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Alabama Senate race: Trump records message for Roy Moore

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 04:29:22 GMT

Roy Moore's Democratic opponent accuses him of hiding as Tuesday's US Senate race remains very close.

EU governments complicit in migrant torture in Libya, says Amnesty

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 02:54:10 GMT

Human rights group Amnesty says the EU is actively supporting authorities who work with gangs.

Charles Jenkins: US soldier who defected to North Korea dies

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 04:47:14 GMT

Charles Jenkins was among four US defectors in the 1960s who later became North Korean film stars.

Sam Dastyari: Australian senator to quit after China scrutiny

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 01:52:08 GMT

Sam Dastyari's resignation follows controversy over his dealings with a wealthy Chinese businessman.

Hunting the shipwrecks of the slave trade

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:09:33 GMT

Marine archaeologists in Senegal are diving on the wrecks of ships used in the transatlantic slave trade.

Trump sex harassment accusers demand congressional inquiry

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 21:29:54 GMT

Three women repeat claims the president groped, fondled, forcibly kissed and humiliated them.

Putin announces Russian troop withdrawal from Syria during visit

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 21:54:17 GMT

Russia begins withdrawing some of its troops from Syria, as President Putin visits the country.

Trump UK visit expected in new year, US ambassador says

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 04:57:03 GMT

Woody Johnson says the president will visit in 2018 despite "ruffled feathers" over recent tweets.

US flood risk 'severely underestimated'

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 18:04:42 GMT

More than three times as many Americans are at risk of having their homes flooded than federal maps show.

Migrants face frozen border crossing

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:08:21 GMT

Migrants attempt to cross from Italy to France through the mountains in sub zero temperatures.

New York Port Authority attack: Man held after Manhattan blast

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 20:55:12 GMT

A Bangladeshi man is being held after a blast wounded several people at Port Authority bus terminal.

Tasmanian tigers were in poor genetic health, study finds

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 03:22:14 GMT

The species would have struggled to survive even without human contact, research finds.

Bike-share teething pains: 'They’re throwing them in rivers'

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 20:02:37 GMT

Bicycle sharing is becoming more popular in Australia, but not everyone is impressed.

After Weinstein, Trump sexual misconduct accusers demand action

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 01:18:22 GMT

More than a dozen women accused have Donald Trump of sexual misconduct. Now, in the moment of #MeToo, how do they feel?

Nureyev debuts but director still under arrest

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:07:46 GMT

A ballet about the famous Soviet dancer Rudolf Nureyev, who defected to the West, premiered five months late.

Syrian army deserters on why they had to escape the civil war

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:22:41 GMT

Seif and Ghadir both deserted the "slavery" of the Syrian Army and fled the country.

The woman who wants to get wheelchairs on planes

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 23:35:01 GMT

One woman's campaign to make planes wheelchair-accessible.

The photographer who lowers herself into active volcanoes

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:54:42 GMT

Photographer Ulla Lohmann lowers herself into active volcanoes to take pictures.

The world's youngest island

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 15:04:26 GMT

Scientists think Hunga Tunga Hunga Ha'apai might hold clues on where to look for life on Mars.

Real-life 'Bambi on ice' rescued from lake

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 08:11:43 GMT

Firefighters came to the aid of a deer which became stranded after the water froze over at an Oregon golf course.

I went driving and motorbiking in my sleep

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 23:36:34 GMT

Sleepwalking can be risky, but sleep-driving raises the dangers to a whole new level.

Inside China's 'virtue schools' for women

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 02:32:58 GMT

"Career women don't end well” is one of the core messages taught to students who attend.

Quetta's Hazara: The community caged in its own city

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:10:38 GMT

How militant violence has restricted the Hazara people to two districts of Quetta in Pakistan.

Laurent Wauquiez: Right-winger is French opposition hope against Macron

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:03:25 GMT

Laurent Wauquiez will lead the Republicans as the party tries to pick up the pieces, writes the BBC's Hugh Schofield in Paris.

Meet India's dam-building grandmother

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:26:21 GMT

The female social entrepreneur buildings dams for farms and villages across Rajasthan, India.

Bitcoin: Does it really use more electricity than Ireland?

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:25:02 GMT

Does the crypto-currency Bitcoin really use more electricity than Ireland?

Viewpoint: India court disregards woman's right to choose husband

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:17:16 GMT

The courts are questioning a Hindu woman's decision to convert to Islam and marry a Muslim man.

Manchester derby: City celebrations not to blame for 'hilarious' row, says Ian Wright

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 22:45:16 GMT

Ex-Arsenal striker Ian Wright says Man City did nothing wrong in their post-derby celebrations, adding the tunnel row was "hilarious".

European Champions Cup: Saracens 14-46 Clermont

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 22:32:55 GMT

Defending champions Saracens are handed a record home European defeat by Clermont Auvergne in their rearranged game on Monday.

Raelene Castle: Rugby Australia appoints first woman chief

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 06:54:34 GMT

As the sport's first female boss, Raelene Castle reportedly beat 200 candidates for the job.

Premier League predictions: Lawro v Rick Witter and Joe Johnson from Shed Seven

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 22:17:02 GMT

Mark Lawrenson takes on Rick Witter and Joe Johnson from indie band Shed Seven in the latest round of Premier League matches.

Kell Brook to return in March at light-middleweight

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:59:48 GMT

Former IBF world welterweight champion Kell Brook will make his debut at light-middleweight against Sergey Rabchenko in Sheffield in March.

Big trophy, bigger hair - Maradona unveils statue of himself in India

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 19:07:55 GMT

Argentina legend legend Diego Maradona unveils a 12-foot statue of himself complete with 1980s hairdo and enormous World Cup trophy.