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Sat, 08 Aug 2020 20:01:26 GMT
The prime minister is to ask for early elections amid the crisis over Tuesday's devastating blast.
Coronavirus: Masks made mandatory in parts of Paris as infections rise
Sat, 08 Aug 2020 17:57:41 GMT
People will be required to wear face masks outdoors in busy areas of the French capital from Monday.
Kerala plane crash: 'Black boxes' from Air India jet found
Sat, 08 Aug 2020 13:35:30 GMT
The Air India plane skidded off the runway and broke apart during bad weather in Kerala state.
Belarus: Opposition campaign manager 'detained' on eve of vote
Sat, 08 Aug 2020 17:10:47 GMT
A spokeswoman for the leading opposition candidate says her campaign manager has been arrested.
Jerry Falwell Jr to take leave of absence after racy photo
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 23:35:01 GMT
Jerry Falwell Jr will step down as president of Liberty University after posting the "weird" image.
Talking about Beyoncé's Black Is King
Sat, 08 Aug 2020 10:02:00 GMT
A student, a professor and a film director react to Beyoncé's visual album, Black Is King.
Canada brewery apologises for beer named 'pubic hair' in Maori
Sat, 08 Aug 2020 12:49:28 GMT
The company said it used the Maori word "Huruhuru" to mean its beer was "as light as a feather".
Mogadishu: Several killed in attack at Somali military base
Sat, 08 Aug 2020 11:42:42 GMT
The militant group Al-Shabab has said it was behind the explosion that rocked the capital Mogadishu.
US election 2020: Democrats call for inquiry into Postal Service changes
Sat, 08 Aug 2020 10:12:13 GMT
The agency's chief, a Trump donor, insists it will be able to deliver postal votes on time in November.
Joe Arpaio: Former Arizona sheriff fails to regain old job
Sat, 08 Aug 2020 08:24:08 GMT
Joe Arpaio, known for his harsh immigration tactics, is beaten in the primary by his former deputy.
MV Wakashio: Mauritius declares emergency as stranded ship leaks oil
Sat, 08 Aug 2020 11:27:16 GMT
Mauritius declares a state of emergency after Japanese-owned carrier MV Wakashio starts leaking oil.
Juventus appoint Andrea Pirlo to replace Maurizio Sarri
Sat, 08 Aug 2020 20:01:10 GMT
Juventus hire Andrea Pirlo as manager to replace the sacked Maurizio Sarri only a week after appointing the former midfielder as Under-23 boss.
Coronavirus in South Africa: Why the vuvuzelas fell silent
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 23:09:32 GMT
The country's fight against Covid-19 was initially celebrated, but the public mood has now soured.
Coronavirus Vietnam: The mysterious resurgence of Covid-19
Sat, 08 Aug 2020 04:06:31 GMT
A central Vietnamese city is back in lockdown as researchers search for the source of a new outbreak.
Coronavirus: Why US is expecting an 'avalanche' of evictions
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 18:53:16 GMT
As businesses reopen across the US, so are eviction courts with millions of lives being upturned.
Sushant Singh Rajput: Mystery and voyeurism around Bollywood star's death
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 23:11:51 GMT
The investigation into Sushant Singh Rajput's death has taken several twists and turns.
Coronavirus: India is turning to faster tests to meet targets
Sat, 08 Aug 2020 14:16:37 GMT
With coronavirus cases rising sharply, India has turned to rapid testing kits. But how reliable are they?
World's remotest Irish bar: 'We will survive Covid'
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 00:30:01 GMT
It has been closed since April, you can't reach it by car, and it's a two-day hike from the nearest airport.
Beirut explosion: Families search for missing loved ones
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 23:12:24 GMT
Families in Beirut are still desperately seeking news of missing loved ones.
Beirut explosion: Captain Boris Prokoshev on why Rhosus was in Beirut
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 21:44:43 GMT
Boris Prokoshev, captain of the Rhosus, spoke to the BBC's Sarah Rainsford about why the ship was in Beirut.
'No sign of surveillance' as migrants flee France
Sat, 08 Aug 2020 10:52:55 GMT
Migrants, with a baby reportedly among them, are filmed setting out to sea 20 miles east of Calais.
Cambodia's 'Rubbish School' where kids pay with plastic
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 23:10:32 GMT
With no tourists because of the pandemic, a guide in Cambodia is instead teaching English
Lebanon blast: 'I have faith in him'
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 12:56:57 GMT
Tatiana Hasrouty's father worked at the port in Beirut. He's been missing since Tuesday's explosion.
'It took 32 years, but I finally found my kidnapped son'
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 00:21:12 GMT
After Li Jingzhi's son went missing in 1988 she dedicated her life to searching for him. He was found in May this year.
Hiroshima bomb: The day Michiko nearly missed her train
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 23:09:28 GMT
The horrors of the Hiroshima atomic bomb are laid bare through the story of one woman's life.
Coronavirus: How pandemic pods and zutors are changing home-schooling
Mon, 03 Aug 2020 23:23:37 GMT
US parents are resorting to "pandemic pods" and garden classrooms - but will it deepen inequalities?
Americans in Africa: Why we left America to live in Africa
Sun, 02 Aug 2020 23:14:43 GMT
Three African Americans have been explaining why they left the US to find a better life in Africa.
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