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Ukraine war: Russia planning 24 February offensive, Ukrainian defence minister says

Ukraine's defence minister says Russia has amassed some 500,000 men for an attack in the coming weeks.

Published on 1 February 2023 | 10:00 pm

Ukraine billionaire Ihor Kolomoisky targeted in new anti-corruption swoop

Authorities launch a fresh wave of raids, including on leading tycoon Ihor Kolomoisky.

Published on 1 February 2023 | 9:36 pm

Nikki Haley poised to enter 2024 presidential race

The former UN ambassador will reportedly announce a presidential run at an event on 15 February.

Published on 1 February 2023 | 9:08 pm

Biden FBI search: No classified documents found at president's beach house, lawyer says

The FBI removed "materials and handwritten notes" reportedly from Mr Biden's time as vice president.

Published on 1 February 2023 | 6:32 pm

Andrew Tate: Influencer's appeal against detention rejected by Romanian judges

The controversial influencer has been held by authorities alongside his brother since December.

Published on 1 February 2023 | 6:28 pm

How a tiny radioactive capsule was found in Australia's vast outback

Australian experts joined forces and methodically tracked down the hazardous pea-sized device.

Published on 1 February 2023 | 4:15 pm

Pope Francis in DR Congo: A million celebrate Kinshasa Mass

This is said to be the second largest Mass Pope Francis has held, after one in the Philippines in 2015.

Published on 1 February 2023 | 4:01 pm

Driver rescued seconds before car engulfed in flames

Police and a bystander pull an unconscious man from a crashed car moments before it catches fire.

Published on 1 February 2023 | 3:55 pm

Questions over possible Saudi Women's World Cup deal

Co-hosts Australia and New Zealand ask Fifa to "urgently clarify" reports that Saudi Arabia's tourism authority is to be named as an official sponsor of the Women's World Cup.

Published on 1 February 2023 | 3:35 pm

Myanmar coup anniversary: 'Silent strike' marks two years of military rule

Protesters urge the public to stay at home as the military is hit by new Western sanctions.

Published on 1 February 2023 | 3:14 pm

Jovenel Moise: Four suspects in Haiti leader's killing sent to US

The men are the latest to be charged over the 2021 assassination of President Jovenel Moise.

Published on 1 February 2023 | 2:03 pm

Russia in Africa: How disinformation operations target the continent

The man behind a new pro-Kremlin social media network tells the BBC he wants Africa to embrace Russia.

Published on 1 February 2023 | 11:46 am

Pope in DR Congo: Dancing and huge crowds greet Pope Francis

The BBC's Aleem Maqbool joins worshippers on the streets as Pope Francis makes a long-awaited appearance.

Published on 1 February 2023 | 10:52 am

Andrew Tate: 'You know I'm innocent' - influencer yells to reporters

The influencer and his brother Tristan arrive at court to appeal against the decision to keep them detained.

Published on 1 February 2023 | 10:32 am

Dances With Wolves actor Nathan Chasing Horse arrested in sex abuse case

Nathan Lee Chasing His Horse is alleged to have committed offenses against six indigenous girls.

Published on 1 February 2023 | 5:19 am

Nigeria election 2023 in Rivers state: The oil land with no electricity

The tailors relying on generators in Nigeria's oil-rich region - a key electoral battle ground.

Published on 1 February 2023 | 12:41 am

How US Marines are being reshaped for China threat

Critics say a plan to dump all the Marines' battle tanks to prepare for a Pacific war makes little sense.

Published on 1 February 2023 | 12:34 am

Wrestling Federation of India: Is Indian sport seeing its #MeToo moment?

India's wrestling administration has been roiled by allegations of sexual abuse and misconduct.

Published on 1 February 2023 | 12:30 am

Israel and the Palestinians: Blinken's Jerusalem visit offers few solutions

The US secretary of state says "concrete steps" are needed to reduce violence but does not elaborate.

Published on 1 February 2023 | 12:24 am

Ukraine war: Russian threat growing, front line troops fear

While morale remains high, Ukrainian forces in the east fear the Russians are improving.

Published on 1 February 2023 | 12:16 am

Pakistan mosque blast: What is behind the deadly attack?

Police on the frontline believe they were targeted to demoralise them after militants ended a truce.

Published on 31 January 2023 | 8:54 pm

Floating pirate-themed restaurant sinks off Thailand coast

Eyewitnesses reported the vessel slowly sinking in rough water in Pattaya Bay.

Published on 31 January 2023 | 8:15 pm

Fresh protests take place across France against pension age rise

Eight unions are taking part in the strike, which has disrupted schools, public transport and oil refineries.

Published on 31 January 2023 | 5:24 pm

Secretive Saudi executions leave families in the dark

Relatives of prisoners are given no advance warning of executions, and left with no bodies to bury.

Published on 31 January 2023 | 1:00 pm

LGBT people hunted by gangs and police in Egypt

A BBC News investigation reveals how violent gangs are abusing LGBT community members they meet online.

Published on 30 January 2023 | 10:54 pm

Mysterious 'whirlpool' appears in the night sky above Hawaii

An observatory captured video of the spiral formation flying through the night sky in January.

Published on 30 January 2023 | 6:04 pm