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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 Syrian girl who sings through war

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 23:53:09 GMT

Sana has a beautiful voice, and it helps her forget about the war raging where she lives in Aleppo.

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's been 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.

'I fell from the top of the jungle to save an eagle'

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 23:21:12 GMT

Alexander Blanco's conservation work is helping to save the world's most powerful eagle.

How killer flies have the fastest vision of any animal

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 07:14:23 GMT

Some flies see six times faster than us, catching prey in mid-air in less than a second.

Mexico earthquake hit church during christening

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 02:33:15 GMT

A two-month-old baby was one of a number of people who died at the Santiago Apostol church.

Puerto Rico dam failure sparks mass evacuation

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 04:40:02 GMT

Rainfall from Hurricane Maria caused a dam to fail along the Guajataca River in Puerto Rico.

Hurricane Maria: Woman and children stranded on vessel rescued

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:30:26 GMT

A British helicopter lifted a woman and two children from a vessel to safety as Hurricane Maria hit the Caribbean.

Germany: A history of division and unity

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 17:56:45 GMT

Post-war politics of Germany: A history of division and unity

Syria war 'ignored by United Nations'

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:29:15 GMT

A cinematographer for an Oscar-winning film about Syria says the topic was overlooked at the UN.

ICYMI: A hidden Picasso, Trump and a forest fire

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 07:01:30 GMT

A few of the stories you may have missed this week.

Snow comes early to California

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 01:24:29 GMT

The unexpected and unseasonal snowfall hit the US state on the last day of summer.

Mexico quake: 'If you die saving someone it's OK'

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 08:23:49 GMT

The BBC followed a recovery effort in Mexico City, after Tuesday's deadly magnitude 7.1 earthquake.

Iran missile test on state TV

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 08:18:10 GMT

Iranian state TV has broadcast footage of a new missile test at an undisclosed location.

Rohingya refugees: Baby born while fleeing Myanmar

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 02:13:22 GMT

The Rohingya children from Myanmar born as refugees.

Philippines protesters burn Duterte effigy

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 01:10:31 GMT

Thousands of protesters demand an end to the war on drugs, and martial law on the island of Mindanao.

Mexico quake: Rescuers dig through rubble

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 02:17:38 GMT

Rescuers are frantically removing rubble - by machinery and by hand - in a race to reach survivors.

German election: How young voters are shaking up the election

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 22:35:53 GMT

"Ignored" by parties, here's how young German voters are mobilising ahead of the federal election.

Kexit? Iraqi Kurdistan referendum explained

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 02:19:14 GMT

It's highly controversial, but these Kurds are adamant they will vote for their own state on Monday.

Deadly fire engulfs Russian hotel

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 01:15:46 GMT

Two people died when the three star Torn House hotel in Rostov-on-Don caught fire.

Spain's Gran Canaria battles forest fires

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:13:17 GMT

Spanish firefighters battle a huge forest fire on the island of Gran Canaria.

Children rescued from rubble of Mexico school

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:11:35 GMT

At least 21 children and five adults died as the building collapsed during Tuesday's earthquake.

Mexico earthquake: Why are rescuers clenching their fists?

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:59:03 GMT

Why people in Mexico are raising their hands in the air as they search through the rubble.

Rihanna on diverse make-up: 'It's not rocket science'

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 03:24:29 GMT

We spoke with Rihanna about the response to her new beauty brand Fenty Beauty.

Mumbai train gets water ride

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:48:43 GMT

A video of a train speeding past a flooded station in Mumbai and splattering everyone on the platform has gone viral.

Ethiopian artists create art from animal bones and bags

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:30:13 GMT

Two artists in Ethiopia hope to protect the environment by turning rubbish into art.

Why Amsterdam is hiking tourist tax

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 04:54:13 GMT

From 2018 hotels in the centre of the city will charge 2% more in tourist tax than those further out.

'He was the man' - young artists on Basquiat

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 07:13:15 GMT

Young black artists celebrate Jean-Michel Basquiat's impact on art.

Mexico earthquake as it struck

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 06:04:27 GMT

A strong earthquake has struck central Mexico, killing more than 220 people and toppling dozens of buildings in the capital, Mexico City.

Islamic State 'execution' stopped by RAF drone in Syria

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:28:24 GMT

This is the moment an RAF drone stopped a public killing staged by so-called Islamic State in Syria.

Iranian President Rouhani hits back at Donald Trump's UN speech

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:21:07 GMT

In his first speech at the UN on Tuesday, President Trump included Iran among "a small group of rogue regimes".

