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Trump lays out hike in military spending

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 19:35:12 GMT

Donald Trump proposes a $54bn (£43bn) military spending increase - a rise of about 10% on 2016.



Oscars 2017: Moonlight wins best picture after announcement mix-up

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 09:46:58 GMT

Barry Jenkins' Moonlight wins best picture at the Oscars after an error involving wrong envelopes.



How wrong winner was announced

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 06:35:20 GMT

The moment when La La Land producer realised Moonlight had won the Oscar for best picture



George W Bush backs free press in rare interview

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:48:10 GMT

George W Bush says in a rare TV interview that a free media is needed to call those in power to account.



'Hundreds' of US Jewish graves attacked in Philadelphia

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 19:45:40 GMT

The incident marks the second major attack against a Jewish cemetery in the past week.



El Salvador's much-loved hippo Gustavito killed at zoo

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 18:30:16 GMT

While murder has long lost the capacity to shock in El Salvador, Gustavito's death has hit a nerve.



Syria al-Qaeda leader 'targeted in strike on car'

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 18:37:18 GMT

Reports are unclear whether Abu al-Khayr al-Masri survived an attack on a car in Idlib province.



Philippine Abu Sayyaf jihadists behead German hostage in video

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 17:27:56 GMT

Juergen Kantner was abducted in November and a ransom deadline passed on Sunday.



Rio carnival: 20 hurt as out-of-control float hits fence

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:00:44 GMT

The vehicle went into reverse, crushing a number of dancers and spectators against a fence.



Mosul battle: Iraqi forces seize key bridge

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:13:22 GMT

Once repaired, the bridge could help the Iraqi government bring in reinforcements and supplies.



Top Soviet Olympic gymnast Olga Korbut sells off medals

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 18:24:12 GMT

The former gymnast, a darling of the 1972 Munich Olympics, auctions off her medals to pay the bills.



UK abuse inquiry hears Australia claims

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 20:05:35 GMT

A former child migrant breaks down while talking about British children abused overseas.



French election: New claims over Le Pen FN funding

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 11:01:20 GMT

A former aide to far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen makes new fraud claims.



Reykjavik time-lapse captures overnight snowfall

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 16:37:34 GMT

Reykjavik has seen its biggest snowfall in 80 years - one Icelander used time-lapse to capture all 51cm (20in).



So who were the best dressed stars?

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 11:04:54 GMT

Alex Eagle looks at the best dressed stars on the red carpet at the Academy Awards.



Competing for love in the deserts of Chad

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:21:27 GMT

How the men of Chad's Wodaabe culture go about finding their brides at a desert festival where the stress is on make-up and clothes.



Marine Le Pen supporters: She's no racist

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 17:03:36 GMT

We go behind the scenes at a National Front rally in Nantes.



Peace brings rebel army baby boom

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:16:07 GMT

Since the ceasefire between the Colombia government and the Farc rebels came into force in December many Farc women fighters have put down their guns and started families instead.



Meeting in secret: The outcast wives of India

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 02:42:12 GMT

The BBC meets the Indian women abused and abandoned by their foreign national husbands.



CEO Secrets: 'Why I headhunt people with autism'

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:14:26 GMT

Kurt Schoeffer, head of IT company Auticon, explains why he headhunts people with autism.



Nine epic awards failures

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 06:57:38 GMT

La La Land is wrongly given the best picture Oscars, but it is not the first jaw-dropping award fail.



'Ready for honesty?' An anonymous message site takes off

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 01:28:36 GMT

A new site allows users to send and receive anonymous messages from people in their social networks.



The disappearance of Jonathan Spollen

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:01:11 GMT

Five years ago, Jonathan Spollen was travelling in India - then he vanished. What might have happened?



Holograms, mistrust and 'fake news' in France's election

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:08:51 GMT

How technology and disillusionment with mainstream media is affecting France's presidential election.



Kim Jong-nam: What is South Korea's take on the killing?

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 10:50:19 GMT

Speculation is rife and defectors are unnerved by the death of the North Korean in Malaysia.



Battle for west Mosul: Bombs 'fall like rain' on front line

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 02:02:09 GMT

So-called Islamic State is using commercial drones to drop bombs as it fights to hold west Mosul.



The Brits hurrying to become German citizens

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 01:26:59 GMT

The Brexit debate in the UK is focusing on the rights of EU migrants in the country, among them about 300,000 Germans. But how are the 100,000 Brits in Germany feeling?



South Africa's Saidy Brown: 'Why I shared my HIV status on Twitter'

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 16:12:00 GMT

Saidy Brown discusses the extraordinary reaction after she disclosed her HIV status on Twitter.



How Ikea's Billy bookcase took over the world

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:20:58 GMT

Ikea's humble bookcase epitomises a relentless pursuit of lower costs and acceptable functionality.



Is there a US diplomacy vacuum at the UN in Geneva?

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 01:24:41 GMT

Under the new administration many US diplomatic posts remain to be filled, most notably at the UN



England v Italy: World Rugby says it is 'too early to speculate on law changes'

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:03:05 GMT

It is "too early to speculate" on rule changes after Italy used controversial tactics against England, says the sport's governing body.



Lewis Hamilton fastest for Mercedes on first pre-season testing day

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 17:37:36 GMT

Mercedes and Ferrari enjoy impressive starts to pre-season testing as Red Bull and McLaren hit trouble.



Craig Shakespeare: Leicester caretaker boss in frame to get job on permanent basis

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:49:54 GMT

Caretaker boss Craig Shakespeare is firmly in contention for the Leicester manager's job on a longer-term basis after Claudio Ranieri's sacking.



Moonlight: The small-budget film that is sweeping Hollywood awards

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 01:50:48 GMT

Critically acclaimed film Moonlight is not a response to last year's #OscarsSoWhite criticism, the film's director says.



Oscars 2017: And the Academy Award goes to... diversity

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:52:40 GMT

Was diversity the real winner on a night where an LGBTQ film won the Oscar for best picture?



Oscars: Iranian winner Asghar Farhadi blasts Trump travel ban

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 10:36:18 GMT

Director Asghar Farhadi's The Salesman won best foreign language film but he boycotted the awards.



Why stars wore blue ribbons

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:26:04 GMT

Celebrities used a variety of ways to protest against President Trump's travel ban during the ceremony.



Emma Stone: 'The craziest Oscar moment?'

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 09:46:59 GMT

Emma Stone says this year's Oscars have felt 'like another planet'.



Oscars 2017 review: Chaos, comedy and candy on parachutes

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 08:03:22 GMT

This year's Academy Awards had it all: surprises, controversy and even snacks on parachutes.