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US to recognise Golan as Israeli territory

58 min 33 sec ago - [CET/Central European Time]
President Trump tweets that US will recognise Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights, seized from Syria in 1967 war

Christchurch shootings: How the haka unifies New Zealand in mourning

1 hour 31 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
What does the Maori haka dance mean, and how is it linked to mourning the Christchurch victims?

Harvard sued by 'descendant of slave for profiting off of photos'

2 hours 3 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
The university continues to profit off of photos that belong to descendants of slaves, a lawsuit claims.

France car thieves lured to police station

2 hours 55 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Two men were lured to a police station by a man whose car they were trying to steal north of Paris.

Michel Temer: Brazil ex-president arrested in Rio

3 hours 23 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Michel Temer has been arrested as part of a wide-ranging corruption investigation, local media say.

Iraq ferry sinking: Dozens feared dead near Mosul

3 hours 50 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Most of those on board the vessel that sank in a tourist area near Mosul could not swim, reports say.

Zambia bans 'Viagra' energy drink

4 hours 27 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Some consumers had complained about unwanted side-effects, prompting the authorities to investigate.

Texas chemical fire: Residents of Deer Park warned to stay indoors

4 hours 50 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Eight tanks at the chemical plant caught fire earlier this week.

China chemical plant explosion kills six in Yancheng

5 hours 19 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Another 30 people are injured in the explosion at a fertiliser-making facility in Yancheng.

Jay-Z album The Blueprint officially 'culturally important'

5 hours 53 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
His sixth album The Blueprint is the first hip hop album of the 21st Century added to the archive.

Venezuela crisis: Juan Guaidó's chief of staff detained

5 hours 57 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Intelligence agents have raided the house of the opposition leader's chief of staff, legislators say.

Excellent! Bill and Ted to go on summer adventure

6 hours 28 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Dudes, it's been 28 years since we last saw the duo on the big screen but now they're back.

R. Kelly asks judge for permission to play Dubai concerts

9 hours 4 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
The embattled singer surrendered his passport last month and faces 10 charges of sexual abuse.

Nicaragua agrees to free all opposition prisoners

13 hours 14 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
The move is aimed at restarting stalled peace talks after months of anti-government protests.

Dutch PM loses senate majority to populists - exit poll

13 hours 46 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
The anti-immigration Forum for Democracy looks set to be the second biggest party in the upper house.

Testosterone rules for female athletes 'unscientific'

14 hours 41 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
There is a lack of evidence for the cut-off point adopted by athletics chiefs, a BMJ editorial says.

Christchurch shootings: New Zealand to ban military style weapons

14 hours 51 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
New Zealand will ban all types of semi-automatic weapons used in the Christchurch attacks.

Mount Everest: Melting glaciers expose dead bodies

15 hours 11 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
The remains of mountaineers who died on the world's highest peak are being exposed as its ice melts.

Christchurch attacker 'killed my whole family'

15 hours 18 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Maryam Gul says she has forgiven the man who killed her parents and brother in the Christchurch mosque attacks.

Venezuelans collect mountain run-off as water shortages persist

15 hours 20 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
A recent power cut caused major water shortages, but for many Venezuelans, dry taps are nothing new.

NZ to ban all military style weapons - PM

15 hours 50 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
New Zealand will ban all types of semi-automatic weapons used in Christchurch attacks, says PM Jacinda Ardern

Cyclone Idai: Flying over flooded Mozambique

16 hours 22 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
The BBC's Fergal Keane went to Mozambique to assess the devastation caused by Cyclone Idai.

Patrick Shanahan: Pentagon chief's ties to Boeing investigated

17 hours ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Patrick Shanahan is accused of frequently praising Boeing in meetings about government contracts.

Giant sunfish washes up on beach in South Australia

17 hours 11 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Fishermen initially mistook the flat fish's unusual appearance for a piece of driftwood.

Cyclone Idai: Rescuers race against time to reach survivors

17 hours 32 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Aid workers say thousands in Mozambique are still awaiting rescue from catastrophic flooding.

