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Mexico theme park offers illegal migrant experience

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 01:57:05 GMT

The trip is designed to warn people about the dangers of illegal crossings, say the owners.

Bringing solar power to a remote community in the Himalayas

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 01:20:53 GMT

A team of engineers trek into the remote region to bring a community electricity for the first time.

Jeffrey Kong: Singapore's Lego brick artist

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:47:28 GMT

Jeffrey Kong creates objects using Lego. He says it can be used as a form of self-expression

How Malawi reduced infant mortality

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:31:53 GMT

Every year 2.6m babies around the world don't survive beyond a month but Malawi's number is dropping.

Berlusconi's handshake advice for BBC reporter

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:04:44 GMT

The former Italian prime minister hopes to lead the next coalition government but is still as outspoken as ever.

What it's like being a female director in Bollywood

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 01:21:31 GMT

Gauri Shinde talks about the challenges of working in a male-dominated industry.

Ethiopian cliff church gives priest daily test of faith

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 01:35:32 GMT

In the remote mountains of northern Ethiopia, a lone priest scales a 250m cliff each day to reach his church.

Finland's new pandas enjoy snow

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 13:58:11 GMT

Finland's new pandas were being allowed outside for the first time since arriving in the country last month.

Mexico earthquake: Tremor shakes newspaper office

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 09:49:04 GMT

Journalists at the office of Mexican newspaper Milenio film the moment a 7.2-magnitude earthquake hit.

Florida students to lawmakers: 'Shame on you'

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 19:56:11 GMT

Students have been addressing a rally after the February 14 shooting in which 17 people died.

'I knew I had to get out' of DR Congo

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 00:41:11 GMT

The crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo has produced millions of refugees. Some are finding sanctuary in Uganda.

Woman challenges definition of 'feminine' on

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 01:14:00 GMT says it will review its entry after Kaya Day complained about the word's "comical" synonyms.

ICYMI: Tiny dogs and robots skiing (badly)

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 10:34:39 GMT

Some of the stories you might have missed this week.

Florida school shooting: Thousands mourn at vigil

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 09:58:41 GMT

Fred Guttenberg's daughter Jaime was killed in the Florida shooting, he paid tribute to her at a vigil.

Oxfam head: 'I know we have a problem'

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 05:39:06 GMT

Executive Director of Oxfam International Winnie Byanyima says she does not know how many sexual predators are still working for the charity.

How a US grandmother foiled an alleged school shooting plot

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 20:01:14 GMT

When a US grandmother found her grandson's troubling journal entries, she called the police.

Female driver leads LA police on a high-speed chase

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 17:12:52 GMT

A reporter in a helicopter was able to capture - and commentate on - the high-speed pursuit.

Russians conducted 'information warfare' on US election

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:53:52 GMT

US Deputy Attorney General says Russians began interfering with the US election process as early as 2014.

Hot on Instagram - but is it art?

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:05:48 GMT

Should social media-friendly experiences designed to make striking photos be considered art?

Oxfam sex scandal: Are foreign charities welcome in Haiti?

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:31:49 GMT

The Oxfam sex scandal has put the spotlight on the work done by non-government organisations in Haiti.

Florida shooting: Gunman opens fire in a classroom

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 13:37:01 GMT

A student captures the horrifying moment Nikolas Cruz began shooting in a Florida classroom.

Man sharing house with leopards and bears

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:14:51 GMT

Social activist Prakash Amte says the animals at his rescue centre will never harm him.

Florida shooting: Trump warns against inaction

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 16:54:59 GMT

But the president offers no specific ways to make schools safer - and doesn't mentions guns at all.

Florida school shooting aftermath

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 20:52:31 GMT

Students, police and politicians react after 17 people were shot dead at a high school in Florida.

Chinese New Year food: How to get rich tossing fish

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 08:30:09 GMT

Every Chinese New Year families in Singapore and Malaysia toss a fish salad for luck and prosperity.

