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London Breed becomes San Francisco's first black female mayor

BBC - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 07:47
London Breed now runs the city where she grew up in impoverished public housing.

North Korea sanctions remain until complete denuclearisation, says US

BBC - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 06:53
No sanctions will be lifted until North Korea has completely denuclearised, says Mike Pompeo.

Chile police raid Catholic Church offices amid sex abuse scandal

BBC - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 06:46
Documents are seized amid a child abuse scandal and subsequent cover-up that has shaken Chile.

Australian soldiers condemned over Nazi flag

BBC - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 06:05
The "utterly unacceptable" incident happened in Afghanistan in 2007, PM Malcolm Turnbull says.

Apple to close iPhone security loophole used by police

BBC - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 06:02
The move will make it more difficult for hackers, and police, to unlock handsets without authorisation.

Rebel Wilson: Court slashes actress's record defamation payout

BBC - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 05:03
A magazine publisher will now pay less to the Hollywood actress over a high-profile defamation case.

World Cup Russia: Achilles the 'psychic' cat calls opener

BBC - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 04:51
Achilles the "oracle cat" has picked the home side to beat Saudi Arabia in the opening match of the World Cup.

The beauty queen who got death threats because of a selfie

BBC - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 04:28
Miss Iraq's family fled their homeland after being threatened over a selfie taken by their daughter.

Why landlocked Ethiopia wants to launch a navy

BBC - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 02:11
Ethiopia has signed deals with several neighbouring countries for access to their ports.

Trump Kim summit: Imagine a North Korean family

BBC - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 02:10
What is life like for families in North Korea - and how could this change if sanctions are eased?

World Cup 2018: Russia promises 'unprecedented' security

BBC - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 01:52
Security cameras and elite units are being deployed in the 11 Russian cities hosting the World Cup.

Yemen war: Fighting rages over vital port of Hudaydah

BBC - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 01:47
The assault on Hudaydah marks the first attempt by Saudi-backed forces to capture a major city.

Grenfell Tower: Global roots of fire victims

BBC - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 01:18
How the Grenfell Tower tragedy sent shockwaves around the world.

Antarctic ice sheets: Four things you need to know

BBC - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 01:12
With Antarctica shedding ice at an accelerating rate, here's what you need to know about continent's ice sheet.

Saiga antelopes: the Ice Age survivors now in peril

BBC - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 01:12
Scientists hope to save the saiga, a Central Asian antelope which survived the Ice Age, but is now in peril.

World Cup 2026: US, Canada and Mexico fans react

BBC - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 01:11
Canada, US & Mexico will host the biggest World Cup ever - but has the news come at the worst time?

Oxfam GB banned from Haiti after sex scandal

BBC - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 00:42
Oxfam says it "understands" the decision, adding that some staff behaved "completely unacceptably".

US jogger who dumped homeless man's belongings arrested

BBC - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 23:03
Henry Sintay, 30, allegedly grabbed a bystander's phone as he recorded him at the homeless camp.

Macedonia and Greece: Backlash over name deal

BBC - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 22:31
Macedonia's president firmly refuses to sign a deal agreed with Greece to change his country's name.

World Cup 2026: Can the North American hosts get along?

BBC - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 22:14
The successful bid for the 2026 Fifa World Cup comes at a fraught time in North American relations.

Daredevil raccoon takes on skyscraper

BBC - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 21:19
The animal had been scaling scaling a 23-floor building in St Paul, Minnesota.

French MPs back Macron's controversial rail reforms

BBC - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 21:03
The president's controversial bill overhauling state rail company, SNCF, is given the green light.

Woman sues Nasa over ownership of moon dust vial

BBC - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 20:08
A woman who says Neil Armstrong gifted her a vial of moon dust 46 years ago sues Nasa to keep it.

Einstein's travel diaries reveal physicist's racism

BBC - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 19:51
Private journals from the physicist's 1920s tour of Asia reveal racist and xenophobic comments.

Syria war: OPCW says Sarin was used in March 2017 attack

BBC - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 19:28
The global chemical weapons watchdog says the nerve agent was used in a rebel-held village.

