, 2019

Description:

The BBC has the first broadcast interview with Hamza Parvez, an ex-police cadet turned extremist fighter.

'This is who I am': Three generations of transitions

Mar 31, 2019

Description:

Ten years after the first International Transgender Day of Visibility, trans people from different generations tell us their stories.

The Bollywood factor in India's election

Mar 31, 2019

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A film about Prime Minister Modi is facing criticism for mythologising him ahead of a national vote.

US school shootings: Have drills gone too far?

Mar 31, 2019

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One school apparently shot teachers "execution style" with pellets as part of a rehearsal for the real thing.

Why tornado chasers face storm over safety

Mar 31, 2019

Description:

A lawsuit claims reckless behaviour by storm chasers before a fatal crash. Is there a wider problem?

Lion Mama: The woman who fought off her daughter’s rapists

Mar 31, 2019

Description:

Nokubonga Qampi killed one of three men raping her daughter and wounded two. When she was charged with murder there was a public outcry.

Is there an Austrian link to New Zealand mosque attacks?

Mar 31, 2019

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The main suspect in the mosque massacre was familiar with Austria's far-right scene.

Mobile barbering: 'It's like Uber, but for haircuts'

Mar 29, 2019

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A start-up in London thinks it can shake up the barbering industry by persuading people to get their hair cut in a van.

Australian gun laws: One Nation party 'sought NRA money' in US

Mar 26, 2019

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The minor One Nation party discussed softening Australia's strict gun laws with the NRA, videos show.

Israel strikes Hamas targets in Gaza after rocket hits house

Mar 26, 2019

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Israel blamed the militant group Hamas after seven Israelis were injured in a rocket attack.

Brexit: MPs vote to take control of Brexit process for indicative votes

Mar 26, 2019

Description:

MPs vote to take over Commons business in an unprecedented move aimed at finding a majority for a Brexit plan.

Thailand election: Evidence of ‘irregularities’ says ex-PM Thaksin

Mar 26, 2019

Description:

The former PM, who remains influential, told the BBC he was worried by the election process.

US-Mexico border wall: Pentagon authorises $1bn transfer

Mar 26, 2019

Description:

President Trump declared a national emergency to bypass Congress and divert funds for the project.

Joshua Boyle: Canadian ex-hostage in court on assault charges

Mar 26, 2019

Description:

Former Taliban hostage Joshua Boyle's estranged wife is one of the alleged victims, a court hears.

Airbus secures multi-billion dollar jet order from China

Mar 26, 2019

Description:

It comes as rival Boeing works to rebuild confidence in its 737 Max aircraft after two fatal crashes.

Mexico demands apology from Spain and the Vatican over conquest

Mar 26, 2019

Description:

President López Obrador says the indigenous peoples were subjected to human rights abuses.

Michael Avenatti: Stormy Daniels lawyer accused of fraud

Mar 26, 2019

Description:

Michael Avenatti is charged with trying to extort more than $20m from sports apparel giant Nike.

'My obsession with reusable nappies'

Mar 26, 2019

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How collecting colourful washable nappies can become a costly and even somewhat addictive hobby.

In pictures: Kenyan artist Khadambi Asalache's London house

Mar 26, 2019

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The house of Kenyan artist Khadambi Asalache has become London's newest museum.

In pictures: Sony World Photography Awards shortlist

Mar 26, 2019

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A selection of images from this year's World Photograph Awards.

What do voters make of Brexit now?

Mar 26, 2019

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What Britons now think about leaving the EU and whether another referendum should be held.

The ex-poachers saving snow leopards in Russia

Mar 26, 2019

Description:

In Sailugemsky National Park, snow leopards have found an unlikely ally - ex-poachers

Flash floods kill at least 19 in southern Iran

Mar 26, 2019

Description:

Flood warnings have been issued in almost all provinces, including the capital Tehran.

Brexit debate: Do petitions ever work?

Mar 26, 2019

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More than five million people have signed a petition against Brexit - but do petitions ever work?

‘Exonerated’: Arkansans celebrate Mueller report’s findings

Mar 26, 2019

Description:

Enthusiasm for the president has not dimmed in Russellville, where locals cheer an "exonerated" Mr Trump.

How a Chinese firm fell victim to intellectual property theft

Mar 25, 2019

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Business owner Frank Liu, a victim of IP theft, says ideas should be protected like "human rights".

The web burglars trying to break in every second

Mar 25, 2019

Description:

Tackling the "grey noise" of potentially malicious web traffic is a full-time job for IT teams.

'It's unacceptable' - Sterling & Hudson-Odoi condemn racist abuse in Montenegro

Mar 25, 2019

Description:

Raheem Sterling and Callum Hudson-Odoi condemn the "unacceptable" racist abuse directed at England players during their 5-1 win in Montenegro.

Halep beats Williams to reach Miami quarters

Mar 25, 2019

Description:

Simona Halep claims her fourth successive win over Venus Williams to reach the quarter-finals at the Miami Open.

Trump hints at payback for 'evil' enemies over Mueller report

Mar 25, 2019

Description:

Mr Trump says the Mueller inquiry, which cleared him of collusion, was based on "a false narrative".

Barkley shines as England hit five in game overshadowed by racist abuse

Mar 25, 2019

Description:

Ross Barkley scores twice and provides an assist as England come from behind to hammer Montenegro in their Euro 2020 qualifier in Podgorica.

Portugal 1-1 Serbia: Cristiano Ronaldo suffers hamstring injury

Mar 25, 2019

Description:

Cristiano Ronaldo suffers a hamstring injury during Portugal's European Championship qualifier against Serbia.

Apple unveils TV streaming platform and credit card

Mar 25, 2019

Description:

The tech giant confirmed it was focusing on online services, rather than devices, at a live event.

The amateur sleuth who searched for a body - and found one

Mar 25, 2019

Description:

An indigenous mother goes missing in North Dakota. Why did it take a volunteer group to bring her home?

Buttler run out controversially in IPL defeat

Mar 25, 2019

Description:

Jos Buttler's controversial dismissal overshadows his Rajasthan Royals side's defeat by Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League.

Beth Mead repeats England goal for Arsenal Women against Liverpool Women

Mar 25, 2019

Description:

Watch as Beth Mead recreates her stunning goal for England against Brazil with another brilliant goal for Arsenal Women in their 5-1 win against Liverpool Women.

Mali attack: Behind the Dogon-Fulani violence in Mopti

Mar 25, 2019

Description:

Dogon-Fulani tensions have existed for a while but what is behind the increase in communal killings?

US v China: Lessons from ancient Greek historian Thucydides

Mar 25, 2019

Description:

Thucydides lived more than 2,400 years ago. So what's he got to say about US-China relations?

Flossing, funky chicken & a golden buzzer - does elite gymnastics need to be more fun?

Mar 25, 2019

Description:

How did the 'Superstars of Gymnastics' format play out at its launch and does gymnastics - at the top level, at least - need to be more fun?

Riders fight during motorbike race

Mar 25, 2019

Description:

Riders Marion Calvo and Jorge Martinez have been banned from racing for two years after fighting on the track at Costa Rica's National Motorbike Championship.

