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Toronto van attack: Alek Minassian charged with 10 counts of murder

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 17:30:49 GMT

Alek Minassian appears in court emotionless as he is charged with 10 counts of murder.



Trump threatens 'big problems' for Iran

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 18:37:17 GMT

The president's guest, France's Emmanuel Macron, speaks of forging a new nuclear pact.



Spain's Palma to ban holiday rentals after residents' complaints

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 11:11:26 GMT

The city is to become the first in Spain to ban private holiday lets after residents' complaints.



Germany's Jews urged not to wear kippahs after attacks

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 17:51:19 GMT

A prominent community leader says Jews should exercise caution in big cities after recent attacks.



'Bin Laden bodyguard' on German welfare

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 11:07:01 GMT

Concern about torture stops Germany deporting the suspect to his home country of Tunisia.



George H W Bush in intensive care after wife's funeral

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 07:07:39 GMT

The 93-year-old former president fell ill the day after his wife Barbara's funeral in Houston, Texas.



Kidnapped Mexico students dissolved in acid

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 15:05:20 GMT

The three students were killed by a drug cartel who confused them with a rival gang, officials say.



Anti-Semitic Wagner letter to be sold in Jerusalem

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 09:14:03 GMT

In the 1869 letter, the anti-Semitic composer warns of "corrosive" Jewish influence on culture.



Kenya dams 'a flood risk' after heavy rains

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 14:17:22 GMT

Some 200,000 people have already been displaced because of flooding, staying in schools or open areas.



Supreme court upholds teenager's 241-year prison term

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 16:20:25 GMT

The judge who sentenced the prisoner when he was 18 has since told the BBC she regrets it.



Oil hits $75 as Iran sanction fears mount

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 17:15:43 GMT

Brent crude hits its highest level in more than three years as production cuts reduce stockpiles.



Israel scraps plan to forcibly deport African migrants

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 16:03:57 GMT

The government writes to the Supreme Court that forced migrant removal "is no longer on the agenda".



Toronto van attack: Moment suspect arrested

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 16:30:44 GMT

Alek Minassia pleaded "kill me" and claimed to have a gun but the police officer put his own gun away.



Toronto van: Witnesses describe driver hitting pedestrians

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 01:45:34 GMT

Ten people have been killed and 15 injured after a man drove a van into pedestrians in Toronto.



Trump brushes 'dandruff' off 'perfect' Macron

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 16:07:07 GMT

The US president lavishes praise on his French counterpart - but there are disagreements on Iran.



Former DEA agent: 'The moment I caught drug lord El Chapo'

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 13:46:04 GMT

A former undercover DEA agent describes the moment he brought down the notorious Mexican drug lord.



South Korean youths: 'We're too busy for reunification'

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 23:52:46 GMT

Young South Koreans aren't sure the two Koreas will become one again someday.



US teachers are angry – and they're running for office

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 20:45:24 GMT

Massive teacher protests have shut down schools across the US - and prompted some to run for office.



Crossing Divides: Two ex-child soldiers forge peace bonds

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 00:15:02 GMT

A Muslim and a Christian bond as they work together to build peace on the Indonesian island of Ambon.



Australian boy flies solo to Bali 'after row over holiday'

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 04:09:43 GMT

The child was found by police in Indonesia after booking the solo trip on his parents' credit card.



Kim Jong-un Swiss summit dish to remind him of school

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 14:12:10 GMT

The fried potato rösti is a nod to Kim Jong-un's schooldays, apparently spent in Switzerland.



Finland's basic income trial falls flat

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 15:51:00 GMT

The experiment in paying a basic income to 2,000 jobless Finns will not be expanded.



Stolen heart of French queen consort Anne of Brittany found

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 15:34:10 GMT

A 16th Century gold case containing Anne of Brittany's heart was stolen from a French museum.



Chinese university hosts 'grenade-throwing' contest

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 12:37:01 GMT

A Chinese university wants students to throw grenades and remember their history.



Kyrgyz mayor dons fake beard to tour city in disguise

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:01:28 GMT

Bishkek's first citizen says he wears a fake beard so that he can see the city's problems first-hand.



Australians split over plans to trap urban peacocks

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:58:29 GMT

City councils want to stop the bird population from growing and damaging the local ecosystem.



The country where a blogging permit costs $900

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 12:02:09 GMT

The country where a blogging permit costs $900. Some accuse Tanzania of muzzling critics.



Toronto van attack: Calm actions of police stun US

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 13:00:40 GMT

The calm actions of a police officer who did not open fire have prompted praise and astonishment.



The veggie burger that bleeds when you cut it

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 23:12:09 GMT

The meat industry, a major contributor to CO2 emissions and deforestation, is facing competition.



The battle to unite former child soldiers in peace

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 06:18:45 GMT

The Rev Jacky Manuputty blessed Indonesia's child soldiers - now he's fighting to help them recover.



Crossing Divides: Kenya jail's 'mindful' scheme aims to bring sides closer

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 01:23:16 GMT

Kenya's prisons are beset by violence, but deep breathing brings some inmates and guards closer.



Travis Reinking: How did Waffle House suspect get guns after ban?

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:00:26 GMT

Travis Reinking had previously been banned from owning firearms and had left a trail of red flags.