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France elections: Le Pen steps aside as National Front leader

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 02:42:15 GMT

Marine Le Pen says she will be above "partisan considerations" as she seeks the French presidency.

US submarine arrives in South Korea as tensions rise

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 02:59:53 GMT

It comes amid worries of a North Korean missile test as Pyongyang marks its army's anniversary.

Arkansas executes murderers Jack Jones and Marcel Williams

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 04:39:20 GMT

The men are put to death in the first double execution on the same day for 17 years in the US.

Huge robbery sparks gun battles in Paraguay and Brazil

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 01:46:44 GMT

Brazilian police clash with a gang blamed for "the robbery of the century" in neighbouring Paraguay.

US imposes 'sweeping' Syria sanctions over 'chemical' attack

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 19:33:05 GMT

Washington says its "sweeping" sanctions target 271 employees of Syria's state scientific agency.

Elton John suffered 'deadly bacterial infection' on tour

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:14:37 GMT

He is recovering after falling violently ill on tour and spending two nights in intensive care.

US-Israeli man, 18, in court over threats against Jewish centres

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 20:54:09 GMT

Prosecutors say Michael Kadar made hoax calls to airlines, hospitals and Jewish schools worldwide.

Ontario to try giving poor a basic income

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 20:20:36 GMT

The move to pay C$16,989 ($12,600) to individuals in a pilot scheme echoes a trial study in Finland.

Venezuela protest death toll rises in renewed violence

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 02:10:03 GMT

Two more people are killed as a wave of anti-government protests shows no sign of easing.

US embassy 'promotes Trump's Florida resort'

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:53:08 GMT

Democrats say a post on the US embassy website in London promotes the president's Mar-a-Lago resort.

Arrests over shooting of Kuki Gallmann at Kenya conservation park

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:56:03 GMT

Multiple suspects and a gun are in police hands after author Kuki Gallmann was ambushed and shot.

Serena Williams calls Ilie Nastase comments 'racist' and backs investigation

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 21:04:30 GMT

Serena Williams says Ilie Nastase's comments about her unborn child are "racist" and backs an International Tennis Federation investigation.

Syria refugee children 'bitten by rats' in camps

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:47:50 GMT

Syrians living in camps in Lebanon say waste is not being collected and is attracting vermin.

Trump calls record-breaking astronaut Peggy Whitson

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:13:57 GMT

'Better you than me,' jokes US president as astronaut Peggy Whitson reveals drinking recycled urine.

The land that used to belong to so-called Islamic State

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:23:10 GMT

BBC gets rare access to north western Syria where so-called IS have been defeated.

Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg on grief: ‘It does get better’

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:38:12 GMT

Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg speaks movingly about her grief after the death of her husband.

Obama at Chicago youth event: 'I'm old'

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:40:51 GMT

A relaxed-looking Barack Obama soon felt his age at his first public event since leaving the White House.

French election: Voters take yellow chair challenge

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:44:09 GMT

Sit down and tell us where you stand on the election.

US girl, 4, survives fall from bus

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:39:00 GMT

She escaped with a broken jaw after the incident in Arkansas.

Munch inspired by 'screaming clouds'

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:37:14 GMT

A new theory may explain the background to one of the most famous works of art ever produced.

Astronaut Peggy Whitson breaks US record

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:00:49 GMT

Space station commander Peggy Whitson has now spent more time than any other US astronaut in space.

Man lived above Japanese toilet for three years

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:17:56 GMT

Unemployed Japanese man arrested for trespassing after his loft accommodation is discovered.

Political party helps Georgians dodge the draft

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 11:14:53 GMT

Group sets up a religious order to exploit a loophole in the law.

New Zealand earthquake gives unexpected benefit

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:31:46 GMT

Raised coastline could end the threat of sea erosion for the time being.

On the chin

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:13:19 GMT

Mihai Nistor was the last fighter to knock out Anthony Joshua - but while Joshua earns millions, Nistor remains an amateur on a modest income. Why?

Here we go again

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:58:37 GMT

The US is days away from a potential government shutdown. It's happened before. What is going on?

Quake overturns tradition

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 21:27:46 GMT

Women are breaking with tradition and helping rebuild Nepal after the earthquake two years ago.

'You're hired Happy'

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:03:35 GMT

A profile of John Timpson, the boss of family-owned shoe repair firm Timpson, which has a very unusual recruitment policy.