#FreeOurGirls: Twitter users back detained Burundi schoolgirls

Mar 25, 2019

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Three Burundian schoolgirls were arrested for defacing a photo of President Pierre Nkurunziza.

Aztec relics could lead to first royal tomb

Mar 25, 2019

Description:

The relics in Mexico City may offer clues to the first ever discovery of an Aztec royal burial

'The biggest EU story since the fall of the Berlin wall'

Mar 25, 2019

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Two foreign correspondents in Brussels give us the European view on covering Brexit.

Harry Potter: Tonna fan bags memorabilia world record

Mar 25, 2019

Description:

A YouTuber amasses a collection of more than 3,600 items to "Slytherin" to the record books.

Preventable deaths? The story of Grenfell Tower flat 113

Mar 25, 2019

Description:

Firefighters risked their lives to save residents of Grenfell Tower, but could they have rescued more than they did?

Christchurch mosque shootings: The lives lost and the world they revealed

Mar 22, 2019

Description:

From optimistic refugees to a couple deeply in love, Christchurch was meant to be safe for a new start.

Houston chemical fire to rage for days

Mar 19, 2019

Description:

A chemical fire in Texas has been going on for three days, and fire officials say could go on for two more.

Israel elections: 'Fascism' perfume ad sparks online debate

Mar 19, 2019

Description:

A mock ad features the country's right-wing justice minister spraying a bottle of "Fascism" perfume.

UK cabinet row over PM's Brexit delay bid

Mar 19, 2019

Description:

The PM will ask the EU for Brexit to be postponed until 30 June or longer, amid reports of a cabinet row.

Trudeau's Liberals end committee probe of SNC-Lavalin affair

Mar 19, 2019

Description:

A parliamentary justice committee was looking into the affair that has shaken Canadian politics.

'He can play at highest level' - Hudson-Odoi impresses England captain Kane

Mar 19, 2019

Description:

Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi can play "at the highest level", according to England captain Harry Kane.

US-backed Syrian fighters 'overrun IS encampment'

Mar 19, 2019

Description:

The camp near the Iraqi border made up most of the last patch of land held by the jihadist group.

Kazakh leader Nazarbayev resigns after three decades

Mar 19, 2019

Description:

Nursultan Nazarbayev, the country's first president, is likely to retain much of his influence.

Google reveals gaming platform Stadia

Mar 19, 2019

Description:

The new digital platform will stream games and has its own controller

'I will knock this fool out' - Wilder to defend WBC title against Breazeale in May

Mar 19, 2019

Description:

WBC world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder will face American Dominic Breazeale in New York on 18 May.

Supreme Court sides with Trump on immigration detention

Mar 19, 2019

Description:

The highest court has sided with the administration on a policy to detain convicted noncitizens.

Cyclone Idai: 'Massive disaster' in Mozambique and Zimbabwe

Mar 19, 2019

Description:

Hundreds of thousands of people in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi could be affected, UN says.

Brexit: Merkel vows to fight for orderly process

Mar 19, 2019

Description:

The German leader says time is running out and refuses to say whether she will support an extension.

How prevalent is far-right extremism?

Mar 19, 2019

Description:

After a gunman killed 50 in New Zealand, questions are being asked about how prevalent the far right is

Using drones to deliver blood in Rwanda

Mar 19, 2019

Description:

To speed up deliveries of urgent blood supplies, a company in Rwanda is using drones.

Team Sky change name to Team Ineos after deal with Britain's richest man

Mar 19, 2019

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Team Sky change their name to Team Ineos as they announce a new sponsor - a company owned by Britain's richest man Sir Jim Ratcliffe.

FA Cup: BBC signs new four-year broadcast deal to show competition live

Mar 19, 2019

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FA Cup matches will be shown live on the BBC until 2025 as part of a new four-year broadcast deal with the Football Association.

Watch: Curry lands incredible long-range buzzer beater

Mar 19, 2019

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The Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry nails an incredible three-quarter court buzzer-beater at the end of the first quarter of his team's 105-111 defeat by San Antonio Spurs.

Game of Thrones bid to boost Hadrian's Wall visits

Mar 19, 2019

Description:

Heritage bosses hope the popularity of the TV phenomenon will inspire more people to visit Hadrian's Wall.

Boeing expects 737 Max software fix by end of March

Mar 19, 2019

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The aviation giant tells airlines it will have new software to control the controversial MCAS system.

World's most expensive cities revealed

Mar 19, 2019

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Paris is top in a list of the world's most expensive cities, alongside Hong Kong and Singapore.

Who is Speaker John Bercow and why does he shout order?

Mar 19, 2019

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Here's a quick refresher on who the Speaker of the House of Commons is and what he does.

Translation errors force Osaka metro websites offline

Mar 19, 2019

Description:

Its English website, which has been taken offline, told people to take the 'Sakai muscle line'.

'Women's Masters? Why not?' - Augusta amateur event gives Hall hope

Mar 19, 2019

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England's Georgia Hall hopes staging a women's amateur tournament at Augusta National could pave the way for a Women's Masters at the famous American course.

Bubble maths researcher wins top award

Mar 19, 2019

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One of the highest prizes for mathematics is awarded to Prof Karen Uhlenbeck for her ground-breaking work.

Woman in China nearly dies after injecting herself with fruit juice

Mar 19, 2019

Description:

The woman in China suffered liver, kidney, heart and lung damage and spent days in intensive care.

'My egg-freezing journey'

Mar 19, 2019

Description:

With more and more women considering it, what exactly does egg freezing involve?

How US university admissions are broken

Mar 19, 2019

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The alleged cheating scandal involving wealthy parents has put the system in the spotlight.

New Zealand attack: How young people responded

Mar 19, 2019

Description:

Five of those killed in the Christchurch attack were under 16. Young people held their own vigil.

Ukraine election: The 'clone' candidate for president?

Mar 19, 2019

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Two of the candidates in next month's Ukrainian presidential election have the same surname and initials.

The ambitious water project that failed to prevent drought

Mar 19, 2019

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A drought-hit Indian state spent millions to replenish ground water. So why didn't it work?

Afghanistan: The children caught in conflict

Mar 19, 2019

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Photographer Andrew Quilty captured stories of children affected by conflict in Afghanistan.

Why are Venezuelans seeking refuge in crypto-currencies?

Mar 19, 2019

Description:

As Venezuela staggers under political and economic crises, its citizens are embracing digital money.

Super bloom tourists cause small town 'safety crisis'

Mar 18, 2019

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Tourists hoping to photograph a bloom of wild poppies briefly shut down a California canyon.

Gaza economic protests expose cracks in Hamas's rule

Mar 18, 2019

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The Palestinian territory has seen several days of rare protests against the militant group's rule.

Christchurch shootings: The rising new threat of far-right violence

Mar 18, 2019

Description:

The man accused of the Christchurch shootings left a trail of references to online culture and extremist ideology.

Christchurch shootings: How mass killings have changed gun laws

Mar 18, 2019

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New Zealand is preparing to reform its gun laws following the mass shooting in which 50 people were killed.

A scandal in the Amazon - where pilots are forced to lie

Mar 18, 2019

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Few landing strips in the Amazon have been registered, so pilots have to file fake flight plans - making it hard to find them if they go missing.