Cyril Ramaphosa: The long road to power in South Africa

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 16:50:05 GMT

Cyril Ramaphosa is South Africa's new president. He was an activist as a student and went on to work closely with Nelson Mandela.

South African President Jacob Zuma: 'I resign with immediate effect'

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 21:26:57 GMT

In a televised speech to the nation, South African President Jacob Zuma announced his resignation.

South Africa: Hopes for the future after Zuma's departure

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 13:15:30 GMT

South Africans share their feelings about Jacob Zuma's presidency and what they hope for the future.

Jacob Zuma: South African leader's rise and fall

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 21:08:07 GMT

He once fought apartheid alongside Nelson Mandela, but leaves office mired in corruption scandals.

Morgan Tsvangirai: The man who took on Robert Mugabe

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 00:45:08 GMT

Zimbabwe's main opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, was best known for standing up to Robert Mugabe.

Rio Carnival: Evil rat stars in winning political parade

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 13:07:55 GMT

Beija Flor samba school wins Rio Carnival with a show sharply criticising corruption in Brazil.

North Korea cheerleader: 'We were on the frontline'

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 10:08:24 GMT

Former North Korean cheerleader Han Seo-hee shares what it was like being in the "army of beauties".

Pampered pooches: China's luxury hotel for dogs

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 00:32:42 GMT

Pets get treated to cinema and swimming pools as China welcomes the Year of the Dog.

Toddler rescued from metro tracks

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 19:30:05 GMT

An 18-year-old stranger helped to lift the child up after he fell down on the rails at a station in Milan.

World Hacks: ‘How improv helped me beat anxiety’

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 01:06:03 GMT

The class aiming to improve people's mental health by teaching them how to ad-lib.

Maldives opposition MPs forcibly moved from parliament

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 21:58:20 GMT

After parliament is suspended in the Maldives, five opposition MPs attempt to enter the compound in protest.

St Valentine: Does this 3D reconstruction show his face?

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:42:59 GMT

A reconstruction is made of the saint's face, based on human remains thought to belong to him.

Syrian rescue worker pulls own mother from wreckage

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 02:53:37 GMT

Samir Salim managed to save his father and sister but was too late for his mother.

Engine drama sparks mid-air emergency

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 09:06:36 GMT

Passengers on a United Airlines plane faced a scary landing in Hawaii.

British package holidays resume in Tunisia after attack

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 07:49:06 GMT

Dale and Courtney are on the first British package holiday in Tunisia, three years after a deadly beach attack.

No space for love in Hong Kong

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 04:44:31 GMT

Unable to afford their own place, many young couples in Hong Kong are spending time in love hotels.

Black Panther premieres in Kenya

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 22:29:41 GMT

Fans celebrate in Kisumu, the hometown of star Lupita Nyong'o.

Boston Dynamics' latest SpotMini robot opens doors

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 14:04:01 GMT

Boston Dynamics' latest design of the SpotMini robot is able to open doors.

Winter Olympics: 'Taking a moment of history in their stride' - North Korean duo shine in figure skating pairs

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 06:31:46 GMT

North Korea's only two athletes to have qualified for this year's games on merit have progressed through to Thursday's long pairs figure skating program.

Russia Saratov crash: Recovery operation underway

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 19:50:24 GMT

One thousand people are involved in the search operation after a plane went down near Moscow on Sunday.

Mikheil Saakashvili deported from Ukraine

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 13:23:24 GMT

The former president of Georgia was detained at a Kiev restaurant by law enforcement agents in camouflage.

How this church plans to fight a gunman

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 00:34:50 GMT

As places of worship have become targets, training sessions are meant to increase readiness.

Tracking down India's killer dogs

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 00:22:39 GMT

A third of all rabies deaths worldwide occur in India - so what is being done to tackle the problem?

Being a surrogate in Ukraine is 'not without risk'

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 00:07:50 GMT

Like hundreds of Ukrainian women, Ana was drawn into surrogacy by the money on offer.

