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China coronavirus: Death toll rises as more cities shut down
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 06:47:45 GMT
At least 10 cities have travel restrictions imposed, as authorities say 26 people have died so far.

Trump impeachment: Senators play games and nap during trial
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 00:54:39 GMT
Senators have been seen chewing gum, handing out fidget spinners and sleeping during the trial.

Annabella Sciorra says Harvey Weinstein brutally raped her
Thu, 23 Jan 2020 21:08:43 GMT
"I couldn't fight anymore because he had my hands locked," the Sopranos actress tells the trial.

American Dirt: Oprah book club pick suffers Latino backlash
Thu, 23 Jan 2020 22:36:21 GMT
A new novel about a family fleeing Mexico for the US spurs a fierce debate over fiction writing.

Storm Gloria: Spain death toll rises to 13 with four missing
Thu, 23 Jan 2020 23:15:17 GMT
Spain's government is to meet in emergency session after the storm carved a swathe of destruction.

Australia fires: US crew killed in air tanker crash identified
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 04:17:16 GMT
The three victims of an air tanker crash had extensive experience fighting fires, their employer says.

Doomsday Clock nears apocalypse over climate and nuclear fears
Thu, 23 Jan 2020 17:14:30 GMT
The symbolic timepiece ticks to 100 seconds from midnight amid climate and nuclear concerns.

Coronavirus: Chinese embassy in Paris finds woman who 'cheated' checks
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 03:09:52 GMT
The woman boasted about taking medicine to bring her temperature down in order to clear customs.

Jhon Viáfara: Colombia extradites ex-footballer to US on drugs charges
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 04:24:59 GMT
Jhon Viáfara is extradited to Texas accused of being a members of a major drugs cartel.

Harry Dunn: Anne Sacoolas extradition request rejected by US
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 02:54:38 GMT
The Home Office says the decision over the extradition of Anne Sacoolas is a "denial of justice".

'Birth tourism': US steps up scrutiny of pregnant visa applicants
Thu, 23 Jan 2020 19:56:57 GMT
Pregnant women will be banned from visiting the US if they cannot prove they will not give birth there.

Poland judges: Parliament and Supreme Court issue rival rulings
Thu, 23 Jan 2020 21:49:25 GMT
The top court says new judges are not independent, while lawmakers vote to fire those who are critical.

Trump rolls back US water pollution controls
Thu, 23 Jan 2020 22:50:44 GMT
The new environmental rules will dismantle protections for millions of miles of waterways in the US.

Coronavirus: What's the difference between pandemic and epidemic?
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 00:09:07 GMT
Concerns are growing that the recently-detected coronavirus may spread. Dr Rosalind Eggo explains.

What can school strikers learn from protest veterans?
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 00:27:48 GMT
Do today's school strikers think protests lead to change and what can they learn from the past?

How Italy's far right is hoping to cause a political earthquake
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 00:08:03 GMT
Matteo Salvini is hoping to cause a political shock by winning a traditional stronghold of the left.

Giant koala sand art captures Australian bushfires emotions
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 00:28:00 GMT
Australian artist "Edward" channelled his "raw emotion" about the bushfires into the artwork.

What does Trump actually believe on climate change?
Thu, 23 Jan 2020 21:35:13 GMT
He has called it all of these things: "mythical", "a hoax", not a hoax, and "a very serious subject".

Coronavirus: Virus fears trigger Shanghai face mask shortage
Thu, 23 Jan 2020 12:14:26 GMT
Customers queue outside a pharmacy in Shanghai to buy face masks in bid to avoid new coronavirus.

Coronavirus: British passenger 'wasn't sure' he could get out of Wuhan
Thu, 23 Jan 2020 08:06:03 GMT
British passenger describes the journey from the virus-hit Chinese city of Wuhan after the spread of coronavirus.

Storm Gloria: Wind, rain, flooding and snow batter parts of Spain
Thu, 23 Jan 2020 15:13:55 GMT
Hundreds of thousands of people were left without power and at least 13 people were killed.

Iguanas falling from trees in Florida
Thu, 23 Jan 2020 22:35:22 GMT
As temperatures drop in Florida more and more iguanas are plummeting to the ground.

Jean-Paul Gaultier's last fashion show
Thu, 23 Jan 2020 12:35:43 GMT
The French designer has said goodbye to his 50-year runway career in Paris but says he will not stop working.

Three generations join Delhi women's citizenship sit-in
Thu, 23 Jan 2020 00:30:19 GMT
Thousands of women are camping out in a Delhi suburb in protest over a law they see as anti-Muslim.

Schiff makes case against Trump before he opens impeachment trial
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 20:02:55 GMT
House impeachment manager Adam Schiff says he will lay out the timeline and facts behind the inquiry

Viewpoint: 'No crime, no impeachment' is a shaky defence
Tue, 21 Jan 2020 21:12:42 GMT
The White House defence that no crime means no impeachment ignores history, says legal scholar Jonathan Turley.

Legal scholars make case for and against
Thu, 19 Dec 2019 09:54:41 GMT
Experts are debating what the Constitution says about impeachment, in light of the inquiry into President Trump.

Five possible twists in the trial
Tue, 21 Jan 2020 00:28:25 GMT
Many believe President Trump will be acquitted at the end of this process. But could it yet diverge from the script?

What coal country makes of impeachment
Tue, 12 Nov 2019 02:03:07 GMT
The view from Americans celebrating Veterans Day in West Virginia, which backed Trump in 2016.

Meet Vyom - India's first robot 'astronaut'
Thu, 23 Jan 2020 08:44:08 GMT
India's space agency has unveiled a robot that will travel to space later this year.

Mental health: How to spot if you are suffering 'burnout'
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 00:15:58 GMT
Nerina Ramlakhan explains the four signs of burnout that people can exhibit, due to stress at work.

Earth's oldest asteroid impact 'may have ended ice age'
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 03:24:59 GMT
The 2.2 billion-year-old asteroid impact may explain the end of an ice age, scientists say.

What happens when we're too old to be 'useful'?
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 00:48:17 GMT
Can we afford to pay pensions, given the huge demographic challenge of our ageing population?

Super-rich elites making London 'off-limits'
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 11:42:16 GMT
Moving to London is unaffordable for those from poorer backgrounds, says social mobility report.



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