Patrik Hermansson: 'I went undercover in the alt-right'

BBC - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 02:48
The anti-racism activist who spent a year infiltrating the white nationalist alt-right and saw the violence in Charlottesville up close.

The day Putin cried

BBC - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 02:46
As Russia prepares to elect Vladimir Putin for a third term as president on 18 March, Gabriel Gatehouse looks back at a revealing moment from February 2000.

The killer disease with no vaccine

BBC - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 02:41
Since the beginning of the year, Nigeria has been gripped by an outbreak of the deadly Lassa fever.

Big in Asia: The woman showing plus-size can be beautiful

BBC - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 01:26
Wang Chi is a plus-size social media celebrity in Taiwan, but she's taking on a new challenge.

Notre-Dame: Cracks in the cathedral

BBC - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 01:24
Parts of Paris's 850-year-old Gothic masterpiece are starting to crumble, because of pollution eating the stone.

China enforces 'holidays' onto dissidents of the state

BBC - Sun, 03/04/2018 - 23:28
The ruling party makes sure critics have no voice during its annual congress.

IS video 'shows deaths of US soldiers in Niger ambush'

BBC - Sun, 03/04/2018 - 23:04
The video purports to show US soldiers being ambushed by IS-linked militants in Niger.

Catalonia Spain: Pro-unity marchers parody secessionists

BBC - Sun, 03/04/2018 - 22:06
Demonstrators hit back at the independence movement by demanding their own fictional state, Tabarnia.

Jailed school shooter praises Florida student activists

BBC - Sun, 03/04/2018 - 21:57
Jon Romano, who took a shotgun into school in 2004, praised student activists and gun control calls.

Slovakia's leaders clash over journalist's killing

BBC - Sun, 03/04/2018 - 21:19
President Kiska calls for a government shake-up after the murder of a journalist, angering the PM.

'Davide Astori's death leaves Fiorentina and Italy in state of shock'

BBC - Sun, 03/04/2018 - 20:09
Fiorentina defender Davide Astori's death at the age of 31 has had a profound impact in his native Italy.

South Africa listeria: Source of 'world's worst outbreak' found

BBC - Sun, 03/04/2018 - 18:22
A South African factory is blamed for a listeria outbreak that has killed 180 people in a year.

China official in hospital after catching falling girl

BBC - Sun, 03/04/2018 - 16:07
She has been praised by local officials after suffering a brain haemorrhage during the incident.

Baby chimp rescued from poachers in Africa

BBC - Sun, 03/04/2018 - 15:02
The orphaned animal sat with his pilot as they travelled to a new home.

Switzerland TV licence: Voters set to reject abolition

BBC - Sun, 03/04/2018 - 14:29
A referendum is being held on whether to abolish the 451-franc ($480; £348) annual broadcast fee.

Trump trade war: China vows retaliation if tariffs bite

BBC - Sun, 03/04/2018 - 13:54
The warning comes after Donald Trump announced steel tariffs and said that trade wars were good.

Papua New Guinea earthquake: Tens of thousands need urgent aid

BBC - Sun, 03/04/2018 - 13:34
Aid agencies struggle to reach isolated areas in Papua New Guinea, nearly a week after a large quake.

Sir Roger Bannister: First person to run a mile in under four minutes dies at 88

BBC - Sun, 03/04/2018 - 13:26
Sir Roger Bannister, the first person to run a mile in under four minutes, dies at the age of 88.

Syria war: Residents flee Eastern Ghouta bombardment

BBC - Sun, 03/04/2018 - 12:39
The Syrian government is reported to be increasing military pressure on the Eastern Ghouta.

Davide Astori: Fiorentina captain and Italy international dies at the age of 31

BBC - Sun, 03/04/2018 - 12:14
Fiorentina captain and Italy international Davide Astori dies at the age of 31.

President Trump mocks Jared Kushner at annual dinner

BBC - Sun, 03/04/2018 - 09:38
The US president joked about his son-in-law, White House "chaos" and Kim Jong-un at the event.

Germany parties strike coalition deal

BBC - Sun, 03/04/2018 - 09:11
The deal ends five months of political deadlock, and extends Angela Merkel's time as chancellor.

Oscars 2018: Get Out wins Spirit Awards best film

BBC - Sun, 03/04/2018 - 05:26
The horror film has won best film at the event - the same honour Moonlight won there last year.