Celebrity parents and the bizarre 'cheating' scandal

Mar 15, 2019

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It is said to be biggest university admissions scam in US history. How did it all unfold?

Ethiopian Airlines: Who are the victims?

Mar 13, 2019

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Passengers from more than 30 nations were on board the plane that crashed in Ethiopia, killing 157.

Brexit: MPs to vote on 29 March no-deal exit from EU

Mar 13, 2019

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The PM's deal was overwhelmingly rejected on Tuesday - now MPs will have their say on a no-deal exit on 29 March.

California death penalty: Governor Gavin Newsom to halt executions

Mar 13, 2019

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A moratorium will be announced and a temporary reprieve for all 737 inmates on death row in the state.

Second day of Festival to go ahead after early course inspection

Mar 13, 2019

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The second day of the Cheltenham Festival is set to go ahead as planned after an early course inspection.

Jung Joon-young: K-pop star quits over secret sex videos

Mar 13, 2019

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A second K-pop star quits the music business admitting he filmed women in sex acts without consent.

Djokovic out in Indian Wells as Briton Edmund wins

Mar 13, 2019

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World number one Novak Djokovic is knocked out of the BNP Paribas Open in the third round by Philipp Kohlschreiber at Indian Wells.

George Pell: Cardinal jailed for child sexual abuse in Australia

Mar 13, 2019

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Australian Cardinal George Pell is the most senior Catholic ever convicted of such crimes.

Ethiopian Airlines: Mourning the crash victims

Mar 13, 2019

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Relatives of the people who died on board an Ethiopian Airlines flight have been speaking of their grief.

Death metal music inspires joy not violence

Mar 13, 2019

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Despite gruesome lyrics, death metal does not desensitise fans to images of violence, a study shows.

India election 2019: Are promises being kept on industrial growth?

Mar 13, 2019

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India's BJP government pledged to expand the country's manufacturing base - but are its plans on track?

Felicity Huffman: Desperate Housewives star charged in exam cheating scheme

Mar 13, 2019

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Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman is among at least 40 people charged in a cheating conspiracy.

How Chinese traditional medicine helped beat malaria

Mar 13, 2019

Description:

Chinese scientists used an ancient herbal remedy as a base for the anti-malaria drug Artemisinin in the 1970s.

Students save on fees, but Chile's universities struggle

Mar 13, 2019

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Chile's universities are warning about a lack of funding after high fees are removed for many students.

Venezuelan crisis: Running out of food, power and cash in blackout

Mar 13, 2019

Description:

Venezuela's blackout has lasted several days and with poverty levels already high and 40C heat, how is the country coping?

How Japan helps pensioners stay happy and have fun

Mar 13, 2019

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Japan is rethinking society for its growing old-age population.

Brexit vote round two: How May lost… again

Mar 13, 2019

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Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn react after MPs reject her Brexit plan for the second time.

Marking the coastline of Britain

Mar 13, 2019

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Photographer Paul Thompson's pictures of navigation markers that dot the coastline of Britain.

Bollywood ban may hurt Pakistan more than India

Mar 13, 2019

Description:

Recent aerial hostilities between India and Pakistan have also taken a hit on Bollywood.

IMF: Greece among best performers in eurozone

Mar 13, 2019

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The International Monetary Fund says Greece is still vulnerable but has made great progress.

North Korea rebuilding rocket sites: What does this mean?

Mar 13, 2019

Description:

North Korea knows the world can see it rebuilding its rocket sites, so what signal is it trying to send?

'This is why they brought me here' - Ronaldo's latest iconic Champions League performance

Mar 12, 2019

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Cristiano Ronaldo produces his latest iconic Champions League performance to send Juventus into the last eight - here's how he did it.

US refuses to ground Boeing 737 Max crash aircraft

Mar 12, 2019

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The US Federal Aviation Authority finds no "performance issues" amid calls to suspend the Boeing 737 Max.

Would President Trump make a good comedian?

Mar 12, 2019

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Two comedians rate the president's humour after he accused the media of not appreciating his jokes.

Seven-goal Man City thrash Schalke in last 16

Mar 12, 2019

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Manchester City thrash Schalke in the second leg of their Champions League last 16 tie to confirm their passage to the quarter-finals.

Aberdeen stun Rangers to set up Celtic semi-final

Mar 12, 2019

Description:

Aberdeen clinch a second win over Rangers at Ibrox this season to earn a Scottish Cup semi-final with Celtic after edging their last-eight replay.

Brexit vote: What just happened?

Mar 12, 2019

Description:

The British Prime Minister's new plan for Brexit has again been voted down: what does this mean?

Six Nations considers selling stake in championship to private equity firm CVC

Mar 12, 2019

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The Six Nations is considering an offer from private equity firm CVC to sell a stake in rugby's oldest championship.

Venezuela's Juan Guaidó faces sabotage investigation

Mar 12, 2019

Description:

Amid a five-day-long power cut, Juan Guaidó is facing allegations he sabotaged the electricity grid.

The white Southerners who fought US segregation

Mar 12, 2019

Description:

Photographer Doy Gorton set out to illustrate the White South, his home, in a more nuanced light, writes James Jeffrey.

What was the world wide web like 30 years ago?

Mar 12, 2019

Description:

Internet users and pioneers recall what the web looked like on its 30th anniversary.

Greenpeace hits back at Trump tweet on climate change denial

Mar 12, 2019

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The environmental group hit back after the president shared a former member's climate change denial.

Kim Jong-nam murder: Suspect Siti Aisyah 'shocked' at being released

Mar 12, 2019

Description:

Siti Aisyah had been charged with killing Kim Jong-un's half brother, but the charges were dropped.

How urban farming is helping to feed Tokyo

Mar 12, 2019

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How creative urban farming is helping to feed Tokyo city’s residents

St Petersburg ice walls thrill Russians

Mar 12, 2019

Description:

Storms in the Gulf of Finland pile blocks of ice into huge ridges near Russia's second city.

#Trashtag: The online challenge cleaning places up

Mar 12, 2019

Description:

Thousands have joined the Trashtag Challenge and cleaned up litter-filled places along the way.

Is white-collar crime treated more leniently in the US?

Mar 11, 2019

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Paul Manafort's jail sentence has sparked a debate over the treatment of white-collar crime in the US.

Proud Boys and antifa: When a right-wing activist met a left-wing anti-fascist

Mar 8, 2019

Description:

They come from two political groups that have fought violent battles in the streets. What happened when they met?

Return of the cat man of Aleppo

Mar 7, 2019

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The cat man of Aleppo had to abandon his sanctuary soon after appearing in a BBC video in 2016. But now he has a new one, just a few miles away.

IS militants 'caught trying to escape' last Syria enclave

Mar 6, 2019

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A US-backed force says the jihadists tried to slip out of Baghuz with the help of smugglers.

'Difficult' Brexit talks see no breakthrough, European Commission says

Mar 6, 2019

Description:

No solution identified to backstop impasse during the current Brexit talks in Brussels, the European Commission says.

Brazil leader Jair Bolsonaro criticised over obscene video on Twitter

Mar 6, 2019

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Jair Bolsonaro posts a graphic clip on Twitter apparently in reply to criticism at Carnival parties.

