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EU-Canada trade deal: Belgians break Ceta deadlock

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 11:33:50 GMT

Belgian regions agree to back the deadlocked EU-Canada trade deal, Belgian Prime Minister says.

Italy earthquakes: Widespread damage in historic towns

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 12:30:44 GMT

Historic buildings in central Italy are badly damaged by two earthquakes but nobody is killed.

Sakharov prize: Yazidi women win EU freedom prize

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 11:39:54 GMT

Two Yazidi women who fled so-called Islamic State in Iraq win Europe's top human rights award.

Mosul battle: IS 'loses 800-900' fighters - US general

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 12:17:54 GMT

Up to 900 IS fighters are believed to have been killed in the battle to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul.

Calais 'Jungle' children with nowhere to sleep

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:31:07 GMT

Concern grows over the fate of unaccompanied minors left in the Calais "Jungle" camp overnight.

North Korea nuclear: US, Japan, South Korea agree to increase pressure

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 07:37:16 GMT

South Korea, Japan and the US agree to increase pressure on North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons.

Dreamworld: Australia theme park under fire from victims' families

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:39:32 GMT

The owners of Australia's Dreamworld theme park face anger from the families of four people killed on a ride.

Two-thirds of animals 'to vanish by 2020'

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 23:13:46 GMT

Global wildlife populations have fallen by 58% since 1970, according to a biodiversity report.

UK economy grows 0.5% in three months after Brexit vote

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 11:16:09 GMT

The UK economy grew by a better-than-expected 0.5% in the three months following the Brexit vote.

Cambridge honours 'Crazy Diamond' Barrett

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 11:13:05 GMT

As Cambridge celebrates the life and work of one its most famous musical sons, BBC News looks at the legacy Syd Barrett left in the city and beyond.

Guo Chuan: Search suspended for sailor attempting world record

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:08:13 GMT

The US Coast Guard suspends its search for a Chinese sailor attempting a world record Pacific crossing.

Waiter knocks thumb off Roman sculpture at British Museum

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 10:31:49 GMT

A waiter working at the British Museum knocked the thumb off a priceless Roman sculpture, it has emerged.

Mosul battle: Hidden dangers in the hunt for IS

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 12:10:43 GMT

As the battle against so-called Islamic State continues, Ian Pannell looks at the hidden dangers that face Iraqi government forces as they close in on Mosul.

'I found the man who saved my life'

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 23:03:39 GMT

Thirty-six years after being rescued from the sea as a refugee from Vietnam, Yen Siow tried to find the ship's crew who saved her life.

Five things not to do in US ballot booth

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 16:35:02 GMT

Five things some states in the US will not let you do in a polling station.

'There will always be people trying to cross to England'

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 21:11:12 GMT

BBC News filmed in a hidden migrant camp an hour's drive away from Calais.

What's left of the Calais 'Jungle' ?

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:48:45 GMT

Simon Jones shows what is left inside the "Jungle" camp in Calais following the demolition of tents and shelters by French authorities.

Oil fires started by IS outside Mosul turn sheep black

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:01:46 GMT

Oil fires started by IS militants as they retreated to Mosul have blighted the Iraqi town of Qayyarah, polluting the air and turning sheep black.

Taiwan hostage released by Somalia pirates after four years

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 17:48:46 GMT

A Taiwanese man held hostage by pirates for four years speaks to the BBC after his release.

The taboo of Kenya's intersex children

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 14:31:49 GMT

In Kenya, children who are born intersex cannot get birth certificates or identity cards, or register for exams.

Hairless hamster Silky gets new home in Oregon

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 10:28:57 GMT

A tiny hamster born without any fur in the US state of Oregon is adopted after the BBC publishes a story about her custom-made sweater.

Australian MP uses official chauffeur to shuttle dogs

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 04:52:06 GMT

A senior Australian politician apologises for using his chauffeur to transport his dogs 120km (80 miles) to his country house.

Clea Caulcutt: Lukewarm welcome for migrants in Normandy

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 08:55:24 GMT

Calais migrants moved from the "Jungle" to Saint-Germain-sur-Ay find kindness - and suspicion.

