Winter Olympics: IOC board recommends lifting Russia ban if no further doping violations

BBC - 1 hour 35 min ago
Russia should regain its Olympic status if there are no further doping violations at Pyeongchang 2018, the IOC executive board has recommended.

Populism and division at Latin America's polls

BBC - 1 hour 41 min ago
With two-thirds of Latin Americans due to vote in presidential elections this year change is afoot.

A white wedding during Ethiopia's Red Terror

BBC - 1 hour 47 min ago
Aynalem and Genet married each other during one of the bloodiest times in the country's history.

Trump-Russia: Democrats defend Russia inquiry in memo

BBC - 2 hours 32 min ago
A Republican report identified bias in an inquiry into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

Smile! Postcards from Afghanistan's furthest corner

BBC - 2 hours 43 min ago
Meet people in the most remote part of Afghanistan, and find out why they are smiling.

Florida school shooting: Where do US protests go from here?

BBC - 3 hours 1 min ago
Experts say the US is living through an "unprecedented era of resistance". So what comes next?

Barefoot doctor: ‘We did have shoes…’

BBC - 3 hours 20 min ago
How China’s Barefoot Doctors revolutionised rural healthcare.

Turkish paper gives voice to disabled

BBC - 3 hours 42 min ago
Turkish newspaper gives voice and employment to people who have disabilities.

'How I joined the jihadis by mistake'

BBC - 3 hours 43 min ago
More than 300 people from Kosovo joined Islamist groups in Syria and Iraq - but not all of them are stereotypical jihadis.

Sridevi: Bollywood superstar dies at 54 of cardiac arrest

BBC - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 23:43
One of India's biggest film stars passes away after a cardiac arrest in Dubai, her family says.

Washington Prado Alava: Colombia extradites top drug suspect to US

BBC - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 23:17
He is accused of smuggling more than 250 tonnes of cocaine over the past decade.

Sheltering from the bombs in Eastern Ghouta

BBC - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 21:17
Rawaa has been living in a basement for months with around 75 others, mainly women and children.

Hair to stay: Australians celebrate the mullet

BBC - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 20:40
Fans of the mullet gather at an inaugural festival, celebrating the instantly recognisable haircut.

UN approves 30-day ceasefire in Syria

BBC - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 20:27
UN Security Council unanimously approves resolution demanding a 30-day ceasefire in Syria

Trump tax reform gives Buffett $29bn boost

BBC - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 19:12
Billionaire Warren Buffett says his conglomerate has been "delivered" billions by the US tax cuts.

Florida shooting: US airlines join other firms in dropping NRA

BBC - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 19:09
The school shooting in Florida has led to fresh calls for tougher gun controls in the US.

Johnny Hallyday estate: Bardot wades into France family row

BBC - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 17:56
The film legend urges Johnny Hallyday's widow to give some of his money to his older children.

Italy steps up security in major cities amid protests by rival activists

BBC - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 17:13
Demonstrators clash with riot police as far-right and anti-fascist groups take to the streets.

India groom killed in Odisha after wedding gift explodes

BBC - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 15:47
A man and his grandmother were killed when a parcel bomb disguised as a wedding gift exploded.

South Africa police station raid: Seven suspects shot dead

BBC - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 15:20
Seven people accused of killing South African police are killed in a shoot-out at a church.

Syria war: Air strikes in Eastern Ghouta 'kill 500'

BBC - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 14:56
On the seventh day of government bombing of a rebel enclave, the UN struggles to agree a ceasefire.

The BBC's John Simpson: How I became a Czech honeytrap target

BBC - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 14:40
The BBC's World Affairs editor says he "was getting in a bit deep" so he told the BBC, who brought in MI5.

Afghanistan: Soldiers killed in wave of attacks

BBC - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 11:52
More than 25 people, most of them from the army, have been killed in a wave of attacks.

ICRC reveals 21 staff paid for sexual services

BBC - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 10:50
The humanitarian aid agency reveals 21 staff have left for sexual misconduct since 2015.


BBC - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 07:42
The 10,000 Year Clock. Plus cake and caves.

