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Senators back Trump foreign affairs pick

12 min 59 sec ago
Foreign relations committee backs Rex Tillerson as US secretary of state, paving way for confirmation by full Senate

Dairy farmers launch powdery protest

57 min 8 sec ago
Dairy farmers launch a protest at the EU Council headquarters in Brussels on Monday.

Executive orders: How significant are they?

1 hour 4 min ago
Mr Trump has signed an executive order to pull out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Jailed Panama dictator moved to house arrest for brain surgery

1 hour 8 min ago
Manuel Noriega, 82, needs to have a benign tumour removed and has been granted house arrest.

Bernie Ecclestone removed as Liberty Media completes $8bn takeover

1 hour 32 min ago
Bernie Ecclestone is removed from his position running F1 as US giant Liberty Media completes its $8bn (£6.4bn) takeover of the sport.

Mexico's Pena Nieto outlines goals for talks with Trump

2 hours 15 min ago
President Pena Nieto vows to defend Mexico's interests without "confrontation or submission".

Nigeria: Babies used in suicide bombings, officials warn

2 hours 27 min ago
Officials issued the warning after two suicide bombers carrying infants evaded detection.

Syrian peace talks: Who's there?

3 hours 28 min ago
Negotiations are underway in Kazakhstan's capital Astana- but who is and isn't taking part?

Anti-Trump rant woman removed from Alaska Airlines plane

3 hours 35 min ago
A woman is removed from an Alaska Airlines flight for berating the Trump supporter sitting next to her.

Birna case: Iceland questions sailors in rare suspected murder

5 hours 8 min ago
Iceland is gripped by a rare murder inquiry after a young woman's body was found.

Brazil inmates dug three tunnels out of Alcacuz jail

6 hours 2 min ago
Police said the tunnels had not yet been finished and no-one escaped from the jail in the city of Natal.

Zambian police banned from marrying foreigners

6 hours 11 min ago
A police spokeswoman says "spouses can be spies" and a security risk.

'Operation Pandora' recovers thousands of artefacts

6 hours 27 min ago
Stolen artworks, cultural items and archaeological items recovered in a European sting operation.

Italy avalanche: Puppies rescued from hotel after five days

6 hours 34 min ago
Italian emergency workers find three puppies alive after five days.

Westport residents plagued by calls to X-rated Babestation

7 hours 9 min ago
County Mayo residents are hit by calls to X-rated TV channel Babestation after a phone number blunder.

#GambiaHasDecided

7 hours 13 min ago
Gambians have celebrated the end of Yahya Jammeh's 22-year rule but things are unlikely to change fast.

Afcon goalie may not play after attack

7 hours 59 min ago
Togo coach Claude LeRoy says Kossi Agassa can miss Wednesday's Nations Cup match against DR Congo after the goalkeeper's house was vandalised.

Miss Universe Canada slams body shamers on Instagram

7 hours 59 min ago
Having a healthy lifestyle "doesn't mean you're going to look a certain way," Miss Canada says.

Calls for Swiss army to accept overweight people

8 hours 27 min ago
MPs say weight should be overlooked to combat the military's skills shortage.

Trump plans flurry of meetings and executive orders

8 hours 51 min ago
The new president is scheduled to host corporate and union leaders and sign legally binding orders.

Missing millions

9 hours 53 min ago
Nearly three years after Ebola hit Sierra Leone, millions of dollars in funds raised to fight the deadly virus have still not been accounted for.

Dutch PM Rutte: 'If you don't like it here, then leave'

10 hours 12 min ago
Weeks before the Dutch go to the polls, Mark Rutte targets people who reject the country's values.

Loo paper hunt

10 hours 38 min ago
Chief executive contender Carrie Lam's taxi ride for a humble toilet roll sets tongues wagging.

Facebook Live 'broadcasts gang rape' of woman in Sweden

11 hours 21 min ago
Three men have been arrested in Sweden after an alleged gang rape was live-streamed on Facebook.