Esketamine: US regulator approves nasal spray to treat depression

Mar 6, 2019

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Esketamine nasal spray can reportedly work within 24 hours, but critics say more tests are needed.

Republicans deny mocking victims with pearls

Mar 6, 2019

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Republican representatives in New Hampshire were accused of mocking victims of gun crime, after wearing pearl necklaces at a hearing.

US homeland security chief Nielsen grilled over child migrant deaths

Mar 6, 2019

Description:

She says agency is working to provide better medical care after two migrant children died in December.

Tom Ballard: Missing climbers assumed dead as search ends

Mar 6, 2019

Description:

Tom Ballard and Daniele Nardi went missing on a peak in Pakistan dubbed "killer mountain".

Venezuela to expel German ambassador for 'meddling'

Mar 6, 2019

Description:

Daniel Kriener is one of the ambassadors who received opposition leader Juan Guaidó at the airport.

Trudeau and Wilson-Raybould: The crisis that could unseat Canada's PM

Mar 6, 2019

Description:

Another minister goes as criticism of Justin Trudeau's handling of a corruption case grows. What happened?

UK councillors quit in Islamophobia row

Mar 6, 2019

Description:

The two representatives were accused of sharing offensive Facebook posts about Labour's Sadiq Khan.

Trump calls dying man to fulfil final wish

Mar 6, 2019

Description:

The Connecticut man, who has cystic fibrosis, received a surprise phone call from the president.

Michael Jackson's nephew on Leaving Neverland allegations

Mar 6, 2019

Description:

The singer's nephew Taj Jackson speaks to BBC Newsnight's Kirsty Walk about Leaving Neverland.

Leicester manager Rodgers' Scotland house broken into

Mar 6, 2019

Description:

The former Celtic manager's family was unhurt but medals won while he was at the Glasgow club were taken.

Putin: Russia foiled work of almost 600 spies

Mar 6, 2019

Description:

The Russian president accuses foreign intelligence services of beefing up activities in Russia.

Trump dealt blow as US trade deficit jumps

Mar 6, 2019

Description:

The gap between US imports and exports hits a 10-year high despite the president's reduction plan.

Taylor Swift 'carries stab bandages' after stalker scares

Mar 6, 2019

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The US star says she is worried for her personal safety after stalkers tried to break into her home.

Beardsley 'no longer employed' by Newcastle

Mar 6, 2019

Description:

Newcastle United coach Peter Beardsley "is no longer employed by the club", following an investigation into bullying claims.

Bugatti unveils the world's most expensive new car

Mar 6, 2019

Description:

Bugatti's one-off supercar, unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, sold for at least £9.5m before tax.

'Sunflower murder' farmers jailed

Mar 6, 2019

Description:

Two white farmers accused a black teenager of stealing sunflowers worth $5 and threw him from a van.

'Pain-free' Murray still targets return to professional tennis

Mar 6, 2019

Description:

Britain's former world number one Andy Murray says he is "pain free" following hip surgery but remains cautious about a comeback.

UN rights chief Bachelet warns of threat from 'gross inequality'

Mar 6, 2019

Description:

UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet calls on nations to do more, and condemns xenophobia.

Radcliffe calls for 'calm, scientific research' on transgender rules

Mar 6, 2019

Description:

Marathon world record holder Paula Radcliffe says elite sport could, in the future, be open to "manipulation" unless tighter rules are applied to transgender women.

Will Smith 'casting as Richard Williams' sparks colourism debate

Mar 6, 2019

Description:

Smith is reported to be playing the darker-skinned father of Serena and Venus Williams in a biopic.

Chanel showcases last Karl Lagerfeld collection at Paris Fashion Week

Mar 6, 2019

Description:

The late designer's final creation was an Alpine ski resort for the Fall/Winter 2019 collection.

Game of Thrones final season trailer reaction from a superfan

Mar 6, 2019

Description:

George Alexander is a huge Game of Thrones fan. Here are his predictions based on the latest trailer.

Has decriminalising gay sex in India changed things?

Mar 6, 2019

Description:

India's LGBT community describe "large fight for equality" six months after gay sex was legalised.

'We hid our relationship, now we're mums' - the badminton couple taking baby on tour

Mar 6, 2019

Description:

Danish Olympic silver medallists Christinna Pedersen and Kamilla Rytter Juhl discuss life on tour with a baby.

One thing Americans find hard to talk about

Mar 6, 2019

Description:

A US psychologist who specialises in conflict resolution overseas is now turning her attention to race at home.

'Here lies the team that made history' - end of an era for Real?

Mar 6, 2019

Description:

Humiliated and at the end of a cycle - how Real Madrid were brought down to earth by Ajax.

How does reclusive President Bouteflika run Algeria?

Mar 6, 2019

Description:

Algeria's president has barely been seen since he had a stroke in 2013, so how can he run a country?

What do the people of the world die from?

Mar 6, 2019

Description:

It will happen to all of us, but how and when we die speaks volumes about who we are and where we live.

I was abused by my stepfather, Daniel Ortega

Mar 6, 2019

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How Nicaragua's president was accused of sexual abuse by his own stepdaughter.

'Our vision is a world without traffic jams'

Mar 6, 2019

Description:

The Moovel app is designed to be a 'one-stop shop' for travel across cities on different kinds of transport.

Cancer crowdfunding 'couldn't save my daughter'

Mar 6, 2019

Description:

Gemma Nuttall's family raised thousands, supported by actress Kate Winslet. But there was no happy ending.

Leia and Caroline Carrico: How lost sisters survived in woodland

Mar 5, 2019

Description:

California sisters Leia and Caroline Carrico survived for 44 hours in the forest after getting lost.

New York family beach home turns into 'ice house'

Mar 5, 2019

Description:

Maureen Whelan's family has used the house on the shores of Lake Ontario for the past 85 years.

Climate change: Which airline is best for carbon emissions?

Mar 5, 2019

Description:

New analysis suggests EasyJet is doing a better job of reducing emissions than its airline rivals.

Chlorinated chicken: How safe is it?

Mar 5, 2019

Description:

Is there any evidence that US meat products are less safe than UK products?

If you die early, how will your children remember you?

Mar 5, 2019

Description:

Gaby Eirew has made it her mission to help parents leave precious video memories for children, in case they die young.

The world's fastest road car revealed - it's electric

Mar 5, 2019

Description:

Could such ultrafast supercars generate a "halo effect" and make electric cars sexier in general?

Switchboard: Homophobia, HIV and hoax calls

Mar 4, 2019

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How a helpline that took its first call in small office below a bookshop went on to help generations of LGBT+ people.

Gangs: 27,000 children in England say they are members - report

Feb 28, 2019

Description:

A major report says gangs are using "chilling levels of violence" to keep child members compliant.

Trump-Kim talks end 'without agreement'

Feb 28, 2019

Description:

Summit talks between the US and North Korean leaders break up early and the White House says no agreement has been reached.

Abhinandan: Who is the Indian pilot captured by Pakistan?

Feb 28, 2019

Description:

The fighter pilot who has 16 years of experience is from the southern city of Chennai.

