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Trump's voter fraud claim 'based on evidence'

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 21:22:25 GMT

The president's claim that millions illegally voted is based on unspecified studies, says the White House.



UK government loses Brexit vote appeal

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 17:36:35 GMT

Parliament must vote on whether the government can start Brexit, the Supreme Court rules.



Bana Alabed: Syrian tweeting girl pens letter to Trump

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 21:43:19 GMT

"You must do something for the children of Syria," writes a girl famous for her tweets from Aleppo.



Model Hanne Gaby Odiele reveals she is intersex to 'break taboo'

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 13:37:55 GMT

Hanne Gaby Odiele reveals she was born with undescended testicles, saying it is "not a big deal".



Extra letters added to life's genetic code

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 17:58:07 GMT

Scientists have created bacteria that thrive using an expanded "genetic alphabet".



Trump backs Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 18:55:18 GMT

The president's support for Keystone XL and Dakota Access proves he is a climate threat, critics say.



Oscar nominations 2017: La La Land leads field with 14 nods

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 17:45:20 GMT

La La Land is the one to beat at this year's Oscars, having scored a record-equalling 14 nominations.



Israel approves plans for 2,500 new settlement homes in West Bank

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 16:07:03 GMT

Israel's prime minister says he is acting "in response to housing needs" in the occupied West Bank.



Polish government wins standoff over Gdansk war museum

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 19:44:44 GMT

A court ruling enables Poland's nationalist government to reshape a brand new World War Two museum.



'Men making decisions about women's bodies'

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 15:55:45 GMT

A look at why a photo of Mr Trump and a group of men making an abortion ruling has gone viral.



China hits back at US over South China Sea claims

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 11:07:33 GMT

A Trump spokesman sparked alarm by saying the US would protect its South China Sea interests.



Mosul battle: Children return to schools in recaptured east

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 16:32:55 GMT

But deadly battles between the government and IS are still being reported in some eastern districts.



Rigopiano Hotel avalanche: First funerals as search goes on

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 17:54:11 GMT

The first funerals are held and another body is found, but rescuers still search for 13 missing.



Ikea recalls chair amid reports of collapse and injuries

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 21:21:35 GMT

Furniture giant Ikea recalls a beach chair after reports that it can collapse and cause injury.



Afghan warrants for Vice-President Dostum's 'sex assault' guards

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 13:27:06 GMT

Afghan Vice-President Abdul Rashid Dostum's guards are accused of sexually assaulting a rival.



Six killed in Italy as rescue helicopter crashes

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 15:17:56 GMT

The helicopter had just picked up an injured skier from a resort in central Italy when it went down.



BT European chief to resign over Italian scandal

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 17:03:39 GMT

Corrado Sciolla will resign after BT uncovered "inappropriate behaviour" in Italy stretching back years.



Western Sahara: Forty years in a refugee camp

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:22:46 GMT

Thousands of Sahrawis, natives of Western Sahara, have been living in refugee camps in Algeria for some 40 years. As the political deadlock continues, they face a cut in aid.



Brexit: Three key things about the Supreme Court ruling

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 14:28:55 GMT

The BBC's Laura Kuenssberg reports on the implications of the Supreme Court ruling about the Brexit process.



A trip through an underwater museum

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 15:43:46 GMT

Exhibits about climate change and migration are just two of 12 installations in Museo Atlantico, an underwater museum off the coast of Lanzarote.



Oscar nominations 2017: Seven non-white actors recognised

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 17:16:08 GMT

Diversity in the 2017 Oscar nominations and how it compares to last year's crop.



Afghanistan women's orchestra closes global forum

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 15:26:12 GMT

The Zohra Afghan women's orchestra teaching music - once banned under the Taliban - to girls.



What happens to waxworks of former US presidents?

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 18:10:11 GMT

As Donald Trump is immortalised in wax upon moving into the White House, here is a look at what happens to waxworks of former presidents when they leave office.



Policeman rescues woman from burning car in nick of time

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 18:28:19 GMT

Washington state police officer Tim Schwering managed to smash through the window of a burning car to free a woman trapped inside.



World news in one minute

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 19:10:21 GMT

Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.



Man robs Kansas bank to 'escape wife'

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 18:07:49 GMT

The robber waited for police after the heist, saying prison was better than living with his wife.



