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Sandro Rosell: Former Barcelona president arrested

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 11:21
Former Barcelona president Sandro Rosell is arrested as part of a money-laundering investigation.

Manchester Police: This was a terrorist attack

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 08:44
Ian Hopkins from Greater Manchester Police has given an update on the investigation after Monday's terror attack at the Manchester Arena.

Manchester Arena blast: 22 dead and 59 hurt

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 08:21
Children among those killed by a suspected suicide bomber after a concert by US singer Ariana Grande.

Manchester explosion: Witnesses share their stories

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 07:19
Powerful stories from people who were at Manchester Arena on Monday night.

US forces kill seven al-Qaeda militants in Yemen, says Pentagon

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 06:29
Tuesday's raid east of the capital Sanaa targeted an al-Qaeda compound, the US military says.

Trump to meet Palestinian leader Abbas in West Bank

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 04:23
The US president is to hold talks with the Palestinian Authority leader in Bethlehem.

Park Geun-hye: S Korea trial of impeached president begins

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 03:55
The corruption trial of Park Geun-hye is the latest stage in her dramatic fall from power.

Manchester Arena incident: Eyewitness describes 'explosion'

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 03:40
An eyewitness tells the BBC he was blown through doors by an explosion at Manchester Arena.

Herd knowledge

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 03:16
As a warming climate threatens traditional food supplies in the Arctic, one rural Alaskan village is flying in hundreds of reindeer by cargo plane. James Cook went to find out why.

Makeshift army

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 03:12
The US and Uganda are stopping the hunt for notorious rebel leader Joseph Kony but he is still a threat.

Missing mystery

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 03:06
Briton Tom Stewart went missing in Malta a year ago, fleeing a hospital without money or a passport.

Rebel Wilson sues magazine publisher over 'nasty' articles

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 02:50
The Hollywood actress alleges she lost film roles after magazines portrayed her as a liar.

Indonesian men to face caning for gay sex

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 02:45
The men were found in bed together by vigilantes in a part of Indonesia which practises Islamic law.

Deaths confirmed after Manchester Arena blast reports

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 02:00
Reports of an explosion emerged at the end of a pop concert by the US singer Ariana Grande.

Greece fails to secure fresh bailout funds

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 01:40
Talks with eurozone ministers are expected to continue ahead of the next official meeting on 15 June.

Online revolution

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 01:35
As the internet becomes more widespread in Cuba, online start-ups are emerging. But challenges remain.

Brazil president retreats from attempts to suspend investigation

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 01:11
Michel Temer's lawyers say he is confident the Supreme Court will acquit him and clear his name.

Concert goers flee Ariana Grande gig

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 00:37
Police warn people to avoid area around Manchester Arena amid reports of an "explosion".

Mexican Tarahumara woman wins 50km race wearing only sandals

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 00:20
The 22-year-old is from Mexico's Tarahumara indigenous community, known for being excellent runners.

Hungary rejects EU pressure over asylum and university laws

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 00:17
The EU says recent policy moves by Hungary's government could conflict with EU law and values.

Ex-Gambian President Yahya Jammeh 'stole $50m' from state

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 23:12
Yahya Jammeh, who left the country in January, has had his remaining assets frozen by a court.

Haitians who came after earthquake granted six-month extension

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 22:52
Trump administration announces extension to temporary protection status of 60,000 Haitians.

Sinkhole opens at Trump's Florida retreat

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 22:09
The hole has formed directly in front of the golf resort, close to a newly installed water main.

South Africa's Western Cape declares drought disaster

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 19:11
Southern African nations are reeling from a two-year drought, according to the UN.

Trump: 'I never mentioned the word Israel' to the Russians

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 18:59
Trump denies telling Russian officials that Israel was the source of highly classified intelligence.

Turkey accuses US of 'aggressive actions' over embassy brawl

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 18:47
Turkey summons the US ambassador over "security lapses" after clashes erupted in Washington.

Hard to miss

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 18:30
Mountaineers have said an iconic part of the mountain has collapsed but some locals disagree.

Nicky Hayden: Ex-MotoGP champion dies after cycling accident

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 18:11
Former MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden dies aged 35, five days after being involved in a crash while cycling in Italy.

Cyril Hanouna: French host humiliates gay men on live TV

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 18:02
Cyril Hanouna's "homophobic" prank prompts a record number of viewer complaints.

Trump visits Western Wall in Jerusalem

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 17:59
He became the first sitting US president to visit the Jewish holy site after delivering Iran warning.

Russian faithful flock to St Nicholas relics

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 17:12
Crowds of Moscow pilgrims queue to see the relics of St Nicholas, sent on loan from Bari in Italy.

Lipstick and dresses

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 17:01
Footage from east Mosul, Iraq, reveals the legacy of horror left by so-called Islamic State, but also suggests some of life is returning to normal.

Ex-National Security Adviser 'to defy Senate Russia inquiry'

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 16:41
Trump's fired national security adviser is expected to refuse to hand over documents to Congress.

