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Kabul: Afghan forces seek to end Intercontinental Hotel siege
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 04:51:34 GMT
Gunmen are said to be holed up in the hotel, hours after storming it and killing several people.

Deadly unrest over Honduras election
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 03:30:26 GMT
Police fire tear gas at protesters across the country, with one death in the northern town of Saba.

Paul Bocuse: Top French chef dies at 91
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 15:29:49 GMT
He is said to have passed away in his famous three-Michelin-starred restaurant near Lyon.

US shutdown: Trump and Democrats blame each other
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 02:18:09 GMT
Recriminations start after the US Senate fails to pass a new budget, leading to a shutdown of services.

Brazil declares yellow fever emergency in Minas Gerais
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 00:52:09 GMT
Minas Gerais is one of several southern states hit by an outbreak ahead of the carnival season.

Syria: Turkey war planes launch strikes on Afrin
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 21:59:55 GMT
Turkey launches air strikes on US-backed militants in Afrin, opening a new front in Syria.

Pope in Peru: Francis speaks out on violence against women
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 00:18:55 GMT
Francis, who is in Peru, calls on the faithful to combat a "plague" of abuse across Latin America.

Winter Olympics 2018: North Korea will send 22 athletes to Pyeongchang
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 13:15:02 GMT
North Korea will send 22 athletes to compete in three sports at the Winter Olympics in South Korea.

Syria conflict: 15 refugees found frozen to death
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 11:57:54 GMT
Children were among the 15 people who died trying to cross from Syria into Lebanon in a snowstorm.

Asian wildlife trafficking 'kingpin' Boonchai Bach arrested
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 08:59:37 GMT
Boonchai Bach is accused of heading of one Asia's biggest illegal wildlife smuggling networks.

Nigeria: Kidnapped US and Canadian citizens freed
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 13:48:12 GMT
The group is found during a joint police and army operation after they were kidnapped on Wednesday.

India police 'failed to help injured teenagers'
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 15:50:46 GMT
The men died after the officers allegedly objected to getting blood stains in their patrol car.

Deported from Belgium, tortured in Sudan
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 00:18:23 GMT
Has Belgium failed in its duty to protect asylum seekers?

Why is Turkey attacking Syria?
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 18:51:02 GMT
The BBC's Mark Lowen explains.

Who is George Weah, Liberia's new president?
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 14:11:46 GMT
How George Weah went from being the world's best footballer to the president of Liberia.

Would you swap your pet for a snail?
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 01:08:16 GMT
In Russia, keeping exotic animals getting is more and more popular each year.

The Brazilian man who lives in a sandcastle
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 15:54:31 GMT
Marcio Matolias has lived in a sandcastle for 22 years in an upmarket neighbourhood of Rio De Janeiro.

Why Italians are saying 'No' to takeaway coffee
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:35:49 GMT
Drinking takeaway coffee is a way of life in many parts of the world. So why do Italians refuse to do it?

Nassar case: Gold medallists Raisman and Wieber face abuser
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:47:52 GMT
Aly Raisman and Jordyn Wieber confront former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar in court.

Football president George Weah puts Liberian army to the test
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 16:51:48 GMT
Ex-football pro George Weah challenges Liberia's army to a friendly before his inauguration.

Chicago West: Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West name daughter
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:57:23 GMT
The reality TV star says she felt an instant connection with Chicago, who was delivered by surrogate.

South Korea to reward 'dogparazzi' informers
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:09:39 GMT
Seoul government cracks down on unmuzzled dogs as animal laws are tightened.

North Korean phone users get photo beauty app
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 06:37:44 GMT
Spring Scent is the latest homegrown app available to North Korea's 3.5 million smartphone owners.

Belarusian border guards catch 'trolley drone'
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:59:32 GMT
Belarusian border guards catch a smugglers' drone being sent in along a railway line.

Trump's year on Twitter: Who has he criticised and praised the most?
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 01:19:38 GMT
Who has he criticised and praised most as president? Here's our analysis, and a tricky quiz.

Putin cast as national saviour ahead of Russia election
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 01:39:56 GMT
State media in Russia give President Putin's image a religious glow in the run-up to elections.

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf: The legacy of Africa's first elected female president
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 01:41:09 GMT
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf made history in Liberia but was also accused of corruption, writes Tamasin Ford.

Why names matter so much
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 01:14:17 GMT
In politics and diplomacy, what things are called is important, which is why they often change.

Dark is divine: What colour are Indian gods and goddesses?
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 01:18:19 GMT
In a country obsessed with fairness, a new campaign portrays Hindu deities with dark skin.

Why one man in Singapore was not allowed to adopt his child
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 01:41:38 GMT
The struggle of a gay father to legally adopt his son throws Singapore's conservative family law into the spotlight.



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