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No US transgender policy change 'for now'

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:34:00 GMT

The US top general says President Trump needs to issue guidance before any changes come into effect.

Venezuela crisis: Bans on protests that 'disturb' election

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 19:59:07 GMT

Demonstrations that could "disturb or affect" Sunday's controversial vote are outlawed.

Boy Scouts apologise for Trump's speech

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 19:32:55 GMT

The president had encouraged the Scouts to boo Barack Obama as he touted his political agenda.

Signal may be from first 'exomoon'

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 19:30:22 GMT

Astronomers have discovered an object that could be the first known moon located beyond the Solar System.

Aleppo zoo animals rescued and taken to Turkey

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 15:39:14 GMT

The animals, including bears, lions and tigers, are now having treatment before finding new homes.

Yemen conflict: A nation's agony as cholera and hunger spread

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 20:06:05 GMT

The BBC's Orla Guerin sees the suffering of cholera and malnutrition victims in Yemen's civil war.

Syria war: US says coalition partners must only fight IS

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:21:15 GMT

Opposition allies have been told they must not fight against Bashar al-Assad's government forces.

Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe urged by first lady to name heir

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:32:49 GMT

Grace Mugabe says her husband should not be afraid to choose a successor and his word will be "final".

Palestinians return to holy site after Israel security reversal

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 20:36:21 GMT

Muslims re-enter East Jerusalem site after Israel fully removes its controversial security set-up.

Charlie Gard parents 'denied final wish' for more time

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:48:16 GMT

His mother says the couple have had "no control" over their son's life or death.

Sessions says Trump criticism 'hurtful'

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 20:46:22 GMT

But the nation's top prosecutor says he will 'continue to serve at the pleasure of the president'.

Scaramucci challenges Priebus over leaks to the press

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:05:46 GMT

The White House aides says Trump's chief of staff is "gonna need to speak for his actions".

Grenfell Tower: Corporate manslaughter considered by police

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 20:12:51 GMT

Council chiefs are told police have "reasonable grounds" to suspect the offence may have been committed.

Porsche to recall 22,000 cars over emissions software

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:22:49 GMT

Germany's transport minister orders move to remove what he says is illegal emissions-controlling software.

The murder investigation that made the FBI

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 20:23:39 GMT

Author David Grann recounts the macabre murder investigation that was one of the FBI's first.

Lapland zoo polar bears enjoy snow gift

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 07:11:24 GMT

Christmas has come early for Lapland zoo polar bears with snow in July.

The Sistine Chapel like you've never seen it

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:08:57 GMT

Experts spent five years photographing the entire Sistine Chapel using the latest technology.

Meet 'The Resistance': Venezuela's frontline protest army

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:24:43 GMT

Anti-government 'Resistance' group members speak about why they are fighting in the streets on a daily basis.

British Museum 'loses' £750,000 Cartier diamond ring

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 13:10:46 GMT

The Cartier ring was reported missing in August 2011 but its loss has only just been revealed.

Inside Facebook's virtual reality chat room

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:38:34 GMT

Facebook hopes the feature will be the "most immersive" way for Oculus Rift owners to chat online.

Anthony Scaramucci on Donald Trump and the 'elite'

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:42:16 GMT

The White House's new communications director says the president straddles both the elite and the middle class.

Switzerland's Lavertezzo overrun with tourists after video goes viral

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 20:00:48 GMT

Village dubbed the "Maldives of Milan" is being turned into an "open air toilet", residents say.

Trump and Sessions: How relations soured

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 23:45:36 GMT

From staunch allies to public bickering, here's how the relationship soured.

The man collecting pictures of sick chickens

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:33:03 GMT

New technology in Thailand is helping to prevent large scale epidemics.

Auschwitz: First travelling exhibition will visit Europe and US

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 17:22:43 GMT

More than 600 items will visit 14 different cities in Europe and the US, starting later this year.

Why does the US military buy so much Viagra?

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 13:26:43 GMT

More than a million prescriptions are paid for every year, and many go to retired personnel.

Partition 70 years on: Turmoil, trauma - and legacy

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 06:09:31 GMT

Seventy years after India and Pakistan won their independence, why are relations still tense?

Jeff Bezos: Five things you may not know about Amazon's founder

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:51:19 GMT

Five things you didn't know about the man whose wealth overtook Bill Gates's for a day.

Are migrants paying price as EU targets smugglers?

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:42:08 GMT

The EU wants to shut down the migrant route from Libya, but deaths on the Mediterranean are on the rise.

How pragmatic Finland deals with its Russian neighbour

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:54:28 GMT

It has achieved a century of independence by carefully manoeuvring around its massive neighbour.

The businesses capitalising on 24-hour sunlight

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 23:35:18 GMT

How Lapland firms have adapted to the permanent light of Arctic summers.

I was sent for 'gay cure'

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:31:18 GMT

Before the legalisation of homosexuality in July 1967, gay men in the UK lived in fear of arrest, beatings and blackmail.

US Muslims: Survey suggests nearly half suffer discrimination

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 17:37:40 GMT

Three quarters of US Muslims say President Trump is "unfriendly toward" them, Pew research suggests.

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.

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.

England v South Africa: Alastair Cook makes 82 not out on opening day

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:09:54 GMT

Alastair Cook hits an unbeaten 82 as England make 171-4 on a rain-affected first day of the third Test against South Africa at The Oval.

Rebekah Wilson: Ex-GB Olympic bobsleigher says pressure led to self-harm

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:00:41 GMT

British former Olympic bobsleigher Rebekah Wilson tells BBC Sport she self-harmed as she struggled to cope with the demands of elite sport.

Pint-sized TMS: Excellent South Africa keep England in check

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:54:15 GMT

England's Alastair Cook is resilient against South Africa's bowlers to make 82 not out on a rain-shortened first day of the third Test.