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Migrant caravan: Mexico sends police to southern border

The move follows President Trump's threat to close the US-Mexico border and cut aid.

Published on 19 October 2018 | 4:26 am

Cannabis in Canada: Shortages, fines and Girl Guide cookies

Elation is mixed with disappointment, as retailers quickly sell out and turn away customers.

Published on 19 October 2018 | 3:49 am

Top Afghan commander Raziq killed in Kandahar gun attack

A bodyguard kills the Kandahar police chief, but US commander Scott Miller escapes unhurt.

Published on 19 October 2018 | 3:19 am

Jurassic-era piranha is world's earliest flesh-eating fish

A 150-million-year-old, sharp-toothed fossil is believed to be the world's oldest piranha-like specimen.

Published on 19 October 2018 | 3:08 am

Australian woman 'who faked cancer for cash' is charged

The 27-year-old is charged with fraud after allegedly gaining A$55,000 in funds for a fake illness.

Published on 19 October 2018 | 2:47 am

Jamal Khashoggi case: Turkish police 'search forest'

Turkish officials believe the Saudi journalist's body may have been disposed of outside Istanbul.

Published on 19 October 2018 | 12:12 am

Malta sets stage for abortion debate

In a country where abortion is still taboo, a new play hopes to cue a genuine public discussion.

Published on 18 October 2018 | 11:55 pm

Sabarimala: The Indian god who bars women from his temple

Why are women banned from entering the Sabarimala temple in southern India?

Published on 18 October 2018 | 11:51 pm

Afghanistan election: What's at stake in the parliament vote?

Afghans are set to defy threats, insecurity and fears over fraud as they vote in a new parliament.

Published on 18 October 2018 | 11:46 pm

Jamal Khashoggi: Who's who in alleged Saudi 'hit squad'

Turkish police fear 15 Saudis who flew to Istanbul on 2 October may have murdered Jamal Khashoggi.

Published on 18 October 2018 | 11:42 pm

US economy under Trump: Is it the best in history?

Is the US economy under President Trump the best it's ever been?

Published on 18 October 2018 | 11:13 pm

Meng Hongwei: Former Interpol chief's wife 'not sure he's alive'

Grace Meng says "cruel" China is persecuting him – and that she's now a target – in her first UK media interview.

Published on 18 October 2018 | 10:20 pm

Oregon Zoo shares animal X-rays

Oregon zoo posted images taken during routine health checks.

Published on 18 October 2018 | 9:21 pm

Convicts 'blackmail US soldiers in sexting scheme' from prison

Inmates pretending to be underage girls demanded cash from US troops, according to Army investigators.

Published on 18 October 2018 | 9:20 pm

US 'opens Catholic church sex abuse probe' in Pennsylvania

Prosecutors have reportedly requested documents from secret church archives and confidential files.

Published on 18 October 2018 | 8:57 pm

Israeli Supreme Court allows US 'boycott' student to stay

Lara Alqasem was denied entry into Israel amid claims she supports an anti-Israel boycott campaign.

Published on 18 October 2018 | 7:50 pm

Brexit: France's Macron plays down UK 'no deal' visa fears

UK tourists and workers won't be denied French visas after Brexit, the French president says.

Published on 18 October 2018 | 6:32 pm

Afghanistan's 'war on terror' generation votes

Why students in Afghanistan want to make sure their voice is heard in the country's upcoming election.

Published on 18 October 2018 | 5:53 pm

Crimea attack: College shooting is 'globalisation' result

Comments by Russian President Putin come a day after a teenager killed 20 people at a college.

Published on 18 October 2018 | 4:17 pm

Afghanistan elections: Running an election in a war-torn country

From security to fraud, what are the challenges of running elections in a country beset by war?

Published on 18 October 2018 | 4:14 pm

Jean-Luc Mélenchon: French left-wing leader quizzed over cash

Police question Jean-Luc Mélenchon amid a row over his rage at a search at his party's HQ.

Published on 18 October 2018 | 3:41 pm

Barcelona's Sagrada Familia agrees deal over lack of licence

The Barcelona basilica, which had no licence for over 130 years, agrees to pay the city $41m (£31m).

Published on 18 October 2018 | 2:43 pm

Jamal Khashoggi: What we know about the journalist's disappearance

The Saudi journalist was last seen entering the country's consulate in Istanbul on 2 October.

Published on 18 October 2018 | 11:36 am

Your US mid-term elections daily digest

There are pretty big indications people are keen to vote this year. Find out more in our daily round-up.

Published on 18 October 2018 | 8:56 am

Can a cooker help save the rainforest?

The solar-powered cooker that uses an alternative to charcoal.

Published on 18 October 2018 | 1:12 am

Land mines: Will they continue to kill thousands?

They're history's most prolific serial killers and there's tens of millions of them out there. So why are land mines still around?

Published on 17 October 2018 | 11:06 pm

The little lion cub raised by a dog

A lion cub in Sri Lanka was nursed by a dog after being rejected by his mother in a zoo.

Published on 17 October 2018 | 11:06 pm

Russian minister offers land as prize on Instagram

Alexander Kozlov came in for criticism after offering land as a prize on his Instagram account.

Published on 15 October 2018 | 4:44 pm

Russian region offers phones for extremism tip-offs

A Russian region extremism site has been offering phones for tip-offs.

Published on 12 October 2018 | 2:10 pm

Thousands apply to be an Iraqi minister

Online applications to become an Iraqi minister run into the tens of thousands.

Published on 11 October 2018 | 3:37 pm

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