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Thousands protest against anti-Semitism in France
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 21:23:34 GMT
Around 70 demonstrations took place across France against a spate of anti-Semitic attacks.

Karl Lagerfeld, iconic Chanel fashion designer, dies
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 16:07:45 GMT
The fashion world pays tribute to the giant, who was working right up until his death.

New York City bans hair discrimination to fight racism
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 18:55:22 GMT
The guidance gives black people the right to wear hairstyles previously deemed "unprofessional".

Crans-Montana: Rescuers hunt for skiers in Swiss avalanche
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 21:25:01 GMT
At least four people have been hurt and more may still be missing in Crans-Montana, police say.

Bernie Sanders announces second US presidential bid
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 20:36:58 GMT
The 77-year-old senator and self-declared socialist announces a second bid for the White House.

House launches probe of US nuclear plan in Saudi Arabia
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 17:32:17 GMT
A government report says the US is rushing to transfer sensitive nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia.

Alabama newspaper editor calls on KKK to lynch Democrats
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 19:39:19 GMT
The editor said the Ku Klux Klan should lynch "socialist-communist" Democrats and raid Washington DC.

Marseille knife attacker shot dead by French police
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 20:52:15 GMT
A man attacks and injures at least two people in what prosecutors say was a common law assault.

IS 'trapping 200 families' in last bastion in Syria
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 16:11:43 GMT
The UN says women and children are apparently being actively prevented from leaving Baghuz.

Police confirm seven children dead in a house fire in Halifax
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 19:00:56 GMT
Canadian police believe all are from the same family and reports suggest they were Syrian refugees.

EU blasts Hungary 'fake news' on migrants
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 17:35:14 GMT
The EU Commission condemns Hungary's right-wing government over a new poster campaign.

Chinese 'Ivory Queen' Yang Fenglan jailed in Tanzania
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 14:22:58 GMT
The Chinese businesswoman was sentenced to 15 years in prison for operating an ivory-smuggling ring.

The Syrians returning home after years of fleeing war
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 00:26:33 GMT
Meet some of the Syrians returning home and trading, at the re-opened crossing between Jordan and Syria.

Meet the women helping fill Russia's rural healthcare gap
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 00:30:43 GMT
After the closure of thousands of clinics in rural Russia, one region has taken matters into its own hands.

Sixteen rescued from broken gondola ride
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 12:17:13 GMT
Firefighters have rescued 16 people trapped in gondolas at SeaWorld in San Diego.

Hollywood hitmaker's fight for an Oscar
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 04:24:56 GMT
I'll Fight, a song written for documentary RBG, is Diane Warren's tenth Oscar nominated song.

Alysa Liu: 'I'm the youngest lady to land a triple axel'
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 00:17:50 GMT
Thirteen-year-old Alysa Liu is the youngest ever US women's national figure skating champion.

The French chÃąteau you part own for €50
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 10:48:12 GMT
A 13th Century French castle that has lain in ruins since the 1930s is set for a new lease of life.

Restoring faith to Japan's sad forest
Mon, 18 Feb 2019 14:47:58 GMT
Kyochi Watanabe plays music in the hope of saving the lives of those drawn to a forest of Japan

George Mendonsa, US WW2 'kissing sailor', dies aged 95
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 11:09:00 GMT
George Mendonsa was famously photographed during VJ Day celebrations in New York in 1945.

Tiny South Africa beach restaurant Wolfgat wins top award
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 11:13:21 GMT
A South African beachside eatery wins top prize at the inaugural World Restaurant Awards in Paris.

Turkmen police stop women drivers
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 17:04:43 GMT
Turkmen police are taking away women's driving licences in the capital Ashgabat.

Crowdfunding campaign for Russian air bear
Mon, 18 Feb 2019 15:22:26 GMT
A Russian aerodrome is raising money online for the upkeep of its resident bear.

Fijians fume at India land swap
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:48:09 GMT
Suva residents question moves to allow a diplomatic mission to be built in a botanical gardens.

Obituary: Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel's iconic fashion designer
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 14:47:41 GMT
The German-born designer's creative flair and business acumen made him a worldwide icon.

After Kashmir attack, what are India's options?
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 12:09:15 GMT
India's government is under pressure to respond to the attack on its forces in Kashmir.

Islamic State group: Could it rebound from caliphate defeat?
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 00:00:15 GMT
Although the IS caliphate may be over, tensions in Iraq and Syria mean the ideology remains alive.

Gilets jaunes: How much anti-Semitism is beneath the yellow vests?
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 00:09:05 GMT
There have been reports of anti-Semitic abuse from some French protesters, writes the BBC's Lucy Williamson.

Viewpoint: Should Britain apologise for Amritsar massacre?
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 00:41:31 GMT
Hundreds of Indians attending a public meeting were shot dead by British troops on 13 April 1919.

Jailed for stealing grapes: The motives of Japan's elderly inmates
Mon, 18 Feb 2019 01:04:05 GMT
A 68-year-old jailed for stealing fruit tells the BBC's 100 Women why she did it.

Athens property boom: Greeks left out as prices rise
Mon, 18 Feb 2019 01:23:22 GMT
Greeks say they are being priced out of their homes by rich foreign investors and Airbnb rentals.

Are the super-rich ruining Burning Man?
Mon, 18 Feb 2019 01:09:38 GMT
Burning Man has uninvited one "turnkey" camp to stem the flow of super rich "influencers" at the event.

Brexit: Will Britons living in the EU still get healthcare?
Mon, 18 Feb 2019 00:16:50 GMT
A reader asks about state healthcare for UK nationals in EU countries.



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