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US shutdown to end as Senate strikes deal
The US government shutdown is set to end after the US Senate reached temporary budget deal.Mon, 22 Jan 2018 18:58:55 GMTPope Francis sorry for upsetting abuse victims
Pope Francis apologises for "hurting" sex abuse victims whom he accused of slandering a Chilean bishop.Mon, 22 Jan 2018 18:29:19 GMTMysterious Dead Sea Scroll deciphered in Israel
Ancient fragments written in code reveal new details about an ancient Jewish sect.Mon, 22 Jan 2018 12:18:04 GMTSyria offensive: Turkish troops 'capture villages' in Afrin
Turkey's president vows to "sort out" a Kurdish-held area on the third day of a military offensive.Mon, 22 Jan 2018 15:01:57 GMTJerusalem: US embassy to move by end of 2019 - Pence
Mike Pence's announcement means the controversial relocation will happen sooner than expected.Mon, 22 Jan 2018 18:40:25 GMTUS announces new cargo screening for some Middle East flights
Advance cargo information is now required for flights to the US from five countries.Mon, 22 Jan 2018 17:22:51 GMTCatalonia crisis: Puigdemont's Denmark visit a 'provocation'
A Spanish Supreme Court judge accuses the region's ex-leader of trying to provoke his own arrest.Mon, 22 Jan 2018 16:06:15 GMTMount Mayon volcano: Philippines fears violent eruption
The Philippines raises its volcano alert after two weeks of increasing activity.Mon, 22 Jan 2018 12:38:53 GMTEcuador leader calls Julian Assange an 'inherited problem'
President Lenín Moreno says the Wikileaks founder has created "more than a nuisance" for Ecuador.Mon, 22 Jan 2018 13:43:43 GMTGeorge Weah sworn in as Liberia's president
Liberia's new leader says becoming president is a "feeling like no other".Mon, 22 Jan 2018 16:28:08 GMTAmazon opens no-checkout supermarket
Amazon opens its first grocery store without cashiers to shoppers in Seattle on Monday.Mon, 22 Jan 2018 11:49:53 GMTVenice restaurant bill outrages Japanese tourists
The city's mayor promises justice for four Japanese tourists charged €1,100 for a meal.Mon, 22 Jan 2018 11:16:59 GMTTokyo amusement park evacuated in missile drill
Tokyo carries out an evacuation drill amidst fears of a missile attack from North Korea.Mon, 22 Jan 2018 11:32:56 GMT'Our powerful voices are no longer silenced'
Speeches about gender in Hollywood and female empowerment dominate the Screen Actors Guild Awards.Mon, 22 Jan 2018 10:19:54 GMTIS and how it continues to plague Iraq
A month after war was declared over, Iraqi soldiers are still being killed by Islamic State militants.Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:07:15 GMTLas Vegas rally marks anniversary of Women's March against Trump
Las Vegas rally marks first anniversary of Women's March against Trump.Mon, 22 Jan 2018 03:20:15 GMTPresident Macron on Trump, Brexit and Frexit
What we learnt when French President Emmanuel Macron talked to the BBC's Andrew Marr.Sun, 21 Jan 2018 19:37:04 GMTThe slime crafter with 850,000 fans on Instagram
Alyssa Jagan has built a massive Instagram following on the power of slime.Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:34:48 GMTThe Malaysian region that became a hardware hub
The small Malaysian state of Penang is punching well above its weight in the tech world through hardware manufacturing.Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:02:14 GMTChinese staff paid in bricks to top up unpaid wages
Migrant workers agree to be paid in bricks after the courts intervened over their unpaid earnings.Mon, 22 Jan 2018 15:34:56 GMT'Airline poo' falls on India village causing confusion
An official told the BBC some villagers thought the frozen ball was an "extra-terrestrial" object.Mon, 22 Jan 2018 09:58:29 GMTIceland's high court upholds 76% tax on imported chips
Companies argue that the import tariff should be the same as that for potatoes.Mon, 22 Jan 2018 09:24:59 GMTSouth Korea to reward 'dogparazzi' informers
Seoul government cracks down on unmuzzled dogs as animal laws are tightened.Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:09:39 GMTNorth Korean phone users get photo beauty app
Spring Scent is the latest homegrown app available to North Korea's 3.5 million smartphone owners.Thu, 18 Jan 2018 06:37:44 GMTThe (almost) complete history of 'fake news'
How a phrase that originally referred to moneymaking Macedonian teens came to mean a whole lot more.Mon, 22 Jan 2018 01:24:07 GMTIndia woman fights family over 'low caste' husband's murder
Kausalya testified against her parents for murder and is fighting to stop all caste discrimination.Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:24:29 GMTThe president who made people take his bogus HIV cure
Lamin Ceesay was lucky to survive when the Gambian president took away his drugs and tried to cure him with a paste of herbs. An unknown number died.Mon, 22 Jan 2018 01:25:27 GMTThe businessman exiled for being Jewish
As a 19-year-old Adam Ringer was kicked out of Poland during an anti-Semitic purge, but he returned two decades later to become a key business leader.Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:10:40 GMTCroatia introduces same-sex family bedtime stories
The book has been praised by LGBT campaigners but not everyone is excited, writes the BBC's Guy De Launey.Mon, 22 Jan 2018 01:36:51 GMTEllen Johnson Sirleaf: The legacy of Africa's first elected female president
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf made history in Liberia but was also accused of corruption, writes Tamasin Ford.Mon, 22 Jan 2018 12:20:38 GMTWhy one man in Singapore was not allowed to adopt his child
The struggle of a gay father to legally adopt his son throws Singapore's conservative family law into the spotlight.Sun, 21 Jan 2018 01:41:38 GMT
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