BBC world news
Tue, 20 Oct 2020 17:21:24 GMT
Tiffany Trump makes a slip-up at a gay pride event and two political rivals do something very unexpected.
Nasa's Osiris-Rex probe touches asteroid Bennu in sample bid
Tue, 20 Oct 2020 22:20:21 GMT
Osiris-Rex makes brief contact with asteroid Bennu in an effort to pick up rock samples.
France teacher attack: Pupil's father 'exchanged texts with killer'
Tue, 20 Oct 2020 19:53:42 GMT
The father of a pupil at the school where Samuel Paty worked was in touch with the killer, reports say.
Jamal Khashoggi: Journalist's fiancee sues Saudi crown prince
Tue, 20 Oct 2020 19:24:51 GMT
Hatice Cengiz files a lawsuit against Mohammed bin Salman over the journalist's murder in Istanbul.
Nigeria unrest: Protesters 'shot' in Lagos as millions put under curfew
Tue, 20 Oct 2020 22:00:19 GMT
Casualty figures and who opened fire in Lagos are not yet known, as anti-police anger spreads.
Danish submarine killer Madsen caught in prison escape
Tue, 20 Oct 2020 15:46:46 GMT
Peter Madsen was jailed for life in 2018 for murdering Swedish journalist Kim Wall.
Taiwan charges Chinese captain over killing of 'Somali pirates'
Tue, 20 Oct 2020 16:34:47 GMT
Officials say the Chinese national ordered the killings while captaining a Taiwanese vessel in 2012.
Nuclear arms treaty: Hopes rise for breakthrough on US-Russia deal
Tue, 20 Oct 2020 16:34:01 GMT
A breakthrough appears to have been made to extend the nations' last-remaining treaty - New Start.
Google hit by landmark competition lawsuit in US over search
Tue, 20 Oct 2020 16:54:35 GMT
The US Justice Department accuses Google of disadvantaging its rivals in search and advertising.
Coronavirus: German Alpine region goes into lockdown
Tue, 20 Oct 2020 16:50:11 GMT
The Berchtesgaden area starts a two-week lockdown, Germany's first since the spring Covid peak.
Robert Redford: Retired actor mourns the death of his son James aged 58
Tue, 20 Oct 2020 09:26:02 GMT
The film star's son James dies aged 58, after being diagnosed with liver cancer.
New Yorker's Jeffrey Toobin exposes himself in Zoom call
Tue, 20 Oct 2020 10:06:14 GMT
The New Yorker magazine suspends Jeffrey Toobin who apologises for "an embarrassingly stupid mistake".
Yemen war: Mud-brick Seiyun Palace 'at risk of collapse'
Tue, 20 Oct 2020 11:25:27 GMT
Recent heavy rains and flash floods damaged the 19th-Century Seiyun Palace in Hadramawt province.
Samuel Paty: Beheading of teacher deepens divisions over France's secular identity
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 23:16:08 GMT
Mass rallies over the murder of a teacher mask growing dissent over the country's secular identity.
How clothes reflect growing Oromo ethnic pride in Ethiopia
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 23:30:34 GMT
Oromos have complained of marginalisation but they are now increasingly assertive in their identity.
Coronavirus: 'India must cut pollution to avoid Covid disaster'
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 23:35:09 GMT
New studies show an association between severe pollution and a spike in Covid-19 cases and deaths.
Covid-19: How restaurants are preparing for winter
Sun, 18 Oct 2020 23:03:23 GMT
Why restaurant owners hope outdoor heaters and marquees might help keep customers coming back.
Colorado battles a record-breaking wildfire
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 19:38:09 GMT
The Cameron Peak wildfire has become the largest fire in state history, burning over 200,000 acres.
Eating jellyfish: Why scientists are talking up a 'perfect food'
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 23:03:31 GMT
Amid fresh concern about overfishing, scientists say eating more jellyfish may give us benefits.
Sudan khalwas: Undercover in the schools that chain boys
Sun, 18 Oct 2020 23:07:05 GMT
A BBC News Arabic investigation has uncovered systemic child abuse inside Islamic schools in Sudan.
Pop star Aryana Sayeed is fighting criticism against female performers in the country
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 12:26:40 GMT
The country's biggest female pop star Aryana Sayeed is fighting taboos against women who want to sing.
India coronavirus: The woman who ferries patients in a school bus
Sun, 18 Oct 2020 23:00:53 GMT
Bus driver Neelam Singh, who contracted the virus while working, says she is glad to help.
US 2020 election: Who does China really want to win?
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 21:34:49 GMT
With the US battered by the coronavirus and political polarisation, China thinks its time has come.
US election: What can the US learn from other pandemic elections?
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 23:01:55 GMT
There is plenty the US can learn from other nations that have held elections under Covid-restrictions.
Why the US vote matters so much to Germans
Wed, 14 Oct 2020 22:28:39 GMT
Trump has singled out Berlin for repeated criticism, but some say it was a much needed wake-up call.
US election 2020: How would Biden change foreign policy?
Thu, 15 Oct 2020 21:37:10 GMT
The two candidates offer very different visions of the world so allies - and adversaries - are watching closely.
US election 2020: A really simple guide
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 15:01:38 GMT
If you're looking for a refresher or trying to understand it for the first time, this guide will help.
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