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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".

Italy bails out two banks for 5.2bn euros

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 18:58
The good assets of Banca Popolare di Vicenza and Veneto Banca will be taken on by Intesa Sanpaolo.

Qatar demands difficult to meet, says US

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 17:48
The US secretary of state urges a "lowering of rhetoric" between Qatar and four other Arab states.

Iran's drug problem: Addicts 'more than double' in six years

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 16:35
The number of people suffering addiction to narcotics in Iran has surged, local media report.

Fifa looking into anti-doping claims from McLaren report

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 16:10
Fifa says "it is still investigating the allegations" that footballers were part of a state-sponsored doping programme in Russia.

Macron considers joint session of parliament in Versailles

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 16:10
The convening of a joint congress in Versailles is a measure normally associated with times of crisis.

Kashmir cable car accident: At least seven people killed

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 15:48
A rescue operation is now under way to get people stranded in other cable cars safely back to earth.

Indian cricket captain calmly reads book before batting

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 15:41
Women's captain Mithali Raj enjoys some poetry to calm "jitters".

Roger Federer beats Alexander Zverev to win Gerry Weber Open in Halle

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 14:24
Roger Federer warms up for Wimbledon by beating Alexander Zverev to earn a record ninth title at the Gerry Weber Open.

Vietnam blogger Pham Minh Hoang deported to France

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 13:42
French-Vietnamese dissident blogger Pham Minh Hoang loses his birth nationality and is deported.

Trump gift leaves Australian PM Turnbull bemused

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 13:24
Australian PM sees the funny side after receiving a tie emblazoned with the words "Donald Trump".

AirAsia X flight forced to land after 'shaking like washing machine'

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 11:42
AirAsia pilot changes course from Perth after an engine problem causes passenger plane to vibrate.

Passenger films 'washing machine' flight

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 10:47
An AirAsia X plane is forced to turn back to Perth after suffering a "technical fault".

In pictures

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 10:34
The Islamic world has begun marking the holiday which ends the Ramadan fast.

China landslide: More than 100 missing as search continues

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 09:55
Thousands of rescuers are digging through rocks for a second day in the hope of finding survivors.

Your weekly dose of happy news

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 09:17
Here's what made us smile this week.

Pakistan oil tanker blaze leaves at least 120 people dead

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 08:47
More than 120 people were killed when a lorry transporting oil burst into flames in Pakistan.

Texas mother held after two toddlers die in hot car

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 07:55
The Texas woman admitted she shut the car door to teach her girl and boy "a lesson", police say.

Deadly oil tanker fire in Pakistan

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 06:11
Oil lorry catches fire in the Pakistani city of Bahawalpur, with a number of deaths reported

Guatemala: Officials and police charged over girls shelter blaze

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 02:45
Forty-one teenage girls were killed in a fire at the government-run shelter in March.

LGBT purge

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 01:50
During the Cold War, hundreds of gay men and lesbians in Canada lost government and military jobs because of their sexual orientation. They are about to get an apology.

Quitting while they're ahead

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 01:39
As Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis announces he is retiring, here are some other stars who quit being an actor.

Out of control

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 01:24
Yemen cholera epidemic: 'I have never seen such suffering'

Egypt's president ratifies islands deal with Saudi Arabia

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 01:09
The deal to transfer two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia has triggered protests and a legal battle.

Is this Russia's green screen queen?

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 01:01
Russian YouTuber Tatiana Subbotina shares how she "travels the world" without leaving her home.

'Real community spirit' in London's council estates

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 01:01
Photographer Joe Newman has explored some of the city's biggest council estates.

Trump accuses Obama of inaction over Russia meddling claim

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 00:33
The president says his predecessor "did nothing" despite knowing of meddling claims before the poll.

Turkey LGBT: Istanbul's Gay Pride organisers vow to defy ban

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 23:56
They vow to hold a march in Istanbul which officials have banned for the third year in a row.

Yemen cholera cases 'pass 200,000'

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 23:42
So far more than 1,300 people have died, 25% children, with numbers expected to rise, the UN says.

Italy acid attack model Gessica Notaro returns to work

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 22:32
The former Miss Italy finalist said she was doing so to encourage other women to defy bullies.

US student hails professor for childcare offer

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 21:38
A single mother received a heartwarming letter after missing a class for a lack of babysitter.

Sausage roll row: US 'invents' new summer snack

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 19:45
An American supermarket has created a "new" summer snack that look very familiar to Britons.

Moveable feast

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 18:29
Working out when the Muslim festival of Eid al-Fitr begins is surprisingly complicated.

Pandas in Berlin: Meng Meng and Jiao Qing arrive in new home

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 17:25
Meng Meng and Jiao Qing arrive in Germany from China ahead of a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Muslims on India train assaulted 'because they ate beef'

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 17:05
A man confesses on television that he took part the attack after being goaded by his friends.

