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Shinzo Abe wins resounding victory in Japan, exit polls say

The prime minister has kept his "super-majority" and says he will deal firmly with North Korea

Published on 22 October 2017 | 8:42 pm


Macron's dog Nemo filmed peeing on Elysée fireplace

French TV was filming the president chatting with junior ministers when Nemo stole the scene.

Published on 22 October 2017 | 7:18 pm


Iraq's Shia militia 'must go home', says Tillerson

The US secretary of state was speaking on a visit to Saudi partly aimed at curbing Iran's influence.

Published on 22 October 2017 | 6:38 pm


Daphne Caruana Galizia: Thousands demand justice in Malta

But politicians named in the investigations of murdered blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia stay away.

Published on 22 October 2017 | 6:05 pm


Scot jailed in Dubai for hip touch

Businessman Jamie Harron was arrested after touching a man's hip in a Dubai bar.

Published on 22 October 2017 | 4:20 pm


Delicate task

The prime minister has meandered through previous crises but that won't work now, says Tom Burridge.

Published on 22 October 2017 | 3:19 pm


Raqqa: US coalition 'wiped city off Earth', Russia says

Moscow accuses the West of sending aid to the Syrian city to cover up evidence of crimes.

Published on 22 October 2017 | 2:31 pm


Spain Catalonia: Foreign minister denies 'coup' by Madrid

The foreign minister tells the BBC the government is only acting in line with the constitution.

Published on 22 October 2017 | 2:01 pm


WHO cancels Robert Mugabe goodwill ambassador role

The appointment of Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe prompted a global outcry and wide-ranging condemnation.

Published on 22 October 2017 | 1:51 pm


Israel Facebook: Mistranslated post creates security alert

A post saying "good morning" in Arabic was reportedly mistranslated to say "attack them" in Hebrew.

Published on 22 October 2017 | 12:13 pm


Spain FM: 'Many police violence pictures fake'

Spanish Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis was speaking to Andrew Marr about the Catalan referendum.

Published on 22 October 2017 | 11:15 am


Fox renewed Bill O'Reilly deal despite harassment suit

Twenty-First Century Fox knew O'Reilly had settled a harassment allegation when he was rehired.

Published on 22 October 2017 | 10:46 am


Five former US presidents unite for hurricane relief concert

The five living former US presidents have raised more than $31m (£23.5m) for victims.

Published on 22 October 2017 | 8:26 am


Cliff diving in Chile: Divers compete in Lago Ranco

Competitors performed acrobatics from heights of up to 27m (89ft) in Chile.

Published on 22 October 2017 | 8:09 am


Naked Indonesia

Public nudity is strictly forbidden in Indonesia - and life is tough for the local nudist community

Published on 22 October 2017 | 12:06 am


Sticks and axes

Witnesses tell the BBC how men with sticks and axes started one of the world's longest conflicts.

Published on 22 October 2017 | 12:04 am


Wonder down under

The "wonder from down under" has been free from recession for more than a quarter of a century.

Published on 21 October 2017 | 11:37 pm


The extra miles

Why are more people running marathons in all 50 states - and what does it say about modern America?

Published on 21 October 2017 | 11:37 pm


Dangerous work

On just one night a year Faroese men can hunt gannet chicks, considered a delicacy. It involves a dangerous climb down steep cliffs.

Published on 21 October 2017 | 11:36 pm


Ivory Coast's hair sculptor Laetitia Ky

Laetitia Ky uses coat hangers, wires and pins to make "hair sculptures" for her Instagram fans.

Published on 21 October 2017 | 11:33 pm


Coming into fashion

How the body art of the Moscow underworld is coming back into fashion.

Published on 21 October 2017 | 11:32 pm


Under fire in Iraq: A camera crew's view of a warzone

Gunfire, danger - a few of the hazards facing a BBC team covering the news from Iraq.

Published on 21 October 2017 | 12:38 pm


Republican speaker Ryan roasts Trump at charity dinner

The senior Republican had a few presidential jokes up his sleeve at a charity dinner.

Published on 21 October 2017 | 10:16 am


Putin weighs in on Trump's performance as US president

The Russian president took aim at the US political system when asked about Trump's "unpredictability".

Published on 20 October 2017 | 7:03 pm


Why did a black man hug a neo-Nazi skinhead?

A white supremacist walked into the middle of an anti-fascist rally - this is what happened next.

Published on 20 October 2017 | 2:16 pm


New Zealand town funds its own petrol station

Residents fed up with a two-hour drive to buy fuel decide to take matters into their own hands.

Published on 16 October 2017 | 9:18 am


Japanese zoo mourns anime-loving celebrity penguin

Grape the penguin became an online star after he "fell in love" with a cardboard cut-out in his enclosure.

Published on 13 October 2017 | 12:28 pm


Icelandic Pirate Party MP forced to wear eyepatch

Member of parliament and country's president both injured in bizarre household accidents.

Published on 13 October 2017 | 9:31 am








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