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Trump signs order undoing Obama climate change policies

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:19:17 GMT

Environmentalists warn Mr Trump's order will have serious consequences at home and abroad.

Peruvian plane catches fire

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 03:32:01 GMT

There were no injuries among the 141 on board when the aeroplane landed at Jauja airport.

French ex-PM Valls backs Macron for president

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 07:15:32 GMT

Instead of backing his Socialist party's candidate, Manuel Valls says he will support a centrist.

Toshiba's Westinghouse 'in bankruptcy'

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 07:15:32 GMT

Westinghouse has struggled with losses that have thrown its Japanese parent into a major crisis.

Francois Fillon's wife Penelope under formal investigation

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 21:24:44 GMT

The French presidential candidate's wife is accused of being paid public money for a "fake job".

Mosul battle: US 'may be responsible' for civilian deaths

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 21:13:02 GMT

A general says there is a "fair chance" US air strikes may have killed civilians in Mosul.

Syria conflict: 'Deal reached' for four besieged areas

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 23:55:58 GMT

A truce is agreed to allow the evacuation from four besieged villages in Syria, reports say.

Cyclone Debbie: Queensland braced for dangerous floods

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 02:20:22 GMT

A 1,300km (800 miles) area is at dangerous risk of flooding after Cyclone Debbie, authorities warn.

Kasai unrest: UN experts found dead in DR Congo

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:21:42 GMT

The bodies of a US man and a Swedish woman are found two weeks after they were abducted.

US bank Wells Fargo agrees $110m lawsuit settlement

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:09:51 GMT

America's biggest bank agrees settlement in case of customers who had accounts opened without their consent.

Puerto Rico man bites head off girlfriend's Chihuahua

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 18:53:22 GMT

The 40-year-old attacked the puppy and punched his girlfriend in a domestic dispute in February.

Nigerian student beaten in India in alleged racist attack

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 23:44:17 GMT

Video footage shows Endurance Amalawa being attacked by a mob in India.

Marine Le Pen on why the EU wants Brexit to be painful

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:18:40 GMT

Though the French presidential candidate still thinks Great Britain will negotiate a good deal.

Russia arrest 'like a bad dream'

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 20:41:44 GMT

Olga Lozina featured in an iconic photo taken during an anti-government protest in Moscow on Sunday.

Clashes in Paris after police shoot dead Chinese man

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:21:32 GMT

Protesters threw missiles and set alight a car in Paris amid anger over the police shooting of a Chinese man.

Cyclone Debbie seen from space

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:03:02 GMT

As the International Space Station passes over Australia, the full scale of Cyclone Debbie comes into view.

Swiss skier claims world first quad cork 1800

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:35:08 GMT

Andri Ragettli completed five rotations while dipping his head under his body four times.

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela on Kathrada: 'Same pain as Mandela'

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:26:39 GMT

Nelson Mandela's ex-wife has paid tribute to the South African anti-apartheid activist, Ahmed Kathrada, who has died aged 87.

Leah McLaren column on breastfeeding stranger's baby goes viral

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:57:20 GMT

The journalist recalls trying to nurse an infant she found in a bedroom at a house party.

Will Smith reunites with Fresh Prince of Bel-Air pals

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:37:56 GMT

How do the cast of Fresh Prince look more than 20 years on at their beachside reunion?

Iceland's pagans enjoy dramatic rise

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:55:56 GMT

Iceland's statistics bureau says native pagans are fastest-growing faith.

Iranian centenarian stands in local elections

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:15:47 GMT

An Iranian centenarian is standing in local elections to highlight village problems.

Turkmen Asian Games mascot gets makeover

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:45:18 GMT

Turkmenistan relaunches cheerier Asian Games canine mascot.

Fawlty language

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 23:15:15 GMT

Japan is struggling to make sure it has enough English speakers when it hosts the Olympic Games in 2020.


Tue, 28 Mar 2017 23:26:10 GMT

A converted vehicle has been designed to act as a sanctuary for Danish sex workers at risk of violence and exploitation.

Cambodian breast milk

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 05:59:32 GMT

In a controversial practice, a company was processing and selling the milk in the US.

Loved and loathed

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 23:40:25 GMT

Yogi Adityanath: What kind of leader will the polarising new chief minister of Uttar Pradesh be?

Health and wealth

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 23:49:34 GMT

A new study says Canadian cystic fibrosis patients live 10 years longer than Americans.


Tue, 28 Mar 2017 22:38:40 GMT

Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is glad President Trump keeps pressing members to pay up.

Name calling

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:15:43 GMT

A case in Georgia has sparked a debate on what you can and can't give as baby's surname.