Takata airbag scandal: Australia recalls 2.3 million cars

BBC - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 01:32
Millions of vehicles have faulty Takata airbags, forcing one the nation's biggest consumer recalls.

Antony Wong: Hong Kong actor on looking for his father

BBC - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 01:32
Hong Kong actor Antony Wong considers his mixed-race heritage - and how it has shaped him.

Reality Check: Is Chinese an official language in Pakistan?

BBC - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 01:32
Media outlets in Pakistan said parliament had declared it to be one, but that's not quite what happened.

Amazon buys 'smart' doorbell firm Ring

BBC - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 01:23
Ring makes doorbells that stream videos of people approaching or ringing the front door to phones.

Winter Olympics: Is window for US-N Korea peace closing?

BBC - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 01:23
A small window for diplomacy emerged during the "peace Olympics" in Pyeongchang, but it's closing fast.

Five films compete for the best foreign language Oscar

BBC - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 01:16
What you need to know about the five movies competing for the best foreign language film Oscar.

'I prayed to die' after FGM aged six, says victim

BBC - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 01:16
Hibo Wadere was a victim of female genital mutilation and talks about her experience.

Homeless students: Finding shelter outside the classroom

BBC - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 01:15
One in five students in Los Angeles face housing insecurity - so where are they living?

Superorganism interview: 'We're a non-stop pop production house'

BBC - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 01:15
At home with Superorganism - the eight-piece pop group who made a hit single before they'd even met.

Jan Kuciak murder: Slovak PM makes cash reward appeal

BBC - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 01:10
Posing next to a million euros in cash, Robert Fico asked for information about Jan Kuciak's murder.

Meet the woman teaching others how to fight off sex attackers

BBC - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 01:05
Emily Moser was beaten up in an attempted rape. Now she teaches women self-defence. She says interest in classes has risen following revelations of sexual harassment in the US.

Skins: The TV show with an A-list alumni

BBC - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 01:01
How one hit E4 show of the 2000's has produced the Oscar nominees of today.

US-Mexico wall: Judge throws out legal challenge

BBC - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 00:52
Donald Trump's plans receive a boost from a judge he once berated for being of "Mexican heritage".

N Korea 'providing materials to Syria chemical weapons factories'

BBC - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 00:32
Pyongyang has been sending equipment to the country, media reports say, citing a UN report.

Police dog catches carjacker after wild chase in LA

BBC - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 23:59
Puskas, the eight-year-old police dog, required jaw surgery after tackling the fugitive.

Argentina Dirty War ex-general Luciano Menéndez dies at 90

BBC - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 23:40
The 90-year-old, known as "The Hyena," was sentenced to life in prison for crimes against humanity.

Levi Strauss to use lasers instead of people to finish jeans

BBC - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 23:18
The company has developed new software that works with lasers to speed up its jean-making process.

Vandal destroys Washington DC traffic camera

BBC - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 22:57
Police believe these could be the people who attacked 11 traffic cameras in one day in Washington DC.

Kushner's security clearance downgraded

BBC - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 21:57
President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner's security clearance downgraded - officials.

Monica Lewsinsky: Clinton affair a gross abuse of power

BBC - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 21:19
Monica Lewinsky, who had an infamous affair with the president, reflects after the #MeToo movement.

Europe freezes as 'Beast from the East' arrives

BBC - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 21:01
From the Italian ruins of Pompeii to the high German peaks, extreme cold and snowfall hits Europe.

Hitler's helper? Reichstag fire 85 years on

BBC - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 20:55
How an arson attack that burned down Germany's parliament building helped the Nazis take control.

Close Trump aide testifies in Russia probe

BBC - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 20:38
The White House communications director and ex-model has been called Mr Trump's closest confidante.

Lion kills woman in South African private game reserve

BBC - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 18:45
Bystanders tried in vain to save the 22-year-old woman, who was attacked at a private game reserve.

Egypt's Sherine sentenced to prison over Nile joke

BBC - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 18:36
Egyptian pop star Sherine is facing six months in prison after a joke about the River Nile.

