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Renewable energy capacity overtakes coal

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:18:48 GMT

The International Energy Agency says that the world's capacity to generate electricity from renewable sources has now overtaken coal.

Canadian nurse charged with eight murders

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:43:09 GMT

A nursing home worker in Ontario is charged with eight counts of murder spanning several years.

Which country is the most generous in the world?

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:11:56 GMT

A new table claims Iraqis are the kindest to strangers, while Myanmar is the most generous country on earth.

Carlos Alberto: Brazil legend dies aged 72 after heart attack

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:58:57 GMT

Brazil legend Carlos Alberto, the captain of the 1970 World Cup-winning side and scorer of one of the greatest goals in history, dies aged 72.

Mosul battle: UN receives reports of IS atrocities

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:30:25 GMT

The UN receives reports of atrocities being committed by IS militants as Iraqi forces close in on Mosul.

Calais 'Jungle': Demolition crews pull down migrant camp

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:58:56 GMT

Crews dismantle the "Jungle" camp in Calais with sledgehammers as migrants continue to leave by bus.

Mexico drug lord Joaquin Guzman 'fears for his sanity'

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 14:32:51 GMT

Guards watch him 24/7 and it's driving the jailed drug lord insane, his partner says.

Vatican to open Argentina's 'Dirty War' archives

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:40:05 GMT

The Vatican says it will open its files relating to military rule in Argentina to victims and their relatives.

Brazil man freed 'after 20 years held by family'

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:09:21 GMT

Brazilian police have rescued, by chance, a man who neighbours said had been held in captivity by his own family for more than 20 years.

Dreamworld: Four killed on Australian theme park ride

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 11:01:20 GMT

Four people are killed on a river rapids ride at the Dreamworld theme park on Australia's east coast.

Zimbabwe judge fines Chinese man for selling flags

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 12:47:06 GMT

A judge in Zimbabwe fines a Chinese national for selling the national flag without authorisation, the state-run Herald newspaper reports.

Vatican bans cremation ashes scattering in new guidelines

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 14:22:47 GMT

The ashes of cremated Catholics cannot be kept at home, scattered or divided among family members, the Vatican announces.

The millennials voting for Trump because they have 'no choice'

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 19:36:22 GMT

Donald Trump is struggling among millennial voters in recent polls so what are his remaining supporters saying?

'IS fighters sat on bed as we hid underneath'

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 22:41:13 GMT

Students in Iraq tell the BBC's Shaimaa Khalil about their close encounter with militants from so-called Islamic State.

Who are the southern Belgians blocking Ceta?

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:49:45 GMT

One Belgian region is standing between Europe and Canada's attempts to broker a trade agreement.

Ghana mayor braids hair ahead of vote

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:21:33 GMT

Ghana mayor steps up election campaign with an unusual tactic.

Tennis player on cutting off her hair during a match

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 12:43:09 GMT

Svetlana Kuznetsova explains why she cut off a piece of her own ponytail during her WTA Finals match against Agnieszka Radwanska in Singapore.

Happy to go? Saying goodbye to the Jungle

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 19:35:26 GMT

The first migrants to leave the Calais 'Jungle' camp describe their feelings.

Baby Lynlee 'born twice' after life-saving surgery

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 21:08:42 GMT

A baby girl is "born" twice after she is taken out of her mother's womb for 20 minutes for life-saving surgery.

WW2 POW's postcard returned to family by teacher

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:17:16 GMT

A postcard from a Nazi labour camp is returned to a POW's family after a teacher found it in the road.

A US man who covered himself in branches is arrested for obstructing traffic

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:56:14 GMT

A man in America, called "tree guy", is arrested after crossing the road dressed as - you guessed it - a tree.

China clean-up stopped over too many cigarette butts

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 14:22:16 GMT

Clean-up campaign halts over suspicions litter being brought into city.

Russian brews up in one-man tea party protest

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 11:34:30 GMT

A man in Siberia takes his kettle to city hall to protest at power cuts.

France presidential hopeful in pastry price gaffe

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 14:09:38 GMT

French politician tripped up by the cost of a pain au chocolat.

Quetta's fear

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:45:24 GMT

The BBC's M Ilyas Khan asks why militants are attacking Quetta, a city caught in struggles between regional powers and militant groups.

Democracy or dysfunction?

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 07:29:29 GMT

The BBC's Chris Morris looks at how failure to sign an EU trade deal with Canada over Belgium's regional objections could affect EU policy-making decisions.

Project dignity

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 23:36:03 GMT

At the age of 13, Natasha Annie Tonthola was subjected to a ritual sexual initiation at the hands of an older man, but that was just the start of her troubles.

Screen shocker

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 00:26:16 GMT

A wheelchair-bound disability activist who was assaulted in India for not standing up to the national anthem recounts his harrowing experience.

Water war?

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 23:54:48 GMT

In Central Asia, a crisis is brewing over water and electricity. Some countries have energy, the others water - but they cannot seem to agree how to share resources.

Painting for peace

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 00:31:45 GMT

After nearly three years of war, South Sudanese artists want to get the country thinking and talking about peace, and have landed on a novel way to do it.

Trump 'n' cheese

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 00:27:40 GMT

What happened when Katy Watson visited the Pinche Gringo BBQ joint in Mexico City to gauge the reaction to the final televised US presidential debate.

Guns and fries

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 17:05:50 GMT

The regional government of the Belgian region Wallonia is blocking an EU trade deal with Canada - but what do we know about it?

VR taking off

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 07:02:01 GMT

VR is increasingly being used in real-world situations by schools, charities, hospitals and... kitchen retailers.