Barbed wire and smuggled crabs: Watching North Korea from China

BBC - Sat, 06/09/2018 - 01:02
The BBC spent a week along the China-North Korea border and found signs the old alliance remains intact.

'They keep me here so I can't attack'

BBC - Sat, 06/09/2018 - 01:02
Ali is the "most dangerous" patient at Afghanistan's only secure psychiatric unit.

Why US suicide rate is on the rise

BBC - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 23:58
A government study found the US suicide rate has climbed 30% in more than half of US states since 1999.

'Kim and Trump' buddy up in Singapore

BBC - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 23:41
The leader lookalikes arrived before their real counterparts ahead of the US-North Korea summit.

US election 2018: The women lining up to topple Trump

BBC - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 23:11
An unprecedented number of women are running for office in the US – but what's behind the surge?

Cuba 'sonic attack': US tests two more Havana embassy staff

BBC - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 22:22
A mysterious illness has been affecting US diplomats based in Cuba and China.

US soldier killed in Somalia firefight

BBC - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 21:58
American special forces soldier killed in firefight with jihadist militants in Somalia, US military officials say

Mueller charges Manafort's right-hand man Konstantin Kilimnik

BBC - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 21:44
Russian Konstantin Kilimnik - who worked for Mr Manafort in Ukraine - faces obstruction of justice.

Could an emoji save your life in an earthquake?

BBC - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 20:02
Scientists are campaigning for a new emoji which they feel could be vital during earthquakes.

French Open 2018: Simona Halep aims for maiden Grand Slam title

BBC - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 19:59
Simona Halep says she will "stay chilled" in Saturday's French Open final against Sloane Stephens after defeats in her previous three Grand Slam finals.

US 'grants extradition' of former Panama President Ricardo Martinelli

BBC - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 19:34
Ricardo Martinelli is wanted in Panama over allegations of corruption and illegal wiretapping.

Anthony Bourdain: Why his travel shows had global appeal

BBC - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 18:30
Fans of his travel shows share appreciation for the humanity he showed when meeting local people.

Pilot dies after plane crash-lands in Melbourne

BBC - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 18:13
The plane crash occurred on a tree-lined street in the Melbourne suburb of Mordialloc.

Photojournalist Duncan dies aged 102

BBC - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 18:10
The renowned American photojournalist died in France.

Alligator knocks out trapper in Florida

BBC - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 17:01
An agent was knocked unconscious trying to remove the 8ft creature from a Florida neighbourhood.

Anthony Bourdain: Five of his tips for eating out

BBC - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 16:53
Not known for hiding his opinions on all things culinary, here are five pieces of forthright advice.

Ghana football head Kwesi Nyantakyi banned by Fifa over 'cash gift'

BBC - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 16:50
Kwesi Nyantakyi was filmed apparently accepting $65,000 in cash by an undercover reporter.

Congo warlord's conviction overturned

BBC - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 16:37
Landmark conviction against DR Congo warlord Jean-Pierre Bemba is overturned by International Criminal Court

Anthony Bourdain tributes celebrate his #MeToo support

BBC - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 16:27
After news of Anthony Bourdain's death, fans and friends are sharing memories of the celebrity chef.

Abandoned 'ghost village' in China becomes overgrown

BBC - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 16:17
Houses on Shengshan island are overgrown with thick green vegetation.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Changing men and opening doors

BBC - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 15:57
Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's comments on US TV have people asking if chivalry is sexist.

Susanna Feldman murder: Suspect in German teen's killing arrested in Iraq

BBC - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 15:42
Failed Iraqi asylum seeker Ali Bashar is suspected of raping and murdering Susanna Feldman, 14.

Muhammad Ali: President Trump mulls draft dodging pardon

BBC - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 15:09
President Donald Trump tells reporters he is thinking "very seriously" about the boxing legend.

South African company apologises for sexist beer campaign

BBC - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 14:06
A South African company came under fire for its brands such as Filthy Brunette and Easy Blonde.

