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Syria rebels 'in push to break Aleppo siege'

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 11:29:23 GMT

Rebels in Syria announce an offensive aimed at breaking the government's siege of eastern Aleppo.

Oregon stand-off: Wildlife refuge occupiers in shock acquittal

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 09:12:26 GMT

Leaders of a militia who took over a wildlife refuge in Oregon are cleared, in a surprise verdict.

Philippines Duterte: God told me to stop swearing

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 04:53:55 GMT

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says he will clean up his language after God gave him an ultimatum.

Nato chief says alliance 'does not want new Cold War'

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 03:59:52 GMT

Nato is not seeking confrontation with Russia despite deploying 4,000 troops to eastern Europe, the alliance's chief tells the BBC.

US election 2016: Trump running mate Mike Pence's plane skids off runway

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 11:15:31 GMT

Republican vice-presidential candidate Mike Pence's plane skids off a runway on landing in New York.

Brisbane bus driver dies after being set on fire by passenger

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 05:45:02 GMT

A bus driver has died in Brisbane, Australia, after a passenger threw an "item" which set him on fire, say police.

Celebgate hack: Collins sentenced over nude photos theft

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 08:42:56 GMT

A Pennsylvania man is sentenced to 18 months in jail for hacking celebrity accounts.

Riot police move in on N Dakota pipeline protesters

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 06:25:14 GMT

Riot police arrest almost 120 protesters blocking the path of the Dakota Access pipeline.

Rio 2016: Wada publishes report highlighting 'serious failings' at Olympic Games

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 09:06:40 GMT

A Wada report on the anti-doping methods employed at Rio 2016 highlights "serious failings" at this summer's Olympic Games.

Colombia ELN hostage release 'under way'

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 07:12:04 GMT

Colombia's ELN rebels begin the process of freeing a hostage, a condition for talks, officials say.

Calais 'Jungle' stragglers and minors spend another night at camp

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 09:16:28 GMT

About 70 migrants remaining at the Calais 'Jungle' camp are allowed to sleep at the site, as work continues to dismantle it.

Hong Kong parking space sold for £510,000

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 09:33:25 GMT

A parking space in a prestigious residential area of Hong Kong sells for a record-breaking HK$4.8m ($0.62m; £0.51m).

Is two-child policy changing China?

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:21:22 GMT

One year on from the relaxation of China's one child policy, what impact has it had?

Mosul: IS goes on propaganda offensive

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 08:46:16 GMT

Mosul battle: IS goes on propaganda offensive

Living in the ruins of the Calais 'Jungle'

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 23:55:30 GMT

The BBC finds young people still living among the fires in the Calais migrant camp known as the 'Jungle'.

Michelle Obama campaigns with Clinton in North Carolina

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 10:03:40 GMT

US first lady Michelle Obama has appeared for the first time during the presidential election race with Hillary Clinton.

Syrian family granted asylum in UK stuck in Lebanon

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 03:23:19 GMT

A Syrian family accepted for asylum in the UK have their relocation plans cancelled twice.

'I killed my rapist when he came back for my sister'

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 09:32:46 GMT

A young Tunisian woman was photographed naked by a friend of her father's. He then used the images to silence her - until one day she snapped and took a bloody revenge. This story is part of the BBC's Shame series, which examines a disturbing new phenomenon - the use of private or sexually explicit images to blackmail and shame young people, mainly girls and women, in some of the world's most conservative societies. Explore all the stories and join the conversation at

Brexit: The Poles heading for the exit after referendum

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 23:11:42 GMT

Some Polish people say they no longer feel welcome in Britain after Brexit and may leave.

Brazil boy regains smile after losing all his teeth

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 10:26:31 GMT

Boy who lost all his teeth at the age of three regains smile and story goes viral in Brazil.

Japan etiquette video discourages applying make-up on trains

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 06:16:02 GMT

A Japanese rail company causes anger by telling commuters that doing make-up on the train is "ugly to see".

Chechnya 'morality police' to stop wedding misbehaviour

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 11:07:39 GMT

Monitors will attend Chechen weddings in order to enforce traditions.

Software tracks down online 'Polish death camp' slurs

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:42:48 GMT

Civic group tracks online phrases implying Poland ran Nazi death camps.

Flying squirrel numbers soar in Helsinki

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 11:52:37 GMT

The furry rodents are thriving in the city's forests, researchers say.

'We need progress'

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:08:44 GMT

Russia's high-speed trains have revolutionised rail travel - but life by the tracks has much less glamour, Seva Boiko reports.

Propaganda offensive

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 08:31:05 GMT

So-called Islamic State (IS) has gone on a propaganda offensive as its enemies close in on its Iraqi stronghold, Mosul.

Show me the money

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 08:34:43 GMT

Ukraine's anti-corruption drive reveals that some top politicians, including the prime minister, have huge wealth, Tom Burridge reports.

Blinded at 14

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:39:31 GMT

Photographer Abid Bhat documents the story of 14-year-old Insha Mushtaq, who lost vision in both her eyes after being hit by pellets in Indian-administered Kashmir.

Forbidden babies

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:23:34 GMT

John Sudworth investigates the role of the state in China's family policy a year on from the end of the one-child rule.

In pictures

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:45:41 GMT

Rare 19th century photographs of Shanghai by English photographer William Saunders go on show in London in first public exhibition devoted to his work.

Lost riches

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 23:07:39 GMT

Can Brazil's "oil capital", Macae, bounce back after the Petrobras scandal?

Murder hot spot no longer

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:11:47 GMT

The BBC's Katy Watson reports on how investing in CCTV and deploying the army may have helped reduce the crime rate in Honduras, once the murder hot spot of the world.