Russian soldiers face ban on selfies and blog posts

BBC - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 15:14
The security crackdown follows revealing posts from soldiers in Ukraine and Syria.

Las Vegas shooting: Paddock may have planned to escape

BBC - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 14:48
Investigators also say they suspect Stephen Paddock "had to have some help at some point".

'German James Bond' Werner Mauss sentenced for tax evasion

BBC - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 14:35
Werner Mauss, one of Germany's top former spies, failed to pay millions of euros of taxes.

Police shoot at actor dressed as bank robber in Indiana

BBC - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 14:12
Bodycam footage has been released of a police officer shooting at an actor dressed as an armed robber.

Hitler oil painting attacked with screwdriver

BBC - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 13:56
Curator defends its inclusion in "Museum of Madness" exhibition.

Lang Lang: Carnegie gala sees injured pianist lent a hand

BBC - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 13:05
The injured musician asked a young protégé to serve as his left hand at Carnegie Hall's annual gala.

Kazuo Ishiguro wins Nobel literature prize

BBC - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 13:02
British writer Kazuo Ishiguro has won the 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature

Brazilian Olympics chief arrested in Rio

BBC - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 12:41
The man who headed Rio's bid to host the 2016 Games is being held as part of a cash-for-votes probe.

Cesare Battisti: Brazil holds fugitive Italian ex-militant

BBC - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 11:13
Cesare Battisti was convicted in absentia of four murders committed during the 1970s.

Rebel without a state

BBC - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 11:08
Catalonia's President Carles Puigdemont is betting everything on a split from Spain.

People keep stealing Canadian city's parking meters

BBC - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:55
A quarter of meters installed recently in St John's have disappeared.

NFL player under fire for sexist comment

BBC - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 09:49
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton makes a sexist comment to a female reporter during a news conference on Wednesday.

Catalan crisis: Spain condemns 'blackmail' of Puigdemont

BBC - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 08:55
Catalan leaders are given a stern rebuke amid talk of declaring independence in days.

Iraqi forces retake IS stronghold Hawija

BBC - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 07:57
Iraqi forces have recapture Hawija, former stronghold of so-called Islamic State group

Giant python: Indonesians eat giant snake after man defeats snake

BBC - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 05:48
Villagers ate the nearly 8m (26ft) long reptile in Sumatra after a local man wrestled and killed it.

US troops 'attacked on Niger-Mali border'

BBC - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 03:46
They were ambushed during a routine patrol with Nigerien troops near the border with Mali.

India's police 'killings'

BBC - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 02:35
An Indian state government has claimed that it has conducted 433 "encounters" to combat crime.

'I blow up boats'

BBC - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 02:34
Indonesia has never had a political figure like tattooed, high school dropout-turned-minister Susi Pudjiastuti.

YouTube's ad crackdown frustrates video-makers

BBC - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 01:43
YouTube faces criticism from video-makers for restricting which clips can have adverts attached to them.

Athenia: Is this the wreck of the first ship to be sunk in WW2?

BBC - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 01:13
The remains of a passenger liner torpedoed by a U-boat just hours into the war may have been found.


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