Diesel emissions scandal: VW fined €1bn by German prosecutors

BBC - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 19:10
The German car giant is fined for selling diesel cars containing software which cheated emissions tests.

Chef Atul Kocchar sacked for Priyanka Chopra terrorism tweet

BBC - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 19:05
Michelin-starred chef Atul Kocchar tweeted Muslims had "terrorised" Hindus for 2,000 years.

University of New Hampshire to accept Chinese exam results

BBC - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 18:43
The University of New Hampshire will become the first US state university to accept the Gaokao test.

California voters to weigh splitting into three states

BBC - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 17:21
It would be the first division of a state since West Virginia separated from Virginia in 1863.

Why North Koreans were last to learn of Trump-Kim summit

BBC - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 16:57
The people of North Korea were the last to hear about how unprecedented talks went between their own leader and a sitting US president. Here's why.

Trump Kim summit: US president lauds deal despite scepticism

BBC - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 16:48
The president says North Korea is no longer a nuclear threat even though it retains its weapons.

Why battle for crucial Yemen port matters

BBC - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 16:31
Rebel-held Hudaydah's port is the lifeline for just under two-thirds of Yemen's population.

Argentina lawmakers gather for key abortion vote

BBC - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 16:11
The vote comes after mass demonstration demanding the law on abortions be relaxed.

Migrant vessel docks in Sicily amid international row

BBC - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 14:12
The Italian vessel was allowed to land, days after another ship was turned away sparking a huge row.

Russian teacher sacked over Instagram swimsuit photos

BBC - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 14:11
Russians show their support for a Russian teacher who lost her job after her swimsuit photos emerged online.

Antoine Griezmann: Reporter defies French-only rule with phone

BBC - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 13:20
A Spanish journalist tries to quiz Antoine Griezmann about his future at Atletico Madrid.

Spanish king's brother-in-law given five days to report to jail

BBC - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 13:20
Iñaki Urdangarin, husband of Spain's Princess Cristina, gets five days to start his corruption term.

Trump Kim summit: What happens next?

BBC - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 13:07
Donald Trump said he achieved a lot in his meeting with Kim Jong-un. Really?

E3: Fortnite fans flock to first live stadium tournament

BBC - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 13:01
Fans of the runaway success Fortnite enjoy the game's first ever live event in Los Angeles.

India chess player quits Iran tournament over headscarf rule

BBC - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 12:56
Soumya Swaminathan said the compulsory headscarf rule violated her personal rights.

World Cup 2026: Canada, US & Mexico joint bid wins right to host tournament

BBC - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 12:54
A joint bid from the United States, Canada and Mexico wins the right to host the 2026 Fifa World Cup.

Coming of age: Why adults in Japan are getting younger

BBC - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 12:35
This is the first time in 142 years that the age of adulthood has been changed.

Pepsi bottling plant shuts in Mexico after gang threats

BBC - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 12:16
Workers say they were threatened by gang members and ask to pay "protection money".

Miss Iraq and Miss Israel reunited after selfie controversy

BBC - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 11:47
Sarah Idan said she fled Iraq after a 2017 selfie with Miss Israel provoked death threats.

Minnesota raccoon's daring skyscraper scramble transfixes internet

BBC - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 10:36
The raccoon has been scaling a 23-floor building in Minnesota for nearly a day.

Sarah Ikumu on a buzzing singing career

BBC - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 10:15
Sarah Ikumu is a 17-year-old school girl who's already finding success as an international singer.

Guess founder quits over kissing and groping claims

BBC - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 09:24
Paul Marciano resigns in the wake of sexual assault allegations by US model Kate Upton.

FBI agent Chase Bishop charged after backflip shooting

BBC - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 08:20
Chase Bishop was performing a backflip in a nightclub when his gun fell and shot a bystander.

Trump Kim summit: North Korean media celebrates meeting

BBC - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 07:41
State media focuses on US concessions and says the US president intends to lift sanctions.

