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Australia child abuse inquiry finds 'serious failings'

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 05:17:00 GMT

Society's major institutions "seriously failed" to protect children, a landmark inquiry finds.

Odebrecht scandal: Peru president Kuczynski resists pressure to quit

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 05:15:02 GMT

Pablo Kuczynski says he will publish his accounts, amid growing pressure over corruption allegations.

US woman used bitcoin to move cash to Islamic State, police say

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 04:16:26 GMT

She is accused of taking out fraudulent bank loans and buying bitcoin to funnel cash to IS.

Russia a 'risk' to undersea cables, defence chief warns

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 01:52:27 GMT

Chief of the defence staff Sir Stuart Peach warns disruption to undersea cables could be "catastrophic".

EU leaders to move Brexit to next stage

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 04:39:58 GMT

Theresa May was applauded by European counterparts at a dinner on Thursday, ahead of the EU decision.

France Millas train crash: Children killed as bus cut in two

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 23:01:32 GMT

At least four children died and another 20 people were hurt in the collision in southern France.

Japan expands unilateral sanctions against North Korea

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 04:55:04 GMT

Nearly 20 entities have been targeted as Japan widens its blacklist of companies trading with Pyongyang.

California firefighter dies as Thomas blaze rages

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:45:59 GMT

About 7,000 firefighters are trying to tackling the Thomas fire, the fourth biggest in state history.

Walt Disney buys Murdoch's Fox for $52bn

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:55:01 GMT

The deal ends Rupert Murdoch's more than half century of media empire building.

Venezuela first lady's nephews jailed for drugs

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 01:08:43 GMT

The two men were found guilty of conspiring to smuggle cocaine into the United States.

Niki Austrian airline failure strands many passengers

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 20:38:04 GMT

About 5,000 passengers are stuck abroad after the Austrian airline opens insolvency proceedings.

Roy Moore refuses to concede after Alabama election defeat

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:32:40 GMT

Defeated Republican Roy Moore refuses to concede Alabama race and warns a cultural battle 'rages on'.

'Flat-chested' K-pop star responds to 'cruel' body comments

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:55:56 GMT

Online critics said she didn't look right for K-pop, but Amber Liu from girl group f(x) is fighting back.

Disney-Fox: Five things it could mean

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:28:20 GMT

The BBC's Andrew Neil has five things the $52.4bn (£39bn) tie-up could mean.

'They sold me three times'

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:15:44 GMT

Accounts of slavery, torture and killings emerge from Nigerian migrants flown back from Libya.

Geminid meteor shower dazzles over northern hemisphere

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:39:30 GMT

If you missed the annual Geminid meteor shower, cameras captured the celestial display over China.

Pitch Perfect 3 gets pre-Christmas UK release

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:35:07 GMT

The all-female franchise is singing its way back into cinemas for a third time.

Gujarat's women bikers on a mission

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:28:23 GMT

Why are girls dropping out of school in the Indian prime minister's home state? The BBC and four women bikers hit the election trail to find out.

Dalai Lama launches free iPhone app

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 22:13:10 GMT

The official app will let followers stay up to date with his travels and read his teachings.

Airbus A380 draws giant Christmas tree over Germany

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:21:35 GMT

An Airbus pilot has festive fun flying in the shape of a Christmas tree on a test flight over Germany.

Ukraine to broadcast to Crimean Tatars

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:30:12 GMT

Ukraine to broadcast news to Crimean Tatars under Russian annexation.

Gambia denies hosting Russian imperial revival bid

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:41:30 GMT

Gambia denies reports that it will grant land for a Russian 'Romanov Empire' project.

Japan enforces new road rules for 'Mario Kart' drivers

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 11:30:14 GMT

New traffic laws to cope with fancy dress go-kart tours in Tokyo.

Shroud of doubt

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:03:02 GMT

A journalist looks for the truth of his father's role in one of the largest clandestine missions in US history.

Class of 77

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 23:15:59 GMT

China's 1977 college entrance exams brought in a generation that would change the country forever.

'Bribing the desperate'

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:11:43 GMT

Berlin is offering asylum seekers thousands of euros to retrace their steps - but is it ethical?

Africa's week in pictures

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:33:54 GMT

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

Lock out

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:12:27 GMT

The internet of things poses new threats to our security, so how should we be fighting back?

Racism row

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:46:23 GMT

A Dutch-Moroccan couple were shocked when told a property was only for rent "to people of Dutch descent".

Love in North Korea

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:13:55 GMT

In 1980, North Korea forced a US soldier and a kidnapped Japanese girl to marry. This is their story.

'The blood is speaking'

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:08:15 GMT

The BBC's Africa editor Fergal Keane travels to a land littered with tears and mass graves.