Italy Rigopiano Hotel sent alert just before avalanche

11 hours 49 min ago
Italian officials were warned that the mountain hotel was cut off before the avalanche struck.

Madonna says White House comments 'taken out of context'

12 hours 22 min ago
A row erupts over Madonna's comments about US President Donald Trump during a speech at the weekend.

Thomas Friedman, NYT: 'I fear a 'chaos presidency'

12 hours 31 min ago
New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman says he fears there will be a 'chaos presidency'

South Korea ministry apologises over artists' blacklist

12 hours 32 min ago
Culture ministry officials say there is "no excuse" for the blacklisting of thousands of artists.

Gator aid

12 hours 35 min ago
Texan Christy Kroboth used to have a quiet job in a dentist's surgery. Now she spends her time jumping on animals many times her size - and taping their jaws tightly shut.

China birth rate up after one-child rule change

13 hours 23 min ago
Many of the 18.46 million babies born in China last year already had an older sibling, say officials.

The Gambia: 'Concern' over missing state millions

13 hours 27 min ago
More than $11m (£8.8m) is missing from The Gambia's state coffers after its leader's departure.

'Significant piece'

15 hours 13 min ago
The opal dubbed the Fire of Australia is back on public display after 70 years in a safe deposit box.

US storms: Tornadoes wreak havoc in Mississippi

15 hours 53 min ago
Aerial footage shows the extent of devastation caused by tornadoes in Mississippi in the US, which claimed the lives of four people

Actor fatally shot while filming music video in Brisbane

16 hours 46 min ago
The actor was fatally wounded while filming a music video in a bar, Queensland police say.

Cambridge scientists consider fake news 'vaccine'

17 hours 47 min ago
Concern at fabricated stories on websites prompts a psychological study to help people spot fake news.

US legal watchdog to sue Trump over foreign payments

18 hours 9 min ago
Washington group says payments by foreign governments to Trump businesses violate the constitution.

Syria conflict: Peace talks due to begin in Astana, Kazakhstan

19 hours 45 min ago
Russian, Iran and Turkey broker the latest efforts to end six years of bloody conflict.

Ball girl sends heartfelt letter to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

20 hours 19 min ago
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga shares a thank you note from Guiliana, who he helped at the 2016 Australian Open.

Richard Ratcliffe: 'We don't know how Nazanin is'

20 hours 21 min ago
Richard Ratcliffe says he hasn't heard from his wife since she lost her appeal in Iran.

Jallikattu: Two die in Indian bullfight amid controversy

20 hours 41 min ago
The deaths come after a ban on the controversial practice called jallikattu is temporarily lifted.

Samsung confirms faulty batteries as cause of Note 7 fires

21 hours 22 min ago
The firm says neither software nor hardware, other than the batteries, were at fault in Note 7 burning.

Romanians march against prisoner release plan

21 hours 57 min ago
The PM says the move will ease overcrowding but critics say he is trying to free jailed allies.

Celebrations in The Gambia as troops arrive

22 hours 15 min ago
Hundreds of people celebrated in Banjul as West African troops entered the presidential compound.

Bar none

22 hours 20 min ago
How a design originally drawn in the sand led to the growth of giant supermarkets.

President Donald Trump says he will 'cherish' Obama letter

22 hours 21 min ago
President Trump reveals that Barack Obama left him a "beautiful" letter at the Oval Office, but he keeps quiet about its contents.

'An Unsuitable Boy'

22 hours 22 min ago
Karan Johar has been criticised for not setting an example for gays in India.

Home solutions

22 hours 41 min ago
Nigeria's largest city Lagos is facing a housing crisis. The BBC's Nancy Kacungira looks at how entrepreneurs are trying to solve the crisis.

Rocking the warehouse

22 hours 45 min ago
GreyOrange is India's biggest robotics company, making machines which support the country's booming online retail industry.

How risky is a slice of burnt toast?