Nowruz: How 300m people celebrate Persian New Year

17 hours 45 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
On Thursday, millions of people will celebrate Persian New Year, also known as Nowruz. Here's how.

The Indonesian paradise island drowning in plastic

17 hours 47 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Beaches on the Indonesian island of Sumatra are covered in plastic - and some of it is being dumped there by local businesses.

Chinese imports 'driving fishermen to despair'

17 hours 53 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Kenya's Lake Victoria fishermen are struggling to compete with cheap Chinese fish imports.

'Why are the children being punished?'

17 hours 53 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Russian officials are facing appeals from hundreds of families to bring back IS wives and children.

Italy takes a shine to China's New Silk Road

17 hours 56 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Italy is ready to let Chinese money build its infrastructure - but its allies remain sceptical.

Jacinda Ardern: 'A leader with love on full display'

17 hours 59 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
The NZ prime minister has been held up as an example of good leadership after the Christchurch attack.

Thailand election: Young voters could be key to victory

18 hours 1 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
It's the first election since the coup of 2014 and seven million young people are voting for the first time.

Forty-five rattlesnakes found under Texas house

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 23:31 - [CET/Central European Time]
A man called for help after spotting a few snakes. When the professionals arrived, they found a lot more.

Trump: I didn't get a thank you for McCain funeral

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 23:13 - [CET/Central European Time]
"Not my kind of guy," the president says of the late Republican senator in his latest attack on him.

Three children dropped to safety from apartment fire in Iowa

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 22:53 - [CET/Central European Time]
Dramatic bodycam video shows police officers catching them from a third floor apartment in the American state of Iowa.

Student football team abducted in Anglophone Cameroon

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 22:35 - [CET/Central European Time]
The kidnap follows the abduction of a top football club coach on Tuesday.

Fake pathologist for Germanwings air crash victims on trial

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 21:02 - [CET/Central European Time]
The Dutch man examined victims of major disasters like the 2015 Germanwings air crash.

The 'controlled chaos' of raising sextuplets

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 20:22 - [CET/Central European Time]
We spoke to families with quintuplets and sextuplets to find out what it's like to raise multiple babies at once.

Trump spooks markets with China trade tariffs warning

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 18:59 - [CET/Central European Time]
The US President says tariffs on goods could stay for longer to make sure China 'lives by the deal'.

President Trump shows map of 'IS defeat'

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 18:29 - [CET/Central European Time]
President Trump said it highlights how much territory the Islamic State group has lost since his election.

'Obscene' beer label causes row in Russia

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 18:08 - [CET/Central European Time]
A Russian brewery is under fire for its sado-masochistic bottle label.

Christchurch shootings: The Briton who survived mosque attack

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 17:44 - [CET/Central European Time]
Nathan Smith says he doesn't know how he survived the Al Noor mosque attack in Christchurch.

Auschwitz visitors urged not to balance on railway tracks for photos

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 17:37 - [CET/Central European Time]
The memorial that preserves the death camp site urges people to avoid disrespectful photos.

Italian driver hijacks and torches school bus full of children

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 17:23 - [CET/Central European Time]
Police helped children escape through smashed windows as the suspect set the bus alight.

Christchurch shooting: Australia's moment of hate speech reckoning

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 17:15 - [CET/Central European Time]
Australians question whether the tone of racial rhetoric spurred the man accused of the Christchurch attacks.

Native American inmates in Texas win right to grow hair long

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 16:31 - [CET/Central European Time]
Three Texas prisoners win a nearly seven-year lawsuit to grow their hair long for religious beliefs.

Korea spycam porn: 1,600 fall victim and four men arrested

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 15:48 - [CET/Central European Time]
Four men allegedly filmed 1,600 guests in 30 South Korean hotels and sold the footage online.

Radovan Karadzic sentence increased to life at UN tribunal

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 15:15 - [CET/Central European Time]
A tribunal rejects the Bosnian Serb ex-leader's appeal and increases his jail term for genocide.

Tayla Harris: Australian rules football player's online trolling compared to sexual abuse

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 14:12 - [CET/Central European Time]
The online abuse of Australian rules footballer Tayla Harris is "abhorrent and disgusting" say leading pundits of the game.