Myanmar: Bombs explode in capital of restive Rakhine state

BBC - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 06:50
Police say they do not know who was behind the three explosions in the city of Sittwe.

Florida shooting: NRA-linked firms hit by consumer boycott

BBC - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 05:45
Hertz and Enterprise Holdings are among corporate partners shunning the powerful gun lobby.

Africans at the Winter Olympics: Inspirational - or glory-hunters?

BBC - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 03:49
A record number of Africans competed this year - but most of them live in the US and Europe.

Joanna Demafelis: Employer of Filipina maid found dead in freezer arrested

BBC - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 02:59
The employer of a Filipina maid who was found dead in a freezer is arrested in Lebanon.

How the Nile could see a 'water war'

BBC - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 02:38
A new dam on the river Nile could trigger the world's first war about water, writes Alastair Leithead.

Trump-Russia: Manafort 'paid European ex-politicians'

BBC - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 01:58
President Trump's ex-campaign chief paid ex-politicians to lobby for Ukraine, a new indictment says.

Why do some Chinese funerals involve strippers?

BBC - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 01:20
Chinese authorities are once again cracking down on the practice which have existed for years.

World Hacks: Putting your leftover pills back to work

BBC - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 01:17
An app in Greece is helping people donate their leftover drugs to those who can't afford to buy them.

'Groped by Holy Mosque guard during Hajj' in Mecca

BBC - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 01:04
A number of women have taken to social media to say they've been sexually assaulted during the Hajj pilgrimage.

Deaf Eritrean twins break barriers in fashion world

BBC - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 01:04
Deaf twin models Hermon and Heroda are trying to break barriers for people with disabilities in the fashion world.

Somalia al-Shabab: Deadly double car bombing near presidential palace

BBC - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 00:11
At least 18 people are dead after two large explosions, one of them at the presidential palace.

Nigerian president apologises for Boko Haram schoolgirl kidnap

BBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 22:41
President Buhari apologises for the suspected abductions, as parents say 100 remain missing.

Vehicle 'hits barrier' near White House

BBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 21:44
Vehicle hits a security barrier near the White House and a female driver is apprehended by police, US secret service says.

How young conservatives view #NeverAgain

BBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 21:29
As Florida students lead calls for stricter gun laws, how do activists on the right see the movement?

Steve Jobs: Apple founder's 1973 job application going on sale

BBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 21:18
The document is riddled with spelling errors and grammatical mistakes but could sell for $50,000.

US to open new embassy in Jerusalem in May

BBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 21:10
The Israeli prime minister hails the decision as "a great day for the people of Israel".

Trump-Russia: Ex-campaign aide Rick Gates pleads guilty

BBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 21:05
Rick Gates admits to lying to the FBI about work for the Ukrainian government and hiding his income.

Bullish Trump jokes about hiding his bald spot

BBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 20:55
The hair joke was one of several off-script moments as the president relished addressing supporters.

Donald Tusk: UK Brexit plans 'pure illusion'

BBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 20:51
The European Council president says reports suggest the UK is still trying to cherry pick its Brexit deal.

Rohingya villages destroyed 'to erase evidence'

BBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 19:50
Satellite images suggest more than 50 villages have been demolished, Human Rights Watch claims.

Do people agree with Kylie Jenner on the Snapchat update?

BBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 19:28
We asked young people what they thought about the Snapchat after Kylie Jenner said she was no longer a fan.

Syria war: Who are Russia's shadowy Wagner mercenaries?

BBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 18:13
Russian Wagner group fighters have died in Syria - others have fought in Ukraine.

Twitter storm over Justin Trudeau's Bhangra dance in India

BBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 18:05
The Canadian prime minister took to the stage at Canada House in Delhi, but not everybody was a fan.

Doping whistleblower in Olympics warning

BBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 18:01
The IOC faces "the most important moment in its history" over whether it allows Russian athletes to parade with their national flag on Sunday.

Re-drawing the real-life Black Panthers

BBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 17:43
The real Black Panthers - an artist is trying to give those still imprisoned a "presence on the outside".

