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Hungary to criminalise migrant helpers in migrant crackdown

BBC - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 12:38
Draft laws envisage jail terms for people who help those in the country illegally.

The grassroots movement that shut down an Indian copper plant

BBC - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 12:27
After more than 20 years of protest, an Indian state has ordered the shut down of a controversial plant.

Italy political crisis hits European stock markets

BBC - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 11:50
European shares slump over continuing Italian political unrest, with new elections in the pipeline.

Gaza mortar barrage fired at Israel heaviest in years

BBC - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 11:28
The heaviest volley of mortars in years is launched, with one landing in a kindergarten's grounds.

Gunman 'kills two policemen' in Belgium

BBC - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 11:20
Belgian media report that the attacker in Liège was shot dead after taking a hostage.

'Stolen' golf buggy stopped at McDonald's drive-thru

BBC - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 11:03
A 19-year-old was arrested on suspicion of theft and driving while unfit through drink.

Ivanka Trump wins trademarks for products in China

BBC - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 10:59
An ethics group has said the granting of the trademarks "raised potential ethics issues".

Storm Alberto: Journalists killed while covering US storm

BBC - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 10:48
Two journalists are found dead by the fire official they interviewed just 10 minutes earlier.

Waterspout emerges from Florida storm

BBC - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 10:08
Strong winds from Storm Alberto have caused a small waterspout in a swimming pool in Panama City Beach, Florida.

Waterspout emerges from Florida storm

BBC - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 10:08
Strong winds from Storm Alberto have caused a small waterspout in a swimming pool in Panama City Beach, Florida.

Paris balcony boy's family thank Mali 'Spiderman' Mamoudou Gassama

BBC - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 09:12
The boy rescued from a balcony had been left unattended by his father before, his mother says.

The photos that explain Nicaragua's crisis

BBC - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 08:57
What led to more than a month of widespread violent protests that has killed more than 70 people?

N Korea official Kim Yong-chol 'heads to US for talks'

BBC - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 08:09
Kim Yong-chol would be the most high profile North Korean to visit the US in nearly 20 years.

MH370: Four-year search for airliner formally ends

BBC - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 06:54
The Malaysia Airlines plane with 239 people disappeared while flying to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur.

Cornelia Frances: Home and Away's 'Morag' actress dies aged 77

BBC - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 05:12
The UK-born actress, a veteran of iconic TV roles in Australia, had been battling cancer.

Brazil fuel protests continue despite price cut

BBC - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 03:10
Some lorry drivers' unions reject President Michel Temer's concession to cut diesel prices.

Skripals doctor: 'We expected them not to survive'

BBC - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 02:10
Hospital staff who treated the Skripals for poisoning open up about the night they were admitted.

Skripals doctor: 'We expected them not to survive'

BBC - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 02:10
Hospital staff who treated the Skripals for poisoning open up about the night they were admitted.

South African 'world's oldest man' wants to stop smoking

BBC - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 01:27
Fredie Blom turned 114 in May but he is yet to be verified by the Guinness World of Records.

Meet the Kenyan priest rapping about religion

BBC - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 01:18
Father "Sweet Paul" explains his unconventional way of spreading the gospel.

'I want to produce the world's best cannabis'

BBC - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 01:05
Meet some of those hoping to capitalise in the world's biggest cannabis market.

Police filmed punching woman in New Jersey beach arrest

BBC - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 00:07
Two officers are being investigated after the incident, which was filmed and widely shared online.

Police officer filmed punching woman on New Jersey beach

BBC - Mon, 05/28/2018 - 23:07
Police open an inquiry as an officer is filmed hitting a woman in the head in an arrest on a US beach.

US child migrants: Ivanka's mother and child photo sparks backlash

BBC - Mon, 05/28/2018 - 19:55
She has been accused of insensitivity amid anger over separation of migrants from their children.

Roman Abramovich 'eligible to become Israeli citizen'

BBC - Mon, 05/28/2018 - 19:51
The Russian billionaire owner of Chelsea FC had faced delays in renewing his UK visa.

Solo Star Wars film underwhelms at box office

BBC - Mon, 05/28/2018 - 19:00
The standalone film took an estimated $103m at the North American box office, way below projections.

Serge Dassault, French billionaire entrepreneur, dies at 93

BBC - Mon, 05/28/2018 - 18:37
The French industrialist and politician was one of the nation's richest men.

Austria unveils plan to cut benefits for immigrants

BBC - Mon, 05/28/2018 - 17:31
The country's right-wing coalition government unveils payment plans aimed at deterring new arrivals.

China Mao impersonator at blockchain conference causes furore

BBC - Mon, 05/28/2018 - 17:09
China's law prohibits using the names and images of party leaders for commercial purposes.

