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China launches new warship type to boost military strength

24 min 39 sec ago
The launch comes as Beijing is increasingly assertive in the South China Sea.

Sydney Opera House to come alive with indigenous art

1 hour 52 min ago
A vibrant animation will be projected on to the Sydney Opera House every night at sunset.

Toshiba sues US firm over 'interference'

3 hours 1 min ago
Japanese giant says the US firm is stopping the sale of its memory chip business

Shot kangaroo tied to chair holding bottle of ouzo

4 hours 12 min ago
It was shot three times, tied to a chair and posed with an empty ouzo bottle in "appalling" stunt.

Helicopter 'attacks' Venezuela Supreme Court

4 hours 45 min ago
An apparent gun and grenade attack from a helicopter is condemned as a "terrorist" act by President Maduro.

Painless flu jab patch for people scared of injections

6 hours 23 min ago
The special sticking plaster delivers a pain-free 'do-it-yourself' dose of the vaccine into the skin.

Luftwaffe ace flies in Spitfire

6 hours 39 min ago
German ace Hugo Broch took to the skies over Kent to achieve a long-held ambition.

Helicopter 'attacks' Venezuelan court

7 hours 58 min ago
President Maduro condemns a "terrorist attack" on the Supreme Court using a helicopter.

Colombia anti-corruption chief arrested on US charges

9 hours 22 min ago
A US court charges Luis Gustavo Moreno Rivera with money laundering linked to bribery.

Snacks and selfies

9 hours 33 min ago
The Argentinian theme park that recreates Jesus's Jerusalem.

Indianapolis 500: Racing into the history books

9 hours 53 min ago
Janet Guthrie speaks to Witness about her pioneering racing career

Dragon Tattoo actor Michael Nyqvist dies aged 56

10 hours 2 min ago
The actor's death following a battle with lung cancer will "leave a huge void", his family says.

Reporter vents fury at White House over 'fake news' claims

10 hours 47 min ago
A reporter for a Washington-area paper had strong words for White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders over her criticism of "fake news".

US policeman in hot pursuit of own car

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 23:46
A police officer in Ohio had to chase his own patrol car after it began rolling away during a traffic stop.

Behind the mask

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 23:22
A photography project which shows women wearing a cow mask has gone viral in India.

Brazil President Temer rejects bribery charge 'fiction'

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 23:18
In defiant TV speech, Michel Temer says the charge is baseless and an assault on his dignity.

Laquan McDonald death: Officers 'lied about US teenager's shooting'

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 22:58
Prosecutors charge three officers with conspiracy to cover up the death of a black Chicago teen.

Colombia's Farc officially ceases to be an armed group

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 21:29
The president has hailed it as "the day weapons became words", after half a century of conflict.

Facebook hits two billion users

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 20:34
A quarter of the world's population now use the social network every month.

A father's grief

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 20:27
Muhammad has been looking for his family since an oil tanker blaze killed 150 people in Pakistan.

Republicans delay Senate healthcare vote

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 20:02
US Senate Republicans delay a vote on their healthcare bill, dealing a blow to their promise to replace Obamacare

More Asian, less religious

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 19:30
The country is becoming more Asian and less religious, the latest national survey shows.

Human trafficking: US downgrades China over record

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 18:53
China could face sanctions after the US named it one of the worst offenders of human trafficking.

Grenfell Tower fire: German flats cleared amid cladding fears

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 18:31
An 11-storey block is evacuated in Wuppertal because it has panels similar to Grenfell Tower's.

Pregnant Serena Williams poses naked on the cover of Vanity Fair

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 18:09
The tennis star, who is six months pregnant, poses naked for photographer Annie Leibovitz.

George Soros 'plotted to oust Equatorial Guinea's leader'

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 18:02
The claim has been made by a former British mercenary who led his own failed coup attempt in 2004.

US deportations of Iraqis halted by Michigan judge

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 17:43
The court rules the Chaldean Catholics, Sunni Muslims and Iraqi Kurds faced danger back in Iraq.

Coins thrown into plane engine by elderly passenger for 'luck'

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 17:35
A superstitious elderly woman delayed a flight in Shanghai for hours after "praying for safety".

World Cup 2022: Fifa releases 2022 'corruption' report

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 17:16
A 403-page report into claims of alleged corruption in Qatar's successful 2022 World Cup bid is released by Fifa.

'Indefinite isolation'

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 16:54
Gulf countries might 'ultimately, simply disengage from Qatar', a UAE spokesman says.

Muslim girls complain of Polish racism on Holocaust study trip

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 16:10
German Muslim girls say they were racially abused in Poland while learning about the Holocaust.

Look at this amazing basketball court - and other awesome sports venues

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 15:54
This stunning basketball court is nestled between buildings in an otherwise standard suburb of Paris.

Ukraine hit by major cyber-attack

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 15:19
Banks, retailers, energy firms and the airport appear to have been targeted by a malware attack.

