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Ghanaian animal imitator has Guinness World Record ambitions

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 01:11
Ghanaian teenager Justice Osei has a talent for imitating animal species, with over 50 in his repertoire.

Australia bushfire: Dozens of buildings feared lost in Tathra

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 01:06
More than 70 homes and buildings are feared lost after the blaze, authorities say.

Catalan independence: Puigdemont moots Swiss model 'attractive'

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 21:50
Maybe the Swiss model is "the most efficient and attractive", the former Catalan president said.

Cirque du Soleil: Aerialist Yann Arnaud dies in Florida show

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 20:23
Frenchman Yann Arnaud died after falling on to the stage during a show of the world-famous circus.

US Army St Patrick's Day video splits opinion

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 20:03
A video uploaded to the US Army's official Twitter account features 'shamrocks' being fired from weapons.

Russia's Vladimir Putin wins by big margin

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 19:09
Mr Putin secures a fourth term as Russian leader with at least 73.9% of vote, exit polls say.

Mariam Moustafa death: Rome prosecutor opens investigation

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 17:18
Mariam Moustafa, who died on Wednesday, was an Egyptian national who was born in Rome.

Donald Trump lambasts Mueller's 'biased' Russia inquiry

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 16:24
Mr Trump said it was dominated by "hardened Democrats" and supporters of Hillary Clinton.

Somalia clans secure peace with death sentences and hefty fines

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 16:07
Rival clans agree on "life for a life" deal to end a cycle of revenge killings and vendettas.

Spy poisoning: Russia stockpiling nerve agent, says Johnson

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 14:58
The UK foreign secretary also dismisses claims the substance may have come from a UK laboratory.

Russia election: Food and 'polar bears' in polling stations

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 14:09
Colourful scenes as Russians vote in a presidential election Vladimir Putin is expected to win.

Greenland lost buoy washed up on Sutherland beach

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 11:21
Used for gathering data near a massive glacier, the buoy had last transmitted information in 2015.

Centre of Syrian city seized - Turkey

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 09:29
Turkish-backed forces in full control of centre of Syrian-Kurdish city of Afrin, says Turkey's president.

Russia spy: UK lab could be poison source, says ambassador

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 07:04
Comments by Russia's ambassador to the EU are dismissed as "nonsense" by the Foreign Office.

Brazil ex-football star Romario seeks Rio state governor post

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 06:33
The former Brazil star and 1994 World Cup winner is running for governor in the troubled Rio state.

Sri Lanka violence: Nationwide state of emergency lifted

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 05:43
The measure was in place earlier this month to stop violent attacks against Muslims by Buddhist

Andrew McCabe: Ex-FBI deputy director gave notes to Russia inquiry

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 02:45
The memos could support claims of obstruction of justice against President Trump, US media say.

Speaking up about rape in conservative Kazakhstan

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 01:29
In Kazakhstan, victims say relatives and police tell them to stay silent or "leave it with Allah".

Why Angolan singer Toty Sa'Med writes songs in Kimbundu

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 01:23
Toty Sa'Med can't say more than a few words in Kimbundu but is writing songs in the Angolan language.

The pioneering sergeant turned activist

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 01:19
Millie Dunn Veasey, who has died aged 100, was in World War Two's only all-female, all-black unit.

Living healthy in Qatar: Why's it hard?

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 01:12
In Qatar, over 70% of the population is overweight or obese.

The dancing slum kids tipped for stardom by Rihanna

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 01:08
The Ikorodu Kids are a dance troupe from Nigeria who are getting rave reviews from celebrities.

Jared Kushner: What does Trump's son-in-law do now?

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 01:08
Trump's son-in-law prefers staying in the background - what influence does he have on the president?

Russia goes to the polls in presidential election

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 00:28
Vladimir Putin seeks another six-year term, facing off against seven other candidates.