Florida inmate screams and thrashes at his execution

BBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 17:36
Eric Scott Branch was put to death over the rape and murder of a student in 1993.

China's 'hold your mother's hand' campaign

BBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 17:28
A photo of President Xi Jinping visiting his mother has inspired people to reach out to loved ones.

Pep Guardiola: Manchester City manager charged for wearing political ribbon

BBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 17:23
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has been charged for wearing a political message, specifically a yellow ribbon, in breach of the FA's kit and advertising regulations.

World's fishing fleets mapped from orbit

BBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 16:16
Satellite tracking shows fishing's footprint on Earth is now over four times that of agriculture.

Trump criticises Florida shooting officer for 'poor job'

BBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 16:10
Mr Trump says an armed officer 'didn't have the courage' to intervene in last week's deadly shooting.

Trump: 'Armed school officer lacked courage'

BBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 16:03
The US President said Deputy Scot Peterson who failed to intervene in a mass shooting did "a poor job".

US to launch 'largest' N Korea sanctions

BBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 15:44
Donald Trump says the US is launching the "largest ever" set of new sanctions against North Korea.

Stolen Degas painting Les Choristes found on a bus

BBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 15:39
The pastel artwork was taken more than eight years ago from the Musée Cantini in Marseille.

Two people shot outside Zurich bank

BBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 15:27
Two people shot outside branch of UBS bank in Zurich, Swiss media say

Armed teacher's fear? 'Missing and hitting a student'

BBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 15:22
Karl Donnelson from Colorado is armed and says he's ready to fire if an incident occurs in his school.

The Olympics delegate accused of masterminding deadly attacks

BBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 14:54
General Kim Yong-chol was accused of masterminding deadly attacks on the South.

Barbara Alston: Singer with 1960s girl group The Crystals dies at 74

BBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 14:49
She recorded hits like Da Doo Ron Ron and He Hit Me with Phil Spector in the 1960s.

Brexit: EU leaders clash over financial impact of UK's departure

BBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 14:45
Germany and France warn of impact on efforts to tackle terrorism as nations clash over funding.

Kenya elephants: Operation to move big beasts begins

BBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 14:17
Wildlife officials in Kenya are relocating the beasts to get them away from a farming region.

India Kerala mob takes selfies while lynching man

BBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 14:11
Images of people taking selfies while watching the tied up man being lynched have horrified Indians.

One French woman in eight has been raped, study says

BBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 13:35
Four million women have been raped once in their lives, a major survey of abuse in France suggests.

Mixed-race Joan of Arc draws abuse from French far-right

BBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 12:48
The Orléans public prosecutor is investigating racist tweets about a teenager set to play the heroine.

'Stoned in the street' - life of Afghan women footballers

BBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 12:19
Afghanistan women's coach Kelly Lindsey tells the BBC about the "unique" nature of a job which means all matches and training camps are held overseas.

Barnaby Joyce: Battles over dogs and dual citizenship

BBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 11:41
From Johnny Depp's dogs to dual citizenship, the Australian politician has seen his fair share of battles.

South Sudan children 'forced to watch rape'

BBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 10:37
UN investigators say they have evidence that 40 senior officials could be responsible for war crimes.

Winter Olympics 2018: Ivanka Trump arrives for closing ceremony

BBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 10:04
The first daughter is leading a US delegation to the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics.

Florida armed school guard 'never went in'

BBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 07:51
The guard protecting the Florida school hit by a deadly shooting did not go in, a sheriff confirms.

India PM Modi finally sees Canada's Trudeau

BBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 07:00
Narendra Modi met his Canadian counterpart nearly a week after he arrived in India.

Argentina foils diplomatic luggage cocaine plot

BBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 05:57
Arrests are made in Argentina after 400kg of cocaine was found in Russian diplomatic luggage.

Scandal-hit Australia deputy PM resigns

BBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 04:04
After his affair raised damaging questions, Barnaby Joyce says he will quit as Australia's deputy PM

'Fishing continued' even after East China sea oil spill

BBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 03:02
Satellite images and data obtained by a BBC investigation show that fishing continued for days in East China Sea even after the massive oil spill

Nationalism in heart of Europe needles EU

BBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 03:01
Alarm over migrants fuels resurgent nationalism in Central Europe, Jenny Hill reports.

