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Boracay: Paradise islanders fear tourist shutdown

BBC - 53 min 29 sec ago
The Philippine islanders are worried the tourist ban will destroy their livelihoods.

No charges over Prince drug death

BBC - 59 min 15 sec ago
No criminal charges will be brought over the death of US musician Prince in April 2016 - Minnesota prosecutors

Iran arrests official after youths dance at shopping centre concert

BBC - 1 hour 17 min ago
The head of Mashhad's Islamic guidance department had authorised a concert at a shopping centre.

Salisbury attack: Scientist Vladimir Uglev 'helped create Novichok'

BBC - 1 hour 47 min ago
Scientist Vladimir Uglev has no doubt the agent that poisoned the Skripals was made in southern Russia.

Swaziland king renames country 'the Kingdom of eSwatini'

BBC - 3 hours 4 min ago
King Mswati III declares a name change at events celebrating independence and his 50th birthday.

Cuba's Raúl Castro hands over power to Miguel Díaz-Canel

BBC - 3 hours 48 min ago
For the first time in almost six decades, Cuba has a leader who is not a Castro.

How an engine blast sparked an on-board safety conversation

BBC - 4 hours 13 min ago
Airline staff take to social media to complain about passengers ignoring their advice.

India video reunites man with family after 40 years

BBC - 4 hours 37 min ago
A former Indian soldier who disappeared in 1978 finds his family after they spot him on YouTube.

Banyan: Insecticide 'drip' to save 700-year-old Indian tree

BBC - 5 hours 11 min ago
Spread across three acres, the tree is reportedly the second largest of its kind in the world.

Lesbian mums can't register baby in Italy

BBC - 5 hours 15 min ago
Officials in Turin say they won't register a boy born to a Turin counsellor by artificial insemination.

What's the first film to be shown in Saudi Arabian cinemas?

BBC - 5 hours 19 min ago
For the first time in 35 years, Saudis are allowed to go to the cinema.

Frozen star misses Broadway show: 'Even Disney princesses get terrified'

BBC - 5 hours 21 min ago
Patti Murin, star of Broadway's Frozen, is applauded for opening up about her mental health.

South Africa rhino poaching: 'Web of corruption' blamed

BBC - 5 hours 37 min ago
Entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, conservationist Jane Goodall and others urge more action.

Elon Musk: Walking out of meetings, and other advice from tech gurus

BBC - 5 hours 50 min ago
What do tech leaders like Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg and Jeff Bezos have to say about meetings?

Syracuse University fraternity suspended over 'extremely racist' video

BBC - 5 hours 53 min ago
Students at a New York university were filmed using "extremely racist", "homophobic" language, chancellor says.

Mohammed Zammar: German jihadist 'detained by Syrian Kurds'

BBC - 6 hours 27 min ago
Mohammed Zammar, who was linked to the 9/11 attackers, is reportedly being held in northern Syria.

The Commonwealth of Nations: Who's in the club?

BBC - 6 hours 33 min ago
Some members have left and joined the group more than once.

Texas emergency operator jailed for 911 call hang ups

BBC - 8 hours 20 min ago
Crenshanda Williams terminated calls from people including reports of robberies and murders.

Ex-Playboy model free to discuss alleged Trump affair

BBC - 8 hours 39 min ago
Karen McDougal reaches a settlement allowing her to discuss her alleged affair with President Trump.

Miguel Díaz-Canel: The man succeeding the Castros

BBC - 8 hours 48 min ago
Miguel Díaz-Canel is set to be Cuba's new leader after almost 60 years with a Castro at the helm.

Nasa's Tess: Planet-hunting satellite lifts off

BBC - 9 hours 5 min ago
Nasa's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (Tess) searches for new planets.

Hans Asperger ‘collaborated with Nazis’ in WWII

BBC - 9 hours 48 min ago
A medical journal suggests the renowned autism paediatrician was a Nazi collaborator.

Skripal poisoning: The man who made Novichok

BBC - 10 hours 40 min ago
The BBC's Steve Rosenberg speaks to a retired Russian scientist who says he made nerve agents.

Art installation creates smelling pods of major cities' air

BBC - 11 hours 51 min ago
Five pods have reconstructed the smell of cities across the world. But there was a problem with one city...