India demands Pakistan release pilot as Kashmir crisis intensifies

Feb 28, 2019

Description:

Tensions rise over a fighter pilot being held following an exchange of fire over disputed Kashmir.

Jody Wilson-Raybould: Ex-minister increases pressure on Trudeau

Feb 28, 2019

Description:

Jody Wilson-Raybould says she faced "sustained" pressure over SNC-Lavalin prosecution.

Venezuela crisis: How much aid is getting in?

Feb 28, 2019

Description:

A large shipment of US humanitarian aid has been refused entry into Venezuela.

The 'caravans of love' visiting Spain's empty villages

Feb 28, 2019

Description:

For the men who remain to farm the land in emptying Spanish villages it can be hard to meet women. The 'caravans of women' are one solution.

Risks to Mexico journalists remain despite Amlo's promises

Feb 28, 2019

Description:

Mexico’s president promised to put an end to the murders of journalists, but attacks continue.

Can Georgian wine win over global drinkers?

Feb 28, 2019

Description:

As Georgia aims to boost wine exports, can its unique but sometimes challenging bottles find more fans?

England come from behind to beat Brazil in SheBelieves Cup - report & highlights

Feb 28, 2019

Description:

Beth Mead's spectacular winner helps England come from behind to beat Brazil 2-1 in the opening game of the SheBelieves Cup.

Rampant Liverpool hit five against Watford to stay top

Feb 27, 2019

Description:

Sadio Mane and Virgil van Dijk both score twice as Liverpool return to winning ways to stay top of the Premier League with a dominant performance against Watford.

Michael Cohen: Five things he said about Donald Trump

Feb 27, 2019

Description:

From hacked emails to hush money, the explosive things Trump's ex-lawyer Michael Cohen told Congress.

Man City have 20 shots but need Aguero penalty to beat West Ham

Feb 27, 2019

Description:

Man City remain one point behind Liverpool at the top of the Premier League as Sergio Aguero's second-half penalty secures a deserved win over West Ham.

What President Bush's dog Sully did next

Feb 27, 2019

Description:

The former service dog of the late President George HW Bush has a new job with the US Navy.

US gun laws: House passes bill expanding background checks

Feb 27, 2019

Description:

The legislation expands background checks for all gun sales but the Senate is unlikely to approve it.

Buttler and Gayle smash breathtaking centuries as England edge Windies in thriller

Feb 27, 2019

Description:

Chris Gayle hits a superb 162 as West Indies fall agonisingly short of a famous one-day victory against a Jos Buttler-inspired England.

Watch: 'Stunning' Mead strike gives England victory against Brazil

Feb 27, 2019

Description:

Beth Mead scores a "stunning" goal to give England a 2-1 win against Brazil in their opening SheBelieves Cup match.

Prince William and Kate visit Empire bar during NI trip

Feb 27, 2019

Description:

The couple ended their first day of their visit at a party to celebrate young people who have made a difference to NI.

Semi-identical twins 'identified for only the second time'

Feb 27, 2019

Description:

The boy and girl are identical on their mother's side but share only a proportion of their father's DNA.

Jeremy Corbyn: Labour will support Brexit referendum

Feb 27, 2019

Description:

But the Labour leader says he will continue to push for other options, after Commons Brexit votes.

What we've learnt from the Nigerian election

Feb 27, 2019

Description:

Five lessons from a controversial election.

Watch: GB's Barker wins 10km scratch gold after huge crash

Feb 27, 2019

Description:

Great Britain's Elinor Barker wins the gold medal in the 10km scratch race, following a huge crash and pile-up in the final laps at the 2019 World Track Cycling Championships.

Sweden arrests suspected Russian spy in Stockholm

Feb 27, 2019

Description:

The employee of a Swedish high-tech company was reportedly seized in a restaurant in Stockholm.

Ukraine pulls out of Eurovision Song Contest 2019

Feb 27, 2019

Description:

Three acts had refused to represent the country at the contest in a political row involving Russia.

Melissa McCarthy's Oscars bunny dress criticised by top designer

Feb 27, 2019

Description:

The outfit Melissa McCarthy wore to present best costume design is branded "tasteless and insulting".

Cairo train crash and station fire kill 25

Feb 27, 2019

Description:

At least 25 people died when a train hit a buffer stop and exploded at Cairo's main railway station.

Ukraine's Eurovision woes deepen as more singers pull out

Feb 27, 2019

Description:

The country is struggling to find an entry after the state broadcaster banned the public's choice.

In 1959 a Swiss referendum denied women the right to vote

Feb 27, 2019

Description:

In 1959 Swiss men took part in a referendum on whether women should be allowed to vote in general elections. Two-thirds said no. Women didn't get the vote until 1971.

Abortion in Northern Ireland: Derry Girls join protest

Feb 27, 2019

Description:

Women march to Parliament to represent those forced to fly to England and Wales for treatment.

Eritrean Press: Reporting on Africa's most secretive state

Feb 27, 2019

Description:

A mystery man who reports news from one of the most repressive countries in the world gives his first interview.

French frustrations with Macron boil over in angry debates

Feb 27, 2019

Description:

Protests have taken place for 15 weeks in Paris, but much of the discontent can be found in small towns.

Why is the MWC tech show full of men?

Feb 27, 2019

Description:

Women make up less than a quarter of delegates at the annual technology fair in Barcelona.

What N Korea can learn from Vietnam's women

Feb 27, 2019

Description:

The two countries have things in common, and where Vietnam has blossomed, North Korea could follow.

The seamstress who sews with her feet

Feb 27, 2019

Description:

Egyptian seamstress Baraka Shenouda was born without forearms and sews with her feet.

What's missing from this bus?

Feb 27, 2019

Description:

The district of Schaffhausen in Switzerland has integrated a driverless bus into its public transport system.

'I really miss our leader Kim'

Feb 26, 2019

Description:

While the Trump-Kim summit has been reported as expected around the world, North Korean media has covered the visit in a different way.

Fat rat saved from manhole by German animal rescue

Feb 26, 2019

Description:

"She had a lot of winter flab," the animal rescuer explained after the rodent was set free.

Tanzania's FGM safe house for girls in danger of cutting

Feb 26, 2019

Description:

Twelve-year-old Rosie has to either run away from her family or submit herself to female genital mutilation.

Shark feeding frenzy wins underwater photo award

Feb 26, 2019

Description:

Winning photos from the Underwater Photographer of the Year competition

Trump and Kim in Hanoi: Your need-to-know guide

Feb 26, 2019

Description:

The leaders of the US and North Korea are meeting again - why, and what will they talk about?

Trump-Kim summit: What it's like to negotiate with North Korea

Feb 25, 2019

Description:

Christopher Hill led the US delegation to the six-party talks on North Korea's nuclear programme from 2005 to 2009.

Greece's invisible minority - the Macedonian Slavs

Feb 24, 2019

Description:

Greece has long denied that it has a Macedonian minority. Will this now change, asks Maria Margaronis?

In pictures: Growing up in North Korea

Feb 24, 2019

Description:

Photographer Tariq Zaidi visited North Korea and tried to capture the candid moments between families.

Rakbar Khan: Did cow vigilantes lynch a Muslim farmer?