One million French smokers quit in a year amid anti-smoking measures

BBC - Mon, 05/28/2018 - 16:38
France sees the steepest drop in daily smokers for over a decade as anti-smoking regulations bite.

Mamoudou Gassama: Migration in the genes of Malians

BBC - Mon, 05/28/2018 - 16:25
Mamoudou Gassama is among thousands of Malians arriving in Europe, despite efforts to curb migration.

Head of Kenya youth agency arrested in $78m corruption scandal

BBC - Mon, 05/28/2018 - 15:38
The head of a government youth agency is among those held over a scheme allegedly involving fake sales.

German counter-protesters fight far-right with techno music

BBC - Mon, 05/28/2018 - 14:38
Five times as many counter-protesters responded to Germany's far-right AfD party's demonstration.

High heels raise the odds in China slacklining contest

BBC - Mon, 05/28/2018 - 14:13
Women slackliners take up the challenge in high heels in a competition in Hunan Province, China.

EU proposes ban on straws and other single-use plastics

BBC - Mon, 05/28/2018 - 13:49
The European Union wants to reduce the sale of single-use plastics in supermarkets.

S Africa name first black rugby Test captain

BBC - Mon, 05/28/2018 - 13:07
Flanker Siya Kolisi will become South Africa's first black Test captain in the three-match series against England next month.

Carlo Cottarelli: Italy president names stop-gap PM

BBC - Mon, 05/28/2018 - 13:07
Carlo Cottarelli is asked to form a government but his time in office is likely to be short-lived.

Kylie Minogue turns 50: From Neighbours to pop stardom

BBC - Mon, 05/28/2018 - 12:48
The teenage soap icon turned global popstar has sold over 80m records in her three-decade career. Now she's celebrating her 50th birthday.

Anger as Syria heads global disarmament body

BBC - Mon, 05/28/2018 - 12:05
The country, which is accused of chemical attacks, takes the helm of global forum on arms control.

Coca-Cola launches its first alcoholic drink in Japan

BBC - Mon, 05/28/2018 - 11:51
The US giant wants a sip of Japan's alcopop market and launches its first alcoholic drink.

Bulgarians tweeting in Cyrillic confused for Russian bots

BBC - Mon, 05/28/2018 - 10:32
The use of the Cyrillic alphabet is one way Twitter tries to identify Russian automated accounts.

Alberto: Tropical storm sees thousands from Florida coast

BBC - Mon, 05/28/2018 - 09:55
Thousands are evacuated from the coast of Florida ahead of subtropical storm Alberto.

LeBron makes eighth NBA finals in a row

BBC - Mon, 05/28/2018 - 09:15
LeBron James admits he is "trying to squeeze this orange until there's no more juice left" as the Cleveland Cavaliers clinch the Eastern Conference finals series.

Savita parents hail Ireland abortion vote

BBC - Mon, 05/28/2018 - 07:36
The case of Savita Halappanavar, who died after being refused an abortion, sparked calls for reform.

Trump-Kim summit: President Moon could attend, says South Korea

BBC - Mon, 05/28/2018 - 06:44
If the summit goes ahead, which remains uncertain, it could also feature the South Korean president.

Spain's Podemos leader survives confidence vote over house purchase

BBC - Mon, 05/28/2018 - 06:35
Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias and his partner faced an outcry after buying a €600,000 house.

BTS become first K-pop band to top US album charts

BBC - Mon, 05/28/2018 - 06:28
The boy band with a devoted global fan base are the first K-pop export to crack the US top spot.

Italy crisis: Call to impeach president after candidate vetoed

BBC - Mon, 05/28/2018 - 05:31
The Five Star Party's leader attacks Sergio Mattarella after talks on forming a government break down.

Brazil fuel protests: Temer cuts diesel price in bid to end strike

BBC - Mon, 05/28/2018 - 05:23
President Michel Temer makes a concession to end a truckers' strike that has paralysed the country.

Maryland flooding: Water rages through Ellicott City streets

BBC - Mon, 05/28/2018 - 04:12
Up to 8 inches (20cm) of rain fell on Ellicott City in two hours, according to local media.

How the US and Rwanda have fallen out over second-hand clothes

BBC - Mon, 05/28/2018 - 02:56
The US has imposed tariffs on Rwanda over an obscure import: Second-hand clothes.

A war of nerves between Pakistan's military and Sharif

BBC - Mon, 05/28/2018 - 02:52
A media crackdown suggests a war of nerves between the deposed PM and the military.

The gay mayor shaking up politics in Catholic Poland

BBC - Mon, 05/28/2018 - 02:12
Robert Biedron is one of Poland's rising political stars and tipped to run for president.

