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ExxonMobil fined by US for Ukraine sanctions violations

The oil giant must pay $2m for engaging with Russia despite US sanctions on that country over Crimea.

Published on 20 July 2017 | 8:08 pm


Chester Bennington: Linkin Park vocalist 'took his own life'

A coroner says the star, who was close to Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell, apparently hanged himself.

Published on 20 July 2017 | 8:08 pm


AlphaBay and Hansa dark web markets shut down

The AlphaBay and Hansa marketplaces were known for trade in drugs, weapons and malware.

Published on 20 July 2017 | 8:03 pm


OJ Simpson's joy as he wins prison parole

An emotional OJ Simpson cannot contain his relief as he is granted parole after nine years in prison.

Published on 20 July 2017 | 7:58 pm


OJ Simpson to be freed from Nevada prison

The former sports star and actor is granted parole after almost nine years in prison for armed robbery.

Published on 20 July 2017 | 7:24 pm


New Mexico boy trips over 1.2 million year old fossil

A 10-year-old boy's stumble unearthed a prehistoric skull, which he then got the chance to help excavate.

Published on 20 July 2017 | 7:07 pm


Florida man shoots tyres on trucks parked outside home

Utility workers called 911 as the homeowner methodically fired at all the tyres on their vehicles.

Published on 20 July 2017 | 6:11 pm


Holding hands

US President Donald Trump gave a wide-ranging interview which threw up some surprising nuggets.

Published on 20 July 2017 | 5:58 pm


Xanda, son of Cecil the lion, 'killed by hunter' in Zimbabwe

Xanda, the six-year-old son of Cecil the lion, is said to have been shot by trophy hunters.

Published on 20 July 2017 | 5:00 pm


Venezuela crisis: Violence fears as strike action begins

The head of the Organization of American States denounces the government's "repressive tactics".

Published on 20 July 2017 | 4:29 pm


John McCain has brain cancer, his office says

The 80-year-old US senator may undergo chemotherapy and radiation treatment, a statement says.

Published on 20 July 2017 | 4:27 pm


Alabama man shoots huge wild boar in his front garden

Wade Seago tells the BBC he had no choice but to kill the beast which was terrifying his daughter.

Published on 20 July 2017 | 4:16 pm


Trump Attorney General Jeff Sessions 'to stay in job'

Jeff Sessions says he will continue to serve President Trump despite a stinging rebuke.

Published on 20 July 2017 | 3:50 pm


Teens from Burundi robotics team go missing in US

The six teenagers were taking part in an international robotics competition held in Washington DC.

Published on 20 July 2017 | 3:20 pm


North Korea drought: Children at risk in 'worst crisis since 2001'

Children and the elderly are at risk from the country's worst drought since 2001, the UN says.

Published on 20 July 2017 | 3:01 pm


Justine Damond shooting: Minneapolis police ambush claim 'ludicrous'

A lawyer for the family of an Australian woman who was shot dead dismisses officers' "ambush" fears.

Published on 20 July 2017 | 2:42 pm


OJ Simpson

As OJ Simpson gets parole, here is a recap of the football hero whose downfall gripped America.

Published on 20 July 2017 | 2:35 pm


Qatar 'informed' al-Qaeda bombers says UAE diplomat

Emirati diplomat Omar Saif Ghobash claims Qatari links to al-Qaeda.

Published on 20 July 2017 | 2:15 pm


Despacito censored: Malaysia bans 'unsuitable' hit from state stations

Despacito, the most-streamed song of all time, is banned from state stations over its "sexy" lyrics.

Published on 20 July 2017 | 10:23 am


Salvador Dali body to be exhumed for DNA test

A tarot card reader from Girona is hoping to prove she is Dali's only child- and heir.

Published on 20 July 2017 | 10:01 am


Estonia gets taller after changing measurement system

Tallinn ditches Russia-based method of measuring heights above sea level, adding up to 24cm to some areas.

Published on 20 July 2017 | 8:20 am


Surfer's close encounter with shark... again

Mick Fanning was back at the beach where he was attacked by a shark in 2015.

Published on 20 July 2017 | 3:44 am


Sailing by

Russian warships sailing from the Black Sea to Syria pass through the centre of one of Europe's biggest cities - where amateur ship spotters watch their every move.

Published on 19 July 2017 | 11:45 pm


Yousra Elbagir: Sudan's 'big and beautiful' pills for women

In our series of letters from African journalists, Yousra Elbagir explores Sudanese women's appetite for weight gain pills.

Published on 19 July 2017 | 11:32 pm


To hug or not to hug?

The number of workplace huggers is said to be on the rise, but it is still a social - and legal - minefield.

Published on 19 July 2017 | 11:17 pm


Dali body exhumed for DNA test

A 1.5-tonne slab will have to be moved to allow DNA testing to settle the contentious claim.

Published on 19 July 2017 | 11:15 pm


Meet Rob Spence, the film-maker with the camera eye

Film-maker Rob Spence used his bionic eye to record a mini documentary about cyborgs.

Published on 19 July 2017 | 11:13 pm


Justine Damond

Officials have released few facts about the Australian woman killed by a Minneapolis police officer.

Published on 19 July 2017 | 5:32 pm


India's PM would like books instead of bouquets

Narendra Modi says he rather be given the leaves of a book instead of flowers on his official visits.

Published on 19 July 2017 | 1:27 pm


Food bug upsets Depeche Mode gig in Belarus

Dave Gahan is recovering from a bout of food poisoning which forced the band to scrap a gig in Minsk.

Published on 18 July 2017 | 11:42 am








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