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Fear war looms over Syria neighbours, Iran says

16 min 11 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

2 hours 3 min ago
An assailant threw an explosive device into the embassy compound before killing himself.

How Venezuelans stave off hunger amidst a food crisis

4 hours 32 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

4 hours 33 min ago
PM Benjamin Netanyahu says his nation halted an "unimaginable slaughter" last year.

Syria conflict: Will powers end up in direct war?

5 hours 23 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?

5 hours 24 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

6 hours 54 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

7 hours 34 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

7 hours 41 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

7 hours 55 min ago
The president also tells Florida shooting survivors he backs calls for improved background checks.

Ford executive leaves over inappropriate behaviour

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

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'

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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'

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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'

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

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'

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

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

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...

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

Russian rub

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

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

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'

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'

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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?

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

Venezuela launches oil cryptocurrency

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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'

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

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

Channel 4 documentary accuses Harvey Weinstein of physical assault

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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