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Afghanistan arrests 'German Taliban fighter' in Helmand

BBC - Thu, 03/01/2018 - 12:03
If confirmed, it would be a rare case of a European fighting alongside insurgents in Afghanistan.

Nigeria kidnappings: 'Girls started running from the dormitory'

BBC - Thu, 03/01/2018 - 11:02
BBC News's Stephanie Hegarty is at the school where more than 100 Nigerian schoolgirls were abducted.

Putin speech: We must halve poverty in Russia

BBC - Thu, 03/01/2018 - 10:20
The Russian president is giving his annual address ahead of the upcoming election.

Sydney Harbour Bridge hosts first same-sex wedding

BBC - Thu, 03/01/2018 - 08:43
It's not Australia's first same-sex wedding, but it is the first on top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Curtis Cheng murder: Australian jailed for aiding terror act

BBC - Thu, 03/01/2018 - 07:34
Raban Alou supplied a gun that was used to murder Sydney police worker Curtis Cheng in 2015.

Africa 'set to miss UN development goal on malnutrition'

BBC - Thu, 03/01/2018 - 04:47
At current rates of progress no African country will meet the UN goal set for 2030, a study reveals.

#OscarsSoWhite tweeter on race and change

BBC - Thu, 03/01/2018 - 04:17
Three years ago April Reign was a regular film goer, one tweet later she has helped make Hollywood history.

Australians turn in 57,000 guns in national amnesty

BBC - Thu, 03/01/2018 - 03:45
Officials say taking the unregistered firearms off the streets has made the country safer.

Lion kings: Rescued from war

BBC - Thu, 03/01/2018 - 03:37
Simba and Saeed were rescued from war-torn Iraq and Syria and brought to safety in South Africa.

Brazil's top court approves controversial forestry law

BBC - Thu, 03/01/2018 - 02:53
Environmentalists say the changes will make illegal deforestation of the rainforest acceptable.

Women challenge Turkey traditions for right to work

BBC - Thu, 03/01/2018 - 02:45
In an increasingly patriarchal society, defiant voices can be found, writes the BBC's Mark Lowen in Istanbul.

How to keep warm? Tips from cold countries

BBC - Thu, 03/01/2018 - 02:30
We asked people from cold Russia, Serbia, Canada, Austria and... Newcastle, England, for their tips on how to stay warm.

Kenyan film school takes on Hollywood for an Oscar

BBC - Thu, 03/01/2018 - 01:49
A Kenyan film school is a surprise challenge to Hollywood superstars in the chase for an Oscar this weekend.

Reality Check: Where in the world is snow getting rarer?

BBC - Thu, 03/01/2018 - 01:34
In the UK, there is evidence to suggest that snowfall has decreased over the past few decades. Worldwide, it's a more complicated picture.

Sridevi Kapoor death: Tragedy shines light on Bollywood pressures

BBC - Thu, 03/01/2018 - 01:34
The film star's passing has led industry insiders to speak out about the pressures facing actors.

Vietnam's tech innovation renaissance

BBC - Thu, 03/01/2018 - 01:20
Vietnam's tech economy is experiencing an innovation renaissance, with the return of overseas nationals injecting fresh ideas and a new energy.

First Afghan female cadet off to Sandhurst

BBC - Thu, 03/01/2018 - 01:16
Female officer from Afghan military training academy becomes first to go to Sandhurst in the UK.

Theresa May to meet Donald Tusk ahead of Brexit 'end state' speech

BBC - Thu, 03/01/2018 - 01:11
The PM's talks with the EU Council president come as she prepares to outline vision for future EU relations.

Trump: Lawmakers 'afraid' of NRA gun lobby group

BBC - Thu, 03/01/2018 - 00:55
President Trump hosted his fourth meeting on gun reform in the White House in a week.

US Olympic chief resigns in wake of Nassar abuse scandal

BBC - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 23:16
CEO Scott Blackmun cites health reasons, but had faced pressure to resign over Nassar gymnasts abuse.

Fight or freeze: What we did when faced with a gunman

BBC - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 23:11
Three people share their stories of being faced with an armed threat - did they run or fight?

Long-time Trump aide Hope Hicks to resign

BBC - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 22:38
Hope Hicks, White House communications director and one of President Trump's longest serving advisers, to step down.

Pesticides put bees at risk, European watchdog confirms

BBC - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 22:28
Most uses of insecticides known as neonicotinoids represent a risk to wild bees and honeybees, say European experts.

Fight or flight - would you confront a gunman?

BBC - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 22:25
President Trump says he would have run into the Florida school, even unarmed. What would you do?

Ghana man teaching computing without computers becomes viral hit

BBC - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 22:19
After a Ghanaian teacher using his blackboard to teach IT went viral, Microsoft promised to help.

Spotify aims for $1bn public share listing

BBC - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 21:22
The world's biggest music streaming firm will become a publicly listed company.

Fancy Bear: Germany investigates cyber-attack 'by Russians'

BBC - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 20:29
Local media reports link the malware attack to the Russian hacking group known as Fancy Bear.

France anger after MP shares letter with racist death threats

BBC - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 19:21
Laetitia Avia posted the offensive text on Twitter and said she had never experienced such racism.

