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Fear war looms over Syria neighbours, Iran says

BBC - 13 min 45 sec ago
Abbas Araqchi says Iran's presence in Syria is not aimed at creating a new front against Israel.

Explosion at US embassy in Montenegro

BBC - 2 hours 51 sec ago
An assailant threw an explosive device into the embassy compound before killing himself.

How Venezuelans stave off hunger amidst a food crisis

BBC - 4 hours 30 min ago
Food has become so scarce in Venezuela after the economy collapsed that people are getting desperate.

Israel foiled 'plane terror plot' in Australia

BBC - 4 hours 30 min ago
PM Benjamin Netanyahu says his nation halted an "unimaginable slaughter" last year.

Syria conflict: Will powers end up in direct war?

BBC - 5 hours 21 min ago
The increasing tension between the different countries with a stake in the Syrian conflict poses a real threat to the region.

What will Brexit mean for Britain's overseas territories?

BBC - 5 hours 21 min ago
Brexit will have profound consequences for the 250,000 people in the UK's overseas territories.

Meet the farmer who found happiness in an ancestral way of life

BBC - 6 hours 52 min ago
French farmer Jean-Bernard Huon has rejected modern techniques such as machinery and chemicals, relying instead on traditional methods.

Venezuela's Maduro wants 'mega-election' amid opposition boycott

BBC - 7 hours 31 min ago
Nicolás Maduro calls for more elections to be added to April's vote amid an opposition boycott.

School shooting survivor's tearful plea

BBC - 7 hours 39 min ago
Sam Zeif, who survived the Florida school shooting, has called for new laws to stop such a tragedy happening again.

Trump endorses guns for teachers to stop shootings

BBC - 7 hours 52 min ago
The president also tells Florida shooting survivors he backs calls for improved background checks.

Ford executive leaves over inappropriate behaviour

BBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 23:56
The car giant says US chief Raj Nair's actions were "inconsistent with the company's code of conduct".

US: St Louis morning radio presenter gives birth on air

BBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 23:46
Cassiday Proctor, a morning radio presenter, gave birth by Caesarean section live on air.

Father of Florida shooting victim to Trump: 'I'm pissed'

BBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 23:46
President Trump held a listening session at the White House where he was urged by parents to act.

Netanyahu aide 'agrees to turn state's witness'

BBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 22:58
It is being seen as a blow to the Israeli PM as he faces several corruption allegations.

Moment policeman catches falling child

BBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 22:06
He was guarding a bank in Asyut, Egypt, when he spotted the boy three floors above.

Hundreds of drones create spectacular light show

BBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 21:38
Three hundred drones created a stunning light show in the night sky during Olympic medal ceremony.

Evangelist Billy Graham in his own words

BBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 21:19
The US evangelist has died aged 99. He was one of the most influential preachers of the 20th Century.

Spain: Madrid art fair removes 'political prisoners' exhibit

BBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 20:19
The exhibit by Santiago Sierra photographed individuals considered by some to be "political prisoners".

Billy Graham: What you need to know

BBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 19:20
The US evangelist has died aged 99. He was one of the most influential preachers of the 20th Century.

Syria war: UN plea to end 'hell on earth' Eastern Ghouta crisis

BBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 18:47
The UN Secretary General is calling for an end to the fighting so aid can enter the rebel-held area.

What does Australia need from Trump's US?

BBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 18:33
US-Australia expert Prof Simon Jackman explains why Canberra has "doubled down" on the relationship.

Singapore City Harvest megachurch leader Chew Eng Han 'tries to flee by sea'

BBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 18:24
The man was trying to flee before his jail term for fraud, say police in Singapore.

Storm Gita: New Zealand counts cost of damage

BBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 17:58
A state of emergency is declared after ex-cyclone Gita ravages parts of South Island.

Billy Graham: Six things he believed

BBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 17:50
On civil rights, North Korea ties and dining with women, this is where Graham stood.

41,000 historical artefacts seized in crackdown - Europol

BBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 17:21
Customs officers and police in 81 countries found paintings, sculptures and ancient weapons.

