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Spain Catalonia: Finland ponders request to extradite Puigdemont

20 min 41 sec ago
Authorities assess Spain's arrest warrant for Catalan ex-leader Carles Puigdemont amid high tension.

Iran angered by US imposition of cyber sanctions

53 min 46 sec ago
The US had taken action against 10 Iranians and a tech firm for alleged worldwide hack attacks.

March For Our Lives: US set for mass rallies to back gun control

1 hour 12 min ago
March For Our Lives events are being held nationwide, with hundreds of thousands expected to protest.

Apple wants to introduce new emojis for disabled people

2 hours 58 sec ago
The company says very few of the current emojis "speak to the life experiences of those with disabilities".

Kansas water park boss charged over death of boy, 10

2 hours 44 min ago
A 10-year-old boy died after his raft went airborne and his head hit a pole in Kansas in 2016.

Trump signs new transgender military ban

3 hours 15 min ago
The policy scraps his blanket ban but bars those who have undergone gender transition from serving.

Trump trade war: China tells US it will defend national interests

5 hours 25 min ago
US President Donald Trump has imposed tariffs on Chinese goods , raising fears of a trade war.

French police 'hero' dies of wounds

8 hours 24 min ago
A French police officer who swapped places with a hostage in a supermarket siege dies of his injuries.

Spain Catalonia: Clashes after separatist leaders detained

8 hours 40 min ago
Thousands rally in Barcelona and other cities after a Spanish judge puts five Catalan leaders in jail.

Flying firsts: Aviation milestones throughout history

9 hours 42 min ago
From the Wright brothers to direct UK-Australia flights.

Skripal 'regretted being double agent'

10 hours 34 min ago
A former classmate says the spy told him he even wrote to Vladimir Putin asking to come back to Russia.

Florida school shooting: Pennsylvania students get stones

11 hours 40 min ago
The buckets of stones in classrooms could ward off a gunman, says a Pennsylvania school official.

The woman who brought skull watches back to life

12 hours 20 min ago
Scot Fiona Krüger has carved out a niche in the conservative world of Swiss watchmaking.

DR Congo to shun its own donor conference in Geneva

12 hours 23 min ago
The UN warns of a humanitarian crisis but Congolese leaders say the country's image is being tarnished.

A day in the life of India's 'tuberculosis warrior'

12 hours 59 min ago
On world tuberculosis day, Dr Zarir Udwadia talks about his fight against the deadly disease.

Hamelin Bay: Nearly 150 beached whales die in Australia

14 hours 13 min ago
Rescuers manage to return just six surviving pilot whales to deeper waters in Western Australia.

Eye-witness says French hostage-taker ran after him

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 23:05
Armed police have killed a suspect, 25-year-old Redouane Lakdim, who shot dead three people in a series of attacks in southern France.

France shooting: Hostage swap officer 'fighting for life'

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 22:06
The gendarme was hailed a hero after taking the place of a hostage in a supermarket siege in France.

France hostage crisis: Moment police closed in on attacker

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 21:21
Helicopters flew overhead as an elite police team moved in on Redouane Lakdim, who shot dead three people in France.

Catalonia crisis: Five separatist leaders detained

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 20:11
A Spanish judge detains five separatist leaders charged with rebellion, amid fears they could flee.

Mother jailed in France for drowning five newborn babies

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 19:56
The newborns were found in a freezer at the mother's home near Bordeaux.

Half of African species 'face extinction'

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 19:09
The findings come after the death of the last male northern white rhino.

The evolution of UK-Australia travel into a single flight

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 18:21
The first non-stop journey takes place on Saturday, almost 80 years after it involved 31 stopovers.

Elon Musk pulls brands from Facebook

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 18:20
Entrepreneur Elon Musk has the official Facebook pages for his Tesla and SpaceX companies deleted.

US sanctions Iranian hackers for 'stealing university data'

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 17:27
An Iranian company allegedly stole data from 320 universities in the US and 21 other countries.

Car bomb targets spectators at Afghanistan wrestling match

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 17:03
Officials say at least 13 people have been killed in the explosion at Helmand sports stadium.

China cracks down on video parodies

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 16:20
Recent online videos have had a "severely damaging effect on society", according to regulators.

French police shoot supermarket gunman

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 14:50
Armed police shoot a hostage-taker after storming a supermarket in southern France town of Trèbes.

Poland abortion: Protests against bill imposing new limits

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 14:35
Thousands of people are expected to protest against plans to further tighten the abortion laws.

Karen McDougal: Trump 'tried to pay ex-playboy model for sex'

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 14:26
Karen McDougal says she had a 10-month affair with Donald Trump in 2006.

Reddit: Guns, beer and tobacco transactions now banned

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 14:21
At least 38 communities have been banned as Reddit distances itself from transactions of illicit goods.

Trade wars, Trump tariffs and protectionism explained

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 13:07
Tariffs and protectionism - what do President Trump's new policies mean and what will they do?

Spanish police break up Nigerian sex trafficking gang

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 12:34
Thirty-nine Nigerian women are rescued after being found living in "squalid conditions in caves".