Anthony Bourdain: Celebrity chef found dead at 61

BBC - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 13:29
US celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain has been found dead in his hotel room, aged 61.

Stolen Christopher Columbus letter returned to Spain

BBC - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 12:35
After a seven-year hunt, the US returns to Spain a copy of a Christopher Columbus letter from 1493.

Chinese house demolition halted because of swallow residents

BBC - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 12:05
Feathered residents have given an old Chinese house a stay of execution.

Fortnite player first to reach elusive game island

BBC - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 11:47
A YouTuber has shown how a glitch in Fortnite let him return to the game's 'spawn island'.

Lullaby written for school-shooting drills

BBC - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 11:45
A US school has rewritten "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" as "Lockdown, lockdown, lock the door..."

Trump-Kim summit: S Korean reporters arrested over N Korea 'trespass'

BBC - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 11:27
Two South Korean reporters are accused of trespassing in the North Korean ambassador's home.

Austria to shut seven 'political' mosques and expel imams

BBC - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 11:02
The government links the crackdown to evidence of Islamist and Turkish nationalist activities.

Airbnb cancels thousands of bookings in Japan

BBC - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 10:13
The online home-sharing giant cancels thousands of reservations due to a new law around home-sharing.

Tariffs and Trump: War of words ahead of G7 summit

BBC - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 08:58
Leaders gather in Canada for what could be one of the group's most acrimonious summits in years.

Australia indigenous treaties: Historic steps 'beginning of journey'

BBC - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 07:50
The nation is the only Commonwealth country not to have a treaty with its indigenous peoples.

Trump-Kim summit: North Korea leader may get US invite

BBC - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 04:45
Donald Trump said he would consider inviting Kim Jong-un to the White House if their summit goes well.

Doug Ford: Ex-Toronto mayor's brother set to be Ontario premier

BBC - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 04:26
The former city councillor was close to his brother Rob Ford, who died in 2016 of a rare cancer.

IMF agrees to loan up to $50bn for Argentina

BBC - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 04:15
The financing loan would be made over a three-year period and is still subject to IMF board approval.

Canada moves a step closer to legalising marijuana

BBC - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 03:32
Canadian senators pass the Cannabis Act by a clear margin and return it to the House of Commons.

US to send 1,600 immigration detainees to federal prisons

BBC - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 03:15
The US immigration agency is forced to find extra room after the Trump administration crackdown.

UN sanctions for people smugglers in Libya in global first

BBC - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 01:52
Six traffickers and smugglers are hit with UN sanctions., including a travel ban and assets freeze.

Mexico candidate López Obrador thrives on promise of change

BBC - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 01:43
The BBC's Will Grant asks people in Iguala why they are planning to vote for the man known as AMLO.

Will the G7 summit be dominated by a trade row?

BBC - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 01:42
Why US tariffs on steel and aluminium will cast a shadow over the forthcoming meeting.

Viewpoint: Will Pakistan mend its ways on terror?

BBC - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 01:40
Unless Pakistan stops extremists operating on its soil, it faces being put on a sanctions blacklist.

Turkey’s Erdogan faces surprise test in tight vote

BBC - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 01:29
When President Erdogan called a snap vote the opposition was in disarray, but that has now changed.

'It feels like the hand of God thrusting you up the road'

BBC - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 01:29
Electric motorbikes are fast, clean, and quiet - could they eclipse electric cars?

Why Turkey’s election matters to you

BBC - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 01:29
Turkey will hold snap elections on 24 June, brought forward by President Erdogan.

Making food crops that feed themselves

BBC - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 01:23
Scientists in Vietnam hope 'super bacteria’ could help to feed the world whilst reducing the pollution caused by intensive farming.

Africa's week in pictures: 1-7 June 2018

BBC - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 01:20
A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.

Big fight to bring arm wrestling to South Africa's townships

BBC - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 01:17
Arm wrestler Bonginkosi Madonsela says he is on a mission to bring the sport to the black community in South Africa.

Can you achieve peace on a plate?