Pakistani ex-PM Nawaz Sharif banned from leading his party

BBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 17:07
Pakistan's top court rules the former PM's dismissal from office makes him ineligible to head the PML-N.

Why has Ethiopia imposed a state of emergency?

BBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 16:54
It follows the prime minister's shock resignation and the release of hundreds of political prisoners.

Firefighter's on call time counts as work, ECJ rules

BBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 15:10
The ruling from Europe's top court may allow workers across the EU to charge for this kind of work.

North Korea's Kim Yo-jong baby rumours fascinate South

BBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 14:46
Kim Jong-un's sister's possible pregnancy stokes fascination with the North's opaque ruling dynasty.

US preacher Billy Graham dies

BBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 14:22
US evangelist Billy Graham - one of the most influential preachers of the 20th Century - has died aged 99.

Tasmanian tiger 'joeys' revealed in 3D

BBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 13:49
Scientists scan Tasmanian tiger specimens to better understand the marsupial's development in the pouch.

Syria war: Desperate rescue efforts in rebel enclave

BBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 13:34
White Helmets in Eastern Ghouta find people trapped in the rubble after government bombardments.

Bahrain activist jailed for five years over Twitter comments

BBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 13:00
Nabeel Rajab has been sentenced to five years in prison for criticising the government on Twitter.

Peru coach plunges off Pan-American Highway killing dozens

BBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 12:50
Emergency officials say at least 30 people died when the coach plummeted off the highway at night.

Bjorgen makes history at Olympics

BBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 12:20
The United States win gold in the women's team sprint free as Norway's Marit Bjorgen becomes the most decorated Winter Olympian of all time.

South Africa police station raid: Five killed in Umtata

BBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 11:37
Five policemen and a solider are shot, two "execution style", during a raid by armed robbers.

US teenager jailed for smuggling tiger across Mexico border

BBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 11:33
The teenager was sentenced after a Bengal tiger cub was found in his car at the US-Mexico border.

BP says world's oil consumption will peak in late 2030s

BBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:54
A forecast by suggests global consumption will plateau at around 110 million barrels a day.

Letter from Africa: Mugabe 'unloved' on his birthday

BBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:06
Robert Mugabe is one of many leaders who find themselves out of favour once they lose power.

Florida shooting survivors rally for stricter gun controls

BBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 09:09
A youth-led anti-gun movement born out of Florida's deadly school shooting stages its first protest.

Florida shooting: 'Enough is enough'

BBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 08:04
Students from a school that saw a mass shooting lobby for tighter gun control with their new movement, NeverAgain.

Syria war: Eastern Ghouta bombing 'beyond imagination'

BBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 05:28
The UN's co-ordinator says he is deeply worried about civilians trapped in the Eastern Ghouta.

Gangster rapper Nissim Black on becoming an Orthodox Jew

BBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 03:13
Ex-gangster rapper Nissim Black, or 'D Black', has embraced Orthodox Judaism, changing his music to fit his new lifestyle.

Pence and N Korea 'planned to meet'

BBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 03:10
But the North's delegation pulled out of the scheduled meeting at the last minute, say US officials.

Lest they forget

BBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 02:43
Counting and remembering ever school shooting to stop US becoming 'desensitised'.

Pope's investigator meets Chile sex abuse victims

BBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 01:46
Archbishop Charles Scicluna is looking into accusations that a bishop covered up abuse.

The dirtiest place in your kitchen may surprise you...

BBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 01:38
Lots of us use wipes to keep our kitchen surfaces clean. But is it worth it?

Russian rub

BBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 01:27
How a Russian entrepreneur created a popular cosmetics brand based around using extracts from Siberian herbs.

Face to face with a crocodile while collecting its eggs

BBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 01:25
Australia's Djelk Rangers are paid to collect eggs from crocodile nests but it's a dangerous job.

AI ripe for exploitation, experts warn

BBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 01:19
AI could be used by rogue states, criminals and terrorists for malicious purposes in the near future.

FaceTime chat 'saves woman's life'

BBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 01:18
Woman notices her sister is suffering from a stroke while they spoke on a FaceTime call.

