Chile: Landslide destroys village and kills at least five

A landslide caused by torrential rain has killed at least five people in southern Chile and has destroyed dozens of houses. Fifteen people are...

Aeroplane crashes in Durango after take-off in Mexico

The state governor says there were no deaths among the 97 passengers and four crew on the Embraer 190. *Featured images and content are taken...
Portugal fire kills eight at leisure centre

Portugal fire kills eight at leisure centre

At least eight people have been killed and dozens more injured after a blast triggered a fire at a community centre in northern Portugal.The...

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...

Omarosa Manigault Newman to leave White House next month

Omarosa Manigault Newman, one of US President Donald Trump's most vocal black supporters, is to quit.A White House spokeswoman said Ms Manigault Newman was...

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...

Is India really the most dangerous country for women?

Why does a new survey rank India less safe for women than countries like Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan? *Featured images and content are taken from...

Syria: Turkish ground troops enter Afrin enclave

Turkish ground troops have crossed into northern Syria as part of a major offensive to push out Kurdish militia, which Turkey regards as terrorists.The...

Jerusalem: UN resolution rejects Trump's declaration

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BBC China editor Carrie Gracie has quit her post over equal pay

BBC China editor Carrie Gracie has quit her post over equal pay

The BBC's China editor Carrie Gracie has resigned from her post, citing pay inequality with male colleagues.In an open letter, Ms Gracie - who...

Brett Kavanaugh: White House denies limiting FBI inquiry

US media has suggested an inquiry into sexual misconduct allegations is being restricted. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC World...

Deaths reported in fresh Iran protests

Thirteen people have been killed in fresh anti-government demonstrations in Iran, according to a regional governor.Police also say one of their officers has been...

Lebanon murder probe as British woman found dead

Police in Lebanon are investigating the murder of a British woman who worked at the UK embassy in Beirut.Rebecca Dykes's body was found on...
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...

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...

Cosmetic firms 'need to do more for women of colour'

Beauty blogger Jackie Aina believes the cosmetic industry isn't doing enough for women of colour.The former make-up artist has more than one million YouTube...

Comfort women deal with Japan ignored victims, says S Korea

South Korea's foreign ministry has said a 2015 deal with Japan to compensate forced World War Two sex slaves failed to meet the needs...

Singapore uncovers ‘high-tech’ exam cheating plot

The students snuck in mobile phones and wore skin-coloured earphones during their exams. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC World...
India boat capsize: Search under way for missing children

India boat capsize: Search under way for missing children

A rescue operation is under way after a boat carrying 40 schoolchildren capsized off the Indian coast near Mumbai.Thirty-two children have been rescued so...

Australia child abuse inquiry: Final recommendations released

A five-year inquiry into child sexual abuse in Australia has released its final report, making more than 400 recommendations.The royal commission uncovered harrowing evidence...

Shroud of doubt

Peter Lang-Stanton set out to make a radio documentary about the truth of his father's role in one of the largest clandestine missions in...

G7 summit: War of words erupts between US and key allies

France condemns diplomacy by "fits of anger" as President Trump mocks Canada's prime minister. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...

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...

Iranian protests: World is watching response, US warns

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Japan expands unilateral sanctions against North Korea

Japan has imposed fresh sanctions against North Korea as it seeks to ramp up pressure on Pyongyang over its nuclear and missile programmes.Chief cabinet...

Princess Diana childhood home in Downton aided makeover

The childhood home of Princess Diana has had its 160-year-old carpet replaced, with the help of the man who wrote Downton Abbey.Her brother Earl...

Syria war: US says flares fired at Russian jets

US fighter planes fired warning flares after Russian jets entered an agreed non-conflict area over Syria, the US defence department says. The two Russian...
Trump-Russia inquiry: President says he is unlikely to be interviewed

Trump-Russia inquiry: President says he is unlikely to be interviewed

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Philippines mall fire: At least 37 feared dead in Davao

At least 37 people are feared to have died in a fire that tore through a shopping mall in the southern Philippine city of...

Catalonia election: Voters in bid to solve political crisis

The people of Catalonia are going to the polls in a closely watched regional election called by Spain following a controversial independence referendum.The snap...

Amtrak Washington train crash: Investigators focus on speed

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North Korea ready to talk ‘at any time’ with Donald Trump

The vice-foreign minister calls the US decision to cancel the 12 June summit "extremely regrettable". *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

US woman used bitcoin to move cash to Islamic State, police say

A New York woman has been accused of laundering bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies and wiring the money to help the so-called Islamic State.Zoobia Shahnaz,...

South Korea welcomes Kim Jong-un's call for Olympic talks

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has called for swift action to help North Korean athletes take part in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.In New...

Trump-Bannon row: White House lawyers issue cease-and-desist order

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IS and how it continues to plague Iraq

It's more than a month since Iraq's prime minister declared victory in his country's fight against the militants of Islamic State.But in reality the...

Africa's week in pictures

A selection of the best photos from across and about Africa this week:Images courtesy of AFP, EPA and Reuters Africa's week in pictures Source: World News A...

US Federal Reserve raises interest rates again

The US Federal Reserve has raised interest rates by 0.25%, the third rate rise in 2017.The US central bank said the move, which was...

Tanker and ship collision near Shanghai leaves 32 missing

Thirty-two people are missing after an oil tanker and a cargo ship collided off China's east coast on Saturday evening.The Sanchi tanker, a Panama-registered...

Class of 77

Forty years ago China reinstated its all-important college entrance exam after a gap of more than a decade when the country was plunged into...

Sumatran rhino 'hanging on by a thread'

Scientists have decoded the genome of the Sumatran rhinoceros - one of the most threatened mammals on Earth.Its genetic blueprint shows that populations have...

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson airport power cut strands thousands

A power cut at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson international airport on Sunday led to a partial shut-down, affecting tens of thousands of people.The airport is the...

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...

The ups and downs of Trump and Macron

France's president visits his US counterpart this week, but their relationship hasn't always been steady. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

Korea remains: Pyongyang returns US troops slain in Korean War

Relatives of the slain soldiers have waited years to be reunited with the remains of their loved ones. *Featured images and content are taken from...

'They sold me three times'

Accounts of slavery, torture and killings emerge from Nigerian migrants flown back from Libya. 'They sold me three times' Source: World News
California mudslide: 'Window closing' to find more survivors

California mudslide: 'Window closing' to find more survivors

At least 18 people have been confirmed dead in mudslides in California, as officials admit the window is closing for other survivors to be...