US senators allowed to bring babies into chamber

BBC - 12 hours 52 min ago
The move comes after Tammy Duckworth became the first US senator to give birth while in office.

Top Japanese official resigns over sexual harassment claims

BBC - 12 hours 55 min ago
The high-ranking bureaucrat denies accusations he sexually harassed female reporters.

Commonwealth Bank charged fees to dead clients, inquiry hears

BBC - 12 hours 57 min ago
One Commonwealth Bank customer had been deceased for 11 years, an inquiry hears.

Southwest Airlines engine explosion: US orders fan blade inspections

BBC - 13 hours 54 min ago
Tests on fan blades come after an explosion on a Southwest Airlines flight that left one person dead.

Philippines' Duterte says he ordered probe into Australian nun

BBC - 14 hours 32 min ago
The Philippines leader accuses the Australian of "disorderly conduct", in a warning to foreign critics.

Moment mace is stolen in Nigerian Senate

BBC - 14 hours 36 min ago
Intruders stormed into the Nigerian upper house and took the symbolic mace.

Planet-hunter launches from Florida

BBC - 17 hours 25 min ago
The US space agency's Tess satellite lifts off on a mission to find thousands of new worlds.

A beginner's guide to negotiating with Kim Jong-un

BBC - 17 hours 41 min ago
Three experts explain how Donald Trump might avoid diplomatic gaffes and forge a lasting peace with North Korea.

Why many Nigerians give 10% of their income to the church

BBC - 17 hours 53 min ago
Many Nigerian Christians believe it is compulsory to give 10% of their income to the church. But some say this means poor people are funding the extravagant lifestyles of charismatic preachers.

Syria war: The online activists pushing conspiracy theories

BBC - 17 hours 55 min ago
As the investigation into an alleged chemical attack in Syria continues, one group is spreading its unsubstantiated take.

The battle over Colombia's coca fields

BBC - 17 hours 58 min ago
Despite the 2016 peace deal, the country's cocaine trade is still flourishing.

The young Holocaust survivor interviewed by the BBC in 1945

BBC - 18 hours 5 min ago
Hetty Verolme returns to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp where she spoke to the BBC in April 1945.

Trump 'will walk out' if North Korea talks not fruitful

BBC - 18 hours 14 min ago
The US president and Japanese PM agree maximum pressure will be kept on North Korea.

The holiday village run by spies

BBC - 18 hours 22 min ago
An idyllic holiday resort on the banks of the Red Sea was a base for Israeli spies with a secret mission.

Manhattan nanny Yoselyn Ortega guilty of murdering children

BBC - 18 hours 24 min ago
The children's mother returned to find her two children's bodies and the killer stabbing herself.

Donald Trump's double threat to global free trade

BBC - 18 hours 38 min ago
The World Trade Organization faces challenges on two fronts that threaten the way it does business.

100 Women: 'Record number' of Nepalese women climbing Everest this season

BBC - 18 hours 52 min ago
A record number of Nepalese women are climbing Mount Everest this spring season, officials tell the BBC.

Puerto Rico hit by first island-wide blackout since Hurricane Maria

BBC - 19 hours 45 min ago
It is the first island-wide power outage since Hurricane Maria hit the US territory seven months ago.

The famous musician who drives a taxi

BBC - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 23:29
This Washington taxi driver has a big secret - he is a musical star who composes in his car.

Kansas militia men guilty of plot to bomb Somalis' mosque

BBC - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 23:05
The trio, who belonged to a group called the Crusaders, were infiltrated by an FBI informant.

Wrestling legend Bruno Sammartino dies at age 82

BBC - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 22:42
The Italian-American wrestler held the WWE championship for 11 years, longer than anyone else.

German police investigate anti-Semitic attack in Berlin

BBC - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 22:11
A video of the incident shows a man hitting the pair with his belt and shouting anti-Semitic abuse.

Texas house explodes after vehicle crashes into it

BBC - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 21:01
Officers responded to a call after a vehicle crashed into a home. Seconds later, the house exploded.

Barbara Bush: A life in pictures

BBC - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 20:51
The former US first lady, mother of a president and literacy campaigner has died at the age of 92.