Oxfam sex claims: Employees 'exploited locals sexually'

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 22:45:12 GMT

A former Oxfam employee says she told managers about alleged abuses in Haiti between 2009 and 2012.

Tunisia: How are they dealing with terror?

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 18:14:34 GMT

As British tourists begin to return, the BBC finds out what has changed since 2015's deadly beach shooting.

Barack and Michelle Obama's portraits unveiled

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 18:18:31 GMT

Here's how Barack and Michelle Obama reacted to seeing their official portraits unveiled. on sexism: 'Humanity has issues'

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 01:08:12 GMT

The musician says sexism and inappropriate behaviour runs across the entertainment industry.

Antarctic iceberg expedition set to reveal hidden realm

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 20:22:33 GMT

Footage shows the iceberg scientists hope will reveal an Antarctic realm hidden for thousands of years.

Flames engulf highway in China after gas tanker overturns

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 09:11:43 GMT

Dashcam footage captures gas from an overturned tanker igniting, seriously injuring two people.

2,500 young Italians compete for one job

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:33:10 GMT

For some, going the distance in their job search means taking a special bus up and down the country.

London aid workers help Bangladesh Rohingya refugees

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 13:40:26 GMT

Aid workers from London take a 5,000-mile trip to help Muslims who have fled Myanmar.

The African barber styling Premier League stars

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:29:58 GMT

We find out, by joining barber Nikky Okyere on home visits to his Premier League clients.

'No survivors' as Russian Saratov Airlines plane crashes

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 17:01:16 GMT

The aircraft crashed shortly after taking off from a Moscow airport, killing all 71 people on board.

Winter Olympics: South Koreans protest against 'propaganda'

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 18:50:18 GMT

South Koreans protested outside a concert that the North Korean leader's sister was watching.

Singing sound check at Winter Olympics

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 16:49:44 GMT

A member of staff working behind the scenes at the games entertains at the media centre in Pyeongchang.

Nigeria's soil-free salad farm

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 00:32:10 GMT

The entrepreneur growing greens in shipping containers.

Do 'dead' models live on in fashion magazines?

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 00:05:17 GMT

A fashion photographer asks why female models pose as dead bodies or sexual objects in magazines.

Brazil's British Carnival dancer

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 00:13:57 GMT

Carnival is underway in Rio this weekend, and this year a British dancer with no professional dance training will be Carnival Queen.

The everyday lives of the non-monogamous

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 00:01:38 GMT

Photographer Erika Kapin uses photography to document non-monogamy with The Open Photo Project.

Russian skiers support banned Olympic athletes

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 19:55:03 GMT

Thousands take to the slopes in Russia in solidarity with athletes banned from taking part in the Winter Olympics.

Winter Olympics: Bobsleigh star's tearful diversity plea

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 12:35:37 GMT

Jamaica's Fenlator-Victorian spoke of the importance of being a role model for black children.

The barren desert preparing astronauts for life on Mars

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 12:42:03 GMT

Researchers have created a simulation of the red planet with the hope humans will one day live there.

The ping pong pals separated forever

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 00:24:02 GMT

When North and South Korea's ping pong stars joined forces they became firm friends, but it didn't last.

Numbers stations: The 'spy radio' that anyone can hear

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 00:25:30 GMT

What role does rock band Dire Straits play in international espionage?

United Korea and more at Olympics opening

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 15:44:57 GMT

Watch the best moments from a spectacular Winter Olympics 2018 opening ceremony in Pyeongchang.

ICYMI: Some stories you may have missed this week

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 07:56:31 GMT

Cheddar Man, the first woman to light up Bollywood and badminton in space.

What is the point of an air show?

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 00:12:22 GMT

Whether it's Paris or Farnborough, Dubai or Singapore, air shows have a real fanbase. But why?

Bear cubs found in cardboard box in Moscow

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 22:03:42 GMT

A charity will look after them until they're strong enough to be released.