22 hours 47 min ago
Experts say bread should be cooked to a golden yellow colour to reduce our intake of a chemical which could cause cancer.

Thanks Bill

22 hours 47 min ago
How Andy Kuper built investment firm Leapfrog, which aims to help pull people out of poverty in the developing world by investing in insurance and healthcare firms.

Austria teaches asylum seekers how to ski

22 hours 52 min ago
Austria is working to integrate asylum seekers by teaching them how to ski.

The Gambia 'missing millions' after Jammeh flies into exile

23 hours 5 sec ago
State coffers are said to be empty as troops secure Banjul for the return of President Adama Barrow.

Giulio Regeni: Egypt allows CCTV footage to be examined

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 23:51
Foreign experts will examine video from where Giulio Regeni is thought to have last been seen alive.

Trump-onomics

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 23:34
President Trump promised to hit the ground running, so what will his first economic policy steps be?

Ten seconds to demolish 19 buildings

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 22:42
A total of 19 buildings are demolished at the same time, in Wuhan, China.

Melbourne car deaths: Bail laws changed in Victoria state

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 22:24
The suspect was bailed against the wishes of police five days before the attack, which killed five.

Trump says Nafta 'renegotiations' with Mexico and Canada to start

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 21:36
Mr Trump bitterly criticised the North American Free Trade Agreement on the campaign trail.

Bernie Ecclestone could step down as F1 chief this week

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 19:56
Bernie Ecclestone could end his reign as Formula 1 chief executive as early as this week, after nearly 40 years in charge.

2,000 guitars in mini scale

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 19:27
A musician from Opole in Poland has made 2,000 mini guitars.

Chile forest fires: Troops join fight against worst fires in decades

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 19:12
Areas south of the capital Santiago are seeing their worst fires in decades.

UK mother Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe loses Iran jail appeal

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 18:51
The charity worker with dual British and Iranian citizenship has been jailed under secret charges.

Baseball stars killed in car crashes

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 18:41
World Series winner Yordano Ventura and former MLB player Andy Marte are killed in separate car crashes in the Dominican Republic.

In the spotlight

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 18:07
New White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has warned that the media will be held "accountable".

Trump team in fresh war of words with US media

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 17:55
Donald Trump's chief of staff joins the attack on reporting, vowing to fight "tooth and nail".

Jetpack firefighting system showcased in Dubai

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 17:28
A firefighting system involving a jet ski and water-powered jetpack has been showcased in Dubai. Footage courtesy of the Dubai Media Office.

Italy avalanche: Survivor tells of 58-hour ordeal

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 16:46
Georgia Galassi ate snow and cried under the avalanche at Rigopiano hotel till rescuers arrives.

Tornado rips through Mississippi killing several people

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 16:42
Four people died in the path of a tornado in southern Mississippi. Swathes of the south-eastern United States were hit by storms over the weekend.

Israel approves settlement homes following Trump inauguration

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 15:53
"Now we can build," a Jerusalem official says, as a staunch Israel supporter takes office in the US.

Weird and wacky hot air balloons at Swiss festival

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 15:13
Chateau d'Oex in Switzerland is hosting its annual hot air balloon festival for the 39th time.

At least 11 dead in southern US storms

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 15:12
At least 11 people killed in severe weather, including tornadoes, in US state of Georgia - emergency officials

India Jallikattu bullfighting events resume in Tamil Nadu

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 14:31
Events had been banned over cruelty in 2014, but many are seeking the legalisation of bullfighting.

Italy school bus crash teacher's children die

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 14:06
Gyorgy Vigh had pulled many children out of the bus when it caught fire near Verona.

France election: Socialists vote for presidential nominee

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 13:23
Former Prime Minister Manuel Valls is favourite to win the first round of the primary.

Our cat in Havana

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 12:00
In Havana, stray cats and dogs prowl the streets. Responsibility for looking after them lies with the public - as Will Grant found when he befriended a ginger tomcat.