BBC - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 01:08
Food-crazed Singapore has created some strange fusion food ahead of the Trump-Kim summit.

Guatemala volcano: 'There's no hope for finding my family'

BBC - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 01:01
Eddie's mum, brother and sister are among nearly 200 people missing after the Fuego volcano eruption.

Ghana dissolves football association amid corruption claims

BBC - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 22:48
The body's president was apparently filmed accepting a $65,000 bribe by an undercover reporter.

New Prince album announced on 60th birthday

BBC - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 22:38
It contains previously unreleased recordings, including early versions of his hit Purple Rain.

Ask Putin: The phone-in with a difference

BBC - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 21:25
Russian president Vladimir Putin holds his annual televised phone-in show – this time with a twist.

Kate Spade: Death ruled suicide by medical examiner

BBC - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 20:42
A New York medical examiner has ruled the fashion designer took her own life earlier this week.

Rogue Baltimore police unit ringleader Wayne Jenkins sentenced

BBC - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 20:10
"I've tarnished the badge," weeps Wayne Jenkins, who robbed people, planted evidence and sold drugs.

French MPs back ban on mobile phone use in schools

BBC - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 19:37
Pupils must keep phones out of sight on school premises, but critics say the new law is unworkable.

Tornado sweeps past Laramie in Wyoming

BBC - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 19:23
There was just a two-minute warning before the twister touched down.

What Nicaragua demonstrators want

BBC - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 18:13
A closer look at how the deadly protests in Nicaragua developed and what the demonstrators want.

Kate Spade death: Mental illness 'doesn't discriminate'

BBC - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 17:28
Many say the death of fashion designer Kate Spade this week shows depression can affect anyone.

Avengers superfan watches Infinity War film 43 times

BBC - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 17:09
The Marvel fan who claims he's watched Avengers: Infinity War 43 times in the cinema.

Korean woman survives six days in Australian wilderness

BBC - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 17:01
Korean Joohee Han is found in Queensland, Australia, days after falling into a ravine during a climb.

Israel blames Iran for Gaza border violence

BBC - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 17:00
Iran is trying to inflame tensions, Israel says, amid plans for fresh Palestinian protests on Friday.

Ship hack 'risks chaos in English Channel'

BBC - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 16:30
A researcher reveals a way to trigger ship collision alarms that he says would prevent travel through the English Channel.

Israeli PM Netanyahu: Iran nuclear deal is dead

BBC - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 15:40
Israel's PM says he is not trying to persuade Europe to abandon the 2015 accord because it is "dead".

Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani has no respect for Stormy Daniels

BBC - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 15:20
Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani says the porn actress "has no good name" due to her sex career.

Dutch queen's sister found dead at Buenos Aires home

BBC - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 15:05
Inés Zorreguieta, younger sister of Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, was 33 years old.

Alice Johnson thanks Trump for Kardashian-backed release

BBC - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 14:37
The grandmother says the US president gave her another chance in life by pardoning her.

Stockholm lorry attacker jailed for life

BBC - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 13:06
Uzbek Rakhmat Akilov drove at speed down a pedestrian street, killing five people in April 2017.

In pictures: Chile students protest against harassment

BBC - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 12:53
The march was the latest in a wave of protests against violence against women and sexual harassment.

Iraq arms cache explosions destroy Baghdad mosque

BBC - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 11:19
An armed group was reportedly storing rocket-propelled grenades and shells inside the mosque.

S Africa axe murderer gets life sentence

BBC - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 11:18
Henri van Breda, 23, killed his parents and brother in a frenzied attack in January 2015.

Afghanistan calls temporary Eid ceasefire with Taliban

BBC - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 10:33
President Ashraf Ghani said the move would coincide with Eid, the end of the Ramadan fasting month.

Police officer piggybacks man across busy road

BBC - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 10:25
An elderly gentleman in China is given some unusual assistance to cross the road.

US embassy pulls more China staff over mystery illness

BBC - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 10:03
The employees in Guangzhou heard odd noises and became unwell, sparking fears of a sonic attack.