Trump campaign data firm accused of harvesting Facebook data

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 21:15
A US attorney general is investigating reports that millions of Facebook profiles were accessed.

Mayotte unrest: French island residents round up 'foreigners'

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 20:29
A group of residents from the Indian Ocean French island take suspected illegal migrants to police.

Russia spy poisoning: Czechs angrily reject Russia claims

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 19:24
Moscow said the Czech Republic was one of four nations most likely to have made a deadly nerve agent.

Prince Albert II of Monaco: Conmen use fake prince to extract money

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 16:34
The aim of the stings was to obtain money transfers to foreign bank accounts, reports say.

Blossom in south-west China captured by drone

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 16:23
Apricot, cherry and azalea blossom create a stunning landscape in south-west China.

Russia spy poisoning: What happens when you expel a diplomat?

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 16:04
Russia has expelled 23 British diplomats. But what happens when you're asked to leave a country?

Everest clean-up campaign aims to airlift 100 tonnes of waste

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 15:49
Piles of rubbish collected by local guides are being shipped to the capital for recycling.

Syria war: 'Civilians killed' as thousands flee Turkish air strikes

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 15:49
More than 150,000 people have reportedly fled Afrin in northern Syria as Turkish forces close in.

Mauritius President Gurib-Fakim to resign - lawyer

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 15:21
The Mauritian president has been attacked for spending large sums on a charity-provided bank card.

Migrant crisis: At least 15 die as boat capsizes off Greece

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 14:34
A search for those unaccounted for is under way off the Aegean island of Agathonisi.

RuPaul is first drag queen to get Hollywood star

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 13:25
The star was overcome with emotion as fans lined Hollywood Boulevard to help celebrate.

Paige Vanzant: UFC gave me an eating disorder

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 11:44
UFC star Paige Vanzant tells Newsbeat the extreme measures she took to reduce her weight.

China anti-corruption chief Wang Qishan named Xi Jinping's deputy

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 11:38
Parliament promotes former anti-corruption investigator Wang Qishan to the vice presidency.

Miami bridge collapse: Engineer reported cracks in voicemail

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 10:13
But transport officials did not hear the voicemail until after the bridge collapsed killing six.

Spy poisoning: Russia to expel 23 British diplomats

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 09:23
The move comes amid tensions over the nerve agent attack on an-ex spy and his daughter in the UK.

Trump lawyers seek $20m in damages from porn star Stormy Daniels

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 08:57
The legal filings mark the first time the president has become directly involved in the case.

Indian Wells: Venus Williams & Simona Halep suffer shock semi-final losses

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 08:31
Naomi Osaka and Daria Kasatkina will contest Sunday's BNP Paribas Open final at Indian Wells after shock semi-final victories over Simona Halep and Venus Williams respectively.

UK police issues warning to Russia exiles

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 04:01
Safety advice issued after murder inquiry was launched into the death of Russian businessman, Nikolai Glushkov.

Former FBI deputy head McCabe sacked

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 03:35
The justice department fires the FBI's ex-deputy director, whom President Trump had accused of bias.

The rappers getting 'terror' sentences for songs

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 03:00
Artists say the government is using controversial anti-terror laws to curb free speech, writes Guy Hedgecoe in Madrid.

Oscars Academy chief John Bailey 'faces harassment allegations'

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 02:57
The Academy has launched an inquiry into its own president, John Bailey, Hollywood media report.

'We will stay until the end': A doctor's battle in Syria

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 01:57
As the Syrian government tightens its noose around the enclave, medical staff describe working in "hell on earth".

'Am I OK with my son oinking in Swedish?'

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 01:05
Keith Moore wants his Swedish-born son to be bilingual. But he wasn't prepared for the language barrier in the farmyard.

The Indians who used kayaking to lift themselves out of poverty

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 01:04
There are many routes to success and for a group of friends in India, it was the Ganges River.