Srebrenica: Dutch state partly responsible for 350 deaths

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 15:00
A Dutch appeal court finds the state 30% liable for 350 deaths in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre.

Nitcharee Peneakchanasak: Amputee wins 'best job in Thailand'

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 14:44
Nitcharee, 21, landed the job of 'happiness observer' in a hospital six years after losing her legs.

Syria war: Air strike on IS prison in Mayadin 'kills dozens'

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 13:39
Activists believe US-led coalition aircraft bombed the site and that prisoners are among the dead.

Philippines to make enthusiastic singing of national anthem mandatory

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 13:24
A new bill passed by the House aims to make singing the anthem "with fervour" compulsory.

Three CNN journalists resign after Trump aide article removed

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 12:59
Donald Trump Jr called the network "fake news" after it published the now retracted article.

Nigerian university builds trench to stop Boko Haram attacks

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 12:46
The university in north-eastern Nigeria has repeatedly been attacked by Boko Haram militants.

Liu Xiaobo: China tells US not to interfere over jailed dissident

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 12:41
The US called for the jailed Nobel laureate, who has terminal cancer, to be given "genuine freedom".

Germany: Merkel paves way for gay marriage vote

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 12:24
German MPs press for a vote on legalising same-sex marriage before the September election.

Former FN supporter on trial for smuggling Iranian lover to UK

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 11:52
A former supporter of France's far-right is accused of helping an Iranian man reach the UK by boat.

Google hit with record EU fine over Shopping service

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 11:51
The European Commission fines Google €2.4bn ($2.7bn; £2.1bn) for favouring its shopping comparison service.

World food security risks growing, Chatham House says

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 11:37
Food supply chains are increasingly reliant on 14 vulnerable "chokepoints", a report says.

'UK would support US over chemical attacks'

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 09:53
The defence secretary said the government would support 'proportionate' military action

Johnny Depp may face perjury charges, Australia's deputy PM warns

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 09:11
The actor's ex-managers allege he knew he was breaking the law when bringing his dogs into Australia.

China accuses India of territory incursion

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 07:56
The area, the Nathu La pass, is used by Indians going for pilgrimages to religious sites in Tibet.

Trump causes 'major' shift in global view of US: Pew

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 05:12
The US president and his policies "are broadly unpopular around the globe", a wide new survey says.

US warns Syria against 'chemical attack'

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 04:01
US warns Syria of "heavy price" over "potential preparations for another chemical weapons attack".

Martin Shkreli fraud trial opens in New York

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 02:55
The former pharmaceutical chief denies operating a Ponzi-like scheme that cheated investors.

Colombia's Farc has completed disarmament, UN says

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 02:17
The transfer of the rebels' personal weapons was a key condition in last year's peace agreement.

Crowd catches girl after ride fall

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 01:25
A father describes the moment it happened at a Six Flags theme park in New York.

Brazil's Temer charged with corruption

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 01:22
Brazil's president Michel Temer charged with accepting bribes by chief prosecutor

£100m from West to clean up Russian nuclear base

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 01:13
Western nations are giving Russia nearly £100m to clear up nuclear waste at Andreyeva Bay, a contaminated Cold War submarine base.

The robot that can pick up virtually any object

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 01:11
Scientists at UC Berkeley have created a robot that has learnt to pick up virtually any object.

Reality check

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 01:07
The EU argues that the rights of the bloc's citizens should not change as a result of Brexit.

Democracy 'infection'

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 23:41
Twenty years on, we review predictions for Hong Kong made when Britain handed the city over to China.

22m to lose health cover in Senate bill

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 22:33
Some 22 million Americans could lose insurance under Senate bill to replace Obamacare, congressional report says

US senator to block arms sales to Gulf over Qatar crisis

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 21:33
Influential Republican Bob Corker wants to see a "path forward" to resolving the crisis in the Gulf.

Canada nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer jailed for life for murders

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 20:39
A former Ontario nurse is sentenced to life in prison for killing eight elderly people in her care.

Niger migrants: 52 die during desert crossing

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 19:26
Dozens of bodies are buried after a group of 75 people is abandoned by traffickers.

Germany warns Erdogan bodyguards not to attend G20

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 19:23
Germany says it does not want agents involved in a brawl in Washington to attend the Hamburg summit.

Vatican concerns over bishop detained in China

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 18:50
The Catholic bishop was "forcibly removed" from his diocese and his whereabouts are still unknown.

Berlusconi hails Italy poll revival as Renzi loses ground

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 17:31
The ex-leader celebrates local election wins in 16 out of 22 cities with two other parties.

Jewish group cancels Netanyahu dinner over Western Wall decision

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 17:30
Jewish leaders react angrily after Israel's PM freezes plans to upgrade mixed-gender prayer section.

Otto Warmbier: US professor says he 'got what he deserved'

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 17:25
The University of Delaware sacks a professor who derided Otto Warmbier as a "clueless white male".

