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Mueller report: Trump 'tried to get special counsel fired'
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 17:49:34 GMT
Details are emerging from the mammoth 448-page report into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Notre-Dame fire: Temporary wooden cathedral proposed
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 14:41:34 GMT
A wooden structure could be built outside the front of the fire-ravaged cathedral in Paris.

A Bulgarian vulture's odyssey into Yemeni war zone
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 14:26:42 GMT
Nelson was captured by a militia who believed the vulture was transmitting military secrets.

North Korea demands removal of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from talks
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 10:29:18 GMT
The country's foreign ministry claims the US Secretary of State is "reckless" in nuclear talks.

Nigeria's top judge Walter Onnoghen to forfeit bank accounts
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 16:38:40 GMT
Walter Onnoghen is convicted of not declaring his assets and is banned from public office for 10 years.

US man could face death penalty over Thailand 'sea home'
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 09:44:41 GMT
The pair could face the death penalty after the navy accused them of building a home in Thai waters.

Michel Houellebecq: Controversial writer wins Légion d'honneur
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 13:59:06 GMT
President Emmanuel Macron will present the controversial writer with the Légion d'honneur.

Indonesia election: Widodo declares victory amid dispute
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 12:36:47 GMT
The incumbent leader said he had clearly won the vote, despite his challenger's claims to the contrary.

Madeira crash: At least 29 killed on tourist bus near CaniÞo
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 07:09:10 GMT
The bus had been carrying German tourists when it plunged off a road near the town of CaniÞo.

New York police arrest man with petrol in St Patrick's Cathedral
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 06:54:39 GMT
Police arrest a man carrying petrol and lighters who entered St Patrick's Cathedral in New York.

NZ ex-official guilty of hiding camera in embassy toilet
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 07:46:01 GMT
Ex-New Zealand military attaché Alfred Keating secretly placed the device in the country's US embassy.

Guatemalan presidential candidate held over 'drug plot'
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 10:47:57 GMT
Mario Estrada is accused of conspiring to import cocaine to the US to fund his presidential campaign.

Five numbers that explain US border crisis
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 17:57:26 GMT
As the US moves to expand indefinite detention for asylum seekers, here's what you need to know.

World's Best Teacher Peter Tabichi on how he reached the top
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 08:39:08 GMT
Peter Tabichi from Kenya, who was named World's Best Teacher, shares what makes him stand out and what he hopes for teachers in Africa.

Windrush scandal: Trauma continues one year on
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 17:34:50 GMT
Paulette was threatened with deportation to Jamaica despite living in the UK for 50 years.

Once destroyed by the Taliban, the Buddha statues live again
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 23:18:45 GMT
A team of conservators are working to breathe new life into a collection of Buddha statues destroyed by the Taliban

'Assange smeared faeces in Ecuador embassy,' says president
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 23:02:44 GMT
Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno tells the BBC why his government revoked Julian Assange's asylum.

European parliament given surprise musical performance
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 12:58:44 GMT
An MEP performs on a harmonica for the last day of the current European Parliament.

Michelle Obama on Notre-Dame fire: 'You have been through worse'
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 17:15:08 GMT
Former US first lady Michelle Obama talks about the Notre-Dame fire during her Paris book tour.

'Giant lion' fossil found in Kenya museum drawer
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 09:42:47 GMT
The bones of the huge creature belong to a new species which roamed east Africa 20 million years ago.

Robot news presenter causes a stir on Russian TV
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 16:32:18 GMT
The humanoid, named Alex, causes a stir as he makes his debut on state news channel Rossiya 24.

Hellboy film in Russia replaces Stalin with Hitler
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 10:40:41 GMT
A reference to the Soviet dictator in a line of dialogue was changed to Adolf Hitler.

Chinese school's car project prompts class bias debate
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 15:54:12 GMT
A Chinese school's family cars exhibition has triggered a fierce debate online about class discrimination in the education system.

Russian priest posted to remote village over wife's 'sin'
Mon, 15 Apr 2019 10:46:03 GMT
A Russian Orthodox priest has been posted to a remote village as punishment for his wife's participation in a beauty pageant.

Mueller report: Things we only just learned
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 18:44:25 GMT
The report contains enough potential red flags to spur congressional scrutiny of the president.

Sudan protesters need 'united front' in military talks
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 18:08:33 GMT
Sudanese protest groups require unity to secure civilian rule, the BBC's Alastair Leithead says.

Federico Borella scoops first prize in the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 00:45:25 GMT
A project on Indian farmers helped an Italian man win Photographer of the Year at the Sony awards.

'The doctor wrote a question mark for my child's sex'
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 00:50:25 GMT
A child known as Baby A became the subject of a high court case that has prompted Kenya to start changing its approach to intersex children.

Nicaragua refugees: 'I don't understand why people hate us'
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 01:00:28 GMT
Nicaraguans in Costa Rica face a backlash from those angry about the growing numbers seeking refuge.

Will AI kill developing world growth?
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 23:08:04 GMT
Automation could wipe out many jobs in developing countries, says globalisation expert Ian Goldin.

Nusrat Jahan Rafi: Burned to death for reporting sexual harassment
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 01:02:40 GMT
Nusrat was set on fire after accusing her headmaster of sexual harassment, but spoke out before dying.

Bill Shorten: Who is the challenger to be Australia's PM?
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 16:41:02 GMT
Bill Shorten could become the nation's sixth leader since 2013 if he wins an election next month.

Hoax: Pink pony lost on Montreal island attracts animal rescuers
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 20:35:58 GMT
A pink-maned pony "spotted" around an island in Montreal, Canada became an internet sensation. But it was just a hoax.

Notre-Dame fire: Why the cathedral's beauty wins hearts around the world
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 00:54:58 GMT
The cathedral has come to symbolise the heart of France since it was built 850 years ago.

The grief over lost buildings
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 23:46:56 GMT
People around the world share emotional stories about seeing important cultural sights destroyed.

How new tech might help rebuild
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 04:35:04 GMT
Using modern technology to preserve a medieval building is nothing new in France.

The story of the fire in graphics
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 15:09:41 GMT
How the Notre-Dame fire spread and the damage it caused, shown in graphics and images.



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