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Obama commutes Chelsea Manning sentence

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:09:55 GMT

The Wikileaks source will walk free in May, but critics call the clemency "a grave mistake".

Nigeria air strike error kills dozens in refugee camp

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 23:36:00 GMT

Scores are killed when a military jet targets a refugee camp, thinking it was Boko Haram militants.

Three-person IVF baby for infertile couple

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:37:09 GMT

A baby has been born to an infertile couple in Ukraine using a new type of "three-person IVF".

Trump sued for defamation by former Apprentice Summer Zervos

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:43:54 GMT

Former Apprentice contestant says Donald Trump is a "misogynist" who "debased and denigrated" her.

UK PM: We must leave EU single market

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:18:57 GMT

Theresa May sets out UK hopes for Brexit talks, warning that "no deal is better than a bad deal".

Syrian conflict: What's left of Aleppo's Great Mosque?

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:13:58 GMT

The BBC's Jeremy Bowen has visited the site of Aleppo's Umayyad Mosque to see what's left after the war in Syria.

Flight MH370: Another search still possible, Australia says

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 01:16:31 GMT

Australia says the search for MH370 could resume one day, but only with "credible new evidence".

Trump inauguration boycott escalates

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:21:14 GMT

More than 50 Democrats will miss Mr Trump's inauguration because of his attack on civil rights hero John Lewis.

Italy convicts eight South Americans in Plan Condor trial

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 01:30:56 GMT

An Italian court sentences the group over the disappearance of Italian nationals in the 70s and 80s.

European Parliament election: Antonio Tajani new president

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:09:44 GMT

Italian conservative wins after his EPP group allies with liberals to counter rising populism.

Babies remember their birth language - scientists

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:51:59 GMT

Babies learn language in the early months of life, and retain this knowledge, say scientists.

The Gambia's president declares state of emergency

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:45:52 GMT

President Yahya Jammeh is meant to hand over power to Adama Barrow on Thursday.

Rolls-Royce apologises after £671m bribery settlement

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:49:12 GMT

The engineering giant will pay £671m to settle corruption cases spanning nearly 25 years after court approval.

Drone footage shows huge Antarctic ice crack

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:55:18 GMT

Aerial video shows a huge ice crack which is forcing British Antarctic Survey staff to leave their base.

Retracing Tunisia beach attacker's movements in VR simulation

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:06:07 GMT

Virtual reality images retracing the route of the Tunisian beach attacker was shown to the inquest.

Pakistan singer stops show to rescue harassed girl

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:26:38 GMT

Atif Aslam stops his live concert in Karachi to rescue a girl from the crowd who was being harassed.

Trump 'to tear up trade rulebook', says adviser Scaramucci

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:02:57 GMT

Anthony Scaramucci, an adviser to Donald Trump, tells the BBC that the president-elect is likely to tear up the old rulebook of how trade deals are done.

US President Obama surprises spokesman at White House briefing

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:11:07 GMT

The US president makes a surprise appearance at White House press secretary Josh Earnest's last briefing.

World news in one minute

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:51:25 GMT

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

Canadian couple shocked as ‘micro-pig’ grows into 670lb giant

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:39:12 GMT

A Canadian couple are shocked to find Esther the ‘micro-pig’ has grown into a 670lb giant

MH370: Relatives react to suspension of search for missing plane

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:17:27 GMT

Relatives of passengers aboard flight MH370 give their reactions to a decision to halt the search for the Malaysian airliner that vanished in March 2014.

Dancing With The Stars: Hughie Maughan in fake tan storm

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:28:50 GMT

Hughie Maughan sends viewers into a spin with the intensity of his fake tan on a TV dance show.

Squirrel 'threat' to critical infrastructure

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:57:06 GMT

It's squirrels, not cyber-attacks, that pose the real threat to critical infrastructure systems, says one security expert.

Jeremy Bowen: Returning home to ruins of East Aleppo

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:44:16 GMT

Large areas of East Aleppo are like ghost towns, but some families are returning to their old homes or moving into unoccupied buildings, says Jeremy Bowen.

Gordon Corera: Why did the Zimmerman Telegram matter?

