Feed the birds, but be aware of risks, say wildlife experts

BBC - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 10:01
Wild birds may catch and spread diseases as they gather to feed in gardens, say scientists.

'Plane crash' at Nepal's Kathmandu airport

BBC - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 10:01
Smoke seen at Kathmandu international airport in Nepal amid reports of plane crash

PAOK Salonika president invades pitch with gun

BBC - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 09:21
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.

Nine trekkers dead in India Tamil Nadu forest fire

BBC - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 08:16
One hiker, who was trekking to celebrate women's day, walked injured for a mile before being rescued.

Lone attacker killed at Iranian ambassador residence in Vienna

BBC - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 08:16
Police shot and killed a man who attacked guards at the Iranian ambassador's residence with a knife.

'No response' yet from North Korea on talks with the US

BBC - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 07:24
Pyongyang has remained silent since the US agreed to participate in talks.

Xi Jinping: 'Not my president' posters emerge outside China

BBC - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 07:20
China's moves to make Xi president for life leads to rare public dissent in universities abroad.

Xi Jinping: What if Xi is president for life?

BBC - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 07:15
The BBC's Howard Zhang explains why it matters that China has scrapped presidential term limits.

Colombia election: Farc fails to win support in first national vote

BBC - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 05:49
Right-wing parties who opposed the peace deal take the lead, but the Farc are assured some seats.

Myanmar 'militarising' Rohingya villages in Rakhine, says Amnesty

BBC - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 05:44
The rights group says the build-up "raises urgent concerns" about the safety of returning Rohingya.

Two die in New York helicopter crash

BBC - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 05:19
The helicopter was carrying six people and three passengers are in a critical condition in hospital.

Thousands of farmers march to Mumbai

BBC - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 05:06
The protesting Indian farmers are demanding loan waivers and better prices for their produce.

BBC UN appeal: Stop Iran harassing Persian service staff

BBC - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 04:54
The corporation asks the international community for help as intimidation against staff intensifies.

India's gay prince opens his palace for LGBT community

BBC - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 03:23
Since coming out, Manvendra Singh Gohil has been championing LGBT rights in India.

Muscle loss in old age linked to fewer nerve signals

BBC - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 02:25
Research finds that nerves controlling the legs decrease by around 30% by the age of 75.

Genes have a role in empathy, study says

BBC - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 02:24
Scientists say empathy is not just something we learn - it is also affected by our genes.

Letter from Africa: In defence of aid workers' lives of luxury

BBC - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 01:40
Ghanaian journalist Elizabeth Ohene reflects on her interactions with aid agencies in crisis zones.

A one-man rescue mission in Vietnam War

BBC - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 01:36
Dick Swanson first went to Vietnam as a war photographer. He returned on a rescue mission.

The battle to strip Franco family of dictator's summer palace

BBC - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 01:31
Local officials say the general's heirs have no right to enjoy the ownership of "plunder".

Life in Vladimir Putin's Russia explained in 10 charts

BBC - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 01:30
If you came of age at the start of the Putin era, this is how life has changed.

Parliament marriage proposal MP weds in Australia

BBC - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 01:27
Tim Wilson's emotional question had come during a debate on legalising same-sex marriage.

How slime turned around the fate of a glue factory

BBC - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 01:15
Cléopatre near Tours has made sticky glue for nearly 100 years and 18 years ago it almost went under.

Helicopter crashes in New York City's East River

BBC - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 01:14
A light helicopter hit the water near Roosevelt Island on Sunday evening.

Indian Wells: Novak Djokovic beaten by world number 109 Taro Daniel

BBC - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 00:54
Novak Djokovic suffers a shock defeat to world number 109 Taro Daniel of Japan at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells.

Putin ordered plane to be downed in 2014

BBC - Sun, 03/11/2018 - 22:41
The Russian leader was told hijackers were targeting the Sochi Winter Olympics, he says in a film.

Martin Selmayr: The man at the heart of a Brussels saga

BBC - Sun, 03/11/2018 - 21:59
Critics are crying foul at Martin Selmayr's appointment as the EU's top civil servant. So who is he?

Trump-North Korea meeting: US 'knows the risks', says spy chief

BBC - Sun, 03/11/2018 - 20:54
Critics are concerned an unprecedented meeting between the two could worsen the situation.

Iran plane crash: Turkish private jet 'catches fire'

BBC - Sun, 03/11/2018 - 18:20
The plane was travelling from the UAE to Istanbul when it came down, Iranian state TV reports.

