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Trump praises China's Xi over handling of North Korea

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 04:07:06 GMT

The US president says he believes China's leader is "trying very hard" to end the escalating crisis.

Woman shot in London anti-terror operation

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:19:13 GMT

A woman in her 20s is shot by police, and six people are arrested, as part of an anti-terror operation in London and Kent.

Facebook 'observed propaganda efforts' by governments

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:24:57 GMT

The social network says it has seen highly organised attempts to manipulate information on the site.

Thai court seeks Red Bull heir arrest after five years

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:00:47 GMT

Vorayuth Yoovidhaya is accused of knocking down and killing a policeman while speeding in 2012.

Female Islamic clerics in Indonesia issue rare child marriage fatwa

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:19:49 GMT

Indonesia, a majority Muslim country, has among the highest number of child brides in the world.

UK economy grows by 0.3% as service sector slows

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:58:47 GMT

UK economic growth slowed by more than expected at the start of the year as the service sector stalled.

US budget: Scramble to avoid government shutdown

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:35:32 GMT

Lawmakers have only hours to pass a bill that will temporarily extend federal funding.

China human rights lawyer Li Heping given suspended jail term

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:47:51 GMT

Li Heping was detained in 2015 as part of a wider government crackdown on dissent.

Arkansas executes Kenneth Williams, fourth man in a week

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 04:52:57 GMT

The ordained Christian minister was put to death despite a plea for mercy from his victim's daughter.

Iran election: Six candidates, six facts

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 01:16:11 GMT

Get the lowdown on Iran's presidential election.

German parliament moves to partially ban the burka

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:02:34 GMT

Right-wing parties want Germany to emulate a French ban on wearing burkas in public places.

TED 2017: UK 'Iron Man' demonstrates flying suit

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:01:13 GMT

British inventor says the project is just a bit of fun and safer than a motorbike.

UK drawing up post-Brexit sanctions plan

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 04:21:26 GMT

The powers to apply an asset freeze or trade embargo are due to disappear when Britain leaves the EU.

What has President Trump said about your country in his first 100 days?

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:01:45 GMT

Find out what President Trump has said about where you live since he was inaugurated in January.

Can 60-year-olds still run a cool business?

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:10:16 GMT

Dare Jennings, founder of the 1980s Australian surf wear brand Mambo, tells the BBC how he's keeping his cool in business.

A charity providing sex services for disabled people

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 03:35:04 GMT

A charity in Taiwan has volunteers who provide sexual "help" for a small number of disabled people.

The woman running 40 marathons in 40 days

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:01:01 GMT

Mina Guli is attempting to complete a gruelling 1,600km (1,000 miles) feat across six continents.

How did Tom Hardy prove himself a good citizen?

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:58:55 GMT

7 days quiz: How did Tom Hardy prove himself a good citizen?

Is Trump threatening the US wilderness?

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:20:03 GMT

President Trump signs an executive order calling for hundreds of National Monuments to be reassessed.

Ice cream museum opens in Los Angeles

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 05:03:22 GMT

The tasty pop-up pop-art museum features a pool filled with 100m sprinkles.

Fake war! North Korea and a history of dummy weapons

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:33:20 GMT

North Korea is accused of parading fake weapons in its most recent show of military might. It's nothing new.

When you drop your drugs... in court

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:35:46 GMT

An arrest warrant's out for a man who dropped a bag of drugs during a court appearance in Ohio.

Should you be worried about 'Blue Whale' challenge?

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 19:37:04 GMT

With questions over whether the Blue Whale challenge exists, and no confirmed link to reported deaths, how concerned should you be?

US border residents take sides on the wall

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 20:48:32 GMT

Donald Trump has continued to promise to build a wall along the US-Mexico border. But he'll have to get through a lot of obstacles first.

'I saw my sister drown'

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:04:54 GMT

Most Nigerians are not fleeing conflict but are economic migrants in search of jobs and opportunities.

Viewpoint: Is inequality about to get unimaginably worse?

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:34:49 GMT

Could technology create a world in which economic inequality becomes biological inequality?

Journey to the West: The endlessly remade Chinese folk tale

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 02:54:57 GMT

Amid whitewashing accusations, the Chinese classic is being told yet again, this time for Netflix.

What next? Your questions on N Korea answered

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:39:32 GMT

BBC defence and diplomatic correspondent Jonathan Marcus answers your questions on US-North Korea tensions.

Expats, exports, security: What's worrying the rest of the EU about Brexit?

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:01:58 GMT

What are the political priorities in Berlin, Paris, Rome, Madrid and Warsaw?

Anthony Joshua v Wladimir Klitschko - A step to greatness or can Wlad turn back the clock?

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:36:43 GMT

What will the fighters earn? What does Anthony Joshua eat in a day? And why is Wladimir Klitschko an underdog? Read BBC Sport's preview.

Kimi Raikkonen fastest in Russian GP practice

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:35:18 GMT

Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton struggled in first practice at the Russian Grand Prix as Kimi Raikkonen set the pace.

Jose Mourinho: Sergio Aguero 'smart' for Marouane Fellaini's red

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 22:48:19 GMT

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho suggests Sergio Aguero made the most of the incident that led to Marouane Fellaini's red card.

Maria Sharapova wins again in Stuttgart but Johanna Konta is out

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 06:19:17 GMT

Maria Sharapova refuses to respond to criticism of her return from a doping ban as she reaches the Stuttgart Open quarter-finals.

Gambling 'rife in Scottish football', says PFA Scotland chairman John Rankin

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:37:43 GMT

Gambling is "rife" in Scottish football with managers, referees, directors and chairmen all involved, according to PFA Scotland chairman John Rankin.