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Trump calls impeachment inquiry 'a lynching'
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 16:12:24 GMT
The invocation of the racially charged term triggers condemnation from black lawmakers.

Norway ambulance hijack: Oslo rampage leaves three hurt
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 17:15:22 GMT
Three people - including baby twins - were injured after the emergency vehicle careered into them.

Canada election: Trudeau's Liberals win but lose majority
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 09:01:40 GMT
Despite a bumpy first term, Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party earns a second, narrow election win.

Naruhito: Ancient ritual of Japan's emperor ascending throne
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 06:11:19 GMT
Japan's Emperor Naruhito formally proclaims his ascension to the throne in an elaborate ceremony.

Oscar De La Hoya: Former boxer faces sexual assault claims
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 16:27:09 GMT
Former world champion Oscar De La Hoya is accused of sexually assaulting a woman at his home in 2017.

Turkey Syria offensive: Erdogan threatens to resume assault when ceasefire ends
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 12:06:35 GMT
President Erdogan says Kurdish fighters must withdraw before a ceasefire expires on Tuesday night.

Danish Rubjerg lighthouse moved inland on skates
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 13:05:14 GMT
For 120 years, it was perched on a Danish sand dune but coastal erosion threatened its future.

Hesitant hitmen jailed over botched assassination in China
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 10:57:44 GMT
Five hitmen who tried to subcontract a job to one another see their cunning plan fall apart.

Iraq troops used excessive force against protesters, official inquiry finds
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 14:52:28 GMT
Almost 150 civilian demonstrators were killed earlier this month, a government committee says.

Chinese 'panda' pet cafe raises eyebrows
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 12:25:16 GMT
An animal cafe has opened in Chengdu that lets people play with "pandas" that are actually dogs.

Bezos floats 'national team' to build Moon lander
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 14:21:20 GMT
Four aerospace firms will team up in a bid to build a lunar landing system.

SA power firm Eskom sues Deloitte for 'overcharging'
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 14:07:23 GMT
The multinational giant says it did nothing wrong and will defend itself in court.

Wisconsin black security guard reinstated after firing over n-word
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 10:18:03 GMT
A black security guard in a US school was fired for repeating the slur after a black student used it.

Female astronauts answer questions from orbit
Mon, 21 Oct 2019 19:47:59 GMT
US astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch answer questions about their all-female space walk.

Lebanon protests: A country feeling reborn
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 10:39:26 GMT
Lebanon is in the grip of an extraordinary revolt against the country's politicians.

The race to build a flying electric taxi
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 12:01:41 GMT
More than a hundred companies are working on electric aircraft designed to zip in and out of cities.

Thailand royal consort: How did Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi fall from grace?
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 08:31:17 GMT
Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi's very public dressing down comes months after being named official "consort".

Streetwise: Capturing iconic moments of daily life
Mon, 21 Oct 2019 23:38:44 GMT
A selection of images from the Magnum Photos on street life throughout the world.

How space affects women and men differently
Mon, 21 Oct 2019 23:48:34 GMT
BBC Radio 5 Live speaks to a space gynaecologist about the impact of space travel on female astronauts.

Do today's global protests have anything in common?
Mon, 21 Oct 2019 23:40:59 GMT
People are protesting around the world, from Lebanon to Chile. What do they have in common?

Why Botswana's election could be decided by elephants and diamonds
Mon, 21 Oct 2019 23:51:25 GMT
The BDP has won every election in Botswana since independence in 1966, but this year there is a real chance that could change.

Prince William 'worried' about brother Harry
Mon, 21 Oct 2019 19:56:16 GMT
A Kensington Palace source tells the BBC that Prince William thinks Harry is "in a fragile place".

Franco exhumation: Why is Spain moving a dictator's remains?
Mon, 21 Oct 2019 08:56:07 GMT
Franco's burial site has long been the subject of debate. Here's why the saga could end this week.

Australian newspapers black out front pages in 'secrecy' protest
Mon, 21 Oct 2019 08:00:01 GMT
The nation's biggest media rivals unite to protest against what they say is government secrecy.

Yoshihiro Hattori: The door knock that killed a Japanese teenager in US
Sat, 19 Oct 2019 23:09:00 GMT
An exchange student got lost in Louisiana at Halloween in 1992 - his parents are still processing what happened.

Chile protests: Is inequality becoming worse?
Mon, 21 Oct 2019 16:30:55 GMT
Protests at rising metro fares have widened to reflect anger over living costs and inequality.

Bolivia election: Protesters set fire to ballot boxes amid result confusion
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 08:38:43 GMT
Clashes break out after suspicion over the initial results of Sunday's presidential election.

Lebanon protests: Protesters sing Baby Shark to toddler
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 12:03:02 GMT
The crowd started singing after the toddler's mother told them he was scared.

The bird 'louder than an industrial drill'
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 13:17:03 GMT
The white bellbird's call is louder than an industrial drill.

Empress Masako and the pressure of Japan's throne
Mon, 21 Oct 2019 08:18:39 GMT
The new empress was once a promising diplomat and was known as "the career woman princess".

Dallas tornado strike: Aftermath of 75mph twister
Mon, 21 Oct 2019 12:21:07 GMT
The Texan city reels after a 75mph twister touches down, ripping off roofs and cutting power.



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