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The Indians who used kayaking to transform their lives

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 00:04:09 GMT

There are many routes to success and for a group of friends in India, it was the Ganges River.

Skiers jump from speeding lift in Georgia

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:38:44 GMT

Several people were injured when the out of control lift started going backwards fast, in Georgia.

Brazil protests over slain politician Marielle Franco

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:23:35 GMT

Tens of thousands gathered to demand justice for Marielle Franco.

Swiss pianist gives concert on ice in northern Baltic Sea

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 19:19:07 GMT

Swiss pianist Gabriel Arnold performs for tourists on an icebreaker in Scandinavia's Gulf of Bothnia.

John F Kennedy's lost 'last' speech recreated

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 18:35:15 GMT

The voice of JFK has been used to reconstruct the speech he was due to deliver on the day he was assassinated.

The women bringing animated adventures to life

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 18:19:20 GMT

A record number of women were nominated at the recent British Animation Awards, but men still dominate the industry.

Zimbabwe's ousted Robert Mugabe: 'We must undo this disgrace'

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 23:30:23 GMT

Former Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe gives his first interview since he was ousted.

'You never get used to living like this'

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:08:37 GMT

Seven-year-old Rouaa has lived most of her life in a refugee camp and dreams of a better life.

Rome's rubbish: The people trying to solve the problem

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:09:27 GMT

Meet the people who are taking matters into their own hands.

Poisoned ex-spy: Why does UK think it was Russia?

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 07:00:24 GMT

The BBC's Gordon Corera considers the attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury.

'Elsa' from Frozen rescues police van

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 12:56:07 GMT

He gave it a good push then let it go.

African women 'inspire comic book heroes'

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 00:14:02 GMT

You've heard of Wonder Woman and Black Panther, but what about Queen Amina and Ireti Moremi?

Trump says it 'looks like' Russia behind nerve agent attack

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 15:48:55 GMT

The president spoke after the US and European allies said there was no other "plausible explanation".

Crown Prince warns Saudis will get nuclear bomb if Iran does

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 13:37:35 GMT

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman also told CBS News that Iran's Supreme Leader was like Hitler.

From Syria to safety in Pakistan: 'We left children in Eastern Ghouta'

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 00:18:52 GMT

An elderly Pakistani couple talk about life under siege in Syria, and how their relatives clung to them.

Florida shooting: Students vow 'never again' in US walkout

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 21:16:04 GMT

Thousands of students across the country left their classrooms in a call for gun reform.

The seven places where women earn more than men in US

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 22:02:18 GMT

A new analysis by Stateline found only seven communities where women make significantly more than men.

Salisbury poisoning attack: 'US stands in solidarity with Britain'

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 21:10:23 GMT

US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, says Russia is behind an attack on former spy Sergei Skripal in the UK.

Russian spy: Why the UK is expelling diplomats

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 19:25:40 GMT

The government's expulsion of 23 embassy officials in response to the Skripal case is explained.

Miami rescue workers search for survivors after bridge collapse

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 18:36:50 GMT

Rescue workers can be seen looking for survivors at Florida International University.

How to stop birds smashing into windows

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 00:35:25 GMT

The city that decided to stop birds crashing into buildings.

How Russia uses propaganda to discredit opponents

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 02:16:59 GMT

John Sweeney was investigating how the Russian state discredits its critics when it happened.

Stephen Hawking: Scientist in the public eye

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 10:27:51 GMT

From meeting presidents to popes, we look back at some of Professor Hawking's most notable public appearances.

Trump v Tillerson: A short history of disagreements

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 19:03:20 GMT

Rex reportedly called the president 'a moron', while Trump was accused of 'castrating' his secretary of state.

Shoes laid outside the US Capitol in Washington represent young victims of gun violence.

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 22:51:28 GMT

Shoes laid outside the US Capitol in Washington represent young victims of gun violence.

The Eritrean runner fearing deportation

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 00:15:32 GMT

Amar is one of thousands of illegal African migrants being told to leave Israel, or face arrest.

