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China launches new warship type to boost military strength

21 min 2 sec ago
The launch comes as Beijing is increasingly assertive in the South China Sea.

Sydney Opera House to come alive with indigenous art

1 hour 49 min ago
A vibrant animation will be projected on to the Sydney Opera House every night at sunset.

Toshiba sues US firm over 'interference'

2 hours 57 min ago
Japanese giant says the US firm is stopping the sale of its memory chip business

Shot kangaroo tied to chair holding bottle of ouzo

4 hours 9 min ago
It was shot three times, tied to a chair and posed with an empty ouzo bottle in "appalling" stunt.

Helicopter 'attacks' Venezuela Supreme Court

4 hours 42 min ago
An apparent gun and grenade attack from a helicopter is condemned as a "terrorist" act by President Maduro.

Painless flu jab patch for people scared of injections

6 hours 19 min ago
The special sticking plaster delivers a pain-free 'do-it-yourself' dose of the vaccine into the skin.

Luftwaffe ace flies in Spitfire

6 hours 35 min ago
German ace Hugo Broch took to the skies over Kent to achieve a long-held ambition.

Helicopter 'attacks' Venezuelan court

7 hours 55 min ago
President Maduro condemns a "terrorist attack" on the Supreme Court using a helicopter.

Colombia anti-corruption chief arrested on US charges

9 hours 19 min ago
A US court charges Luis Gustavo Moreno Rivera with money laundering linked to bribery.

Snacks and selfies

9 hours 29 min ago
The Argentinian theme park that recreates Jesus's Jerusalem.

Indianapolis 500: Racing into the history books

9 hours 49 min ago
Janet Guthrie speaks to Witness about her pioneering racing career

Dragon Tattoo actor Michael Nyqvist dies aged 56

9 hours 59 min ago
The actor's death following a battle with lung cancer will "leave a huge void", his family says.

Reporter vents fury at White House over 'fake news' claims

10 hours 44 min ago
A reporter for a Washington-area paper had strong words for White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders over her criticism of "fake news".

US policeman in hot pursuit of own car

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 23:46
A police officer in Ohio had to chase his own patrol car after it began rolling away during a traffic stop.

Behind the mask

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 23:22
A photography project which shows women wearing a cow mask has gone viral in India.

Brazil President Temer rejects bribery charge 'fiction'

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 23:18
In defiant TV speech, Michel Temer says the charge is baseless and an assault on his dignity.

Laquan McDonald death: Officers 'lied about US teenager's shooting'

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 22:58
Prosecutors charge three officers with conspiracy to cover up the death of a black Chicago teen.

Colombia's Farc officially ceases to be an armed group

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 21:29
The president has hailed it as "the day weapons became words", after half a century of conflict.

Facebook hits two billion users

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 20:34
A quarter of the world's population now use the social network every month.

A father's grief

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 20:27
Muhammad has been looking for his family since an oil tanker blaze killed 150 people in Pakistan.

Republicans delay Senate healthcare vote

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 20:02
US Senate Republicans delay a vote on their healthcare bill, dealing a blow to their promise to replace Obamacare

More Asian, less religious

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 19:30
The country is becoming more Asian and less religious, the latest national survey shows.

Human trafficking: US downgrades China over record

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 18:53
China could face sanctions after the US named it one of the worst offenders of human trafficking.

Grenfell Tower fire: German flats cleared amid cladding fears

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 18:31
An 11-storey block is evacuated in Wuppertal because it has panels similar to Grenfell Tower's.

Pregnant Serena Williams poses naked on the cover of Vanity Fair

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 18:09
The tennis star, who is six months pregnant, poses naked for photographer Annie Leibovitz.

George Soros 'plotted to oust Equatorial Guinea's leader'

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 18:02
The claim has been made by a former British mercenary who led his own failed coup attempt in 2004.

US deportations of Iraqis halted by Michigan judge

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 17:43
The court rules the Chaldean Catholics, Sunni Muslims and Iraqi Kurds faced danger back in Iraq.

Coins thrown into plane engine by elderly passenger for 'luck'

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 17:35
A superstitious elderly woman delayed a flight in Shanghai for hours after "praying for safety".

World Cup 2022: Fifa releases 2022 'corruption' report

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 17:16
A 403-page report into claims of alleged corruption in Qatar's successful 2022 World Cup bid is released by Fifa.

'Indefinite isolation'

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 16:54
Gulf countries might 'ultimately, simply disengage from Qatar', a UAE spokesman says.

Muslim girls complain of Polish racism on Holocaust study trip

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 16:10
German Muslim girls say they were racially abused in Poland while learning about the Holocaust.

Look at this amazing basketball court - and other awesome sports venues

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 15:54
This stunning basketball court is nestled between buildings in an otherwise standard suburb of Paris.

Ukraine hit by major cyber-attack

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 15:19
Banks, retailers, energy firms and the airport appear to have been targeted by a malware attack.