Amelia Earhart's stolen car found in Los Angeles

BBC - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 18:34
The 1932 vehicle once belonged to the pilot who mysteriously disappeared over the Pacific Ocean

US cuts Cambodia aid over crackdown

BBC - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 18:20
It comes after the country's opposition party was dissolved and its leader was jailed.

Saleh Muslim: Release of Syrian Kurdish leader angers Turkey

BBC - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 17:50
A prominent leader of Syria's Kurdish community has been released from detention in Prague.

Denmark plans double punishment for ghetto crime

BBC - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 17:37
Danish police could use harsher methods in deprived areas with large immigrant communities.

Dormant life found in Earth's driest desert

BBC - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 16:56
Scientists investigate the microbes that survive in the South American desert on very little water.

Trump 'to name Brad Parscale as 2020 election campaign chief'

BBC - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 16:56
Brad Parscale joined the Trump Organization in 2011 as a digital media strategist

China's Xi Jinping: Extending president's rule 'would be farce'

BBC - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 15:52
A government critic tells the BBC why China's president should not be allowed to rule indefinitely.

Facebook Live murder: North Carolina man arrested

BBC - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 15:33
Prentis Robinson had just left a police station when he was fatally shot on Facebook Live.

Sridevi Kapoor news reports in India prompts online backlash

BBC - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 14:52
India's news media face backlash over graphics showing Sridevi in bathrooms to illustrate her death

Trudeau's son steals the show in India

BBC - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 13:55
You know when you're a kid and your parents keep making you pose for holiday photos? Well that's what Hadrien Trudeau's been having to do all week.

Village votes to keep 'Hitler bell'

BBC - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 13:50
The controversial bell, embossed with a swastika and Adolf Hitler's name, will be kept as a memorial.

Melania Trump mocked for 'positive social media' speech

BBC - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 13:41
US First Lady Melania Trump has been mocked online for her speech about 'positive' social media habits

Mexico police officers sought over three missing Italians

BBC - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 13:16
The three Italians disappeared in Mexico on 31 January and local police are thought to be involved.

Papua New Guinea earthquake: At least 14 killed amid landslides

BBC - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 12:48
A 7.5-magnitude quake destroys buildings and causes mudslides in a remote region of Papua New Guinea.

German cities can ban older diesel cars to cut pollution

BBC - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 12:32
German cities will be able to ban older, more polluting vehicles from some areas in a landmark ruling.

Top Australian police officer quits over 'racist' comments

BBC - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 11:59
One of Australia's top police officers resigns after reportedly posting racist comments online.

Chancellor Merkel enters 'Germans only' food bank furore

BBC - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 11:59
The German leader criticises a charity's decision to bar foreigners from handouts.

'Case closed' in Bollywood star's death

BBC - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 11:24
Dubai police release the body of Bollywood star Sridevi to her family, saying investigations are complete.

China business crackdown: Who might be next?

BBC - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 09:08
After Beijing moved on the insurance and financial giant, others are likely to be worried.

Media giant Comcast makes bid for Sky

BBC - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 08:44
US TV giant Comcast makes a bid for Sky challenging an existing offer from Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox.

Syria conflict: Eastern Ghouta 'humanitarian pause' begins

BBC - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 08:29
The daily respite, ordered by Syria's ally Russia, is to allow civilians to leave Eastern Ghouta.

The Kashmir villagers fleeing bullets from two nations

BBC - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 07:57
Villagers along the border are fleeing from their homes amid shelling between India and Pakistan.

Syrian women 'sexually exploited' by aid workers

BBC - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 07:08
An aid worker says women in Syria have been exploited by local men working on behalf of the UN.

Syria conflict: Women 'sexually exploited in return for aid'

BBC - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 07:00
Men delivering aid for the UN and international charities are exploiting women, the BBC has learned.

Winter Paralympics: North and South Korea discuss attendance

BBC - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 06:28
The talks follow North Korea's diplomatic overtures to the South during the Winter Olympic Games.