Black man beaten at Charlottesville rally 'cleared of assault'

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 23:19
DeAndre Harris was reportedly cleared of assault charges related to the incident in which he was beaten.

Trumplomacy: Who's going to represent US at N Korea talks now?

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 23:06
After Tillerson's quick exit - who will be part of high-stakes talks with North Korea?

Slovakia protests: 65,000 join Bratislava anti-government protests

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 20:43
About 65,000 people attended anti-government protests in Bratislava, organisers say.

Swiss pianist gives concert on ice in northern Baltic Sea

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 20:19
Swiss pianist Gabriel Arnold performs for tourists on an icebreaker in Scandinavia's Gulf of Bothnia.

John F Kennedy's lost 'last' speech recreated

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 19:35
The voice of JFK has been used to reconstruct the speech he was due to deliver on the day he was assassinated.

The women bringing animated adventures to life

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 19:19
A record number of women were nominated at the recent British Animation Awards, but men still dominate the industry.

Two convicted 'honour' killers to be deported from Canada

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 18:36
Mohammad Shafia and Tooba Yahya, convicted of "honour killings", will be deported to Afghanistan.

US couple accused of hoax kidnap win $2.5m settlement

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 18:09
A US city settles with a couple after police publicly called the woman's 2015 abduction a "hoax".

Israeli soldiers killed in West Bank car attack

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 17:41
Two soldiers die in what the Israeli military says was a deliberate attack on its troops.

Have smaller weddings with less food, Uzbeks told

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 17:30
Weddings in Uzbekistan are lavish affairs, some with motorcades and hundreds of guests.

Brazil protests over slain politician Marielle Franco

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 17:23
Tens of thousands gathered to demand justice for Marielle Franco.

Murder inquiry over Russian's London death

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 16:58
UK police launch murder investigation after death of Russian businessman Nikolai Glushkov in south-west London

Trump has encouraged poachers - Botswana

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 16:46
Overturning a ban on important hunting trophies threaten elephants, says Ian Khama.

Skiers jump from speeding lift in Georgia

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 16:38
Several people were injured when the out of control lift started going backwards fast, in Georgia.

Florida bridge collapse: Hope fades for more survivors

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 16:36
Police say the operation in Miami has shifted from rescue to body recovery.

Irrfan Khan: Bollywood actor has rare tumour

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 15:28
Irrfan Khan has acted in more than 100 films, including Slumdog Millionaire and The Amazing Spider-Man.

Virtual cash helps cyber-thieves launder money, research suggests

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 15:21
Virtual cash and digital payment systems are becoming embedded in cyber-crime, suggests research.

Jacob Zuma: Former South African president faces corruption trial

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 14:42
South Africa's former president faces 18 corruption charges linked to a 1999 arms deal.

Anger over 'Blackface' makeup segment on Pakistan TV

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 14:24
A television show darkened models' faces and asked contestants to "transform" them into beautiful brides.

Horst Seehofer: Islam does not belong to Germany, says new minister

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 12:54
The remarks by the new interior minister put him on a collision course with Chancellor Angela Merkel.

South African taxi team offers free rides to struggling elderly

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 12:38
The young man who announced free rides for struggling pensioners sparked praise within his township.

Emirates air hostess dies after fall from plane in Uganda

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 12:21
The hospital says the flight attendant died soon after being admitted to the facility.

India singer Daler Mehndi convicted for smuggling migrants

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 11:53
Daler Mehndi was convicted for trafficking people, disguised as members of his dance troupe, abroad.

Banksy protest artwork unveiled in New York

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 11:37
The artist reveals a new artwork in New York, drawing attention to a jailed Turkish artist.

Spy poisoning: Russia 'underestimates UK allies' - Nato

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 11:20
The alliance's head says the UK is "not alone", as police say 131 people may have been exposed to the nerve agent.

Mugabe's bare-knuckled challenge to Mnangagwa's legitimacy

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:17
The former Zimbabwe leader holds his first press conference since being ousted from power.