Joshua Nott: Rhodes Must Fall activist wins Rhodes scholarship

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 15:50:26 GMT

Joshua Nott is a former leader of the "Rhodes Must Fall" campaign to topple the magnate's statues.



Alastair Leithead: The Gambia still far from normal

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 15:45:26 GMT

Gambians have celebrated the end of Yahya Jammeh's 22-year rule but things are unlikely to change fast.



Damien McGuinness: Brexit message leaves Berlin cold

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 20:44:00 GMT

An appeal over a post-Brexit trade deal was met with sniggers in Berlin, Damien McGuinness writes.



Samsung: Why is it doing so well despite Galaxy Note 7 fiasco?

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 06:17:07 GMT

If you expected a firm that has had so much bad publicity recently to be struggling, you'd be wrong.



Supreme Court Brexit ruling: What happens next?

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 17:28:11 GMT

After the Supreme Court rejects the government's Brexit appeal, what happens next?



First 100 days: What executive actions has Trump taken?

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 19:24:47 GMT

President Trump signs a flurry of orders as he lays out his presidential agenda.



Trump's 'alternative facts': Why the row about inauguration 'lies'?

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 12:44:55 GMT

Why does US President Donald Trump say journalists are "among the most dishonest human beings"?



Trump's economic plans: What do we know so far?

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 22:34:14 GMT

President Trump promised to hit the ground running, so what will his first economic policy steps be?



Becoming British

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 10:38:23 GMT

Photographer Ed Gold spends a day in the life of a Pole working in a UK hospital.



Week in pictures: 14-20 January 2017

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 11:12:26 GMT

A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.



Lords of the ruins

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:09:10 GMT

Photographs taken by BBC Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen as he takes a journey through eastern Aleppo's largely deserted streets.



Africa's top shots

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:29:58 GMT

A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.



In pictures: Prize pigeons

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:25:32 GMT

Photographs from inside a Turkish pigeon auction in Sanliurfa.



Ross Brawn eyes Formula 1 changes to make sport 'purer & simpler'

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 21:42:26 GMT

The new racing boss of F1, Ross Brawn, says he wants to make changes that will make the sport "purer & simpler".



Sir Alex Ferguson: Manchester United making progress under Jose Mourinho

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 18:46:25 GMT

Manchester United are making progress under Jose Mourinho and are "unlucky" not to be challenging league leaders Chelsea, says Sir Alex Ferguson.



Afcon 2017: Morocco knock Ivory Coast out of tournament

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 20:54:35 GMT

Morocco beat Ivory Coast 1-0 to reach the Nations Cup quarter-finals and eliminate the defending champions.



Brighton & Hove Albion 1-0 Cardiff City

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 21:41:01 GMT

Brighton went back to the top of the Championship thanks to Tomer Hemed's winner against a determined Cardiff.



Oscars 2017

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 13:50:43 GMT

A look at the best actress nominees for the 89th Academy Awards on 26 February 2017.



Power brokers

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 03:22:28 GMT

Three men who supported Trump, despite their ethnic and religious communities' distaste for the president, now find themselves with the ear - for now - of the president.



Rebel with a cause

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 00:45:03 GMT

What does the rise of left-wing presidential hopeful Benoit Hamon say about France's Socialists?



'Help me find my family'

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 00:49:20 GMT

How a 19-year-old Swiss man's appeal for information on his birth family led to a huge response.



Sun-powered satellite TV

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 00:05:02 GMT

Households without mains electricity in rural areas of Kenya can now receive solar-powered satellite TV.



Making a statement

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 00:09:26 GMT

Chinese hotels are using art to try and stand out from their competitors, but does it make business sense?



Gator girl

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 10:23:05 GMT

Texan Christy Kroboth used to have a quiet job in a dentist's surgery. Now she spends her time jumping on animals many times her size - and taping their jaws tightly shut.



'I can't keep quiet'

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 11:43:49 GMT

A song by LA singer Milck is fast becoming a viral hit after crowds of women sang it at the Women's March in Washington DC.



Emptying the coffers

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 12:07:21 GMT

The former Gambian president is not the first departing leader to be accused of looting his country's coffers.



Thanks Bill

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:11:26 GMT

How Andy Kuper built investment firm Leapfrog, which aims to help pull people out of poverty in the developing world by investing in insurance and healthcare firms.



'An Unsuitable Boy'

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 05:33:54 GMT

Karan Johar has been criticised for not setting an example for gays in India.