Missing Spanish boy Gabriel Cruz found dead in car

BBC - Sun, 03/11/2018 - 18:15
Eight-year-old Gabriel Cruz's disappearance in late February sparked a search involving 4,000 people.

'National Rally': Le Pen proposes new party name for National Front

BBC - Sun, 03/11/2018 - 17:08
The far-right party leader wants to change the National Front's name to National Rally.

Black Panther film: 'Game-changing' movie takes $1bn

BBC - Sun, 03/11/2018 - 16:41
Analysts say the success of the superhero film, which mostly stars black actors, is a watershed moment.

Eastern Ghouta: Mattis warns Syria over 'weaponised gas'

BBC - Sun, 03/11/2018 - 16:12
The US defence secretary says the US could respond if chlorine gas is used on a rebel-held enclave.

Colombia election: Former Farc rebels face first ballot

BBC - Sun, 03/11/2018 - 14:40
A new party formed by ex-rebels is set to stand in elections for the first time.

Rwanda Seventh-Day Adventist churchgoers killed by lightning

BBC - Sun, 03/11/2018 - 13:57
At least 16 people were killed and dozens more injured at a Seventh-Day Adventist church in the south.

Russia 'test-fires hypersonic Kinzhal missile'

BBC - Sun, 03/11/2018 - 13:30
President Putin has described the Kinzhal as an ideal weapon, and it has been test-fired ahead of elections.

Trump's not so new election slogan

BBC - Sun, 03/11/2018 - 12:14
You might think you've heard this before. Donald Trump reveals the slogan he will use to fight in the next presidential election.

Climbing Mount Everest while doing 'keepy uppies'

BBC - Sun, 03/11/2018 - 11:50
John Farnworth spent the last ten days juggling a football all the way to Mount Everest's base camp.

Trump: N Korea talks could bring world's 'greatest deal'

BBC - Sun, 03/11/2018 - 10:28
President Trump said meeting Kim Jong-un could fail or bring about "the greatest deal for the world".

Bono apologises after One charity hit by bullying allegations

BBC - Sun, 03/11/2018 - 06:26
A former employee at One says she was demoted after refusing to "become intimate" with an official.

China's 'president for life': Congress to vote on abolishing term limits

BBC - Sun, 03/11/2018 - 06:03
Term limits for President Xi Jinping are expected to be abolished during Sunday's major congress.

Fukushima's long road to recovery

BBC - Sun, 03/11/2018 - 02:47
Seven years after a nuclear meltdown rocked the world's third largest economy, we speak to those still dealing with the devastation.

Finland's Down's model Maija Mattila makes strides on catwalk

BBC - Sun, 03/11/2018 - 01:32
The fashion industry might have been a distant dream for a Finnish-Nigerian with Down's syndrome - but Maija Mattila made it a reality.

The Stormy Daniels-Donald Trump story explained

BBC - Sun, 03/11/2018 - 01:25
Adult film star Stormy Daniels is suing President Trump: this is how the story has unfolded.

Priya Varrier: The actress whose wink stopped India

BBC - Sun, 03/11/2018 - 01:18
Actress Priya Varrier recently became one of the most searched for Indian people on the internet.

The people trying to stop celebratory shooting

BBC - Sun, 03/11/2018 - 01:15
A Lebanese NGO is campaigning against the deadly practice of celebratory shooting.

Frozen music: The festival with ice instruments

BBC - Sun, 03/11/2018 - 01:14
The BBC Travel Show visits the festival which has ice drums, ice horns and even an ice didgeridoo.

Five women, five countries, five babies

BBC - Sun, 03/11/2018 - 01:12
Five photographers document women giving birth around the world.

Miami nightclub shut over horse stunt

BBC - Sat, 03/10/2018 - 23:36
Video from Miami's Mokai Lounge shows a scantily clad woman riding a white horse among clubbers.

Bolivia unfurls 'world's biggest flag' in row with Chile

BBC - Sat, 03/10/2018 - 21:40
Bolivia unfurls what it says is ”world’s biggest flag” in a border dispute with Chile.

Katy Perry lawsuit: Nun involved in property row 'dies in court'

BBC - Sat, 03/10/2018 - 20:53
Sister Catherine Rose Holzman was fighting the singer's bid to buy her former convent in California.

