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McCain torpedoes Republican Obamacare repeal plan again

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 20:07:16 GMT

The senator says he "cannot in good conscience" approve the plan, which is backed by President Trump.



Puerto Rico dam failure "imminent" after Hurricane Maria

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:04:03 GMT

More than 70,000 people who live near the dam are warned they face "a life-threatening situation".



Miss Turkey stripped of her crown over coup tweet

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 20:38:47 GMT

The beauty pageant's organisers say they discovered the "unacceptable" tweet after the ceremony.



Russia: Trump and Kim are like 'children in a kindergarten'

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:38:31 GMT

Russia's foreign minister says Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un are acting like fighting schoolchildren.



Brazil's army sent to quell Rio favela violence

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:47:09 GMT

Soldiers are sent to help Rio police after heavily-armed drug gangs fought over its biggest favela.



Indonesia: Bali volcano highest alert issued

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 19:23:25 GMT

About 10,000 people are evacuated amid fears an eruption on the Indonesian island could be imminent.



Alarm as 'super malaria' spreads in South East Asia

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:25:10 GMT

The usual treatments are failing 60% of the time in some regions of Cambodia, scientists say.



Canada targets senior Venezuelan officials with sanctions

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:27:25 GMT

Canada says it "will not stand by silently" as it targets 40 senior Venezuelan officials.



Syrian activist and journalist daughter 'murdered' in Istanbul

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:00:53 GMT

The two women were friends of US aid worker Kayla Mueller, who died in IS captivity in Syria.



New Zealand votes in tight general election

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:01:17 GMT

Despite a recent surge by Labour, incumbent Bill English has a slight lead in opinion polls.



'World's busiest crossing' to shut for days

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:49:26 GMT

The San Ysidro border crossing is closing for the weekend to enable construction work to go ahead.



Africa's biggest modern art gallery opens in Cape Town

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:20:44 GMT

Entry to the Zeitz Mocaa in Cape Town is free at certain times for anyone with an African passport.



Rohingya refugees: Baby born while fleeing Myanmar

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 02:13:22 GMT

The Rohingya children from Myanmar born as refugees.



Syria war 'ignored by United Nations'

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:29:15 GMT

A cinematographer for an Oscar-winning film about Syria says the topic was overlooked at the UN.



Philippines protesters burn Duterte effigy

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 01:10:31 GMT

Thousands of protesters demand an end to the war on drugs, and martial law on the island of Mindanao.



Mexico quake: Rescuers dig through rubble

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 02:17:38 GMT

Rescuers are frantically removing rubble - by machinery and by hand - in a race to reach survivors.



German election: How young voters are shaking up the election

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 22:35:53 GMT

"Ignored" by parties, here's how young German voters are mobilising ahead of the federal election.



Kexit? Iraqi Kurdistan referendum explained

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 02:19:14 GMT

It's highly controversial, but these Kurds are adamant they will vote for their own state on Monday.



Deadly fire engulfs Russian hotel

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 01:15:46 GMT

Two people died when the three star Torn House hotel in Rostov-on-Don caught fire.



Saudi textbook features image of Yoda with King Faisal

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:28:04 GMT

A picture of the Star Wars character sitting beside the late King Faisal is mistakenly included.



Kalashnikov statue changed because of German weapon

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 20:47:55 GMT

Part of a statue to Russia's creator of the AK-47 rifle is cut out because it had the wrong weapon.



Saipan campaigns for controversial Earhart statue

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:46:52 GMT

Doubts surround a Pacific island campaign for a statue of pilot Amelia Earhart.



Boeing 747s offered for public auction in China

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:50:39 GMT

Cargo jets are being put up for online auction in China after failing to find buyers.



Ukraine women's football clip prompts online sexism row

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:04:44 GMT

A Ukrainian TV promotion for a women's football game scores an own goal with many on social media.



Blocked off

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:07:19 GMT

A number of Rohingya activists have had their social media accounts curtailed during the recent conflict in Myanmar.



Political football

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:18:33 GMT

The Catalan referendum places some uncertainty over the future of Spain's prestigious football club.



Train spotting

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:35:26 GMT

Shanu Babar loves train journeys so much that he began documenting his. Soon, others joined him.



Speed teens

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:00:31 GMT

Bosnia's young lugers are helping to restore an old Winter Olympic run in the mountains above Sarajevo.



Fear for the future

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:28:41 GMT

Despite the gradual defeat of IS, Iraq's minorities fear for their future, says Yolande Knell.



Farglish no more

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:42:31 GMT

The new Apple's iOS has Persian keyboard. BBC Persian's Sam Farzaneh discusses why it is an important feature.



Deep impact

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:12:12 GMT

How widespread is CTE, the disease found in dead former NFL player Aaron Hernandez?



The long wait

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:57:01 GMT

The BBC's Rajini Vaidyanathan talks to families searching for loved ones as rescue efforts continue.



In pictures

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:51:51 GMT

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



Respect your elders

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:17:30 GMT

Professor wins praise on social media for bringing his mother, who has Alzheimer's, to his lectures.