Russian spy: Foreign minister says Russia willing to help in inquiry

BBC - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 10:12
Russian foreign minister denies his country's involvement in the attempted murder of an ex-spy.

India allows 'living wills' for terminally ill

BBC - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 10:08
The move will allow very sick patients to seek what is known as passive euthanasia.

Tourist captures Sydney couple's marriage proposal

BBC - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 09:55
A travelling photographer managed to track down the couple in his chance shot of a marriage proposal.

Sikh separatist Atwal apologises over Trudeau event

BBC - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 06:59
Jaspal Atwal was invited to an event with Canada's PM despite a conviction for trying to kill an Indian minister.

Three dead in India chemical factory fire

BBC - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 06:30
Officials are struggling to contain the fire and say the number of casualties is likely to rise.

Trump tariffs: US chided over duties on steel and aluminium imports

BBC - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 05:19
Key trading nations have hit out after Donald Trump signed off import duties on steel and aluminium.

Trump and North Korea talks: The political gamble of the 21st Century

BBC - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 05:03
Talking to North Korea could make heroes of the US and South Korean leaders, or be a catastrophic mistake.

Spain strike: 'Young women are incredible'

BBC - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 04:02
Women in Spain mark International Women's Day with a strike targeting gender inequality and sexual discrimination.

Patrolling Mexico's most densely populated suburb

BBC - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 03:03
How one Mexican police chief tried to clean up the local force and establish order.

Africa's week in pictures: 2-8 March 2018

BBC - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 02:29
A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.

Natthanan: the 10-year-old make-up artist

BBC - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 02:23
Natthanan is a 10 year-old professional make-up artist from Thailand, who has worked at London Fashion Week 2018.

Five ways to break up with plastic

BBC - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 01:57
From boar hair toothbrushes to beeswax food wrap, here's how you can dump the disposable plastics.

Syria after seven years of war

BBC - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 01:52
What started as protests against the government has morphed into a global conflict.

Trump 'ready to meet NK's Kim Jong-un'

BBC - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 01:20
The US president is ready to meet North Korea's Kim Jong-un to talk about denuclearisation, officials say.

Have you ever dreamed of flying in your car?

BBC - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 01:02
Since cars were invented, people have dreamed about making them fly. So why haven't they taken off?

Frida Kahlo: Row erupts over Barbie doll based on artist

BBC - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 00:54
Mattel rejects claims from Kahlo's relatives that it was "not authorised" to produce a Kahlo doll.

What links Trump, Lincoln and Ferris Bueller?

BBC - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 23:20
Critics may say Trump skipped economics, like a certain movie truant, but Abe would back his policy.

Why Quebec doctors have rejected a pay rise

BBC - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 23:14
Seven hundred doctors from Quebec refuse a pay rise in favour of funding patient services.

Trump laughs off awkward slip-up

BBC - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 22:53
At a White House event the US president joked with steelworkers - and challenged one to arm wrestle.

Mystery Powerball winner claims prize amid anonymity battle

BBC - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 22:15
A New Hampshire lottery winner picks up prize amidst lawsuit with the state to stay unnamed.

Trump imposes controversial tariffs

BBC - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 21:59
Countries had warned a new trade war could be triggered by the new tariffs on steel and aluminium

Court rules parents do not need to lie about Easter Bunny

BBC - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 21:36
The couple lost custody of their foster children for refusing to lie about Easter Bunny.

Amelia Earhart: Island bones 'likely' belonged to famed pilot

BBC - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 20:11
A new study claims the bones discovered on a Pacific island are a 99% match with the explorer.

Irish abortion referendum: Two women's stories

BBC - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 20:04
The Irish public is to vote in a referendum on abortion, prompting women to share their stories.

Kim Kardashian: Feminist icon or emoji opportunist?

BBC - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 19:29
The reality star's "empowerment" range for International Women's Day has proven controversial.

CPTPP trade deal signed by 11 nations

BBC - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 19:29
Eleven countries have signed on, but what does it do and who are the winners and losers?

