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Jerry Maren: Last Wizard of Oz Munchkin dies aged 98

BBC - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 18:52
Jerry Maren played a member of the Lollipop Guild in the iconic 1939 film.

World Cup 2018: Farmer sews 'longest' German flag

BBC - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 18:48
The man in Bangladesh sold land to buy fabric for the flag, which is now almost 5.5km long.

Trump grants Kardashian's clemency plea

BBC - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 18:45
After a plea from Kim Kardashian, Donald Trump agrees to free great-grandmother jailed for two decades, US media say

Myanmar's military accused of violence against Kachin people

BBC - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 18:40
The BBC's Nick Beake spoke to Kachin people in Myammar who have had to flee their homes.

US child migrants: Sessions defends border separations

BBC - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 17:51
The UN has called for a "halt" after hundreds of children were reportedly removed from their parents.

Mandarin Oriental fire: Video shows smoke at London hotel

BBC - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 17:47
Firefighters are tackling a blaze at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Knightsbridge.

French My Million lottery player scoops second €1m jackpot

BBC - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 17:16
The odds of anyone winning twice in less than two years are one in 16 trillion, experts say.

Volkswagen admits it can't cope with new emissions tests

BBC - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 16:04
The carmaker says it cannot run the new tests quickly enough and fears a backlog of vehicles.

Amazon and eBay pull CloudPets smart toys from sale

BBC - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 15:43
The online retailers are among several shops removing CloudPets toys because of cyber-security flaws.

Zdravko Mamic, Croatian football's Mr Big, given jail term

BBC - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 14:39
Zdravko Mamic, who fled Croatia before his sentencing, is convicted of siphoning money from his club.

Stanford rape case judge Aaron Persky removed from office

BBC - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 14:08
Aaron Persky faced intense criticism after jailing a Stanford University rapist for just six months.

Astronaut Pedro Duque named Spain's science minister

BBC - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 13:48
He will join a cabinet appointed by the new PM where at least half of the ministers will be women.

Job application tool PageUp suspects data breach

BBC - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 13:14
PageUp has notified data authorities in Australia and the UK where it has clients.

Pakistan relief after abducted journalist Gul Bukhari is freed

BBC - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 12:49
Pakistani journalist Gul Bukhari had openly criticised the military before she was kidnapped.

Chinese city gets 'smartphone zombie' walkway

BBC - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 12:46
A busy Chinese city hopes that a smartphone-only lane will make pedestrians feel safer.

Kim Kardashian West 'cried' over Kanye slavery comments

BBC - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 12:22
"Did I scream about it? Did I cry about it? Did I fight about it? Yeah."

The Twitter crime mystery that gripped Spain

BBC - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 11:55
When a social media user unpicked an apparent crime in 100 tweets, all was not as it seemed.

Virginia police chase stolen armoured vehicle

BBC - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 11:31
A suspect was detained in Richmond at the end of a two hour pursuit.

Qatar Airways boss in 'heartfelt apology' for sexist remark

BBC - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 11:22
Qatar Airways' Akbar Al Baker offers "my heartfelt apologies for any offence caused by my comment".

US police arrest soldier after stolen armoured vehicle chase

BBC - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 11:04
Dramatic footage shows more than a dozen police cars chasing a military vehicle along public roads.

Emotional 'welcome home' for Magdalene survivors in Dublin

BBC - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 10:12
The Irish president says women forced to work in Catholic-run workhouses were "failed by the state".

India zoo animals beat the heat with fruit ice lollies

BBC - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 09:47
A zoo in Mumbai treats animals with fruit ice lollies to ensure they don't go off food in the heat.

Star Wars actress Kelly Marie Tran deletes Instagram posts after abuse

BBC - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 09:39
Kelly Marie Tran has faced sexist and racist abuse since appearing as Rose Tico in The Last Jedi.

Might Dennis Rodman at the Trump-Kim summit just work?

BBC - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 09:10
Anything is possible in this summit, but if Dennis Rodman came, it might even be welcomed by North Korea.

Facebook confirms data-sharing agreements with Chinese firms

BBC - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 07:09
The network confirms it has a deal with Huawei and others, but says no data left users' phones.