In pictures

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 16:20
The Swiss Association of Seaplane Pilots is gathering on the banks of Lake Geneva.

World's ugliest dog, Martha, crowned in California

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 14:58
The former rescue dog won over the judges with her stage presence at the Californian fair.

Schwarzenegger and Macron join forces in swipe at Trump

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 13:41
In video footage posted on social media, the pair pledge to "make the planet great again".

ICYMI: Four stories you may have missed this week

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 12:33
From retiring actors to breastfeeding politicians.

Mosul battle: Second French journalist dies after mine blast

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 12:21
Veronique Robert was injured while reporting on an advance by Iraqi forces against IS militants.

Qatar says list of demands not realistic

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 12:06
The foreign minister rejects a list of conditions set by four Arab states for lifting sanctions.

WTF: It's not Taekwondo, by the way

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 11:54
The World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) changes its name to World Taekwondo because of the "negative connotations".

New Zealand outclass British and Irish Lions

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 11:29
New Zealand snuff out the British and Irish Lions' hopes of a shock win with a ruthless display in the first Test in Auckland.

Chateau de Chambord: The garden that cost 3.5m euros

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 09:46
France's Chateau de Chambord reopens to the public after a 14-year renovation.

Colombia conflict: ELN rebels free Dutch journalists

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 08:55
Derk Bolt and Eugenio Follender are released after a day of conflicting reports about their fate.

Many people feared buried in China landslide

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 06:18
More than 100 people are feared buried in a landslide in south-western China, state media report.

China landslide leaves 100 missing in Sichuan

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 04:09
A rescue operation is under way after about 40 homes were destroyed in Sichuan province.

'Poisonous theory'

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 02:57
The "controversial" theory is too complex for schoolchildren, an education official says.

Venezuelan dad makes plea to president

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 01:53
David Vallenilla's son was shot dead by military police during a protest earlier in the week.

A mother's love

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 01:29
Award-winning photographer Chris de Bode describes the desperation of people living in northern Cameroon.

Life story

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 01:03
Three young IS militants lay dead on the banks of the river Tigris. Who were they and what were they doing in Iraq?

Saudis 'foil suicide attack' on Mecca's Grand Mosque

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 23:32
Officials say a suicide bomber blew himself up when security forces surrounded the house he was in.

Awkward questions

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 23:26
A guide on how to deal with "uncomfortable questions" during family gatherings after Ramadan.

US woman, 66, is oldest to swim English Channel

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 23:25
Pat Gallant-Charette, 66, becomes the oldest woman to make the 21-mile swim across the English Channel.

Sheryl Sandberg: Tools like Facebook 'used for evil and good'

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 23:09
How Facebook's new initiative plans to tackle extremist and hate speech online.

Colombia conflict: Two Dutch journalists ''freed by rebels'

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 22:54
The pair were freed in good health, rebels say, but there is no confirmation from Dutch authorities.

White House: Qatar Gulf row is a 'family issue'

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 22:48
US spokesman Sean Spicer says Qatar, Saudi Arabia and others should 'work crisis out themselves'.

Canada community hit by suicide crisis

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 22:40
Wapekeka First Nation is calling for more mental health funding following three suicides.

Tornado causes major spillage at Alabama liquor store

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 22:05
Tropical Storm Cindy tears through the southern United States creating extreme weather patterns and widespread damage, including this liquor store.

Glastonbury 2017: Johnny Depp apologises for Trump comment

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 21:56
The actor says his remarks were in "poor taste" and did not "come out as intended".

'I saw Warmbier seized at NK airport'

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 19:13
The British roommate of Otto Warmbier has described the moment he saw his American friend being arrested by guards in North Korea. He never saw him again.

Qatar row: Al Jazeera hits back over closure demands

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 18:20
Qatar faces demands to shut down its broadcasting network from Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies.

Five electrocuted at Turkish water park

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 18:17
Five people, including three children, die of electrocution at water park in north-west Turkey, Turkish media say


Fri, 06/23/2017 - 18:09
The French president makes his debut in Brussels, but it will take him more than smiles to succeed.

Pakistan bombings kill several in Quetta and Parachinar

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 17:44
Blasts at different ends of the country kill at least 24 people and injure many more, officials say.

Los Angeles police shoot at pit bill but kill teenager

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 17:30
Officers fired on a rampaging dog, but a ricocheting bullet hit a 17-year-old boy in the chest.

Trump casts doubt on special counsel Mueller's impartiality

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 17:24
The president questions the neutrality of the man investigating alleged Russian poll interference.

Russian warships launch missiles at IS targets in Syria

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 17:00
Missiles are fired from the Mediterranean at Islamic State group targets in Syria.