Starbucks race row: Howard Schultz 'ashamed' of cafe arrest

BBC - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 19:59
Howard Schultz said Philadelphia Starbucks incident was "reprehensible" and "not who Starbucks is."

Ex-FBI chief on Trump: I'm 'the breakup he can't get over'

BBC - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 18:59
Former FBI director James Comey shares what it's like to be attacked by President Trump on Twitter.

'Total con job': Trump lashes out over Stormy Daniels sketch

BBC - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 18:22
The president breaks a long Twitter silence over his alleged affair with an adult film actress.

Cuba nominates Castro replacement

BBC - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 18:18
Cuba's lawmakers say Miguel Díaz-Canel is sole candidate to succeed Raúl Castro, bringing family's rule to an end

Autistic teen's Lego Titanic replica on display in US

BBC - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 18:06
The autistic boy says the project, which took over 700 hours, helped him to overcome his condition.

Belgium firms prosecuted over exporting Sarin precursor to Syria

BBC - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 17:34
The three firms say they did not know their exports of a Sarin-linked chemical to Syria might be illegal.

Southwest crash: Passengers praise pilot for safe landing

BBC - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 17:12
Tammie Jo Shults, a 10-year veteran of the US Navy, is lauded for her "nerves of steel".

Turkey's President Erdogan calls snap election in June

BBC - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 16:29
Presidential and parliamentary elections will be brought forward to 24 June.

Australians split over plans to trap urban peacocks

BBC - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 15:58
City councils want to stop the bird population from growing and damaging the local ecosystem.

London mayor: Justin Trudeau and Jacinda Ardern are leading feminists

BBC - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 15:47
London mayor Sadiq Khan praises Justin Trudeau and Jacinda Ardern for their influence on gender issues.

Douma 'attack': How do you test for chemical weapons?

BBC - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 15:22
Experts describe the challenges facing those investigating an alleged chemical attack in Syria.

A neighbourhood in Victorville, California, is besieged by tumbleweed

BBC - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 14:42
Strong desert winds have brought unwelcome spikey visitors to Victorville, California, US

Trump hails CIA chief Mike Pompeo's secret trip to N Korea

BBC - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 14:13
CIA chief Mike Pompeo formed a "good relationship" with North Korea's leader, the US leader tweets.

Taiwan accuses China of 'sabre rattling' as naval drill begins

BBC - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 14:09
China's one-day exercise follows warnings against independence moves by the self-governing island.

Barbara Bush: Tributes after former US first lady dies

BBC - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 14:04
Tributes are paid to a woman whose husband and son were both US presidents.

Justin Trudeau wants 'seamless' UK trade deal after Brexit

BBC - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 13:53
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wants a deal that will "flip over the day after Brexit".

Cuba lawmakers meet to choose Raúl Castro's successor

BBC - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 13:36
Raúl Castro will step down at the National Assembly session, bringing an end to the Castro era.

Czech rum gets stay of execution after EU ruling

BBC - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 13:29
European Union gives manufacturers five years to replace ingredient of popular drink which has been linked to cancer.

Zimbabwe sacks thousands of nurses on strike

BBC - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 13:19
But some believe the dramatic move is just a tactic to get the nurses to go back to work.

Woman dies after being partially sucked out of plane window

BBC - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 13:17
A US airliner experienced a mid-air engine failure, causing a broken window that led to pressure dropping dramatically in the cabin.

Iceland's Bitcoin heist suspect 'flees on PM's plane'

BBC - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 12:06
The man fled from Iceland to Sweden on a passenger plane reportedly also carrying the prime minister.

German mass raids target forced prostitution gang

BBC - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 11:45
Police aim to break up a network that smuggled Thais into Germany and forced them into sex work.

Samoa wants nothing to do with drunken sailors

BBC - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 11:11
Officials warn nation's seafarers about the perils of strong drink as they take up new jobs abroad.

India journalist threatened over anti-rape cartoon

BBC - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 11:00
The cartoon has been shared by thousands but her use of Hindu gods has sparked anger in India.

'Confused' UN envoy Nikki Haley hits back at White House

BBC - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 09:55
Comments by a Trump aide that Nikki Haley is "confused" over Russia sanctions draw a sharp response.

