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US election 2020: Which Democrat will take on Trump in 2020?

From: BBC - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 19:23 - [Central European Time]
Bernie Sanders has joined the race to stop Donald Trump from being re-elected. But who else has a shot at becoming the next president?

Could Huawei threaten the Five Eyes alliance?

From: BBC - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 19:06 - [Central European Time]
Different views about the threat posed by the Chinese firm pose risks to the intelligence alliance.

Bolsonaro proposes pension overhaul for Brazil

From: BBC - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 19:03 - [Central European Time]
Reforming Brazil's retirement system is considered critical to the country's economy.

EuroMillions: Family syndicate wins 175m euro jackpot

From: BBC - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 18:42 - [Central European Time]
The National Lottery says someone called and gave the unique serial number on the winning ticket.

Karl Lagerfeld: Designer's cat Choupette 'named in his will'

From: BBC - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 18:42 - [Central European Time]
The late designer told a French magazine last year that his cat Choupette is one of his heirs.

Egypt executes nine over 2015 killing of public prosecutor

From: BBC - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 18:16 - [Central European Time]
The men were convicted of involvement in a car bombing that killed public prosecutor Hisham Barakat.

Trump seeks to recoup 'wasted' California high-speed rail funds

From: BBC - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 17:47 - [Central European Time]
The administration plans on ending funds for what Mr Trump calls a "failed" California rail project.

Uighur Australian's plea to 'save' his family in China

From: BBC - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 17:42 - [Central European Time]
The man fears that his wife will be detained in China, meaning he may never meet his son.

Aero India: One dead as planes crash during rehearsal

From: BBC - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 17:39 - [Central European Time]
One pilot died and two were injured when their jets collided as they practised an aerobatics display.

The controversial genius of Karl Lagerfeld

From: BBC - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 16:39 - [Central European Time]
The Chanel and Fendi designer, who died on Tuesday, remained a polarising figure in the fashion world.

Russia bans smartphones for soldiers over social media fears

From: BBC - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 15:15 - [Central European Time]
The decision comes after social media use by soldiers raised national security issues.

Adriana Rivas: Aide of Pinochet-era spy chief held in Australia

From: BBC - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 14:23 - [Central European Time]
Police in Australia arrest Adriana Rivas, wanted in Chile for an alleged Pinochet-era kidnapping.

Oscar-nominated film Capernaum, shows real people in Beirut

From: BBC - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 14:15 - [Central European Time]
From Beirut's slums to Norway, Oscar-nominated film Capernaum changed its star's life dramatically.

Swiss bank UBS fined €3.7bn in fraud case

From: BBC - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 14:00 - [Central European Time]
The Swiss bank is found guilty of helping French clients hide billions from French tax authorities.

Fang Fenghui: China's ex-top general jailed for life

From: BBC - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 13:35 - [Central European Time]
Many officials have been jailed in what President Xi Jinping says is an anti-corruption drive.

IS: Lorries evacuate civilians from last Syria enclave

From: BBC - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 12:57 - [Central European Time]
Lorries are seen leaving the Syrian village of Baghuz, where 200 families were reportedly trapped.

Venezuela Aid Live: Why is Branson being told to 'back off'?

From: BBC - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 12:26 - [Central European Time]
He is organising a benefit concert on the Colombian border - but it's already raising eyebrows.

'Super snow moon' lights up the skies

From: BBC - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 12:21 - [Central European Time]
The biggest and brightest supermoon of 2019 was observed around the world.

Billionaire Ambani risks jail over missed Ericsson payments

From: BBC - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 11:54 - [Central European Time]
Reliance Communications failed to comply with a court order to pay the money by 15 December last year.

Nigeria election 2019: Who benefits from poll delay?

From: BBC - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 10:16 - [Central European Time]
The top contenders have both cried foul over the delay, accusing each other of trying to rig the vote.

Church cardinals urge end of 'homosexual agenda'

From: BBC - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 08:59 - [Central European Time]
Two prominent cardinals call on bishops to end their silence over sexual abuse at the Church.

Burberry sorry for 'suicide' hoodie with noose around neck

From: BBC - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 08:20 - [Central European Time]
The fashion brand apologises for a hoodie with a noose around the neck shown at London Fashion Week.

Bramble Cay melomys: Climate change-ravaged rodent listed as extinct

From: BBC - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 04:55 - [Central European Time]
The Bramble Cay melomys has been called the first mammalian victim of human-induced climate change.

