'No sex with saints'

BBC - 1 hour 2 min ago
Calls in Russia for Matilda, the true story of a future tsar and a ballerina, to be banned over blasphemy.

Israeli PM criticises UN 'hypocrisy' on historic Australia visit

BBC - 1 hour 51 min ago
Benjamin Netanyahu receives support from his Australian counterpart on a historic visit.

Kim Jong-nam killing: Malaysia seeks North Korea embassy official

BBC - 2 hours 40 min ago
The senior official at North Korea's embassy and an airline worker are wanted over Kim Jong-nam's killing.

Divisive political rhetoric a danger to the world, Amnesty says

BBC - 3 hours 6 min ago
Amnesty International singles out President Trump as an example of a "more divisive politics".

Donald Tsang: Hong Kong former leader sentenced to 20 months

BBC - 3 hours 21 min ago
Donald Tsang was the most senior Hong Kong official to face a corruption trial.

Melbourne plane crash: Pilot had 'near collision' in 2015

BBC - 4 hours 12 min ago
The pilot involved in a plane crash that killed five was being investigated over a 2015 mid-air incident.

'One is enough'

BBC - 4 hours 42 min ago
Polygamy is widely accepted all over Nigeria but one of the country's most prominent Muslim leaders is trying to ban the practice - in some cases.

San Jose flooding: Dozens rescued by boat

BBC - 4 hours 47 min ago
A neighbourhood in the Californian town of San Jose is submerged after a creek overflowed.

'I was raped everyday'

BBC - 5 hours 6 min ago
Attracted by false marriages and jobs, women are subjected to sex trafficking and forced labour.


BBC - 5 hours 48 min ago
Female patients at an Indian hospital are fighting stigma, as well as mental health problems.

Let's go get it!

BBC - 5 hours 58 min ago
Eastern Airlines Flight 980 crashed into a mountain in Bolivia in 1985. Dan Futrell and Isaac Stoner spent an unusual holiday trying to work out why.

Life expectancy to break 90 barrier by 2030

BBC - 6 hours 22 min ago
Women in South Korea will be the first in the world to live an average of 90 years.

Bao Bao the panda heads home to China

BBC - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 23:43
The three-year-old panda, which has called a zoo in Washington its home since birth, is going to China.

Sweden probes riot in mainly immigrant Stockholm suburb

BBC - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 23:22
Unrest in the mainly immigrant suburb follows controversial Trump comments on Sweden.

Ohio policeman helps girl, 10, with maths homework

BBC - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 21:27
Brave Lt BJ Gruber, of Marion, Ohio, offered up his help without realising the subject was maths.

Yiannopoulos 'quits Breitbart News'

BBC - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 21:01
Firebrand editor says his "poor choice of words" should not detract from his colleagues' reporting.

Same-sex marriage linked with 7% drop in US teen suicide attempts

BBC - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 20:41
A US study finds LGB teens are 14% less likely to attempt suicide in same-sex marriage states.

Massive art

BBC - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 19:01
How Guido van Helten is using massive pieces of public art to save small towns in Australia.

Trafficking victim: 'I was raped and blindfolded underground'

BBC - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 19:01
'Anna' was trafficked from Albania into the UK last year by someone pretending to be her boyfriend.

Uber threat drives noisy Italy protests by taxi drivers

BBC - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 18:51
Italian taxi drivers protest in Rome over a lack of regulation of new services such as Uber.

Dutch MPs vote to approve cannabis cultivation for first time

BBC - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 18:25
The purchase of small amounts of cannabis is already tolerated, but cultivation has been illegal.

US unveils sweeping orders to deport illegal immigrants

BBC - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 18:08
All 11 million undocumented foreigners in the US could be affected by the beefed-up deportation policy.

Famine returns

BBC - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 17:24
The UN has declared a famine in parts of South Sudan, the first to be announced anywhere in the world in six years. So why has famine returned?

Trump condemns 'horrible' anti-Semitism

BBC - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 16:14
President Donald Trump condemns a spate of threats against Jewish centres as "horrible and painful".

Texas lawmaker: 'Don't use Chile flag emoji when you mean Texas!'

BBC - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 16:12
The Chilean flag's emoji is being confused by some with the Lone Star Flag of Texas.

'Time-saving' toilet finder app for Japanese workers

BBC - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 15:14
App helps Japanese employees find a vacant cubicle.