Some reasons from Kenya, India and Germany

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 11:54
While women marched on Washington DC, why did others march around the world? Here are some reasons from Kenya, India and Germany.

Chapecoense: Brazilian team play first game since plane crash

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 11:36
Chapecoense football team has played its first match since the plane crashed that killed most of its athletes.

Brazil prison riots: Can containers end gang violence?

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 09:42
Brazilian security forces hope shipping containers will separate warring gangs at a prison.

Chile declares state of emergency over forest fires

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 09:38
Chile has requested international help to deal with forest fires.

Australian Open 2017: Andy Murray suffers shock defeat by Mischa Zverev

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 08:26
Andy Murray's hopes of winning a first Australian Open title end with a shock defeat by world number 50 Mischa Zverev.

Trump: Protesters and supporters on their messages to each other

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 06:24
Protesters against President Donald Trump and his supporters give their messages to each other.

Pope Francis warns against rise in populism

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 06:02
But in a wide-ranging interview says it is too early to judge new US President Donald Trump.

Mauritius: PM Anerood Jugnauth to hand over to son

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 04:27
Anerood Jugnauth, 86, says he will resign in favour of a younger leader - his own son, Pravind.

Trump inauguration: President attacks 'dishonest' media over crowd photos

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 03:52
The US president insists more than a million attended his inauguration, despite photographic evidence.

Dapper dressers

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 01:50
A group of young men hopes to put Iraqi Kurdistan on the fashion map - and effect social change.

DNA detectives

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 01:44
A team of experts is using DNA technology to identify victims of the Bosnian war of the 1990s.

770 babies baptised in Georgian ceremony

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 01:19
The BBC's Rayhan Demytrie reports from a mass baptism ceremony in Tbilisi, Georgia.

The English vet saving Sri Lanka’s street dogs

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 01:17
The vet who left behind her home in England to care for Sri Lanka’s street dogs.

Donald Trump says CIA will get 'so much' backing despite his earlier criticism

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 00:29
The new US President Donald Trump tells the CIA that it has his full support despite feuding with it.

A message of hope at Washington march

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 00:06
More than half a million people demand to be heard a day after Donald Trump is elected.

India Andhra Pradesh train crash leaves 12 dead and many injured

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 00:05
A rescue operation is under way after seven coaches and the engine derailed near Kuneru.

Ex-President Yahya Jammeh leaves The Gambia after losing election

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 22:22
Yahya Jammeh quits after trying to cling to power, paving the way for his elected successor to return.

Chapecoense: Brazilian team play their first game since plane crash

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 22:01
Chapecoense play their first game since the majority of the team were killed in a plane crash on 29 November.

Australia shark attack: Man suffers 'eight-hour' ordeal

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 20:39
Bad weather hampers the rescue of a scuba diver attacked by a shark in a remote area off Queensland.

Amsterdam diamond theft: Seven arrested

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 17:50
Jewellery worth $75m was stolen in 2005 in one of the world's biggest diamond robberies.

Women's March: Anti-Trump marchers take to the streets

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 17:36
Rallies take place as part of global protests on the first full day of Donald Trump's presidency/

Italy avalanche: Four more rescued from Rigopiano hotel

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 17:19
Four more people were rescued overnight from a hotel in Italy destroyed by an avalanche three days ago.

Images of women's marches

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 15:29
A day after his inauguration, women around the world march to protest at Donald Trump's election.

Donald Trump protests: Washington leads global rallies

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 15:23
Women's rights groups hold rallies around the globe, with some 200,000 expected in Washington DC.

Jallikattu bullfighting set to resume in Tamil Nadu

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 15:10
An executive order allows traditional bull-taming contests to resume, bypassing a Supreme Court ban.

Marine Le Pen hails patriotism as the policy of the future

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 14:58
The French politician tells fellow far-right leaders 2017 will see a nationalist rebirth in Europe.

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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.