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Joe Biden: President-elect fractures foot while playing with dog

The president-elect will probably have to wear a medical boot for several weeks, his doctor says.

Published on 30 November 2020 | 7:24 am


Japan's crown prince 'approves' daughter's wedding

Princess Mako had postponed her marriage to Kei Komuro after reports of his mother's money troubles.

Published on 30 November 2020 | 6:58 am


Australia demands China apologise for posting 'repugnant' fake image

A fake image posted by a Chinese government official depicts an Australian soldier murdering a child.

Published on 30 November 2020 | 6:45 am


Indonesia: Thousands flee poisonous gas after volcano erupts

Authorities have warned people against poisonous gas after Indonesia's Ile Lewotolok volcano erupted.

Published on 30 November 2020 | 6:23 am


Sri Lanka: Six die in prison riot over Covid panic

Pandemic-related unrest has been growing in Sri Lanka's prisons as the number of virus cases surge.

Published on 30 November 2020 | 3:08 am


Biden announces all-female senior press team

Joe Biden has pledged to shape one of the most diverse US presidential cabinets ever.

Published on 30 November 2020 | 1:36 am


White Island volcano: NZ officials charge 13 parties over tragedy

Some 22 people died when the volcano suddenly erupted last December with tourists on it.

Published on 30 November 2020 | 1:31 am


Covid: Fauci warns of 'surge in cases' post Thanksgiving

Millions of people are returning home following the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States.

Published on 30 November 2020 | 12:35 am


Nagorno-Karabakh: The boy who swapped his piano for a gun

The conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan is over, but some are still waiting for news of missing relatives.

Published on 30 November 2020 | 12:23 am


A 70-year-old photographic mystery

Collector William Fagan finds 70-year-old photographs in a camera.

Published on 30 November 2020 | 12:12 am


Coronavirus: How do you vaccinate 7.7 billion people?

Five challenges of distributing a Covid-19 vaccine to billions of people.

Published on 30 November 2020 | 12:10 am


Viewpoint: Why Kenya's giant fig tree won over a president

The campaign to save a 100-year-old tree shows cultural fears can make politicians listen in Kenya.

Published on 30 November 2020 | 12:08 am


Stubble burning: Why it continues to smother north India

The toxic fumes from stubble burning affects hundreds of millions - but curbs to stop it keep failing.

Published on 30 November 2020 | 12:05 am


The tech allowing thousands of students to sit exams at home

Machine learning is helping firms across many industries more quickly solve difficult challenges.

Published on 30 November 2020 | 12:05 am


Black Lives Matter founders: We fought to change history and we won

The founders of the Black Lives Matter movement tell the BBC's 100 Women season they are optimistic.

Published on 30 November 2020 | 12:03 am


Italy's Calabria has two pandemics: Covid and the mafia

Calabria was not hit by the first wave of the pandemic but its fragile health system is buckling now.

Published on 30 November 2020 | 12:01 am


Serbia rescinds Montenegro ambassador expulsion

The two nations had expelled each other's envoys over a historical dispute dating back a century.

Published on 29 November 2020 | 10:10 pm


Diego Maradona: Police raid house and clinic of doctor

Authorities are trying to establish if there was negligence in the treatment of the Argentine star.

Published on 29 November 2020 | 10:06 pm


Ethiopia's Tigray crisis: Mekelle hospital struggling after attack - Red Cross

The main hospital in Tigray's capital is low on painkillers and body bags, the Red Cross says.

Published on 29 November 2020 | 4:40 pm


Christmas: Drive-thru market saves festive German tradition

Nearly all of the country's famous markets have been cancelled due to lockdown measures meant to stem the virus in Germany.

Published on 29 November 2020 | 2:35 pm


Cher and the rescue of a lonely elephant in Pakistan

Singer Cher was one of those who campaigned for a better life for Kavaan the elephant who is now heading to a new home.

Published on 29 November 2020 | 2:15 pm


'Fireball' dazzles in the sky in Japan

The meteor was seen descending towards earth for a few seconds, before emitting a powerful light.

Published on 29 November 2020 | 11:54 am


Utah monolith: Has the mysterious metal object disappeared?

Utah officials and images on social media suggest the shiny desert structure has been taken down.

Published on 29 November 2020 | 11:24 am






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