BBC world news headlinesShoe giants urge Trump to end trade war
Tue, 21 May 2019 20:58:40 GMT
Nike and Adidas are among 170 firms who claim higher tariffs are 'catastrophic' for consumers.
Iranian threats 'put on hold', says US defence chief
Tue, 21 May 2019 21:47:45 GMT
The defence chief says US actions have stopped potential attacks and its policy was of "deterrence".
More impeachment calls as ex-White House lawyer skips hearing
Tue, 21 May 2019 21:36:48 GMT
After a former Trump White House lawyer refuses a subpoena, more Democrats call for impeachment.
Pakistani children worst affected in HIV outbreak
Tue, 21 May 2019 15:44:03 GMT
More than 600 people, 75% them children, have been identified as HIV positive in less than a month.
REO or Oreo? Ben Carson mistakes housing term for cookie
Tue, 21 May 2019 23:22:03 GMT
One is a real estate term. The other is a cookie. US Housing Secretary Ben Carson got them mixed up.
Canada zoo owner charged with animal cruelty
Tue, 21 May 2019 20:14:20 GMT
Lions, tigers, zebras, bears, kangaroos and wolves are among the animals seized for relocation.
Washington becomes first US state to legalise human composting
Tue, 21 May 2019 21:41:58 GMT
Under the new law, people can choose to have their body turned into soil after their death.
2019 Australia election: Liberal-National coalition secures majority
Tue, 21 May 2019 15:56:08 GMT
The majority win for the incumbent government caps off an election which defied predictions.
Tributes paid to F1 legend Niki Lauda
Tue, 21 May 2019 17:08:45 GMT
John Watson, Sir Jackie Stewart and Nico Rosberg lead the tributes to former world champion Niki Lauda following his death at the age of 70.
'Twin tornadoes' spotted in Oklahoma
Tue, 21 May 2019 18:18:47 GMT
Like giant lawnmowers, more than a dozen twisters hit Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas, including two at once.
Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Argentina ex-president, goes on trial
Tue, 21 May 2019 17:51:40 GMT
Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has dismissed the allegations as a politically motivated "smokescreen".
Libya crisis: UN warns battle for Tripoli is 'start of a bloody war'
Tue, 21 May 2019 16:51:33 GMT
The UN envoy says that unless the flow of arms to Libya stops there could be a descent into chaos.
Being black in Nazi Germany
Tue, 21 May 2019 23:13:00 GMT
A new film explores the little-known story of Germany's mixed-race population in the 1930s and 1940s.
I never met my daughter's dad - she was his dying wish
Tue, 21 May 2019 23:08:23 GMT
Liat Malka was 35 and single when she decided she wanted a child. The sperm donor she found had died five years previously.
The 'personality politics' of Narendra Modi and Donald Trump
Tue, 21 May 2019 23:19:31 GMT
The BBC's Rajini Vaidyanathan on how the cult of personality unites the Indian PM and the US president.
Female-voice AI reinforces bias, says UN report
Tue, 21 May 2019 15:08:38 GMT
Female-voiced AIs are portrayed as "eager to please", suggesting women are "subservient" says study.
China's latest weapon in the trade war: Karaoke
Tue, 21 May 2019 18:46:24 GMT
A patriotic song by a retired official, about the ongoing China-US trade war, goes viral.
Five things to know about F1's Niki Lauda
Tue, 21 May 2019 09:28:04 GMT
The legendary Austrian, who was one of the best-known figures in motor racing, has died aged 70.
Sierra Leone: What is life like for the prostitutes of Freetown?
Mon, 20 May 2019 23:02:31 GMT
Two prostitutes who work on the streets of Freetown, Sierra Leone, tell their stories.
Robert F Smith: Morehouse College student on having loan wiped
Mon, 20 May 2019 22:36:34 GMT
Dwytt Lewis is one of the 400 Morehouse College graduates whose debt is being wiped by a US billionaire.
Swansea lifeguard's plan to stop Bangladeshi drownings
Tue, 21 May 2019 01:07:32 GMT
Swansea-based RNLI lifeguard Darren Williams is on a mission to prevent children drowning in Bangladesh.
How a new diet for gassy cows is helping the environment
Mon, 20 May 2019 23:09:40 GMT
Colombian farmers are piloting a way of raising cows that's better for the environment.
Lake Malawi: The man saving baby fish from mosquito nets
Mon, 20 May 2019 15:54:23 GMT
Force Ngwira is fighting the use of mosquito nets for fishing, which depletes stocks in Lake Malawi.
Cambodia re-enacts Khmer Rouge killings - in pictures
Mon, 20 May 2019 10:44:27 GMT
Actors pretend to slit throats on 20 May, an official holiday known as the "Day of Anger".
Game of Thrones finale gets mixed response
Mon, 20 May 2019 08:25:12 GMT
No plot spoilers - but fans and critics have been weighing in on the finale of season eight.
Chiari malformation: 'I went from travel-obsessed to bedridden'
Sun, 19 May 2019 23:23:48 GMT
Hailey wanted to travel the world as a doctor, until a mystery condition left her shaking uncontrollably.
Martin Tower: Former Bethlehem Steel headquarters demolished
Mon, 20 May 2019 17:09:53 GMT
The 21-storey Martin Tower, former headquarters of a US steel company, is demolished in Pennsylvania.
The tycoon who just paid off 400 students' debt
Mon, 20 May 2019 16:07:56 GMT
Who is the US philanthropist who paid off 400 students' loans in a graduation speech this weekend?
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