Srebrenica: Dutch state partly responsible for 350 deaths

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 15:00
A Dutch appeal court finds the state 30% liable for 350 deaths in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre.

Nitcharee Peneakchanasak: Amputee wins 'best job in Thailand'

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 14:44
Nitcharee, 21, landed the job of 'happiness observer' in a hospital six years after losing her legs.

Syria war: Air strike on IS prison in Mayadin 'kills dozens'

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 13:39
Activists believe US-led coalition aircraft bombed the site and that prisoners are among the dead.

Philippines to make enthusiastic singing of national anthem mandatory

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 13:24
A new bill passed by the House aims to make singing the anthem "with fervour" compulsory.

Three CNN journalists resign after Trump aide article removed

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 12:59
Donald Trump Jr called the network "fake news" after it published the now retracted article.

Nigerian university builds trench to stop Boko Haram attacks

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 12:46
The university in north-eastern Nigeria has repeatedly been attacked by Boko Haram militants.

Liu Xiaobo: China tells US not to interfere over jailed dissident

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 12:41
The US called for the jailed Nobel laureate, who has terminal cancer, to be given "genuine freedom".

Germany: Merkel paves way for gay marriage vote

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 12:24
German MPs press for a vote on legalising same-sex marriage before the September election.

Former FN supporter on trial for smuggling Iranian lover to UK

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 11:52
A former supporter of France's far-right is accused of helping an Iranian man reach the UK by boat.

Google hit with record EU fine over Shopping service

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 11:51
The European Commission fines Google €2.4bn ($2.7bn; £2.1bn) for favouring its shopping comparison service.

World food security risks growing, Chatham House says

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 11:37
Food supply chains are increasingly reliant on 14 vulnerable "chokepoints", a report says.

'UK would support US over chemical attacks'

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 09:53
The defence secretary said the government would support 'proportionate' military action

Johnny Depp may face perjury charges, Australia's deputy PM warns

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 09:11
The actor's ex-managers allege he knew he was breaking the law when bringing his dogs into Australia.

China accuses India of territory incursion

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 07:56
The area, the Nathu La pass, is used by Indians going for pilgrimages to religious sites in Tibet.

Trump causes 'major' shift in global view of US: Pew

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 05:12
The US president and his policies "are broadly unpopular around the globe", a wide new survey says.

US warns Syria against 'chemical attack'

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 04:01
US warns Syria of "heavy price" over "potential preparations for another chemical weapons attack".

Martin Shkreli fraud trial opens in New York

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 02:55
The former pharmaceutical chief denies operating a Ponzi-like scheme that cheated investors.

Colombia's Farc has completed disarmament, UN says

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 02:17
The transfer of the rebels' personal weapons was a key condition in last year's peace agreement.

Crowd catches girl after ride fall

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 01:25
A father describes the moment it happened at a Six Flags theme park in New York.

Brazil's Temer charged with corruption

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 01:22
Brazil's president Michel Temer charged with accepting bribes by chief prosecutor

£100m from West to clean up Russian nuclear base

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 01:13
Western nations are giving Russia nearly £100m to clear up nuclear waste at Andreyeva Bay, a contaminated Cold War submarine base.

The robot that can pick up virtually any object

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 01:11
Scientists at UC Berkeley have created a robot that has learnt to pick up virtually any object.

Reality check

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 01:07
The EU argues that the rights of the bloc's citizens should not change as a result of Brexit.

Democracy 'infection'

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 23:41
Twenty years on, we review predictions for Hong Kong made when Britain handed the city over to China.

22m to lose health cover in Senate bill

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 22:33
Some 22 million Americans could lose insurance under Senate bill to replace Obamacare, congressional report says

US senator to block arms sales to Gulf over Qatar crisis

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 21:33
Influential Republican Bob Corker wants to see a "path forward" to resolving the crisis in the Gulf.

Canada nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer jailed for life for murders

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 20:39
A former Ontario nurse is sentenced to life in prison for killing eight elderly people in her care.

Niger migrants: 52 die during desert crossing

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 19:26
Dozens of bodies are buried after a group of 75 people is abandoned by traffickers.

Germany warns Erdogan bodyguards not to attend G20

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 19:23
Germany says it does not want agents involved in a brawl in Washington to attend the Hamburg summit.

Vatican concerns over bishop detained in China

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 18:50
The Catholic bishop was "forcibly removed" from his diocese and his whereabouts are still unknown.

Berlusconi hails Italy poll revival as Renzi loses ground

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 17:31
The ex-leader celebrates local election wins in 16 out of 22 cities with two other parties.

Jewish group cancels Netanyahu dinner over Western Wall decision

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 17:30
Jewish leaders react angrily after Israel's PM freezes plans to upgrade mixed-gender prayer section.

Otto Warmbier: US professor says he 'got what he deserved'

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 17:25
The University of Delaware sacks a professor who derided Otto Warmbier as a "clueless white male".

