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Italians shocked by man's selfie after train accident in Piacenza

BBC - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 18:29
When a Canadian woman was hit by a train, a man captured the scene with his smartphone.

Bill Clinton: 'Monica Lewinsky affair was dealt with correctly'

BBC - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 17:15
Bill Clinton says he would not respond differently today to news of his affair with his former intern.

Salah tackle turns up in Syrian law school exam

BBC - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 17:03
Exam question asks students to explain why Sergio Ramos cannot face prosecution for his contentious challenge.

'Remarkable' therapy beats terminal breast cancer

BBC - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 17:00
Judy Perkins had been given three months to live, but two years later there is no sign of cancer in her body.

Guatemala volcano: Deadly Fuego eruption caught on video

BBC - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 16:43
The Fuego volcano in Guatemala erupted on Sunday, killing dozens of people.

US Supreme Court finds against gay couple

BBC - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 16:35
The court rules in favour of a Christian baker who refused a Colorado couple's request for a wedding cake.

Texas woman shot her husband for 'beating the family cat'

BBC - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 16:30
The Texan woman has been charged with murder after the dispute at their family home.

Trump: I have 'absolute right' to pardon myself

BBC - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 15:26
The president echoes the argument of his lawyers in a memo to the Russia inquiry investigators.

Russia puts a smile on Kim Jong-un's face

BBC - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 15:02
A photo of the North Korean leader meeting Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has come under scrutiny.

Top Macron aide Alexis Kohler faces French corruption inquiry

BBC - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 15:00
France's financial prosecutor probes Alexis Kohler's possible conflict of interest.

Apple Watch use at lights leads to fine for student

BBC - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 14:39
The student was convicted after being distracted using the smartwatch while driving

Japan's finance minister returns salary over land scandal

BBC - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 14:14
The finance minister says he will not step down over a land scandal that has plagued the government.

Tunisia footballer 'fakes injury' to break Ramadan fast

BBC - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 14:13
Teammates feasted on dates as their goalkeeper lay on the ground in two World Cup warm-up matches.

Facebook protests NYT's privacy breach claim

BBC - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 13:52
The social network says that data-sharing deals with smartphone-makers were in users' interests.

New Zealand sex work activist Catherine Healy made a dame

BBC - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 13:42
Catherine Healy, who led a successful campaign to decriminalise sex work, is honoured by the Queen.

Jordan PM quits after austerity protests

BBC - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 13:38
Jordan's Prime Minister Hani Mulki resigns after several days of protests against tax rises and austerity measures

FBI agent accidentally shoots customer in leg during backflip move

BBC - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 13:31
An off-duty agent was filmed going to pick up his gun after it fell out of its holster - accidentally shooting a customer in the process.

India's 'dancing uncle' who shot to viral fame

BBC - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 12:32
A video of a professor's Bollywood dance moves has gone viral, making him an overnight sensation.

GM settles self-driving legal action with California biker

BBC - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 12:18
The crash happened in heavy traffic and left a biker with neck and shoulder injuries.

West Ham manager Pellegrini 'mugged at gunpoint' in Chile

BBC - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 12:17
Manuel Pellegrini and his wife were targeted on their way to a restaurant in Santiago, Chile.

New Zealand hire bike found down volcano crater

BBC - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 12:10
Operators in Auckland have a job on their hands to get their bicycle back.

German anger over AfD chief's 'Nazi era just bird poo' remark

BBC - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 12:02
The far-right AfD leader is accused of trivialising Nazi atrocities after calling the era "bird poo".

Does Jurassic Park make scientific sense?

BBC - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 11:46
How were the dinosaurs of Jurassic Park created, and what have we learned about them since?

Richard Grenell, US envoy to Germany, wants to 'empower' Europe's right

BBC - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 11:36
One Democratic senator described the new US ambassador to Germany's comments as "awful".

Airlines slash profit forecast over rising costs

BBC - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 10:02
The industry's trade body, IATA, cuts its 2018 forecast for airline profits amid rising fuel and labour costs.

Philippine President Duterte condemned for kissing overseas worker

BBC - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 09:50
Philippine President Duterte draws sharp criticism after kissing a Filipina worker on stage.

Why Bill Clinton has written a thriller novel with James Patterson

BBC - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 08:53
The former US president has co-written a novel with author James Patterson.