Mexico missing Italians: Police face criminal proceedings

BBC - Sun, 03/04/2018 - 03:56
Four Mexican police officers allegedly confess to handing three missing Italians to a criminal gang.

Italy election: Polls set to open in unpredictable contest

BBC - Sun, 03/04/2018 - 02:40
Populist and anti-immigrant parties could make major gains in an unpredictable contest.

'Two sessions'

BBC - Sun, 03/04/2018 - 01:46
It's a big event in China's political theatre and will boost the president's grip on power.

Made in Africa

BBC - Sun, 03/04/2018 - 01:41
As more and more luxury labels are emerging out of Africa, how will they compete with the global market?

A region apart

BBC - Sun, 03/04/2018 - 01:39
The BBC asked people in Nagaland, a hilly state in the northeast, what being Indian means to them.

A routine abduction

BBC - Sun, 03/04/2018 - 01:32
Up to half a million children go missing in India every year. Sonia Faleiro met the parents of one, a 13-year-old girl snatched while walking with her mother.

Meet the real life Three Billboards mother

BBC - Sun, 03/04/2018 - 01:19
Meet the mother who put up billboards to find her missing daughter, in a story that reflects the Oscar-nominated film, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

A coincidence too far

BBC - Sun, 03/04/2018 - 01:17
Celia recovered from a parent's worst nightmare. Then it happened again.

Syria: Children in Aleppo return to school

BBC - Sun, 03/04/2018 - 01:12
The fighting in Aleppo has ended. Life is resuming for children, but it's a very different life for some of them.

Syria war: Pro-Assad forces recapture 10% of Eastern Ghouta, monitors say

BBC - Sun, 03/04/2018 - 01:10
Fighting has intensified in Syria's rebel-held Eastern Ghouta, where food supplies are dwindling.

Meet Cairo's first female minibus driver

BBC - Sun, 03/04/2018 - 01:04
Om Abdullah started driving to earn money after her husband died.

Trump steps up war of words on trade with threat to tax EU cars

BBC - Sat, 03/03/2018 - 19:53
The US president steps up the war of words on trade, condemning the "big trade imbalance".

Shooting reported outside White House

BBC - Sat, 03/03/2018 - 18:18
The US Secret Service says the person suffered a "self-inflicted gun shot wound"

Afrin offensive: 36 pro-Syrian government soldiers 'killed in Turkish air strike'

BBC - Sat, 03/03/2018 - 17:24
The pro-Syrian government troops hit had entered the region to back Kurdish militiamen.

Paris metro: Pregnant Frenchwoman fined for walking wrong way

BBC - Sat, 03/03/2018 - 15:55
A €60 fine to a pregnant Paris metro user for misusing a one-way system sparks social media anger.

Ice skating fun breaks out on Dutch canals

BBC - Sat, 03/03/2018 - 15:08
Ice skaters take a twirl on the frozen canals of the Netherlands.

Tasmania election: Gun control row clouds Liberals victory

BBC - Sat, 03/03/2018 - 13:51
The Liberals return to power amid controversy over a proposal to ease ownership rules.

Slovakia journalist murder: Seven suspects released by police

BBC - Sat, 03/03/2018 - 12:51
All seven men arrested in connection with the killing of an investigative journalist are released.

Sydney holds first Mardi Gras since same-sex marriage law

BBC - Sat, 03/03/2018 - 11:59
Sydney has staged the first Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade since same-sex marriage was legalised.

Lawsuit over Jonathan Udall's Grand Canyon crash death

BBC - Sat, 03/03/2018 - 11:43
Jonathan Udall was on honeymoon with new wife Eleanor Udall when the helicopter crashed.

The Razzies: Emoji Movie named worst film of 2017

BBC - Sat, 03/03/2018 - 11:08
The animated film triumphs at Hollywood's Razzie awards, on the eve of the Oscars.

Melon listeria kills three in Australia

BBC - Sat, 03/03/2018 - 10:29
Another 15 people have fallen ill with listeria bacteria found in melons from a New South Wales farm.

Five reasons why trade wars aren't easy to win

BBC - Sat, 03/03/2018 - 08:25
President Donald Trump says he thinks the US can "win" a trade war. Here are some costs he might encounter along the way.

Florida school shooting: US investment giant leans on gun firms

BBC - Sat, 03/03/2018 - 06:47
BlackRock Inc is stepping up pressure on firearms companies after the Florida school shooting.