Australia cements Solomon Islands deal amid China influence debate

BBC - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 06:21
Canberra raised "concerns" about the Chinese company providing internet access, Solomon Islands says.

Yemen war: Saudi-backed forces begin assault on port of Hudaydah

BBC - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 05:56
Rebel-held Hudaydah is the main entry point for aid needed by more than seven million people.

China's telco giant ZTE sees shares collapse 39%

BBC - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 05:36
ZTE's shares commence trading again in China after the firm reaches a deal with US.

Ten-year old Hermes Birkin handbag sells for £162,000

BBC - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 04:48
The second-hand Hermes Birkin fetched a European-record amount at the auction in London.

E3: Battlefield V creator resists gender attacks

BBC - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 03:29
The developer of the WWII game dismisses criticism of it placing a woman on the war's front line.

Letter from Africa: Why has Nigeria rejected paternity leave?

BBC - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 01:29
Many scoff at paternity leave in Nigeria but lifestyles are changing.

Hidden writing in ancient desert monastery manuscripts

BBC - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 01:28
Cutting-edge tech is examining ancient manuscripts for earlier texts written below the surface.

How young people and farmers are helping each other

BBC - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 01:14
Young urban investors are teaming with farmers in Nigeria to help them scale up production.

Five things Saudi women still can't do

BBC - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 01:05
So Saudi women can now drive and watch football, but as Megha Mohan reports, some things are still off limits.

Did Trump and Kim really achieve anything?

BBC - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 01:01
What are the takeaways from the historic sit-down in Singapore? Four experts give us their take.

'Wake up Punchy!' Trump hits back at Robert De Niro

BBC - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 00:34
The US president rebuts Hollywood actor Robert De Niro's expletive-laden attack at the Tony awards.

Trump Kim summit: Pentagon remains 'ironclad' after war games cancelled

BBC - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 23:13
President Trump's surprise suspension of military drills is seen as a major concession to North Korea.

Canada-US trade: How Trudeau might hit back against Trump

BBC - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 23:11
Canada does have some retaliatory tools at hand when it comes to trade tiffs with the United States.

Judge clears AT&T takeover of Time Warner

BBC - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 22:44
Judge Richard Leon has ruled on the fate of AT&T's purchase of Time Warner in a bellwether case for US competition law.

Ivanka Trump accused of tweeting 'fake' Chinese proverb

BBC - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 22:36
It would not be the first time President Trump's daughter has misattributed a quote to Chinese lore.

Trump-Kim summit: The hidden messages in their gestures

BBC - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 22:35
'Dialled-down' Trump v Kim's 'Asian deference' - decoding how two alpha males curbed their instincts.

Ireland to hold referendum on blasphemy law

BBC - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 21:43
Blasphemy is currently punishable in the Republic by a fine of up to 25,000 euros (£21,000).

World Cup: Nike boots barred for Iran footballers amid US sanctions

BBC - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 20:26
Nike's withdrawal of its boots to Iranian footballers has polarised opinion on social media.

Jean-Pierre Bemba: ICC orders release of Congo 'warlord'

BBC - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 19:55
The International Criminal Court has ordered the release of DR Congo's former vice-president.

Macedonia and Greece: Deal after 27-year row over a name

BBC - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 18:49
Macedonia's name has been a running sore with its neighbour ever since it came into existence in 1991.

Navarro sorry for 'special place in hell'' for Trudeau remark

BBC - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 18:40
Mr Trump's trade adviser apologised for his comments directed at Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Spanish football league defends phone 'spying'

BBC - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 17:42
La Liga was found to be using the microphone and GPS on Android devices during match times.

Ten handshakes that shook the world

BBC - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 17:34
As President Trump and Kim Jong-un shared an historic handshake, we looked back on other handshakes of significance.

Win-win or a Kim win?

BBC - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 16:16
Did Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un strike a win-win deal at their summit, or was it just a Kim win?

Jean-Claude Arnault, photographer in Nobel prize scandal, charged with rape

BBC - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 16:15
The 2018 Nobel Literature Prize was postponed amid allegations against Jean-Claude Arnault.