'Hostages taken' at French supermarket

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 11:55
Shots were reportedly fired before the hostage-taking near Montpellier in southern France

John Bolton: Five things new Trump security adviser believes

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 09:02
The new US National Security Adviser is a confrontational advocate for the use of American power.

Stephon Clark: Protests over police shooting shut NBA arena

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 08:39
Police shot dead Stephon Clark, who was holding an object that turned out to be a phone.

US Congress passes huge spending bill ahead of shutdown deadline

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 06:42
President Trump is expected to sign it into law ahead of a Friday deadline to fund the government.

The Rio protesters fighting for justice for Marielle Franco

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 05:37
Black women in Brazil say the councillor's murder was a big blow for their community.

Katie Brennan: Australia's AFL accused of gender discrimination

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 05:24
Katie Brennan lodges a complaint with the Australian Human Rights Commission over a match ban.

China considers possible tariffs on $3bn worth of US goods

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 03:22
China asks US to pull back "from the brink" of a trade war as it announces possible tariffs on pork, wine and fruit.

The Walking Dead's make-up man on the art of gore

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 02:34
Greg Nicotero, the man behind some of the goriest scenes in film and TV, on the "magic trick" of blood on screen.

Florida shooting: Why I'm marching on Washington DC

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 02:32
Nikki is a 17-year-old student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. This is why she is marching for her life.

Africa's week in pictures: 16-22 March 2018

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 01:59
A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.

Cate Blanchett meets Rohingya child refugees

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 01:44
Actor Cate Blanchett has been to visit Rohingya child refugees in camps at risk of mudslides.

Meet the disabled Syrian boy who is always smiling

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 01:40
Seven-year-old Mustafa lives in Jordan with his grandmother and his sister.

Rosa Parks house: Dispute threatens bitter end to homecoming

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 01:38
A small clapboard house where the civil rights hero once lived has criss-crossed the Atlantic. Now it needs a new home.

How DNA can be used to store computer data

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 01:28
British scientists think DNA could be used to solve a global problem - where to store all our data.

Trump's cabinet: who's next for the firing line?

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 01:03
US National Security Adviser HR McMaster is the latest victim of the President's line up changes.

Syria war: Eastern Ghouta rebels announce ceasefire

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 23:38
Rebels say the ceasefire is aimed at allowing civilians to leave the besieged enclave of Eastern Ghouta.

John Bolton: Bush-era war hawk makes comeback

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 23:37
The decision is a surprise, not least because Mr Trump was reported to have disliked his moustache.

Trump replaces McMaster with Bolton

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 23:30
President Trump replaces US National Security Adviser H R McMaster with Bush-era defence hawk John Bolton

Toys R Us founder Charles Lazarus dies at 94 as his company folds

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 22:44
The firm Charles Lazarus founded in 1948 said last week it was game over for its US and UK stores.

Sex doll 'brothel': Xdolls escapes Paris council censure

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 21:55
The business, which charges €89 for an hour with a silicone sex doll, was accused of demeaning women.

Dapchi kidnap: Government 'will not abandon' lone hostage

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 20:08
The Nigerian government says it is committed to freeing the last remaining girl kidnapped in Dapchi.

Origin of 'six-inch mummy' confirmed

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 19:03
Scientists investigate an unusual, small, mummified skeleton from Chile to establish its medical history.

Israeli man fined for urinating on memorial at Auschwitz

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 18:19
The 19-year-old man was released after being questioned by Polish police for several hours.

Kenya payout for mother made to deliver on hospital floor

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 17:45
A mother was awarded $25,000 after nurses left her to deliver her baby in public on a hospital floor.

Police video shows fatal shooting of unarmed black man

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 17:34
Authorities say they mistook Stephon Clark's mobile phone for a weapon and fired off 20 shots.

EU and six other countries exempted from US metals tariffs

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 16:56
The US trade representative says the import duties have been "paused" while further talks take place.

Donald Trump's top lawyer resigns

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 16:41
John Dowd, Donald Trump's lead lawyer in Russia inquiry resigns, US media report

Skating Lake Baikal, the world's deepest lake

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 16:07
Skaters describe taking to the ice on Lake Baikal in Siberia.

Cambridge Analytica taken to court over data storage

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 15:39
A US professor wants the company to hand over all the data it has on him and explain exactly how it got it.

Ukraine arrests pilot hero Savchenko over 'coup plot'

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 15:27
Ex-helicopter pilot Nadiya Savchenko does not deny conspiring against Ukraine's government.

Dapchi kidnap: Nigerian father's pain as daughter flies to Abuja

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 15:16
Hours after returning from Boko Haram's capture in northern Nigeria, Dapchi school girls were separated from their parents to meet the President.

Pacific garbage patch 'growing rapidly'

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 15:12
It is estimated some 80,000 tonnes of plastic is circulating in a patch between Hawaii and California.

Dutch parliament halted as man jumps from public gallery

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 14:53
Shock among lawmakers as an individual is injured after leaping from a height of several metres.

Miss Venezuela to close temporarily over corruption claims

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 14:23
The contest is to close pending an investigation into claims of sexual and financial impropriety.