Volcano survivor says her family was buried

BBC - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 06:05
Twenty-five have been killed and hundreds injured after Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupted, officials say.

Australian bank offers to pay record fine

BBC - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 02:39
Australia's largest lender was accused of breaching money laundering and terror financing laws.

Guatemala volcano: Several dead as Fuego volcano erupts

BBC - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 02:35
Seven people are reported killed and Guatemala City airport closes after Fuego spews ash and smoke.

Shipwrecks: Who owns the treasure hidden under the sea?

BBC - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 01:29
Claims over shipwrecks have led to long legal battles over the years.

Gender inequality: The simple promise that could get more women into power

BBC - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 01:29
Women are under-represented in government and big business, but there may be an easy way to change that.

Colourism: Do light-skinned black women have it easier in showbiz?

BBC - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 01:28
Newsbeat examines the debate about whether colourism has an impact on celebrity success.

How to inspect a nuclear energy site

BBC - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 01:18
BBC News went to the IAEA’s labs at Seibersdorf near Vienna to find out how they inspect the world's nuclear sites.

World Cup 2018: The volunteer who wants his city cleaner for the championship

BBC - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 01:11
In the historic Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod, one volunteer is fighting litter on the streets.

The Swiss master watchmaker running out of time

BBC - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 01:10
Philippe Dufour has been making watches by hand for 50 years but has no-one to pass his skills on to.

Why South African children are drowning in toilets

BBC - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 01:08
When schoolboy Michael Komape fell into a pit latrine to his death in 2014 it shocked many in South Africa.

'I was looking for my mother but found my twin instead'

BBC - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 01:06
Adoptee Kiran Gustafsson went to India to find her biological mother - and found a twin brother instead.

My 84-year-old husband now does my make-up

BBC - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 01:02
When Mona's deteriorating sight meant she could no longer apply her own make-up, her loyal husband Des stepped in, and started taking lessons.

Slovenia election: Anti-immigrant SDS is largest party

BBC - Sun, 06/03/2018 - 23:35
With nearly all votes counted the SDS is the biggest party on 25% but may struggle to form a coalition.

San Diego marathon: 'Active shooter' arrested near finish line

BBC - Sun, 06/03/2018 - 23:23
The suspect, reportedly a woman, allegedly fired shots near the finishing line of the race.

Tunisia boat capsizes killing dozens of migrants

BBC - Sun, 06/03/2018 - 23:10
At least 48 people drowned in the incident off the eastern coast of Tunisia, the government says.

Dancing FBI agent drops gun during backflip and shoots man in leg

BBC - Sun, 06/03/2018 - 21:42
The off-duty agent pulled a crowd on a Denver dance floor but his finale almost ended in disaster.

Berlin Cathedral: Police officer shoots 'rampaging' man in leg

BBC - Sun, 06/03/2018 - 19:02
A knife-wielding 53-year-old Austrian man is shot in the leg during a rampage in the building.

Italy minister urges end to Sicily 'refugee camp'

BBC - Sun, 06/03/2018 - 18:44
Italy's new interior minister pushes his tough line on immigration on a visit to southern ports.

Soyuz space capsule brings ISS crew back after five month mission

BBC - Sun, 06/03/2018 - 18:17
Pictures from the steppes of Kazakhstan as a Soyuz capsule brings three crew members back from the ISS.

Trump 'could pardon himself over Russia but won't', says Giuliani

BBC - Sun, 06/03/2018 - 18:07
His lawyer says he "probably" has the power to pardon himself in the Russia collusion investigation.

Syria's President Assad 'to visit North Korea'

BBC - Sun, 06/03/2018 - 15:00
The trip would be the first time Kim Jong-un has hosted a head of state, but no date is set.

Nigeria: Dozens killed by cattle thieves in Zamfara state

BBC - Sun, 06/03/2018 - 13:59
Cattle-related violence is now said to have killed more people than the country's Boko Haram conflict.

Crafty crayfish removes own claw to escape China hotpot

BBC - Sun, 06/03/2018 - 09:24
A video captures the moment a brave crustacean escapes a boiling pot at a restaurant in China.

How I found my biological mother

BBC - Sun, 06/03/2018 - 01:02
Andre Kuik, 40, was a baby when he was adopted by a Dutch family and spent years looking for his birth mother.