Plastic pollution reaching record levels in once pristine Arctic

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 12:17:38 GMT

Here's why the Arctic is no longer what you see in the pictures.

Rio Carnival's last dance?

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 01:07:45 GMT

Why there are fears funding cuts could take the shine off Brazil's world famous festival.

Sing along with gender neutral Canadian national anthem

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 19:20:49 GMT

Sing along with MPs - listen out for "all of us command” instead of "all thy sons".

Man leads police on one of the longest helicopter pursuits in Canadian history

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 20:33:20 GMT

The suspect was charged with numerous offenses, including possession and racing a motor vehicle.

The Ivanka of North Korea. Meet Kim Yo-jong

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 13:01:44 GMT

The influential sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is attending the Winter Olympic Games in South Korea.

World Club Dome's zero-gravity rave

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 06:40:11 GMT

The rave took place in a specially converted A310 aircraft.

What's going on in a toddler's brain?

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 00:39:53 GMT

Scientists want to find out more about how very young children develop a sense of self.

The only woman to light up Bollywood films

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 00:33:38 GMT

Hetal Dedhia on how she broke barriers to become the head of lighting on Indian film sets.

What makes a military parade?

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 18:00:31 GMT

President Donald Trump has said he wants the Pentagon to organise a military parade. Here's how other countries do it.

Skiers and snowboards in the Paris snow

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 19:56:57 GMT

People have been making the most of the icy reception at the French capital's usual tourist hotspots.

'I didn't want to become a celebrity'

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 00:10:42 GMT

Professor Robert Kelly says it's "strange" getting photographed following his famous BBC interview.

Plastic bottle scheme that could help clean the oceans

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 06:04:40 GMT

As the scale of plastic pollution in the world's oceans becomes ever more apparent, could bottle deposit schemes help turn the tide?

Iowa: Time-lapse footage shows multi-car pile-up

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 22:30:28 GMT

Around 70 cars were involved in a multi-car crash that has left one person dead and dozens injured.

'I miss her so much': NHS doctor separated from daughter

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 06:01:22 GMT

An Egyptian doctor recruited by the NHS in 2016 has had an application for her three-year-old daughter to come to the UK rejected.

Old Ethiopian plane becomes cafe in the Oromia region

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 10:19:16 GMT

Customers flock to the Ethiopian cafe for its unusual setting and homemade honey wine.

The story of Elon Musk rocket launch

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 23:47:14 GMT

The rocket's payload is Elon Musk's own Tesla, and two of the three rocket segments have landed.

Taiwan eyewitness caught in aftershock live on TV

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 19:28:58 GMT

Zeena Starbuck was giving her account of events in Hualien as a powerful aftershock struck.

Denny Morrison overcame both a motorcycle accident and a stroke to race in PyeongChang.

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 06:26:17 GMT

Denny Morrison overcame both a serious motorcycle accident and a stroke to race in the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Syria: 'When I was hit by the gas I couldn't breathe or talk'

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 18:49:54 GMT

The UN's investigating reports bombs containing chlorine were used against civilians in parts of Syria.

The oddities sent into space

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 19:22:07 GMT

A car, a golf ball, a pie... and other items items dispatched on cosmic journeys over the years.

Why are stock markets falling?

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 13:29:04 GMT

Share prices are falling on the world stock exchanges, but why?

US market meltdown explained

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 05:22:19 GMT

The worst day in US financial history since the financial crisis – explained in 90 seconds.

The coffin seller of Kabul

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 15:14:50 GMT

Mohammad Maroof sells coffins in Kabul, where hundreds have been killed in recent bombings.

Drone footage shows highway pile-up

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 11:17:24 GMT

One person has died and 11 others were injured in crashes along a highway in Missouri, US.

Winter Olympics: Friendly North Korea 'is fake', says former bomber

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 23:54:00 GMT

Former North Korean spy Kim Hyun-hui is unconvinced that Pyongyang is sincere in its overtures.