Trump asks if Canada burnt down White House in call with PM

BBC - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 09:54
"Didn't you guys burn down the White House?", he reportedly asked Canada's leader (they didn't).

Trump-Kim summit: Abe heads to US amid surge of diplomacy

BBC - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 07:21
The Japanese PM's visit comes days before President Donald Trump meets North Korea's Kim Jong-un.

Arizona police violently beat unarmed Robert Johnson

BBC - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 07:06
The Mesa Police Department in Arizona voluntarily released surveillance video footage showing a group of officers brutally beating an unarmed man.

Spencer Tunick: Supermarket chain halts artist's nude shoot

BBC - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 05:43
Woolworths is accused of being "prudish" by denying the renowned artist access to a location.

Football scandal in West Africa

BBC - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 04:52
A two-year undercover investigation reveals footage of over 100 officials taking cash before games.

Guatemala volcano: Emergency agency 'failed to heed warnings'

BBC - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 03:49
The agency failed to heed warnings about the eruption of Fuego volcano, opposition politicians say.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z: Crazy In Love as tour opens in Cardiff

BBC - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 02:58
The pop power couple put on a display of affection as they open their joint world tour.

Separation of migrant families: What other countries do

BBC - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 01:35
As the backlash continues over the US policy, activists say no other country has tried such a measure.

Meet the nuns helping save a sacred species from extinction

BBC - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 01:24
The axolotl - a salamander unique to Mexico - has almost been wiped out by pollution and over-fishing.

Ethiopia offers Eritrea chance to end Africa's longest war

BBC - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 01:14
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed also announces the liberalisation of parts of the economy.

A North Korean wishlist: The three things Pyongyang wants

BBC - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 01:12
The BBC's Laura Bicker explains three things Kim Jong-un wants the most when he meets Donald Trump.

Storm over India film on women who 'smoke, drink and have sex'

BBC - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 01:06
The film, which features women openly swearing and discussing sex, has divided audiences online.

The deadly cost of the US air war in Afghanistan

BBC - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 01:05
Civilian casualties from US and Afghan government air strikes have surged since 2016.

Texas man nearly dies after being bitten by severed snake head

BBC - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 01:02
A man requires 26 doses of anti-venom and nearly dies after the rattlesnake he decapitated bit him.

European football is worth a record £22bn, says Deloitte

BBC - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 01:02
England's Premier League leads the way in a new era of financial stability, says Deloitte.

Kate Spade's husband: Apparent suicide a "complete shock"

BBC - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 01:00
The designer's husband Andy Spade says she "sounded happy" the night before her apparent suicide.

Trump accused of not knowing words to God Bless America

BBC - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 00:36
He was hosting a "display of patriotism" after a Super Bowl winners' celebration was cancelled.

G7 summit: Trapped in the world's most secure house

BBC - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 23:48
When world leaders descend on a tiny Quebec town one resident will be stuck inside the 'red zone'.

Backwards commute: Car escapes traffic by driving in reverse

BBC - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 23:45
Video footage captures an SUV in Ohio exiting a busy highway in reverse - but the driver kept going.

Scores of Ethiopian migrants drown off Yemen's coast

BBC - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 23:15
At least 46 people - all said to be from Ethiopia - die after their boast capsizes, UN officials say.

Immigrant detained after delivering pizza to Army base

BBC - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 22:06
The man, who is in the process of applying for a green card, was turned over to immigration officials.

Trump attacks 'vicious' rumours about Melania

BBC - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 20:57
Mr Trump denies that his wife is "near death", had a "facelift" or is a victim of "abuse".

Iraqi parliament orders manual election recount

BBC - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 20:37
The move comes a day after the prime minister said there was evidence of "unprecedented" violations.

Giuliani: Kim Jong-un 'begged' for summit to take place

BBC - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 19:33
The US president's lawyer says North Korea's leader got "on his hands and knees and begged".

Slovakia: Why is a Nato state using Soviet-designed jets?

BBC - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 19:21
Critics say that Nato member Slovakia should get rid of Russian equipment.



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