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London tower blaze began in faulty fridge

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:29:43 +0000

Police say the outside cladding and insulation failed safety tests after the blaze in which 79 are thought to have died.

Otto Warmbier: North Korea denies mistreating US student

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:22:10 +0000

Pyongyang denies mistreating Otto Warmbier - but his family says it is responsible for his death.

Lionel Messi 'could swap tax fraud jail sentence for fine'

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:07:32 +0000

Prosecutors reportedly suggested the Barcelona star pay 255,000 euros instead of serving prison time.

Glastonbury Festival opens with minute's silence

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:58:54 +0000

The moment of reflection precedes sets by Lorde and Radiohead, and an appearance by David Beckham.

Qatar row: Arab states send list of steep demands

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:49:20 +0000

Qatar is being asked to close its broadcaster, Al Jazeera, and reduce ties with Iran - within 10 days.

Brexit: Juncker says UK rights offer 'not sufficient'

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:39:20 +0000

The UK needs to do more to reassure EU nationals about their future after Brexit, top official says.

Splish splashing spinning gorilla

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:13:19 +0000

Zola has been cooling off in his favourite blue swimming pool at Dallas Zoo.

Henry Blofeld: Test Match Special commentator calls time on career

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:34:39 +0000

Test Match Special commentator Henry Blofeld announces he will retire in September after 45 years with the programme.

Samoa 17-19 Wales: Steff Evans gets two tries in narrow win

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:28:31 +0000

Steff Evans scores two tries as Wales battle to a narrow hard fought win over Samoa in difficult conditions in Apia.

Scottish Premiership fixtures: Celtic open title defence at home to Hearts

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:59:49 +0000

Celtic will begin their Scottish Premiership title defence against Hearts while Rangers face Motherwell and Hibernian welcome Partick Thistle.

WannaCry helps speeding drivers dodge fines in Australia

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:09:38 +0000

Australian police cancelled hundreds of speeding fines after noting their systems were infected.

Mao Kobayashi: Japanese cancer blogger dies at 34

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 06:49:26 +0000

Mao Kobayashi, a former newsreader, found legions of admirers after chronicling her battle online.

Geylang Ramadan bazaar: Singapore's new hipster haunt

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 05:57:08 +0000

But are the cool new snacks on sale at the traditional Geylang bazaar in the spirit of the season?

Women's Sport Week: Racing driver v Snowboarder - Who will win?

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 05:44:16 +0000

Racing driver Jamie Chadwick and snowboarder Katie Ormerod race each other in go-karts as part of Women's Sport Week.

Jeremy Guscott column: Do the Lions have the magic formula to beat All Blacks?

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 05:29:21 +0000

The British and Irish Lions, armed with a clinical attacking edge, are good enough to beat the All Blacks, says Lions great Jeremy Guscott.

Meet the designer making clothes for diabetic women

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:48:04 +0000

Natalie Balmain has type 1 diabetes and says the clothes she has designed will help women manage the condition.

Glastonbury 2017: Johnny Depp talks of Trump 'assassination'

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 01:45:09 +0000

"When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?" the star asks fans at Glastonbury.

Danger map reveals health threat zone

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 01:24:54 +0000

South America could be home to the next major threat to the world's health, researchers say.

Scientists 'affecting chimps' by watching them

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 01:12:55 +0000

Two chimp 'tribes' have developed different hunting habits in response to human presence.

United States suspends all Brazilian meat imports

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:49:38 +0000

The US Department of Agriculture says it has recurring concerns about the safety of Brazilian meat.

Trump injects reality TV suspense into 'Comey tapes' saga

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:45:54 +0000

President Donald Trump created all the suspense of a reality TV show in playing out a saga over non-existent Comey tapes, says the BBC's Jon Sopel.

Why a Ugandan farmer gave land to a refugee

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:24:41 +0000

How a 61-year-old farmer embodies Uganda's welcoming attitude to South Sudanese refugees.

Glastonbury: All you need to know about headliners Radiohead, Foo Fighters and Ed Sheeran

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:06:44 +0000

Ed Sheeran, Foo Fighters and Radiohead talk to the BBC ahead of their headline sets at Worthy Farm.

Les Canadiennes: Women's ice hockey team left in the cold

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:05:51 +0000

They've won Olympic gold medals and league championships - but these top athletes still seek recognition.

10 sports stars who became actors

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:03:47 +0000

Eric Cantona, Lewis Hamilton and eight more sports figures who have tried their hand at film roles.

Africa's week in pictures: 16-22 June 2017

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:57:36 +0000

A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.

7 days quiz: What caused a titter before the Queen's Speech?

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:55:06 +0000

7 days quiz: What one-liner was caused a titter before the Queen's Speech?

Meet the dancing girls of India's 'folk opera'

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:48:38 +0000

The story of performers who are saving a traditional theatre art form in the age of smart-phones.

Film exposes London's sex industry underworld

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:43:15 +0000

How the suicide of a young Chinese woman working in prostitution inspired a film on hidden lives of London.