Osacars 2018: How to make every nominee a winner

BBC - Sat, 03/03/2018 - 06:46
Celebs walking the red carpet can expect plenty of perks, from $2m rings to a DNA profile kit.

Berta Caceres: Executive held over dam activist's murder in Honduras

BBC - Sat, 03/03/2018 - 04:24
Police in Honduras arrest a top executive on suspicion of masterminding the murder of Berta Caceres.

The Oscar best picture contenders, in 45 seconds

BBC - Sat, 03/03/2018 - 03:20
A quick guide to the films up for best picture at the Oscars 2018.

Italy's vote: Fake claims attempt to influence election

BBC - Sat, 03/03/2018 - 03:10
The false claims, misinformation and altered images attempting to influence Italy's election.

Germany’s coalition deal: The young activists hoping to derail the agreement

BBC - Sat, 03/03/2018 - 03:04
Fresh elections could be held if Social Democrats vote against a new alliance with Angela Merkel's conservatives.

The news that made us smile this week

BBC - Sat, 03/03/2018 - 03:00
Happy deers, a toe-curling Fresh Prince interpretation and more things to cheer you up from this week.

Trump steel tariffs: IMF warns plan would hurt US

BBC - Sat, 03/03/2018 - 02:38
Others could follow Washington's example and hit the US with tough trade restrictions, it says.

A year embedded with the people fighting the Islamic State group

BBC - Sat, 03/03/2018 - 02:08
A year embedded with the people fighting the Islamic State group

Swiss voters ponder axing TV licence

BBC - Sat, 03/03/2018 - 01:25
Households pay 451 francs ($480; £348) a year but a referendum could end that, writes Imogen Foulkes.

Venezuelan cash crisis: Where a coffee costs wads of banknotes

BBC - Sat, 03/03/2018 - 01:20
Venezuela used to be the richest country in South America. But now the economy has collapsed.

Four key dates that shaped the US gun debate

BBC - Sat, 03/03/2018 - 01:16
The Second Amendment set the direction on gun rights, but what other events brought us here now?

Italy election: Parties hold final pre-poll rallies

BBC - Sat, 03/03/2018 - 00:40
Immigration and high youth unemployment have dominated an angry and divisive campaign.

Strong winds and heavy snow pound US eastern seaboard

BBC - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 23:55
Thousands of flights were cancelled as coastal communities braced for more flooding.

President 'roughed up' in football match

BBC - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 23:24
Two Burundi officials have been imprisoned after the African country's president was "roughed up" in a football match they organised.

Examining China's hypersonic transport plans

BBC - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 22:46
Five times the speed of sound from Beijing to New York in a few hours - but is it a likely scenario?

Billy Graham laid to rest and 'in the presence of God'

BBC - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 22:23
The famous preacher's funeral was attended by more than 2,000 people, including President Trump

Winter storms batter US eastern seaboard

BBC - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 21:40
Thousands of flights are cancelled and more than a million homes have no power.

Slovakia journalist murder: Thousands attend protest vigils

BBC - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 21:32
Slovaks hold anti-mafia vigils across the nation in memory of a journalist and his fianceé.

DR Congo violence: Dozens killed in Ituri province

BBC - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 20:57
Unrest has broken out between the Hema and Lendu communities in the north-eastern province of Ituri.

Trump steel tariffs: EU warns it will respond 'firmly'

BBC - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 18:55
"We will not sit idly while our industry is hit," says European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker.

Ukraine closes schools to save gas as Russia keeps pipelines closed

BBC - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 18:44
After a court settled a long-running gas dispute in Ukraine's favour, Russia refused to deliver.

First male gymnast accuses Larry Nassar of sexual abuse

BBC - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 17:33
It comes on the same day Olympian Aly Raisman sued US Gymnastics and the US Olympic Committee.

Pakistan's 'street fighter'

BBC - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 17:22
She faced death threats, defended women's rights and took on critics in her stride.

California children lived in desert box 'for four years'

BBC - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 17:07
The malnourished victims, aged 11, 13 and 14, and had lived in the box for four years, say police.

Oregon dad made son shoot him to delay prison

BBC - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 16:50
Shannon Egeland said he was shot after stopping to help a pregnant driver. But his plot backfired.

Luka Modric: Croatia football captain charged with perjury

BBC - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 16:43
Croatia and Real Madrid player Luka Modric has been charged with lying at a former manager's trial.