Wrinkle In Time director: 'No one in films looked like me'

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 00:24:23 GMT

Ava DuVernay explains why her film about a girl's quest to find her father "loves a wider audience".

Australia fights drug addiction with plane flying lessons

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 00:19:13 GMT

A moment of fear in the air is part of a rehab programme in Australia.

Nepal airport crash: 'It tilted and hit its wings'

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 04:08:46 GMT

Dozens have died after a plane carrying 71 people crashed on landing at Nepal's Kathmandu airport.

South Korea gaming: Death by overwork sparks calls for change

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 01:52:31 GMT

Critics say "crunch time", an intense burst of work just before a game is released, can be dangerous.

The glacier that keeps collapsing

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 10:06:40 GMT

The Perito Moreno glacier in Argentina is one of very few globally that grows rather than shrinks

Russian spy: Putin challenged over Salisbury poisoning

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 15:47:02 GMT

The BBC's Steve Rosenberg asks Russia's president if Moscow was behind the attack on Sergei Skripal.

Vladimir Putin: What does the world think of Russian president?

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 00:23:30 GMT

People in 10 countries share their views of Vladimir Putin, ahead of Russia's presidential election.

Austin police say deadly package explosions 'linked'

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 22:36:57 GMT

Police did not rule out the possibility of all three attacks in Texas being hate crimes.

The country where more than 70% of people are overweight or obese

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 00:20:26 GMT

Qatar is taking drastic action to help people lose weight and fight diabetes.

Sugar tax: The Norwegians travelling to Sweden for sweets

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 22:59:01 GMT

Here's why some Norwegians are making a day trip to Sweden to get their sugar fix.

Dwayne Wade backs 'Parkland 17' art exhibit on school shooting

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 17:02:10 GMT

The 17 victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas school shooting are honoured at a Miami art exhibition.

The girl who convinced the Maasai to stop FGM

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 12:10:23 GMT

Aged eight, Nice Leng'ete was destined to undergo female genital mutilation. But she fought back. This is her story.

Five die in New York helicopter crash

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 04:19:49 GMT

Five people have died after the helicopter they were in crashed into New York City's East River.

Xi Jinping: What if Xi is president for life?

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 06:15:43 GMT

The BBC's Howard Zhang explains why it matters that China has scrapped presidential term limits.

India's gay prince opens his palace for LGBT community

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 02:23:31 GMT

Since coming out, Manvendra Singh Gohil has been championing LGBT rights in India.

Trump's not so new election slogan

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 11:14:00 GMT

You might think you've heard this before. Donald Trump reveals the slogan he will use to fight in the next presidential election.

Climbing Mount Everest while doing 'keepy uppies'

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 10:50:42 GMT

John Farnworth spent the last 10 days juggling a football all the way to Mt Everest's base camp.

The people trying to stop celebratory shooting

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 00:15:54 GMT

A Lebanese NGO is campaigning against the deadly practice of celebratory shooting.

How slime turned around the fate of a glue factory

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 00:15:45 GMT

Cléopatre near Tours has made sticky glue for nearly 100 years and 18 years ago it almost went under.

Priya Varrier: The actress whose wink stopped India

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 00:18:03 GMT

Actress Priya Varrier recently became one of the most searched for Indian people on the internet.

Frozen music: The festival with ice instruments

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 00:14:08 GMT

The BBC Travel Show visits the festival which has ice drums, ice horns and even an ice didgeridoo.

Transgender beauty queen's plea for equality after pageant

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 13:25:51 GMT

Vietnam's Nguyen Huong Giang was crowned Miss International Queen at a pageant in Thailand.

Immigration agents detain mother in front of screaming children

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 19:11:37 GMT

Plainclothes officers seize a woman near a California school in front of her three daughters.

Our mutual friend: Is Dennis Rodman key to Trump-Kim summit?

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 20:53:38 GMT

Can Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un's mutual friend Dennis Rodman help pull off a diplomatic slam dunk?

