Why are female mass shooters so rare?

BBC - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 01:55
Nasim Aghdam's attack at YouTube HQ was a rare occurrence: only 4% of mass shooters in the US are female.

Trash Robot cleans up Chicago River's rubbish

BBC - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 01:24
The robot connects to the internet so web users can control it and donate to pay maintenance costs.

Spanish royals in awkward moment

BBC - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 01:19
Video shows Queen Letizia trying to stop her mother-in-law from taking a picture with her children.

Inside New York's taxi 'crisis'

BBC - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 01:16
Yellow taxis are symbolic of New York. But ride-hailing apps mean cabbies find it harder to make a living.

The Turkish orphans stranded after IS struggle in Iraq

BBC - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 01:16
The Islamic State group has left a complex legacy in Iraq including hundreds of wives and orphans, writes the BBC's Selin Girit.

What a 160-year-old skull tells us about a mutiny in India

BBC - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 01:13
The skull belonged to a soldier who was executed during the 1857 uprising against British rule.

What would you do with free money?

BBC - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 01:13
Villagers in Kenya are taking part in the world's largest trial to see what happens when charity cash goes directly to the people who need it.

What next for Trump's trade agenda?

BBC - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 01:08
Some believe the president's confrontational approach could reverse decades of trade liberalisation.

Russians protest over 'toxic' landfill near Moscow

BBC - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 01:01
The Russian capital has no recycling programme and its expanding rubbish landfills is causing health problems

When Uber drivers replace ambulances

BBC - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 23:55
Uber drivers in the US are complaining that an increasing number of customers are using them like an ambulance service.

Trumplomacy: Can US quit Syria 'very soon'? It's complicated

BBC - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 22:33
The president recently appeared to be making Syria policy on the fly, but getting out won't be easy.

Using astronomy to save a species

BBC - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 22:25
Scientists have been developing a technique to count animals that is usually used to map stars.

Facebook scandal 'hit 87 million users'

BBC - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 20:56
Facebook now believes up to 87 million users had information improperly shared with consultancy Cambridge Analytica

YouTube shooting: Suspect visited shooting range before attack

BBC - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 20:01
Police say suspect Nasim Aghdam was the legal owner of the semi-automatic handgun she used.

Family sues doctor who 'used his sperm' to impregnate patient

BBC - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 19:52
A woman sues a fertility doctor after a genealogy website test result showed him to be her father.

Russian spy: Moscow bid for joint poisoning inquiry fails at OPCW

BBC - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 19:49
A proposal for a new inquiry into the Salisbury poisoning fails at the chemical weapons watchdog.

Austria proposes headscarf ban for girls under 10

BBC - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 19:22
The new right-wing government's proposal will affect girls in nursery and primary schools.

France plans to slash MPs by a third as part of reforms

BBC - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 18:41
The prime minister has revealed plans for sweeping reforms of the country's institutions.

US troops 'to stay in Syria until IS defeated'

BBC - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 18:00
President Donald Trump declared last week that the US would "be coming out of Syria very soon".

Bolivia ex-leader 'responsible for protesters' deaths'

BBC - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 17:51
A jury in the US finds Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada responsible for the 2003 killings of protesters.

Martin Luther King Jr: US marks civil rights leader's death

BBC - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 17:21
Events around the US commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the civil rights champion.

V&A's Ethiopian treasures: A crown, a wedding dress and other loot

BBC - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 17:12
The UK's V&A museum offers to return on loan treasures seized 150 years ago during a military battle.

Great white shark follows police off Australian coast

BBC - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 16:46
They were patrolling off the South Australian coast when they noticed something behind them.

The train that drives through a market

BBC - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 16:33
Eight times a day a remarkable scene unfolds in Maeklong Market near Bangkok.

Bahrain discovers offshore oilfield 'containing 80bn barrels'

BBC - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 16:27
The field contains up to 80 billion barrels of oil, dwarfing the Gulf kingdom's current reserves.

