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Venezuela soldiers abandon posts at Colombia border
Sat, 23 Feb 2019 13:02:59 GMT
The soldiers abandon their posts as tensions rise over the delivery of humanitarian aid.

Assam toxic alcohol deaths: 70 people die in north-eastern Indian state
Sat, 23 Feb 2019 10:30:20 GMT
Another 200 people are being treated after drinking bootleg alcohol in India's Assam state.

Samir Flores Soberanes: Thousands march in Mexico City over activist's murder
Sat, 23 Feb 2019 09:50:57 GMT
Environmental activist and journalist Samir Flores Soberanes was shot dead on Wednesday.

Nigeria election 2019: Atiku Abubakar challenges Muhammadu Buhari
Sat, 23 Feb 2019 09:56:25 GMT
President Muhammadu Buhari seeks a second term against ex-Vice President Atiku Abubakar.

R Kelly: Singer charged with sexual abuse in Chicago
Sat, 23 Feb 2019 03:10:33 GMT
The singer's lawyer says he maintains his innocence of the 10 charges, at least nine involving minors.

Sudan's Omar al-Bashir declares state of emergency
Sat, 23 Feb 2019 01:11:24 GMT
President Omar al-Bashir dismisses the federal government and sacks all state governors.

Hoda Muthana: Father of IS bride sues US to allow her return
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 22:06:37 GMT
US-born Hoda Muthana is a citizen and should be allowed to return with her son, the lawsuit claims.

Trump announces Kelly Knight Craft as UN ambassador pick
Sat, 23 Feb 2019 02:10:46 GMT
The US president plans to nominate Kelly Knight Craft, after his previous pick Heather Nauert withdrew.

Algerians protest against Bouteflika's bid for fifth term
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 21:01:30 GMT
National demonstrations sparked as President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, 81, looks to extend his rule.

Jussie Smollett suspended from Empire TV show
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 22:02:28 GMT
Producers for the hit show took the decision after Jussie Smollet was accused of faking an assault.

US man writes his own obituary to warn others against smoking
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 17:58:05 GMT
A US man who died of lung cancer after decades of smoking penned his own obit as a cautionary tale.

'I sold alcohol as a child to survive' - North Korean defector
Sat, 23 Feb 2019 00:43:10 GMT
Jessie Kim managed to escape from North Korea after being neglected as a child.

Pablo Escobar's former home demolished in Colombia.
Sat, 23 Feb 2019 11:03:53 GMT
The building will be replaced with a memorial to the victims of the drug lord's reign of terror.

Rival concerts on either side of Venezuela-Colombia border
Sat, 23 Feb 2019 04:17:10 GMT
One had the support of embattled President Nicolas Maduro, while the other was backed by opposition leader Juan Guaidó.

'I think it could get worse' - US spy suspect
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 16:56:31 GMT
Paul Whelan, a former US marine accused of spying in Russia, has spoken to the BBC for the first time since his arrest.

How is the end of the Islamic State group's caliphate being reported?
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 14:00:27 GMT
BBC Monitoring looks at how the demise of the Islamic State group is reported by opposing factions in the region.

Netflix: Is streaming killing the cinema industry?
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 22:31:22 GMT
As ever more people sign up to streaming services, are fewer going to the movies?

Botswana's elephant hunting dilemma
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 18:25:38 GMT
What will be the impact on communities and the economy if the ban on hunting elephants is lifted?

Estonians rescue wild wolf from ice thinking it was a dog
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 11:03:04 GMT
One man described taking the large dog to the vet in his car - before realising the mistake.

World's biggest bee found alive
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 09:41:52 GMT
A giant bee, thought lost to science decades ago, has been re-discovered on an Indonesian island.

Turkmen police stop women drivers
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 17:04:43 GMT
Turkmen police are taking away women's driving licences in the capital Ashgabat.

Crowdfunding campaign for Russian air bear
Mon, 18 Feb 2019 15:22:26 GMT
A Russian aerodrome is raising money online for the upkeep of its resident bear.

Fijians fume at India land swap
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:48:09 GMT
Suva residents question moves to allow a diplomatic mission to be built in a botanical gardens.

Rakbar Khan: Did cow vigilantes lynch a Muslim farmer?
Sat, 23 Feb 2019 00:10:31 GMT
The murder of a Muslim dairy farmer in rural Rajasthan raises questions about the relationship between police and cow protection gangs.

Ranveer Singh: The Bollywood star known for his outlandish wardrobe
Sat, 23 Feb 2019 00:48:47 GMT
One of India's most bankable stars, Ranveer Singh also makes news for his unconventional fashion sense.

Week in pictures: 16 - 22 February 2019
Sat, 23 Feb 2019 00:08:56 GMT
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.

Is Africa going backwards on democracy?
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 07:44:16 GMT
More and more elections are being held in Africa however analysts dismiss many as being "lawful but illegitimate".

24 photographers document 24 hours
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 00:22:33 GMT
The latest set of 24 images from a group of photographers who document the first 24 hours of each year.

Singapore HIV data leak shakes a vulnerable community
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 00:26:45 GMT
When the HIV status of 14,000 in Singapore was leaked, an entire community was left insecure and exposed.

Trump-Kim summit: The sorry fate of North Korea's diplomat defectors
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 00:24:58 GMT
As North Korea inches out of diplomatic isolation, what will happen to the diplomats who go renegade?

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