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:25:17 GMT

Marking the 100th anniversary of one of the greatest of all feats of code-breaking

James Reynolds: Who was second-longest serving US president?

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:27:33 GMT

After extensive research the BBC's James Reynolds reveals the answer you have all been waiting for.

How often do planes fall on houses?

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:47:56 GMT

Plane crashes in residential areas are extremely rare, largely because of the skill of pilots in a crisis.

Is free trade good or bad?

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:14:56 GMT

Free trade has been a dominant part of the post-WW2 global economy, but it is now being challenged.

Gambia political crisis: What happens next?

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:05:32 GMT

A political crisis is growing in The Gambia, where President Yahya Jammeh refuses to admit electoral defeat and has declared a state of emergency.

Week in pictures: 7-13 January 2017

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:35:24 GMT

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

Africa's top shots: 7 - 13 January 2017

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 09:20:46 GMT

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

Keeping the slopes open

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 01:40:31 GMT

Photographer John Vink captures the work behind the scenes keeping the ski slopes open at Saint Sorlin d'Arves in France.

City Airport at 30

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 09:03:24 GMT

Images of London City Airport, which is celebrating its 30th birthday this year.

Lincoln City 1-0 Ipswich Town

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 23:08:15 GMT

Non-league Lincoln City reach the fourth round of the FA Cup for the first time in 41 years with a victory over Ipswich at Sincil Bank.

AFC Wimbledon 1-3 Sutton United

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 23:13:24 GMT

Non-league Sutton set up a glamorous FA Cup fourth-round home tie against Leeds with a thrilling win at 10-man AFC Wimbledon.

Australian Open 2017: Andy Murray prepares for Andrey Rublev in second round

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:35:39 GMT

World number one Andy Murray admits he does not know much about his Australian Open second round opponent Andrey Rublev.

Masters 2017: Neil Robertson to play Ronnie O'Sullivan in quarter-finals

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:40:48 GMT

Former world champion Neil Robertson will play Ronnie O'Sullivan in the Masters quarter-finals - Marco Fu is also through.

Mud hut periods

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:20:28 GMT

BBC Nepali reporter Krishnamaya on that tradition that forces menstruating women into outhouses.

Awaiting the cut

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:32:38 GMT

The dark mood inside the iconic Tsukiji fish market ahead of a controversial move to a new location.

Golden idea

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:21:51 GMT

Internet entrepreneur Charles Chen Yidan is going to award $8m per year to education projects.

Love to the rescue

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:40:10 GMT

Melissa Dohme was viciously stabbed more than 30 times by her ex-boyfriend. She survived against all the odds and found love in an unexpected place.

'Nobody's people'

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:35:51 GMT

In 1991, the world's largest refugee camp opened in Kenya to shelter Somalis fleeing war.

Enduring lessons

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:48:30 GMT

How Australia's deadliest train crash - 40 years ago on Wednesday - reshaped its response to disasters.

'Inspiring, determined, kind': Who are these London schoolgirls describing?

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:02:17 GMT

Some of the British schoolgirls who met Michelle Obama in 2015 pay tribute to the outgoing US first lady.

Trump and the nuclear codes

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:41:17 GMT

What are the checks on a US president launching a strategic nuclear strike?

Melania Trump's hometown celebrates

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:42:00 GMT

Guy Delauney visits Melania Trump's hometown of Sevnica in Slovenia to meet those who knew her.

Should bosses be more feminine?

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:02:00 GMT

Could a club for “girly girls” really help improve female equality in the workplace?

Davos 2017: Is the urban-rural divide increasing?

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:16:24 GMT

Could experts at Davos find the right formula to shaping urban policies that will create progressive cities?

Trump, China and Brexit to dominate

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:11:22 GMT

China's president will attend Davos for the first time, just days before Donald Trump takes office.

Rough guide to Davos

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:13:25 GMT

It's that time of year that sees politicians, chief executives and a few Hollywood stars rubbing shoulders in the Swiss ski resort of Davos. But why should we care?

Are the global 'elite' in retreat?

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:12:11 GMT

Brexit, Donald Trump, and the rise of populism have left the world's "liberal elites" reeling. Can Davos, their ideological habitat, survive?