North Korea’s human rights: What Trump and Kim won't talk about

BBC - Sun, 06/03/2018 - 01:01
All eyes are on the planned Trump-Kim summit, but human rights are unlikely to get a look in.

Thousands attend funeral for Palestinian nurse killed in Gaza

BBC - Sat, 06/02/2018 - 23:17
Razan al-Najar was shot whilst on duty during recent border protests.

US-North Korea: Trump gets a strangely large letter

BBC - Sat, 06/02/2018 - 06:52
Donald Trump's summit with Kim Jong-un in Singapore on 12 June is back on, the US president says.

Family of man shot dead by sheriff's deputy awarded $4 damages

BBC - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 11:45
The damages are for 'his funeral costs and three children' after he was shot by a US sheriff's deputy.

Mariano Rajoy: Spanish PM forced out of office

BBC - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 11:34
Mariano Rajoy is forced out after his People's Party was implicated in a huge corruption scandal.

Jaelene Hinkle: Defender refused to play for US because of LGBT shirt

BBC - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 09:14
Jaelene Hinkle says she refused to play for the US last year because her Christian faith prevented her from wearing a shirt honouring LGBT pride month.

Baba Ramdev: India guru's 'WhatsApp killer' app mocked over flaws

BBC - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 08:12
Yoga guru Baba Ramdev's Kimbho chat app has serious privacy flaws, say cyber security experts.

Mariano Rajoy: Why it could soon be over for Spain's PM

BBC - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 06:43
Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is likely to be forced out of office. We explain what's happened.

Arkady Babchenko: Suspect remanded in reporter's hoax death case

BBC - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 06:12
The suspect is alleged to have paid a hitman to kill Arkady Babchenko in the capital Kiev.

Tamaulipas crisis: Mexico seeks talks over 'silenced zone'

BBC - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 04:35
A UN report links Mexican security forces to a wave of disappearances in the north-east.

Nigeria's Tramadol crisis: The drug fuelling death, despair and Boko Haram

BBC - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 03:39
The centre of Nigeria's Boko Haram insurgency is overdosing on Tramadol.

Trade tariffs: Chorus of condemnation intensifies

BBC - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 02:41
The EU, Canada and Mexico strike back, with France's president saying the US tariffs are "illegal".

Sultan of Yogyakarta: A feminist revolution in an ancient kingdom

BBC - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 02:31
The tiny Islamic kingdom of Yogyakarta is locked in a bitter battle over whether the sultan's daughter can inherit the throne.

Comedian Mike King: 'My comedy has been a mask my whole life'

BBC - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 01:56
New Zealand has the developed world's worst teenage suicide rate. One comedian is trying to change that.

Planting a forest on the Aral's dried-out seabed

BBC - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 01:21
Uzbekistan has an ambitious plan to stop widespread health problems that developed when the Aral Sea disappeared.

'I woke up and didn't recognise my wife'

BBC - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 01:17
Adam and Raquel Gonzales had been together for five years when he woke up with amnesia. Could they fall in love all over again?

Questions Muslims get asked during Ramadan

BBC - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 01:08
Muslims during the holy month of Ramadan deal with a lot of questions from a lot of people.

World Cup 2018: Russian grannies waiting for 'magnetic Messi'

BBC - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 01:07
World Cup volunteer guides Inna and Vika hope to give visitors a unique view of their city, Ekaterinburg.

The Iranian librarian who escaped war through cosplay

BBC - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 01:07
Growing up during the Iran-Iraq war, Azadeh Brown would escape into fantasy worlds.

Police bodycam released after New Jersey beach punch video

BBC - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 00:04
Police video shows the moment officers tackled the woman on a beach in New Jersey.

Trump, crabs and the missing foreign workers

BBC - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 23:51
Businesses forced to close because they can't find staff urge the president to let more Mexicans in.

Does the media have a problem with coverage of mass shootings?

BBC - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 22:56
Parkland students reignite debate on whether the media is reporting on mass shootings responsibly.

Drake vs Pusha T: Has he just pushed it too far?

BBC - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 22:42
In the latest response to their on-going rap battle, Pusha T posts a picture of Drake in blackface. Has this feud gone too far?