China human rights: Wife marches for 'vanished' husband

BBC - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 16:08
Li Wenzu is walking 100km to try to break 1,000 days of silence since China detained the lawyer.

Commonwealth Games opens on Gold Coast

BBC - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:30
The 21st Commonwealth Games officially get under way on the Gold Coast after a spectacular opening ceremony.

Facebook's Zuckerberg to testify before US committee

BBC - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 14:53
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg is to testify before the US House Commerce Committee regarding protection of user data.

The moment Americans heard Martin Luther King Jr had died

BBC - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 14:18
From a rally in Indiana to a theatre in New York, this is how Americans reacted on 4 April 1968.

Rival rallies as Brazil awaits Lula jail ruling

BBC - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 13:52
Brazil's top court will rule on whether Lula should be jailed while he appeals against his sentence.

Sesame street theme park receives world's first autism certification

BBC - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 13:33
The park in Philadelphia received the certification as part of National Autism Awareness Month.

Cameroon frees European hostages taken in Anglophone area

BBC - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 13:20
The group includes seven Swiss nationals and five Italians taken while on tourist excursion.

Florida shooting students: 'Clear bags don't make me feel secure'

BBC - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 13:03
Two survivors of the Florida school shooting speak about having to wear transparent bags to class.

Mystery Stingray devices discovered in Washington

BBC - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 13:03
Unauthorised phone tracking devices, which mimic mobile tower to gather information, found in US.

Outlaw or ignore? How Asia is fighting 'fake news'

BBC - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 12:58
Some Asian countries are cracking down on what they see as fake news, while others resist action.

German food bank to reopen membership to foreigners after row

BBC - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 12:16
Non-Germans will again be allowed to register for handouts after a ban sparked a furore.

Indian woman Rupali Meshram fights off tiger with stick

BBC - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 11:19
Rupali's doctors praise her bravery but say she is lucky to have survived with only minor injuries.

Daimler found buried in Guernsey back garden

BBC - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 10:24
Local enthusiasts have identified the car as a Daimler, possibly from the 1940s or 1950s.

Australian ball-tampering: Steve Smith & Cameron Bancroft will not contest bans

BBC - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 10:17
Ex-Australia captain Steve Smith and batsman Cameron Bancroft say they will not contest their ball-tampering bans.

Austin Powers actor Verne Troyer hospitalised

BBC - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 09:52
The 49-year-old was taken to hospital on Monday evening in Los Angeles.

YouTube shooting: Female suspect 'angry over video postings'

BBC - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 09:04
The suspect in a shooting at the firm's HQ, Nasim Aghdam, had been angry over videos, media say.

YouTube shooting: How the attack unfolded in San Bruno

BBC - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 07:31
A female suspect is dead and three people are wounded after an attack on the video streaming site's HQ.

New Zealand passes law to erase historical gay sex convictions

BBC - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 07:00
Lawmakers unanimously voted to allow convictions for homosexual sex to be erased from criminal records.

Russian spy: Chemical watchdog to meet at Russia's request

BBC - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 05:57
The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons is to meet later at Russia's request.

Commonwealth Games: Delegate accused of assaulting athlete

BBC - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 04:46
Australian police say they are investigating a complaint against an overseas team official.

Winnie Mandela - the young mother who refused to be broken

BBC - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 02:02
The death of South Africa's veteran anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has sparked a debate about how she should be remembered.

The 'baby warehouses' which cater for Israel's unwanted migrants

BBC - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 01:42
Thousands of babies and young children are being cared for in informal - and sometimes dangerous - nurseries.

The doctor who really feels his patients' pain

BBC - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 01:41
For Dr Joel Salinas, music creates colours, numbers have personalities and another person's pain feels almost like his own.

Russia's bitter taste of capitalism

BBC - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 01:30
Chaos and hardship hit Russia with the rapid market reforms in early 1992, weeks after the collapse of the USSR.

Mexico's mixed-race beauty contest

BBC - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 01:28
Mexico's "Prettiest Flower in the Land" contest promotes its mixed indigenous and Spanish heritage.