Russian spy: Conspiracy theories and denial in Russia

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 09:40
State TV and Russian social media users react to poisoning with alternative takes and scenarios.

Syria war: Thousands flee twin offensives in Afrin and Ghouta

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 08:59
Up to 50,000 people are said to have fled parallel advances by Turkish and Syrian government forces.

Malaysian 'snake-handling celebrity' dies of cobra bite

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 08:31
He shot to fame after his picture appeared on a fake story alleging he had married a snake.

Madrid protests: Street vendor's death sparks violent clashes

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 08:30
Protesters clash with police after the death of a street vendor who they say was chased by officers.

Nerve agent attacks: How Malaysia responded compared to the UK

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 05:23
Both the UK and Malaysia faced nerve agent attacks on their soil, but they responded very differently.

North Korean foreign minister in surprise trip to Sweden

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 04:25
There is speculation the visit is part of preparations for a recently announced US-North Korea summit.

US aircraft crashes in western Iraq

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 02:49
Rescuers are now at the scene, the US army says, amid reports that seven US soldiers were on board.

Africa's week in pictures: 9-15 March 2018

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 02:30
A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.

Vanessa Trump files for divorce from Donald Trump Jr - US media

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 01:33
Vanessa Trump is reportedly seeking an uncontested divorce from Donald Trump Jr in New York's court.

Keeping faith in Putin despite poverty

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 01:09
The town of Karabash used to be at the heart of the Russian copper industry but has fallen on hard times.

Rome's rubbish: The people trying to solve the problem

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 01:09
Meet the people who are taking matters into their own hands.

'You never get used to living like this'

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 01:08
Seven-year-old Rouaa has lived most of her life in a refugee camp and dreams of a better life.

How I saw Stephen Hawking's death as a disabled person

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 01:05
Why one disabled BBC journalist has found the reporting of Stephen Hawking's death troubling.

Zimbabwe's ousted Robert Mugabe: 'We must undo this disgrace'

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 00:30
Former Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe calls on his country to "undo" his fall from power.

Israel court suspends plan to deport African migrants

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 23:40
The government wanted migrants to accept money and a plane ticket to leave voluntarily or face jail.

US opioid crisis: Seattle's battle over safe injection plan

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 23:06
A plan to open the nation's first safe consumption sites for drug use has split Seattle residents - here's what both sides have to say.

Slovakia or Slovenia? A handy guide

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 21:30
Do you know your Nad Tatrou sa blýska from your Zdravljica, your slovenčina from your slovenščina?

Miami bridge: 'People trapped' after collapse at university

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 19:36
Rescue workers can be seen looking for survivors at Florida International University.

Florida university bridge collapses 'leaving people trapped'

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 19:19
People are reportedly trapped under the buckled span, which only went up on Saturday.

How likely is it Russia poisoned ex-spy?

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 19:07
The BBC's Gordon Corera considers the attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury.

Quiz: The Finns are happy, but who is not?

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 19:07
7 days quiz: It's the weekly news quiz - have you been paying attention to what's been going on in the world over the past seven days?

South Africa: Danish 'FGM' man gets life in jail

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 19:03
Peter Frederiksen is handed two life sentences after women's genitals were found in his freezer.

Rihanna criticises Snapchat over abuse ad

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 18:54
The singer says Snapchat "let us down" over an advert that asked users if they would slap her.

France seeks arrest of Saudi king's daughter

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 18:36
The daughter of King Salman is accused of ordering a bodyguard to beat up a worker at a Paris flat.

Trump 'admitted making up figures to Justin Trudeau'

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 18:27
The president reportedly told donors: "I said, 'Wrong, Justin... I didn't even know. I had no idea."

Bad blood: The rise and fall of Theranos and Elizabeth Holmes

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 16:59
How a woman came up with an idea that could have revolutionised blood testing - if it had worked.