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US urges calm as Kirkuk crisis escalates

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 03:50:53 GMT

The call comes as Iraqi forces take over the city after a controversial Kurdish independence vote.

Catalonia: Spain detains two separatists

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 06:19:06 GMT

A Spanish judge orders the detention of two Catalan pro-independence leaders accused of sedition.

Malta blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia dies in car bomb attack

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 22:23:25 GMT

Government critic Daphne Caruana Galizia dies in an attack the PM calls "barbaric".

Syria war: US-backed forces 'control' Raqqa

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:39:49 GMT

The Syrian Democratic Forces says only a few dozen Islamic State militants remain in the city.

Einstein’s waves detected in star smash

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:20:31 GMT

Scientists detect the warping of space generated by the collision of two neutron stars.

US Army sergeant Bowe Bergdahl admits desertion

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:57:23 GMT

The 31-year-old US Army sergeant tells the court his conduct was "very inexcusable".

Portugal and Spain wildfires: Dozens dead and injured

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:35:46 GMT

At least 31 people are dead in Portugal and three in Spain as dozens of wildfires spread.

Somalia attack: 165 unidentified bodies buried

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:37:13 GMT

Saturday's truck bombing in the capital is the deadliest attack in Somalia's 10-year insurgency.

Ahmad Khan Rahimi found guilty of New York bombing

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:44:24 GMT

Rahimi, 29, was described by prosecutors as a "soldier in a holy war against Americans".

Bombardier to partner Airbus on C-Series jets

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 05:43:34 GMT

The European aerospace firm is to take a majority stake in Bombardier's C-Series jet project.

Venezuela elections neither 'free nor fair', says US

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 22:49:30 GMT

The state department in Washington says "the voice of the Venezuelan people was not heard".

Spain and Portugal tackle wildfires

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:44:06 GMT

The approach of Hurricane Ophelia has brought strong winds that have fanned the flames.

Storm Ophelia batters Ireland

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:54:54 GMT

High winds have caused damage across Ireland.

The US protests that you've forgotten

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 22:52:16 GMT

Since September, hundreds of people have descended on the streets of St Louis in protest. This is why.

Aerial footage as Rohingya flee Myanmar

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:07:50 GMT

Drone footage supplied by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees shows thousands of Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar on Monday.

Trump denigrates Obama over false fallen soldier claim

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 21:24:25 GMT

The president falsely claimed his predecessor had not called the families of fallen US soldiers.

Drones used to spot sharks in Australia

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:11:17 GMT

Drones become the latest weapon to protect swimmers and surfers from shark attacks.

Take off for St Helena flight service

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:33:45 GMT

Tourists can now fly to the rocky island where Napoleon died, Darwin studied and Captain Cook docked.

New Zealand faces 'chipocalypse' as farmers warn of crisps shortage

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 10:26:49 GMT

Potato varieties used to make crisps could be in short supply after a wet season hit farmers hard.

James Corden apologises for Weinstein joke

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 08:58:52 GMT

The Late Late Show host says sorry after facing a backlash for a series of gags about the Hollywood producer.

New Zealand town funds its own petrol station

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:18:44 GMT

Residents fed up with a two-hour drive to buy fuel decide to take matters into their own hands.

Japanese zoo mourns anime-loving celebrity penguin

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 12:28:53 GMT

Grape the penguin became an online star after he "fell in love" with a cardboard cut-out in his enclosure.

Icelandic Pirate Party MP forced to wear eyepatch

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 09:31:21 GMT

Member of parliament and country's president both injured in bizarre household accidents.

Age of the Wunderkind

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:14:34 GMT

Austria's Sebastian Kurz is just 31 - but he is not the first "Wunderkind" in modern politics.

Lessons from Catalonia

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:16:47 GMT

The crisis in Spain's Catalonia region is being closely watched in Nigeria and Cameroon, where secessionist movements have been stepping up campaigns for independence.

Beaten and humiliated

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:42:33 GMT

Maxim Lapunov says he spent 12 days in a blood-soaked cell, beaten, threatened and humiliated.

'Sadly typical'

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:27:13 GMT

The BBC's Rajini Vaidyanathan shares her personal story of sexual harassment during her working life.

Sweet success

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:30:42 GMT

What's the best way to sell online? And how do you make sure your website really works?