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Iraq ferry sinking: 'More than 70 dead' in Tigris river
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 18:02:14 GMT
Passengers were reportedly en route to a tourist island in Mosul amid Kurdish new year celebrations.

Trump: Time to recognise Golan Heights as Israeli territory
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 19:03:12 GMT
Israel has occupied the strategic plateau since capturing it from Syria in the 1967 Middle East war.

Cyclone Idai: '15,000 people still need to be rescued'
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 11:54:19 GMT
The full devastation caused by Cyclone Idai in the hardest hit nation, Mozambique, is becoming clear.

Michel Temer: Brazil ex-president arrested in corruption probe
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 16:48:09 GMT
Michel Temer, who served from 2016 to 2018, denies accusations of corruption.

Millions of Facebook passwords exposed internally
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 18:30:18 GMT
Developers working for Facebook logged the passwords in plain text as they wrote code for the site.

Harvard sued by 'descendant of slave for profiting off of photos'
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 15:59:21 GMT
The university continues to profit off of photos that belong to descendants of slaves, a lawsuit claims.

China chemical plant explosion kills six in Yancheng
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 14:59:49 GMT
Another 30 people are injured in the explosion at a fertiliser-making facility in Yancheng.

Christchurch shootings: New Zealand to ban military style weapons
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 10:35:54 GMT
PM Jacinda Ardern says gun owners must hand in affected weapons, in a bid to prevent mass shootings.

Swiss boy stabbed to death in Basel after school
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 18:35:29 GMT
A 75-year-old woman is arrested after the seven-year-old boy died in hospital after being attacked.

France car thieves lured to police station
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 15:06:40 GMT
Two men were lured to a police station by a man whose car they were trying to steal north of Paris.

Zambia bans 'Viagra' energy drink
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 16:57:54 GMT
Some consumers had complained about unwanted side-effects, prompting the authorities to investigate.

Venezuela crisis: Guaidó condemns 'vile' arrest of aide
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 17:52:09 GMT
Intelligence agents raided the house of the opposition leader's chief of staff, legislators say.

Christchurch attacker 'killed my whole family'
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 02:44:09 GMT
Maryam Gul says she has forgiven the man who killed her parents and brother in the Christchurch mosque attacks.

Nowruz: How 300m people celebrate Persian New Year
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 00:17:30 GMT
On Thursday, millions of people celebrate Persian New Year, also known as Nowruz. Here's how.

Venezuelans collect mountain run-off as water shortages persist
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 02:41:33 GMT
A recent power cut caused major water shortages, but for many Venezuelans, dry taps are nothing new.

Russia's IS families: 'Why are the children being punished?'
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 00:08:54 GMT
The collapse of the IS group leaves many countries facing a dilemma over fighters' wives and children.

Thailand election: Young voters could be key to victory
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 00:01:10 GMT
It's the first election since the coup of 2014 and seven million young people are voting for the first time.

The Indonesian paradise island drowning in plastic
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 00:14:45 GMT
Beaches on the Indonesian island of Sumatra are covered in plastic - and some of it is being dumped there by local businesses.

Cyclone Idai: Flying over flooded Mozambique
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 01:40:23 GMT
The BBC's Fergal Keane assesses the devastation caused by Cyclone Idai in Mozambique.

Giant sunfish washes up on beach in South Australia
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 00:50:39 GMT
Fishermen initially mistook the flat fish's unusual appearance for a piece of driftwood.

Excellent! Bill and Ted to go on summer adventure
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 11:51:02 GMT
Dudes, it's been 28 years since we last saw the duo on the big screen but now they're back.

'Obscene' beer label causes row in Russia
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 17:08:56 GMT
A Russian brewery is under fire for its sado-masochistic bottle label.

Estonia warns anglers off thin ice
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 18:06:53 GMT
Estonian anglers have been caught fishing on thawing ice despite ban.

Chinese uni trades canteen discount for workout
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 11:59:07 GMT
A university in China is rewarding physical exercise with food discounts in its campus canteen.

Christchurch shootings: How the haka unifies New Zealand in mourning
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 16:31:28 GMT
What does the Maori haka dance mean, and how is it linked to mourning the Christchurch victims?

Italy takes a shine to China's New Silk Road
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 12:05:39 GMT
Italy is ready to let Chinese money build its infrastructure - but its allies remain sceptical.

The 'controlled chaos' of raising sextuplets
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 19:22:56 GMT
We spoke to families with quintuplets and sextuplets to find out what it's like to raise multiple babies at once.

Holi: Hindus across India and Nepal celebrate festival of colours
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 12:04:20 GMT
Mainly celebrated in India and Nepal, Holi marks the beginning of spring.

Chinese imports 'driving fishermen to despair'
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 00:09:04 GMT
Kenya's Lake Victoria fishermen are struggling to compete with cheap Chinese fish imports.

Why Turkish leader is showing Christchurch attack video
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 11:26:27 GMT
The Turkish leader's use of footage from the New Zealand shootings is vintage Erdogan, says Mark Lowen.



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