LGBT group severs links with Navratilova over transgender comments

From: BBC - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 04:37 - [Central European Time]
An LGBT sports group severs links with the tennis legend over remarks about male-to-female athletes.

Emoji number plates launched in Queensland

From: BBC - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 04:11 - [Central European Time]
If your personalised number plate simply isn't enough - why not just add an emoji to the mix?

Netanyahu and the allegations of corruption

From: BBC - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 02:25 - [Central European Time]
Middle East Correspondent Tom Bateman explains the allegations of corruption against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, claims he himself denies.

How will Pope Francis deal with abuse in the Catholic Church?

From: BBC - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 01:43 - [Central European Time]
How will the Pope confront the culture of abuse that has beset the Roman Catholic Church?

The blind climbers of Kilimanjaro

From: BBC - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 01:39 - [Central European Time]
The day seven blind trekkers reached the top of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Letter from Africa: How 'cheating husbands' are linked to Sudan's protests

From: BBC - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 01:26 - [Central European Time]
Why women in Sudan have taken anti-government demonstrations to heart by using Facebook to expose abuse.

US hiker rescued from quicksand after 12 hours

From: BBC - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 01:23 - [Central European Time]
Hiker Ryan Osmun was rescued after his leg got stuck in quicksand for more than 12 hours in Utah.

The mystery behind Ethiopia's 'father of bees'

From: BBC - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 01:13 - [Central European Time]
Gosa Taffese has a beehive in his front room and the insects follow him on his travels as well.

Venezuela crisis: Brazil vows to deliver aid, defying Maduro

From: BBC - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 01:02 - [Central European Time]
The growing foreign aid operation organised by Venezuela's opposition is in defiance of President Maduro.

Statue of WW2 kiss vandalised after US sailor's death

From: BBC - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 22:28 - [Central European Time]
A statue depicting the famous kiss between a US sailor and a nurse at the end of World War Two has been defaced with '#MeToo'.

Thousands protest against anti-Semitism in France

From: BBC - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 22:23 - [Central European Time]
Around 70 demonstrations took place across France against a spate of anti-Semitic attacks.

Karl Lagerfeld: Five things you need to know

From: BBC - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 21:15 - [Central European Time]
Here are five things you might not know about the iconic fashion designer.

Police confirm seven children dead in a house fire in Halifax

From: BBC - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 20:00 - [Central European Time]
Canadian police believe all are from the same family and reports suggest they were Syrian refugees.

New York City bans hair discrimination to fight racism

From: BBC - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 19:55 - [Central European Time]
The guidance gives black people the right to wear hairstyles previously deemed "unprofessional".

Marseille knife attacker shot dead by French police

From: BBC - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 18:51 - [Central European Time]
A man attacks and injures at least two people in France's second largest city before being killed.

EU blasts Hungary 'fake news' on migrants

From: BBC - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 18:35 - [Central European Time]
The EU Commission condemns Hungary's right-wing government over a new poster campaign.

Turkmen police stop women drivers

From: BBC - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 18:04 - [Central European Time]
Turkmen police are taking away women's driving licences in the capital Ashgabat.

House launches probe of US nuclear plan in Saudi Arabia

From: BBC - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 17:45 - [Central European Time]
A government report says the US is rushing to transfer sensitive nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia.

Crans Montana: Rescuers hunt for skiers in Swiss avalanche

From: BBC - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 16:54 - [Central European Time]
The avalanche was reported at the popular Crans Montana resort on Tuesday afternoon.

Alabama newspaper editor calls on KKK to lynch Democrats

From: BBC - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 16:00 - [Central European Time]
The editor said the Ku Klux Klan should lynch "socialist-communist" Democrats and raid Washington DC.

'Ivory Queen' Yang Fenglan jailed in Tanzania

From: BBC - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 15:22 - [Central European Time]
The Chinese businesswoman was sentenced to 15 years in prison for operating an ivory-smuggling ring.

How many IS foreign fighters are left in Iraq and Syria?

From: BBC - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 14:29 - [Central European Time]
More than 40,000 jihadists from 110 countries are thought to have travelled to Syria and Iraq.

Obituary: Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel's iconic fashion designer

From: BBC - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 14:17 - [Central European Time]
The German-born designer's creative flair and business acumen made him a worldwide icon.