Why legal US cannabis businesses can’t use banks

BBC - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 06:28
Cannabis is legal in nearly two-thirds of American states, but laws at the national level complicate things.

Venomous snake turns up in Australian lunchbox

BBC - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 06:10
An Australian woman found the reptile as she packed food for her child, a snake handler says.

Austrian broadcaster ORF sues vice-chancellor Strache over 'lies' post

BBC - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 05:57
Far-right leader Heinz-Christian Strache went on Facebook to accuse the ORF and a presenter of lying.

Canadians plead guilty over A$21m cocaine bust on Sydney ship

BBC - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 03:51
The pair admit hiding 95kg (210lb) of cocaine in a cruise ship cabin in one of Australia's largest seizures.

Florida school shooting: Officer Scot Peterson defends actions

BBC - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 03:10
Scot Peterson was branded a coward by President Trump for not confronting a school gunman.

How realistic are Libya's election plans?

BBC - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 01:50
Libyan politicians, the UN, and the EU are pushing for elections despite the country's chaos.

How do you escape an abusive relationship when no one will listen?

BBC - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 01:28
Linet was beaten by her boyfriend but felt ashamed to tell anyone about it. Now the young Cuban is speaking out as a national campaign aims to end domestic violence.

The tunnels that house old Korans

BBC - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 01:21
Thousands of old copies of the Koran are buried in tunnels beneath a mountain in western Pakistan.

Still homeless six months after Harvey

BBC - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 01:15
Six months after Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, thousands are still rebuilding storm-ravaged homes.

How to speak like Black Panther

BBC - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 01:12
The official language of fictional Wakanda is isiXhosa - also spoken in parts of South Africa.

Vietnam War child finds father in America 45 years on

BBC - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 01:02
Toni Harrison was adopted from an orphanage in Vietnam and raised in the UK.

Playing Pig in Appalachia - a card game keeping a town alive

BBC - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 01:00
Every year, on the last Saturday in February at high noon, World Pig commences in Forbus.

Dramatic dog rescue captured on camera in Vancouver

BBC - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 00:25
A dog fell into icy waters after wandering out on a frozen lake in Vancouver, BC.

Laura Babcock murder: Two men get consecutive life sentences

BBC - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 00:05
Dellen Millard and Mark Smich are already serving life sentences for another murder.

South Africa: Ramaphosa stamps mark with cabinet reshuffle

BBC - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 23:26
The new South African president rejigs his cabinet and reappoints Nhlanhla Nene to finance minister.

Saudi king sacks military chiefs

BBC - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 22:30
The chief of staff is among those culled in a major shake-up while the war in Yemen continues.

Bill Cosby's daughter Ensa dies aged 44

BBC - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 22:16
She died from a kidney disease in Massachusetts on Friday, a family spokesman says.

Siberian blast: European scenes of ice and snow

BBC - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 21:53
From priests in a snowball fight at the Vatican City to icy scenes in Switzerland.

Kevin Smith: Film director suffers 'massive' heart attack

BBC - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 19:35
The Clerks director says he "was filled with a sense of calm" and thought he was going to die.

Trump - I would have run into Florida school unarmed

BBC - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 19:28
The president says he would have tried to stop the gunman who killed 17 in a Florida school.

Florida school shooting: Trump says 'I'd have run in'

BBC - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 19:00
"I really believe I'd run in there even if I didn't have a weapon," the president told governors.

US storms: Flooding and tornadoes kill five people

BBC - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 18:42
Tornados were reported in Tennessee and Kentucky, with flooding affecting many US states.

Supreme Court rejects Trump appeal over 'Dreamer' immigrants

BBC - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 18:30
The justices said they would not hear the case as no appeals court has yet ruled on the issue.

Russian activist in jail for giant duck protest

BBC - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 18:28
The duck is an anti-corruption symbol used by some Russian opposition activists.

Brussels to force homeless into shelters during cold snap

BBC - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 18:23
Homeless people in Brussels could be detained overnight if they refuse shelter as a cold snap bites.

Slovakia shocked by killing of journalist and partner

BBC - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 17:08
A contract killing is suspected as the journalist had been investigating alleged fraud.