Egypt arrests mother of woman at centre of BBC report

BBC - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 15:59
She is accused of spreading "false news" after telling the BBC of her daughter's disappearance.

Deadly avalanche in French Alps kills four

BBC - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 15:59
At least four people are dead following an avalanche near Entraunes, in south-east France.

What is the Einstein visa? And how did Melania Trump get one?

BBC - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 14:28
In 2001 Melania Knauss scored a coveted visa reserved for people of "extraordinary ability".

Sydney Mardi Gras: How a violent first march spurred change

BBC - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 13:38
Forty years on from the beating of gay activists, the 2018 march will carry special resonance.

The mysterious case of the horticulturalists who went missing in South Africa

BBC - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 13:15
The mysterious case of a British-South African horticulturalist couple allegedly kidnapped by IS in South Africa.

Ireland shut as severe weather continues in Europe

BBC - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 12:15
Severe weather brings disruption to large parts of the continent and at least 55 people have died.

Trump steel tariffs: Trade wars are good, says Trump

BBC - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 12:15
The US is "losing billions of dollars on trade", the president says after announcing new tariffs.

Largest population of penguins found in Antarctic Peninsula

BBC - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 12:02
Over 1.5m penguins, the largest population on the Antarctic Peninsula, has been found on the Danger Islands.

Attack reported in Burkina Faso capital

BBC - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 11:51
Gunfire and explosion heard near army headquarters and French embassy in Burkina Faso capital Ouagadougou.

Kenya doctors 'perform brain surgery on wrong patient'

BBC - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 11:41
Four medics have been suspended after reports they cut open the skull of the wrong patient.

Trump hails 'great' meeting with NRA lobbyist

BBC - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 11:25
Thursday's NRA talks came a day after the president said lawmakers were "petrified" of the group.

Harvey Weinstein statue appears in Hollywood ahead of Oscars

BBC - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 10:49
The disgraced producer is depicted in his dressing gown as a golden artwork called Casting Couch.

Australian swimmer: 99-year-old 'breaks world record'

BBC - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 09:49
George Corones is a few months shy of 100 but may now hold the world record in his age group.

Clowns bring joy to refugee children

BBC - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 09:31
Volunteers from a charity perform to Rohingya refugee children in a camp in Bangladesh.

Deadly fire hits Azerbaijan health centre

BBC - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 08:15
Fire rips through drug rehabilitation centre in Azerbaijan's capital Baku killing at least 26 people, reports say

Mahatma Gandhi letter on Jesus up for sale in US

BBC - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 07:48
Gandhi called Jesus "one of the greatest teachers of mankind" in a 1926 letter to a religious elder.

Poland Holocaust law: Talks in Jerusalem aim to ease row

BBC - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 05:53
Diplomats meet in Jerusalem in a bid to resolve a row over Poland's controversial new Holocaust law.

Africa's week in pictures: 24 February - 1 March 2018

BBC - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 05:45
A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.

Swimmer, 99, 'breaks world record' in Australia

BBC - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 04:19
George Corones says he is "quite delighted" after appearing to have smashed a freestyle benchmark.

Afrin offensive: Eight Turkish soldiers killed in Syria clashes

BBC - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 03:58
One report says the eight soldiers killed were ambushed by Kurdish fighters using tunnels.

How much to fake a trend on Twitter? In one country, about £150

BBC - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 03:40
A BBC investigation has found Saudi Arabian companies offering to make hashtags trend artificially in contravention of Twitter's rules.

Florida school shooting: US airline to lose tax break over NRA row

BBC - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 03:31
Georgia lawmakers pass a bill stripped of an earlier provision giving Delta Air Lines a tax break.

Young deaf actress unfazed by Oscars

BBC - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 02:46
Maisie Sly is enjoying her trip to Hollywood before the awards ceremony on Sunday.

US housing boss cancels order for $31,000 dining room set

BBC - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 02:30
The move comes a day after a congressional oversight committee opened an inquiry into the purchase.

Italy general election vote: Who's who and why it matters

BBC - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 02:20
Who is standing for parliament in Italy, what policies do they advocate and does the outcome matter?

Why has Rosa Parks’s house travelled 8,000 miles?

BBC - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 02:14
Three years ago, Rosa Parks’ house was on the demolition list. Then an artist stepped forward.

Trump steel tariffs: Trading partners threaten retaliation

BBC - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 02:04
Plans to impose tariffs in steel and aluminium imports bring an angry international response.


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