Guy Delauney: Kosovo's love affair with the Clintons

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 23:18:27 GMT

Kosovan Albanians' adulation for Bill and Hillary Clinton persists years after Nato's military intervention, finds the BBC's Guy Delauney - but is it justified?

Gabriel Gatehouse: Russia's different reality

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 21:16:03 GMT

Gabriel Gatehouse analyses why Russia increasingly sees the world differently from the West.

US election daily dig: Clinton's Death Row chic

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 02:29:47 GMT

With 12 days to go, Donald Trump touts his new Washington DC hotel, Hillary Clinton celebrates her 69th birthday with Adele and talks Death Row chic.

Venezuela crisis: What is behind the turmoil?

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 13:14:55 GMT

BBC News takes a closer look at the economic and political crisis rocking Venezuela and its leader, Nicolas Maduro.


Thu, 27 Oct 2016 10:14:09 GMT

Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week, we asked for your pictures on the theme of "Shadows".

Concrete Canvas

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 00:31:45 GMT

After nearly three years of war, South Sudanese artists want to get the country thinking and talking about peace, and have landed on a novel way to do it.

Snowdonia in autumn

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 09:40:28 GMT

Casgliad o luniau'r hydref yn Eryri // Images of Snowdonia in all its autumn glory

In pictures: Living off-grid

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 23:01:05 GMT

Photographer Ed Gold explores the woodland community at Tinkers Bubble in Somerset.

Your pictures

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 09:43:22 GMT

Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week, we asked for your pictures on the theme of "bricks".

Jose Mourinho: Manchester United boss charged over pre-Liverpool referee comments

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:48:10 GMT

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is charged for claiming it would be "difficult" for Anthony Taylor to officiate the match with Liverpool.

West Ham v Chelsea: Arrests after London Stadium crowd disorder

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 10:47:39 GMT

West Ham say they will issue life bans to any supporters involved in the crowd disturbances during their EFL Cup win over Chelsea.

Bangladesh v England: Zafar Ansari and Steven Finn picked for second Test

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 12:23:38 GMT

England spinner Zafar Ansari will make his Test debut against Bangladesh in Dhaka on Friday, with Steven Finn replacing Stuart Broad.

Not welcome

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 21:40:34 GMT

There is a sense of anger in a new host town for some of the migrants from the dismantled Jungle camp in Calais, writes the BBC's Kevin Connolly in northern France.

The Skype sex scam

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 23:24:14 GMT

Arab men are being targeted by blackmailers who trick them into them masturbating on webcams - then make them pay for it.

'Is this a spoof?'

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 11:54:50 GMT

Donald Trump has spoken Hindi to woo Indian-Americans, but what do Indians in Delhi think of his efforts?

Swamp hideout

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 11:46:21 GMT

Thousands civilians have been displaced in the ongoing fighting in South Sudan with some seeking refuge in protection sites across the country. The plight of an 11-year-old boy captures the suffering of many in the country, writes Anne Soy.

Whereabouts unknown

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 23:01:09 GMT

The BBC's Katy Watson reports on former Veracruz governor Javier Duarte, who stepped down to face corruption allegations and then disappeared.

God, alcohol and hash

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 23:16:07 GMT

Life in a monastery involves devotion to contemplation and prayer, but some religious orders also pledge themselves to producing alcoholic drinks and even products extracted from marijuana.

No pirates here

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 23:28:42 GMT

Somali-Americans are tired of seeing themselves portrayed as terrorists. A new film tries to challenge stereotypes.

Smelting pot

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 23:27:01 GMT

Both US presidential candidates have said they are wary of China's impact on the US, but is China stealing America's jobs?

So embarrassing!

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 12:24:29 GMT

Obama's daughter has poked fun at him on Snapchat, but how easy is the app for parents to grasp?

US election: What Trump interviews with biographer tell us

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 21:29:32 GMT

More than five hours of previously unreleased interviews with Donald Trump have been released to the New York Times. What do the tapes tell us?

US election: Trump thanks Gingrich for 'amazing' Kelly interview

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 19:52:44 GMT

Donald Trump congratulated Newt Gingrich on his "amazing interview" with TV anchor Megyn Kelly, whom he accused of being "fascinated" with sex.

Who's ahead in the polls?

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 15:00:35 GMT

Follow the opinion polls as Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton go to head-to-head in the run up to the US election on 8 November.