UK ‘must raise jailed Iran mum case’

The husband of jailed mother Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe says she is facing possible new charges. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...

Jonghyun: Note shows K-pop star's struggles with depression

A note said to have been written by K-pop superstar Jonghyun has been posted on social media by his close friend, revealing a struggle...

Iranian protests: World is watching response, US warns

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Mumbai sweet shop fire kills 12 in India

Twelve people have died in a fire that broke out inside a sweet shop in the western Indian city of Mumbai. All 12...

Odebrecht scandal: Peru president Kuczynski under pressure to quit

Peru's president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski is under growing pressure to resign over corruption allegations involving Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht.Mr Kuczynski has reportedly lost the...

Why Turkey is poised to attack Syrian town

Turkey says it is getting ready to launch a massive assault on Kurdish forces inside Syria - potentially putting it in direct conflict with...

Trump admits son met Russian for information on opponent

It is his most direct comment so far on the purpose of Trump Jr's talks with a Kremlin-linked lawyer. *Featured images and content are taken...

The story behind Africa’s free trade dream

Africa is hoping to agree a free trade deal encompassing the whole continent - but can it be done? *Featured images and content are taken...

Covert action

The Russian navy is very proud of its new spy ship, the Yantar, which is now doing Argentina a favour by helping to search...

Syria crisis: Why Turkey is poised to attack Kurdish enclave Afrin

Turkish television channels have been reporting from the Syrian border every top of the hour with pictures showing the deployment of troops, tanks and...

Gavin Grimm trans bathroom lawsuit backed by federal judge

Gavin Grimm, who has been fighting his former high school's policy for years, says he feels relief. *Featured images and content are taken from the...

Muslim nations urge recognition of East Jerusalem as Palestinian capital

The leaders of 57 Muslim nations have called on the world to recognise "the State of Palestine and East Jerusalem as its occupied capital".An...

Ecuador VP Jorge Glas sentenced for corruption in Odebrecht case

The vice-president of Ecuador has been sentenced to six years in jail in connection with corruption at the Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht.Jorge Glas is...

Sydney swelters in hottest day since 1939 as mercury hits 47.3C

The Australian city of Sydney has experienced its hottest weather in 79 years with temperatures in the region hitting as high as 47.3C (117F).In...

Catherine Deneuve apologises to sex assault victims

The French actress Catherine Deneuve has apologised to victims of sexual assault after signing an open letter that argued the campaign against sexual harassment...

Logan Paul: Outrage over YouTuber's dead body video

Heavy criticism is being hurled at an American YouTube star after he posted a video which showed the body of an apparent suicide victim...

Alberto Fujimori: Peru's jailed ex-president pardoned

Imprisoned former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori has been pardoned by incumbent leader Pedro Pablo Kuczynski.Mr Kuczynski's office said in a statement that Fujimori, 79,...

Melbourne crash: Driver arrested after hitting pedestrians

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North and South Korea discuss sending art troupe to Winter Olympics

North and South Korea are holding further talks on the North's plan to attend the Winter Olympics Games.North Korea agreed last week to send...

Trump-Putin summit: US president under fire over poll meddling comments

The US president defended Russia over claims it interfered in the 2016 US election. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...
Akubra girl Dolly's bullying suicide shocks Australia

Akubra girl Dolly's bullying suicide shocks Australia

A 14-year-old girl who as a child was the face of iconic Australian outback hat firm Akubra has taken her own life over cyber...
California: Thirteen dead in Montecito rains and mudslides

California: Thirteen dead in Montecito rains and mudslides

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The people protesting Trump's immigration deadline

The people protesting Trump's immigration deadline

Nearly 200,000 Salvadoreans who were granted Temporary Protected Status (TPS) face uncertainty after Donald Trump's administration decided to cancel the permits that allow them...
North and South Korea begin high-level talks on Olympic Games

North and South Korea begin high-level talks on Olympic Games

North and South Korea have begun high-level talks, the first between the countries in two years. The meeting started at 10:00 local time (01:00...

