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Indian rape victim, 10, gives birth by Caesarean section

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:11:12 GMT

The rape victim, who was not allowed to have an abortion by the Supreme Court, delivers a baby girl.

North Korea crisis: War would be horrific, US general says

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:23:41 GMT

A top US general gives a bleak assessment of a military response but says it remains a possibility.

White nationalists are 'clowns' - Trump aide

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:47:04 GMT

The usually low-profile chief White House strategist turns on a movement he is seen as cultivating.

ICC Timbuktu case: Mali Islamist liable for €3m in damages

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:38:50 GMT

The ICC says Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi caused €3m of damage when he led attacks on Timbuktu shrines.

Politician dons burka in Australian Senate

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 06:45:21 GMT

The Australian far-right leader's stunt came ahead of her bid to ban the garment in the nation.

German election: AfD leader Frauke Petry faces perjury fight

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:41:48 GMT

Weeks before Germany's election, Frauke Petry is likely to lose her immunity from prosecution.

Mass burials being held for Sierra Leone mudslide victims

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:02:32 GMT

The search continues for some 600 people still missing following the disaster in the capital Freetown.

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong jailed for six months

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:51:31 GMT

Convicted for his role in the 2014 protests, he was sentenced to jail after a government appeal.

Texas: Video of invasive search shows 'rape by cop', says lawyer

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:58:32 GMT

The woman's lawyer says it amounts to "rape by cop" but charges against two officers were dropped.

Saudi border to open for Qatari pilgrims attending Hajj

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:37:30 GMT

The move comes after the first high-level meeting between the two neighbours since ties were cut.

Emma Stone is 2017's best paid actress making $26m (£20m), according to Forbes

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:17:08 GMT

La La Land star Emma Stone makes more than any other actress in the past year, according to Forbes.

Mehdi Karroubi: Iran opposition leader taken to hospital

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:08:58 GMT

Mehdi Karroubi stopped eating on Wednesday to press the authorities to give him a public trial.

US woman confronts her neighbour over Nazi flag

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 21:48:20 GMT

Page Blaswell couldn't believe her eyes when she drove past a home flying a Nazi flag in North Carolina.

Mumbai's blue dogs

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 02:07:24 GMT

Animal rights campaigners say they know why some of the city's stray dogs have suddenly gone blue.

Charlottesville: John Boyega and Kathryn Bigelow react

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 00:03:52 GMT

The actor, who stars in a new film on Detroit's 1967 unrest, notes parallels with recent clashes.

Charlottesville: Heather Heyer's mother pays tribute at vigil

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:48:14 GMT

Heather Heyer's mother pays tribute to her daughter at a vigil in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Vera Golubeva: Teacher imprisoned for telling a joke

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:52:24 GMT

Vera Golubeva was a teacher when she was put in prison for telling a joke. This was in Soviet Union in the 1950’s.

What Trump said versus what I saw

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 19:31:01 GMT

The BBC's Joel Gunter was in Charlottesville and assesses the president's claims about the violence.

A licence to kill bear cubs?

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:05:49 GMT

Trump is once again allowing hunters in Alaska to shoot bear cubs and hibernating bears, but is this as bad as it sounds?

The Indian schoolgirl asking PM Modi to save her park

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 07:17:42 GMT

The child has filed a court case and written to the PM saying: "This park is our lifeline".

Bonnie Tyler to perform Total Eclipse during total eclipse

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:25:07 GMT

The singer's next performance also involves a cruise ship and one of the Jonas Brothers.

Belarus minister wants ex-prisoners to work on farms

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:17:15 GMT

Interior minister suggests prisoners work on farms as form of rehabilitation.

Iceland toilet roll 'price war' wipes out jobs

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:12:04 GMT

Opening of warehouse store in Icelandic capital sees workers laid off from country's only toilet paper manufacturer.

Russia denies giving lake to Kazakhstan

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:38:41 GMT

Authorities deny reports that a popular tourist lake has been transferred to Kazakh neighbours.

Pain in Spain

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:43:30 GMT

As anti-tourism protests hit Barcelona, can visitors happily coexist with local residents?

Cycles of conflict

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:13:52 GMT

Mohammad Younus Butt, the grocery store owner who has lived through peace and conflict in Kashmir.

The Guam identity

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 03:34:28 GMT

The BBC's Rupert Wingfield-Hayes examines the conflicted identity of the US territory of Guam.

Bond in numbers

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 05:34:50 GMT

How does Daniel Craig compare to the actors who have played 007 before him?

Collecting corpses

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 03:41:31 GMT

Volunteers are working to prevent rotting human remains causing a health emergency.

Prince of Broadway

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 07:03:41 GMT

The award winning director-producer reflects on his past work, Trump and the state of Broadway.

Distress calls

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:49:44 GMT

Italian prosecutors are investigating him and others for aiding and abetting illegal immigration.

Wall of Grief

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:53:11 GMT

Artist Georgy Frangulyan is putting the finishing touches to a vast, bronze sculpture in Moscow

'Unnecessary pain'

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:31:57 GMT

A Chilean woman campaigning for a change to Chile's total ban on abortions tells her story.