Tomb Raider star: 'It's all very positive' because of feminist movement

BBC - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 04:57
Alicia Vikander, who plays Lara Croft in the new Tomb Raider, says women's circumstances are improving in film.

Russia MP: 'I don't feel people up. Well, OK, just a little'

BBC - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 02:47
Farida Rustamova is the third journalist to accuse Duma deputy Leonid Slutsky of sexual harassment.

Australia and East Timor sign historic maritime border deal

BBC - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 02:18
The historic maritime treaty is an economic boon for East Timor, and ends a decade-long dispute.

Sourav Ganguly: Inside the mind of India's 'greatest' cricket captain

BBC - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 02:04
Sourav Ganguly's memoir is not as explosive as his captaincy but has enough to satisfy fans.

Weinstein Company rescue deal collapses

BBC - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 01:56
A takeover of the film business has failed after a higher level of debt was reportedly discovered.

North Korea used VX nerve agent to kill leader's brother, says US

BBC - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 01:39
The State Department says Kim Jong-nam was killed with the nerve agent under Pyongyang's orders.

The girl who sabotaged her own wedding

BBC - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 01:27
Monika was minutes away from becoming one of India's many child brides when she sabotaged her parents' plans.

Lessons delivered by taxi, truck and boat

BBC - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 01:22
'If children can't come to school, then the school should come to them." Lessons delivered by taxi, truck and boat.

Making boots from hippopotamus and ostrich

BBC - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 01:18
How Zimbabwe's Courteney Boot Company became one of the world's most exclusive footwear firms.

Washington DC dumps homeless people's belongings

BBC - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 01:05
Washington, DC has the highest rate of homelessness in the US. The city's remedy is under scrutiny.

'Haunted by nightmares' of working for US Border Patrol

BBC - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 01:05
Francisco Cantú talks about working at the US border and what stays with him from the experience.

Blackberry sues Facebook in fight over app patents

BBC - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 00:36
The company claims features from its Messenger app have been used in WhatsApp and Instagram.

Canadian man pleads guilty to US terrorism charges

BBC - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 00:16
The 50-year-old, who moved to Toronto in 1993 as a Kurdish refugee, gave money to suicide bombers.

Albert Einstein note to young female scientist sells at auction

BBC - Tue, 03/06/2018 - 23:48
"Einstein was very interested in meeting her. [But] Ms Piccini was too shy to meet."

Gary Cohn: Key Trump economic policy aide resigns

BBC - Tue, 03/06/2018 - 23:42
The US president’s top economic adviser Gary Cohn is leaving office, the White House says.

Trump tariffs: President says EU making business 'impossible'

BBC - Tue, 03/06/2018 - 22:51
"Trade wars aren't so bad," says Mr Trump, adding that tariffs will be imposed in a "loving way".

Michelle Obama dances with Parker the portrait girl

BBC - Tue, 03/06/2018 - 22:43
The former first lady met Parker after a photo of the toddler mesmerised by the painting went viral.

Rex Tillerson slams China's relationship with Africa

BBC - Tue, 03/06/2018 - 22:36
The US secretary of state launches a stinging attack ahead of his six-nation tour of Africa.

Donald Trump cautious on N Korea nuclear disarmament talks

BBC - Tue, 03/06/2018 - 21:52
The US president says he sees possible progress on the thorny issue, but warns of a "false hope".

Argentina abortion: Referendum 'on the table', government says

BBC - Tue, 03/06/2018 - 21:10
Opposition parties hope to change the law so pregnancies of up to 14 weeks can be terminated.

Digging for a son in Eastern Ghouta

BBC - Tue, 03/06/2018 - 20:16
Abu Mohammed lost his son in an air strike in Eastern Ghouta last February. For 10 days he has been digging the rubble of his destroyed house searching for his son's body.

Watch Frances McDormand's Oscar being stolen

BBC - Tue, 03/06/2018 - 18:31
A Governor's Ball guest stole Frances McDormand's Oscar and posted a video on social media.

MH370: Why families oppose plans for a memorial

BBC - Tue, 03/06/2018 - 17:18
Relatives of passengers say the monument to the missing plane, to be built in Australia this year, is premature.

Leaders from North Korea, China, Uganda, Russia, Iraq, Cuba and Syria

BBC - Tue, 03/06/2018 - 17:16
A look at how dictators who do not want to give up the job manage to hang on to power.