China industrial park explosion kills 19

Huge fire and plumes of smoke were seen at the chemical facility. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC World News Full...

IMAX boss' warning

IMAX is a way of screening films which immerses the audience in the action, and blockbusters like Dunkirk and the latest Star Wars have...

Generational challenge

The rumours that swirled around the American east coast city of Baltimore in 1895 were grossly inaccurate. The word on the street was that...

Miss America leaked emails: CEO Sam Haskell and three others quit

The Miss America Organization CEO, Sam Haskell, has resigned over leaked emails that disparaged pageant contestants.The organisation said it would accept Mr Haskell's immediate...

China meets Australian ambassador amid 'influence' debate

Australia's ambassador to China was summoned to a meeting with Beijing officials last week amid strained ties between the nations.Jan Adams met with foreign...

Climate report: Scientists politely urge ‘act now, idiots’

A new study urges rapid and fundamental changes "in all aspects of society" to limit climate warming. *Featured images and content are taken from the...

Kazakhstan bus fire kills 52

A bus has caught fire in north-western Kazakhstan, killing 52 people, the interior ministry has said.Five people managed to get out and were treated...

Ex-CIA officer Jerry Chun Shing Lee held over secret records

A former CIA officer has been arrested on charges of unlawful retention of classified information, the US justice department says.Jerry Chun Shing Lee, a...

Trump hails 'new American moment' in State of the Union

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Letter from Africa: Turning Nigerian herders into ranchers

The government plans to set up ranches across the country to end land conflict, will it work? *Featured images and content are taken from the...

US quits ‘biased’ UN human rights council

The US envoy to the UN called the 47-member council "hypocritical and self-serving". *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC World...

Sonia Gandhi retires as India Congress party president

The leader of India's main opposition Congress party, Sonia Gandhi, has retired from her post, the party confirmed on Thursday. Her son, Rahul Gandhi,...

Delhi zoo hosts party for Rita the chimp aged 57

Zoo authorities in the Indian capital Delhi are holding a party to celebrate the 57th birthday of Rita the chimpanzee, its oldest resident.The "birthday...

North Korea used VX nerve agent to kill leader’s brother, says US

The US puts new sanctions on North Korea after ruling it used a chemical agent to kill Kim's half brother. *Featured images and content are...

US government shutdown: House backs funding bill and sends it to Senate

The House of Representatives has passed a bill to fund government operations until 16 February - the first move in efforts to avert a...

Reality Check

The claim: Seafood lovers could be eating up to 11,000 microscopic pieces of plastic a year.Reality Check verdict: There is evidence of plastic microparticles...

Polygamist sect leader Lyle Jeffs jailed for food fraud scheme

A former leader of a breakaway polygamous Mormon sect has been given a nearly five-year sentence for fraud and fleeing house arrest in Utah.Lyle...

'Shaking' Malaysia Airlines flight turns back to Australia

A Malaysia Airlines flight was forced to divert to central Australia after a technical issue left the aircraft "shuddering", passengers say.Flight MH122 was travelling...

Snow emergency in US town after huge storm

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Women fight back against Peru’s national sterilisation scheme

Thousands of indigenous Peruvian women say they were forcibly sterilised in a state family planning scheme. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

Russian court finds ex-minister Ulyukayev guilty of bribery

A Moscow court has found Russia's former Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev guilty of bribery. He is the first minister to stand trial in Russia's...

Shooting star

Homai Vyarawalla, India's first woman photojournalist, is best known for documenting the country's transition from a British colony to a newly independent nation. The...

Penis cliffhanger is New Zealand quote of the year

The results of the public vote are in and, perhaps unsurprisingly, the winner is a lewd one."Please tell me that's not your penis", a...

Australian jailed for ‘despicable’ fake cancer scam

The woman accepted thousands of dollars from donors after falsely claiming to be terminally ill. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...