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Sri Lanka attacks: Mass funerals held as nation mourns

The death toll from Sunday's bomb attacks rises to 321 and a state of emergency is in effect.

Published on 23 April 2019 | 12:01 pm


French ex-PM Fillon and British wife face 'fake jobs' trial

Judges say ex-presidential favourite François Fillon should stand trial over 'fake jobs' allegations.

Published on 23 April 2019 | 11:57 am


Notre-Dame fire: Rain threatens France's damaged cathedral

A week after the cathedral was engulfed in flames, protective layers are being put in place.

Published on 23 April 2019 | 11:44 am


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


Innovative child malaria vaccine to be tested in Malawi

The treatment, developed over 30 years, is the first to give partial protection to children, WHO says.

Published on 23 April 2019 | 11:15 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 23 April 2019 | 11:15 am


What we know so far

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

Published on 23 April 2019 | 11:10 am


Lyra McKee killing: 'New IRA' admits responsibility

The dissident republican group offered "full and sincere apologies" to the journalist's family and friends, the Irish News reports.

Published on 23 April 2019 | 11:06 am


Nigerian 'children killed' after car hits Easter parade in Gombe

The driver reportedly ploughed into the procession because it was blocking the road in northern Nigeria.

Published on 23 April 2019 | 10:14 am


Bolivia crash: Bus plunges into ravine killing 25

The bus was trying to overtake a lorry on a narrow road when it crashed and went over the cliff.

Published on 23 April 2019 | 9:45 am


Roman Polanski sues Oscars Academy after 2018 expulsion

The director admitted unlawful sex with a 13-year-old girl in 1977 and was expelled from the Academy last year.

Published on 23 April 2019 | 9:05 am


Kim-Putin: North Korean and Russian leaders to meet for first time

There'll be a lot of history and potential behind the North Korean leader's first Russian visit.

Published on 23 April 2019 | 8:49 am


Climate change activist Greta Thunberg: 'Listen to climate scientists'

Teenage activist Greta Thunberg has an uncompromising message on climate change.

Published on 23 April 2019 | 8:19 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


Philippines earthquake: Eight deaths reported on Luzon

The quake on Luzon island killed at least 11, with another major tremor further south hours later.

Published on 23 April 2019 | 7:07 am


Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg dies aged 98

The Grand Duke, who abdicated in 2000, oversaw the duchy's transformation into a financial centre.

Published on 23 April 2019 | 7:00 am


Myanmar top court rejects Reuters journalists' appeal

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have their seven year sentences upheld by the country's Supreme Court.

Published on 23 April 2019 | 6:15 am


Disposable nappy recycling: How soiled nappies can be reused

Each year billions end up in landfill, but engineers have come up with a way to recover the plastic and other materials inside them.

Published on 23 April 2019 | 4:12 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


African women on the shame of hair loss

It is a topic shrouded in shame, but traction alopecia may affect one-third of women of African descent.

Published on 22 April 2019 | 11:45 pm


Pedro Sánchez: Spain's accidental PM on a roll

Unlikely events propelled a struggling politician to Spain's top job - and the top of the polls.

Published on 22 April 2019 | 11:41 pm


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


Sri Lanka: Bomb explodes as police try to defuse it

The blast took place near St Anthony's Shrine, one of several sites attacked in bombings on Sunday.

Published on 22 April 2019 | 3:14 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 22 April 2019 | 3:05 pm


'Church of miracles' a symbol of hope

St Anthony's, the site of one of Sri Lanka's deadliest Easter bombings, is more than a place of worship.

Published on 22 April 2019 | 1:49 pm


Violent protests erupt at Georgia's Pankisi Gorge

Residents in Pankisi in north-eastern Georgia pelt police with rocks over plans for a new power plant.

Published on 22 April 2019 | 10:29 am


TED 2019: How to kill a zombie rumour and fix Facebook

How to fix a "broken internet" has been a central question at TED 2019.

Published on 22 April 2019 | 10:13 am


Sri Lanka attacks: 'My heart shattered when I saw the bodies'

Eyewitnesses of the bombing of Sri Lanka's St Anthony's Shrine have described horrific scenes.

Published on 22 April 2019 | 8:40 am


No street name? Simply draw your address

With few street names in The Gambia, people have to get creative about giving directions.

Published on 22 April 2019 | 8:06 am


An alternative way to capture childhood on your phone

A simple, but evocative, way to record your children's development without using a camera.

Published on 21 April 2019 | 11:48 pm


Ukraine election: Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky wins

Volodymyr Zelensky has won Ukraine's presidential election, according to exit polls.

Published on 21 April 2019 | 9:40 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


Russian priest posted to remote village over wife's 'sin'

A Russian Orthodox priest has been posted to a remote village as punishment for his wife's participation in a beauty pageant.

Published on 15 April 2019 | 10:46 am








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