Backlash after Samantha Bee insults Ivanka Trump with vulgar phrase

BBC - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 22:41
Comedian Samantha Bee apologises after using vulgar language to characterise Ivanka Trump.

Italy government: Populists in second attempt at coalition

BBC - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 21:18
A coalition government led by Giuseppe Conte is back on the table, days after a first bid collapsed.

Arkady Babchenko: Pig's blood, make-up and a morgue

BBC - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 21:05
This is how the how Ukrainian authorities faked dissident journalist's murder in Kiev.

Trudeau: Canada as US security threat 'inconceivable'

BBC - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 20:42
The US tariffs on Canada are "totally unacceptable", Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says.

US confident on plans for Trump-Kim talks

BBC - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 20:23
The collapse of talks would be "nothing short of tragic", US secretary of state Mike Pompeo says

Sleeping Lion pearl sold at auction in The Hague for $374,000

BBC - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 19:36
Catherine the Great once owned the Sleeping Lion pearl, which sold for €320,000 ($374,000).

Arkady Babchenko's hoaxed death in Ukraine used pig's blood

BBC - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 18:55
Russian dissident Arkady Babchenko reveals how Ukrainian authorities staged his faked murder.

South Africa outrage over 'naked' school choir performance

BBC - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 18:23
The education minister criticises a cultural performance in which girls exposed breasts and buttocks.

Pakistan investigates Bahria College exam groping allegations

BBC - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 18:19
Teenagers at a top school in Pakistan say they were harassed while completing their final year exams.

Denmark passes ban on niqabs and burkas

BBC - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 17:59
The country joins various other European countries in not allowing niqabs or burkas in public places.

Trump to pardon conservative writer Dinesh D'Souza

BBC - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 16:58
The author and commentator was convicted of making illegal campaign contributions of $20,000 in 2014.

Spain PM Mariano Rajoy faces defeat in Friday no-confidence vote

BBC - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 16:47
Mariano Rajoy is likely to be forced out on Friday after a Basque party says it will not back him.

US places steel tariffs on key allies

BBC - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 15:45
France had said the move would be "unjustifiable and dangerous", and the EU says it may react in kind

United Arab Emirates jails activist for 10 years 'for defaming nation'

BBC - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 14:56
Award-winning Ahmed Mansoor was convicted of spreading "false information" on social media.

Gaza violence: Red Cross sends surgeons 'to help health crisis'

BBC - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 14:36
Injuries from recent violence with Israel have created a "health crisis of unprecedented magnitude".

Uganda's parliament passes controversial tax on social media users

BBC - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 14:00
President Yoweri Museveni says the revenue collected will help the country "cope with gossip".

Syrian refugee violinist starts new life

BBC - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 13:30
Syria refugee Aboud Kaplo taught himself to play the violin on the internet.

Zinedine Zidane: Real Madrid boss stands down five days after Champions League win

BBC - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 13:26
Zinedine Zidane announces he is stepping down as manager of Real Madrid, days after leading them to Champions League victory.

Harvey Weinstein indicted on rape and sex offence charges

BBC - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 11:53
A grand jury decides there is enough evidence to pursue a prosecution of the disgraced film producer.

Manhattanhenge: Photographers flock to capture solar phenomenon

BBC - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 11:00
The spectacular solar phenomenon sees the sun set in alignment with New York City's grid system.

Lithuania and Romania allowed US torture - European court

BBC - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 10:53
European judges say Lithuania and Romania assisted CIA ill-treatment of al-Qaeda suspects.

Taliban officials 'in talks with Afghan government', US says

BBC - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 10:13
The US says secret meetings have been held to discuss a potential ceasefire.

Korean Air raided as 'nut rage' family investigated

BBC - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 09:46
Raid is reportedly part of a probe into suspected tax evasion by members of airline's founding family.

Double marriage proposal video goes viral

BBC - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 09:36
Jessa Gillaspie and Becky McCabe proposed to each other at Michigan Zoo in Memphis, Tennessee.

US military renames Pacific Command

BBC - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 06:47
It will now be called the US Indo-Pacific Command to mark the growing importance of the Indian Ocean.

Australian minister Greg Hunt accused of misogyny

BBC - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 04:11
Greg Hunt has not responded to that assertion, but apologises for swearing at a town mayor.

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