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Iran tanker seizure: UK 'deeply concerned'

The foreign secretary says the detention by Iran of the British-flagged ship is "unacceptable".

Published on 20 July 2019 | 8:52 am


Emanuela Orlandi case: Vatican attempts new search to solve mystery

Two burial chambers will be examined in the search for a teenager, missing since 1983.

Published on 20 July 2019 | 7:43 am


Hong Kong actor Simon Yam stabbed on stage in China

The 64-year-old was attacked while speaking at a promotional event in the city of Zhongshan.

Published on 20 July 2019 | 6:56 am


César Pelli: Architect of Malaysia's Petronas Towers dies at 92

César Pelli designed some of the world's most famous buildings including London's Canary Wharf Tower.

Published on 20 July 2019 | 4:57 am


US to send troops to Saudi Arabia as tensions with Iran grow

The deployment of soldiers and fighter jets comes amid heightened tensions with Iran in the Gulf.

Published on 20 July 2019 | 3:34 am


Benjamin Netanyahu becomes Israel's longest-serving leader

Benjamin Netanyahu breaks the record set by Israel's founding father, but he faces an uncertain future.

Published on 20 July 2019 | 12:41 am


Polish abuse scandal: Victims take on the Catholic Church

Allegations of appalling abuse involving priests have shaken the trust of many Poles in the Church.

Published on 20 July 2019 | 12:18 am


The final 13 minutes before the Moon landing

The minutes before landing were tense, as fuel ran low and connections were lost between the lunar module and mission control.

Published on 19 July 2019 | 11:43 pm


Amazon deforestation: Brazil's Bolsonaro dismisses data as 'lies'

The Brazilian president accuses the national space agency of exaggerating the scale of deforestation.

Published on 19 July 2019 | 11:06 pm


US citizen Ruslan Maratovich Asainov charged with IS terror offences

Ruslan Maratovich Asainov is accused of being a sniper and trainer for the Islamic State group.

Published on 19 July 2019 | 10:48 pm


Venice fines tourists: Germans punished for making coffee near bridge

The backpackers were fined €950 (£853) and asked to leave the city under a new public order law.

Published on 19 July 2019 | 10:05 pm


Torpedoed US warship found, solving 75-year-old cold case

After four years of searching, locating the USS Eagle was "just absolute awe," says diver Ryan King.

Published on 19 July 2019 | 8:37 pm


Real-life Spider-Man escapes fire by climbing down Philadelphia high-rise

The unidentified man was unharmed, but four others were taken to hospital for smoke inhalation.

Published on 19 July 2019 | 7:49 pm


Dangerous heatwave starts hitting US and Canada

More than 200 million people may be affected, and temperatures could reach 100F (38C) in some areas.

Published on 19 July 2019 | 6:17 pm


Minnesota crowd welcomes home Ilhan Omar amid Trump row

The congresswoman returned to her home state and was met with "welcome home" chants and signs.

Published on 19 July 2019 | 6:01 pm


Richard Oland: A millionaire, a murder and a mystery killer

When he was found in a pool of blood, Richard Oland was worth tens of millions of dollars. But who killed him and why?

Published on 19 July 2019 | 6:00 pm


Greek earthquake: Buildings collapse as powerful tremor shakes Athens

The 5.1 magnitude earthquake knocked out telecoms and power in parts of the city.

Published on 19 July 2019 | 5:44 pm


Guinea mother: I sat my exams 30 minutes after giving birth

"I decided for myself that I wanted to complete my baccalaureate," Fatoumata Kourouma tells the BBC.

Published on 19 July 2019 | 1:22 pm


The African Cup of Nations: 'Fairy-tale' team, cursed jerseys and super fans

As Algeria and Senegal face each other in the final, we look at some of the tournament's high and low points.

Published on 18 July 2019 | 11:57 pm


Car parts from weeds: The future of green motoring?

The motor industry is trying to reduce its carbon footprint in a number of innovative ways.

Published on 18 July 2019 | 11:07 pm


Trump's 'send her back' denial, and what actually happened

The US President inaccurately claimed he quickly told his supporters to stop their racist chant.

Published on 18 July 2019 | 7:16 pm


Ilhan Omar: 'Send her back' chants at Trump rally

US congresswoman Ilhan Omar responds to chants of "send her back" at a Trump rally in North Carolina.

Published on 18 July 2019 | 6:20 pm


Puerto Rico: Protests over homophobic text messages

Protesters are calling for the resignation of the governor following a leak of homophobic messages.

Published on 18 July 2019 | 3:38 pm


Russia's #metoo: Women say they 'need public attention'

Thousands of Russian women evoke #metoo to tell social media why they 'need public attention'.

Published on 18 July 2019 | 12:48 pm


Trekking 10,000km across Africa for a football match

A Zimbabwean football fan travels from Cape Town to Cairo by road and finds "Africa is not friendly to Africans".

Published on 17 July 2019 | 11:08 pm


The Indian school exam controversy that cost 23 lives

The suicides have put India's competitive exams in the spotlight amid allegations of errors in marking.

Published on 17 July 2019 | 11:03 pm


Why US bird attacks on humans are on rise

Bird experts say there's been an "incremental increase" in attacks, as people encroach on bird habitats.

Published on 17 July 2019 | 7:23 pm








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