Japan zoo kills 57 snow monkeys due to 'alien genes'

BBC - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 14:51
The monkeys are put down using lethal injection because they carry genes of an "alien species".

Ukraine oligarch faces extradition to US

BBC - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 14:41
Russia-linked Ukrainian oligarch Dmytro Firtash should be extradited to US to face bribery charges, Austrian court rules

Ravaged by war, now famine hits South Sudan

BBC - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 14:18
A state of famine has been declared in parts of South Sudan, the first globally since 2011. Alastair Leithead reports.

Thousands of spills at US oil and gas fracking sites

BBC - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 14:03
Up to 16% of hydraulically fractured oil and gas wells spill liquids each year, according to new data.

Swede detained after Barcelona police fire on stolen butane gas truck

BBC - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 13:45
A Swedish man is held after a truck full of butane gas was driven the wrong way down a highway.

Three held for 'planning French attack'

BBC - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 13:42
Three arrested in France on suspicion of plotting attack - counter-terrorism operation under way

Lemur facial recognition tool developed

BBC - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 13:41
A method that can identify individual lemurs could improve the way the endangered species is tracked.

New Zealand garden gnome thefts 'fund meth trade'

BBC - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 13:34
Police say hundreds of garden ornaments pinched to raise cash for drugs deals.

Dozens of migrants drown off Libya

BBC - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 13:29
The bodies of at least 87 migrants wash up in Libya after they drowned trying to reach Italy by sea.

Azerbaijan President Aliyev makes wife Mehriban his deputy

BBC - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 12:52
Azerbaijan's authoritarian President Aliyev appoints his wife Mehriban as first vice-president.

Mosul offensive: Iraqi army seizes key town of Abu Saif

BBC - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 12:31
Iraqi troops now have direct sight of western Mosul, the last area of the city under IS control.

Hospital saves dehydrated baby hippo at Cincinnati Zoo

BBC - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 12:31
Cincinnati Zoo's premature baby hippo Fiona needed urgent treatment for dehydration.

Meet Zambia's first female fighter pilot

BBC - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 12:15
A 24-year-old second lieutenant tells the BBC how she became Zambia's first female fighter pilot.

Shopper's lucky escape as car crashes through window

BBC - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 11:35
A man had an extraordinary escape when a car crashed through a shop window in New York.

German AfD leader Petry meets pro-Putin Russian MPs

BBC - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 11:32
AfD leader Frauke Petry meets top Russian MPs as Germany prepares for elections.

Jewish centres evacuated in US after new wave of bomb threats

BBC - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 10:51
Another wave of threats to Jewish facilities in the US are now under investigation by the FBI.

Milo Yiannopoulos banned from conference over paedophilia comments

BBC - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 10:08
The provocateur will not speak at a US conservative conference due to his comments on paedophilia.

Children's sex book causes stir in Indonesia

BBC - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 09:09
Parents say the book I Learn to Control Myself is inappropriate because it discusses masturbation.

Israeli soldier to be sentenced for killing Hebron attacker

BBC - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 09:00
The killing of the wounded attacker in the West Bank city of Hebron polarised opinion in Israel.

Gunfire and explosions in NW Pakistan

BBC - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 08:22
Casualties reported as gunfire and explosions hit Pakistan's northwest Charsadda district

Kim Jong-nam: Security high at mortuary as family expected

BBC - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 06:12
There is growing speculation the dead North Korean's family could be seeking to reclaim his body.

HSBC sees full year profit plunge 62% to $7.1bn

BBC - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 06:06
One-off charges, including pulling out of Brazil, hit the global banking giant's annual results.

Singapore 'fire rainbow' cloud phenomenon lights up sky

BBC - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 03:58
The multi-coloured glow appeared in the late afternoon, to the delight of people in the city-state.

David Cassidy: Ex-Partridge Family idol says he has dementia

BBC - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 03:16
He forgot the words to classic songs and appeared physically unstable at concerts last weekend.

Alt-right editor challenges journalists to visit Sweden

BBC - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 03:04
Infowars editor Paul Joseph Watson donates $2,000 to a US journalist to travel to Sweden.

Governments 'must address corruption to defeat IS', says report

BBC - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 02:58
The militant group uses anger at corrupt officials to recruit new members, says a new report.

Does a new ruling offer fresh hope for LGBT rights in Lebanon?

BBC - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 02:13
Gay sex can get you arrested in Lebanon, but has a surprising ruling in a recent case changed the future for the country’s LGBT community? BBC Pop Up is in Lebanon to find out.