Week-old baby western lowland gorilla in Congo

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 11:54:24 GMT

Rare footage of a baby, critically endangered western lowland gorilla was taken in Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park, Congo.

Jade Hameister: Silencing sexists in a -50C wind chill

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 00:03:23 GMT

The girl who became one of the youngest people to ski to the South Pole – and made a sandwich to counter sexist critics.

ICYMI: Rhinos, robots and tattoos

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 08:58:03 GMT

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

North Carolina officer charged for tasing jaywalker

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 19:09:04 GMT

A former North Carolina officer faces assault charges after an encounter with a pedestrian.

Rare identical triplets go home in Kansas City, Missouri

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 22:50:06 GMT

Mother Nicole decided against a Caesarean section, and all the boys are doing well.

Five ways to break up with plastic

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 00:57:04 GMT

From boar hair toothbrushes to beeswax food wrap, here's how you can dump the disposable plastics.

Big cat gets CAT scan

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 15:38:28 GMT

After Tomo the lion had a tooth removed, a US zoo wanted to check there was no infection.

Spain strike: 'Young women are incredible'

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 03:02:41 GMT

Women in Spain mark International Women's Day with a strike targeting gender inequality and sexual discrimination.

Syria: Seven years of war explained

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 00:52:21 GMT

What started as protests against the government has morphed into a global conflict.

Natthanan: the 10-year-old make-up artist

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 01:23:57 GMT

Natthanan is a 10 year-old professional make-up artist from Thailand, who has worked at London Fashion Week 2018.

Fiorentina fans sing at Davide Astori's funeral

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 18:02:36 GMT

Fans sing at the funeral of Italy and Fiorentina footballer Davide Astori in Florence.

Paul Newman gave part of salary to me

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 14:59:24 GMT

Actress Susan Sarandon has revealed that the late Paul Newman once handed her part of his salary to top up her pay for a movie.

Trump laughs off awkward slip-up

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 21:53:24 GMT

At a White House event the US president joked with steelworkers - and challenged one to arm wrestle.

Curious Emperor penguins take a selfie video in Antarctica

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 18:18:38 GMT

Two Emperor penguins stumbled across a camera that was left by an Australian Antarctic explorer.

'Without women the world stops'

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 06:14:17 GMT

Some Spanish women will go on strike on International Women's Day to highlight sexism and the gender pay gap.

Should manufacturers use models to sell cars?

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 00:02:46 GMT

Should motor manufacturers still be using models to sell cars?

Virginia man hit by car he is fleeing in police chase

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 17:40:38 GMT

A man accidentally put himself in harm's way when he jumped out of a car he forgot to put in park.

Football star who started in a refugee camp

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 01:31:38 GMT

Nadia Nadim started playing football in a refugee camp after fleeing Afghanistan as a child. Now she is the first immigrant to play for the Danish national team.

Gambian footballer tackling early marriage

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 23:59:01 GMT

Aminata Camara is the Gambian Under-17 football captain – but her family want her to stop playing and get married.

Harlem Globetrotters teach 109-year-old woman new tricks

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 19:35:19 GMT

Virginia McLaurin famously danced with the Obamas on her 106th birthday - now she has been taught a few basketball moves.

Russia, spies and enemies of the state

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 19:20:24 GMT

A look back at high profile Russians to have been targeted on foreign soil.

Avalanche escape captured on headcam

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 17:34:53 GMT

Thomas Kray's headcam was recording when the avalanche struck - he survived by activating his safety airbag.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas wind symphony plays Carnegie Hall

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 16:54:44 GMT

"Music soothes all the pain," says a young musician dealing with the aftermath of the mass shooting.

Digging for a son in Eastern Ghouta

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 19:16:06 GMT

Abu Mohammed lost his son in an air strike in Eastern Ghouta last February. For 10 days he has been digging the rubble of his destroyed house searching for his son's body.

Michelle Obama dances with Parker the portrait girl

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 01:11:06 GMT

The former first lady met Parker after a photo of the toddler mesmerised by the painting went viral.