Making a Murderer: Brendan Dassey conviction overturned

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 16:11
Brendan Dassey was just 16 when he confessed to rape, kill and murder a woman with his uncle.

Russia activist Alexei Navalny barred from presidential election

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 16:00
The anti-corruption campaigner led mass street protests against Vladimir Putin in 2011-12.

Al-Nahyan trial: UAE princesses guilty of servant abuse

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 15:40
They receive suspended jail terms and fines for abuses in a hotel in Brussels in 2008.

EU chief's one-word response to May's plan

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 15:40
EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker isn't sure what the UK wants.

Deep fried tarantula, anyone?

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 14:03
It's rainy season in Cambodia and spiders are creeping onto the menu.

Online concern over Chinese 'human embroidery' trend

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 13:54
Chinese media highlight an online trend that sees users stitching patterns through their skin.

Bangladesh landslide: Roads to Rangamati reopened

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 13:39
The authorities in Bangladesh have reopened roads to some of the districts worst hit by landslides last week.

Woody Johnson: Trump picks NFL tycoon as UK ambassador

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 13:31
The scion of the Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical giant has known the president-elect for years.

The Soviet 'M'

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 12:57
Yuri Drozdov was in charge of the "illegals", who gave up their identities to go undercover in the West.

Germany quashes gay men's convictions and offers compensation

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 12:54
Some 64,000 men were jailed and more persecuted under the anti-gay law dating back to 1871.

Gambia's ‘deserted’ village: why did the young men leave?

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 12:50
The village chief of Badibu Saaba, in the Gambia, explains how most of the young men have left. But six months after electing a new president, will things soon change?

RuPaul to get star on Hollywood walk of fame along with Snoop Dogg and Simon Cowell

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 12:45
The drag queen is to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next year along with Snoop Dogg and Simon Cowell.

California 'road rage' results in motorway car crash

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 12:45
A car swerved dramatically after an altercation with a motorcyclist in California. Footage courtesy Chris Traber

EU prepares to move two agencies from London

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 12:40
States bid to host agencies responsible for medicines and banking, meaning hundreds of jobs moving.

Threatening Trump

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 12:32
It is a crime to make threats against the US president, so could Johnny Depp run into trouble?

Otto Warmbier: North Korea denies mistreating US student

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 12:22
Pyongyang denies mistreating Otto Warmbier - but his family says it is responsible for his death.

Magufuli ban on pregnant schoolgirls angers Tanzanians

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 12:17
An online petition is set up after president to reverse his comments about breast-feeding students.

Lionel Messi 'could swap tax fraud jail sentence for fine'

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 12:07
Prosecutors reportedly suggested the Barcelona star pay 255,000 euros instead of serving prison time.

Brexit: Juncker says UK rights offer 'not sufficient'

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 11:39
The UK needs to do more to reassure EU nationals about their future after Brexit, top official says.

WannaCry helps speeding drivers dodge fines in Australia

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 09:09
Australian police cancelled hundreds of speeding fines after noting their systems were infected.

Mao Kobayashi: Japanese cancer blogger dies at 34

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 08:49
Mao Kobayashi, a former newsreader, found legions of admirers after chronicling her battle online.

Qatar row: Arab states send list of steep demands

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 08:12
The Gulf state is being asked to close its broadcaster, Al Jazeera, and reduce ties with Iran.

Geylang Ramadan bazaar: Singapore's new hipster haunt

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 07:57
But are the cool new snacks on sale at the traditional Geylang bazaar in the spirit of the season?

Super Mario fan makes augmented reality game

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 06:52
Abhishek Singh was testing out the Microsoft Hololens headset when he came up with the idea.

Brexit: UK offer on EU citizens a good start, says Merkel

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 06:03
The German chancellor cautiously welcomes a plan for EU citizens living in the UK post-Brexit.

North Korea tests new missile engine, US officials say

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 05:47
It is thought to be part of efforts towards building a missile capable of reaching the US mainland.

Choi Soon-sil : South Korean ex-president's friend jailed

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 04:29
Choi Soon-sil has been sentenced to three years in prison over a case which brought down the president.

Two Bali jail fugitives captured in East Timor

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 04:12
East Timor police capture two foreigners who escaped from Bali's Kerobokan Prison by using a tunnel.

Watched chimps change their hunting habits

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 03:42
Wild chimpanzees have changed their hunting strategies in response to being watched and followed by scientists, observations suggest.

Danger map reveals health threat zone

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 03:24
South America could be home to the next major threat to the world's health, researchers say.

Mexican president denies spying on journalists, lawyers and activists

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 03:22
Enrique Peña Nieto says his government did not use spyware against journalists, lawyers and activists.

United States suspends all Brazilian meat imports

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 02:49
The US Department of Agriculture says it has recurring concerns about the safety of Brazilian meat.