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Kushner 'discussed secret line to Moscow' - US media reports

Sat, 27 May 2017 09:51:58 GMT

Donald Trump's son-in-law reportedly sought to use Russian facilities to reach Moscow officials.



Afghanistan war: At least 13 dead in Khost bombing

Sat, 27 May 2017 09:40:21 GMT

The violence is the latest in a surge of attacks across the country, mostly blamed on the Taliban.



Portland deaths: Two stabbed trying to stop anti-Muslim abuse

Sat, 27 May 2017 11:31:32 GMT

Two men are stabbed to death on a train in Portland as they try to stop a man abusing two women.



Palestinians in Israeli jails end 40-day hunger strike

Sat, 27 May 2017 06:11:34 GMT

Israel says the strike ended after an agreement to allow more family visits.



Egypt hits 'jihadist camps' after attack on Coptic Christians

Fri, 26 May 2017 21:13:23 GMT

The military strike, reportedly in Libya, follows a deadly attack on Coptic Christians.



Chris Cornell: Friends and family at Soundgarden singer's funeral

Sat, 27 May 2017 07:30:45 GMT

Friends and family attend the funeral of the Soundgarden singer at an LA cemetery.



Trump foreign tour: G7 leaders turn attention to Africa

Sat, 27 May 2017 09:52:33 GMT

Disagreements remain with US President Donald Trump on migration, trade and climate change.



Kashmir conflict: Top militant Sabzar Bhat killed, police say

Sat, 27 May 2017 11:07:39 GMT

His death triggered protests with police firing tear gas to break up stone-throwing crowds.



Zbigniew Brzezinski, Carter's national security adviser, dies at 89

Sat, 27 May 2017 05:23:37 GMT

The former national security adviser has passed away at the age of 89, his daughter announced.



Wisconsin sheriff accused of 'ordering staff to harass man'

Sat, 27 May 2017 00:49:13 GMT

Sheriff David Clarke allegedly ordered his staff to detain and question a passenger on his flight.



Libya turmoil: Rival armed groups clash in capital, Tripoli

Fri, 26 May 2017 21:28:04 GMT

Militia groups opposed to the UN-backed government launch attacks on loyalist forces in Tripoli.



Teacher disciplined over 'most likely to become a terrorist' award

Fri, 26 May 2017 18:20:24 GMT

A 13-year-old girl was handed the "most likely to become a terrorist" award by her teacher.



Clinton makes digs at Trump

Fri, 26 May 2017 23:02:17 GMT

She appeared to compare Donald Trump to Richard Nixon in a speech at Wellesley College.



Exams in Ramadan: What should I eat?

Sat, 27 May 2017 06:47:37 GMT

If you're fasting during the Muslim holy month, here's how you can stay sharp in the exam hall.



Can fish skin help treat burns?

Fri, 26 May 2017 04:08:01 GMT

Doctors in Brazil are experimenting with a new treatment for burns by using fish skin.



ICYMI: Did you miss any of these stories?

Sat, 27 May 2017 06:58:09 GMT

Here are three things that happened this week that you might not have seen.



How Balenciaga shaped modern fashion

Fri, 26 May 2017 23:46:21 GMT

It marks 100 years of his first fashion house in San Sebastian and 80 years of his Paris fashion house.



Inside the Philippines' 'baby factory'

Fri, 26 May 2017 13:26:31 GMT

In the Philippines, one in 10 teenagers aged 15-19 are already mothers. This hospital has one of the world's largest maternity wards.



Fighting deadly Siberian wildfires from the sky

Fri, 26 May 2017 10:01:21 GMT

Russia's Emergency Ministry releases footage showing the battle to extinguish deadly wildfires.



Germany's Wacken hard rock festival gets beer pipeline

Fri, 26 May 2017 17:09:50 GMT

The underground pipeline is seen as cost-effective and eco-friendly for a major festival.



Net neutrality: 'Dead people' signing FCC consultation

Fri, 26 May 2017 13:04:34 GMT

Campaigners say 'hundreds' have complained about their details being used to post fake comments.



Afghan star burns controversial dress

Thu, 25 May 2017 12:51:40 GMT

Singer burns skin-coloured outfit after criticism from religious figures.



Russian explorers find 'swamp' of Soviet money

Thu, 25 May 2017 09:39:32 GMT

Group finds a billion roubles in worthless banknotes at abandoned mine near Moscow.



French Polynesia yacht wreck leads to drug problem

Wed, 24 May 2017 10:24:00 GMT

Islanders on tiny Pacific atoll may have helped themselves to burning boat's illicit cargo.



Rehab for jihadists

Fri, 26 May 2017 21:28:13 GMT

Frank Gardner sees the work being done in Saudi Arabia to deradicalise former Guantanamo Bay inmates.



Going off-grid

Fri, 26 May 2017 21:38:06 GMT

The couple who have built a self-sufficient and totally recycled house.



The British (pitch) Invasion

Fri, 26 May 2017 21:47:31 GMT

The little-known tale of when the British inspired sports entrepreneurs to launch a football league in America.



'Fast Eddie'

Thu, 25 May 2017 23:46:40 GMT

Eddie Maher went on the run after driving off with £1.2m in a Securicor van. Remarkably, he kept it up for 19 years taking a wife and children from one US city to another.



Lamb and cheese

Fri, 26 May 2017 09:14:43 GMT

Scientists say something in their genes protects their hearts against disease.



'How can I trust her?'

Thu, 25 May 2017 21:43:09 GMT

A popular Chinese soap gets people talking about whether chastity is still a big deal for modern women.



Schapelle saga

Fri, 26 May 2017 00:02:42 GMT

Australians have been transfixed by Schapelle Corby's case for years - now she is heading home.



Shifting tongues

Fri, 26 May 2017 01:19:24 GMT

John Kerry joked about Americans learning Russian, but global politics do influence languages studied.



'Saint of soccer'

Fri, 26 May 2017 00:13:23 GMT

The 1957 tour that created the first global football superstar.



Paradise in the Med

Thu, 25 May 2017 21:54:43 GMT

Malta has tried to shake off claims it is the "Panama of the EU" - but the EU is worried about its tax system.



Africa's week in pictures: 19 - 25 May 2017

Fri, 26 May 2017 09:19:45 GMT

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



Not a calamity

Thu, 25 May 2017 20:31:34 GMT

Not a warm meeting, but not a dire one - while Mr Obama has fun nearby.