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Syria conflict: Army 'suspends Aleppo fighting'

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:46:34 GMT

The Syrian army suspends fighting around eastern Aleppo to allow civilians to leave, Russia says.

Korean president Park Geun-hye faces impeachment vote

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:27:41 GMT

South Korean lawmakers are due to vote on whether President Park Geun-hye should be impeached.

John Glenn, first American to orbit Earth, dies aged 95

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 21:57:16 GMT

Former astronaut John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth, dies aged 95.

Islamic State 'has lost 50,000 fighters' over two years

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 20:48:41 GMT

At least 50,000 IS militants have been killed over the past two years, a top US military official says.

Hillary Clinton warns of 'fake news epidemic'

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 04:28:36 GMT

Losing Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says the spread of "fake news" threatens the US.

US actor Judge Reinhold arrested in Dallas

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 04:35:32 GMT

US actor Judge Reinhold is arrested after a confrontation with security officials at Dallas airport.

Trump picks Andrew Puzder to lead US Department of Labor

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:38:13 GMT

Donald Trump picks a fast-food executive opposed to higher minimum wages to lead the labour department.

Colombia outrage over killing of young girl

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:54:37 GMT

Bogota sees the funeral of a seven-year-old girl, whose rape and killing shocked Colombia.

Australian doctor murdered wife with insulin

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 22:58:07 GMT

An Australian doctor who gave his wife a fatal injection of insulin is found guilty of murder.

Boris Johnson's Saudi 'proxy wars' comment 'not UK's view'

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 21:13:08 GMT

No 10 says Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson's comments on Saudi Arabia are "not the government's view".

Australia's richest woman Gina Rinehart to buy Kidman estate

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 02:51:20 GMT

Australia approves the sale of its largest private landholding, the Kidman estate, to Gina Rinehart.

Sir Mick Jagger becomes dad for the eighth time aged 73

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:03:35 GMT

Rolling Stones frontman Sir Mick Jagger becomes a father again at the age of 73, his publicist says.

Inside Yemen: Saudi air strikes and Britain's role

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:25:12 GMT

As Britain's relationship with Saudi Arabia comes under scrutiny, the BBC's Fergal Keane hears human accounts of Saudi air strikes in Yemen.

John Glenn: First US astronaut to orbit Earth dies

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 21:39:41 GMT

Former astronaut John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth, dies aged 95. Pallab Ghosh looks back at the day he made history.

What happened to China's arrested rights lawyers?

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:12:29 GMT

As the world marks Human Rights Day, the BBC looks at China's sweeping crackdown on lawyers.

CCTV shows US snowman stabbing

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 18:22:50 GMT

The owner of a giant inflatable snowman in Missouri has released CCTV footage of it being stabbed, in the hope of catching the assailant.

Aceh earthquake: 'I was thrown in the air. And then boom'

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 18:53:08 GMT

Wardi and his wife Dewi lived above their clothes shop. When the quake struck, their building collapsed. He describes his desperate, but failed, bid to save her.

Aleppo: Families flee city through hole in the wall

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 13:51:02 GMT

Lyse Doucet reports from Tariq al-Bab as families who have fled the fighting in Aleppo gather together.

Giraffes added to vulnerable list

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 19:04:19 GMT

Giraffes have been classified as vulnerable to extinction. Chester Zoo says humans are to blame.

World news in one minute

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 03:49:52 GMT

Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.

'Curvy' squirrel Olivio rescued from Munich manhole, then eats a lot

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 13:40:09 GMT

A red squirrel stuck in a manhole cover thanks to its curvy hips is freed in a rescue operation.

Guerrillas do the Mannequin Challenge

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 11:53:02 GMT

Colombia's Farc rebels do the Mannequin Challenge in a video posted on YouTube.

Frank Gardner: What are Saudi Arabia's goals in Yemen conflict?

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 01:16:43 GMT

The BBC's Frank Gardner looks at whether Saudi Arabia can achieve its goals in Yemen's messy war.

Six reasons why Yahya Jammeh lost in The Gambia

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:56:19 GMT

President Yahya Jammeh of The Gambia surprised the world earlier this month when he lost elections - the BBC's Umaru Fofana looks at the reasons behind his defeat.

US life expectancy declines for first time in 20 years

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 11:37:15 GMT

Heart disease and dementia deaths contribute to the first drop in US life expectancy for 20 years.

How Indians have coped with rupee ban

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 10:11:45 GMT

Indian social media users are at their creative best in marking the first month of the rupee ban.

Fighting for Vietnam

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 02:38:32 GMT

Portraits of the female veterans who risked their lives for their country

The beauty of Britain

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 01:30:10 GMT

The finalists of the 2016 Through the Lens photography awards discuss their images of the British Isles.

Your pictures

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:48:38 GMT

Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week, we asked for your pictures on the theme "Lines".

Africa's top shots: 25 November-1 December 2016

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 10:53:50 GMT

A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.

Living near the Arctic Circle

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 01:06:07 GMT

Photographer Ed Gold's images from the remote community of Galena in Alaska, USA.

Anthony Joshua says people want to see bust-ups after Chisora-Whyte scrap

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 22:30:22 GMT

Anthony Joshua says fans "want to see" bad behaviour from boxers, following a fracas involving Dillian Whyte and Dereck Chisora.

Zorya Luhansk 0-2 Manchester United

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 20:42:47 GMT

Manchester United beat Zorya Luhansk to reach the last-32 of the Europa League as Henrik Mkhitaryan opens his account.

Barcelona invite Chapecoense to play friendly in 2017

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:55:02 GMT

Barcelona want to "pay tribute" to Chapecoense and help rebuild the Brazilian club, starting with a pre-season friendly next summer.

I've seen nothing like this

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 19:53:34 GMT

A heart-breaking letter about life in Aleppo from a doctor who has seen many things, but never this.

Black Christmas

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:30:25 GMT

America's biggest shopping mall hosted its first African American Father Christmas this year - but black Santas have been around for decades and even played a role in the civil rights movement.

In a jam

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:50:13 GMT

It's a rare thing in cinema for a film to receive a round of applause before its titles appear. But that's what has been happening at early screenings of Oscar-tipped musical La La Land.

The case of Maria L

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:01:02 GMT

The arrest of an Afghan asylum seeker over a murder in Germany triggers tension and debate over immigrant crime.

Dutch populist

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:02:25 GMT

Populist leader Geert Wilders is leading opinion polls, but will Dutch voters back him in March elections?

7 days quiz

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:32:27 GMT

The Magazine's weekly quiz of the news, 7 days 7 questions.

Don't shoot!

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:42:21 GMT

New resilience training aims to reduce the high numbers of deadly shootings by US police.

Returning home

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:03:56 GMT

A Nepalese film tells a powerful story about politics, family and society, writes Charles Haviland.

Generations of change thanks to water and sanitation

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:46:18 GMT

Family portraits that show progress resulting from access to water and sanitation

The whistleblower who exposed Russia’s drug cheats

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:16:14 GMT

Yuliya Stepanova has won worldwide fame for what she dared to do off the track, but fears she may never return home.

#Mappingharassment: Your stories over 72 hours

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:20:12 GMT

A BBC campaign to map street harassment of women reveals reports of harassment from 43 cities in 29 countries over just one weekend.

Former self-harmer answers your questions

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:22:21 GMT

Becci answers readers' questions about living with self-harm

‘Beef Ball’ - the woman coaching men’s football

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:23:05 GMT

Coach reveals how she became the first female to win a top-flight championship with a men’s team.