Stockpiles of dead tiger and rhino body parts go up in smoke in Nepal

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 15:42
More than 4,000 animal body parts were destroyed to discourage illegal wildlife hunting and trading.

Zimbabwe hunter 'crushed to death by shot elephant'

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 15:39
The elephant had reportedly picked up Theunis Botha with its trunk before being shot dead.

EU's Barnier refuses to imagine UK Brexit talks walkout

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 15:08
The European Union's Brexit negotiator says no deal is not an option in talks due to start on 19 June.

Tokyo police crack down on cosplay kart tour safety

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 15:02
Operators urged to improve safety standards of their fancy dress karting tours.

Nicole Kidman in Cannes: 'I still act like I'm 21'

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 14:28
The star said in Cannes she likes to make "bold" choices as if she were at the start of her career.

Microwave mushrooms 'to keep their goodness', scientists say

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 14:01
Grilling and microwaving are the best ways to cook the fungi, a Spanish study says.

Donald Trump: A rare opportunity to bring peace

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 13:40
President Trump's visit to Israel is expected to focus on reviving the Middle East peace process

The moment a sea lion pulls a girl underwater

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 12:58
Experts are warning against feeding and getting too close to wild animals after a wild sea lion pulled a young girl underwater. The girl wasn't hurt in the incident.

French ex-envoy Boris Boillon in mystery cash trial

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 12:38
Ex-ambassador Boris Boillon goes on trial after €350,000 was found in his bags at a Paris station.

Billboard awards: BTS beat Bieber to be first K-pop winners

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 12:36
The group BTS beat Justin Bieber to the fan-voted Top Social Artist prize.

'Fire burn and cauldron bubble': Trump and the glowing orb

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 12:34
Find out what's buzzing in the social media world today.

Thai military hospital bomb blast injures more than 20

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 12:21
The bomb blast took place on the third anniversary of the coup which brought the military to power.

UK firm designs 'world's most affordable solar lamp'

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 12:11
Manchester's Inventid designed the SM100 solar light, which retails for $5 in African countries.

Harvard student submits rap album thesis

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 11:57
A student becomes the first in Harvard's history to submit a hip-hop album as his senior thesis.

Turkey arrests two hunger-strike teachers as coup trial opens

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 11:18
The pair are detained on the 75th day of their protest, as 221 alleged coup plotters go on trial.

Leaks 'expose peculiar Facebook moderation policy'

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 11:03
The "inconsistent" rules used to judge and censor content on Facebook are exposed, claim insiders.

Twin Peaks returns after 26 years - and it's still 'inscrutable'

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 10:52
Critics hail the return of David Lynch's cult TV series - though how many know what's going on?

Indian woman 'sets new Everest dual ascent record'

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 10:31
Anshu Jamsenpa scaled Everest twice in five days, thought to be the fastest dual ascent by a woman.

Ford to replace chief executive Mark Fields, reports say

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 09:20
The change comes as Ford faces weak sales, declining profits and major cuts to its global workforce.

Yemen war: Major cholera epidemic feared, says charity

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 08:48
Almost 250 people have died of the disease this month alone, says Save the Children.

Indonesian police arrest 141 men over 'gay sex party'

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 07:50
The arrests will be seen as a sign of a growing hostility towards homosexuality in Indonesia.

Billionaire makes 'biggest philanthropic gift' by living Australian

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 06:24
Billionaire Andrew Forrest and his wife, Nicola, will give A$400m (£229m; $298m) to charity.

Thumbs up or down?

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 06:06
A look back at some of the contentious moments during the US president's trip to Saudi Arabia.

Cathay Pacific cuts hundreds of jobs in major shake-up

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 04:43
The staff shake-up marks the biggest round of cuts in two decades.

'Car boot-sale' diamond set to fetch £350,000 at auction

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 03:20
The owner thought the £10 ring with and "exceptionally sized" stone was a costume jewel.

Syria conflict: Government regains full control of Homs

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 03:06
Government officials say rebels have left the last district they controlled in the central city.

Without a trace

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 02:54
Wang Quanzhang's disappearance may be due to his "refusal to compromise"

Sydney siege: Families criticise 'outrageous' police tactics

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 02:44
Relatives of two hostages killed in a cafe in 2014 say authorities' tactics were "outrageous".

Will I be next?

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 02:23
Feelings are heightened in South Africa over the safety of women, writes the BBC's Nomsa Maseko following a series of violent attacks against women.

Irreconcilable visions

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 02:15
With the opposition and the government at loggerheads, the crisis in Venezuela looks set to get worse.

Sweden beats Canada to win ice hockey world title

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 01:57
The Scandinavians triumphed in a dramatic penalty shootout, dethroning last year's winners.

Trump visits Israel amid tight security

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 01:33
The US president will meet Israeli and Palestinian leaders as he explores a Middle East peace push.