Curious Emperor penguins take a selfie video in Antarctica

BBC - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 19:18
Two Emperor penguins stumbled across a camera that was left by an Australian Antarctic explorer.

Russian MP Leonid Slutsky apologises for 'distress' to women

BBC - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 19:03
He has been accused by three female journalists of sexual harassment but denies the claims.

Fiorentina fans sing at Davide Astori's funeral

BBC - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 19:02
Fans sing at the funeral of Italy and Fiorentina footballer Davide Astori in Florence.

Winter storm dumps snow and knocks out power on US East Coast

BBC - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 18:44
The second storm to hit the eastern seaboard in less than a week snarled commutes and closed schools.

Virginia man hit by car he is fleeing in police chase

BBC - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 18:40
A man accidentally put himself in harm's way when he jumped out of a car he forgot to put in park.

California 14-year-old boy accused of posing as sheriff's deputy

BBC - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 18:07
The 14-year-old boy allegedly dressed in police uniform and attempted to investigate homes, police say.

Colombia election: Farc's Timochenko pulls out of race

BBC - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 17:14
The leader of the former rebel group had heart surgery on Wednesday but had also been polling badly.

Actress and director of documentary, Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

BBC - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 15:59
Actress Susan Sarandon has revealed that the late Paul Newman once handed her part of his salary to top up her pay for a movie.

Poland's Andrzej Duda remembers Jews expelled in 1968

BBC - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 15:04
President Duda reaches out to Jews persecuted under communism as tensions with Israel continue.

Snake joke slithers into New York Times story

BBC - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 14:39
The New York Times mistakenly publishes an article modified by joke software.

Reality Check: Has the rate of executions doubled in Saudi Arabia?

BBC - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 14:35
Emily Thornberry said the rate of executions in Saudi Arabia had doubled over the past six months. Her timeline is incorrect, but her broader point is backed up by human rights organisations' figures.

In pictures: International Women's Day

BBC - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 14:24
People around the world rally against gender inequality and sexual discrimination.

North Korea to launch new TV soap operas

BBC - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 14:14
State-run television to revisit familiar themes of warfare and patriotism.

Russian spy: State TV anchor warns 'traitors'

BBC - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 13:37
Top TV channels end a near-silence on the UK spy poisoning with a "warning to traitors".

Austria attack: Four hurt in mystery stabbings in Vienna

BBC - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 12:59
An Austrian family of three and a young man from Chechnya are in hospital with injuries.

'No joint Korean march' at Paralympics

BBC - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 12:37
Unlike the Winter Olympics, there will be no joint Korean march at the opening of the Paralympics on Friday, the South says.

Mhlengi Gwala: Thousands raised for chainsaw attack athlete

BBC - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 12:24
Mhlengi Gwala is now "doing well" after surgery, an official has told the BBC.

Iran jails woman for removing headscarf in public

BBC - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 11:34
The woman, who staged a public protest against strict modesty laws, is sentenced to two years.

Saudi lion tamer held after girl attacked

BBC - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 11:22
The incident happened after the trainer allowed children into the cage at a show in Jeddah.

Catholic Church 'an empire of misogyny' - Mary McAleese

BBC - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 11:15
Former Irish President Mary McAleese demands a greater say for women in Church governance.

Man denies stealing Frances McDormand's Oscar

BBC - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 11:12
Terry Bryant pleads not guilty to stealing the best actress statuette after Sunday's ceremony.

India Supreme Court restores 'love jihad' marriage

BBC - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 11:02
The top court set aside a ruling that annulled a marriage between a Hindu woman and a Muslim man.

The blind judo stars of India

BBC - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 09:16
The female judo champions in India are not letting their visual impairments limit them.

Stormy Daniels: Trump lawyer obtains restraining order

BBC - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 09:09
The revelation comes a day after adult film star Stormy Daniels filed a lawsuit against Donald Trump.

Balkrishna Doshi: Indian wins prestigious Pritzker Prize

BBC - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 07:23
Balkrishna Doshi is the first Indian to receive the award, considered architecture's highest honour.