Hurricane Maria knocks out power in Puerto Rico

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:29:50 GMT

The powerful storm has cut off electricity to 3.5 million people.

Hurricane Maria: Aerial footage shows devastation in Dominica

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 07:29:50 GMT

Fallen trees, flattened buildings and strewn debris can be seen after Hurricane Maria struck.

Catalonia referendum: Protests over raids to halt vote

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:39:33 GMT

Spain's government has stepped up efforts to halt an independence vote in Catalonia they call illegal.

How Angela Merkel rose to power to lead Germany

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 20:15:00 GMT

Angela Merkel has led Germany since 2005 and she is tipped to win a fourth term as chancellor.

Theresa May: UK will withhold funding from UN unless it reforms

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 20:11:17 GMT

Addressing the UN General Assembly, Prime Minister Theresa May says the UK will withhold millions in funding unless the UN achieves "sufficient results".

Trump at UN: Which 'rogue states' are in new axis of evil?

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 22:52:34 GMT

George W Bush invented the original list of US enemies - who did Donald Trump label 'rogue states'?

Russian army rocket 'hits spectators'

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:34:48 GMT

A Russian army helicopter has accidentally fired a rocket at bystanders, according to Russian regional news website 66.RU.

Myanmar to Bangladesh: Tracing a family who fled their Rohingya home

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:38:59 GMT

After witnessing a village burned in Myanmar, the BBC finds some former residents now in Bangladesh.

BBC reporter tries to question Aung San Suu Kyi over Rohingya crisis

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:56:20 GMT

The BBC's Jonah Fisher tries to question Aung San Suu Kyi over Rohingya crisis.

Why are there so many hurricanes?

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:05:59 GMT

After Hurricanes Irma, Jose and Maria, David Shukman explains why there have been so many.

Trump at UN: North Korea's 'Rocket Man on suicide mission'

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:45:15 GMT

The US president warns North Korea will be "totally destroyed" if America is forced to defend itself.

Yemen war: What happened to Saleem?

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 22:51:51 GMT

It has been a year since starving Saleem became the face of Yemen's suffering. But where is he now?

Kalashnikov inventor gets statue in Russia

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:06:46 GMT

A new monument is unveiled of the world famous rifle's late creator in Moscow.

Hurricane Maria threatens British Virgin Islands

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 19:36:12 GMT

The British Virgin Islands, still trying to get back on its feet after Irma, are now threatened by Maria.

Daca: Nancy Pelosi heckled as 'liar' in Dreamers protest

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:36:20 GMT

The Democrat is heckled by protesters taking issue with her recent talks with President Trump over immigration.

Around the world in under 80 days: On a bike.

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 06:58:07 GMT

Mark Beaumont has finished his 80 day round the world cycle in 78 days.

Scout Schultz's father asks police: 'Why did you shoot?'

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 22:50:15 GMT

The parents of LGBT student activist Scout Schultz want to know why police fired the deadly shot.

Huge Russian war games under way

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 19:22:45 GMT

A military exercise involving thousands of troops is provoking suspicion from some Nato countries.

Trump at UN General Assembly: Three key points

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 23:27:30 GMT

Donald Trump is to make his debut at the UN General Assembly: Will he listen or lecture?

Engineers relocate 2,000-tonne Shanghai temple hall

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 22:46:48 GMT

The main hall of a 135-year-old Buddhist temple in Shanghai has been moved 30m (100ft).

Rollercoaster queues: Theme park tries to cue waiting times

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 23:43:58 GMT

A theme park in The Netherlands is about to begin an experiment designed to stop people having to queue for rides.

Flying into eastern Syria with the Russian Army

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 05:56:18 GMT

The BBC entered the city of Deir al-Zour after so-called Islamic State militants were driven out.

Pro-Trump rally: 'The value of free speech is under assault'

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 01:31:39 GMT

Trump supporters attended a rally in the American capital to 'defend American values'.

Koala 'hitches' ride under car wheel arch

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 13:39:04 GMT

She survived a 16km (10-mile) car journey, clinging to the axle of a four-wheel drive near Adelaide.

Harry Dean Stanton describes his audition for Alien

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 09:27:28 GMT

Harry Dean Stanton, who has died at the age of 91, reveals what he told director Ridley Scott during his audition for Alien.

Five Fingers for Marseilles hits Toronto International Film Festival

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 23:34:16 GMT

Will the "boldly South African" film outgun its rivals at Toronto's prestigious festival this week?

Irma: Apocalypse and the aftermath

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 02:22:47 GMT

The category five hurricane devastated Caribbean islands - a BBC team captured what was left behind.

