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Iraqi Kurds must give up on independence or go hungry - Erdogan

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 17:10:33 GMT

Turkey's leader says it is considering sanctions after Monday's independence referendum.

Clinton: White House private emails 'height of hypocrisy'

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 13:53:18 GMT

Revelations that the Trump administration used private email is the "height of hypocrisy", she says.

Uganda parliament brawls during debate

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 17:09:51 GMT

MPs scuffled and threw chairs over a motion that could let President Museveni run again in 2021.

The secretive state of North Korea – in charts

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 10:28:34 GMT

What can statistics tell us about life in Kim Jong-un's secretive country?

Jeremy Corbyn: It's right to plan for run on pound

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 15:57:16 GMT

The Labour leader says it's right to be carrying out "war games" planning for government.

US Marines get first female infantry officer

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 12:24:18 GMT

A US marine has become the first woman to the complete the Corps' gruelling infantry officer training.

Star Trek: Discovery series launch pleases fans

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 14:34:48 GMT

The newest Star Trek series has launched - the first with a woman of colour playing the lead.

Vegetative-state patient responds to therapy

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 08:52:53 GMT

Surgeons fit a nerve stimulator into the man's chest to reverse 15 years of unresponsive wakefulness.

Brexit: Donald Tusk says not enough progress in talks

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 13:50:25 GMT

Donald Tusk says he is pleased the UK's aim of "having cake and eating it" in Brexit talks is over.

France's Macron seeks joint defence force under EU reforms

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 17:38:41 GMT

The French president wants countries to co-operate more on security as part of a reformed EU.

'Cannibal couple' in Russia admitted killing 30 - reports

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 11:49:31 GMT

The couple were arrested after a phone was found with images of a man posing with human remains.

We've had no help - epilepsy drug victims

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 15:53:24 GMT

Families say they have been left to fight for care and help for disabled children harmed by sodium valproate.

Italy mafia: Many detained accused of links with 'Ndrangheta

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 16:36:39 GMT

A mayor is among 24 people detained accused of links with the 'Ndrangheta mafia.

Diamond-Lesedi La Rona sold for $53m to London Jeweller

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 14:13:25 GMT

The 1,111-carat stone is the largest gem-quality rough diamond found in more than a century.

Why is Africa building a Great Green Wall?

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 23:47:48 GMT

Eleven countries are planting a wall of trees from east to west across Africa in order to push back the desert - and in Senegal it's already working.

Dyson to make electric cars from 2020

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 17:32:35 GMT

The firm known for vacuum cleaners and fans will challenge the industry with a battery-powered car.

Rapper B.o.B. raising funds to check if Earth is flat

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 11:39:26 GMT

US rapper B.o.B. is crowd funding the launch of a satellite to see if the planet is disc-shaped.

Samantha Barks to be Broadway's Pretty Woman

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 09:55:46 GMT

The Manx actress will play the Julia Roberts role in a musical version of the hit 1990 film.

'Husband-proof' shopping list goes viral

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 16:00:44 GMT

Indian woman's illustrated shopping list to her husband inspires laughter on social media.

Trump NFL row: What does #TakeAKnee mean?

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:43:50 GMT

More and more public figures in the US are taking a knee at big events. But why now?

Canada groom saves child from drowning in river

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 05:42:10 GMT

The bride and groom were having their photo taken when they saw a young boy struggling to swim in a river.

The first round of National Geographic competition

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 23:52:07 GMT

The 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year contest has opened and is already attracting stunning entries before it closes on 17 November.

Twitter refuses to pull 'newsworthy' Trump tweet

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 10:49:03 GMT

Twitter has responded to criticism about why a tweet from President Trump does not break its rules.

Satellites the size of a shoebox

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 15:55:20 GMT

US firm Planet Labs makes satellites you could hold in your hands, and has more in orbit than anyone else.

German election: Why so many voters in the east chose AfD

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 12:53:04 GMT

The BBC's Jenny Hill talks to those who voted for the right-wing nationalist party.

Does Trump care about hurricane-hit Puerto Rico?

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 15:27:15 GMT

Social media users have been accusing the US president of not caring about the island's residents.

Why Nigeria wants to remove police roadblocks

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 16:54:18 GMT

Nigeria's police chief Ibrahim Idris has ordered the immediate removal of all police roadblocks.

Shania Twain: 'I had to get my top hat back from a museum'

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 23:54:12 GMT

The country star talks about her new album, her vocal recovery and a certain piece of iconic headgear.

Dominica grieving: Life after Hurricane Maria

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 22:31:21 GMT

In the fishing village of Scott's Head, the BBC meets locals who lost everything to Hurricane Maria.

Why has US expanded travel ban to Chad and removed Sudan?

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 13:38:21 GMT

Chad helps fight Boko Haram militants, while Sudan is on the US list of state sponsors of terrorism.

Depersonalisation disorder: 'I was unable to feel love'

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 00:10:39 GMT

For people living with depersonalisation disorder, the world appears unreal and can be void of emotion.

India court blames 'promiscuous' rape survivor

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 04:08:25 GMT

The Indian woman was criticised for drinking, smoking, taking drugs and having condoms in her room.

Do referendums bring about change?

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 00:30:32 GMT

With independence polls in Iraqi Kurdistan and Catalonia, what can we learn from past referendums?

Ben Stokes: England cricketer arrested after Bristol nightclub incident

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 16:27:55 GMT

England cricketer Ben Stokes was arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm after a nightclub incident in Bristol early on Monday.

Jason Kenny: Six-time Olympic champion returns after secret retirement

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 15:37:28 GMT

Britain's joint most-successful Olympian Jason Kenny reveals he secretly retired after Rio 2016 but has now reversed his decision.

The Ashes: England to select squad for winter tour of Australia

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 17:29:31 GMT

England will select their squad for this winter's Ashes series in Australia on Wednesday, with the main decisions focused on their batting.

England should dominate rugby world - RFU boss Steve Brown

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 17:56:20 GMT

There is "no excuse" for England not to be the most dominant rugby nation in the world, says new boss of the RFU Steve Brown.

Benjamin Mendy: Manchester City full-back to visit knee specialist in Barcelona

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 12:13:47 GMT

Manchester City full-back Benjamin Mendy will visit a knee specialist in Barcelona after suffering an injury against Crystal Palace.