Feb 23, 2019

Description:

The murder of a Muslim dairy farmer in rural Rajasthan raises questions about the relationship between police and cow protection gangs.

The murderer who's opening a youth centre

Feb 22, 2019

Description:

Stephen Mellor served 14 years in prison but now wants to stop youngsters repeating his mistakes.

Monkees musician Peter Tork dies at 77

Feb 21, 2019

Description:

Peter Tork, a member of one of the first boy bands, The Monkees, dies at the age of 77.

Valencia RiFF restaurant: Woman dies after Michelin-starred meal

Feb 21, 2019

Description:

Another 28 people who ate at the RiFF restaurant in Valencia also fell ill.

F1 pre-season testing 2019: Ferrari 'a bit ahead' of Mercedes, says Valtteri Bottas

Feb 21, 2019

Description:

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas believes Ferrari are ahead of the world champions at the end of the first week of pre-season testing.

Jussie Smollett: Empire star 'staged hoax attack over salary'

Feb 21, 2019

Description:

Police accuse Empire star Jussie Smollett of staging a racist and homophobic attack on himself.

Pope Francis: Concrete action needed against child abuse at Church

Feb 21, 2019

Description:

The world wants more than condemnations, the Pope tells a summit on child sexual abuse at the Church.

J-Hope: BTS fans 'save' squirrels for K-pop star's birthday

Feb 21, 2019

Description:

Scottish wildlife has been adopted in K-pop star J-Hope's name after he asked for birthday donations.

Man City fan in critical condition after being punched in Schalke stadium

Feb 21, 2019

Description:

A Manchester City fan is in a critical condition in hospital after he was assaulted following their Champions League win over Schalke in Germany.

Liverpool boss Klopp fined £45,000 for referee comments

Feb 21, 2019

Description:

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is fined £45,000 after accepting an FA charge for comments he made about referee Kevin Friend.

Russia charges US investor with fraud in high-profile case

Feb 21, 2019

Description:

Investor Michael Calvey is accused of embezzling $38m from a Russian bank - a charge he denies.

England 'must relish Welsh hostility', says Jones

Feb 21, 2019

Description:

Coach Eddie Jones says England have to relish taking on an entire nation when they play Wales in the Six Nations in Cardiff.

What happens to IS fighters' children?

Feb 21, 2019

Description:

The children, whose parents were Islamic State members, are at the centre of an international battle.

LGBT-row teacher up for $1m global prize

Feb 21, 2019

Description:

The assistant head at the centre of a row over lessons on LGBT rights is shortlisted for a global teaching prize.

Gwyneth Paltrow counter-sues over 2016 skiing accident

Feb 21, 2019

Description:

The actress says she was not at fault over the accident and is seeking a symbolic $1 in damages.

Former Swiss officer Johan Cosar on trial for fighting IS

Feb 21, 2019

Description:

A former Swiss army officer is on trial for his part in fighting against Islamic State in Syria.

Heckler & Koch fined for illegal gun sales to Mexico

Feb 21, 2019

Description:

A German court fines Heckler & Koch and convicts two ex-staff for illegal arms exports to Mexico.

What is the legal status of IS bride Shamima Begum?

Feb 21, 2019

Description:

The UK has stripped the IS bride of her British citizenship - so what happens now?

Olympic Games: Paris organisers propose breakdancing to IOC as a new sport for 2024

Feb 21, 2019

Description:

Paris 2024 organisers will propose breakdancing to the IOC for inclusion, as well as surfing, climbing and skateboarding.

Twitch: How Ninja was unseated as most-subscribed streamer

Feb 21, 2019

Description:

How Ninja has gone from a high of 200,000 Twitch subscribers to around 30,000 in only 10 months.

Israel elections: Netanyahu challengers Gantz and Lapid join forces

Feb 21, 2019

Description:

Two of Israel's strongest candidates announce an alliance in a bid to beat the PM in April polls.

Encephalitis: 'I told my boyfriend I thought I was a monkey'

Feb 21, 2019

Description:

Lucy Evans had encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain that caused her frightening delusions.

Bangladesh fire: Blaze kills dozens in Dhaka historic district

Feb 21, 2019

Description:

The fire spread quickly in the tightly-packed, centuries-old area of the Bangladeshi capital.

'Once in a generation' talent Williamson injured as Nike shoe falls apart

Feb 21, 2019

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Zion Williamson, the 18-year-old tipped to be the next big thing in basketball, is injured after only 33 seconds on Wednesday as his Nike shoe falls apart.

Camp Fire: Dog missing from Paradise wildfire found after 101 days

Feb 21, 2019

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Kingston jumped out of his family's truck as they were fleeing a deadly wildfire in town of Paradise.

Trump-Kim summit: How might Kim Jong-un travel to Vietnam?

Feb 21, 2019

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It's not the most conventional journey, but Kim Jong-un could be making his way to Vietnam by rail.

Bangladesh fire: Blaze kills dozens in Dhaka historic district

Feb 21, 2019

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Dozens have been killed by a blaze which spread through an ancient district of the capital.

Will Senegal be bowled over by big projects?

Feb 21, 2019

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Can a big new bridge, train and museum convince Senegal to vote for Macky Sall as president again?

Jan Kuciak: Marches in memory of murdered Slovakia journalist

Feb 21, 2019

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A year after the targeted killing of journalist Jan Kuciak, marches are planned across Slovakia.

‘The hangman was too tired to hang me – three times’

Feb 21, 2019

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On death row in Malawi, Byson Kaula was nearly executed three times - but the hangman always stopped work before it was his turn.

The bakeries of Bamako in Mali

Feb 21, 2019

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Photographer Annie Risemberg documents the French bread bakeries that are ubiquitous in Bamako. Mali.

The toxic legacy of the Vietnam War

Feb 21, 2019

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How millions suffered from exposure to toxic chemicals sprayed by US forces during the Vietnam war

Greater Bay Area: China's ambitious but vague economic plan

Feb 21, 2019

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The ambitious economic plan links Hong Kong, Macau and other Chinese cities to boost growth.

Olives pitting US against EU in global trade fight

Feb 21, 2019

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Are US tariffs on Spanish olives a pretext for a bigger challenge to world trade?

India Catholic Cardinal Oswald Gracias ‘failed abuse victims’

Feb 21, 2019

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Cardinal Oswald Gracias, the Archbishop of Mumbai, did not tell police of a child abuse allegation.

Come From Away: Beverley Bass inspires new musical set on 9/11

Feb 21, 2019

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Beverley Bass was ordered to divert a trans-Atlantic flight during the events of 9/11.

Drag queen story hour in America's Bible Belt

Feb 20, 2019

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Events where drag queens read to children are established in liberal cities, but they are moving to rural conservative America.

US election 2020: Which Democrat will take on Trump in 2020?

Feb 20, 2019

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Bernie Sanders has joined the race to stop Donald Trump from being re-elected. But who else has a shot at becoming the next president?

Uighur Australian's plea to 'save' his family in China

Feb 20, 2019

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The man fears that his wife will be detained in China, meaning he may never meet his son.

How will Pope Francis deal with abuse in the Catholic Church?