Ringling Brothers circus stages last show in New York

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 01:26
After 146 years, the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus holds its final show in New York.

Iran's President Rouhani has quite the to-do list

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 01:24
Hassan Rouhani worked hard for re-election - but he'll have to work even harder on three big issues.

Reproductive rebels

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 01:17
Contraception wasn’t just socially groundbreaking - it also changed the professional landscape.

Dough kidding

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 01:10
How strict quality control and unusual Asian toppings helped a Japanese expat build a popular pizza chain in Vietnam.

Brazil police raid Sao Paulo 'Crackland' and make arrests

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 23:44
Some 500 officers took part in the operation in an area where crack cocaine has been consumed freely.

Mike Pence university address hit by student walk-out

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 23:32
Dozens of students staged a walk-out when US Vice-President Mike Pence addressed a ceremony in Indiana.

Venezuela protests: Man set alight as death toll rises

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 23:14
The latest incident happened on the 50th day of demonstrations, which saw the death toll rise to 48.

Switzerland votes to phase out nuclear power

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 20:46
The referendum result allows the government to go ahead with plans to switch to renewable energy.

Novak Djokovic hires Andre Agassi; loses Italian Open final to Alexander Zverev

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 19:15
World number two Novak Djokovic says Andre Agassi will be his new coach after the Serb loses in the Italian Open final to Alexander Zverev.

Egypt refers 48 to court over Coptic church bombings

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 18:19
The suspects are believed linked to attacks on Coptic churches claimed by the Islamic State group.

Trump to Muslim nations: Drive out the terrorists

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 18:01
President Trump calls on Muslim nations to take the lead in fighting radicalisation.

Cannes festival: Netflix film Meyerowitz Stories 'made for big screen'

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 17:43
Noah Baumbach, director of The Meyerowitz Stories, tells Cannes he meant it to air in cinemas.

Mesmerising lava flows from Kilauea volcano in Hawaii

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 17:03
Look but don't touch as it tumbles down the Pulama Pali slope in Hawaii.

Trump joke

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 16:46
The Daily Show's Hassan Minhaj says minority comedians are replying with energy to the US president.

Iran elections: Pro-Rouhani reformists in Tehran power sweep

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 15:17
Reformists win all 21 seats in Tehran council elections, ending 14 years of conservative dominance.

TPP trade deal will continue without Trump

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 12:54
The Trans-Pacific Trade deal, abandoned by the US, will go ahead, its other 11 member states agree.

Chibok girls reunited with families

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 12:36
Eighty-two of the Chibok girls captured by Boko Haram in 2014 have been returned to their families. The whereabouts of more than 100 girls is still unknown.

Mount Everest's famous Hillary Step destroyed, mountaineers confirm

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 12:17
The world's highest mountain poses new hazards after the collapse of a key rocky outcrop.

Flying goats in yoga pants

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 12:17
Conservationists have an unusual plan for returning barren Antigua land into an eco-haven.

Afghanistan launches TV channel dedicated to women

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 12:00
The new station is aiming to attract a different audience.

Alleged plot to smuggle drugs from Spain to Liverpool

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 11:51
Twenty-four suspects were held over the alleged plot to smuggle cannabis hidden in marble tiles.

North Korea in new missile test, South says

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 11:05
The apparent test comes only days after the UN Security Council demanded they should stop.

Canada's Justin Trudeau photobombs students' prom picture

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 09:55
Vancouver students spot the Canadian PM out for a jog while snapping pictures in their formalwear.

German woman killed and Afghan guard beheaded in Kabul

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 09:12
A third woman from Finland is missing and may have been kidnapped.

Mexican mob attacks Russian over insults in Cancun

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 06:50
A Russian man is in protective custody after a mob of Mexicans attacked him for insulting locals.

Trump in Saudi: US president to address summit of Islamic leaders

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 06:48
The US president is expected to soften his rhetoric on Islam in the widely anticipated address.

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Sun, 05/21/2017 - 06:45
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Humpback whale trapped in California harbour

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 06:17
A humpback whale swims into a southern California harbour and becomes trapped.

Happy news: Three stories to cheer you up

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 02:25
It hasn't all been doom and gloom this week... so why not find out what this woman is smiling about?

Too big to fail?

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 02:17
Croatia has only 4m people, and 60,000 work for the company that owns 1,000 supermarkets.

Fair shares?

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 02:04
The Nordic country's reputation for gender equality is not all it's made out to be.

Turkey's first LGBTI choir sings for tolerance

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 01:46
How Turkey's first LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex) choir aims to help overcome homophobia.

China crippled CIA by killing US sources, says New York Times

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 01:22
Up to 20 US informants were killed or imprisoned in China between 2010-12, says the New York Times.

California botulism outbreak linked to petrol station's nacho cheese

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 23:53
An outbreak of botulism in California is linked to cheese sauce from a family-run petrol station.

Path to change

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 23:22
The Iranian president has been given a mandate to push through reforms, but how will hardliners react?

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