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Brazil: Violence erupts in Rio after general strike

1 hour 23 min ago
Buses and cars are set alight at the end of a day of protests against proposed pension reforms.

'Already dead'

1 hour 51 min ago
'The Hong Kong we know isn't dying. It's already dead,' says one young Hong Konger contemplating her future.

The 'cardinal's' tips on how to become a fashion king

2 hours 3 min ago
'Cardinal' Ekoumany is the President of the Ivory Coast Sapeurs. Video produced by Daniel South

In case you missed it: Cuba's got crabs

2 hours 19 min ago
And other stories you missed this week.

Gunpoint victim explains astonishing cool

2 hours 41 min ago
A cashier at Jimmy John's takeaway in Kansas City, Missouri tells the BBC how he kept his astonishing cool when a robber stuck a gun in his face.

Trump executive order aims to allow Arctic drilling

3 hours 23 min ago
The US president said he hoped the new order would create "thousands and thousands" of jobs.

N Korea 'test-fires ballistic missile'

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 23:24
North Korea test-fires a ballistic missile, the South Korean military tells Yonhap news agency.

Executed Arkansas man 'convulsed and groaned'

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 20:10
The United Nations condemns the "cruelty" of Arkansas' execution timetable.

Pope in Egypt for historic visit

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 19:44
Pope Francis urged faith leaders to denounce violence following bomb attacks that killed dozens of Christians.

Johnny Depp and other stars in dying fan's zombie movie

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 19:38
The Make A Film Foundation made cancer patient Anthony Conti’s dying wish come true.

Friendly fire inquiry after US soldiers die battling IS

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 19:37
Sgts Joshua Rodgers, 22, and Cameron Thomas, 23, both on their third deployment to Afghanistan.

Finland's oldest operating ferry given electric motor

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 19:01
The Fori passenger ferry will now use electric power to make its river crossings.

'Luxury' Fyre Festival is cancelled with ticket-holders still stranded in Bahamas

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 18:46
A luxury music festival in the Bahamas is postponed after reports of cancelled flights and no security.

German airlines drop safety rule prompted by Germanwings crash

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 17:59
The carriers scrap the two-person policy brought in after the 2015 Germanwings crash.

US ready for 'military action if necessary' against N Korea

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 17:56
The top US diplomat warned North Korea against further "aggression".

Michelle Obama: 'I won't run for office' for my children

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 17:41
"It's all well and good until you start running, and then the knives come out," said Mrs Obama.

Sweden lorry attack claims fifth victim

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 17:29
A 66-year-old Swedish woman dies three weeks after the attack at a shopping area in Stockholm.

North Korea crisis: Tillerson says US is open to talks

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 17:11
But the US secretary of state urged other countries to isolate the country diplomatically.

Trumponomics quiz

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 16:48
Test your knowledge of the first 100 days of Donald Trump's Presidency

Ilie Nastase: Serena Williams comments were 'spontaneous'

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 16:32
Ilie Nastase apologises for comments he made about Serena Williams, but says his outburst during Romania's Fed Cup win was "exaggerated".

Tanzania's President Magufuli sacks 10,000 over fake certificates

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 15:42
Tanzanian President John Magufuli sacks 10,000 civil servants found to have false qualifications.

US economy slows sharply in the first quarter

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 14:58
Lower levels of government spending and private investment were behind the slowdown in growth.

Brazil hit by first general strike in two decades

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 13:54
Millions of workers have been urged to take a stand against government plans on retirement age.

DR Congo: UN peacekeepers face fresh sexual abuse claims

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 13:44
A Romanian peacekeeper in DR Congo is among five being investigated for sexual abuse and exploitation.

France election: New far right leader quits in Holocaust row

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 13:43
Marine Le Pen's replacement as National Front leader quits over alleged remarks about the Holocaust.

Toddler born with three legs going home to Bangladesh after surgery in Australia

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 13:25
A Bangladeshi toddler is going home after Australian doctors reconstructed her pelvic area.

Trump says he misses life before he became US president

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 12:55
Mr Trump says he misses life before he was elected - and social media users couldn't agree more.

Africa's top shots

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 12:23
A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.

Pope Francis to visit Egypt as 'messenger of peace'

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 12:23
The visit of Francis comes three weeks after deadly bomb attacks on two Coptic Christian churches.

Brexit: Tusk says UK trade deal not a priority

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 11:52
EU leader Donald Tusk says Brexit talks must focus on "people, money and Ireland" - not future trade.

North Korea uses live fire exercise to display military might

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 11:38
Footage broadcast in North Korea shows leader Kim Jong-Un inspecting a military exercise on 25 April.

Facebook 'observed propaganda efforts' by governments

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 11:24
The social network says it has seen highly organised attempts to manipulate information on the site.

US budget: Scramble to avoid government shutdown

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 11:13
Lawmakers have only hours to pass a bill that will temporarily extend federal funding.

