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More than 300 people have been killed in the worst violence Sri Lanka has seen in a decade.

Published on 24 April 2019 | 9:11 am


South Africa floods: Death toll after heavy rains rises to 51

Officials fear the death toll in the port city of Durban may rise further after heavy rains.

Published on 24 April 2019 | 8:57 am


Sri Lanka attacks: Bomber 'studied in UK and Australia'

Further details emerge of the attackers behind the Easter Sunday bombings that killed 359 people.

Published on 24 April 2019 | 8:55 am


Kim Jong-un in Russia for Vladimir Putin summit

The North Korean leader will meet President Putin for the first time near the city of Vladivostok.

Published on 24 April 2019 | 8:53 am


Who are the victims?

Those killed include a celebrity chef and staff at luxury hotels, as well as a number of foreigners.

Published on 24 April 2019 | 8:03 am


Hong Kong 'Umbrella' protesters sentenced to jail terms

A court sentenced two of the leaders of 2014 pro-democracy demonstrations to 16 months in jail.

Published on 24 April 2019 | 7:43 am


Benny Tai: Hong Kong jailed activist to 'come back stronger'

Hong Kong activist Benny Tai says he will come back stronger after being jailed over the 2014 protests.

Published on 24 April 2019 | 7:42 am


Egypt president could rule until 2030 as constitutional changes backed

Almost 90% of voters endorsed the amendments that could see President Sisi stay in power until 2030.

Published on 24 April 2019 | 7:14 am


Trump tax return deadline missed again

The White House refuses a request from Congress, raising the prospect of a lengthy legal battle.

Published on 24 April 2019 | 6:46 am


Sri Lanka attacks: How one churchgoer saved lives

A teacher describes how her husband apprehended an alleged bomber.

Published on 24 April 2019 | 4:21 am


Jacinda Ardern leads effort to curb online extremism

New Zealand and France will host a summit aimed at curbing the use of social media to promote terrorism.

Published on 24 April 2019 | 3:42 am


Netherlands 'hosts most child sex abuse images'

About half of such images reported to the Internet Watch Foundation in 2018 were hosted in the Netherlands.

Published on 23 April 2019 | 11:59 pm


Why is a 2,500-year-old epic dominating polls in modern India?

The Ramayana, a 2,500-year-old mythological epic has been brought to the fore of the world's largest election

Published on 23 April 2019 | 11:49 pm


Cuba's government mocked by stampede of ostrich memes

A revolutionary hero's suggestion that Cuba's food shortages could be resolved by eating ostrich is ridiculed online.

Published on 23 April 2019 | 11:48 pm


Jailed French executive who felt force of US bribery law

The jail ordeal of ex-Alstom executive Frédéric Pierucci is a warning for firms with a history of corruption.

Published on 23 April 2019 | 11:45 pm


Sudan protests: The women driving change

Sudanese protest icon Alaa Salah tells the BBC of her unexpected fame after demonstrating against the country’s former leader.

Published on 23 April 2019 | 11:15 pm


South Korea's 'yoghurt ladies' delivering friendship

Thousands of motorised fridges are driven around South Korea, providing yoghurt and companionship for isolated people.

Published on 23 April 2019 | 11:11 pm


How Russia wants to control the internet

Critics say the Russian government's latest controversial cyber laws are a form of censorship.

Published on 23 April 2019 | 11:04 pm


Nasa's InSight lander 'detects first Marsquake'

It is the first seismic signal ever detected on the surface of a body other than Earth and its Moon.

Published on 23 April 2019 | 10:24 pm


Who are the US militia at the Mexico border?

What's the movement behind the groups of armed US civilians patrolling the US-Mexico border?

Published on 23 April 2019 | 10:07 pm


United States dilutes UN rape-in-war resolution

References to sexual and reproductive health were removed over US opposition to abortion.

Published on 23 April 2019 | 9:29 pm


Saudi prisoner 'executed and crucified'

The man was one of 37 people executed on charges of terrorism, an official statement says.

Published on 23 April 2019 | 6:48 pm


Sri Lanka attacks: Volunteers' small acts of kindness for mourners

Volunteers provide water, food and support to those mourning the bombing in Negombo, Sri Lanka.

Published on 23 April 2019 | 5:27 pm


Google Wing drones approved for US home deliveries

Drone home delivery company Wing will start deliveries in rural Virginia "within months".

Published on 23 April 2019 | 5:18 pm


Etihad Airways: Is plastic-free flying the future?

Etihad Airways has completed the first long-haul flight while replacing 95 single-use plastic items.

Published on 23 April 2019 | 5:06 pm


Turkish taxi driver's gesture warms Swedish hearts

The taxi driver in Sweden lent his credit card for three days to a customer who forgot his wallet.

Published on 23 April 2019 | 4:24 pm


Sri Lanka attacks: Who are National Thowheed Jamath?

The hardline Islamist group has been blamed for the Easter attacks in Sri Lanka.

Published on 23 April 2019 | 1:55 pm


Sri Lanka attacks: CCTV shows suspected Sri Lanka church bomber

A man with a large backpack can be seen walking into St Sebastian's church just before a device is detonated.

Published on 23 April 2019 | 1:31 pm


UAE woman Munira Abdulla wakes up after 27 years in a coma

Munira Abdulla, from the United Arab Emirates, had been unconscious since 1991 after a car crash.

Published on 23 April 2019 | 12:59 pm


Sri Lanka attacks: The ban on social media

Is the ban a sign of things to come for social media firms unable to halt the spread of misinformation?

Published on 23 April 2019 | 11:39 am


Tesla's Elon Musk expects 'robotaxis' to start in US next year

The electric carmaker entrepreneur makes a new promise on driverless vehicles.

Published on 23 April 2019 | 8:15 am


Prince unfinished memoir set for release in 2019

The musician started work on his autobiography shortly before his death three years ago.

Published on 23 April 2019 | 8:11 am


Sri Lanka attacks: Family attends funeral

Speaking at his wife's funeral, Lewis Allen recalls the moment he learnt she had died in the Sri Lanka attacks.

Published on 23 April 2019 | 12:40 am


My lifelong obsession with 'resurrecting' classic cars

Vehicle restorer Charles Palmer on his long-held fascination with bringing classic cars back to life.

Published on 22 April 2019 | 11:22 pm


Could a computer ever create better art than a human?

Music, films and works of art are increasingly made using AI. But can machines ever be truly creative?

Published on 22 April 2019 | 11:11 pm


Hellboy film in Russia replaces Stalin with Hitler

A reference to the Soviet dictator in a line of dialogue was changed to Adolf Hitler.

Published on 18 April 2019 | 10:40 am


Chinese school's car project prompts class bias debate

A Chinese school's family cars exhibition has triggered a fierce debate online about class discrimination in the education system.

Published on 16 April 2019 | 3:54 pm








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