Firemen save chickens from volcano eruption

BBC - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 06:57
Firemen recovered a hen and her chicks after the Fuego volcano erupted in Guatemala.

Kate Spade: Tributes pour in for 'great talent' after apparent suicide

BBC - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 05:24
The 55-year-old designer was found dead in her New York apartment after her apparent suicide.

Elizabeth Wettlaufer: Canadian nurse's confession released

BBC - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 04:56
Elizabeth Wettlaufer, jailed for life, recalls injecting her victims with fatal doses of insulin.

World Cup 2018: Welcome with a warning for England fans in Volgograd

BBC - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 04:31
The new political reality between the West and Russia casts a shadow over the World Cup.

Cultural coding classes for migrants in Norway

BBC - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 04:24
Norwegians are offering migrants classes in how to integrate in their new home.

James Sutherland: Cricket Australia chief executive quits

BBC - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 04:03
James Sutherland denies that his decision is related to the nation's ball-tampering scandal.

Trump-Kim summit to be held on Singapore's Sentosa island

BBC - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 03:52
The US confirms the historic meeting will happen in a luxury hotel on a tourist island off Singapore.

The punk who came back from the dead

BBC - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 02:58
Former punk singer Gilles Bertin spent decades on the run before handing himself in to face trial for a robbery.

Pomegranate contamination kills woman in Australia

BBC - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 02:48
Her death from hepatitis A is a "rare and tragic" case caused by a frozen product, authorities say.

Argentina 'cancels Israel World Cup friendly' after Gaza violence

BBC - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 02:26
The World Cup warm-up was due to be played in Jerusalem on Saturday.

Kuwait ‘blackface’ comedy show causes outcry

BBC - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 02:11
A Kuwaiti TV show, Block Ghashmarah, has used "blacked-up" actors and stereotypes to portray Sudanese people.

India's disabled dancers rocking the bhangra

BBC - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 02:11
India's first disabled folk dance group let nothing get in the way of their moves.

Kim Jong-un: The new kid on the diplomatic block

BBC - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 02:09
After years of isolation, Kim Jong-un is now ushering in a new era of diplomacy. How did this happen?

Kelly Sadler: Aide who mocked McCain exits White House

BBC - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 01:52
Communications aide Kelly Sadler "is no longer employed" in the president's office, a spokesman says.

Take a look inside the world's largest legal cannabis farm

BBC - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 01:45
Canada is on the verge of legalising marijuana for recreational use. The BBC visited a huge cannabis farm in British Columbia, which the operators say is the world's largest.

Rebuilding after 9/11

BBC - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 01:41
The tallest skyscraper in the USA has been built where the World Trade Center once stood.

Inside the secret world of Brazil's WhatsApp abortions

BBC - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 01:38
The BBC has uncovered a WhatsApp group in Brazil operating secretly to help women who want to end a pregnancy.

Trump tariffs: Mexico retaliates against US products

BBC - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 00:59
Steel, pork, bourbon and other products face new tariffs as Donald Trump's trade war escalates.

Why Kate Spade's legacy will live on

BBC - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 00:37
"Everybody wanted to own a Kate Spade bag", says one fashion expert. "She made luxury affordable".

Belleau Wood: Why this WWI battle is still important in US

BBC - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 00:01
As its 100th anniversary approaches, what happened in the World War I battle of Belleau Wood?

New explosion at Guatemalan volcano

BBC - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 23:49
Evacuations are ordered after a fresh blast at Fuego sends volcanic material down the south side.

Tariffs and Trump: Why the G7 summit in Canada could be awkward

BBC - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 23:13
World leaders gather this week to discuss gender, trade and oceans - but ill-feelings may simmer.

France builds first Alzheimer's 'village' in pioneering experiment

BBC - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 20:43
The project, the first of its kind in France, is due to welcome some 120 patients by the end of 2019.

Ethiopia 'accepts peace deal' to end Eritrea border war

BBC - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 19:56
The dispute sparked Africa's deadliest border war in which tens of thousands of people were killed.