Eastern Ghouta resident: 'Missiles are dropping like rain'

BBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 01:05
Over 200 people have been killed in the rebel-held region outside of Damascus, Syria.

Dust storm blankets Australian town in orange

BBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 01:04
Locals describe a "wild few hours" after their outback community was hit by a storm.

Stanley Majors: Life sentence for Oklahoma man who murdered neighbour

BBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 00:52
Khalid Jabara was shot dead outside his home after his family was harassed for months.

Don't use their name

BBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 00:47
After 17 people were killed in Florida, could these measures stop school shootings in the US?

Latvia central banker Rimševics 'targeted by disinformation'

BBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 00:12
Latvia's defence ministry says corruption claims against Ilmars Rimševics could be disinformation.

Serena Williams: Former world number one says she almost died giving birth

BBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 00:00
Former world number one Serena Williams says she almost died giving birth to her daughter in September last year.

German army problems 'dramatically bad', report says

BBC - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 23:55
The report highlights numerous issues with the Bundeswehr, including disrepair and a lack of staff.

Trump signs memorandum on gun 'bump stocks'

BBC - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 23:06
Mr Trump signs an order to ban bump-stock devices that convert semi-automatic rifles into rapid-fire weapons.

Trump pushes for ban on modified guns

BBC - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 22:08
President Trump pushes for a ban on devices that turn legal firearms into machine guns, as used in the Las Vegas massacre last year.

Spain: Father of migrant boy found in suitcase in Ceuta freed

BBC - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 20:48
Ali Ouattara's son Adou was found curled up in a suitcase being smuggled into Spain.

Sylvester Stallone 'still punching' despite death hoax

BBC - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 20:07
The actor maintains he is "alive and well" after a bogus online prank claimed he had died.

Winter Olympics: Is skier Elizabeth Swaney a legend or a chancer?

BBC - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 19:41
Elizabeth Swaney qualified for Pyeongchang through a loophole and her tactics have divided opinion.

Venezuela launches oil cryptocurrency

BBC - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 19:41
The "Petro" is intended to help country's crumbling economy evade tough US sanctions.

Damming the Nile: Explore with 360 video

BBC - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 19:26
Travel the length of the Nile with BBC News to find out how a new dam being built in Ethiopia is threatening to cause a serious rift with neighbouring countries Egypt and Sudan.

Poles told to report 'anti-Polish slander' to diplomats

BBC - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 19:03
Poland's top senator says linking Poles to Nazi crimes is an insult to the nation.

Florida shooting: Calls for military funeral for slain student

BBC - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 18:40
Peter Wang was reportedly wearing his uniform when he was shot holding the door for fleeing students.

Mathias Cormann: The ex-Belgian running Australia this week

BBC - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 18:34
Mathias Cormann only began learning English aged 23 - now he will be the nation's temporary leader.

Madonna: 'My son is Malawi's future president'

BBC - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 18:28
The US pop star praised her son adopted from Malawi, saying he would become its future president.

Zimbabwe's Morgan Tsvangirai buried amid rivalry in MDC

BBC - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 17:12
More than 5,000 people attend Zimbabwean opposition leader's burial, amid battle to succeed him.

Lawyer charged in Trump-Russia inquiry

BBC - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 17:05
Alex van der Zwaan, the 19th person to be charged, is accused of making false statements.

Jail term for clown cartoon of Malaysia PM

BBC - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 15:51
Fahmi Reza's caricature depicts Najib Razak as a clown and went viral during protests against him.

Pro-Syria forces 'enter Kurd-held enclave'

BBC - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 15:35
Forces loyal to Syria's Assad enter Kurdish-held border enclave, raising risk of clashes with Turkey - reports

Hangzhou and the Alibaba effect

BBC - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 14:55
The emergence of a tech behemoth transforms its hometown.

Channel 4 documentary accuses Harvey Weinstein of physical assault

BBC - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 14:40
My Week with Marilyn producer David Parfitt claims Weinstein attacked him in new Channel 4 documentary .

Dozens of Russian casualties in Syria battle, Russian ministry says

BBC - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 14:25
Russia confirms "several dozen" Russians were killed or wounded in a recent battle in Syria.