US immigration raids leave many 'afraid to open the door'

BBC - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 01:54
Recent police raids in the US have created fear and unease in many immigrant communities.

News bites

BBC - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 01:43
The Nobel Prize, viral videos, Beyonce's pregnancy photo... Amber Spiegel has covered them all - on cookies.

Light plane crashes into Melbourne shopping complex

BBC - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 01:31
A plane carrying five people has crashed into a Melbourne shopping complex, Australian authorities say.

Islamic State: Battle for Mosul by land and air

BBC - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 01:21
While so-called Islamic State rules the road, Iraqi forces control the skies in the battle for Mosul, as the BBC's Quentin Sommerville reports.

Accessing the world

BBC - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 01:18
Brazilian Ricardo Shimosakai is a tourist agent who specialises in finding holiday packages for people with mobility issues.

The man championing wheelchair tourism in Brazil

BBC - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 01:18
Brazilian Ricardo Shimosakai is a tourist agent who specialises in finding holiday packages for people with mobility issues.

Call of duty

BBC - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 01:14
Sgt Conchita Lopez describes her life patrolling Mexico's southern border with Guatemala.

'Wanted for my body parts'

BBC - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 01:09
An albino hunted for her body parts tells the BBC she lives in fear after surviving a kidnap attempt in Malawi.

Who spends $150,000 on a kid's birthday party?

BBC - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 01:08
Children's birthday parties are getting expensive in some countries - but how much would you spend keeping up with the Joneses?

Thaw on pause

BBC - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 01:01
The new Trump presidency could have profound implications for US relations with Iran, says the BBC's Kambiz Fattahi.

Nepal transgender model dazzles India

BBC - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 01:01
Anjali Lama recently walked the catwalk at a top fashion week in Mumbai.

Plane crashes near airport in Melbourne, police say

BBC - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 23:42
It is not yet known if there are casualties, police in the Australian city say.

Trump names national security adviser

BBC - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 21:07
Donald Trump names Lt Gen HR McMaster as US national security adviser, replacing Gen Michael Flynn

Kim Jong-nam killing: Footage shows airport 'attack'

BBC - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 20:41
Footage from an airport in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is said to show the moments before Kim Jong-nam died.

Angelina Jolie exclusive: Cooking bugs in Cambodia

BBC - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 19:58
Angelina Jolie and her family try some of Cambodia's delicacies.

Syria crisis: Footage shows girl 'Aya' rescue

BBC - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 19:49
Footage released by Syria Civil Defence shows a girl being revealed beneath rubble by rescuers, apparently in Damascus' Tishreen neighbourhood on Sunday.

Libya's eastern authority bans women travelling solo

BBC - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 19:29
The ban is said to be for "national security reasons" and not driven by religious ideology.

Russia's UN ambassador Vitaly Churkin dies at work

BBC - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 19:18
Vitaly Churkin dies at work in New York, Russia says, a day before his 65th birthday.

'Spiderman' art thief Vjeran Tomic jailed in Paris

BBC - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 18:48
Vjeran Tomic took five paintings - including a Matisse and Picasso - from a Paris museum in 2010.

Racist Serb fans torment Brazilian footballer Everton Luiz

BBC - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 18:42
A Partizan Belgrade midfielder weeps after sustained racist abuse by rival Serb fans.

Alt-right 'supervillain'

BBC - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 18:36
Writer and internet "supervillain" Milo Yiannopoulos is set to speak at a US conservative conference this week.

Neymar: Barcelona forward to stand trial on corruption charges

BBC - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 18:33
Barcelona forward Neymar and his club will stand trial on corruption charges over his transfer from Brazilian club Santos.

Slippery bottle solves ketchup problem

BBC - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 18:29
Scientists in Boston have found a way to get every last drop of ketchup out of the bottle.

Day Without Immigrants: 'More than 100 workers' fired over strike

BBC - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 17:39
More than 100 workers say they lost their jobs after Thursday's protest in support of immigrants.

Iran bans private drones from skies over Tehran amid security fears

BBC - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 16:41
Military officials act to remove "security threat" of private drones after shooting at two devices.

Japan police offer martial arts classes for tourists

BBC - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 16:03
Judo and kendo classes aim to build trust and improve officers' English.

Greece: EU and IMF in 'common position'

BBC - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 15:32
Germany's finance minister hints that deadlock between the EU and IMF over Greece may be resolved.