Canadian Melina Roberge jailed over cruise ship drug scheme

BBC - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 09:25
Melina Roberge was motivated by money and a chance to post "glamorous" photos, a judge says.

China imposes anti-dumping deposits on US sorghum

BBC - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 07:50
US sorghum producers are looking at "all legal options" available to them in response to China's move.

'There's a hole and someone went out'

BBC - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 07:41
A US passenger jet pilot radioed air traffic control for help after an apparent explosion midair.

Minister ridiculed for saying ancient India invented internet

BBC - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 07:09
Biplap Deb cited the ancient Hindu epic Mahabharata but his statement has attracted ridicule.

Facebook seeks facial recognition consent in EU and Canada

BBC - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 06:56
Amid a privacy crisis, Facebook asks permission to expand use of facial recognition technology.

Australian surf event cancelled after shark attacks

BBC - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 04:16
Australia's Margaret River Pro will not continue after two men were bitten nearby, officials say.

Sweden's deadly problem with hand grenades

BBC - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 03:16
Grenades have come to symbolise Sweden's debate about violent crime ahead of September's election.

Turkey's anti-war protesters detained: 'Everything is a crime'

BBC - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 03:14
Families of students detained in Turkey for protesting against military action in Afrin say they are being wrongly targeted.

In pictures: Israel at 70 - seven iconic moments

BBC - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 03:11
Seven iconic images from Israel's history, as the country turns 70.

Will China beat the world to nuclear fusion and clean energy?

BBC - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 02:53
China's nuclear fusion research might put the country at the fore of future clean energy solutions.

Commonwealth Games: A turning point for Indian sport?

BBC - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 02:33
India placed third on the scoreboard, but the medals are an uplifting sign for future success.

Barbara Bush, matriarch of US political dynasty, dies at 92

BBC - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 02:22
She was the only woman to see her husband and son sworn in as US president.

Sting: 'Cultural appropriation is an ugly term'

BBC - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 02:12
"Reggae is something I respect," says the star as he releases an album with dancehall legend Shaggy.

Former US First Lady Barbara Bush dies at 92

BBC - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 01:43
Barbara Bush, former US first lady and literacy campaigner, has died aged 92

Braille, strips and tactile signs

BBC - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 01:22
How do visually impaired people avoid getting lost while travelling?

Google's 3D scans aim to preserve historical sites

BBC - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 01:04
High resolution 3D scans of more than 25 historical sites from around the world are being released.

Malaria experts fear disease's resurgence

BBC - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 00:56
For the first time in 10 years, global malaria cases are no longer falling, and experts are worried.

Stormy Daniels: 'That's between Trump and his family'

BBC - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 23:00
Adult film actress Stormy Daniels appears on daytime television to talk about President Donald Trump.

Space diamonds 'came from lost planet'

BBC - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 22:43
The space rock that exploded in 2008 seems to have come from the early Solar System.

Watch US tornado rip roof from house

BBC - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 22:34
Tornadoes in the southern US have killed one and wreaked havoc across several states.

Abe commends Trump for agreeing to summit with Kim Jong-un

BBC - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 22:27
Japan's leader is also expected to discuss trade with his US counterpart as they meet in Florida.

Stormy Daniels unveils sketch of man who 'threatened' her

BBC - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 22:24
The adult film star's lawyer offers $100,000 for information on a man who allegedly threatened her.

Starbucks to shut more than 8,000 cafes for race training

BBC - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 20:49
The coffee store chain will close all its branches in the US for "racial bias" education.

Diamond Platinumz is in trouble for a kiss

BBC - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 19:51
One of Africa's top musicians is being questioned by Tanzanian police for a video of him kissing a woman.

Sandy Hook parents sue radio host Alex Jones for defamation

BBC - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 19:46
The parents, whose children were killed in the 2012 school attack, sue Alex Jones for damages.

Southwest Airlines incident: Jet makes emergency landing in Philadelphia

BBC - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 19:20
The Southwest Airlines plane landed in Philadelphia en route from New York to Dallas.

'Hey Starbucks, is it my skin colour?'

BBC - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 18:53
A black customer denied access to a store toilet films a white customer who was given the code.

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