Ukraine: On patrol with the far-right National Militia

BBC - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 01:13
Ukraine's National Militia says it "polices" the streets. So why does it also fight the police themselves?

MLK anniversary: What's changed in America's most segregated city?

BBC - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 01:03
Fifty years after Martin Luther King Jr's death, a stark racial divide remains in Milwaukee.

Martin Luther King: How diverse is US politics?

BBC - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 01:01
Reality Check looks at race and ethnicity in US politics since the death of Martin Luther King

US plans 25% tariffs on 1,300 Chinese imports

BBC - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 00:40
The US says it is planning tariffs on Chinese products ranging from televisions to bakery ovens.

WPP boss Martin Sorrell faces misconduct investigation

BBC - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 00:20
An allegation of personal misconduct has been made against the boss of the world's biggest ad agency.

'Shots fired' near YouTube HQ in US

BBC - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 22:10
Shots are heard near YouTube's headquarters in California - police are at scene in San Bruno.

Swastika removed from controversial Nazi bell in Germany

BBC - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 21:33
A note left on the church by unknown perpetrators said it was part of "spring cleaning 2018".

Man pardoned by hotel after seagull and pepperoni incident

BBC - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 20:46
A Canadian man has received a pardon from a luxury hotel after hungry seagulls damaged his room.

Nigerian 'migrant hero' baptised by Pope after foiling robbery

BBC - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 20:09
Nigerian beggar John Ogah tackled a cleaver-wielding robber with his bare hands; the Pope has now baptised him.

Trump vows to put US military in charge of southern border

BBC - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 19:43
"We are going to be doing things militarily," Mr Trump vowed, adding it would be "a big step".

Tearful reunion with missing daughter

BBC - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 19:40
Wang Mingqing and his wife Liu Dengying had looked for Qifeng since she disappeared aged three in 1994.

Trump: 'We're going to be guarding our border with military'

BBC - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 19:29
Railing against "caravans" of migrants, the president touts plans to deploy troops at the US border.

Waterslide designer arrested after boy killed on ride

BBC - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 18:34
The designer is one of several people to face charges in the boy's 2016 death.

Israel and Saudi Arabia: The relationship emerging into the open

BBC - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 18:27
Saudi's crown prince acknowledges Israelis have a right to their own land, in a notable public move.

Trump-Russia inquiry: Dutch lawyer Alex van der Zwaan sentenced to 30 days

BBC - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 17:53
London-based lawyer Alex van der Zwaan is given 30 days for lying after striking a plea deal.

Half of European flights delayed due to system failure

BBC - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 17:19
Almost 15,000 flights could be delayed after a failure in Europe's air traffic coordination system.

Freight train crashes into truck in Georgia, US

BBC - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 16:27
A train slams into a lorry stuck on a level crossing in Georgia, US.

Apple Watch provides murder case clues

BBC - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 15:11
Motion and heart rate data from a smartwatch has been presented in court as part of a murder trial.

Russia threatens sanctions over Latvian language in schools

BBC - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 14:55
Russian-majority schools will have to teach teenagers in Latvian, under a new law.

Winnie Mandela in six quotes

BBC - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 13:45
A selection of Winnie Mandela's most compelling quotes.

Florida shooting: Students return to school with clear backpacks

BBC - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 12:30
The measures were introduced after 17 people were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in February.

Indonesia declares state of emergency as oil spill spreads

BBC - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 12:13
Authorities warn of further fires as a deadly spill continues to spread off the coast of Borneo.

India PM Narendra Modi overturns ministry crackdown on fake news

BBC - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 11:07
The initial order by the ministry of Information and Broadcasting prompted outrage over press freedom.

French mayor regrets April Fool's joke about Ikea coming to town

BBC - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 11:07
Her joke about the Swedish furniture giant creating 4,000 jobs backfired with the town's residents.

Chinese father finds lost daughter after 24-year search

BBC - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 09:30
Wang Mingqing became a taxi driver in Chengdu city so he could search for his missing child.

