BBC world news
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 06:27:03 GMT
The vote - which divided the House along partisan lines - denounces tweets widely seen as racist.
Von der Leyen elected EU Commission head after MEPs vote
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 21:58:14 GMT
German Ursula von der Leyen will replace Jean-Claude Juncker on 1 November after a close vote.
Johnny Clegg, South African musician and activist, dies aged 66
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 20:30:15 GMT
One of South Africa's best-known musicians and anti-apartheid activist dies at the age of 66.
Norway's spy town: 'They took him and they have broken him'
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 23:15:12 GMT
The wife of a Norwegian pensioner convicted of espionage in Russia has spoken to the BBC about her anger at the intelligence service.
Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency attacked at Senate hearing
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 18:10:05 GMT
The tech giant's Libra digital currency is attacked by senators who say the company is not trusted.
Inside Iran: Are Tehran's poorest paying the price?
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 18:57:32 GMT
US imposed sanctions are crippling the economy, making food and medicines unaffordable.
Huge fire sweeps through Peru neighbourhood
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 20:32:30 GMT
Eighty families have been affected by the fire, according to local media.
How chimpanzees bond over a movie together
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 23:51:39 GMT
Feeling closer after watching a video together can be experienced by chimps as well as humans, say scientists.
Daphne Caruana Galizia: Malta journalist's murder suspects to stand trial
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 19:27:20 GMT
Prosecutors issue a bill of indictment against three men held in 2017 over Daphne Caruana Galizia's death.
Iran rejects suggestion its missile programme is negotiable
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 21:45:16 GMT
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif mooted possible talks on the weapons in a US interview.
No federal charges in 2014 US chokehold death
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 17:14:34 GMT
Garner's last words, "I can't breathe", became a rallying cry for police brutality protesters.
Christine Lagarde resigns as head of IMF
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 16:35:17 GMT
It comes ahead of a decision on Ms Lagarde's nomination to become head of the European Central Bank.
Menstrual cups 'as reliable as tampons'
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 06:12:54 GMT
Scientific review shows they are as leakproof as other sanitary products, say researchers.
The CubeSat revolution changing the way we see the world
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 23:07:39 GMT
Small, cheap satellites can help us track pollution, crop yields and congestion like never before.
Syrian conflict: Helping children through the horror of bomb blasts
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 23:45:50 GMT
A new medical guide aims to improve the chances of saving children's lives, and limbs, in war zones.
El Chapo: How Mexico's drug kingpin fell victim to his own legend
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 23:46:37 GMT
The world's most powerful drug kingpin was enamoured by his own legend and it cost him his freedom.
Merkel: The steady woman whose shaking has touched a nation
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 23:55:33 GMT
After three bouts of trembling in public, Germany's Angela Merkel health has come under scrutiny.
Talking about sex no longer so taboo in the Arab world
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 00:02:17 GMT
Discussing sex has long been socially awkward in the Arab world, but there are signs that attitudes are changing.
'The Squad' condemn Trump's 'racist' tweets in CBS interview
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 01:36:05 GMT
A group of four Democratic congresswomen targeted by President Trump's tweets have condemned them in an interview with CBS.
Plastic pollution: Could a year's waste circle the Earth four times?
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 23:15:32 GMT
Could a year's global plastic waste circle the Earth four times over?
The Kenyan centre saving endangered chimpanzees
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 23:15:50 GMT
Timothy Mwangi has cared for chimpanzees for nearly two decades at this rescue centre in Kenya.
The surprising thing about America's migrant past
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 23:15:56 GMT
What are the roots of the women Trump told to "go back" - and how many Americans are from somewhere else?
Congresswomen hit back in Trump race row
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 03:56:10 GMT
Four congresswomen dismiss the US president's defence of his controversial tweets.
Freckles the manta ray 'doing well' after being freed from hooks
Sun, 14 Jul 2019 13:01:26 GMT
Freckles approached a team of divers for help after getting hooks embedded under her eye.
Afghanistan war: What could peace look like?
Sat, 13 Jul 2019 23:05:57 GMT
The US and the Afghan Taliban are holding peace talks - but it's just the start of an uncertain process.
'Empty Spain': Can opera save the town of Medinaceli?
Sat, 13 Jul 2019 23:11:32 GMT
A few hundred people live in Medinaceli but for one weekend a year it becomes a stage for high art.
Cricket World Cup 'like a festival' for illegal bookmakers
Sat, 13 Jul 2019 23:07:01 GMT
India's cricketers didn't make the World Cup final, but its bookmakers are still making millions.
The forgotten Indian inventor who dazzled London
Sat, 13 Jul 2019 23:04:13 GMT
Shankar Abaji Bhisey invented a machine which could have revolutionised printing.
The coal mine that ate Hambacher forest
Fri, 12 Jul 2019 00:38:02 GMT
Much of Germany's power is still made by burning coal. Activists have occupied a forest in protest.
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