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Brexit: UK offer on EU citizens a good start, says Merkel

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:03:12 GMT

The German chancellor cautiously welcomes a plan for EU citizens living in the UK post-Brexit.

Qatar row: Arab states send list of steep demands

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 06:12:57 GMT

The Gulf state is being asked to close its broadcaster, Al Jazeera, and reduce ties with Iran.

Syria crisis: Inside Islamic State's 'capital' Raqqa

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 21:01:24 GMT

The BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse reports from the front line of the fight against IS in Syria.

North Korea tests new missile engine, US officials say

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 03:47:27 GMT

It is thought to be part of efforts towards building a missile capable of reaching the US mainland.

Glastonbury 2017: Johnny Depp talks of Trump 'assassination'

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 01:45:09 GMT

"When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?" the star asks fans at Glastonbury.

Scientists 'affecting chimps' by watching them

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 01:12:55 GMT

Two chimp 'tribes' have developed different hunting habits in response to human presence.

Philando Castile: Girl, 4, calms mother in police car

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 21:19:37 GMT

New footage shows girl, four, trying to calm her mother after the shooting of Philando Castile.

US man 'gave top-secret information' to Chinese agent

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 21:37:56 GMT

Former US diplomatic officer Kevin Mallory could face life in prison under the Espionage Act.

Choi Soon-sil: South Korean ex-president's friend jailed

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:41:24 GMT

Choi Soon-sil has been sentenced to three years in prison over a case which brought down the president.

United States suspends all Brazilian meat imports

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:49:38 GMT

The US Department of Agriculture says it has recurring concerns about the safety of Brazilian meat.

Trump: I did not record ex-FBI chief James Comey

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:02:48 GMT

President Trump had earlier hinted he had secretly taped a sensitive conversation with James Comey.

Mexican president denies spying on journalists, lawyers and activists

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 01:22:08 GMT

Enrique Peña Nieto says his government did not use spyware against journalists, lawyers and activists.

Two Bali jail fugitives captured in East Timor

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 02:12:36 GMT

East Timor police capture two foreigners who escaped from Bali's Kerobokan Prison by using a tunnel.

Danger map reveals health threat zone

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 01:24:54 GMT

South America could be home to the next major threat to the world's health, researchers say.

Geylang Ramadan bazaar: Singapore's new hipster haunt

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 05:57:08 GMT

But are the cool new snacks on sale at the traditional Geylang bazaar in the spirit of the season?

Meet the dancing girls of India's 'folk opera'

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:48:38 GMT

The story of performers who are saving a traditional theatre art form in the age of smart-phones.

Trump injects reality TV suspense into 'Comey tapes' saga

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:45:54 GMT

President Donald Trump created all the suspense of a reality TV show in playing out a saga over non-existent Comey tapes, says the BBC's Jon Sopel.

Meet the designer making clothes for diabetic women

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:48:04 GMT

Natalie Balmain has type 1 diabetes and says the clothes she has designed will help women manage the condition.

Les Canadiennes: Women's ice hockey team left in the cold

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:05:51 GMT

They've won Olympic gold medals and league championships - but these top athletes still seek recognition.

7 days quiz: What caused a titter before the Queen's Speech?

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:55:06 GMT

7 days quiz: What one-liner was caused a titter before the Queen's Speech?

10 sports stars who became actors

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:03:47 GMT

Eric Cantona, Lewis Hamilton and eight more sports figures who have tried their hand at film roles.

Africa's week in pictures: 16-22 June 2017

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:57:36 GMT

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

China's 'straddling bus' hits its final roadblock

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:57:38 GMT

It seemed like a vision of the future - but China's "straddling bus" is being scrapped for good.

Raqqa: The desperate fight for Islamic State group's 'capital'

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 21:01:22 GMT

The BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse is one of the first reporters to reach the de-facto IS capital Raqqa.

Film exposes London's sex industry underworld

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:43:15 GMT

How the suicide of a young Chinese woman working in prostitution inspired a film on hidden lives of London.

Will we ever know what happened to Otto Warmbier?

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:37:30 GMT

The secret of how a healthy young American ended up in a coma in a North Korean jail may have gone with him to the grave.

Ebola virus burial teams 'saved thousands of lives'

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:07:58 GMT

A key part of reducing the number of Ebola deaths was ensuring safe burials, research says.

Glastonbury: All you need to know about headliners Radiohead, Foo Fighters and Ed Sheeran

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:06:44 GMT

Ed Sheeran, Foo Fighters and Radiohead talk to the BBC ahead of their headline sets at Worthy Farm.

Hong Kong couple win right to bury miscarried son

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:28:40 GMT

They can now collect the 15-week-old foetus from a hospital and carry out a proper burial.

Why a Ugandan farmer gave land to a refugee

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:24:41 GMT

How a 61-year-old farmer embodies Uganda's welcoming attitude to South Sudanese refugees.

'I lost my eye': How insurance saved one man from debt

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:15:35 GMT

About two billion people have no insurance, but "pay-by-mobile" policies are growing in popularity.

England U21 3-0 Poland U21

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 21:23:13 GMT

England reach the semi-finals of a European Under-21 Championship for the first time since 2009 by comfortably beating 10-man Poland.

Jeremy Guscott column: Do the Lions have the magic formula to beat All Blacks?

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 05:29:21 GMT

The British and Irish Lions, armed with a clinical attacking edge, are good enough to beat the All Blacks, says Lions great Jeremy Guscott.

Henry Blofeld: Test Match Special commentator calls time on career

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 06:48:38 GMT

Test Match Special commentator Henry Blofeld announces he will retire in September after 45 years with the programme.

Mohamed Salah: Liverpool sign Roma's former Chelsea winger for £34m

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:18:40 GMT

Liverpool complete the 39m euro (£34m) signing of Roma's former Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah, who joins on a five-year deal.

Johanna Konta loses to Coco Vandeweghe in straight sets at the Aegon Classic

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:38:52 GMT

British number one Johanna Konta is knocked out of the Aegon Classic in the second round by American Coco Vandeweghe.

Women's Sport Week 2017: Heather Knight relishes Women's World Cup after moon boot adventures

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 05:25:37 GMT

Women's Sport Week continues as Heather Knight puts away her crutches in time to lead England into the Women's World Cup.