Austria recalls diplomat from Israel over Nazi shirt

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 14:17
The employee, who is posted in Israel, posed in a T-shirt bearing the name of a Nazi tank division.

Iranian officials mocked for using foreign products

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 13:17
After the Iran Supreme Leader urges local purchases, officials are mocked for using foreign products.

YouTube gun ban drives bloggers to PornHub

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 13:10
The video-sharing site has banned videos that show people how to manufacture or modify guns.

Nigerian girls tell of kidnap ordeal

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 12:54
What the Dapchi schoolgirls have said about their time in the hands of Boko Haram militants.

Tennessee grants $1 million to wrongly convicted man

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 12:38
Lawrence McKinney was at first given just $75 after 31 years in jail for a crime he did not commit.

South Korea to shut off computers to stop people working late

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 12:24
The initiative in South Korea's local government aims to stop a "culture of working overtime".

Florida school shooting students told to wear clear backpacks

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 12:05
Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where a gunman killed 17 people will be asked to wear clear backpacks as part of extra security measures.

Cynthia Nixon and 10 other celebrities who entered politics

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 12:01
Including Katie Price, Glenda Jackson... and Donald Trump.

Syria war: Rebels 'begin leaving key Eastern Ghouta town'

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 11:46
It is the first such evacuation under a deal between rebels and the government besieging the area.

Deadly blast at Czech chemical plant

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 11:27
Six people have been killed in an explosion at a chemical plant in the Czech Republic.

Uber self-driving crash: Footage shows moment before impact

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 11:23
Police release footage of the moments leading up to a crash involving a self-driving car in Arizona.

Meet SoFi - the soft robot fish developed by MIT

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 11:18
Scientists hope a robotic fish will guide aquatic life and help clean up pollution in the ocean.

Freiburg murder: Afghan jailed for life in Germany

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 10:51
The rape and murder of a medical student in 2016 fuelled tensions over the mass influx of migrants.

Theresa May to warn EU leaders of Russian threat to democracy

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 10:11
The EU summit is also expected to see leaders agree on the terms for a Brexit transition period.

Curiosity rover: 2,000 days on Mars

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 10:07
The Nasa robot this week celebrates 2,000 martian days investigating the surface of the Red Planet.

UK passports 'to be made in France after Brexit'

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 10:06
The existing UK manufacturer says it will be replaced by a French one after Brexit.

Dutch referendum: Spy tapping powers vote too close to call

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 09:16
The "no" vote is marginally ahead with most results counted, as new spying powers split the country.

Nicolas Sarkozy: French ex-president says funding probe is 'hell'

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 09:09
The ex-president is being probed over claims he received illegal campaign funds from Libya's Gaddafi.

Rebel Wilson: Australia media firms fail in defamation case bid

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 08:35
The actress accuses six outlets of "colluding" with Bauer Media to fight a record defamation payout.

'People against gun control haven't been shot at'

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 08:18
From the survivors of mass shootings to gun owners, Newsbeat speaks to four different people about gun control in the USA.

Eleven jailed for life over India 'beef' murder

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 07:42
The conviction of 11 men for lynching a Muslim meat trader is India's first 'cow vigilante' sentencing.

The vivacious fighter shaped by the favela

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 03:38
Marielle Franco was shot dead on 14 March but her sister hopes her legacy will live on.

South Africa and the fable of the Guptas

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 03:36
The tale of how the Gupta family wormed its way into the heart of South Africa - and then vanished.

Was Israel prepared to kill a journalist to get to Arafat?

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 03:34
Israeli assassins trailed a reporter to a meeting with the PLO head to kill him, it is claimed.

Jailed for murder, Spain domestic violence victim fights for pardon

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 02:38
Gloria Chochi is serving six years in prison in Spain for murder. She is now pinning her hopes of seeing her son on a rare pardon from the prime minister.

The community of 2,000 people with 151 cases of sex crime

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 02:38
In the small community of Tysfjord in northern Norway, sexual abuse was rife for decades. How come it was never stopped?

Water power: How one pump is helping an entire community

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 02:26
In Niger, the presence of clean water is helping to wash away some of a village's worries.

Viral teacher's inspirational chalkboard PC

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 02:23
Meet the Ghanaian teacher who went viral thanks to his chalkboard version of Microsoft Word.

The woman helping Ukraine's traumatised children

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 02:05
Thousands live in villages on the frontline between Ukrainian forces and Russian backed separatists.

The sisters rebuilding Mosul University's library

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 01:52
Many of the books in Mosul University's library were destroyed after the Islamic State group took the Iraqi city.

Joseph Mifsud: The mystery professor behind Trump Russia inquiry

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 00:36
A Maltese professor, the "selfie king" of the diplomatic circuit, has played a key part in the Russia inquiry.

Trump set to announce China sanctions after IP probe

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 00:15
The White House says its investigation finds that China encourages the theft or transfer of intellectual property.

Entrepreneurs tackling racial inequality

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 23:57
Black Brazilians face higher levels of unemployment, lower salaries and get fewer managerial jobs.