Europe snow: Siberian ice blankets southern seaside resorts

BBC - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 19:01
The cold has reportedly killed dozens across the continent.

Dior's Paris show channels 1960s feminist spirit

BBC - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 19:01
The fashion house fills its catwalk with political slogans, drawing parallels between 1968 and today.

Iran wrestling officials resign over Israel competition ban

BBC - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:53
They say refusal to allow competition against Israeli athletes puts them in an impossible position.

Florida student reflects on first day back in class

BBC - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 17:38
Florida student Lyliah Skinner explains her feelings as she prepares for her first day back since the fatal shooting.

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf defends immigration raid tip-off

BBC - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 17:29
Immigration officials say 864 criminals remain at large after the mayor's warning.

Icelandic first lady's charity shop chic

BBC - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 16:21
Eliza Reid, wife of country's president, attends film awards gala in Red Cross charity shop jacket.

Rwanda closes '700 unsafe, noisy churches'

BBC - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 16:06
All preachers must now have theological training before opening a church.

Ryan Seacrest: US TV host rejects harassment allegations

BBC - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 14:56
A former stylist to the US TV presenter alleges he repeatedly sexually harassed and assaulted her.

Trump Nobel Peace Prize nomination probed amid fakery concerns

BBC - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 14:28
The committee that awards the prize has filed a report with Norwegian police.

Russia's Olympic membership is 'restored', country says

BBC - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 14:25
Russia's Olympic membership is restored following suspension from the Winter Games, the country's Olympic Committee says.

Taliban offer: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani seeks talks

BBC - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 14:16
President Ghani says the militants could become a legitimate party if they help end years of war.

Evan Rachel Wood: Actress tells Congress about sexual abuse

BBC - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 13:59
Evan Rachel Wood gives powerful testimony about being a rape victim to Congress in the US.

Russian police accused of 'Putin graffiti campaign'

BBC - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 13:50
Fence disappears after video of 'police officer's' graffiti art goes viral on Russian internet.

Slovakia grapples with murdered journalist's last story

BBC - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 13:43
Jan Kuciak's piece claims an Italian crime syndicate with government links is embezzling EU funds.

Rio military deployment stirs controversy in Brazil

BBC - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 13:35
About 3,000 soldiers are sent to patrol the streets, but residents say they are being harassed.

Why is Wrinkle in Time a film for the moment?

BBC - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 13:04
Hollywood's first black female director explains why Disney's Wrinkle in Time has captured the spirit of the moment.

EU suggests 'common area' across Northern Ireland border

BBC - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 12:47
The EU unveils a legal draft of its agreement with the UK covering the Northern Ireland border.

Florida lawmakers propose gun control laws

BBC - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 12:33
A package of bills is being reviewed following the school shooting that left 17 people dead.

India temple stirs controversy for 'piercing' children's bodies

BBC - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 11:48
The ritual involves piercing the skin of boys between five and 12 years with a small iron hook.

India politician who 'ran over' children surrenders

BBC - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 11:14
Nine children were killed and 10 injured when his SUV ran over a crowd of students in Bihar state.

Japanese electric toilet symbols go global

BBC - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 11:04
Pictograms including one of a soggy bottom accepted as global standard.

Why English courts are opening in the EU

BBC - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 09:37
Other countries try to lure post-Brexit business overseas by hearing legal cases in English.

Michaelia Cash: Australia minister accused of 'sexist' threat

BBC - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 08:49
Michaelia Cash threatens to name female staffers "over which... rumours abound", prompting a backlash.

Oxfam: What's gone wrong with the foreign aid sector?

BBC - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 07:13
After Oxfam's handling of a sex scandal in Haiti, the foreign aid sector faces tough questions.

BBC charity sacked six over sexual misconduct

BBC - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 06:53
International development charity BBC Media Action reveals six people were dismissed over 10 years.

'Euphoria killing' women jailed in Australia

BBC - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 06:52
The Briton and Australian murdered a teenager after plotting to become serial killers, a jury heard.

Why New Zealand is releasing a rabbit-killing virus

BBC - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 06:42
The government says the population needs controlling but animal activists say it's a cruel approach.

Venezuela opposition expels Henri Falcón over poll decision

BBC - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 06:24
The party says ex-state governor Henri Falcón is wrong to validate the country's electoral system.

EU to publish first draft of Brexit treaty

BBC - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 06:05
It is expected to say Northern Ireland may have to follow EU single market rules to avoid a hard border.

Sridevi Kapoor: India fans gather to pay tribute to Bollywood star

BBC - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 05:29
India fans are gathering near the residence of the Bollywood star who died in Dubai on Saturday.

Jerusalem: Christianity's 'holiest site' Holy Sepulchre reopens after protest

BBC - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 04:35
Israel shelves tax plans that prompted Church leaders to close doors of Christianity's holiest site.

iQiyi: 'China's Netflix' to list on US stock market

BBC - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 03:16
Baidu's iQiyi streaming platform has a growing user base but has yet to make a profit.

How humans echolocate 'like bats'

BBC - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 02:12
Blind people who use sound to navigate their environment adjust their clicks very similarly to bats, research reveals.

How France hopes to help radicals escape jihadist net

BBC - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 02:04
A new strategy aims to tackle the influence of violent Islamist groups - but will it stop attacks?

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.


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