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Iraqi Kurdistan in historic independence vote

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 04:45:57 GMT

Despite objections from Iraq and other nations, Kurds are pressing ahead with their referendum.

US expands travel ban to include N Korea

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 02:20:26 GMT

People from Venezuela and Chad will also now face restrictions on travel to the United States.

German election: Merkel wins fourth term, AfD nationalists rise

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 06:54:29 GMT

The chancellor is re-elected but AfD nationalists make a historic breakthrough, sparking protests.

Bali volcano: 'Thousands evacuated' from Mount Agung area

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 07:05:51 GMT

Indonesian authorities say the mountain's seismic energy is increasing and has potential to erupt.

Jared Kushner used private email for White House business

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 00:04:11 GMT

Trump's adviser and son-in-law used a private account, a practice Hillary Clinton was attacked over.

Australia to create national space agency

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 05:21:59 GMT

The country is one of the world's only developed nations not to have a dedicated agency.

Tennessee church shooting halted by 'extraordinarily brave' usher

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 06:42:05 GMT

Police praised the "extraordinarily brave" actions of the usher at the church near Nashville.

Trump NFL row: Defiance after US president urges boycott

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 21:27:18 GMT

Players kneel in protest during the US anthem as the president's remarks are strongly condemned.

Rohingya crisis: UN reports drop in arrivals in Bangladesh

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 17:11:27 GMT

But UN agencies warn it is too soon to say the influx of those fleeing Myanmar's violence "is over".

Hurricane Maria: Puerto Rico facing crisis

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 08:22:55 GMT

The entire island is still without power and engineers say it could take months to be restored.

Falling jet wing panel damages car in Japan

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 14:52:17 GMT

An airline launches an investigation after the panel falls near Kansai International Airport.

Laver Cup 2017: Roger Federer & Rafael Nadal win first doubles match

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 11:10:36 GMT

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal win their first doubles match together on the second day of the inaugural Laver Cup.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel re-elected for fourth term

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 02:01:24 GMT

The nationalist right wing party AfD says it will "hunt down" Mrs Merkel, after its election gains.

Zannah Mustapha founded a school that teaches Boko Haram children

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 07:22:07 GMT

Zannah Mustapha founded a school for children affected by Boko Haram violence in the heartland of the Islamist insurgency in Nigeria.

The fishermen saving Pakistan's island dogs

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 23:00:25 GMT

Dozens of stray dogs live on an uninhabited island off Karachi, where fishermen help keep them alive.

HMS Ocean helps hurricane-hit British Virgin Islands

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 07:01:42 GMT

HMS Ocean arrives in the British Virgin Islands to help those affected by hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Man clings to train's windscreen wiper in Australia

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 13:57:52 GMT

A man is arrested after apparently riding a 110kmph train in Perth by clinging on at the back.

Prince Harry opens Invictus Games in Toronto

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 05:45:38 GMT

The event is being held in Canada. Athletes from 15 countries compete over eight days.

Killer whales join in on Norway surfing competition

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 11:51:22 GMT

Two killer whales have been spotted alongside participants in the semi-finals of a surf contest in Norway.

Sri Lankan caught hiding gold in rectum

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 04:17:16 GMT

A customs officer told BBC Sinhala they spotted the man because "he was walking suspiciously".

Bus crash in Austrian Alps averted after tourist applies brake

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 19:53:43 GMT

The passenger reached the brake moments before the vehicle left the road in the Alps, police say.

Saipan campaigns for controversial Earhart statue

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:46:52 GMT

Doubts surround a Pacific island campaign for a statue of pilot Amelia Earhart.

Boeing 747s offered for public auction in China

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:50:39 GMT

Cargo jets are being put up for online auction in China after failing to find buyers.

Ukraine women's football clip prompts online sexism row

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:04:44 GMT

A Ukrainian TV promotion for a women's football game scores an own goal with many on social media.

After the vote

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 22:10:10 GMT

The German chancellor may have won the election but the result does not feel like a victory.


Sun, 24 Sep 2017 23:15:15 GMT

How the abandoned bikes of Burning Man are making their way to hurricane victims.

Caught in the middle

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 23:20:41 GMT

Violent clashes between government and rebel forces has led to huge civilian displacement.

Not so fantastic?

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 23:02:20 GMT

Cheap plastic has become ubiquitous, but we need to get better at recycling it.

Bill of fare

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 23:05:07 GMT

In a remote corner of Iceland, the taste of the seabird is a reminder of home.

Two hurricanes

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 15:56:26 GMT

Cuba and Puerto Rico responded differently to devastating hurricanes, the BBC's Will Grant reports.

Empathy cards

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 23:18:50 GMT

This cancer survivor is changing the "sugarcoated" greeting card business