Worried about refugees in Germany? Call Ali Can

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 23:05:54 GMT

An unexpected voice will answer, aiming to overcome immigration fears with facts and his personal story.

'Long live Cassini': Nasa scientists say farewell

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:00:10 GMT

The chief scientists who worked on the spacecraft react after it plunged into Saturn’s atmosphere.

Henry the hippo reunites with his baby Fiona

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 10:01:35 GMT

A happy ending for a family of hippos.

Migrant crisis: Is Bilbao the new back door to Britain?

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 23:23:30 GMT

Migrants are trying to get to the UK by sneaking on to ferries at the Spanish port of Bilbao.

Sierra Leone mudslide: Freetown man lost eight family members

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 02:00:38 GMT

Thomas Benson lost eight family members in the mudslide that hit Sierra Leone's capital a month ago.

North Korea missile: People under threat react

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 07:59:54 GMT

Waking up to North Korea's missile - people living in the region react.

Why's Frank, 11, mowing the White House lawn?

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 19:36:13 GMT

The budding entrepreneur got a surprise visit from the president - and an unexpected role in world news.

North Korea missile: South Korea responds with drill

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 03:08:55 GMT

It's the second time this month that North Korea has launched a ballistic missile over Japan.

Lehman Brothers: Failed bank or malt whisky?

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 11:54:54 GMT

The Lehman Brothers brand is back, but this time on a whisky bottle.

Philippine drug war: Profiting from death?

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 23:52:35 GMT

A funeral parlour in Manila picks up victims of police drug raids to hold funerals for them.

Photographer Maurer on why he's drawn to abandoned buildings

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 00:03:42 GMT

Pablo Iglesias Maurer tells the BBC why he is drawn to photograph places with a "tinge of melancholy".

Florida Keys: Drone video shows devastation from Irma

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 17:50:25 GMT

More than a quarter of homes on the chain of islands are thought to have been destroyed in the storm.

Arrests at Turkey trial of hunger-striking teachers

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 18:06:25 GMT

Several people are arrested outside the trial in Ankara of two hunger-striking teachers.

Tennis star Maria Sharapova: 'I admitted my mistake - now I'm back'

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 04:01:19 GMT

Tennis player Maria Sharapova says she's put the doping scandal behind her.

Nobel laureate to Aung San Suu Kyi: Choose love, not hate

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 18:18:42 GMT

Muhammad Yunus urges his fellow Nobel Prize winner to return to being a force for peace in Myanmar.

Cycling around the world in 80 days

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 06:36:35 GMT

Endurance cyclist Mark Beaumont is trying to smash the current record of 123 days.

Syria war: Raqqa civilians remain trapped in 'absolute hell'

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 23:29:16 GMT

Our correspondent describes an "iron-clad death trap" of a city with no option for civilians to escape.

Rohingya Muslims respond to claims they set fire to their homes

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 04:10:53 GMT

Myanmar's government says villagers set fire to their own homes - we hear their side of the story.

South Africa student fights to keep thesis in robbery

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:13:23 GMT

Noxolo Ntuli was walking home in Johannesburg when she was set upon by armed men.

World's oldest giant panda dies aged 37

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 09:00:50 GMT

Basi, the world's oldest captive giant panda, has died in China aged 37.

Why are Pakistan's pirated DVDs dying out?

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 00:09:41 GMT

What was a multi-million dollar business has fallen on hard times. Secunder Kermani finds out why.

'I had to leave my favourite dress'

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 22:56:30 GMT

In the rush to flee violence in Myanmar, Rohingya Muslims had to decide what to bring and what to leave.

Tiger cubs meet for the first time

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 20:05:55 GMT

One was rejected by its mother, the other was found on the US-Mexico border. Will they be friends?

Finn the dog runs for mayor in Canadian city St John's

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:02:07 GMT

The race to be mayor in a small, Canadian city is heating up as Finn the dog officially begins his campaign for the top job.

A guided tour around Syria with the Russian army

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 22:34:36 GMT

Russia's military intervention in Syria has been crucial in keeping President Assad in power.

Schiphol airport: Planes struggle to land in high winds

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:35:06 GMT

Winds as high as 130kmph (81mph) caused problems for traffic and aviation in The Netherlands.

A look inside a South Korean public shelter

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 21:03:20 GMT

Public shelters have been set up across the country in the event of an attack from the North.

Hurricane Irma: Chainsaw nun takes internet by storm

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 10:03:28 GMT

Sister Margaret Ann wanted to do her bit to help with Hurricane Irma.