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Ukraine Orthodox priests to establish independent church

The move angers the Russian Orthodox Church, which sees Ukraine's parishes as under its jurisdiction.

Published on 15 December 2018 | 12:59 pm


'Yellow-vest' protesters defy government to gather in Paris

Dozens of people have already been arrested, but the numbers are lower than on previous weekends.

Published on 15 December 2018 | 12:44 pm


US returns looted Balangiga church bells to Philippines

The three Balangiga church bells return to the Philippines after 117 years in US possession.

Published on 15 December 2018 | 12:21 pm


Australia recognises West Jerusalem as Israeli capital

PM Scott Morrison says Australia will not immediately move its embassy from Tel Aviv.

Published on 15 December 2018 | 10:18 am


Obamacare: Texas court rules key health law is unconstitutional

The challenge from a coalition of 20 US states is now likely to go to the US Supreme Court.

Published on 15 December 2018 | 10:01 am


Trump names new acting chief of staff

Mick Mulvaney will be acting White House chief of staff, replacing General John Kelly.

Published on 15 December 2018 | 8:47 am


Katowice UN climate talks extended due to sticking points

Rows continue over paying poorer countries for damages caused by rising temperatures.

Published on 15 December 2018 | 8:31 am


Rajapaksa: Sri Lanka's disputed PM resigns amid crisis

Mahinda Rajapaksa's resignation could bring to an end weeks of political crisis.

Published on 15 December 2018 | 7:49 am


Yemen war: Can ceasefire deal finally bring peace?

Yemen's truce deal is fraught with risk, but it brings the country a step to closer to elusive peace.

Published on 15 December 2018 | 1:38 am


DR Congo elections: Why do voters mistrust electronic voting?

DR Congo is using e-voting for the first time, but is it a secure system?

Published on 15 December 2018 | 12:45 am


North Korea's high-tech pursuits: Propaganda or progress?

North Korea is trying to develop civilian technologies but can it become an innovation powerhouse?

Published on 15 December 2018 | 12:21 am


How Putin's Russia turned humour into a weapon

Russia's government wants people to have a laugh - as long as it's at its opponents' expense, and not Mr Putin's.

Published on 15 December 2018 | 12:13 am


Nigerian military lifts Unicef ban after 'spy' row

The army earlier accused the UN children's agency of spying for Islamists in north-eastern Nigeria.

Published on 15 December 2018 | 12:08 am


How Nigeria inspired Black Lives Matter

Opal Tometi, who co-founded the movement, says visiting Nigeria as a child changed her life.

Published on 15 December 2018 | 12:05 am


US to investigate child's death at border

A watchdog will investigate how a seven-year-old girl died after being detained by US Border Patrol.

Published on 14 December 2018 | 10:34 pm


Yemen war: Firing in Hudaydah raises fears for new truce

Only a day after warring parties agreed a ceasefire, residents hear shelling in Hudaydah port.

Published on 14 December 2018 | 9:02 pm


Eleven die and dozens ill after eating rice at Indian temple

Witnesses say people fell ill after eating rice following a ceremony in the state of Karnataka.

Published on 14 December 2018 | 6:46 pm


Brexit: EU pledges to May unlikely to placate critics

Theresa May's Brussels talks were not a failure - but she needs more than the EU's assurances.

Published on 14 December 2018 | 5:58 pm


Juncker explains 'nebulous' remark

Jean-Claude Juncker has spoken about his exchange with Theresa May following his comments about her proposals.

Published on 14 December 2018 | 4:31 pm


Festive reindeer for rent at Russian zoo

A Russian zoo is renting out reindeer, foxes and huskies for Christmas and New Year events.

Published on 14 December 2018 | 3:52 pm


Miss USA sorry for offending contestants over lack of English

A beauty queen's comments and apology about non-English speaking contestants causes a stir on social media.

Published on 14 December 2018 | 3:12 pm


Who is shining a torch for women today?

One hundred years since the first votes were cast by UK women, who is standing up for women's rights today?

Published on 14 December 2018 | 2:45 pm


Sesame Street: Meet Lily, the first homeless muppet

Lily, a girl muppet whose family lost their flat, is staying with friends on the street.

Published on 14 December 2018 | 1:12 pm


Money spill on US highway sparks cash grab

Motorists stopped their vehicles and rushed to collect bills scattered on Route 3 in New Jersey.

Published on 14 December 2018 | 1:06 pm


I play for Tunisia, but still consider myself Irish - Ayman Mohamed

Born in London, raised in Dublin and now based in Africa, Tunisia international Ayman Ben Mohamed has travelled an unusual road to this month's Fifa Club World Cup.

Published on 14 December 2018 | 11:20 am


Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo: The view from the edge of space

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo rocket ship has made a successful test flight, 82.7km above the Earth's surface.

Published on 14 December 2018 | 9:43 am


Yellow Vests: Is the symbol spreading across Europe?

The clothing has been used in demonstrations on a wide variety of subjects, in countries across Europe. But what's behind the vest, and what's its future?

Published on 14 December 2018 | 1:59 am


Short tempers flare in NZ buses row

Bus drivers in New Zealand's capital Wellington are contesting a ban from wearing shorts.

Published on 13 December 2018 | 3:23 pm


Tourists risk lives on Polish thin ice

The Polish authorities are trying to stop visitors risking their lives on a frozen mountain lake.

Published on 13 December 2018 | 11:02 am








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