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The lesbian pioneers who fooled Spain's Catholic Church

Their wedding in 1901 remains the only known same-sex marriage in the church's history, the BBC's James Badcock reports.

Published on 19 February 2018 | 1:46 am


In Pictures: Life after Ebola

The legacy of the virus which spread through three West African countries.

Published on 19 February 2018 | 1:37 am


Australia MP George Christensen criticised over gun photo

George Christensen asks left-wing opponents if they "feel lucky", drawing widespread condemnation.

Published on 19 February 2018 | 1:33 am


Afrin: Kurdish fighters 'strike deal' with Syrian army

Damascus has not confirmed reports that it will send soldiers to help protect Afrin from Turkey.

Published on 19 February 2018 | 1:26 am


Israel-Poland spat: Swastikas drawn on Polish embassy in Tel Aviv

It comes after Israel condemned the Polish PM for saying Jews were among perpetrators of the Holocaust.

Published on 19 February 2018 | 12:37 am


The beauty entrepreneur who turned snakes into ladders

Grit and determination, as well as snakes and dragons, helped Maria Hatzistefanis become a business success.

Published on 19 February 2018 | 12:19 am


Russia Dagestan shooting: Five women killed in attack on churchgoers

Worshippers leaving an evening church service in Dagestan were fired upon by a gunman.

Published on 18 February 2018 | 9:49 pm


In Florida aftermath, US students say 'Never Again'

Movements run by school students are spreading rapidly online in wake of the Florida attack.

Published on 18 February 2018 | 5:14 pm


Zimbabwe opposition leader: Morgan Tsvangirai mourned in Harare

President Emerson Mnangagwa calls on Zimbabweans to unite around the opposition leader's memory.

Published on 18 February 2018 | 4:21 pm


Iran plane crash: All 66 people on board feared dead

Aseman Airlines retracts a statement which said definitively that all 66 people aboard had died.

Published on 18 February 2018 | 3:35 pm


Florida school shooting: Students to march on Washington

Young survivors of Wednesday's school massacre demand it be a "turning point" on gun control.

Published on 18 February 2018 | 3:21 pm


Finland's new pandas enjoy snow

Finland's new pandas were being allowed outside for the first time since arriving in the country last month.

Published on 18 February 2018 | 1:58 pm


Latvian central bank boss detained by anti-corruption force

Ilmars Rimsevics has been detained after the anti-corruption agency raided his home and office.

Published on 18 February 2018 | 1:45 pm


Malaysia wishes wrong New Year with a barking rooster

The country's trade ministry welcomed the Year of the Dog with a culturally unwelcome rooster.

Published on 18 February 2018 | 1:17 pm


Israel's Netanyahu attacks 'dangerous Iranian tiger'

Israel's PM launches a stinging attack on Iran, brandishing a piece of a drone downed over Israel.

Published on 18 February 2018 | 1:12 pm


Sacred Tibetan monastery in Lhasa hit by fire

The blaze at the ancient Jokhang monastery in Lhasa was quickly put out, Chinese state media say.

Published on 18 February 2018 | 12:27 pm


Winter Olympics: Russian athlete suspected of failing doping test

A Russian athlete is suspected of breaking anti-doping rules at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

Published on 18 February 2018 | 12:21 pm


The mystery of Toronto's gay village killings

Toronto’s LGBT community grieves after one of their own is charged with targeting and killing gay men.

Published on 18 February 2018 | 12:39 am


The Indian artist challenging 'dirty taboos' on Instagram

Kaviya Ilango is getting attention for her satirical and poignant sketches of "millennial problems".

Published on 18 February 2018 | 12:37 am


How I joined a French wine brotherhood

Hugh Schofield has a weird and charming day in a wine region and asks questions about Brexit.

Published on 18 February 2018 | 12:36 am


The country breeding a generation of chess whizz kids

Since 2011, all children in Armenia from six to eight years old have compulsory chess lessons - and some now are very good indeed.

Published on 18 February 2018 | 12:34 am


Hong Kong art: Miniature art shows disappearing Hong Kong

An exhibition of miniature dioramas offers a glimpse into a disappearing way of life in Hong Kong, reports Grace Tsoi from BBC Chinese.

Published on 18 February 2018 | 12:29 am


Florida students to lawmakers: 'Shame on you'

Students have been addressing a rally after the February 14 shooting in which 17 people died.

Published on 17 February 2018 | 7:56 pm


Zuma's fall a chance to take moral leadership in Africa

The BBC's Fergal Keane on a moment of hope in South Africa - a nation that both infuriates and inspires.

Published on 17 February 2018 | 3:42 pm


ICYMI: Tiny dogs and robots skiing (badly)

Some of the stories you might have missed this week.

Published on 17 February 2018 | 10:34 am


Mexico earthquake: Tremor shakes newspaper office

Journalists at the office of Mexican newspaper Milenio film the moment a 7.2-magnitude earthquake hit.

Published on 17 February 2018 | 9:49 am


Woman challenges definition of 'feminine' on Thesaurus.com

Thesaurus.com says it will review its entry after Kaya Day complained about the word's "comical" synonyms.

Published on 17 February 2018 | 1:14 am


Kosovo turns 10 but has little to celebrate

Ten years after declaring independence Kosovo still struggles to find its place in the world.

Published on 17 February 2018 | 12:59 am


New Zealand goose: How one blind bisexual bird became an icon

Henry the goose spent many years in a love triangle with two swans, helping raise their children.

Published on 17 February 2018 | 12:54 am


Reality Check: Has Shinzo Abe's 'womenomics' worked in Japan?

PM Shinzo Abe claims narrowing the gender gap is a political priority. But how much progress has actually been made during his time in office?

Published on 17 February 2018 | 12:52 am


'I knew I had to get out' of DR Congo

The crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo has produced millions of refugees. Some are finding sanctuary in Uganda.

Published on 17 February 2018 | 12:41 am


Florida school shooting: A killer comes to 'paradise'

Students re-live Wednesday's shooting in Florida - and demand tougher gun laws from their government.

Published on 17 February 2018 | 12:13 am


The week in pictures

A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.

Published on 17 February 2018 | 12:01 am


Kiwis consider foreign house buyer ban

New Zealand is set to introduce a radical measure to tame its soaring property market

Published on 16 February 2018 | 9:50 pm


In Pictures: Millions celebrate Lunar New Year

People around the world usher in the Year of the Dog with dancing, feasting, prayers and ceremony.

Published on 16 February 2018 | 3:27 pm


Uzbek nurses, firefighters told to get on their bikes

Nurses and firefighters are issued with bicycles in order to provide "more efficient" services.

Published on 16 February 2018 | 12:23 pm


Florida school shooting: Thousands mourn at vigil

Fred Guttenberg's daughter Jaime was killed in the Florida shooting, he paid tribute to her at a vigil.

Published on 16 February 2018 | 9:58 am


New Zealand man fined for drink-driving motorised cool box

Police in New Zealand and Australia say the "unauthorised" vehicles should not be on the roads.

Published on 15 February 2018 | 10:54 am


Taiwan's pedestrian crossing men get girlfriends

Just in time for Valentine's Day, Taiwan's street crossing men have got girlfriends.

Published on 13 February 2018 | 12:03 pm








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