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Israel-Gaza fighting continues for second day after militant's death

After an overnight lull, militants fire more rockets towards Israel and Israeli aircraft hit Gaza.

Published on 13 November 2019 | 8:15 pm


Bolivia crisis: Jeanine Áñez assumes interim presidency

Jeanine Áñez is backed by the Constitutional Court, but accused of a coup by ex-leader Morales.

Published on 13 November 2019 | 6:04 pm


Abrar Fahad: Bangladesh police charge 25 over murder

Abrar Fahad, 21, was beaten to death after posting criticism of the government on social media.

Published on 13 November 2019 | 6:03 pm


Ebola vaccine approved as second jab trialled

A second Ebola vaccine is to be offered to thousands of people in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Published on 13 November 2019 | 5:31 pm


Japan cancels cherry blossom party amid cronyism accusations

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was accused of inviting too many of his own supporters to the last event.

Published on 13 November 2019 | 4:34 pm


New Zealand to hold referendum on euthanasia

Parliament voted in favour of making euthanasia legal, meaning a referendum will happen next year.

Published on 13 November 2019 | 3:33 pm


Pregnant firefighter says she'll continue to do her job

Kat comes from a family of firefighters. She says being pregnant won't stop her serving the community in Australia.

Published on 13 November 2019 | 3:11 pm


Apple Store worker 'texts himself customer's intimate photo'

After a phone screen repair, the woman was shocked to find an "extremely personal" photo had been sent.

Published on 13 November 2019 | 2:22 pm


Bolivia’s democracy on shaky ground

Protests and celebrations as Jeanine Áñez takes over as pre-election president after Evo Morales left.

Published on 13 November 2019 | 1:45 pm


Australia bushfires: Fresh warnings in Queensland and New South Wales

Huge blazes continue to rage in two drought-hit states, amid warnings of a dangerous summer.

Published on 13 November 2019 | 1:14 pm


Venice floods: Climate change behind highest tide in 50 years, says mayor

A state of disaster is declared as the Italian city is hit with a high tide of more than 1.87m.

Published on 13 November 2019 | 1:11 pm


Could digging up the ocean floor help save the planet?

The seabed is rich in metals, but what damage could mining it cause?

Published on 13 November 2019 | 12:10 pm


Electric car future may depend on deep sea mining

Demand is soaring for the metal cobalt, an essential ingredient in batteries and abundant on the seabed.

Published on 13 November 2019 | 12:02 pm


Charlie's Angels: What did the critics think?

The verdict is in for Elizabeth Banks's latest action film in the Charlie's Angels franchise.

Published on 13 November 2019 | 11:55 am


Saudi Arabia apologises for video labelling feminism as extremism

The video, published on Twitter, also labelled homosexuality and atheism as dangerous ideas.

Published on 13 November 2019 | 11:42 am


Hong Kong protests: Students fight police with petrol bombs, bows and arrows

Student protesters fought a pitched battle with police at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Published on 13 November 2019 | 7:19 am


A Taliban escapee, an English baby - and the dramatic story that followed

When a refugee bumped into a baby, a tale of death threats, hijack and escape emerged.

Published on 13 November 2019 | 4:38 am


Polio in Nigeria: 'I opposed vaccinations until my son caught polio'

A Nigerian father who used to chase health workers away from his home has a change of heart.

Published on 13 November 2019 | 1:51 am


Modest fashion: 'I feel confident and comfortable'

Fashion bloggers are covering up and sales of modest clothes are up in high street stores.

Published on 13 November 2019 | 1:49 am


In pictures: Inside Iran's secretive Yarsan faith

Yarsan is one of the Middle East's oldest faiths and has more than one million followers in Iran.

Published on 13 November 2019 | 1:38 am


Xinjiang cotton sparks concern over 'forced labour' claims

Rights groups claim Xinjiang products made using forced labour may be sold to Western brands.

Published on 13 November 2019 | 12:39 am


Philippines: The boy diving for plastic

Ranniel dives into one of Manila's most polluted rivers for less than two dollars a day.

Published on 13 November 2019 | 12:13 am


Libya: Migrant mother's dying wish to get children to Europe

The BBC's Orla Guerin meets a family waiting to cross to Europe from Libya with orphaned children whose mother died on the way.

Published on 13 November 2019 | 12:00 am


Israel-Gaza violence: Rockets and air strikes follow militant death

Violence has escalated after Israel killed a top Palestinian Islamic Jihad militant in an air strike.

Published on 12 November 2019 | 8:44 pm


Branson apologises for South Africa launch tweet

Sir Richard Branson apologises after his tweet is criticised for showing "so many white people".

Published on 12 November 2019 | 1:52 pm


'I woke up to thousands of messages from Malaysia'

Why a Malaysian exam question thrust the spotlight on London-based paraglider Laura Melissa Williams.

Published on 12 November 2019 | 10:55 am


Australia bushfires: 'We owe you milk' say firefighters who saved man's house

They saved a New South Wales home - then apologised to the owner for taking his milk.

Published on 12 November 2019 | 5:00 am


Poland reacts angrily to Netflix Nazi death camp documentary

The prime minister asks Netflix to make changes to a map shown in The Devil Next Door.

Published on 12 November 2019 | 3:41 am


What coal country makes of Trump impeachment

The view from Americans celebrating Veterans Day in West Virginia, which backed Trump in 2016.

Published on 12 November 2019 | 2:03 am


Sweden's 100 explosions this year: What's going on?

Swedish police are dealing with unprecedented levels of attacks, in city centres and suburbs.

Published on 12 November 2019 | 1:10 am


Trump impeachment: How Ukraine story unfolded

It's a complicated story - here's how Trump got into deeper and deeper trouble over Ukraine.

Published on 11 November 2019 | 7:34 pm


Durwood Zaelke: How changes to air conditioning will fight global warming

The man behind a key amendment to a major climate treaty thinks that he has a way to cool the Earth.

Published on 11 November 2019 | 12:08 am


Trump impeachment: Who's who in Ukraine story?

It's the story that kickstarted impeachment moves against Donald Trump. But who are the main players?

Published on 7 November 2019 | 1:24 pm


What do we know about Bidens in Ukraine?

Donald Trump asked Ukraine's president to investigate his rival Joe Biden. What are the allegations?

Published on 26 September 2019 | 10:22 pm


Democrats and Trump: What does it take to impeach a president?

US Democrats have opened a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump over claims that he sought political help from Ukraine.

Published on 24 September 2019 | 11:26 pm






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