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Hong Kong election: Beijing-backed Lam vows to heal divide

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 07:55:02 GMT

Carrie Lam won with the backing of the Chinese government but is opposed by pro-democracy groups.

Militia fighters decapitate 40 police officers in DR Congo

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 23:04:37 GMT

About 40 were killed when a police convoy was ambushed in the central province of Kasai.,

Uber suspends self-driving cars after Arizona crash

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 07:01:36 GMT

Images show Uber vehicle on its side after apparent high-impact crash with ordinary driver.

British-Iranian aid worker acquitted of death of Indian boy

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 08:07:41 GMT

Narges Kalbasi Ashtari was convicted in 2014 after five-year-old boy was swept away by current.

Battle for Mosul: US investigating deadly air strike

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 20:55:30 GMT

Coalition says it hit area where many were reportedly killed as fears over civilian casualties grow.

Donald Trump: Tax reform next after healthcare failure

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 16:13:07 GMT

Having failed to scrap Obamacare, Donald Trump says he will focus on tax reform and "big tax cuts".

Belarus protests: Hundreds arrested after defying ban

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 20:41:50 GMT

Demonstrators opposed to a tax on the under-employed take to the streets despite a ban.

EU summit: Leaders stress unity on Rome anniversary

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 18:43:38 GMT

Celebrations mark 60 years since the EU's founding treaty, but the UK stays away as Brexit looms.

Italy sex case dropped because woman 'did not scream'

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 11:48:14 GMT

Italy's justice minister is investigating the Turin judge's decision, which has caused outrage.

Brazil teacher changes hairstyle to support bullied girl

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 14:51:28 GMT

"A boy had told my pupil her hair was ugly, and she was sad. I told her she was wonderful."

Sylhet blasts kill four amid Bangladesh militant raid

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 00:52:42 GMT

Bangladesh has seen an escalation of suspected jihadist violence in recent weeks.

Brazil meat scandal: China and others lift ban

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 23:55:47 GMT

Chile and Egypt have also lifted bans imposed over claims that unsafe produce was sold for years.

Hong Kong escalator malfunction injures dozens

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 09:05:50 GMT

Dozens of people are injured when an escalator at a Hong Kong shopping centre malfunctions.

Thousands flee Mosul over fear of air strikes

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:16:03 GMT

Eyewitnesses say that many Iraqi civilians have been caught up and killed in the US led air strikes against so-called Islamic State in the battle for Mosul.

Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds: Fans farewell at memorial service

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 04:12:09 GMT

Fans gather to honour Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher at a public memorial service in Los Angeles.

Trump's healthcare defeat: Nancy Pelosi jumps for joy

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 04:07:39 GMT

Mobile phone footage shows Nancy Pelosi jumping for joy at President Trump's Obamacare setback.

Earth Hour: Lights switched off around the globe

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 02:36:36 GMT

Lights have been going out around the globe for Earth Hour to draw attention to climate change.

What happens when music meets art?

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 00:12:19 GMT

Collage artist Hayato Takano creates portraits of famous musicians using only sheet music.

Changing to BST: Will the clock change affect your kids?

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 11:09:25 GMT

Research is under way to determine how clock changes affect children's sleep patterns.

New Zealand minister challenged to fight over dirty water

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:48:39 GMT

Environment minister challenged by a conservationist angry at new water quality policy.

Swedish hotel chain offers 'divorce refunds'

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:11:50 GMT

Couples who divorce after staying at the hotel chain will be reimbursed for their stay.

Concern over tourists taking crystals from Iceland mine

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:11:56 GMT

Officials warn a historic site may have to close because visitors keep removing its crystals.

Different country

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 00:23:18 GMT

Two years on from the start of the Saudi-led offensive, the BBC's Mai Noman returns to her home country.

Coming home

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 00:43:13 GMT

Isabelina was just five when she was taken from her family - she didn't see them for another 30 years.

Lights out

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 01:30:49 GMT

Major global landmarks go dark to draw attention to climate change.

Off the handle

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 00:33:23 GMT

Spare a thought for those who are given troublesome names. In Zambia, Chris Haslam came across some very surprising choices.

After the killing

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 00:54:37 GMT

A look at how the parents of mass killers cope after the incidents.

'Not stopping here'

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 02:09:07 GMT

After a magistrate tells a transgender woman to "dress like a man", activists fight the law behind it.