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Coronavirus: Germany to limit AstraZeneca jab to under-65s

There is "insufficient data" to show efficacy in over-65s, German vaccine officials say.

Published on 28 January 2021 | 2:53 pm

Navalny slams 'illegal' Russian case against him

A Moscow judge rejects opposition leader Alexei Navalny's appeal against detention.

Published on 28 January 2021 | 2:23 pm

Daniel Pearl: Pakistan court acquits men accused of murder

The Wall Street Journal journalist was kidnapped and beheaded while working on a story in Pakistan.

Published on 28 January 2021 | 1:42 pm

GameStop: Amateur investors continue to outwit Wall Street

Private investors using online chatrooms have led to a trading frenzy in some unexpected shares.

Published on 28 January 2021 | 1:05 pm

South Africa's military ends hijab ban for Muslims

Maj Fatima Isaacs led a three-year legal battle for her religious right to wear a headscarf.

Published on 28 January 2021 | 12:50 pm

Facebook to stop recommending civic and political groups

"People don't want politics," Mark Zuckerberg says, as he announces less civic content in the news feed.

Published on 28 January 2021 | 12:20 pm

Spotify wants to suggest songs based on your emotions

The streaming giant patents a method of suggesting songs based on a scan of your emotional state.

Published on 28 January 2021 | 11:56 am

Australian man survives crocodile attack by 'prising jaws off his head'

Health officials say the man is expected to make a full recovery following the Queensland attack.

Published on 28 January 2021 | 11:42 am

German far-right gunman gets life for murder of politician Lübcke

Stephan Ernst admitted firing the shot that killed prominent pro-migrant politician Walter Lübcke.

Published on 28 January 2021 | 10:54 am

Poland enforces controversial near-total abortion ban

Protests are planned after the ban came into effect at midnight on Wednesday

Published on 28 January 2021 | 10:28 am

Koh Phangan: Police arrest 89 foreigners in bar raid

The group, from more than 10 countries including the UK, flouted Covid-19 restrictions at a party.

Published on 28 January 2021 | 10:23 am

Singapore's ‘Lion King' cub Simba born from dead dad Mufasa’s semen

Baby lion Simba was born through artificial insemination - after his frail dad had to be put down.

Published on 28 January 2021 | 9:57 am

Antony Blinken: Who is America's new top diplomat?

The 58-year-old is on home turf in the state department, vowing to restore trust after the Trump era.

Published on 28 January 2021 | 12:59 am

What tech can the US president use?

From the ObamaPad to Joe Biden's Apple Watch and Peloton, being president can be a tech challenge.

Published on 28 January 2021 | 12:18 am

Sani Abacha - the hunt for the billions stolen by Nigeria's ex-leader

A phone call in the middle of the night led one Swiss lawyer to pursue Nigeria's stolen money.

Published on 28 January 2021 | 12:16 am

Chinese New Year: Clamping down on going home for the holidays

China is striving to curtail the world's biggest mass migration event when people go home to see family.

Published on 28 January 2021 | 12:02 am

Kristal and her students are fighting to eradicate ocean plastic

Kristal Ambrose set up the Bahamas Plastic Movement in 2013 in a bid to reduce pollution.

Published on 28 January 2021 | 12:01 am

Biden: 'Time to act' on climate crisis

President Joe Biden signs executive orders on climate change, saying the US has waited too long.

Published on 27 January 2021 | 11:36 pm

How women played a major role in Yemen's Arab Spring

Yemeni lawyer Ishraq al-Maqtari shares her memories of being one of the first women to take to the streets in Taiz city, which later became known as the 'cradle of the revolution'.

Published on 27 January 2021 | 12:08 am

Holocaust Memorial Day 2021: 'It's sad when I sit there alone'

Already a difficult day, honouring those killed by the Nazis will be different this year, as the pandemic prevents survivors and their families being together.

Published on 27 January 2021 | 12:02 am

Iraq killings: Who's behind a series of murders?

BBC News Arabic investigates a series of killings and the power of Shia militia groups in Iraq.

Published on 27 January 2021 | 12:01 am

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