'Without women the world stops'

BBC - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 07:14
Some Spanish women will go on strike on International Women's Day to highlight sexism and the gender pay gap.

North Korea talks: China cautiously 'cheering on' Koreas

BBC - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 06:41
Beijing welcomes a planned inter-Korean summit, but echoes Japan's warning that there is far to go.

Row of cows in Australia killed 'by lightning strike'

BBC - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 06:25
An Australian farmer says he was "stunned" by the sight of six animals lined against a fence.

International Women's Day: Trains cancelled as women strike

BBC - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 04:22
Some Spanish workers go on strike on International Women's Day to highlight gender inequalities.

Kim Wall death: Inventor Peter Madsen goes on trial

BBC - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 03:26
Peter Madsen faces charges of killing and dismembering the Swedish journalist.

Climate change 'impacts women more than men'

BBC - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 03:15
Women are disproportionately affected by the impacts of changing weather patterns, studies show.

Empty-nesters 'resent boomerang kids'

BBC - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 03:13
Parents' whose adult children move back home suffer a decline in quality of life, research suggests.

Women footballers: Born with talent, held back by prejudice

BBC - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 02:32
Even though football is one of the most popular women's sports, challenges for female players remain.

The Danish women's football star who started in a refugee camp

BBC - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 02:31
Nadia Nadim started playing football in a refugee camp after fleeing Afghanistan as a child. Now she is the first immigrant to play for the Danish national team.

Florida shooting: Gun control law moves step closer

BBC - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 02:23
State lawmakers pass a bill that raises the legal age to buy a firearm from 18 to 21.

100 Women: Stories of love amid Eastern Ghouta's bombs

BBC - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 01:36
Syrian illustrator Dima Nachawi draws pictures showing the true stories of people in love, in the middle of a conflict.

Rivonia Trial tapes: Mandela case heard after six decades

BBC - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 01:17
The BBC's Gavin Fischer hears his great-uncle's voice for the first time in newly released tapes.

Why some firms are still using models to sell cars

BBC - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 01:03
Not everybody in the car industry is ready to stop using female models to help sales.

Should manufacturers still be using models to sell cars?

BBC - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 01:02
Should motor manufacturers still be using models to sell cars?

Gambian footballer tackling marriage

BBC - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 00:59
Aminata Camara is the Gambian Under-17 football captain – but her family want her to stop playing and get married.

Buddhist rioters dispersed in Sri Lanka

BBC - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 23:42
Mosques and Muslim-owned businesses have been attacked.

Canada's homeless piano player dies at 46

BBC - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 23:15
Ryan Arcand, who became famous when a video of him playing piano in the street went viral, has died.

France labour: Firms to be fined over gender pay gap

BBC - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 22:22
Men are still paid on average 9% more than women despite equal pay laws going back decades.

US metal tariffs: Mexico and Canada may be exempt, White House says

BBC - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 21:40
US plans to impose tariffs on imports of steel and aluminium face opposition at home and abroad.

Harlem Globetrotters teach 109-year-old woman new tricks

BBC - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 20:35
Virginia McLaurin famously danced with the Obamas on her 106th birthday - now she has been taught a few basketball moves.

Russia, spies and enemies of the state

BBC - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 20:20
A look back at high profile Russians to have been targeted on foreign soil.

Conviction overturned for man electrocuted by Texas judge

BBC - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 20:19
The judge violated the accused man's rights after he refused to answer questions, a court ruled.

Snowboarder's headcam captures avalanche escape

BBC - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 18:34
Thomas Kray's headcam was recording when the avalanche struck - he survived by activating his safety airbag.

Syria war: Fighting rages in Eastern Ghouta as UN deliberates

BBC - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 18:32
Attacks on the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta enclave continue as fears mount for civilians.

Argentina's 'baby theft general' Reynaldo Bignone dies

BBC - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 18:21
The 90-year-old former military ruler was serving a life sentence for crimes against humanity.