Trump talks about what he misses from previous life

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 10:55
Donald Trump has spoken about what he misses about his life before he was president.

Five things

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 10:36
Iran is holding elections for its next president on 19 May - here are five reasons to be interested.

Afghan Taliban announce spring offensive

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 10:22
Foreign forces will face conventional, guerrilla, insider and suicide attacks, a statement says.

China human rights lawyer Li Heping given suspended jail term

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 10:03
Li Heping was detained in 2015 as part of a wider government crackdown on dissent.

Thai police seek arrest warrant for Red Bull heir after five years

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 09:57
Vorayuth Yoovidhaya is accused of knocking down and killing a policeman while speeding in 2012.

Donald Trump impersonators compete in Los Angeles

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 09:55
Ten Donald Trump impersonators have competed in Los Angeles to win a comedy club contract.

Female Islamic clerics in Indonesia issue rare child marriage fatwa

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 07:26
Indonesia, a majority Muslim country, has among the highest number of child brides in the world.

Ice cream museum opens in Los Angeles

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 07:03
The tasty pop-up pop-art museum features a pool filled with 100m sprinkles.

Arkansas executes Kenneth Williams, fourth man in a week

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 06:52
The ordained Christian minister was put to death despite a plea for mercy from his victim's daughter.

German parliament moves to partially ban the burka

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 05:46
Right-wing parties want Germany to emulate a French ban on wearing burkas in public places.

Montenegro to ratify joining Nato as Russia bans wine imports

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 04:12
Parliament is to approve the move as a displeased Russia bans wine imports from the Balkan state.

Trump praises China's Xi over handling of North Korea

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 03:26
The US president said he believed China's leader was "trying very hard" to end the escalating crisis.

Iran election: Six candidates, six facts

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 03:16
Get the lowdown on Iran's presidential election.

Venezuela opposition leader denounces 'savage repression'

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 02:14
Henrique Capriles says only early general elections can put an end to the current political crisis.

Unequal future?

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 01:34
Could technology create a world in which economic inequality becomes biological inequality?

Can 60-year-olds still run a cool business?

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 01:10
Dare Jennings, founder of the 1980s Australian surf wear brand Mambo, tells the BBC how he's keeping his cool in business.

'I saw my sister drown'

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 01:04
Most Nigerians are not fleeing conflict but are economic migrants in search of jobs and opportunities.

Expats, exports, security

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 01:01
What are the political priorities in Berlin, Paris, Rome, Madrid and Warsaw?

North Korea crisis: Putin and Abe call for talks

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 23:44
The Russian leader urges the parties involved to "refrain from using belligerent rhetoric".

Dividing line

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 22:48
Donald Trump has continued to promise to build a wall along the US-Mexico border. But he'll have to get through a lot of obstacles first.

Macedonia parliament stormed by protesters in Skopje

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 22:00
Fights broke out after an ethnic Albanian was elected as parliamentary speaker.

Blue whale

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 21:37
With questions over whether the Blue Whale challenge exists, and no confirmed link to reported deaths, how concerned should you be?

Passenger dragged off United Airlines plane wins settlement

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 21:34
Dr David Dao will be paid an undisclosed sum after being violently dragged off a United flight.

What next?

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 20:39
BBC defence and diplomatic correspondent Jonathan Marcus answers your questions on US-North Korea tensions.

Syria war: Israel Patriot missile downs 'target' over Golan

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 20:22
The intercept came hours after Israel reportedly launched a missile at a military site near Damascus.

Russia opposition leader Alexei Navalny attacked with "brilliant green" dye

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 20:16
Alexei Navalny, who has been agitating against the government, tweeted that it "hurt like hell".

With this Spam I thee wed

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 20:08
An English couple have married at a Spam museum in Minnesota.

France election: Teenagers protest at candidates Macron and Le Pen

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 19:45
Riot police clash with protesters in a western city as tension rises in the presidential race.

Fifa: French probe 2018 & 2022 World Cup bids

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 19:03
French prosecutors are investigating the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups and have questioned former Fifa president Sepp Blatter.

Mexican woman, 116, gets bank card after being deemed 'too old'

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 18:23
The Mexican woman was told she was over the bank's age limit until the press intervened.

Fox host Watters takes sudden leave after Ivanka remark backlash

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 18:14
The announcement comes as the network seeks to recover from several embarrassing lawsuits.

Philippines police 'keep people hidden in secret cell'

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 17:51
A tip-off led to the discovery of 11 undocumented prisoners in a room hidden behind a bookcase.

When you drop your drugs... in court

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 17:35
An arrest warrant's out for a man who dropped a bag of drugs during a court appearance in Ohio.

Raila Odinga chosen to challenge president in Kenya vote

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 17:17
This will be the fourth time that veteran politician Raila Odinga runs for president.

Gruelling feat

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 17:01
Mina Guli is attempting to complete a gruelling 1,600km (1000 miles) feat across six continents.