Syria war: Fresh strikes on besieged Eastern Ghouta kill dozens

BBC - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 14:23
The government continues to bombard the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta, a day after 120 people were killed.

Kidnap case model Chloe Ayling revisits where she was held

BBC - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 13:48
Model Chloe Ayling revisits the place she was allegedly held after being lured to Milan.

Iran plane crash wreckage 'found on mountain'

BBC - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 13:45
Iranian state TV airs footage that it says shows the plane, which went down with 66 people on board.

Liu Wen: China supermodel's new year message sparks row

BBC - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 13:07
Liu Wen was accused of betraying her Chinese heritage by wishing fans a happy "Lunar New Year".

Apple rushes out fix to Telugu letter text bomb bug

BBC - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 13:03
Messages containing a letter from India's Telugu language caused devices to crash.

The Russian guns for hire dying in Syria

BBC - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 12:41
A grieving mother sheds some light on Russia's secret mercenary war in Syria.

Kazakhstan changes its alphabet - again

BBC - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 12:27
President issues decree doing away with much-maligned apostrophes introduced last year.

Catalan politician Anna Gabriel defies court summons

BBC - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 12:18
Anna Gabriel says she is staying abroad as she does not think she will get a a fair trial in Spain.

Oxfam boss Mark Goldring 'sorry' over Haiti scandal

BBC - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 12:10
MPs say they will conduct a full inquiry into sexual misconduct in the aid sector.

Fergie apologises for NBA national anthem performance

BBC - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 11:45
The singer tells fans she 'tried her best' after criticism of her rendition of the national anthem at an NBA game.

The ex-strongman who has divided Peru for decades

BBC - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 11:06
Why former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori's controversial career divided a nation.

WHO warns of soaring rates of measles in Europe

BBC - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 10:44
There was a 400% increase in cases in 2017 compared with the previous year.

Winter Olympics: USA beat Slovakia to reach men's ice hockey quarter-finals

BBC - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 09:43
The USA men's ice hockey team reach the quarter-finals at the Winter Olympics with victory over Slovakia in Pyeongchang.

Thai survival training: Drinking cobra blood in the jungle

BBC - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 09:23
US and South Korean soldiers learn essential jungle survival skills in Thailand.

Winter Olympics: Canada's Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir ice dance champions for second time

BBC - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 08:33
Canada's Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir hold their nerve to become Olympic ice dance champions for a second time.

Winter Olympics: Slovenia ice hockey player suspended for doping violation

BBC - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 08:24
Slovenia ice hockey player Ziga Jeglic accepts an anti-doping rule violation and is suspended from the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Fallujah: Meet Issa Saer, mayor of ruined Iraqi city

BBC - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 08:13
Fallujah was ruined in the battle against the Islamic State group - meet the mayor picking up the pieces.

Mozambique rubbish dump collapse kills at least 17 people

BBC - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 07:30
Mozambique rubbish dump collapse kills at least 17 people, crushing five homes in the night.

Australian tax staff told to report 'long lunch' colleagues

BBC - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 07:24
The Australian Taxation Office orders workers to monitor others for inefficient behaviour.

Winter Olympics: Elizabeth Swaney the 'best' and worst' Olympian

BBC - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 07:10
Elizabeth Swaney made it to the Olympics via a loophole; hilarious and inspirational or just unfair?

Family member of crashed Iranian plane 'begged to send a chopper'

BBC - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 07:00
Relatives of passengers on board the missing plane that crashed in Iran are questioning the rescue efforts. All 66 people on the flight are feared dead.

Mitsutoki Shigeta: 'Baby factory' dad wins paternity rights

BBC - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 06:44
The Japanese man can now pursue custody of 13 children he fathered through Thai surrogate mothers.

HSBC profits jump to $17.2bn on Asia growth

BBC - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 06:39
While well-known on the UK High Street, the banking giant makes most of its money outside of Britain.

Ex-Cyclone Gita: Christchurch declares state of emergency

BBC - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 06:18
The storm, which caused widespread damage in Tonga and Fiji last week, is now approaching New Zealand.

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