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Trump: Transgender people 'can't serve' in US military

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 15:22:34 GMT

The US president cites "tremendous medical costs and disruption" for the ban.

Russia sanctions: EU vows to retaliate over US measures

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 12:56:29 GMT

Some European nations, including Germany, are angry because the US plans could hurt energy firms.

France wildfires force mass evacuation

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 12:34:53 GMT

Wildfires in south-eastern France force the evacuation of 10,000 people during the night, officials say.

IS wives: Why I joined the 'caliphate' in Raqqa

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:13:47 GMT

The BBC's Shaimaa Khalil speaks to wives of IS fighters, now held by Kurdish-led forces near Raqqa.

Bitcoin fraud suspect arrested in Greece

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 14:43:37 GMT

He is said to be part of a gang accused of laundering billions of dollars using the digital currency.

Obamacare: First Republican healthcare bill fails in US Senate

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 15:23:29 GMT

Senators reject the first proposal to overhaul US healthcare policy in the first of many votes.

Pakistan village council orders 'revenge rape' of girl

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 16:51:27 GMT

A teenager in Multan is raped by order of a village council after her brother was accused of rape.

EU migrant crisis: Austria can deport asylum seekers, court says

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 11:19:45 GMT

The ruling could affect several hundred people who entered Europe during the migrant crisis.

UK diesel and petrol cars face 2040 ban

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 14:11:26 GMT

Ministers have also unveiled a £255m fund to help councils introduce steps to deal with pollution.

Divorcee destroys ex's $1m violin collection in Japan

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 08:22:25 GMT

Divorces often break a heart or two - but in this case, an extra 54 violins were left in tatters.

Diana's brother: 'I was lied to' over funeral

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 09:29:24 GMT

Earl Spencer says he was 'lied to' over princes' wish to follow Diana's coffin

Justine Damond death: Woman 'slapped police car'

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 15:18:51 GMT

Australian Justine Damond called 911 and was shot and killed by police less than an hour later.

Venezuela crisis: Tensions rise as 48-hour strike starts

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 12:02:28 GMT

The strike is the latest protest against the president's plans for a constituent assembly.

On a mission to Mars (with Hawaii stopover)

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 23:34:41 GMT

Researchers living near the active Hawaiian Volcano Mauna Loa are simulating what it's like to "live" on Mars.

Gay and persecuted: 'I live with the guilt of a man's death'

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:56:32 GMT

Jailed for being homosexual, Keith Biddlecombe talks about how it changed his life.

Remembering the Chicago blues

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:42:10 GMT

One photographer's memories of a vibrant music scene.

Trump supporters say it's time for Sessions to step aside

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 05:52:25 GMT

The White House says it will decide "soon" on the fate of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Ghana's dancing pallbearers bring funeral joy

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 23:33:42 GMT

Pallbearers are lifting the mood in Ghana with flamboyant coffin-carrying displays.

China opens panda-shaped solar power plant

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 19:00:00 GMT

It's hoped the unusual shaped plant will power over 10,000 households annually.

Russian cat adopts orphaned baby hedgehogs

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:21:46 GMT

Muska the cat fosters eight baby hedgehogs after they lost their mother to a lawnmower accident.

Cerebral palsy football: My disabled son deserves to play

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:54:15 GMT

Jude is nine years old and was born with cerebral palsy. His father started a football club in Stoke-on-Trent so Jude could play with kids like him.

Microsoft Paint: The man who makes art pixel-by-pixel

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 11:30:23 GMT

Pat Hines says he could "just never connect" with more sophisticated programs.

Letter from Africa: Freed Boko Haram 'wives' return to captors

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 23:25:47 GMT

In our series of letters from African journalists, Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani considers why women abducted by Boko Haram and then released would choose to return to their captors.

Lana Del Rey's lust for life

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 01:05:52 GMT

The star explains how 'being bombarded by news' made her latest album more political.

Hong Kong-China train station could apply mainland law

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 07:10:35 GMT

A plan to give Chinese police authority over people in a Hong Kong train station causes controversy.

Arab Despacito: Comedy version of the song complains about high dowries

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:40:04 GMT

An Omani cover of hit song Despacito is resonating with its message about the high cost of dowries

The aboriginal singer who 'spoke to the soul'

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 12:37:38 GMT

If Dr G Yunupingu was not the face of indigenous Australia, he was certainly its voice.

Detroit recalls five days of violent unrest a half century later

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 23:05:34 GMT

Fifty years after state and federal troops descended on Detroit to quell the unrest, locals recall the deep scars left behind.

What makes this Kate Spade bag unusual?

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 23:09:50 GMT

Why a high-end fashion brand chose a land-locked country in Africa to make some of its handbags.

Top teacher fights for Canada's indigenous people

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 23:07:11 GMT

The winner of the Global Teacher Prize is campaigning for disadvantaged youngsters in the Canadian Arctic.

Novak Djokovic: Twelve-time Grand Slam champion will not play again in 2017

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 16:34:34 GMT

Twelve-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic will not play again in 2017 because of an elbow injury that forced him to retire from his Wimbledon quarter-final.

Adam Peaty wins 50m breaststroke to complete double-double at World Championships

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 16:44:24 GMT

Great Britain's Adam Peaty defends his 50m breaststroke title to complete a World Aquatics Championships double-double.

Ross Barkley: Everton '100%' expect midfielder to leave club

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:47:11 GMT

Everton midfielder Ross Barkley is "looking for a new challenge" and the club "100%" expect the player to leave, says manager Ronald Koeman.

England v South Africa: Toby Roland-Jones to make England Test debut at The Oval

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 14:14:20 GMT

Middlesex seamer Toby Roland-Jones will make his Test debut when England face South Africa at The Oval on Thursday.

Adam Peaty storms to 50m breaststroke gold

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 16:36:44 GMT

Britain's Adam Peaty defends his 50m breaststroke title with another stunning display to complete a World Aquatics Championships double-double in Budapest.

Joe Perry gets three-month suspended ban over betting rule breaches

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 16:30:33 GMT

Joe Perry is given a three-month ban - suspended until May 2018 - for betting on matches.

Ukraine braces for further cyber-attacks

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 23:02:49 GMT

A month on from the NotPetya attack, many in Ukraine are ready for further cyber-strikes.

Ransomware spike blamed on easy-to-use malware builders

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 23:02:05 GMT

Experts blame a spike in ransomware on user-friendly versions that are free to download.

Shoddy data-stripping exposes firms to hack attacks

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 23:03:10 GMT

User names, employee IDs and unique identifiers are found in a survey of data on corporate websites

How facial recognition could replace train tickets

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 23:02:16 GMT

A system designed to replace the need for tickets on trains is being tested in the UK.

Hiding out among the net's criminal class

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 23:01:38 GMT

Researchers who rub shoulders with cyber thieves talk about how they profile the gangs and scams.