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Senate deal 'to halt government shutdown'
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 17:56:53 GMT
The US government shutdown is set to end after Senate Republicans and Democrats reach temporary budget deal.

Pope Francis sorry for upsetting abuse victims
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 16:40:06 GMT
Pope Francis apologises for "hurting" sex abuse victims whom he accused of slandering a Chilean bishop.

Mysterious Dead Sea Scroll deciphered in Israel
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 12:18:04 GMT
Ancient fragments written in code reveal new details about an ancient Jewish sect.

Syria offensive: Turkish troops 'capture villages' in Afrin
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 15:01:57 GMT
Turkey's president vows to "sort out" a Kurdish-held area on the third day of a military offensive.

Jerusalem: US embassy to move by end of 2019 - Pence
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 15:49:14 GMT
Mike Pence's announcement means the controversial relocation will happen sooner than expected.

US announces new cargo screening for some Middle East flights
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 17:22:51 GMT
Advance cargo information is now required for flights to the US from five countries.

Catalonia crisis: Puigdemont's Denmark visit a 'provocation'
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 16:06:15 GMT
A Spanish Supreme Court judge accuses the region's ex-leader of trying to provoke his own arrest.

Mount Mayon volcano: Philippines fears violent eruption
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 12:38:53 GMT
The Philippines raises its volcano alert after two weeks of increasing activity.

Ecuador leader calls Julian Assange an 'inherited problem'
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 13:43:43 GMT
President LenÃn Moreno says the Wikileaks founder has created "more than a nuisance" for Ecuador.

George Weah sworn in as Liberia's president
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 16:28:08 GMT
Liberia's new leader says becoming president is a "feeling like no other".

Amazon opens no-checkout supermarket
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 11:49:53 GMT
Amazon opens its first grocery store without cashiers to shoppers in Seattle on Monday.

Venice restaurant bill outrages Japanese tourists
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 11:16:59 GMT
The city's mayor promises justice for four Japanese tourists charged €1,100 for a meal.

Tokyo amusement park evacuated in missile drill
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 11:32:56 GMT
Tokyo carries out an evacuation drill amidst fears of a missile attack from North Korea.

'Our powerful voices are no longer silenced'
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 10:19:54 GMT
Speeches about gender in Hollywood and female empowerment dominate the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

IS and how it continues to plague Iraq
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:07:15 GMT
A month after war was declared over, Iraqi soldiers are still being killed by Islamic State militants.

Las Vegas rally marks anniversary of Women's March against Trump
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 03:20:15 GMT
Las Vegas rally marks first anniversary of Women's March against Trump.

President Macron on Trump, Brexit and Frexit
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 19:37:04 GMT
What we learnt when French President Emmanuel Macron talked to the BBC's Andrew Marr.

The slime crafter with 850,000 fans on Instagram
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:34:48 GMT
Alyssa Jagan has built a massive Instagram following on the power of slime.

The Malaysian region that became a hardware hub
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:02:14 GMT
The small Malaysian state of Penang is punching well above its weight in the tech world through hardware manufacturing.

Chinese staff paid in bricks to top up unpaid wages
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 15:34:56 GMT
Migrant workers agree to be paid in bricks after the courts intervened over their unpaid earnings.

'Airline poo' falls on India village causing confusion
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 09:58:29 GMT
An official told the BBC some villagers thought the frozen ball was an "extra-terrestrial" object.

Iceland's high court upholds 76% tax on imported chips
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 09:24:59 GMT
Companies argue that the import tariff should be the same as that for potatoes.

South Korea to reward 'dogparazzi' informers
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:09:39 GMT
Seoul government cracks down on unmuzzled dogs as animal laws are tightened.

North Korean phone users get photo beauty app
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 06:37:44 GMT
Spring Scent is the latest homegrown app available to North Korea's 3.5 million smartphone owners.

The (almost) complete history of 'fake news'
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 01:24:07 GMT
How a phrase that originally referred to moneymaking Macedonian teens came to mean a whole lot more.

India woman fights family over 'low caste' husband's murder
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:24:29 GMT
Kausalya testified against her parents for murder and is fighting to stop all caste discrimination.

The president who made people take his bogus HIV cure
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 01:25:27 GMT
Lamin Ceesay was lucky to survive when the Gambian president took away his drugs and tried to cure him with a paste of herbs. An unknown number died.

The businessman exiled for being Jewish
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:10:40 GMT
As a 19-year-old Adam Ringer was kicked out of Poland during an anti-Semitic purge, but he returned two decades later to become a key business leader.

Croatia introduces same-sex family bedtime stories
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 01:36:51 GMT
The book has been praised by LGBT campaigners but not everyone is excited, writes the BBC's Guy De Launey.

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf: The legacy of Africa's first elected female president
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 12:20:38 GMT
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf made history in Liberia but was also accused of corruption, writes Tamasin Ford.

Why one man in Singapore was not allowed to adopt his child
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 01:41:38 GMT
The struggle of a gay father to legally adopt his son throws Singapore's conservative family law into the spotlight.



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