Jordan's King Abdullah calls for tax review after largest protests in years

BBC - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 19:33
The kingdom - a key Western ally - has been rocked by some of the biggest protests in years.

Parkland teenager David Hogg 'swatted' in prank call

BBC - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 19:23
A prank call claimed a hostage-taker was holding the activist's family in their Florida family home.

French town near Paris votes to have school uniforms

BBC - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 18:49
Most French schools are uniform-free - but parents in Provins want children to wear them.

Fashion designer Kate Spade found dead

BBC - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 18:12
Fashion designer Kate Spade, 55, found dead in her New York apartment, and is reported to have taken her own life.

'Beauty iceberg' thrills Newfoundland and Labrador

BBC - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 17:50
The monstrous glacial formation, which has a distinct archway, is an iceberg-spotters dream.

Guatemala's Fuego volcano: How the tragedy unfolded

BBC - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 16:25
A closer look at what happened after the Fuego volcano erupted, killing dozens of people living nearby.

Weinstein pleads not guilty to rape charge

BBC - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 16:11
Disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein pleads not guilty to rape and sexual assault charges.

Ben Lecomte's bid to be the first to swim the Pacific Ocean

BBC - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 14:46
French swimmer Ben Lecomte begins his 5,500 mile journey from Japan to the United States.

Crocodile kills Ethiopian pastor during lake baptism

BBC - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 14:38
Protestant pastor Docho Eshete was bitten on his legs, back and hands during a group baptism.

Police officer pulls king cobra from minivan in China

BBC - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 14:33
The officer in China's south-west Yunnan province pulled the king cobra out from the dashboard.

Qatar boss: 'Only men can run airlines'

BBC - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 14:22
Qatar Airways boss Akbar Al Baker says his job has to be done by a man because it is "very challenging".

Cross-Channel migrants gain access to UK using Ireland

BBC - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 14:19
A route via Dublin is said to be "a guaranteed way to get into the UK" due to less stringent security.

World Cup 2018: Fifa files complaint against ticket website Viagogo

BBC - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 14:03
The body accuses the Viagogo website of deception and says tickets sold through it may be cancelled.

Wreck-It Ralph 2: Disney princesses unite over feminism

BBC - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 13:47
Wreck-It Ralph 2 trailer mocks Disney's male chauvinism as its female leads unite over feminism.

India policewoman praised for breastfeeding abandoned baby

BBC - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 13:38
The Indian officer may have saved the abandoned baby's life with her quick actions, police say.

Dutch PM Mark Rutte cleans up parliament coffee spill

BBC - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 13:24
Mark Rutte mopped up the mess while cleaners cheered him on.

Saudi Arabia issues first driving licences to women

BBC - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 12:32
The only country where women cannot drive legally is set to lift the ban on 24 June.

Same-sex spouses have EU residence rights, top court rules

BBC - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 12:27
European Court of Justice rules that gay couples have the same residency rights as straight spouses.

Billionaire Koch brothers take on Trump over tariffs

BBC - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 12:11
Charles and David Koch back a multi-million dollar campaign against President Trump's trade tariffs.

Tennis match-fixing investigators detain 13 in Belgium raids

BBC - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 12:05
Prosecutors say a Belgian-Armenian criminal ring has been bribing professional players since 2014.

Australian beaches covered with rubbish from lost sea cargo

BBC - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 10:56
Locals complain of "mountains of rubbish" after 83 shipping containers slipped overboard at sea.

Australia objects to China 'pressure' in Qantas decision

BBC - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 10:15
The airline should be free to decide its own classification for Taiwan, Canberra says.

Syria war: Amnesty says UK 'should come clean' on Raqqa attacks

BBC - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 09:49
Amnesty claims hundreds of civilians were killed in Raqqa by US-led coalition air strikes in IS war.

Trump-Kim meeting: Preparations going well, says US

BBC - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 06:47
But the White House says it has no plans to lift sanctions on North Korea until it denuclearises.

Former Trump staffer Manafort accused of witness tampering

BBC - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 06:30
Special counsel Robert Mueller says the former Trump campaign manager contacted witnesses while on bail.