US air strikes killed Somali civilians - Amnesty

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 13:44 - [CET/Central European Time]
Amnesty International says it recorded 14 recent deaths - the US says its targets are "terrorists".

Nursultan: Kazakhstan renames capital Astana after ex-president

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 13:36 - [CET/Central European Time]
Astana becomes Nursultan just one day after Nursultan Nazarbayev's surprise resignation.

Holi: Hindus across India and Nepal celebrate festival of colours

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 13:04 - [CET/Central European Time]
Mainly celebrated in India and Nepal, Holi marks the beginning of spring.

Cyclone Idai: Mozambique survivors desperate for help

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 12:53 - [CET/Central European Time]
The UN calls the aftermath of Cyclone Idai in southern Africa a "massive disaster", with hundreds dead.

Alaa Al Aswany: Egypt 'sues novelist for insulting state'

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 12:30 - [CET/Central European Time]
Bestselling author Alaa Al Aswany is alleged to have insulted the president, army and judiciary.

Why Turkish leader is showing Christchurch attack video

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 12:26 - [CET/Central European Time]
The Turkish leader's use of footage from the New Zealand shootings is vintage Erdogan, says Mark Lowen.

Google hit with €1.49bn fine from EU over advertising

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 12:16 - [CET/Central European Time]
The search engine has been fined for blocking rival online search advertisers.

Argentina rescue: Huge search finds boy lost for day in desert

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 11:34 - [CET/Central European Time]
A massive search found the boy 21km from where his parents lost him in western Argentina.

San Francisco moves to ban e-cigarettes until health effects known

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 10:37 - [CET/Central European Time]
The law would halt sales until vaping's health effects are fully evaluated by US regulators.

Tokyo 2020: Robots to feature at Olympic and Paralympic Games

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 10:27 - [CET/Central European Time]
The Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games are set to revolutionise the way spectators experience sporting events - by introducing robots

Mayawati: India Dalit icon will not contest election

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 08:53 - [CET/Central European Time]
One of India's most popular politicians, she was expected to play kingmaker in case of a coalition.

Brazil gunmen shoot at convoy carrying nuclear fuel in Angra dos Reis

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 08:51 - [CET/Central European Time]
Gunmen opened fire on a convoy carrying uranium to a nuclear power plant near Rio, police say.

Christchurch shootings: Jacinda Ardern calls for global anti-racism fight

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 07:48 - [CET/Central European Time]
New Zealand's PM tells the BBC that right-wing ideology must be confronted after the mosque attacks.

Christchurch shooting: NZ PM: 'We need global action on extremism'

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 07:33 - [CET/Central European Time]
New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern has called for global action on extremism in an exclusive BBC interview.

Radovan Karadzic: Former Bosnian Serb leader faces final war crimes verdict

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 06:51 - [CET/Central European Time]
A UN tribunal is to rule on the appeal of Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, who was found guilty of genocide.

Pasir Gudang: How one quiet lorry sparked a toxic waste crisis

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 05:37 - [CET/Central European Time]
It was broad daylight in Pasir Gudang, Malaysia, when up to 40 tonnes of waste slipped into the river.

Hungary Orban: Party faces European expulsion vote in Brussels

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 05:00 - [CET/Central European Time]
The Hungarian leader has riled EU allies who are considering expelling his party from their bloc.

Guatemala seeks arrest of former attorney general Thelma Aldana

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 04:59 - [CET/Central European Time]
An arrest warrant is issued for former attorney general Thelma Aldana, who is running for president.

Brexit: The choice facing British citizens living in Germany

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 04:49 - [CET/Central European Time]
What Brexit, freedom of movement and citizenship mean to three people living in Berlin.

NZ shootings: Comic asks searching race relations questions

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 03:14 - [CET/Central European Time]
A widely-shared comic asks tough questions in the wake of Friday's attack in Christchurch.

White Crow's star dancer 'channelled' Rudolf Nureyev

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 01:48 - [CET/Central European Time]
Oleg Ivenko says he "talked" to Rudolf Nureyev as he played the superstar Russian dancer.