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...

Australian father's instinct helps find trapped son

An Australian teenager has been found alive in a car wreck after his father made an intuitive decision to search for him in a...

Turpin: Shackled siblings found in Perris, California home

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Colombia motorway bridge collapses killing nine workers

A motorway bridge under construction in Colombia has collapsed, killing at least nine workers and injuring five others. The bridge in Chirajara was to...

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...

Florida casino boat bursts into flames

People had to swim to safety after a fire broke out on a boat near New Port Richey, north of Tampa. *Featured images and content...

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...

Aziz Ansari responds to assault allegation

Comedian and actor Aziz Ansari has responded to an accusation of sexual assault by saying he had believed the encounter to be "completely consensual".Babe...
Ashley Judd: I was not frightened of Harvey Weinstein

Ashley Judd: I was not frightened of Harvey Weinstein

Actor Ashley Judd has said she believes Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein sabotaged her career after she refused his advances.“I was not frightened of Harvey...
Donald Trump denies being a racist after 'shithole' row

Donald Trump denies being a racist after 'shithole' row

President Trump has denied that he is racist, after a row broke out over his alleged use of the word "shithole" to describe African...
Chile complains of World Bank unfair treatment

Chile complains of World Bank unfair treatment

Chilean officials have accused the World Bank of treating the country unfairly for several years. Foreign Minister Heraldo Muñoz, tweeted "fake news was becoming...
Perth bushfire paints skies 'vivid orange'

Perth bushfire paints skies 'vivid orange'

Skies in Perth, Australia, turned dramatic colours after a bushfire blanketed the city with smoke.More than 150 firefighters fought the blaze as it burned...
Papua New Guinea volcano: Islanders flee worsening eruption

Papua New Guinea volcano: Islanders flee worsening eruption

About 1,500 people are being evacuated from islands off Papua New Guinea, where a long-dormant volcano has started erupting, the Red Cross says.The volcano...
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...
French salmonella baby milk scandal 'affects 83 countries'

French salmonella baby milk scandal 'affects 83 countries'

More than 12 million boxes of powdered baby milk have now been recalled in 83 countries in a salmonella scandal involving French company Lactalis.The...
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...
China tanker fire: Bodies found as Sanchi still burns

China tanker fire: Bodies found as Sanchi still burns

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Iran sanctions: Tehran vows retaliation over Trump move

Iran sanctions: Tehran vows retaliation over Trump move

Iran says a decision by the US to impose sanctions on the head of its judiciary has "crossed a red line".The foreign ministry vowed...
US father charged with adopted girl's murder

US father charged with adopted girl's murder

The US father of an adopted three-year-old girl has been charged with capital murder after an autopsy ruled she died from "homicidal violence".Sherin Mathews...
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...
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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Kashmir teen's exam joy after being blinded

Kashmir teen's exam joy after being blinded

Insha Mustaq, 16, had always wanted to study medicine but when she was blinded in both eyes by pellets fired by the Indian army...
Zainab's last moments before her rape and murder

Zainab's last moments before her rape and murder

The rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Pakistan has sparked outrage across the country and deadly protests in Kasur city.CCTV footage has...
Judge blocks Trump's move to end Daca Dreamers scheme

Judge blocks Trump's move to end Daca Dreamers scheme

A US judge has blocked attempts by the White House to end a programme barring the deportation of children brought illegally to the US...
California: Thirteen dead in Montecito rains and mudslides

California: Thirteen dead in Montecito rains and mudslides

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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...
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...
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...
Romania's changing face

Romania's changing face

Before Tobi Ibitoye arrived in Romania from Nigeria as a 15-year-old, it had never occurred to him he - and his skin colour -...
Living with Brian's 'ghost'

Living with Brian's 'ghost'

In 1977 Maryann Gray was a 22-year-old college graduate with her whole life ahead of her, when a little boy darted out in front...
Golden Globes 2018: Sexual harassment scandal dominates ceremony

Golden Globes 2018: Sexual harassment scandal dominates ceremony

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Burning tanker off Chinese coast 'in danger of exploding'

Burning tanker off Chinese coast 'in danger of exploding'

There are fears of an environmental disaster in the East China Sea as a tanker continues to leak oil two days after colliding with...
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...

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...

Germany coalition: Merkel courts SPD as pivotal talks begin

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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...

United Airlines plane forced to land due to passenger's faeces

A plane carrying more than 200 passengers from Chicago to Hong Kong was diverted to Alaska after two of the aircraft's toilets were vandalised...

Fire and Fury: Tillerson 'never questioned' Trump mental health

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Plane evacuated after Toronto airport collision

A plane that had just landed in Toronto was evacuated after it was struck by an empty aircraft pushing back from a gate, the...

North Korea accepts Olympics talks offer, says South

North Korea has accepted an offer to attend high-level talks next week, South Korean officials have said.The meeting, on 9 January, will focus on...

Trump: Michael Wolff book on administration is 'full of lies'

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Thai penis whitening raises eyebrows

A supposed trend of penis whitening has captivated Thailand in recent days and left it asking if the country's beauty industry is taking things...

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

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Sydney seaplane crash: Wreckage raised from riverbed

Australian authorities have recovered most of a seaplane that crashed near Sydney and killed six people.On Sunday, high-profile UK business leader Richard Cousins, four...

Medicinal cannabis: Australia aims to become top exporter

The Australian government has said it aspires to be the world's leading exporter of medicinal cannabis.The nation plans to change its regulations to join...

Logan Paul: YouTuber apologises over Japan dead man video

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Peru Pasamayo: Dozens killed as coach plunges off cliff

At least 48 people have been killed after a coach plummeted 100m (330ft) down a cliff and landed upside down on a beach in...

Not just mobile money

The BBC's Clare Spencer picks five African tech trends to look out for in 2018.Land registry you can't tamper withThe idea: Documentation is often...

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...

Trump threatens stop to Palestinian aid over Jerusalem row

The US may stop aid payments to Palestinians who are "no long willing to talk peace", President Trump said.On Twitter, Mr Trump said the...