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French election: Hollande urges nation to back Macron and reject Le Pen

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:33:35 GMT

President says Emmanuel Macron will "defend the values which will bring French people together".

The land that used to belong to so-called Islamic State

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:47:32 GMT

BBC gets rare access to north western Syria where so-called IS have been defeated.

Afghan defence chiefs resign over deadly Taliban attack

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:57:37 GMT

It follows Friday's killings, the Taliban's deadliest assault on Afghan forces since 2001.

Article 308: Jordan to scrap marriage loophole for rapists

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:25:09 GMT

Rapists could avoid jail if they married their victim, and stayed together for at least three years.

US-Israeli man, 18, in court over threats against Jewish centres

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:08:25 GMT

Prosecutors say Michael Kadar made hoax calls to airlines, hospitals and Jewish schools worldwide.

Astronaut Peggy Whitson breaks new space record

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:00:49 GMT

Space station commander Peggy Whitson has now spent more time than any other US astronaut in space.

Confederate monument removed at night

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:04:15 GMT

New Orleans workers in bullet-proof vests have removed a Confederate monument that officials say was a symbol of the formerly slave-owning US South's racist past.

Germany's 'Love Parade' organisers to face trial over stampede deaths

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:28:07 GMT

A stampede in a tunnel at a German music festival in 2010 led to 21 deaths.

Arkansas prepares for first US double execution in 17 years

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:29:42 GMT

Lawyers for Jack Jones and Marcel Williams are seeking stays on grounds of poor health.

Malaria: Kenya, Ghana and Malawi get first vaccine

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:02:09 GMT

It should prevent four in 10 cases of the disease, but it is the first "real world" trial.

China urges 'restraint' amid North Korea sinking threat

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:36:10 GMT

President Xi speaks to Donald Trump, a day after Pyongyang said it could sink a US aircraft carrier.

India Maoist rebels kill 24 CRPF policemen in Chhattisgarh

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:51:31 GMT

The police were guarding road workers in Chhattisgarh when they came under attack themselves.

Jimmy Choo seeks well-heeled buyer

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:09:43 GMT

The British luxury shoe maker, valued at about £700m ($900m), is seeking offers from potential bidders.

Tweet spurs Rihanna and Lupita Nyong'o film

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:53:53 GMT

A photo of the pair sparks a film idea by fans on Twitter and they both say they're up for it.

Bend It Like Granny

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:18:49 GMT

The 98-year-old grandmother from India's Tamil Nadu state who leads a yoga dynasty.

Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg on grief: It does get better

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:38:12 GMT

Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg speaks movingly about her grief after the sudden death of her husband.

In pictures: A study of London youth

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 08:59:23 GMT

After the London 2011 riots, photographer Julian Mahrlein set out to capture the faces of inner-city teenagers.

London Marathon runners on that special moment

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:38:31 GMT

David Wyeth and Matthew Rees recall their inspiring encounter at the London Marathon finish line.

Was Munch inspired by 'screaming clouds'?

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:37:14 GMT

A new theory may explain the background to one of the most famous works of art ever produced.

Army base walls 'pocked with gunshot fire'

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:43:03 GMT

At the scene of Friday's attack in Mazar-e Sharif, in which scores of Afghan soldiers were killed.

US toddler saved after fall from back of bus

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:39:00 GMT

The four-year-old escaped with a broken jaw after the incident in Arkansas.

'We’re doing something nobody has ever done before'

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 23:15:53 GMT

Steph is an international cheerleader. She’s also blind.

The Holocaust: Who are the missing million?

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:01:31 GMT

Researchers have so far named nearly five million victims, but now they are in a race against time.

Trump's America: Are voters impressed?

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:52:16 GMT

We asked 100 Americans what they think about President Trump's first 100 days.

Fears over fake Bieber and Styles accounts

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:10:02 GMT

Law enforcement agencies around the world are concerned about an increase in fake celebrity social media accounts.

DR Congo's Kasai conflict: Voodoo rebels take on Kabila

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:10:50 GMT

Mass graves, child soldiers and police decapitations are all features of a little known Congolese conflict, as the BBC's Catherine Byaruhanga reports.

How a woman conceived while already pregnant

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:22:34 GMT

It's when someone conceives and then gets pregnant again between two weeks and a month later.

The battle over public key cryptography

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:03:23 GMT

The technology which underpins the internet's security has always been disputed.

Happy hiring: The firm that recruits Mr Men characters

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:03:35 GMT

A profile of John Timpson, the boss of family-owned shoe repair firm Timpson, which has a very unusual recruitment policy.

Why Rome sends trains filled with rubbish to Austria

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 23:34:18 GMT

Austria is providing an ingenious solution to the desperate problem of overflowing rubbish in Rome.

Ched Evans: Sheffield United set to re-sign striker from Chesterfield

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:26:33 GMT

League One champions Sheffield United are set to re-sign striker Ched Evans from Chesterfield, reports BBC Radio Sheffield.

World Championship 2017: Mark Selby beats Xiao Guodong to reach last eight

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:51:24 GMT

Defending champion Mark Selby beats Xiao Guodong 13-6 to reach the World Championship quarter-finals.

Kelly Sotherton: Ex-heptathlete to get Beijing Olympic bronze upgrade

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:16:52 GMT

Britain's Kelly Sotherton is set to be upgraded to an Olympic bronze medal for the second time in five months after retrospective drug tests.

Barcelona Open: Dan Evans and Kyle Edmund through to second round

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:50:41 GMT

Dan Evans claims his first ATP Tour win on Clay at the Barcelona Open as fellow Briton Kyle Edmund also progresses to the second round.

Anthony Joshua v Wladimir Klitschko: 'Father Time' has caught up with Ukrainian

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:01:28 GMT

Briton Anthony Joshua says "Father Time has caught up with Wladimir Klitschko" as the two prepare for Saturday's heavyweight world title bout.

Kent 'anxiety' over new T20 tournament leads to vote abstention

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:23:25 GMT

A city-based Twenty20 tournament could have "far-reaching consequences" for counties who play at non-Test match grounds, says Kent chief Jamie Clifford.

Explore the rivals' shifting poll ratings

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:20:56 GMT

On 7 May, French voters will decide whether centrist Emmanuel Macron or far-right Marine Le Pen will be president.

French election: Global reaction to Macron-Le Pen race

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:57:37 GMT

Many European leaders were quick to congratulate Mr Macron, who is strongly pro-EU.

French election: Voters take yellow chair challenge

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:44:09 GMT

Sit down and tell us where you stand on the election.

Macron moves France into uncharted waters

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:42:14 GMT

Emmanuel Macron faces tougher challenges ahead if he becomes president of a deeply divided country.