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Russia protests: Opposition leader Navalny and hundreds others arrested

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 17:44:43 GMT

Alexei Navalny is one of at least 500 people detained in anti-corruption protests across Russia.

Syria rebels 'take control' of IS-held airbase near Raqqa

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 20:49:03 GMT

US-backed forces storm Tabqa airport as they advance on Raqqa, the self-declared capital of IS.

Merkel's party wins in Saarland bellwether vote for Germany

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 21:54:21 GMT

The poll was watched for signs of voter sentiment ahead of the 24 September general election.

United Airlines under fire for 'barring girls wearing leggings'

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 19:32:11 GMT

The US carrier is criticised as activist says two girls were barred from flying for wearing leggings.

Chile pensions protest draws tens of thousands

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 22:10:37 GMT

They say the Pinochet-era privatised pension system is unfair and punishes poorer Chileans.

Hong Kong escalator malfunction injures dozens

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 09:05:50 GMT

Dozens of people are injured when an escalator at a Hong Kong shopping centre malfunctions.

Yemenis protest on war's second anniversary

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 23:01:15 GMT

Tens of thousands called for an end to the two-year conflict that has left thousands dead.

Mosul offensive: Iraq denies air strike caused civilian deaths

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 11:35:10 GMT

The Iraqi military blames so-called Islamic State booby-traps for residents' deaths.

UK warns on encryption after attack

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 19:39:14 GMT

Messaging apps which are encrypted must be accessible to those fighting terror, the home secretary says.

Bulgaria's pro-EU Borisov set for victory, exit polls suggest

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 20:41:30 GMT

Exit polls predict a win for the centre-right GERB party, with the rival Socialists admitting defeat.

Ohio nightclub shooting: One dead, 15 injured in gunfight

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 16:02:11 GMT

One person is dead after a "dispute" escalated into a gunfight, say police in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Prince William's air ambulance in near-miss with drone

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 11:26:24 GMT

A reports says the drone missed the air ambulance, often flown by Prince William, "by chance".

South Sudan ambush leaves six aid workers dead, UN says

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 17:55:24 GMT

Six humanitarians are murdered in the worst such incident since the civil war began, UN says.

Evacuations ahead of Australia cyclone

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 14:53:49 GMT

As parts of Queensland, Australia prepare for Cyclone Debbie, tourists are forced to find shelter away from popular holiday destinations.

Belarus protests: Government defends mass arrests

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 17:15:40 GMT

Hundreds were detained in protests on Saturday against the tax on "social parasites".

Canadian composer turns Pink Floyd's The Wall into an opera

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 00:19:09 GMT

The Opera de Montreal is taking the rock out of “rock opera” with its ambitious interpretation of Pink Floyd’s classic double album, The Wall.

Your pictures: My Garden

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:36:34 GMT

Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week it is "My Garden".

Weekend Edition: The week's best reads

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 00:28:07 GMT

The trouble with being called Kevin in France, and other stories you may have missed in the past seven days.

Is there too much violence against women on TV?

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 00:08:15 GMT

Television stars on claims that there is too much violence against women in dramas.

Need a hug?

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 00:10:33 GMT

Here's your weekly round-up of the more heart-warming news stories.

Harrison Ford: 'I'm the schmuck that landed on the taxiway'

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 05:49:20 GMT

Harrison Ford explains to air traffic control why he landed on a taxiway, just missing a passenger jet.

South African astrologer fights to legalise 'magic' mushrooms

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:22:25 GMT

An astrologer in South Africa is fighting to get "magic" mushrooms legalised for use in spiritual ceremonies.

Yemen conflict: How my country has changed

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 00:23:18 GMT

Two years on from the start of the Saudi-led offensive, the BBC's Mai Noman returns to her home country.

The country that gives children very odd names

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 00:33:23 GMT

Spare a thought for those who are given troublesome names. In Zambia, Chris Haslam came across some very surprising choices.

After the killing: How parents of attackers cope

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 00:54:37 GMT

A look at how the parents of mass killers cope after the incidents.

Can long-haul air travel also be low cost?

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 01:50:44 GMT

A new budget airline from the owner of British Airways may not make reaching distant destinations cheaper.

The girl who was 'stolen' by a soldier

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 00:43:13 GMT

Isabelina was just five when she was taken from her family - she didn't see them for another 30 years.

Guyana's transgender activists fight archaic law

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 02:09:07 GMT

After a magistrate tells a transgender woman to "dress like a man", activists fight the law behind it.

Are Washington girls really going missing?

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:02:22 GMT

Social media claims 14 girls have recently disappeared from DC. The truth is more complicated.

The truth about baby boxes' life-saving claims

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:29:17 GMT

What evidence is there that Finland's famous baby boxes actually reduce infant mortality rates?

England 2-0 Lithuania

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 18:20:25 GMT

Jermain Defoe scores his first international goal since 2013 as England labour to victory over Lithuania to edge closer to World Cup 2018 qualification.

World Cup 2018: Scotland 1-0 Slovenia

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 20:48:00 GMT

Substitute Chris Martin scores a late winner as Scotland beat Slovenia to keep their slim World Cup qualifying hopes alive.

Lewis Hamilton believes he can beat Sebastian Vettel to world title

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 11:59:27 GMT

Lewis Hamilton says he is confident he can beat Sebastian Vettel to the world title this year despite defeat at the Australian Grand Prix.

World Cup 2018: Northern Ireland 2-0 Norway

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 20:41:49 GMT

Northern Ireland stay in contention for a World Cup play-off as goals from Jamie Ward and Conor Washington secure victory over Norway.