Wild birds may catch and spread diseases as they gather to feed in gardens, say scientists.
Smoke seen at Kathmandu international airport in Nepal amid reports of plane crash
The match between PAOK Salonika and AEK Athens is abandoned after PAOK's president invades the pitch with a gun to protest against a goal being disallowed.
One hiker, who was trekking to celebrate women's day, walked injured for a mile before being rescued.
Police shot and killed a man who attacked guards at the Iranian ambassador's residence with a knife.
Pyongyang has remained silent since the US agreed to participate in talks.
China's moves to make Xi president for life leads to rare public dissent in universities abroad.
The BBC's Howard Zhang explains why it matters that China has scrapped presidential term limits.
Right-wing parties who opposed the peace deal take the lead, but the Farc are assured some seats.
The rights group says the build-up "raises urgent concerns" about the safety of returning Rohingya.
The helicopter was carrying six people and three passengers are in a critical condition in hospital.
The protesting Indian farmers are demanding loan waivers and better prices for their produce.
The corporation asks the international community for help as intimidation against staff intensifies.
Since coming out, Manvendra Singh Gohil has been championing LGBT rights in India.
Research finds that nerves controlling the legs decrease by around 30% by the age of 75.
Scientists say empathy is not just something we learn - it is also affected by our genes.
Ghanaian journalist Elizabeth Ohene reflects on her interactions with aid agencies in crisis zones.
Dick Swanson first went to Vietnam as a war photographer. He returned on a rescue mission.
Local officials say the general's heirs have no right to enjoy the ownership of "plunder".
If you came of age at the start of the Putin era, this is how life has changed.
Tim Wilson's emotional question had come during a debate on legalising same-sex marriage.
Cléopatre near Tours has made sticky glue for nearly 100 years and 18 years ago it almost went under.
A light helicopter hit the water near Roosevelt Island on Sunday evening.
Novak Djokovic suffers a shock defeat to world number 109 Taro Daniel of Japan at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells.
The Russian leader was told hijackers were targeting the Sochi Winter Olympics, he says in a film.
Critics are crying foul at Martin Selmayr's appointment as the EU's top civil servant. So who is he?
Critics are concerned an unprecedented meeting between the two could worsen the situation.
The plane was travelling from the UAE to Istanbul when it came down, Iranian state TV reports.
Eight-year-old Gabriel Cruz's disappearance in late February sparked a search involving 4,000 people.
The far-right party leader wants to change the National Front's name to National Rally.
Analysts say the success of the superhero film, which mostly stars black actors, is a watershed moment.
The US defence secretary says the US could respond if chlorine gas is used on a rebel-held enclave.
A new party formed by ex-rebels is set to stand in elections for the first time.
At least 16 people were killed and dozens more injured at a Seventh-Day Adventist church in the south.
President Putin has described the Kinzhal as an ideal weapon, and it has been test-fired ahead of elections.
You might think you've heard this before. Donald Trump reveals the slogan he will use to fight in the next presidential election.
John Farnworth spent the last ten days juggling a football all the way to Mount Everest's base camp.
President Trump said meeting Kim Jong-un could fail or bring about "the greatest deal for the world".
A former employee at One says she was demoted after refusing to "become intimate" with an official.
Term limits for President Xi Jinping are expected to be abolished during Sunday's major congress.
Seven years after a nuclear meltdown rocked the world's third largest economy, we speak to those still dealing with the devastation.
The fashion industry might have been a distant dream for a Finnish-Nigerian with Down's syndrome - but Maija Mattila made it a reality.
Adult film star Stormy Daniels is suing President Trump: this is how the story has unfolded.
Actress Priya Varrier recently became one of the most searched for Indian people on the internet.
A Lebanese NGO is campaigning against the deadly practice of celebratory shooting.
The BBC Travel Show visits the festival which has ice drums, ice horns and even an ice didgeridoo.
Five photographers document women giving birth around the world.
Video from Miami's Mokai Lounge shows a scantily clad woman riding a white horse among clubbers.
Bolivia unfurls what it says is ”world’s biggest flag” in a border dispute with Chile.
