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Sudan's ex-President Omar al-Bashir arrives for trial
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 10:25:14 GMT
Omar al-Bashir is going on trial after prosecutors say a hoard of foreign currency was found at his home.

Trump plays down fears of US recession
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 10:29:09 GMT
The US president and his economic adviser Larry Kudlow both say they do not see a recession in the US.

Iran tanker row: Detained ship sets sail from Gibraltar
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 07:06:19 GMT
The ship heads into the Mediterranean after Gibraltar rejected a US request to again seize it.

Kabul wedding blast: Groom has 'lost hope' after deadly attack
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 06:39:16 GMT
Mirwais Elmi and his bride survived but many relatives are among the 63 killed in Saturday's attack.

A young face scarred by war: The impact of a Syrian air strike one year on
Sun, 18 Aug 2019 23:00:31 GMT
Jouma and his family were fleeing their home when an air strike hit, leaving him blind aged three.

US man arrested over alleged threat to Ohio Jewish centre
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 08:36:26 GMT
James Reardon had weapons and white nationalist material at his Ohio home, police said.

Couple face jail over Sardinian sand theft
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 10:36:46 GMT
They say they wanted the sand as a "souvenir" and did not realise they were committing an offence.

Kathleen Blanco: Ex-Louisiana governor during Katrina dies aged 76
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 07:50:43 GMT
Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, the first woman to serve as the state's governor, dies aged 76.

Gran Canaria: 8,000 flee wildfires on holiday island
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 09:33:00 GMT
Hundreds of firefighters are tackling the wildfires that are tearing through the holiday island.

Simon Gautier: French hiker's body found in Italian ravine
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 10:17:47 GMT
Simon Gautier, 27, made a plea for help 10 days ago, saying he had broken his legs in a cliff fall.

Russian sailor's 1969 message in a bottle washes up in Alaska
Sun, 18 Aug 2019 22:29:48 GMT
An Alaska man discovers the pristine 50-year-old message in a bottle while hunting for firewood.

'We survived!' Collapsing glacier soaks kayakers
Sun, 18 Aug 2019 17:19:45 GMT
Chunks of falling glacier caused a massive wave that came straight at a pair of kayakers in Alaska.

How online extremists are shaping the minds of white teens
Sun, 18 Aug 2019 23:39:23 GMT
How can parents intervene when boys seem drawn into extremist internet culture - and should they?

Eduard Pernkopf: The Nazi book of anatomy still used by surgeons
Sun, 18 Aug 2019 23:55:25 GMT
Eduard Pernkopf created an "atlas" of anatomy by dissecting the bodies of Nazi political prisoners.

Paros - the Greek paradise island that wants to ditch plastic
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 00:20:52 GMT
Paros in Greece is at the centre of a drive to turn it into the world's first island free of plastic waste.

'The bomb actually landed in the room I had been in'
Sun, 18 Aug 2019 23:06:24 GMT
Laila Pence fled war in Egypt to go on and become a multimillionaire US businesswoman.

The New Yorker reviving Jewish life on a holiday island
Sat, 17 Aug 2019 23:51:34 GMT
Dani Rotstein arrived in Majorca knowing nothing of its hidden Jewish past. Now he's helping reinvigorate its Jewish community.

Hong Kong protests: Rival demonstrations spread across globe
Sun, 18 Aug 2019 15:05:06 GMT
Supporters of Beijing and Hong Kong have held rallies in the UK, France, US, Canada and Australia.

Can big investors save the world?
Sat, 17 Aug 2019 23:56:39 GMT
Will the big polluters clean up their acts if the people who actually own them say they must?

MTV VMAs: How Missy Elliott broke the music video mould
Sat, 17 Aug 2019 23:53:14 GMT
The rapper is set to win the Video Vanguard Award at the MTV VMAs next month.

Hong Kong police: We don't need Beijing's help
Sat, 17 Aug 2019 16:32:07 GMT
Senior officials address accusations of heavy-handedness and the rumours of Chinese intervention.

Will H Ogilvie: How a Borders boy became a leading bush poet
Sat, 17 Aug 2019 00:10:17 GMT
Will H Ogilvie was lauded in Australia but overlooked by many of his fellow Scots during his lifetime.

The man helping to save Senegal's mangroves
Sun, 18 Aug 2019 23:01:02 GMT
Haidar el Ali has led a project to plant 152 million mangrove buds in Senegal's Casamance Delta.

The floating farm for cows
Sun, 18 Aug 2019 23:00:37 GMT
The cows on this floating farm in the Netherlands are helping find ways of making food sustainably

'Iran is the most beautiful country'
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 00:10:55 GMT
A former business executive is now a freelance photographer travelling around the globe. First stop - Iran.

Hong Kong: More than 100,000 protesters take part in demonstrations
Sun, 18 Aug 2019 16:08:22 GMT
Voices from Hong Kong as thousands of people hold another day of pro-democracy protests.

Far-right group Proud Boys rallies in Portland, Oregon
Sat, 17 Aug 2019 23:19:38 GMT
Far-right protest group held march in one of the United States' most liberal cities.

The children sent to a DR Congo 'holiday camp' never to come back
Tue, 13 Aug 2019 23:19:32 GMT
A Belgian court is investigating an orphanage for alleged abduction of children from DR Congo.

Is the bystander effect a myth?
Tue, 13 Aug 2019 22:55:07 GMT
A study of CCTV footage from around the world suggests there are more Good Samaritans out there than we think.

Anti-natalists: The people who want you to stop having babies
Tue, 13 Aug 2019 00:00:51 GMT
Who are "anti-natalists" and why do they want the gradual extinction of humanity?

Inside the village that caters for its ageing population
Mon, 12 Aug 2019 23:30:14 GMT
Pescueza in Extremadura, western Spain, is adapting to provide for the needs of its older population.

Zimbabwe after Mugabe: The country where pensions have disappeared
Mon, 12 Aug 2019 23:24:20 GMT
Chronic high inflation is hitting Zimbabweans hard but the government says there is no quick fix.

The farmers who worry about our phone batteries
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 23:36:11 GMT
Lithium is being mined in Chile to make batteries, but at what cost to the local environment?

Woodstock still sounds golden 50 years on
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 00:23:34 GMT
On the 50th anniversary of the seminal Woodstock music festival, we speak to people who were at the "Aquarian explosion".

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