'Their blood is on your hands'

BBC - Tue, 03/06/2018 - 16:49
The Al Hindi family were hit by a mortar when on a school run in Damascus.

Crowd catches little girl from ski lift fall

BBC - Tue, 03/06/2018 - 16:39
A five-year-old girl was dangling from a ski lift in California when a crowd rushed to her rescue.

Rwanda church closures: Pastors arrested for defying order

BBC - Tue, 03/06/2018 - 15:47
They are accused of holding "illegal" secret meetings to decide how to defy the closure of churches.

'Super Monster Wolf' a success in Japan farming trials

BBC - Tue, 03/06/2018 - 15:32
A flashing, howling robot that protects crops from wild animals is going into mass production.

USS Lexington: World War Two aircraft carrier wreck found

BBC - Tue, 03/06/2018 - 15:22
Divers discover the remains of the USS Lexington, which went down 76 years ago off Australia.

Russian plane crash in Syria 'kills 32'

BBC - Tue, 03/06/2018 - 14:50
Russian military plane crashes in Syria killing 26 passengers and six crew members, defence ministry says.

Estonian district votes to get cannabis leaf flag

BBC - Tue, 03/06/2018 - 14:05
A local government shake-up gave locals the chance to vote for a new flag and coat of arms.

Trump slumps on Forbes billionaires list

BBC - Tue, 03/06/2018 - 13:35
The US President falls 222 places on the annual rich list, which is topped by Amazon boss Jeff Bezos.

What is populism, and what does the term actually mean?

BBC - Tue, 03/06/2018 - 13:30
We're told that populism is on the rise - but what exactly does that mean?

Diver films sea of plastic off Nusa Penida near Bali

BBC - Tue, 03/06/2018 - 13:26
Rich Horner filmed himself swimming through rubbish off the island of Nusa Penida near Bali.

France to fix legal age of sexual consent as 15

BBC - Tue, 03/06/2018 - 12:59
An adult who has sex with someone younger than that will be charged with rape.

World's last male northern white rhino Sudan improves slightly

BBC - Tue, 03/06/2018 - 12:48
Sudan, whose future was "not looking bright", rallies slightly as his carers treat his wounds.

Florida shooting: State lawmakers pass gun control measures

BBC - Tue, 03/06/2018 - 12:42
They voted to raise the legal age to buy rifles from 18 to 21, and rejected a plan to arm teachers.

Hong Kong 'tiger' scare after feline sighting

BBC - Tue, 03/06/2018 - 12:23
A couple hiking in Hong Kong called the police - but are likely to have seen a leopard cat instead.

Sri Lanka violence: State of emergency declared over attacks

BBC - Tue, 03/06/2018 - 12:13
The authorities are trying to stop the spread of violent clashes between Buddhists and Muslims.

Syria war: 'Chlorine attack' on besieged Eastern Ghouta

BBC - Tue, 03/06/2018 - 12:10
Medics say they are treating people with breathing difficulties, as Russia offers rebels a way out.

New Zealand census campaigner takes to his TARDIS

BBC - Tue, 03/06/2018 - 11:45
Self-styled laird refuses to take part in national count as minorities claim New Zealand census is flawed.

Oldest message in a bottle found on West Australia beach

BBC - Tue, 03/06/2018 - 11:27
A family found the message, which is more than 130 years old, while picking up rubbish on a beach.

Kobe Steel chief Hiroya Kawasaki quits after data scandal

BBC - Tue, 03/06/2018 - 08:35
The company admitted last year that it had fabricated data on the quality of some products.

Rohingya crisis: UN envoy says ethnic cleansing continues

BBC - Tue, 03/06/2018 - 08:11
A UN envoy says Myanmar's "campaign of terror and forced starvation" continues to create refugees.

Emma Watson jokes she needs a tattoo proof reader

BBC - Tue, 03/06/2018 - 07:41
Emma Watson has revealed her grammatically incorrect Time's Up tattoo is only temporary.

Top S Korean politician resigns over rape

BBC - Tue, 03/06/2018 - 07:08
Ahn Hee-jung, once seen as a possible future president, said he was guilty of "foolish behaviour".

Panama hotel removes Trump branding after court battle

BBC - Tue, 03/06/2018 - 06:38
The luxury hotel's owner wins a court battle to oust the Trump Organization as managers.

Child marriage numbers falling, says Unicef

BBC - Tue, 03/06/2018 - 05:38
The UN children's agency estimates 25 million child marriages have been prevented in the past decade.