Nicaraguan activists sentenced to more than 200 years

From: BBC - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 14:10 - [Central European Time]
Medardo Mairena and Pedro Mena, who led anti-government protests, are found guilty of "terrorism".

IS 'trapping 200 families' in last stronghold in Syria

From: BBC - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 14:03 - [Central European Time]
The UN says women and children are apparently being actively prevented from leaving Baghuz.

Roger Stone sorry for judge crosshair post

From: BBC - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 14:00 - [Central European Time]
An Instagram post featuring the image has since been taken down.

Bernie Sanders announces second US presidential bid

From: BBC - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 13:55 - [Central European Time]
The 77-year-old senator and self-declared socialist announces a second bid for the White House.

Sixteen rescued from broken gondola ride

From: BBC - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 13:17 - [Central European Time]
Firefighters have rescued 16 people trapped in gondolas at Seaworld in San Diego.

After Kashmir attack, what are India's options?

From: BBC - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 13:09 - [Central European Time]
India's government is under pressure to respond to the attack on its forces in Kashmir.

Jewish graves desecrated near Strasbourg in eastern France

From: BBC - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 12:49 - [Central European Time]
Some 80 graves are damaged at a Jewish cemetery, ahead of nationwide marches against anti-Semitism.

Fashion designer Lagerfeld 'dead at 85'

From: BBC - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 12:41 - [Central European Time]
Superstar fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld dies, aged 85, in Paris, French media report

Channel storm damaged Russian S-400 missiles bound for China

From: BBC - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 12:31 - [Central European Time]
The anti-aircraft missiles were on a Russian ship, but two other missile ships did reach China.

Tiny South Africa beach restaurant Wolfgat wins top award

From: BBC - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 12:13 - [Central European Time]
A beachside eatery wins top prize at the inaugural World Restaurant Awards in Paris.

The French château you part own for €50

From: BBC - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 11:48 - [Central European Time]
A 13th Century French castle that has lain in ruins since the 1930s is set for a new lease of life.

Pakistan warns India against attack

From: BBC - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 09:49 - [Central European Time]
PM Imran Khan also urges Delhi to provide evidence to support its claims that Pakistan was involved.

Chinese slowdown hits HSBC profits

From: BBC - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 09:33 - [Central European Time]
Profits at Europe's largest bank rise by less than forecast after a challenging end to 2018.

India-Pakistan crisis: Saudi Arabia aims to de-escalate tensions

From: BBC - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 08:33 - [Central European Time]
Saudi Arabia hopes to soothe India-Pakistan tensions, as Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visits Delhi.

SeaWorld rescue: Firefighters rescue 16 people from San Diego ride

From: BBC - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 08:25 - [Central European Time]
US firefighters bring down 16 people trapped on an airborne ride at the San Diego amusement park.

Hollywood hitmaker's fight for an Oscar

From: BBC - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 05:24 - [Central European Time]
I'll Fight, a song written for documentary RBG, is Diane Warren's tenth Oscar-nominated song.

UK and French tourists missing in Australia beach search

From: BBC - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 05:08 - [Central European Time]
Items belonging to Hugo Palmer and Erwan Ferrieux were found on a popular beach, police say.

Lawyer who set up US-Russia probe 'to quit'

From: BBC - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 04:56 - [Central European Time]
US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein monitored the investigation into alleged Russian poll meddling.

US states sue Trump over border wall

From: BBC - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 02:08 - [Central European Time]
Coalition of 16 US states sues Trump administration over decision to declare emergency over border wall

Australia's drought leading to 'suffering' of children, UN warns

From: BBC - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 01:47 - [Central European Time]
Many spend long days witnessing the "trauma" of their parents and animals, the UN warns.

Viewpoint: Should Britain apologise for Amritsar massacre?

From: BBC - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 01:41 - [Central European Time]
Hundreds of Indians attending a public meeting were shot dead by British troops on 13 April 1919.

Meet the women helping fill Russia's rural healthcare gap

From: BBC - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 01:30 - [Central European Time]
After the closure of thousands of clinics in rural Russia, one region has taken matters into its own hands.

The Syrians returning home after years of fleeing war

From: BBC - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 01:26 - [Central European Time]
Meet some of the Syrians returning home and trading, at the re-opened crossing between Jordan and Syria.

Alysa Liu: 'I’m the youngest lady to land a triple axel'

From: BBC - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 01:17 - [Central European Time]
Thirteen-year-old Alysa Liu is the youngest ever US women's national figure skating champion.

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