Feb 20, 2019

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How will the Pope confront the culture of abuse that has beset the Roman Catholic Church?

Cycling & suffering - a special relationship

Feb 20, 2019

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Three cyclists discuss their special relationship with suffering. And can science help expand the limits of exhaustion?

The soldier with a secret talent - ballet

Feb 17, 2019

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When Alex Smith joined the Army he didn't reveal to anyone he had spent years training to be a dancer.

Ashley Cole retires: Watch his only FA Cup goal for Derby against Brighton

Feb 16, 2019

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Watch Ashley Cole, who has announced his retirement from football, score the only FA Cup goal of his career for Derby against Brighton.

Australian floods send dirty water across Great Barrier Reef

Feb 15, 2019

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Muddy waters from floods in northern Australia have blanketed parts of the World Heritage site.

Xi Jinping: Digital 'little red book' tops App Store in China

Feb 15, 2019

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It might be also be a hit because civil servants, teachers and Communist Party members must download it.

Shamima Begum: IS teen's return to UK 'could be prevented'

Feb 15, 2019

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The home secretary says those who left Britain to join IS were "full of hate for our country".

Trump to declare 'emergency' over Mexico border wall

Feb 15, 2019

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The move is designed to fund his major campaign promise of a wall on the US-Mexico border.

Gravitational waves: Black hole detector to get upgrade

Feb 15, 2019

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The UK and US governments have announced a £25m upgrade to the machines that detected gravitational waves.

How 'Parkland tourism' led to this floral memorial

Feb 15, 2019

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A teacher and a pupil at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School gave people a focal point for their grief and curiosity.

Brain function of night owls and larks differ, study suggests

Feb 15, 2019

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Late risers have poorer attention, slower reactions and increased sleepiness, a study suggests.

What are the biggest threats to humanity?

Feb 15, 2019

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Why asteroids and volcanoes aren't the greatest problems facing life on Earth.

Africa's week in pictures: 8-14 February 2019

Feb 15, 2019

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A selection of photographs from around the African continent this week.

Gully boys: The defiant street rappers telling India's story

Feb 15, 2019

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Meet Bombay Lokal, one of Mumbai's homegrown hip-hop groups, whose music is about identity, discrimination and free speech.

Super gonorrhoea: Why the STI could become untreatable

Feb 15, 2019

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The challenges facing health workers in the fight against the STI.

Quiz of the Week: Who declined to sing at the Grammys?

Feb 15, 2019

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It's the weekly news quiz - have you been paying attention to what's been going on in the world during the past seven days?

Sexual harassment: 'I was terrified to report it'

Feb 15, 2019

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In the wake of the #MeToo movement, apps are helping victims gather and share evidence.

Prisoners hid drugs in Harry Potter book

Feb 15, 2019

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The Harry Potter novel found in HMP Nottingham tested positive for a psychoactive substance similar to Spice.

Welsh Open: Mark Selby, Ronnie O'Sullivan and Ding Junhui suffer shock defeats

Feb 14, 2019

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Mark Selby, Ronnie O'Sullivan and Ding Junhui are all knocked out of the Welsh Open in Cardiff.

How the chocolate bar became a million dollar idea

Feb 14, 2019

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The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how the chocolate bar became a million dollar idea.

Trump in good health despite weight in obese range - doctor

Feb 14, 2019

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The president is a few pounds heavier and taking a higher dose of cholesterol medicine, his doctor says.

Jody Wilson-Raybould: Three ways this could be a problem for Trudeau

Feb 14, 2019

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Allegations of political interference have turned into a major headache for the Canadian PM.

Malmo 1-2 Chelsea in Europa League last 32: Blues claim narrow victory in Sweden

Feb 14, 2019

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Chelsea claim a narrow win over Malmo in the first leg of their Europa League last 32 tie.

S American nations bid for 2030 World Cup

Feb 14, 2019

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Chile will join Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay in making a joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup.

Real-life trolling: When a 'roast' becomes harassment

Feb 14, 2019

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People are trying to recreate comedy roasts online and getting it horribly wrong. What are the rules?

Pique 'will prove critics wrong' over Davis Cup changes

Feb 14, 2019

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Barcelona defender Gerard Pique says he will "prove wrong" critics of his role in the reform of the Davis Cup.

Europa League: Celtic 0-2 Valencia - hosts easily beaten in first leg

Feb 14, 2019

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Celtic have a mountain to climb to salvage their Europa League dream after Valencia coast to victory in Glasgow.

Seven-year-old ‘Blaze’ may be the fastest in the world

Feb 14, 2019

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Rudolph ‘Blaze’ Ingram has his sights set on smashing Usain Bolt’s 100m world record.

Five things about Nigeria: The superpower with no power

Feb 14, 2019

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What do you know about Africa's most-populous nation and largest economy?

Trump installs $50,000 golf simulator in the White House

Feb 14, 2019

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Unable to play as often as he'd like, the president has installed a simulator in his private quarters.

Slovenia MP quits after stealing sandwich

Feb 14, 2019

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The lawmaker was annoyed at being ignored by staff but later returned to the supermarket to pay.

Amazon cancels New York City campus plan

Feb 14, 2019

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The internet giant hit local opposition over the roughly $3bn in subsidies it had been promised.

Pompeii: Narcissus fresco uncovered by archaeologists

Feb 14, 2019

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Archaeologists reveal, on Valentine's Day, a painting of the man who fell in love with himself.

Fury looks more like a champion, says Joshua's next opponent Miller

Feb 14, 2019

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Tyson Fury "looks more like a heavyweight champion" than Anthony Joshua, says Joshua's next opponent Jarrell Miller.

Nigeria election 2019: Do the promises stack up?

Feb 14, 2019

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Voters are bombarded with propaganda ahead of Saturday's presidential election, but how much is accurate?

Chernobyl: The end of a three-decade experiment

Feb 14, 2019

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The abandoned Chernobyl exclusion zone could be about to change for the first time since the world's worst nuclear disaster.

Why Australia's PM is talking of dark threats and 'evil'

Feb 14, 2019

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The nation's foghorn politics is suddenly all about threats and "evil", writes the BBC's Hywel Griffith.

'Semenya unquestionably a woman', lawyers say before gender court case

Feb 14, 2019

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Caster Semenya's lawyers say the world and Olympic 800m champion is "unquestionably a woman" before a court case against athletics' governing body.

Man jailed after found with 3D-printed gun and 'lawmaker hit list'

Feb 14, 2019

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The Dallas man had been prohibited from purchasing a gun so he printed and assembled parts instead.

YouTube's copyright claim system abused by extorters

Feb 14, 2019

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Google acts after YouTubers report users attempting to extort money via fraudulent copyright claims.

Brexit 'monster' urges Dutch to prepare

Feb 14, 2019

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The Dutch government tweets out a furry creature warning to firms about the impact of Brexit.

West Indies' Gabriel sorry for asking Root if he 'liked boys'

Feb 14, 2019

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West Indies bowler Shannon Gabriel claims he asked England's Joe Root if he "liked boys" during the third Test but has apologised for his words.

El Chapo guilty: Will his jailing change anything?

Feb 13, 2019

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The trial and conviction of the notorious Joaquín Guzmán tells us much about the multi-billion drugs trade.