Top US figure skating coach suspended over alleged sexual misconduct

BBC - Sat, 03/10/2018 - 18:27
A watchdog will investigate decades-old allegations against top US figure skating coach Richard Callaghan

Trump tariffs: EU wants clarity on exemption

BBC - Sat, 03/10/2018 - 17:57
Discussions with the US on its new steel and aluminium levies will continue next week, the EU says.

Trump's military parade set for Veterans' Day

BBC - Sat, 03/10/2018 - 16:54
The Pentagon sets a date in November for a grand military parade requested by Donald Trump.

Yountville attack: California hostage-taker was former patient

BBC - Sat, 03/10/2018 - 16:45
Three women were killed at the Yountville veterans' home by former Army rifleman Albert Wong.

Taliban attacks Afghan soldiers in Farah, killing at least 24

BBC - Sat, 03/10/2018 - 15:39
Fighters launch an assault on Afghan soldiers in Farah province, killing at least 24, officials say.

DR Congo signs new mining law despite companies' opposition

BBC - Sat, 03/10/2018 - 15:11
The new law, which raises government royalties, was strongly opposed by international companies.

Transgender beauty queen's plea for equality after pageant

BBC - Sat, 03/10/2018 - 14:25
Vietnam's Nguyen Huong Giang was crowned Miss International Queen at a pageant in Thailand.

Eastern Ghouta: Syrian army splits enclave in three, reports say

BBC - Sat, 03/10/2018 - 14:12
The Syrian government is reported to have made a major advance in rebel-held Eastern Ghouta.

Week-old baby western lowland gorilla in Congo

BBC - Sat, 03/10/2018 - 12:54
Rare footage of a baby western lowland gorilla was taken in Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park, Congo.

Mount Shinmoedake: Warning over Japan's James Bond volcano

BBC - Sat, 03/10/2018 - 12:04
Rocks are falling around the volcano, which featured in the 1967 film You Only Live Twice.

Papua New Guinea quake: An invisible disaster which could change life forever

BBC - Sat, 03/10/2018 - 11:28
The impact of February's quake in Papua New Guinea may change remote communities forever.

Tillerson in Africa: US diplomat 'feeling unwell', cancels Kenya plans

BBC - Sat, 03/10/2018 - 10:31
The US secretary of state is on a five-nation diplomatic tour of Africa.

ICYMI: Rhinos, robots and tattoos

BBC - Sat, 03/10/2018 - 09:58
A few of the stories you may have missed this week...

Bernie Sanders stirs Texas crowd, is he running for something?

BBC - Sat, 03/10/2018 - 08:49
The next presidential election is over two years away, but Bernie Sanders sounds like a candidate.

Chile creates law to protect its ocean habitat

BBC - Sat, 03/10/2018 - 07:31
President Michele Bachelet has signed a decree creating a new protectionist policy towards the sea.

California veterans' home becomes site of fatal shooting

BBC - Sat, 03/10/2018 - 06:35
Three women were killed - along with the gunman - after an hours-long standoff in Yountville.

Trump says Kim meeting is 'in the making' despite concerns

BBC - Sat, 03/10/2018 - 06:27
The US president said the outcome would be "good for the world", but Kim Jong-un remains silent.

US trade: Is Trump right about the deficit?

BBC - Sat, 03/10/2018 - 02:40
Reality Check examines Donald Trump's claim that the US is "losing $800bn a year on trade".

Colombia's Farc: Choosing the ballot box over violence

BBC - Sat, 03/10/2018 - 02:39
After more than 50 years of armed conflict, the ex-rebels will stand for election for the first time.

National Front: Whatever happened to France's far right?

BBC - Sat, 03/10/2018 - 02:38
The National Front will vote on whether to allow a change of its name but will it be enough?

Trump Kim talks: The tricky task of preparing for the summit

BBC - Sat, 03/10/2018 - 02:34
How to prepare for an unprecedented meeting between two wildly unpredictable men? And is there time?

Rocco Morabito: Cocaine kingpin to be extradited to Italy

BBC - Sat, 03/10/2018 - 02:19
Uruguay has agreed to send 'most-wanted' drug kingpin Rocco Morabito back to Italy.

Florida shooting: NRA sues as Florida enacts gun-control law

BBC - Sat, 03/10/2018 - 01:24
The lawsuit says the bill violates the rights of young women as they are less likely to be violent.