'I lost my eye': How insurance saved one man from debt

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:15:35 +0000

About two billion people have no insurance, but "pay-by-mobile" policies are growing in popularity.

Will we ever know what happened to Otto Warmbier?

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:37:30 +0000

The secret of how a healthy young American ended up in a coma in a North Korean jail may have gone with him to the grave.

Ebola virus burial teams may have 'saved thousands of lives'

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:07:58 +0000

A key part of reducing the number of Ebola deaths was ensuring safe burials, research says.

Philando Castile: Girl, 4, calms mother in police car

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 21:19:37 +0000

New footage shows girl, four, trying to calm her mother after the shooting of Philando Castile in the US.

BBC on front line in Syria's Raqqa

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 21:01:24 +0000

The BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse reports from the front line of the fight against IS in Syria.

Raqqa: The desperate fight for Islamic State group's 'capital'

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 21:01:22 +0000

The BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse is one of the first reporters to reach the de-facto IS capital Raqqa.

Spying Scandal: German Intelligence Also Snooped on White House

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:48:37 +0000

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is famous for the terse remark she made after learning her mobile phone had been tapped by the NSA. "Spying among friends, that isn't done." As it turns out, Germany was spying on America too, even targeting the White House.

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Hong Kong couple win right to bury miscarried son

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:28:40 +0000

They can now collect the 15-week-old foetus from a hospital and carry out a proper burial.

The Mica Children: Fighting for Survival in India's Deadly Mines

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:17:00 +0000

They work in India's mines to supply the cosmetics and car paint industries. And sometimes they die. A Visual Story By Marius Münstermann and Christian Werner

Deadly Dilemma: EU Leans on Libyan Military to Stop Migrants

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:01:57 +0000

Summer offers perfect conditions for migrants seeking to cross the Mediterranean from North Africa to Europe. Aid organizations are trying to prevent them from drowning, but the EU has partnered with Libya to stop them.

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A Preventable Tragedy: Millions Around The World Are Still Threatened with Starvation

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:43:00 +0000

Every ninth person on the planet suffers from hunger. The situation is so dire in some countries that 20 million people are at acute risk of death by starvation. How is this possible at a time of a global food surplus?

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'Welcome To Hell': Hamburg Girds for 100,000 G-20 Protestors

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 14:18:14 +0000

When the leaders of the world's most powerful economies descend on Hamburg next month, the city will be a virtual fortress with the deployment of 20,000 police. Officials believe violent protests are likely.

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A German Giant: The Political Legacy of Helmut Kohl

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 21:31:00 +0000

He was the chancellor who reunited Germany and advanced European unification. He governed longer than any other German leader before him and became a global statesman who dedicated his life to his country, even if scandals threatened to obscure parts of his legacy.

Firing at Democracy: The Toxic State of America

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 16:58:44 +0000

The attack on Republican members of Congress in the United States this week is a product of America's increasingly toxic political climate. Democracy is at stake in a country where two, deeply divided sides are no longer capable of reasonable debate.

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Stumbling to the Starting Line: Brexit Talks Set to Begin amid Chaos in London

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 16:03:00 +0000

Britain's crippled Prime Minister Theresa May is stumbling into Brexit negotiations, which are set to finally begin next week. She is doing all she can to cling to power, but recent elections mean it isn't even clear what kind of Brexit Britain wants.

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Misguided Euro Skepticism: The Dangerous Nationalism of Europe's Left

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 11:08:49 +0000

Rather than embracing euroskeptics on the populist right, Europe's leftists should throw their support behind center-left French President Macron's policies to create a stronger eurozone. The alternative is a splintered left and stronger right.

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Brexit Is Dead: A Wave of Anger Crashes over Britain

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 16:00:00 +0000

Europe used to have a fearful respect of the Tories. But those days have long since passed. Now, the weakened party may have accidentally killed off Brexit -- a pet project that most party leaders didn't want in the first place.

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Taking Back Raqqa: Kurds Seek to Expand Reach in Northern Syria

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 15:42:58 +0000

The offensive to take Raqqa back from Islamic State has begun. Kurdish fighters are leading the charge in the hopes of eliminating the Islamist scourge -- but they are also hoping to expand their power in northern Syria.

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Climate Change: Solving the Mystery of the Arctic's Clouds

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 09:08:05 +0000

Climate change has been causing dramatic, accelerated changes in the Arctic. Now, a team of researchers has deployed two planes and a ship, along with advanced new technology, to take a closer look at one of its least understood causes: clouds.

One Man Against Them All: Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Sensation

Sat, 10 Jun 2017 10:35:05 +0000

Even more astonishing than Theresa May's poor showing in this week's British election was the resurrection of Labour -- especially after Jeremy Corbyn's party seemed to do all it could to get badly defeated.

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Interview with Jean-Claude Juncker: Europeans 'Must Learn World Affairs'

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 16:02:28 +0000

In an interview with DER SPIEGEL, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, 62, discusses the EU's growing self-confidence, its differences with President Trump and Brexit negotiations in the wake of an unclear election outcome in Britain.

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