Cameron Kasky: How being a student gun control activist took its toll

Feb 13, 2019

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Cameron Kasky was a leader of the youth movement against gun control after the Parkland school massacre. Eventually the strain caught up with him.

Nigeria election 2019: The view from a Lagos commuter bus

Feb 13, 2019

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Passengers on a commuter bus in Lagos explain their hopes for the future of the country.

Nigeria election 2019: Mapping a nation in nine charts

Feb 11, 2019

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The BBC maps the challenges facing Nigeria as it approaches a presidential election 20 years after the end of military rule.

Does Nigeria's 'generation democracy' want to vote?

Feb 10, 2019

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The presidential election is the first with a group of voters who did not grow up under military rule.

Princess Ubolratana: Thai royal to stand as PM candidate

Feb 8, 2019

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Her decision breaks with the tradition of the Thai royal family publicly staying out of politics.

US-India Farmington university row: 'I fled after fake college raid'

Feb 8, 2019

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The University of Farmington was a scam so why did 129 Indian students risk their future to enrol there?

Flamengo football club: Ten die in Rio de Janeiro fire

Feb 8, 2019

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All ten victims are said to be young athletes staying at Flamengo's youth training centre.

Australia and US make record crystal meth bust

Feb 8, 2019

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Six people have been arrested after an investigation uncovered a haul worth A$1.29bn ($910m; £705m).

Tasman Glacier: Huge ice chunks break off New Zealand glacier

Feb 8, 2019

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One guide says the icebergs floating in the glacier's meltwater lake are skyscraper-size.

Family pays tribute to Sala after body recovered from crashed plane

Feb 8, 2019

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Emiliano Sala's family say they hope search teams will find the body of pilot David Ibbotson.

Sierra Leone declares emergency over rape and sexual assault

Feb 8, 2019

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The president made the announcement after hearing the testimony of an Ebola survivor who had been raped.

Freestyle Ski and Snowboarding Worlds: Switzerland win team aerials gold

Feb 8, 2019

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Carol Bouvard, Nicolas Gygax and Noe Roth win team aerials gold for Switzerland at the Freestyle Ski and Snowboarding World Championships in Utah.

England's Ashton to make first Six Nations start in six years

Feb 8, 2019

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Sale wing Chris Ashton will make his first Six Nations start since 2013 when England play France at Twickenham on Sunday.

Liverpool announce world record £106m profit

Feb 8, 2019

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Liverpool announce a world record post-tax profit of £106m and a club record turnover of £455m in the 12 months to May 2018.

Brazil's dams: A disaster waiting to happen?

Feb 8, 2019

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How a torrent of toxic sludge buried buildings in Brumadinho - and the risk of it happening again.

Princess Ubolratana: The royal upending Thai politics

Feb 8, 2019

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The princess has previously starred in films, sung with a pop group and is flamboyantly fashionable.

Alabama inmate executed after Supreme Court denies him imam's presence

Feb 8, 2019

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The Supreme Court denied a Muslim man's request for an imam to be present at his death in Alabama.

Tokyo 2020: Medals to be made from recycled waste

Feb 8, 2019

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All the medals at the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo will be made from recycled electronic waste, say organisers.

Jeff Bezos: Amazon boss accuses National Enquirer of blackmail

Feb 8, 2019

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Jeff Bezos says National Enquirer attempted extortion by threatening to publish "intimate photos".

Yanxi Palace: Why China turned against its most popular show

Feb 8, 2019

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Yanxi Palace was streamed 15 billion times, but then China said it was bad for audiences.

Beer before wine? It makes no difference to a hangover

Feb 8, 2019

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A study finds the order in which you have alcoholic drinks makes no difference to your hangover.

Gas wars: The problem with Nord Stream 2

Feb 8, 2019

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Nord Stream 2 is the name of the undersea pipeline that should soon pump more Russian gas into Europe.

Nigerian elections: Has Boko Haram been defeated?

Feb 8, 2019

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The government claims Boko Haram militants have been "decimated" since it came to power in 2015.

The weapons making nuclear war more likely

Feb 8, 2019

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Why the line between nuclear and conventional weapons is becoming increasingly blurred.

Venezuela crisis: Aid lorries stuck in Colombia border city

Feb 8, 2019

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Vehicles with US food and medicine are unable to cross a border bridge, blocked by Venezuela.

'Worst I've seen in my life' - Greece players criticise line judges in GB win

Feb 8, 2019

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Greek player Maria Sakkari describes the line judges as "the worst I have ever seen in my life" in her Fed Cup defeat by Britain's Johanna Konta.

Quiz: What did Super Bowl cheerleaders celebrate?

Feb 8, 2019

Description:

It's the weekly news quiz - have you been paying attention to what's been going on in the world during the past seven days?

Parle-G: Reinventing a biscuit empire

Feb 8, 2019

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India's Parle-G ranks among the world's biggest selling biscuits but competition is heating up. Can they stay ahead?

Venezuela crisis: A health system in a state of collapse

Feb 8, 2019

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Inside the hospital where there's barely running water, let alone medicines.

Africa's week in pictures: 1-7 February 2019

Feb 8, 2019

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A selection of the best photos from across the continent this week.

Iranian women - before and after the Islamic Revolution

Feb 8, 2019

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Images show Iranian women pictured before and after the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

'How a smartphone saved my mother's life'

Feb 8, 2019

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The smartphone is becoming a powerful medical tool that can diagnose a growing number of conditions.

How US Hispanics are affected by wall debate

Feb 7, 2019

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Wheaton in Maryland has a large Salvadoran population who are feeling the impact of the current news cycle.

After the caliphate: Has IS been defeated?

Feb 7, 2019

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Maps and charts following the rise and fall of so-called Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria.

Zoo's Valentine cockroach revenge for ex-lovers

Feb 7, 2019

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A Texas zoo asks visitors to name cockroaches after their ex-partners before feeding them to meerkats.

'Time bomb' warning on mining dam disasters

Feb 7, 2019

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The catastrophic collapse of a dam at a mine in Brazil has exposed a darker side of an industry that the world depends on.

'Oldest known elephant in captivity' dies at 88 in India

Feb 7, 2019

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Authorities say Dakshayani, known by the title Gaja Muthassi or elephant granny, has died.

How Russians create icy art in the big freeze

Feb 7, 2019

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Russians have been taking part in the 'Dubak' challenge by throwing water to create icy shapes

New Tonga island 'now home to flowers and owls'

Feb 7, 2019

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The island of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai was created after a Pacific volcano erupted in 2014.

Gucci withdraws jumper after 'blackface' backlash

Feb 7, 2019

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The luxury fashion brand apologised and says it will use the incident as a 'powerful learning moment'.

My disabled son’s amazing gaming life in the World of Warcraft

Feb 7, 2019

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Robert and Trude thought their son Mats lived a lonely life, but they discovered this was far from true.

Brazil dam: Startling pictures of Brumadinho collapse

Feb 1, 2019

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The pictures show the moment a muddy sludge engulfed a mining company's facilities.

Trump pushes Foxconn to clarify US plans

Feb 1, 2019

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The firm had said it was evaluating