Cladding firm ends sales for tower blocks

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 16:56
Firm which supplied cladding thought to have been on London's Grenfell Tower ends global sales for high-rise blocks

Trump travel ban injunction lifted in part

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 16:45
US Supreme Court allows part of Trump travel ban to go into effect and will hear full case in October.

Chicago gay pride parade expels Star of David flags

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 16:22
Organisers for the "inclusive" event said the rainbow Star of David flags "made people feel unsafe".

Algerians champion traditional dress for Eid al-Fitr

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 16:07
An online campaign is urging Algerians to promote local fashion to mark the end of Ramadan.

Al-Qaeda 'frees hostage after six years'

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 15:32
Hostage Johan Gustafsson, held by al-Qaeda in Mali since 2011, has been freed, the Swedish government says.

South Africa prisoners entertained by 'strippers'

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 14:50
Officials have confirmed photos of scantily dressed women were taken inside a Johannesburg jail.

US passenger 'tried to open door' mid-flight to Houston

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 14:44
The woman was able to rip off part of the door, according to a passenger on board the flight to Texas.

Judge orders Salvador Dali's body exhumed

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 14:29
A judge orders the exhumation of painter Salvador Dali's body to obtain samples for a paternity suit - Spanish media report.

Street named after footballer for a day

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 14:21
The Tottenham and Kenyan midfielder has a street named after him in Tanzania - but not for long.

Nigerian president's Eid speech in Hausa criticised

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 14:17
Greetings in a regional language have stirred rather than quelled rumours over the president's health.

North Korea refuses Olympic offer from South

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 13:21
South Korea's new president supports proposals for a unified team at the Winter Olympics.

Spain wildfires threaten Doñana nature reserve

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 12:47
About 2,000 people have been evacuated as the fires near the Unesco heritage site.

Blue shark spotted on holiday resort in Majorca

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 12:20
The shark was reportedly 8ft long and had to be put down after it was caught because of a head injury.

South Africa moves 'coffin' assault case to high court

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 12:03
A July date is set for the trial of white farmers accused of forcing a black man into a coffin and threatening to burn him alive.

Bill Cosby tour 'not about sex assault'

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 10:46
The embattled comic's publicity team claim his summer speaking tour is about "restoring his legacy".

Jailed dissident Liu 'has terminal cancer'

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 09:52
China's Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo is granted medical parole after being diagnosed with terminal liver cancer.

Battle for Mosul: Iraq forces repel IS counter-attack

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 09:10
The group deploys suicide bombers in different parts of the city, but their counter-attack is short-lived.

Trump breaks White House Eid dinner tradition

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 09:04
The White House fails to hold its annual event marking the end of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month.

Retired UK ambulances saving lives in Syria

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 08:55
Volunteers from the 'Unity Convoy' have delivered 100 ambulances to the devastated country.

Narendra Modi: India PM talks tough on terror ahead of Trump meeting

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 07:52
India's PM says his country "proved its power" in its strikes on militant bases in Pakistan.

Crown Resorts staff jailed for enticing Chinese gamblers

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 07:00
Three Australian Crown Resorts employees broke the law by enticing Chinese high-rollers to casinos.

First Disneyland map sells for £555,000

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 06:26
The map was given to a production assistant and remained out of public view for more than 60 years.

Great Barrier Reef worth A$56bn, report finds

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 03:27
The struggling icon is critical to supporting economic activity in Australia, a report finds.

Takata: Airbag-maker files for bankruptcy

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 03:11
Japanese firm faces billions of dollars of liabilities linked to the biggest ever automotive recall.

Modi in Washington

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 02:21
How Mr Modi deals with Mr Trump will partially shape the future of the US-India relationship.

'I'm not a bad guy'

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 02:17
El Hadji Diouf on himself: "I am a lion, I have got character and I want people to respect me."

Blood brothers

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 02:06
A decades-old murder and how a Supreme Court decision means freedom for one man, and life in prison for the other

The moment Colombia passenger boat sank

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 01:43
Several people died when a passenger boat sank on a reservoir near the town of Guatapé in north-western Colombia.

How Syrian refugees battle against cancer

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 01:26
Ammash, 4, has leukaemia and the funds for his treatment are running out.

Ohio sites hacked with IS message

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 23:47
Governor John Kasich's site is one of those attacked, posting a threat to President Donald Trump.

Tourist boat sinks on Colombia reservoir

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 23:06
A boat carrying 150 tourists sinks on a reservoir in north-western Colombia, officials say.

Quick thinking theme park rescuers save falling US teenager

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 21:20
Bystanders form a circle to catch the girl as she plummets to the earth from 25ft in the air.

Montreal festival float causes race row

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 20:14
Organisers insist event is diverse but some attendees feel black people were left on the margins.

Mosul: 'Run and beware of snipers'

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 19:41
The BBC's Orla Guerin joins Iraqi fighters so close to IS militants they can "see their faces".