Jade Hameister: Silencing sexists in a -50C wind chill

BBC - Sat, 03/10/2018 - 01:03
The girl who became one of the youngest people to ski to the South Pole – and made a sandwich to counter sexist critics.

Syria war: Jaish al-Islam to evacuate Eastern Ghouta fighters

BBC - Sat, 03/10/2018 - 00:04
They hope the move will slow the bombardment that has killed hundreds of civilians in recent weeks.

Slovakia journalist murder: Thousands march against corruption

BBC - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 23:55
Tens of thousands march against the government following the murder of a journalist.

Rare identical triplets go home in Kansas City, Missouri

BBC - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 23:50
Mother Nicole decided against a caesarian section, and all the boys are doing well.

Turkey Cumhuriyet trial: Two journalists released on bail

BBC - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 23:37
Two reporters from the Cumhuriyet newspaper have been in jail for over a year on terror charges.

Our mutual friend: Is Dennis Rodman key to Trump-Kim summit?

BBC - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 21:53
Can Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un's mutual friend Dennis Rodman help pull off a diplomatic slam dunk?

Damso: Belgium drops rapper's World Cup song after sexism row

BBC - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 21:11
Damso, a rapper chosen to perform the country's tournament anthem, is accused of sexist lyrics.

Mhlengi Gwala: Chainsaw attack athlete wants to compete again

BBC - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 20:15
Mhlengi Gwala tells the BBC he hopes a further operation will save his legs so he can compete again.

Immigration agents detain mother in front of screaming children

BBC - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 20:11
A woman is detained near a California school by US immigration officers as her children scream.

North Carolina officer charged for tasing jaywalker

BBC - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 20:09
A former North Carolina officer faces assault charges after an encounter with a pedestrian.

Jail for 'most hated man in US' Shkreli

BBC - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 20:03
He wept at the hearing where his own lawyer said he sometimes wants to punch him in the face.

Report finds US hospital failed to protect infants from abuse

BBC - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 19:16
A nurse was suspended after five infants were found with bruising and skull and arm fractures.

Mauritius President Gurib-Fakim to resign over financial scandal

BBC - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 17:05
Mauritius' president is accused of spending thousands of dollars on a charity-provided bank card.

Big cat gets CAT scan

BBC - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 16:38
After Tomo the lion had a tooth removed, a US zoo wanted to check there was no infection.

Catalonia Spain: Judge refuses to release Jordi Sanchez for investiture

BBC - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 16:28
The man nominated to run Catalonia cannot be freed to attend his investiture, a Spanish judge rules.

Pitches, puns and parodies for Obamas for Netflix show

BBC - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 15:29
The pitches, puns and parodies possible with Barack and Michelle Obama in talks for a Netflix show.

Trump told to mute Twitter critics, not block them, by New York judge

BBC - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 13:42
A judge says the US president should mute, not block, Twitter users at a hearing in New York.

India cricketer Mohammad Shami charged with domestic violence

BBC - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 13:23
Mohammad Shami was dropped from a list of contracted players released by the cricket board of India.

Trump Kim talks: US surprised at 'dramatic' North Korea shift

BBC - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 13:13
President Donald Trump is set to have historic talks with the North's Kim Jong-un by May.

Winter Paralympics opening ceremony begins in Pyeongchang

BBC - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 12:31
The largest Winter Paralympics begins, with the opening ceremony under way in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Burger-flipping robot takes short break

BBC - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 12:19
The automated cook is switched off while upgrades are prepared to help it cook more quickly.

Kenya's Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga pledge reconciliation

BBC - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 12:09
The president and opposition leader hold their first public meeting since last year's disputed elections.

Turkey sentences 25 journalists to jail for 'coup links'

BBC - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 11:45
Activists condemn the convictions over alleged links to a group blamed for 2016's failed coup.

Norwegian airline responds to poem complaint in verse

BBC - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 11:27
Low-cost airline Norwegian agrees to waive a name-change fee after a passenger complains in rhyme.

Obamas 'in talks to make Netflix shows'

BBC - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 10:36
The former president and his wife would produce exclusive "uplifting" shows, the New York Times says.

Jo Min-ki: South Korean actor found dead after #MeToo allegations

BBC - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 10:26
South Korean actor Jo Min-ki had been accused of molesting at least eight people.

Syria war: UN aid convoy re-enters Eastern Ghouta amid 'calm'

BBC - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 10:21
It comes after an earlier delivery of urgent supplies to Eastern Ghouta was cut short amid shelling.


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