Trump 'backs down' in new short-term spending bill

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 16:56
Congress is set to vote on a short-term spending bill to avert a government shutdown for one week.

Two Americans killed in IS Afghan raid

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 16:40
The soldiers were killed during a raid in eastern Afghanistan, the Pentagon confirms.

Le Pen's National Front 'took 5m euros from EU'

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 15:58
The European Parliament alleges fraud by the French presidential candidate's nationalists.

Fake war

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 15:33
North Korea is accused of parading fake weapons in its most recent show of military might. It's nothing new.

Ex-VP Joe Biden tells students: If she's drunk, it's rape

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 15:15
The former vice-president was speaking at a college campus event against sexual assault.

State of anxiety

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 14:59
One of the region's oldest Christian communities is living in fear after attacks.

German soldier posed as Syrian refugee and 'planned attack'

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 14:47
The 28-year-old German has a "xenophobic background" and registered as a Syrian, prosecutors say.

Fighting continues at site where US dropped MOAB

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 14:43
The BBC's Auliya Atrafi discovers so-called Islamic State is still active in the area hit by a huge US bomb.

Russian warship collides with freighter in Black Sea

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 14:00
A Russian warship collides with a freighter in the Black Sea, with several soldiers rescued, Turkish media say.

Reunion island: French police shot by suspected Islamist

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 13:36
The man fired at officers as they tried to arrest him on suspicion of radicalisation.

Venezuela crisis: Son criticises rights ombudsman father in video

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 13:17
Ombudsman Tarek William Saab's son urges his father to "do the right thing" in a YouTube video.

Trump's immigrant crime hotline receives calls about aliens and UFOs

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 12:44
The US government line was set up for victims of crimes "committed by removable criminal aliens".

Why Oba of Lagos 'snubbing' Ooni of Ife shocked Nigeria

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 12:37
In a country where greetings are all-important, it's rare for traditional leaders to rebuff each other in public.

Kosovo ex-PM Haradinaj's extradition rejected by French court

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 11:19
Ramush Haradinaj, an ex-rebel commander in Kosovo's conflict, was arrested on a warrant from Serbia.

Malaysian warden investigated for murder of schoolboy

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 11:17
The assistant warden at a private Islamic school allegedly beat the boy, who later died.

Brexit: Chancellor Merkel warns UK on scope of talks with EU

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 11:07
Angela Merkel says the future UK-EU relationship can only be discussed once exit issues are resolved.

'Let down'

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 10:32
Officials say security at Sharm el-Sheikh has been improved since the 2015 bombing of a Russian plane.

Gift Ngoepe: First Africa-born player in top-flight baseball

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 10:22
South African Gift Ngoepe has been trying to break into Major League Baseball for many years.

Vinod Khanna, India Bollywood actor, dies of cancer

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 10:08
Khanna, also an active politician, was suffering from cancer and was admitted to hospital earlier.

Russia ramps up its military in the Arctic

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 08:51
Steve Rosenberg gains rare access to Russia's Arctic Brigade, close to the border with Finland.

Thaad missile defence operational in S Korea 'within days'

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 08:09
The US says the Thaad system in South Korea will soon be able to take out threats from the North.

United Airlines to offer up to $10,000 for forfeiting seat

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 07:53
Passengers will be given up to $10,000 if they volunteer to forfeit seats on overbooked flights.

Trump won't scrap Nafta trade deal 'at this time'

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 07:40
President Trump seeks to renegotiate the trade deal with Canada and Mexico, rather than abandon it.

Australians worry about alcohol abuse, survey says

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 07:11
A survey suggests the majority of Australians think national drinking habits are excessive.

'Huge explosion' rocks Damascus airport

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 07:10
A massive explosion followed by a fire has hit Damascus international in Syria, activists say.

US police killer Eric Frein is sentenced to death

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 06:09
Eric Frein killed an officer before hiding in the Pennsylvania mountains in 2014, sparking a manhunt.

Paraguay MPs reject amendment allowing president re-election

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 04:50
MPs reject a bid to allow the president to seek re-election, four weeks after it triggered riots.

Venezuela to withdraw from OAS as deadly protests continue

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 03:35
The country accuses the regional grouping of meddling in its affairs, as deadly protests continue.

Cyber attack

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 02:58
How, a decade ago, a ground-shaking cyber attack brought Estonia to its knees - and spurred it to rebuild.

Cheap and accessible drug tackles death in childbirth

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 02:57
New research shows promising results for cutting the risk of women bleeding to death in childbirth.

Mother of All Bombs

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 02:27
The BBC's Auliya Atrafi finds out if a massive bomb dropped on Afghanistan really had any effect on IS.

Punishment Island

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 02:24
Mauda Kyitaragabirwe was abandoned on Uganda's 'Punishment Island' for getting pregnant out of wedlock. The BBC's Patience Atuhaire went to meet her.