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The Zimbabwe bill that could outlaw 'unpatriotic acts'

Activists fear the proposed measure could limit the freedom to criticise the government.

Published on 11 May 2021 | 11:58 pm

As India halts vaccine exports, Nepal faces its own Covid crisis

The landlocked country, which relies on India for medical supplies, is seeing a dramatic rise in cases.

Published on 11 May 2021 | 11:52 pm

Colorado gunman killed six at party 'as he was not invited'

The man who shot his girlfriend and five relatives at a birthday celebration had "control issues".

Published on 11 May 2021 | 11:43 pm

How Italy's healthcare staff survived the pandemic

Nurses in Italy have been instrumental in helping to fight Covid-19 - but it's taken a heavy toll.

Published on 11 May 2021 | 11:39 pm

India coronavirus: 'My city is under siege from Covid'

The BBC's Vikas Pandey has called Delhi home for more than a decade - but Covid has changed everything.

Published on 11 May 2021 | 11:00 pm

French army chief tells soldiers to quit over civil-war letter

The army chief of staff rebukes soldiers who accused the government of concessions to Islamism.

Published on 11 May 2021 | 10:53 pm

NRA bankruptcy: US judge dismisses case

The powerful gun-rights lobby now faces a lawsuit in New York that could see it dissolved.

Published on 11 May 2021 | 10:03 pm

Rockets target Tel Aviv after Gaza tower destroyed

Militants attack the Israeli city after an air strike brings down a tower block in Gaza.

Published on 11 May 2021 | 9:45 pm

Israel-Gaza violence: Gaza tower block collapses in Israeli air strike

Militants fired missiles towards Tel Aviv after a tower block in Gaza collapsed in an Israeli air strike.

Published on 11 May 2021 | 8:34 pm

Reta Mays: US care worker given life for murdering patients

"You are the monster no-one sees coming," a judge tells Reta Mays, who killed seven at a veterans' hospital.

Published on 11 May 2021 | 8:28 pm

Brazil Amazon: Illegal miners fire on indigenous group

Violence in Brazil's Amazon is increasing, with tens of thousands of illegal miners in protected areas.

Published on 11 May 2021 | 8:12 pm

Russia school shooting: Children and teacher killed in Kazan

Seven children and two adults have been killed in a shooting in the city of Kazan, officials say.

Published on 11 May 2021 | 7:45 pm

Russia to tighten gun rules after school shooting

Getting a gun legally in Russia is not as bureaucratic as it appears on paper.

Published on 11 May 2021 | 5:58 pm

What are Eid and Ramadan and when are they?

Ramadan is one of the most important events in the Islamic calendar, but it's been affected by lockdown.

Published on 11 May 2021 | 4:37 pm

Budget: Australia tries to win back women with childcare boost

The government's new budget boosts childcare and women's health, but critics say more reform is needed.

Published on 11 May 2021 | 3:32 pm

President Biden's claims on the US economy fact-checked

The president is hailing his economic progress since he came to office. We look at some of his claims.

Published on 11 May 2021 | 2:58 pm

Israel-Palestinians: Old grievances fuel new fighting

Failure to tackle deep-seated issues meant fresh violence between the two sides was a matter of time.

Published on 11 May 2021 | 12:58 pm

Russia school shooting: Children escape from windows

Children and adults are among those killed in a shooting at a school in Kazan, Russia, officials say.

Published on 11 May 2021 | 12:42 pm

Vesuvius ancient eruption rescuer identified at Herculaneum, says expert

A body found at Herculaneum may have been part of Pliny the Elder's team sent to rescue residents.

Published on 11 May 2021 | 12:35 pm

Houston suspect arrested as pet tiger remains on the loose

A murder suspect is in custody but a pet tiger may still be roaming the streets of a Houston suburb.

Published on 11 May 2021 | 10:43 am

Australian boy, 13, crushed by bin lorry after sleeping in bin

The teenager and two younger children were sleeping in the industrial bin in Port Lincoln.

Published on 11 May 2021 | 10:05 am

Bob Marley: 40th anniversary of the music pioneer's death

The reggae music legend died of cancer in 1981 aged just 36.

Published on 11 May 2021 | 6:55 am

China census: Data shows slowest population growth in decades

The results add pressure on Beijing to boost measures for couples to have more babies.

Published on 11 May 2021 | 5:10 am

Forests the size of France regrown since 2000, study suggests

Conservation groups say naturally restored forests can help in the fight against climate change.

Published on 11 May 2021 | 4:40 am

'I'm ashamed my father was a Capitol Hill rioter'

Robyn knew her dad was immersed in right-wing conspiracies - then she saw him under arrest on 6 January.

Published on 10 May 2021 | 11:22 pm

How to get Bangladeshi men talking about mental health

Bangladeshi men in the UK are being encouraged to talk about the effects the pandemic has had on them.

Published on 10 May 2021 | 11:03 pm

Why is the US short of chicken and ketchup?

The pandemic has helped create some surprising shortages - and people are scrambling.

Published on 10 May 2021 | 7:49 pm

Covid-19 pandemic: Sex workers in Germany 'at risk'

Sex workers in Germany say a countrywide ban on the industry forces many into poverty and danger.

Published on 9 May 2021 | 11:01 pm

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