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US moves one step closer to imposing fresh Russia sanctions

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 04:02:41 GMT

The legislation will sharply limit the president's ability to ease Russia sanctions in the future.

Obamacare: US senators vote in favour of debating repeal

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 02:20:46 GMT

Efforts to repeal and replace the flagship health policy of President Obama pass their first hurdle.

Cardinal Pell will plead not guilty, his lawyer confirms

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 02:57:42 GMT

The Vatican treasurer denies all accusations of sexual assault against him, a court hears.

IS wives: Why I joined the 'caliphate' in Raqqa

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:13:47 GMT

The BBC's Shaimaa Khalil speaks to wives of IS fighters, now held by Kurdish-led forces near Raqqa.

Switzerland chainsaw attack: Suspect arrested in Thalwil

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 20:10:05 GMT

Police arrest a man suspected of a chainsaw rampage that left five injured, after a two-day manhunt.

Ghana's dancing pallbearers bring funeral joy

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 23:33:42 GMT

Pallbearers are lifting the mood in Ghana with flamboyant coffin-carrying displays.

Trump to decide Attorney General Jeff Sessions's fate 'soon'

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 23:51:29 GMT

Pressure builds on top US prosecutor Jeff Sessions, as the president says he is "disappointed" in him.

US Navy fires warning shots at Iranian ship

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 02:13:40 GMT

The US Navy releases footage of a patrol ship firing warning shots at an Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps boat on Tuesday.

Antibody helps keep man's HIV at bay for 10 months

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 02:23:28 GMT

Injections of "broadly neutralising antibodies" may give hope to HIV patients.

Synthetic cannabis linked to eighth New Zealand death

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 04:21:15 GMT

The chemical drugs mimic the effect of cannabis but are a lot more powerful and dangerous.

Palestinian-Israeli contact to stay frozen, says Abbas

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 21:31:54 GMT

The Palestinian leader says he will maintain a freeze with Israel over a flashpoint religious site.

Australian indigenous singer Dr G Yunupingu dies

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 01:33:25 GMT

Dr G Yunupingu was Australia's highest-selling indigenous musician and had performed around the world.

New diesel and petrol cars face 2040 UK ban

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 23:52:50 GMT

Ministers will also unveil a £255m fund to help councils introduce steps to deal with vehicle pollution.

EU to rule on Austria pushing back asylum seekers

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 23:18:16 GMT

The future of several hundred people who entered Europe during the migrant crisis could be decided.

On a mission to Mars (with Hawaii stopover)

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 23:34:41 GMT

Researchers living near the active Hawaiian Volcano Mauna Loa are simulating what it's like to "live" on Mars.

Remembering the Chicago blues

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:42:10 GMT

One photographer's memories of a vibrant music scene.

Russian cat adopts orphaned baby hedgehogs

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:21:46 GMT

Muska the cat fosters eight baby hedgehogs after they lost their mother to a lawnmower accident.

China opens panda-shaped solar power plant

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 19:00:00 GMT

It's hoped the unusual shaped plant will power over 10,000 households annually.

Cerebral palsy football: My disabled son deserves to play

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:54:15 GMT

Jude is nine years old and was born with cerebral palsy. His father started a football club in Stoke-on-Trent so Jude could play with kids like him.

Microsoft Paint: The man who makes art pixel-by-pixel

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 11:30:23 GMT

Pat Hines says he could "just never connect" with more sophisticated programs.

Former drug dealer opens gym staffed by ex-cons

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 14:56:47 GMT

When Coss Marte went to prison for drug dealing, he decided to turn his life around.

Widow, 71, rescued after week in the wilderness

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 19:22:13 GMT

Sajean Geer wanted to scatter her late husband's ashes in Olympic National Park, but got lost.

Letter from Africa: Freed Boko Haram 'wives' return to captors

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 23:25:47 GMT

In our series of letters from African journalists, Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani considers why women abducted by Boko Haram and then released would choose to return to their captors.

Lana Del Rey's lust for life

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 01:05:52 GMT

The star explains how 'being bombarded by news' made her latest album more political.

Detroit recalls five days of violent unrest a half century later

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 23:05:34 GMT

Fifty years after state and federal troops descended on Detroit to quell the unrest, locals recall the deep scars left behind.

What are the sanctions against Russia?

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:15:26 GMT

As the US may impose new sanctions on Russia, BBC Reality Check looks at how we got here.

What makes this Kate Spade bag unusual?

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 23:09:50 GMT

Why a high-end fashion brand chose a land-locked country in Africa to make some of its handbags.

Top teacher stands up for indigenous people

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 23:07:11 GMT

The winner of the Global Teacher Prize is campaigning for disadvantaged youngsters in the Canadian Arctic.

Refugee children on Lesbos helped to face fear of drowning

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 00:09:19 GMT

The lifesavers tackling refugee children's trauma of the sea head on.

The extraordinary life of a 91-year-old beauty queen

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 00:05:38 GMT

Krystyna Farley is a pageant star in the US state of Connecticut, but her life was not always this glamorous.

Adam Peaty sets second 50m breaststroke world record in day

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:03:27 GMT

Britain's Adam Peaty sets a 50m breaststroke world record for the second time in a day, becoming the first person to break the 26-second mark.

Daniel Levy: Spurs chairman says Premier League transfer spending unsustainable

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 21:45:45 GMT

Chairman Daniel Levy defends Tottenham's lack of transfer activity and says it is "impossible" for other clubs to maintain their spending.

Diego Maradona backs video referees despite 'Hand of God' goal

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 15:51:47 GMT

Diego Maradona backs the use of video assistant referees despite accepting his infamous 'Hand of God' goal would not have stood.

Women's Rugby World Cup 2017: 'Deep concern' over end of England contracts

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 14:27:02 GMT

The Rugby Football Union should reconsider its decision not to renew the contracts of England's women XV players, says the shadow sports minister.

Adam Peaty breaks 50m breaststroke world record twice in one day

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 14:28:36 GMT

Britain's Adam Peaty breaks the 26-second mark to set a 50m breaststroke world record for the second time in the same day.

Jose Mourinho says Manchester United 'better equipped' for title bid

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:07:54 GMT

Man Utd can challenge in the Premier League but must get "much better" to compete for the Champions League, Jose Mourinho tells BBC Sport.

Ulster's Jackson and Olding face rape prosecution

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:19:23 GMT

Both Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding deny all allegations against them.

How long until Ukraine is hacked again?

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 23:02:49 GMT

A month on from the NotPetya attack, many in Ukraine are ready for further cyber-strikes.

Ransomware spike blamed on easy-to-use malware builders

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 23:02:05 GMT

Experts blame a spike in ransomware on user-friendly versions that are free to download.

Shoddy data-stripping exposes firms' to hack attacks

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 23:03:10 GMT

User names, employee IDs and unique identifiers are found in a survey of data on corporate websites

How facial recognition could replace train tickets

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 23:02:16 GMT

A system designed to replace the need for tickets on trains is being tested in the UK.

Hiding out among the net's criminal class

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 23:01:38 GMT

Researchers who rub shoulders with cyber thieves talk about how they profile the gangs and scams.