Homeless swept up in America's capital clean-up

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 00:05:29 GMT

Washington, DC has the highest rate of homelessness in the US. What's being done?

'Their blood is on your hands'

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:49:49 GMT

The Al Hindi family were hit by a mortar when on a school run in Damascus.

Tomb Raider star: 'It's all very positive' because of feminist movement

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 03:57:43 GMT

Alicia Vikander, who plays Lara Croft in the new Tomb Raider, says women's circumstances are improving in film.

Watch Frances McDormand's Oscar being taken

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 17:31:23 GMT

A Governor's Ball guest took Frances McDormand's Oscar and posted a video on social media.

Diver swims through 'horrifying plastic cloud'

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 02:30:44 GMT

Rich Horner filmed himself swimming through rubbish off the island of Nusa Penida near Bali.

Crowd catches little girl from ski lift fall

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:39:22 GMT

A five-year-old girl was dangling from a ski lift in California when a crowd rushed to her rescue.

Leaders from North Korea, China, Uganda, Russia, Iraq, Cuba and Syria

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 16:16:28 GMT

A look at how dictators who do not want to give up the job manage to hang on to power.

USS Lexington: World War Two aircraft carrier wreck found

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 14:22:07 GMT

The remains of the USS Lexington, which went down 76 years ago, are discovered off Australia.

Russian spy incident: What we know

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 06:46:42 GMT

Two people fell ill on a park bench in Salisbury, and now a nerve agent is revealed to be the cause.

Afrin: What is going on in Syria's other battle?

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 00:15:23 GMT

Civilians are caught up in the battle between Turkey and a Kurdish group seen as allies by the US.

Yusuf, 14, aims to be first US Muslim president

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 00:07:51 GMT

He's just like any other teenager, except that he's already charted his path to the White House.

NPC: Should Xi Jinping be China's president for life?

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 00:18:14 GMT

Delegates are meeting in Beijing to discuss whether the two-term limit should be abolished.

Syria crisis: Aid convoy inside Eastern Ghouta

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 23:16:06 GMT

Footage shows the UN inside Eastern Ghouta - before shelling forced the mission to be cut short.

Oscars 2018: Highlights from the ceremony

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 08:07:44 GMT

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Watch highlights from the Oscars red carpet

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 03:34:46 GMT

See the stars as they walked the red carpet for the 2018 Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles.

What challenges face Sierra Leone's next president?

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 15:56:28 GMT

Sierra Leone votes for a new president on 7 March, but what are the challenges the new leader will face?

'Maisie is the face of change'

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 23:10:54 GMT

Gilson Sly is a very proud father. His daughter Maisie stars in the Oscar winning film The Silent Child.

Is this a 'luxury prison'?

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 11:55:19 GMT

Halden Prison in Norway is often called the world's most humane prison.

Notre-Dame: Cracks in the cathedral

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 00:24:26 GMT

Parts of Paris's 850-year-old Gothic masterpiece are starting to crumble, because of pollution eating the stone.

Students in Portsmouth 'first to take Hinglish course'

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 14:59:36 GMT

The language is a mix of Hindi and English and is widely spoken across India.

Syria war: Aid convoy heads to Eastern Ghouta

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 11:49:33 GMT

This will be the first humanitarian aid to reach the besieged region of the Eastern Ghouta in weeks.

Singer Joss Stone sends musical instruments to refugee camps

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 07:31:46 GMT

Singer Joss Stone asks woman from Bristol to collect musical instruments for refugees in Djibouti.

Syria: Children in Aleppo return to school

Sun, 04 Mar 2018 00:12:29 GMT

The fighting in Aleppo has ended. Life is resuming for children, but it's a very different life for some of them.

Hu Jia and NPC: China's dissidents silenced by enforced 'holidays'

Sun, 04 Mar 2018 22:28:36 GMT

Police send rights activist Hu Jia on a "holiday", just one way dissent is silenced during the annual congress.