Africa's week in pictures: 16-22 February 2018

BBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 02:55
A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.

Quiz: And Salma's joke was... what?

BBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 02:53
7 days quiz: It's the weekly news quiz - have you been paying attention to what's been going on in the world over the past seven days?

Florida school shooting: Armed officer 'did not confront killer'

BBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 02:41
An armed officer stood outside the building as the shooting took place, Florida officials say.

Sipping acidic fruit teas can wear away teeth, says study

BBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 02:14
Even unsweetened drinks are acidic and should not be drunk between meals, researchers say.

How meat is recycled and sold to the poor

BBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 01:28
Ever wonder what happens to restaurant leftovers? In Manila, meat from rubbish tips is recycled.

Syria war: Children struggle to survive in Eastern Ghouta

BBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 01:19
This is the cost of five days of relentless air strikes for children in Eastern Ghouta, Syria.

The low-cost mini satellites bringing mobile to the world

BBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 01:10
Billions of people still have no access to mobile services, but nano-satellites could change this.

Tina Fontaine: Raymond Cormier not guilty of Red River murder

BBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 01:04
The Canadian schoolgirl's death spurred calls for an inquiry into dead and missing indigenous women.

Europa League: Police officer dies in clashes before Athletic Bilbao v Spartak Moscow

BBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 00:08
A police offer dies in clashes near the San Mames stadium before the Europa League tie between Athletic Bilbao and Spartak Moscow.

Dutch MPs vote to recognise disputed Armenian 'genocide'

BBC - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 23:47
Dutch MPs recognise the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks in 1915 as "genocide", angering Turkey.

Trump-Russia: New charges for Paul Manafort and Rick Gates

BBC - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 22:47
Mr Manafort and Mr Gates allegedly conspired to hide more than $30m from tax officials.

NRA and Florida: Seven things Wayne LaPierre blames after shooting

BBC - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 21:50
European socialists, the mainstream media and the FBI are on Wayne LaPierre's list. Guns are not.

Syrian refugees in the UK: 'We've lost nothing but our country'

BBC - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 20:47
This family is among 10,000 Syrian refugees settled in the UK. But they left many more behind.

Nigeria's Boko Haram crisis: Dapchi anger over missing girls

BBC - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 19:09
Parents are still waiting for news of what happened to their daughters after a Boko Haram attack.

Justin Trudeau rescinds India dinner invite to Sikh separatist

BBC - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 18:42
An alleged Sikh extremist had been invited to a dinner during Mr Trudeau's state visit to India.

Kim Jong-nam murder: Suspects 'were paid for TV pranks'

BBC - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 18:38
A court hears two women charged with killing Kim Jong-nam thought they were taking part in a TV prank.

Leslie Nope: NRA under fire for Parks and Rec gif

BBC - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 18:00
When the NRA posted a gif of TV show Parks and Recreation series creator Michael Schur was displeased.

Syria war: New deadly raids rock rebel-held Eastern Ghouta

BBC - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 17:59
Warplanes continue to pound the Eastern Ghouta, where hundreds have reportedly died in five days.

Meryl Streep slams 'pathetic' Harvey Weinstein lawyers

BBC - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 17:48
Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence are unhappy at being dragged into a Harvey Weinstein lawsuit.

Execution planned for Alabama cancer-stricken inmate

BBC - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 17:35
The inmate's lawyer argues his veins are too damaged from cancer and drug use for a lethal injection.

NRA's Wayne LaPierre echoes Trump's plan to arm teachers

BBC - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 17:32
The head of America's powerful gun lobby says politicians are exploiting the Florida school shooting.

Porn on computer: Court finds against French worker over privacy

BBC - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 17:14
The French rail employee had claimed his right to privacy was breached by his employer.

Florida shooting: How students shared their terror

BBC - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 16:23
When a gunman opened fire in a Florida school, students inside reached for their phones.


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