Transgender star attacks home country

BBC - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 18:05
Daniela Vega, who made history as the first transgender presenter at the Oscars, speaks of inequalities.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas wind symphony plays Carnegie Hall

BBC - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 17:54
"Music soothes all the pain," says a young musician dealing with the aftermath of the mass shooting.

Indonesia zoo condemned over smoking orangutan

BBC - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 17:16
A visitor flicks a cigarette into an orangutan's enclosure - zoo staff say the guard was on a break.

Kosovo-Serbia row makes Europe clocks go slow

BBC - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 17:14
A dispute between Kosovo and Serbia is slowing down alarm clocks across 25 countries, operators say.

German far-right terror group members jailed for attacks

BBC - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 16:50
A prosecutor says it is good fortune no one died in Freital's attacks on refugees and politicians.

Cape Town water shut-off 'averted' as usage is slashed

BBC - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 16:48
The city pushes back "Day Zero" to August, but says the 50 litre daily limit remains in force.

Google tech used by Pentagon 'to analyse drone videos'

BBC - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 14:47
Search giant confirms its image recognition tech is being used, reportedly to analyse drone videos.

Sri Lanka police and rioters clash in Kandy

BBC - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 14:34
The authorities are trying to stop violence by Buddhists targeting minority Muslims from spreading.

Sergei Skripal and the 14 deaths under scrutiny

BBC - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 14:19
A suspected poisoning in Salisbury led to renewed attention on a string of deaths in the UK.

Mother's Day: The Belgian nursery school ditching traditional celebrations

BBC - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 13:41
While many families in the UK are gearing up for Mother's Day, a school in Belgium says it will no longer be celebrating it.

Killed Salvadorean archbishop Romero to be made a saint

BBC - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 13:33
Archbishop Óscar Romero was shot dead while he celebrated Mass in El Salvador in 1980.

Mississippi lawmakers approve earliest US abortion ban

BBC - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 13:25
The state senate approves a bill that would prevent women accessing terminations after 15 weeks.

Mario Balotelli condemns Italy's first black senator

BBC - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 13:16
The footballer posts online about anti-immigrant League politician, Toni Iwobi, saying "shame!"

S Korean envoys 'to take message from Kim to US'

BBC - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 12:58
Senior officials are to visit the US this week to discuss their meeting with N Korea's Kim Jong-un.

Belgium sexism law: Man who insulted officer first to be convicted

BBC - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 12:18
A man who told a female police officer that her job did not suit women has been fined.

Deadly helicopter crash in Chechnya

BBC - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 11:59
At least five killed in helicopter crash in southern Russian republic of Chechnya, local media report.

South African triathlete Mhlengi Gwala in hospital after attack with saw

BBC - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 11:03
South African triathlete Mhlengi Gwala is reportedly attacked while training by three men attempting to cut off his legs with a saw.

Brexit: EU Parliament sets out stance on future UK relations

BBC - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 10:28
The European Parliament urges the UK to soften its Brexit "red lines", in a leaked resolution.

Coca-Cola plans Japan foray into alcohol

BBC - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 09:39
The soft drinks giant is set to make its first alcoholic product in its 125-year history.

Terminal illness led to Australia's first same-sex marriage

BBC - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 09:06
A dying woman and her partner were the first same-sex couple to legally marry, it is revealed.

Fyre Festival co-founder Billy McFarland admits fraud

BBC - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 08:43
Billy McFarland, who co-founded the "luxury festival" in The Bahamas, pleads guilty to two counts of wire fraud.

Bali's battle against plastic pollution

BBC - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 08:29
A diver's viral video revealed just how much plastic pollution there is in the seas off the popular island.

US man admits murder of Indian migrant

BBC - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 05:42
Purinton still faces federal charges over the attack that could carry a death sentence.

Stormy Daniels sues Trump over 'hush agreement'

BBC - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 05:37
Stormy Daniels says a nondisclosure contract she signed over an alleged sexual affair is invalid.


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