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Israeli soldier gets 18 months for killing wounded Palestinian attacker

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:05:30 GMT

Victim's father calls sentence a "joke" in a case which split opinion in Israel on the use of force.



Melbourne plane crash: Five killed as aircraft hits shopping centre

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:42:34 GMT

Four US citizens and an Australian pilot died when their light aircraft came down on a shopping centre.



Milo Yiannopoulos dropped over paedophilia comments

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:48:16 GMT

The provocateur will not speak at a US conservative conference due to his comments on paedophilia.



Mosul offensive: Iraqi army seizes key town of Abu Saif

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:31:33 GMT

Iraqi troops now have direct sight of western Mosul, the last area of the city under IS control.



Suicide bombers killed after targeting Pakistan court

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:07:47 GMT

At least five other people are also killed in Charsadda in the latest suicide attack to hit Pakistan.



Children's sex book causes stir in Indonesia

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:09:27 GMT

Parents say the book I Learn to Control Myself is inappropriate because it discusses masturbation.



Azerbaijan President Aliyev makes wife Mehriban his deputy

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:52:43 GMT

Azerbaijan's authoritarian President Aliyev appoints his wife Mehriban as first vice-president.



Trump names Lt Gen HR McMaster as national security adviser

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:19:32 GMT

Lt Gen HR McMaster replaces Gen Michael Flynn, who was fired after just three weeks.



HSBC shares slide after 62% profit fall

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:14:34 GMT

One-off charges, including pulling out of Brazil, hit the global banking giant's annual results.



German AfD leader Petry meets pro-Putin Russian MPs

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:32:09 GMT

AfD leader Frauke Petry meets top Russian MPs as Germany prepares for elections.



Jewish centres evacuated in US after new wave of bomb threats

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:51:03 GMT

Another wave of threats to Jewish facilities in the US are now under investigation by the FBI.



Kim Jong-nam: No family member claims body, Malaysia says

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:01:53 GMT

Malaysia says that no one has come forward to claim the dead North Korean despite media speculation.



Shopper's lucky escape as car crashes through window

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:35:52 GMT

A man had an extraordinary escape when a car crashed through a shop window in New York.



Syria crisis: Footage shows girl 'Aya' rescue

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 18:49:32 GMT

Footage released by Syria Civil Defence shows a girl being pulled alive from rubble, apparently in Damascus amid reported air strikes.



US immigration raids leave many 'afraid to open the door'

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:54:55 GMT

Recent police raids in the US have created fear and unease in many immigrant communities.



Does a new ruling offer fresh hope for LGBT rights in Lebanon?

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 01:13:21 GMT

Gay sex can get you arrested in Lebanon, but has a surprising ruling in a recent case changed the future for the country’s LGBT community? BBC Pop Up is in Lebanon to find out.



The man championing wheelchair tourism in Brazil

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:18:40 GMT

Brazilian Ricardo Shimosakai is a tourist agent who specialises in finding holiday packages for people with mobility issues.



Islamic State: Battle for Mosul by land and air

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:21:15 GMT

While so-called Islamic State rules the road, Iraqi forces control the skies in the battle for Mosul, as the BBC's Quentin Sommerville reports.



Light plane crashes into Melbourne shopping complex

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:31:24 GMT

A plane carrying five people has crashed into a Melbourne shopping complex, Australian authorities say.



Hospital saves dehydrated baby hippo at Cincinnati Zoo

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:31:05 GMT

Cincinnati Zoo's premature baby hippo Fiona needed urgent treatment for dehydration.



'Spiderman' art thief Vjeran Tomic jailed in Paris

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:48:13 GMT

Vjeran Tomic took five paintings - including a Matisse and Picasso - from a Paris museum in 2010.



Japan police offer martial arts classes for tourists

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:03:24 GMT

Judo and kendo classes aim to build trust and improve officers' English.



Moldova art exhibit illustrates $1bn banking fraud

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:01:31 GMT

Huge piles of imitation banknotes represent the biggest known bank fraud in Moldova's history.



Belarus sports writer eats own paper after losing bet

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:48:47 GMT

Belarusian journalist literally eats his own words after Dinamo Minsk make it to ice hockey league play-offs.



Thaw on pause

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:01:17 GMT

The new Trump presidency could have profound implications for US relations with Iran, says the BBC's Kambiz Fattahi.



Alt-right 'supervillain'

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:01:59 GMT

Internet "supervillain" Milo Yiannopoulos is dropped from a conference and has a book deal cancelled.



'Wanted for my body parts'

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:09:39 GMT

An albino hunted for her body parts tells the BBC she lives in fear after surviving a kidnap attempt in Malawi.



Call of duty

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:14:31 GMT

Sgt Conchita Lopez describes her life patrolling Mexico's southern border with Guatemala.



News bites

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:43:48 GMT

The Nobel Prize, viral videos, Beyonce's pregnancy photo... Amber Spiegel has covered them all - on cookies.



Accessing the world

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:18:53 GMT

Brazilian Ricardo Shimosakai is a tourist agent who specialises in finding holiday packages for people with mobility issues.