Mamoudou Gassama: Mali 'spiderman' stuns France with Paris child rescue

BBC - Mon, 05/28/2018 - 02:00
President Macron is to thank a Malian man who saved a child dangling from a fourth-floor Paris balcony.

Figures reveal art auction gender imbalance

BBC - Mon, 05/28/2018 - 01:41
Of the top 100 artists whose works fetched the highest amounts at auction in 2017, 13 were women.

Monica Lewinsky and Stormy Daniels: Political scandals across two eras

BBC - Mon, 05/28/2018 - 01:35
A look at how the Clinton/Lewinsky affair could have played out today, compared to the Trump/Stormy case.

MS-13: Inside the secret world of Central America's brutal gang

BBC - Mon, 05/28/2018 - 01:25
A former MS-13 gang leader explains his life in one of Central America's most violent gangs.

World Cup 2018: Being black in Russia

BBC - Mon, 05/28/2018 - 01:03
Less than 1% of Russia's 144 million people are black. What is life like for them?

Italy's Conte gives up bid for government

BBC - Sun, 05/27/2018 - 20:11
Italy PM-designate Giuseppe Conte gives up bid to form government amid reports president vetoed economy pick

US and North Korea preparing Trump-Kim summit

BBC - Sun, 05/27/2018 - 20:03
The two sides hold talks in the latest sign that the on-off Trump-Kim summit will be held after all.

Mo Salah 'confident' of making World Cup

BBC - Sun, 05/27/2018 - 18:56
Mohamed Salah says he is "confident" of playing in the World Cup after suffering a shoulder injury in the Champions League final.

Berlin far-right supporters outnumbered by counter-protest

BBC - Sun, 05/27/2018 - 17:49
Supporters of far-right party AfD were met by at least twice as many counter-protesters, police said.

Huge fire at Germany's largest theme park

BBC - Sun, 05/27/2018 - 16:09
Thousands of visitors were evacuated when a blaze engulfed part of Europa-Park.

Colombia votes in first presidential poll since Farc deal

BBC - Sun, 05/27/2018 - 15:34
The first election since a 2016 peace deal with Farc rebels is held amid sharp political divisions.

Bangladesh anti-drug operation leads to dozens of deaths

BBC - Sun, 05/27/2018 - 14:52
More than 70 people are killed by security forces as part of an operation under way in the country.

Syria war: Russians killed in militant raid in Deir al-Zour

BBC - Sun, 05/27/2018 - 12:40
At least four military personnel died in the attack in Deir al-Zour province, Moscow says.

Nicaragua unrest: Thousands join renewed anti-government rallies

BBC - Sun, 05/27/2018 - 06:39
Anti-government rallies resume after church-mediated talks to end weeks of violent unrest break down.

Tomorrow's cities: Google's Toronto city built 'from the internet up'

BBC - Sun, 05/27/2018 - 03:12
A disused waterfront in Toronto is being transformed by a firm owned by Google's parent company.

Formula 1: Axcil Jefferies, Africa's first black F1 driver?

BBC - Sun, 05/27/2018 - 02:46
Zimbabwean Axcil Jefferies hopes to be the first African racing driver on the F1 grid for 25 years.

Real Madrid fans celebrate Champions League victory

BBC - Sun, 05/27/2018 - 02:34
Madrid parties after the local team wins the Champions League cup against Liverpool.

North Korea's Kim 'set on' Trump summit

BBC - Sun, 05/27/2018 - 02:08
The North Korean leader increases speculation that the on-off summit will take place after all.

Female sommelier on wine tasting and mansplaining

BBC - Sun, 05/27/2018 - 01:29
Abigail Connolly is among a small number of women breaking into the male-dominated world of wine.

'I want to be the first wheelchair user in space'

BBC - Sun, 05/27/2018 - 01:25
South African disability rights campaigner Eddie Ndopu says he is "a living manifestation of possibility".

Fierce blaze in Bordeaux, France, forces evacuations

BBC - Sun, 05/27/2018 - 01:13
Buildings are evacuated in a residential area of the French city as fire erupts at a car dealership.

Alan Bean, moon-walking astronaut and artist, dies aged 86

BBC - Sun, 05/27/2018 - 00:38
The fourth man to walk on the Moon became an accomplished painter, drawing inspiration from space.

Irish abortion referendum: 'We made history'

BBC - Sun, 05/27/2018 - 00:00
Supporters of the Yes campaign react to the overwhelming vote to overturn the abortion ban.

Irish abortion referendum: How it all unfolded

BBC - Sat, 05/26/2018 - 21:29
The Republic of Ireland has voted overwhelmingly to overturn the abortion ban by 66.4% to 33.6%.