Life of Pi actor has 'rare disease'

BBC - Tue, 03/06/2018 - 04:58
Khan has requested his fans not to speculate as he would share more after a conclusive diagnosis.

USS Lexington: Lost WW2 aircraft carrier found after 76 years

BBC - Tue, 03/06/2018 - 04:25
The US aircraft carrier was attacked during the Battle of the Coral Sea, killing 216 men.

WeChat hits one billion monthly users - are you one of them?

BBC - Tue, 03/06/2018 - 01:49
Less a messaging app, more an indispensible part of life in China and it's likely to keep growing.

A different portrait of black fatherhood

BBC - Tue, 03/06/2018 - 01:40
Zun Lee was raised in Germany by Korean parents - but as an adult he discovered his real father was a black American.

N Korea's Kim 'to advance' closer ties with South

BBC - Tue, 03/06/2018 - 01:27
Kim Jong-un tells envoys from the South he wants "a new history" of reunification, state media says.

Is India's Bangalore doomed to be the next Cape Town?

BBC - Tue, 03/06/2018 - 01:26
A report has said the south Indian city is likely to run out of water - but is this really the case?

Should China's Xi Jinping be president for life?

BBC - Tue, 03/06/2018 - 01:18
Delegates are meeting in Beijing to discuss whether the two-term limit should be abolished.

Fancy charging up your electric car in 10 minutes?

BBC - Tue, 03/06/2018 - 01:15
A breakthrough in materials technology could see fast-charging supercapacitors rival lithium-ion batteries.

Afrin: What is going on in Syria's other battle?

BBC - Tue, 03/06/2018 - 01:15
Civilians are caught up in the battle between Turkey and a Kurdish group seen as allies by the US.

The story of women's football in 10 objects

BBC - Tue, 03/06/2018 - 01:11
100 years ago, women's football was popular and profitable. Then the Football Association banned it

Yusuf, 14, aims to be first US Muslim president

BBC - Tue, 03/06/2018 - 01:07
He's just like any other teenager, except that he's already charted his path to the White House.

Syria crisis: Aid convoy inside Eastern Ghouta

BBC - Tue, 03/06/2018 - 00:16
Footage shows the UN inside Eastern Ghouta - before shelling forced the mission to be cut short.

'Maisie is the face of change'

BBC - Tue, 03/06/2018 - 00:10
Gilson Sly is a very proud father. His daughter Maisie stars in the Oscar winning film The Silent Child.

Oscars 2018: US TV audience smallest for awards ceremony

BBC - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 23:25
However it was still expected to be most-watched non-sporting US television event of 2018.

Russian spy incident: What we know

BBC - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 21:56
Two people fell ill on a park bench in Salisbury, now a 'major incident' has been declared by police.

Trump-Russia: Ex-aide refuses to co-operate with Mueller probe

BBC - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 21:53
Sam Nunberg also suggests the special counsel's team believes they have something on Mr Trump.

Tree 'planted by George Washington' toppled in winter storm

BBC - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 21:22
The 200-year-old tree was planted by the founding father at his Virginia estate, an official says.

Oscars 2018: Man arrested for theft of France's McDormand's Oscar

BBC - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 18:54
A man is arrested for grand theft for taking Frances McDormand's best actress Oscar.

Emails show UAE-linked effort against Tillerson

BBC - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 18:50
A UAE-linked businessman urged President Trump to fire his top diplomat, leaked emails reveal.

Germany's gender-neutral anthem alternative met with resistance

BBC - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 18:08
Germany's equality czar wants a gender-neutral version, but the chancellor sees no need for change.

'Fair' Nafta could ease tariffs for Canada and Mexico - Trump

BBC - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 17:58
Talks about updating the free trade agreement are under way, but changes are not likely to be quick.

Polish mountaineers end attempt to climb K2 in winter

BBC - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 17:13
Heavy snow covered ropes and damaged camps, forcing the expedition leader to cancel the climb.

What challenges face Sierra Leone's next president?

BBC - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 16:56
Sierra Leone votes for a new president on 7 March, but what are the challenges the new leader will face?

What does Italy's election result mean?

BBC - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 16:34
Once political outsiders, a Eurosceptic movement and an anti-immigrant party are now the mainstream.

Students in Portsmouth 'first to take Hinglish course'

BBC - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 15:59
The language is a mix of Hindi and English and is widely spoken across India.