Tasmania Anglican church sales to help 'make amends' for abuse

BBC - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 06:25
The sales in Tasmania are painful but necessary to "make amends" for sexual abuse, ministers say.

Iran nuclear deal: Tehran to give notice of uranium work

BBC - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 06:13
It is to inform the UN that it is starting the process of increasing its capacity to enrich uranium.

Early Van Gogh landscape sells for €7m at French auction

BBC - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 03:37
Fishing Net Menders in the Dunes sells to an American collector after a fierce bidding war.

Henri van Breda: Axe murderer transfixes South Africa

BBC - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 03:16
The 23-year-old is to be sentenced for hacking his parents and brother to death three years ago.

Europe and nationalism: A country-by-country guide

BBC - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 03:12
As nationalist and far-right parties make gains across Europe, a country-by-country guide.

Trump drops Philadelphia Eagles White House invite over anthem protest

BBC - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 02:44
The US president cites some players skipping the event in a protest over the national anthem.

Swimmer Ben Lecomte begins record Pacific crossing attempt

BBC - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 02:26
Ben Lecomte, 51, sets off from Japan aiming to become the first swimmer to cross the Pacific Ocean.

Pakistan's soaring rates of 'diabetic foot'

BBC - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 01:54
Every year tens of thousands of Pakistanis are forced to have amputations as a result of diabetes.

Is Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Japan's Lady Gaga?

BBC - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 01:37
Kyary's a huge star in Japan and now the West are sitting up and taking notice.

Qatar cash and cows help buck Gulf boycott

BBC - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 01:18
One year on from the Gulf blockade of Qatar, the super-rich emirate is finding ways to get by.

Could a text message save thousands of fishermen's lives?

BBC - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 01:05
In a warming world, extreme weather and natural disasters are on the rise. Can tech help us prepare?

Why do we love to dance with each other?

BBC - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 01:04
Dancing makes us feel good...but dancing together is even better

The robots taking on your housework

BBC - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 01:03
A simulator teaches robots how to perform tasks by breaking them down into small steps.

Are presidential pardons Trump's secret weapon?

BBC - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 01:00
The US President has even floated the idea of pardoning himself - but is that legal?

Pep Guardiola: Yaya Toure says Man City boss 'often has problems with Africans'

BBC - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 00:53
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola "often has problems with Africans", says former Blues midfielder Yaya Toure.

Ron Rockwell Hansen: US arrests man for trying to spy for China

BBC - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 00:04
The FBI detains a former US Defense Intelligence Agency officer on his way to catch a flight to China.

Robert Kennedy: What if US presidential hopeful had not been killed?

BBC - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 23:46
Fifty years on, some argue Kennedy's assassination had a profound impact on liberalism.

Putin says Russia not aiming to divide EU

BBC - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 23:38
Ahead of a trip to Austria, Vladimir Putin says Russia wants the EU to be united and prosperous.

Starbucks boss leaves firm after 36 years

BBC - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 23:11
Howard Schultz hints at political ambitions as he steps down as Starbucks' executive chairman.

Guatemala Fuego: Search after deadly volcano eruption

BBC - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 23:00
At least 62 people are known to have died when the Fuego volcano erupted on Sunday.

Dinosaur skeleton sold to private buyer for €1.6m at Paris auction

BBC - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 22:00
An almost complete specimen from 150 million years ago is sold at an auction to a private buyer.

Apple jams Facebook's web-tracking tools

BBC - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 21:53
The next versions of the iOS and the Mac operating systems will block the social network's trackers.

Georgia officer fired for hitting suspect with patrol car

BBC - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 21:37
Bodycam footage shows moment a man fleeing police crashes into the windscreen of the patrol car.

Maine man killed in hit-and-run ran over a girl in 1968

BBC - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 21:06
The "hero" who saved children on Friday lied about killing a girl in a 1968 car crash, it emerged.

Denmark backs fence on German border to keep out wild boar

BBC - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 20:55
Danish MPs fear wild boar will spread African swine fever and harm the pork industry.

Tunisia migrant shipwreck death toll reaches 112

BBC - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 20:38
The world migration body says the toll has doubled since the boat sunk off the coast of Tunisia.

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