How children play, even in the harshest of environments

BBC - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 14:28
Mark Neville's photographs show that some of the most inhospitable places on earth are not, contrary to what most of us imagine, a barrier to play.

Tanzania threat to list gay people

BBC - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 14:16
A Tanzanian politician takes to Twitter to defend his threat to publish the names of suspected homosexuals.

Robert Mugabe: Give Donald Trump a chance

BBC - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 13:33
Donald Trump is right that "America is for the Americans", says Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe.

Mike Pence seeks to allay European fears on trip to Brussels

BBC - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 13:31
Vice-president says the US remains committed to the EU, despite recent criticism by Donald Trump.

Cambodia MPs back law barring PM Hun Sen's long-time rival

BBC - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 13:21
The main opposition says the move could be used to intimidate and "destroy" rival parties.

Driverless Roborace car crashes at speed in Buenos Aires

BBC - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 13:15
A landmark race involving two driverless cars sees one of them crash and the other avoid running over an animal.

Extreme race on frozen lake not for faint-hearted

BBC - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 12:59
An endurance skating and cycling race has been held on Lake Baikal in the Irkutsk region of Russia.

Russia rejects claim of Montenegro plot

BBC - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 12:53
Reports that "Russian state bodies" took part in a foiled coup are absurd, Moscow says.

Gibraltar seizes Russian's superyacht over German debt claim

BBC - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 11:37
Billionaire owner Andrei Melnichenko is alleged to owe 15.3m euros to the shipbuilder.

Iraqi forces 'within sight' of IS stronghold of Mosul

BBC - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 11:25
The BBC's Quentin Sommerville is with Iraqi government forces as they resume their push towards western Mosul, the last major stronghold of so-called Islamic State in Iraq.

India's visually impaired find perfume jobs

BBC - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 11:22
India has few employment opportunities for its blind population. However, a private firm is now training them to work in perfume and fragrance companies.

Phra Dhammajayo search: Thai monks clash with police

BBC - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 11:18
Scuffles break out in a tense stand-off between Thai monks and police at the Dhammakaya Temple.

Angelina Jolie on Cambodia, film and family

BBC - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 10:25
Angelina Jolie on her new film First They Killed My Father, based on the genocide in Cambodia, and her family.

Man marks his ex-girlfriend's apology letter and sends it back to her

BBC - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 10:13
A college student in America grades an apology letter sent to him by his ex-girlfriend and sends it back to her with a mark.

South Sudan warns of hundreds of thousands facing famine

BBC - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 09:58
Civil war and economic collapse are blamed for the situation, the first to be announced in six years.

@Sweden v Trump: 'Nothing happened'

BBC - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 09:55
Swedish School librarian Emma Johansen reacted to Trump's mention of a security incident

Oscar hopes

BBC - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 09:31
French film Elle was originally going to be a Hollywood production, its director says.

In pictures

BBC - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 08:59
Thousands of people gathered in Seger Beach in Indonesia to catch and eat sea worms, a symbol of prosperity.

Mosul offensive: Iraqi army pushes closer to IS bastion

BBC - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 06:18
The second day of the government's assault on the IS stronghold begins with artillery fire.

Iran 'will not instigate hostilities' - foreign minister

BBC - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 06:03
The Iranian Foreign Minister, Javad Zarif, has called on the United States to stop threatening Iran.


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LONDON (Reuters) - A 14-year old girl who died of cancer has been cryogenically frozen in the hope she could be brought back to life in the future after winning a landmark court case shortly before her death, the BBC reported on Friday, 2016-11-18.
The youngster knew she only had weeks to live when she wrote a heartbreaking letter to a judge asking to be frozen until a cure could be found.

REASON FOR CHOICE OF BEST NEWS 2016: Even though we think that life continues somewhere else, like in heaven or paradise, she wanted to have it, and get brought back to life in the future, AND FOUGHT FOR IT ! AND WON ! She was only 14 years old, and wanted to live. In the future, we might end up with a 14-year old girl, living in 2 worlds at the same time. That was our main reasons. Hope you support our choice of NR 1 best news 2016. Especially considering the fact that she was 14 years old, and had to die, in this sometimes quite fucked up world, but her will and desire to live, manifested in a HOPE, that she MIGHT be brought back to life in the future somewhere. That is why this was the best news in 2016. She was only 14 years old and none could help her with her cancer. So I insist that IF we can make a body live again that has been frozen, she will be the first one "ONLINE" again.
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