Davide Astori death: Prosecutors open investigation

BBC - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 15:18
Prosecutors have opened an investigation into the death of Fiorentina captain and Italy international Davide Astori.

Oscars 2018: Latin America shines as del Toro wins big

BBC - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 14:22
Mexican director Guillermo del Toro's film The Shape of Water led the Oscars with four awards.

Oscars 2018: Four things to take away from this year's awards

BBC - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 14:17
The value of persistence, the importance of representation - and the existence of hot dog cannons.

Listeria outbreak: South Africa bins polony and other meats

BBC - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 13:34
South Africa says polony and other meats may not be safe, after a food poisoning outbreak kills 180.

Iceland police arrest suspected Bitcoin server thieves

BBC - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 13:21
Police in Iceland arrest 11 people suspected of stealing more than 600 computers used to mine crypto-currencies.

Germany coalition deal: Merkel promises action on jobs and EU

BBC - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 13:16
The chancellor says "people expect something to happen now" after months of political deadlock.

NFL wowed by one-handed player Shaquem Griffin

BBC - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 13:11
The 22-year-old impressed coaches with his strength and speed at event which showcases young talent

Is this a 'luxury prison'?

BBC - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 12:55
Halden Prison in Norway is often called the world's most humane prison.

Syria war: Aid convoy heads to Eastern Ghouta

BBC - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 12:49
This will be the first humanitarian aid to reach the besieged region of the Eastern Ghouta in weeks.

Oscars 2018: who or what is an inclusion rider?

BBC - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 12:14
An explainer after Frances McDormand's call to action at the Oscars left many of us baffled.

Trump trade row: EU considers tax on Levi jean imports

BBC - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 12:01
Europe has a draft list of US goods it could tax should Trump go ahead and tax steel imports.

Tree loss pushing beetles to the brink

BBC - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 10:08
Nearly a fifth of European beetles that live in old and hollowed wood are at risk of extinction.

Syria war: Aid set to enter Eastern Ghouta despite airstrikes

BBC - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 09:15
Forty-six UN trucks prepare to go into the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta, despite deadly airstrikes.

Oscars 2018: Highlights from the ceremony

BBC - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 09:07
Frances McDormand acknowledging female nominees was among the key moments from this year's ceremony.

Big Cheese festival apologises for running out of cheese

BBC - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 09:02
Organisers are now offering refunds after being criticised on social media.

Oscars 2018: The awards they didn't give

BBC - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 08:32
Forget leading actor and actress, here are some alternative award categories that deserve a mention.

Singer Joss Stone sends musical instruments to refugee camps

BBC - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 08:31
Singer Joss Stone asks woman from Bristol to collect musical instruments for refugees in Djibouti.

Oscars 2018: Why is everyone talking about this outfit?

BBC - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 07:22
As always fashion and the Oscars go hand in hand... Here's the outfits trending on social media.

Oscars 2018: The Shape of Water and Frances McDormand rule

BBC - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 07:07
The Shape of Water takes the Oscars glory as best actress Frances McDormand salutes female talent.

South Koreans head to North to broker possible US talks

BBC - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 05:29
It's not clear if the delegation, which includes two ministerial envoys, will meet Kim Jong-un.

US woos old enemy as China waits in wings

BBC - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 05:14
The USS Carl Vinson looks impressive off Vietnam, but it is not clear what it can do to restrain China.

Oscars 2018: Host Jimmy Kimmel takes aim at Harvey Weinstein

BBC - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 05:04
Jimmy Kimmel puts the boot into Harvey Weinstein in his opening monologue.

China NPC: Government sets trillion yuan military budget

BBC - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 05:01
The figure was announced at the annual meeting of parliament, which will also cement Xi Jinping's rule.

Watch highlights from the Oscars red carpet

BBC - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 04:34
See the stars as they walked the red carpet for the 2018 Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles.

Cardinal Pell returns to court to fight sexual offence charges

BBC - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 03:51
The Vatican treasurer, who denies any wrongdoing, returns for a court hearing in Melbourne.

US aircraft carrier Carl Vinson in historic Vietnam visit

BBC - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 03:04
The visit represents the largest US military presence in Vietnam since the end of the war in 1975.

Shepherd Bushiri: Meeting the man who ‘walks on air’

BBC - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 02:53
Shepherd Bushiri is known around Africa for his "miracles" - including appearing to walk on air.


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