Cladding firm ends sales for tower blocks

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 16:56
Firm which supplied cladding thought to have been on London's Grenfell Tower ends global sales for high-rise blocks

Trump travel ban injunction lifted in part

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 16:45
US Supreme Court allows part of Trump travel ban to go into effect and will hear full case in October.

Chicago gay pride parade expels Star of David flags

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 16:22
Organisers for the "inclusive" event said the rainbow Star of David flags "made people feel unsafe".

Algerians champion traditional dress for Eid al-Fitr

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 16:07
An online campaign is urging Algerians to promote local fashion to mark the end of Ramadan.

Al-Qaeda 'frees hostage after six years'

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 15:32
Hostage Johan Gustafsson, held by al-Qaeda in Mali since 2011, has been freed, the Swedish government says.

South Africa prisoners entertained by 'strippers'

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 14:50
Officials have confirmed photos of scantily dressed women were taken inside a Johannesburg jail.

US passenger 'tried to open door' mid-flight to Houston

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 14:44
The woman was able to rip off part of the door, according to a passenger on board the flight to Texas.

Judge orders Salvador Dali's body exhumed

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 14:29
A judge orders the exhumation of painter Salvador Dali's body to obtain samples for a paternity suit - Spanish media report.

Street named after footballer for a day

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 14:21
The Tottenham and Kenyan midfielder has a street named after him in Tanzania - but not for long.

Nigerian president's Eid speech in Hausa criticised

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 14:17
Greetings in a regional language have stirred rather than quelled rumours over the president's health.

North Korea refuses Olympic offer from South

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 13:21
South Korea's new president supports proposals for a unified team at the Winter Olympics.

Spain wildfires threaten Doñana nature reserve

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 12:47
About 2,000 people have been evacuated as the fires near the Unesco heritage site.

Blue shark spotted on holiday resort in Majorca

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 12:20
The shark was reportedly 8ft long and had to be put down after it was caught because of a head injury.

South Africa moves 'coffin' assault case to high court

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 12:03
A July date is set for the trial of white farmers accused of forcing a black man into a coffin and threatening to burn him alive.

Bill Cosby tour 'not about sex assault'

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 10:46
The embattled comic's publicity team claim his summer speaking tour is about "restoring his legacy".

Jailed dissident Liu 'has terminal cancer'

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 09:52
China's Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo is granted medical parole after being diagnosed with terminal liver cancer.

Battle for Mosul: Iraq forces repel IS counter-attack

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 09:10
The group deploys suicide bombers in different parts of the city, but their counter-attack is short-lived.

Trump breaks White House Eid dinner tradition

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 09:04
The White House fails to hold its annual event marking the end of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month.

Retired UK ambulances saving lives in Syria

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 08:55
Volunteers from the 'Unity Convoy' have delivered 100 ambulances to the devastated country.

Narendra Modi: India PM talks tough on terror ahead of Trump meeting

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 07:52
India's PM says his country "proved its power" in its strikes on militant bases in Pakistan.

Crown Resorts staff jailed for enticing Chinese gamblers

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 07:00
Three Australian Crown Resorts employees broke the law by enticing Chinese high-rollers to casinos.

First Disneyland map sells for £555,000

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 06:26
The map was given to a production assistant and remained out of public view for more than 60 years.

Great Barrier Reef worth A$56bn, report finds

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 03:27
The struggling icon is critical to supporting economic activity in Australia, a report finds.

Takata: Airbag-maker files for bankruptcy

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 03:11
Japanese firm faces billions of dollars of liabilities linked to the biggest ever automotive recall.

Modi in Washington

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 02:21
How Mr Modi deals with Mr Trump will partially shape the future of the US-India relationship.

'I'm not a bad guy'

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 02:17
El Hadji Diouf on himself: "I am a lion, I have got character and I want people to respect me."

Blood brothers

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 02:06
A decades-old murder and how a Supreme Court decision means freedom for one man, and life in prison for the other

The moment Colombia passenger boat sank

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 01:43
Several people died when a passenger boat sank on a reservoir near the town of Guatapé in north-western Colombia.

How Syrian refugees battle against cancer

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 01:26
Ammash, 4, has leukaemia and the funds for his treatment are running out.

Ohio sites hacked with IS message

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 23:47
Governor John Kasich's site is one of those attacked, posting a threat to President Donald Trump.

Tourist boat sinks on Colombia reservoir

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 23:06
A boat carrying 150 tourists sinks on a reservoir in north-western Colombia, officials say.

Quick thinking theme park rescuers save falling US teenager

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 21:20
Bystanders form a circle to catch the girl as she plummets to the earth from 25ft in the air.

Montreal festival float causes race row

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 20:14
Organisers insist event is diverse but some attendees feel black people were left on the margins.

Mosul: 'Run and beware of snipers'

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 19:41
The BBC's Orla Guerin joins Iraqi fighters so close to IS militants they can "see their faces".