Fiji PM: Climate change threatens our survival

BBC - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 09:14
Global warming is bringing "almost constant" extreme weather to the Pacific island nation, says PM.

Fox proposes Sky News sale to Disney

BBC - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 08:54
The firm says it would sell Sky News to Disney in an effort to ease its proposed acquisition of Sky.

Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan announce split

BBC - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 08:31
Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan have "lovingly chosen to separate as a couple" after nearly nine years of marriage.

Malaysians roast MasterChef over chicken rendang

BBC - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 08:22
When a chicken rendang dish was dismissed for not being 'crispy', a nation's social media roared.

Australia ball-tampering bans are unfair, player union says

BBC - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 06:11
Three Test players should face lesser penalties for ball tampering, the players' union says.

US immigration judges told to process 700 cases a year

BBC - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 02:13
Critics say requiring judges to clear 700 cases a year could undermine due process.

Who really came up with China's 'four new inventions'?

BBC - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 01:46
China claims it invented high-speed rail, mobile payments, e-commerce and bike-sharing, but did it?

What welcome will Ireland give Pope Francis when he visits in August?

BBC - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 01:44
When Pope Francis visits the Irish Republic, in August, he will find a country wrestling with its Catholicism.

Meet the Ethiopian man who walks on his hands

BBC - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 01:37
Dirar Abohoy lives for walking on his hands. Just don't ask his mum what she thinks of his hobby.

Will Spotify change its tune after stock market listing?

BBC - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 01:08
The Swedish music streaming business is on track for a new phase of its development.

Reaping the wind with the biggest turbines ever made

BBC - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 01:08
Wind power capacity is growing thanks to giant offshore turbines, but can they get much bigger?

Superintendent: Why teachers carry guns in Fayetteville

BBC - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 01:03
Jeff Harvey, Fayetteville Superintendent, explained to BBC Radio 5 live why his school has adopted the ‘Guardian Program’ - a programme that allows select teachers to carry guns.

Slow death of the 'Amazon of its age'

BBC - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 01:00
Sears was once the titan of the US retail industry. Today, it's struggling to stay afloat.

White House criticises China for $3bn tariffs on US imports

BBC - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 22:37
Pork, wine and scrap aluminium are among the 128 US imports being targeted by Beijing.

Afghanistan air strike 'kills civilians' at religious school

BBC - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 21:49
Air strikes targeted an alleged Taliban gathering at a religious school, but civilians are reported dead.

Elephants loose on motorway in Murcia, Spain

BBC - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 21:39
Five elephants force the closure of a motorway after escaping from a crashed vehicle, but one dies.

Ethan Couch: 'Affluenza' teen released from jail

BBC - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 21:07
Ethan Couch's lawyer argued that his family's wealth prevented him from understanding right and wrong.

Winnie Mandela on her and Nelson's struggle

BBC - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 21:06
In 1986, Winnie Mandela told the BBC how she met Nelson, and how their struggle left her "scarred".

Teen rescued from sewage pipe

BBC - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 18:57
The boy spent 13 hours trapped in a sewage system after falling through a roof, officials say.

Who was Winnie Mandela?

BBC - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 17:47
South African anti-apartheid campaigner and former wife of Nelson Mandela dies aged 81.

Deadly family car cliff wreck 'may have been intentional'

BBC - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 17:23
Police say data shows a lack of evidence of braking indicates the crash could have been deliberate.

Colombian prisoners get guard drunk and escape

BBC - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 17:00
The two inmates plied the guard with homemade liquor and convinced him to let them go buy more booze.

Egypt's al-Sisi secures victory

BBC - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 16:54
Abdul Fattah al-Sisi won 97% of the vote, but the turnout was only 41%, electoral officials say.

Malala's brief but revealing homecoming to Pakistan

BBC - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 16:13
Malala's brief visit raised questions about the security and political situations in Pakistan.

South Africa's Winnie Mandela dies at 81

BBC - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 16:04
South African anti-apartheid campaigner Winnie Mandela has died aged 81, her personal assistant says



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