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...

MSF estimates more than 6,700 Rohingya killed in Myanmar

At least 6,700 Rohingya were killed in the month after violence broke out in Myanmar in August, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) says.Based on surveys...

Kentucky politician takes his own life after sex assault allegation

Dan Johnson, a Republican politician in Kentucky who was accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl, has died in an apparent suicide.Mr Johnson, 57,...

White House contradicts Tillerson on North Korea, adding to confusion

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson appears to have been contradicted by the White House and his own department, after suggesting the US had...

Four jailed over Ed Sheeran forgery

An Australian has been jailed in Singapore for using a forged concert pass at an Ed Sheeran concert.Paul Cosgrove, along with a Briton and...

El Salvador rejects appeal in baby death case

Judges in El Salvador have rejected an appeal against a 30-year prison sentence for a woman jailed under the country's strict abortion laws.Teodora Vásquez...

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...

Split Sanaa

For the first time when driving into Sanaa I had no idea what to expect.Three days before my arrival, the rebel Houthi movement had...

On the election trail with Gujarat's women bikers

Why are girls dropping out of school in the Indian prime minister's home state? The BBC and four women bikers hit the election trail...

Love in North Korea

Every night before going to bed, US defector Charles Jenkins turned to Hitomi Soga, the woman North Korea had forced him to marry, and...

'The blood is speaking'

The BBC's Africa editor Fergal Keane travels to the Democratic Republic of Congo's central Kasai region, a land littered with tears and mass graves.Day...

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...

Swiss church bells can chime again at night, says court

A Swiss church can once again ring its bells throughout the night after a federal court overturned a legal decision to limit them to...

Harvey Weinstein: Salma Hayek alleges he threatened to kill her

Actress Salma Hayek has described Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein as a rage-fuelled "monster", alleging he sexually harassed and threatened her.Writing in the New York...

Militiamen jailed in DR Congo's Kavumu for raping 40 children

A group of 11 militiamen in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been jailed for life for raping about 40 children, including at least...

Alabama election: Trump says Senate loss proves him right

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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...

Dramatic end to Los Angeles car chase

The San Fernando Valley pursuit ended in a rather unexpected way. Dramatic end to Los Angeles car chase Source: World News

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...

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...

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...

'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