Sister Catherine Rose Holzman was fighting the singer's bid to buy her former convent in California.
A watchdog will investigate decades-old allegations against top US figure skating coach Richard Callaghan
Discussions with the US on its new steel and aluminium levies will continue next week, the EU says.
The Pentagon sets a date in November for a grand military parade requested by Donald Trump.
Three women were killed at the Yountville veterans' home by former Army rifleman Albert Wong.
Fighters launch an assault on Afghan soldiers in Farah province, killing at least 24, officials say.
The new law, which raises government royalties, was strongly opposed by international companies.
Vietnam's Nguyen Huong Giang was crowned Miss International Queen at a pageant in Thailand.
The Syrian government is reported to have made a major advance in rebel-held Eastern Ghouta.
Rare footage of a baby western lowland gorilla was taken in Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park, Congo.
Rocks are falling around the volcano, which featured in the 1967 film You Only Live Twice.
The impact of February's quake in Papua New Guinea may change remote communities forever.
The US secretary of state is on a five-nation diplomatic tour of Africa.
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The next presidential election is over two years away, but Bernie Sanders sounds like a candidate.
President Michele Bachelet has signed a decree creating a new protectionist policy towards the sea.
Three women were killed - along with the gunman - after an hours-long standoff in Yountville.
The US president said the outcome would be "good for the world", but Kim Jong-un remains silent.
Reality Check examines Donald Trump's claim that the US is "losing $800bn a year on trade".
After more than 50 years of armed conflict, the ex-rebels will stand for election for the first time.
The National Front will vote on whether to allow a change of its name but will it be enough?
How to prepare for an unprecedented meeting between two wildly unpredictable men? And is there time?
Uruguay has agreed to send 'most-wanted' drug kingpin Rocco Morabito back to Italy.
The lawsuit says the bill violates the rights of young women as they are less likely to be violent.
The girl who became one of the youngest people to ski to the South Pole – and made a sandwich to counter sexist critics.
They hope the move will slow the bombardment that has killed hundreds of civilians in recent weeks.
Tens of thousands march against the government following the murder of a journalist.
Mother Nicole decided against a caesarian section, and all the boys are doing well.
Two reporters from the Cumhuriyet newspaper have been in jail for over a year on terror charges.
Can Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un's mutual friend Dennis Rodman help pull off a diplomatic slam dunk?
Damso, a rapper chosen to perform the country's tournament anthem, is accused of sexist lyrics.
Mhlengi Gwala tells the BBC he hopes a further operation will save his legs so he can compete again.
A woman is detained near a California school by US immigration officers as her children scream.
A former North Carolina officer faces assault charges after an encounter with a pedestrian.
He wept at the hearing where his own lawyer said he sometimes wants to punch him in the face.
A nurse was suspended after five infants were found with bruising and skull and arm fractures.
Mauritius' president is accused of spending thousands of dollars on a charity-provided bank card.
After Tomo the lion had a tooth removed, a US zoo wanted to check there was no infection.
The man nominated to run Catalonia cannot be freed to attend his investiture, a Spanish judge rules.
The pitches, puns and parodies possible with Barack and Michelle Obama in talks for a Netflix show.
A judge says the US president should mute, not block, Twitter users at a hearing in New York.
Mohammad Shami was dropped from a list of contracted players released by the cricket board of India.
President Donald Trump is set to have historic talks with the North's Kim Jong-un by May.
The largest Winter Paralympics begins, with the opening ceremony under way in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
The automated cook is switched off while upgrades are prepared to help it cook more quickly.
The president and opposition leader hold their first public meeting since last year's disputed elections.
Activists condemn the convictions over alleged links to a group blamed for 2016's failed coup.
Low-cost airline Norwegian agrees to waive a name-change fee after a passenger complains in rhyme.
The former president and his wife would produce exclusive "uplifting" shows, the New York Times says.
South Korean actor Jo Min-ki had been accused of molesting at least eight people.
It comes after an earlier delivery of urgent supplies to Eastern Ghouta was cut short amid shelling.