Ivanka Trump: 'I believe my father's denials' of sexual misconduct

BBC - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 16:57
Ms Trump claims the "right as a daughter to believe my father" when asked about misconduct reports.

China warns parents after boy filmed peeing in lift

BBC - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 15:49
A video of a Chinese boy urinating in a lift prompts calls for better education in the home.

Nigeria's 'new Chibok' - what we know

BBC - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 15:17
How did suspected Boko Haram militants manage to kidnap more than 100 girls from a school in Nigeria?

Putin orders Syria 'humanitarian pause'

BBC - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 14:59
Russia's President Putin orders a daily humanitarian pause in fighting in Eastern Ghouta enclave.

China censorship after Xi Jinping presidency extension proposal

BBC - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 14:56
Terms like "don't agree" and "re-election" are also banned after a proposal to keep Xi Jinping in office.

Georgian boy runs away to the zoo, finds it closed

BBC - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 14:49
A lucky 10-year-old gets an annual pass to Tbilisi's zoo after travelling 130km on his own to get there.

Saudi Arabia allows women to join military

BBC - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 14:09
Applications are open in several provinces for roles that do not appear to involve front-line combat.

Rescued Middle East lions move into new S Africa home

BBC - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 14:06
Found abandoned in zoos in war-torn Syria and Iraq, the pair settle into a more hospitable habitat.

Inside an IDF counter-terror training exercise

BBC - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 13:58
The Israel Defense Forces' counter-terror unit is training how to respond to a hostage crisis.

In pictures: European cities shiver in Siberian snow blast

BBC - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 13:53
Rome sees snow for the first time in six years while other cities also have freezing weather.

Gus Kenworthy's dog adoption in South Korea sparks debate

BBC - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 13:35
Olympic skier Gus Kenworthy causes a stir online after adopting a puppy from a South Korean dog meat farm.

Russian TV airs video game as Syria war footage

BBC - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 13:26
TV news tribute to Russia's armed forces uses a clip from a computer game.

Best Pictures from the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games

BBC - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 13:24
Featuring beautiful composition and raw emotion

Ng On-yee: Snooker's new world number one

BBC - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 13:05
Hong Kong's Ng On-yee is the first Asian to top the World Ladies Billiards and Snooker rankings.

Fugitive Chihuahua governor César Duarte's bison seized

BBC - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 12:43
César Duarte, who is known for his lavish lifestyle, kept bison, wild boar and llamas on his ranches.

Ancient Egyptian necropolis contains 'message from afterlife'

BBC - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 12:29
The newly discovered site, south of Cairo, is over 2,000 years old and will take years to excavate.

Bollywood star Sridevi Kapoor's death 'accidental drowning'

BBC - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 12:19
Bollywood actress Sridevi Kapoor died of accidental drowning, a Dubai forensic report says

Turkey's Erdogan in row over 'girl martyr' comment on TV

BBC - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 12:00
Turkey's leader sparks controversy after an exchange on TV with a sobbing girl in military uniform.

Syria war: New UN truce plea as deaths in Eastern Ghouta mount

BBC - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 11:20
The UN says a ceasefire agreed on Saturday must start now, as fresh air strikes hit a rebel enclave.

Hungary opposition delivers blow to PM Orban in town vote

BBC - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 11:06
Hungary's powerful PM Viktor Orban suffers a rare setback in a mayoral election.

K2: Climber Denis Urubko aborts 'suicidal' solo ascent

BBC - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 10:47
A Russo-Polish climber is going down K2 after breaking from his group to scale the peak solo.

Taiwan toilet paper panic: why is island caught short?

BBC - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 10:04
Island residents wipe shelves clean of the product as manufacturers warn of imminent price rises.

Weinstein Company files for bankruptcy

BBC - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 08:04
Directors say bankruptcy is the only viable option after talks with an investor group collapsed.

Argentina sub: ARA San Juan relatives to crowdfund new search

BBC - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 06:31
A navy search was called off two months ago after the ARA San Juan vanished without a trace.


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