Vase found in shoebox sells for 16m euros

BBC - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 15:15
The Chinese vase sold for more than 20 times its estimated auction price.

Trump Kim summit: Five odd moments from the day

BBC - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 15:13
From limousines to tears, beaches to pens - the oddest moments of the Trump-Kim summit.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie wins PEN Pinter prize

BBC - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 15:01
Judges praise the Nigerian-born author's "sophisticated" approach to race, gender and inequality.

Egypt's Salah "used for political capital"

BBC - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 14:04
Fifa are making a "big mistake" in allowing Chechnya to host a World Cup training base, a football anti-discrimination chief tells BBC Sport.

Kim Trump summit: North Korea state TV not airing summit news

BBC - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 13:17
North Koreans switching on the news, are not seeing any reports on the historic meeting between leader Kim Jong-un and President Trump.

Private funeral held for Avicii in Sweden

BBC - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 12:51
The dance star is finally laid to rest after being found dead in Oman in April.

Louboutin wins legal battle over red soles

BBC - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 12:37
Europe's highest court backs Christian Louboutin in its battle to protect its distinctive red soles.

Germany recalls contaminated Dutch eggs in fipronil scare

BBC - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 12:03
Six states are told to pull 73,000 eggs from sale after residue from an insecticide is detected.

Uber applies for patent to spot drunk passengers

BBC - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 12:01
The taxi app is considering using artificial intelligence to determine "uncharacteristic user activity".

E3: Sony PlayStation 4's kiss kiss bang bang event

BBC - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 11:38
The PlayStation 4's showcase began with an embrace but soon switched to gun fights and swordplay.

Stranded migrants: Three ships to take 629 people on Aquarius to Spain

BBC - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 11:38
A plan is agreed to end an international row over 629 migrants on a rescue vessel off Malta.

Trump on Kim: 'Past does not have to define our future'

BBC - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 10:58
The US president says North Korea's Kim Jong-un is committed to "complete denuclearisation".

Trump: Kim talks 'honest and direct'

BBC - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 10:45
Donald Trump hails "honest, direct, productive" talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

Rush to save India bird with beak shut by plastic ring

BBC - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 10:14
Indian rescuers say a plastic ring is preventing the stork from eating and fear it could starve.

Kim: 'The world will see a major change'

BBC - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 09:28
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump sign a document after their summit.

Bode Miller: US Olympic skier's daughter drowns

BBC - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 09:12
Bode Miller says he and his family are "beyond devastated" at the death of 19-month-old Emmy.

Trump Kim summit: What food was on the diplomatic menu?

BBC - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 09:10
There were a few Korean dishes but if Trump chose carefully he could have been in 1980s New York.

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner commercial income revealed

BBC - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 09:05
The president's advisers made at least $82m in commercial deals in the first year of the presidency.

Ariana Grande appears to confirm engagement reports

BBC - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 09:00
The singer has been officially been dating comedian Pete Davidson since late May.

Trump Kim summit: Missed chance to discuss human rights, says defector

BBC - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 08:25
As the leaders of the US and North Korea meet, a defector decries the lack of a focus on human rights.

Kim and Trump sign joint statement

BBC - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 08:01
The North Korean leader and US president sign a document after their historic summit in Singapore.

Trump-Kim: Historic one-on-one at Singapore summit

BBC - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 06:37
In a historic one-on-one, Trump predicted a "terrific relationship" while Kim talked about overcoming old prejudices.

Russia 2018: Chinese firms fill World Cup sponsorship gap

BBC - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 06:30
The value of World Cup sponsorship has dropped between the 2014 event in Brazil and this year's in Russia, says Nielsen.

Trump's economic adviser suffers heart attack, tweets president

BBC - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 03:39
The US president tweets that his economic adviser Larry Kudlow has suffered a heart attack.

The moment when Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un shook hands

BBC - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 03:21
US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have shaken hands in a historic meeting.

In pictures: Kim makes surprise Singapore tour

BBC - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 01:52
The North Korean leader surprises locals by visiting Singapore's landmarks under heavy security.

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