France wine auction: 1774 Vin Jaune fetches record price

BBC - Sat, 05/26/2018 - 21:13
A bottle of Vin Jaune dating back to 1774 sells for €103,700 at auction in eastern France.

Irish abortion referendum: 'Today we say no more'

BBC - Sat, 05/26/2018 - 20:50
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar praises the "historic" vote to end the country's abortion ban.

Irish abortion result a seismic shift

BBC - Sat, 05/26/2018 - 19:53
The vote for liberalisation marks a significant break away from the influence of the Catholic Church.

Irish abortion referendum: Ireland overturns abortion ban

BBC - Sat, 05/26/2018 - 19:19
The Republic of Ireland votes to overturn its abortion ban with 66.4 % backing reform of the constitution.

Harvey Weinstein: What next after first charges filed

BBC - Sat, 05/26/2018 - 18:44
The disgraced film mogul is charged with rape and sexual abuse after handing himself in to police.

Migrant crisis: Smugglers 'shot escaping migrants' in Libya

BBC - Sat, 05/26/2018 - 18:10
People smugglers opened fire on 100 migrants trying to flee their clutches, an aid agency reports.

Korean leaders in ‘Hollywood’ meeting

BBC - Sat, 05/26/2018 - 17:45
South Korea's movie-style video shows its president meet Kim Jong-un for only the second time.

Two French teenagers charged over Despacito YouTube hack

BBC - Sat, 05/26/2018 - 17:11
Two 18-year-olds are charged over a hack that targeted the Latin hit and other pop songs on YouTube.

Kilauea volcano: Hawaii homes destroyed by lava

BBC - Sat, 05/26/2018 - 16:26
Helicopter footage shows lava destroying dozens of houses on Hawaii's Big Island.

Joshua Holt case: Venezuela freed US 'hostage', says Trump

BBC - Sat, 05/26/2018 - 16:14
Joshua Holt and his Venezuelan partner, held for two years, are expected in Washington on Saturday.

Sri Lanka Cricket back match-fixing investigation ahead of Al Jazeera documentary

BBC - Sat, 05/26/2018 - 15:52
Sri Lanka Cricket will extend their "fullest cooperation" over allegations of match-fixing, which are set to be made in an Al Jazeera documentary.

Uganda bus crash kills at least 22, including children

BBC - Sat, 05/26/2018 - 15:09
Children are among the dead after a bus hit a tractor that was driving at night without lights.

Ireland abortion referendum: Quiet revolution - Irish PM

BBC - Sat, 05/26/2018 - 14:46
Leo Varadkar was speaking after exit polls suggested a landslide vote in favour of reforming the law.

Irish abortion referendum: Why people voted how they did

BBC - Sat, 05/26/2018 - 14:38
A vote for Yes was pro-choice; a vote for No was anti-abortion. So how did Irish people vote, and why?

Ireland abortion referendum: PM hails 'quiet revolution'

BBC - Sat, 05/26/2018 - 14:10
Leo Varadkar hails "quiet revolution" as early results point to "resounding" vote for overturning abortion ban.

Michel Platini: No criminal charges, claims ex-Uefa president

BBC - Sat, 05/26/2018 - 14:04
Ex-Uefa president Michel Platini says he has been told he will not face any criminal charges following a corruption investigation.

Sesame Street sues over violent, puppet-based Happytime Murders film

BBC - Sat, 05/26/2018 - 13:12
Its creators say the violent, puppet-based Happytime Murders movie violates its good name.

Korean leaders meet in surprise summit

BBC - Sat, 05/26/2018 - 13:08
Leaders of both Koreas meet in border zone as efforts continue to reschedule Donald Trump's summit with Kim Jong-un

Irish abortion referendum: A warm welcome #HomeToVote in Dublin

BBC - Sat, 05/26/2018 - 11:11
Well-wishers greeted people returning home with a warm welcome at Dublin airport.

University head quits amid gynaecology scandal

BBC - Sat, 05/26/2018 - 10:02
The resignation follows allegations of sexual misconduct by a university doctor and a cover-up.

Afghan diplomats in Pakistan targeted by 'state-backed hackers'

BBC - Sat, 05/26/2018 - 08:01
Embassy sources in Pakistan tell the BBC that staff members received warnings from Google this month.

Cameroon military court jails Anglophone activists

BBC - Sat, 05/26/2018 - 06:21
Radio presenter Mancho Bibixy is among seven people convicted of rebellion and terrorism.

Trump says 'productive' talks held on reinstating N Korea summit

BBC - Sat, 05/26/2018 - 05:53
The US leader issues an even more optimistic statement on possibly reinstating the cancelled meeting.

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