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Turkey election: Erdogan claims victory with unofficial results

Recep Tayyip Erdogan says unofficial results show he has won the presidency outright.

Published on 24 June 2018 | 7:51 pm

Trump calls for deportations without judicial process

The US president wants to deport those who enter the US illegally, without any judicial process.

Published on 24 June 2018 | 7:15 pm

Europe migrants: Italy warns Schengen is 'at risk'

Italy, which refused to accept two rescue ships, says migration puts the Schengen zone at risk.

Published on 24 June 2018 | 6:55 pm

Mali Fula villagers were killed 'in cold blood'

Thirty-two civilians from the Fula ethnic group were killed in cold blood, a Fula association says.

Published on 24 June 2018 | 5:42 pm

Serbia FA chief investigated after BBC interview

The head of the Serbian Football Association is being investigated by Fifa over an interview he gave to the BBC in which he accused the governing body of bias.

Published on 24 June 2018 | 5:23 pm

Europe migrants: Can the EU reach a new deal?

EU leaders seek joint action over undocumented migrants after some bitter rows.

Published on 24 June 2018 | 4:55 pm

Actress Brigitte Nielsen gives birth to fifth child at 54

The Danish star has given birth to her first daughter with her fifth husband in Los Angeles.

Published on 24 June 2018 | 3:32 pm

Ukraine Roma camp attack leaves one dead

It is the latest in a series of attacks in Ukraine, where violence against minorities is on the rise.

Published on 24 June 2018 | 2:59 pm

Germany building explosion injures 25

Four people severely wounded after an explosion ripped through a building at midnight.

Published on 24 June 2018 | 11:14 am

Zimbabwe election 'to go ahead as planned' after blast

President Mnangagwa says voting will take place on 30 July despite an apparent attempt to kill him.

Published on 24 June 2018 | 10:31 am

World Cup 2018: Footballer's hair 'too wild' for Iranian TV

Ex-Barcelona star Carles Puyol was due to be a World Cup pundit in Iran but was barred from the studio.

Published on 24 June 2018 | 10:04 am

Jacinda Ardern baby: PM reveals daughter's name

Jacinda Ardern says she is "sleep deprived, but super well" as she shows off her new daughter.

Published on 24 June 2018 | 7:04 am

Woman 'humiliated' by Walgreens over drugs to end pregnancy

Nicole Mone says a pharmacist rejected her prescription for pills to end her abnormal pregnancy.

Published on 24 June 2018 | 6:28 am

Saudi Arabia's ban on women driving officially ends

Women can now drive in the conservative kingdom, but there has been a crackdown on activists.

Published on 24 June 2018 | 5:41 am

Nicaragua protests: Baby killed in Managua clashes

Security forces launched an assault on six neighbourhoods and a university east of the capital.

Published on 24 June 2018 | 5:25 am

Saudi women hit the road

After a decades-old ban is lifted, women in Saudi Arabia are allowed to get behind the wheel of a car.

Published on 24 June 2018 | 3:07 am

What impact has Donald Trump had on illegal immigration?

Cross-border illegal immigration to the US is up, despite a crackdown by President Trump.

Published on 24 June 2018 | 1:12 am

Kenya's 'contaminated sugar' row: What we know

Senior officials contradict one another over the alleged mercury contamination of sugar supplies.

Published on 24 June 2018 | 1:11 am

How many words do you need to speak a language?

The vocabulary required to be understood in another tongue may not need to be vast.

Published on 24 June 2018 | 1:06 am

Searching for Burma's forgotten World War Two heroes

A group of British volunteers goes to Myanmar every year to find and support veterans who fought for the UK in World War Two.

Published on 24 June 2018 | 1:04 am

Obituary: Suman Virk, the mother who forgave her daughter's killer

Suman Virk, who has died aged 58, became an anti-bullying advocate after her daughter was killed.

Published on 24 June 2018 | 12:47 am

Meet the teacher who wears a school uniform

Alex Maina Kariuki is a school principal with a difference. He insists on wearing the same school uniform as his students.

Published on 24 June 2018 | 12:44 am

Meet the 10-year-old DJ taking Ghana by storm

How one schoolgirl juggles school, dancing, playing musical instruments and DJing.

Published on 24 June 2018 | 12:36 am

Maps reveal hidden truths of the world's cities

A new website lets people delve into data on the world's cities.

Published on 24 June 2018 | 12:15 am

Explosion 'targets' Zimbabwe president

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa says the blast was an assassination attempt.

Published on 23 June 2018 | 10:52 pm

Unravelling the mystery of Akon's Wakanda

The US-Senegalese singer announced plans to build a new city with his own crytocurrency at the centre.

Published on 23 June 2018 | 12:39 am

The Aquarius: Migrant taxi service or charitable rescuers?

The BBC's Gavin Lee sails with the crew of a ship accused by Italy of encouraging illegal migration.

Published on 23 June 2018 | 12:12 am

The birds filling up with plastic

On a remote island in the Tasman Sea scientists are battling to save flesh-footed Shearwater chicks.

Published on 22 June 2018 | 11:34 pm

The Kashmiri art bringing Hindus and Muslims together

A rare exhibition prompted those who had fled their homes to return for the first time since they left.

Published on 22 June 2018 | 11:14 pm

North Korean propaganda changes its tune

Pyongyang's propaganda changes from blasting the US as enemy to a much more conciliatory note.

Published on 22 June 2018 | 11:09 pm

Turkey's elections explained in 100 and 500 words

Turkey's elections will decide if President Erdogan will stay in power. Here's what you need to know.

Published on 22 June 2018 | 3:10 pm

Chinese park grants free entry to heavier women

A Chinese park offered free entry to women who were as heavy as a Tang Dynasty concubine.

Published on 22 June 2018 | 12:01 pm

Your pictures: In the Shadows

Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week it is 'In the Shadows'.

Published on 22 June 2018 | 11:19 am

Japanese firm makes suits for blue collar workers

A Tokyo firm has created a line of business attire that's best suited for the nation's blue-collar workers.

Published on 19 June 2018 | 11:23 am

Finland's capital gives away its old trams

The city wants rid of its antiquated trams, but getting hold of one comes with strings attached.

Published on 18 June 2018 | 10:50 am

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