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Bush presidents wade into Trump furore over Charlottesville

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:46:21 GMT

The former presidents urge the US to "reject racial bigotry, anti-Semitism and hatred in all forms".

Charlottesville: Heather Heyer's mother pays tribute at vigil

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:48:14 GMT

Heather Heyer's mother pays tribute to her daughter at a vigil in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Grace Mugabe asks for diplomatic immunity in S Africa case

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:04:25 GMT

South African police say they still want her in court to answer allegations of assault on a model.

Awamiya: Inside the devastated Saudi Shia town

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:17:41 GMT

Awamiya has been devastated by fighting between government forces and Shia militants.

Trump disbands business councils after bosses resign

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:30:57 GMT

The president's move comes after two more bosses quit over his handling of the Charlottesville clashes.

Italy teenager's harassment account goes viral

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:41:21 GMT

A teenager describes her "deep anger" at being sexually harassed and her story goes viral in Italy.

Lebanon rape law: Parliament abolishes marriage loophole

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:33:13 GMT

MPs repeal a provision that had allowed a rapist to be exonerated if he married his victim.

Sierra Leone mudslide: At least 600 still missing in Freetown

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:08:24 GMT

Nearly 400 are dead and 600 are still unaccounted for as rescue efforts continue in Freetown.

Kenya election: Raila Odinga to challenge result in court

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:15:35 GMT

The opposition leader had previously refused to take legal action over the result.

Maasai displaced after huts burned in Tanzania

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:33:09 GMT

More than 100 Maasai huts are reportedly burned by game reserve authorities amid an ongoing dispute.

UK Brexit position paper opposes Irish border posts

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:33:57 GMT

The government does not envisage border posts or CCTV cameras along the 300-mile Irish land frontier.

Floods in India, Nepal, and Bangladesh leave 250 dead

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:16:04 GMT

Millions of people have been affected by floods caused by heavy monsoon rains in the region.

Libyans 'threatened' Med migrant aid boat Golfo Azzurro

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:57:26 GMT

One of the last rescue groups working off Libya considers whether to carry on over security risks.

Chimps can play rock-paper-scissors

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:42:59 GMT

Japanese researchers have taught chimps the rules of rock-paper-scissors.

How has Trump responded to other hate crimes?

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 03:38:53 GMT

The president has yet to respond to a recent mosque bombing in Minnesota

Gender specific toys: do you stereotype children?

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:48:07 GMT

Adults who believe they don’t stereotype boys and girls are put to the test.

Baltimore removes Confederate statues 'quickly and quietly'

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:39:41 GMT

Protesters defaced the bases of four monuments after Baltimore acted 'quickly and quietly' overnight.

Idi Amin’s orders banished my family from Uganda

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:06:03 GMT

In August 1972, Ugandan dictator Idi Amin announced his plans to expel the country's Asian population

Refugee chefs changing the way America eats

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 22:11:30 GMT

A new start-up company allows refugees to sell their homeland recipes directly to US foodies.

US cop apologises to shooting victim

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:02:48 GMT

A former South Carolina state trooper apologises to the man he shot four times.

Chloe Couture: Disabled girl and dad form triathlon team

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:54:18 GMT

Stephan Couture takes Chloe swimming, cycling and running and the pair compete in sporting events.

Belgians eat giant omelette in Malmedy despite egg scare

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 17:52:58 GMT

The Belgian town of Malmedy feasted on a giant omelette, defying a European egg contamination scare.

How the internet united against neo-Nazi Daily Stormer

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:27:39 GMT

A website featuring white supremacist content has become the focus of online debate after Charlottesville.

Pen Hadow sets sail for North Pole as Arctic ice melts

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 15:28:56 GMT

Can 10 men and a dog, led by British explorer Pen Hadow, become the first to sail to the North Pole?

No tip for US waitress with LGBT tattoo

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:36:41 GMT

Waiting staff in the US rely on tips, but a server in Illinois received nothing because she 'doesn't love Jesus'

Daniel Craig is back as Bond: How did fans react?

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:31:06 GMT

A lot of people are excited about the actor's return for his fifth and final Bond film.

Charlottesville: What made Trump remarks so offensive?

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:29:45 GMT

Trump says both sides are to blame for Charlottesville violence - what's so offensive?

I am 70: The woman as old as independent India

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:17:53 GMT

Meena Vohra, the ceramic artist born a week before partition in riot-torn Rawalpindi.

Pound dog: Elvis still earning a fortune 40 years after his death

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:00:07 GMT

Why passing away has done little to deaden the commercial appeal of musical legends like Elvis and their entrepreneurial super fans.

How did 100 children die in this India hospital?

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:57:30 GMT

Parents say their children suffered because oxygen supplies were cut, a charge the hospital denies.

Freetown: A disaster waiting to happen?

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 06:20:47 GMT

How geography, climate change and politics contributed to Sierra Leone's latest disaster.

Awamiya: Inside Saudi Shia town devastated by demolitions and fighting

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:12:19 GMT

Sally Nabil visited to Awamiya in Saudi Arabia, which has been devastated by demolitions and fighting.

Taylor Swift sexual assault case: Why is it significant?

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 12:31:12 GMT

The pop star's actions are being seen as an inspiration for women to report groping.

How to turn a hit TV show into an international success

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:00:13 GMT

Hit TV shows are now bought and adapted for different countries around the world in an industry worth billions.

Deadpool 2 death: Who was pioneering stuntwoman?

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 10:53:57 GMT

Deadpool 2's SJ Harris was said to be the first licensed female African American road racer.

Jonny Evans: Man City interested in West Brom captain

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:33:05 GMT

Manchester City are interested in signing Northern Ireland defender Jonny Evans from Premier League rivals West Brom.

Tottenham: This is a crucial time for Spurs' future - Jermaine Jenas

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:21:51 GMT

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is key to the club's direction, and his reputation of being a tight man is plain wrong, says MOTD pundit Jermaine Jenas.

Pick your greatest all-time Premier League XI using our team selector

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 14:45:52 GMT

Pick your all-time Premier League XI from our specially selected shortlist and then share your picks with your friends.

Virgil van Dijk: Southampton defender 'not for sale', says chairman

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:23:08 GMT

Southampton captain and centre-back Virgil van Dijk is "not for sale", says club chairman Ralph Krueger.

Solheim Cup 2017: Catriona Matthew to replace injured Suzann Pettersen for Europe

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:13:46 GMT

Scotland's Catriona Matthew is called up to replace the injured Suzann Pettersen in Europe's Solheim Cup team, captain Annika Sorenstam has announced.

Cristiano Ronaldo: Real Madrid forward claims 'persecution' after failed appeal

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:40:30 GMT

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo says the decision to suspend him for five games is "persecution".

'The bodies were lying on the roads like leaves': My partition story

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 00:37:28 GMT

Iftkahr made a death-defying journey 70 years ago - and now he's told his son the story.