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UK Army chief warns of Russian threat 22 Jan 2018, 8:55 am

The warning comes amid speculation of potential defence cuts in government.

Germany coalition talks: SPD backs talks with Merkel 22 Jan 2018, 7:42 am

The Social Democrats vote to open formal negotiations with Chancellor Merkel's conservatives.

French prison guards in nationwide strike after attacks 22 Jan 2018, 7:41 am

Unions vow a "total blockade" of institutions following a series of attacks against guards.

Simona Halep beats Naomi Osaka to reach Australian Open quarter-finals 22 Jan 2018, 7:35 am

World number one Simona Halep beats Japan's Naomi Osaka in straight sets to reach the Australian Open quarter-finals.

US shutdown: Government services closed as working week begins 22 Jan 2018, 7:31 am

Many federal services will not open on Monday as politicians struggle to agree on a new budget.

Vietnam jails most senior Communist Party official in decades 22 Jan 2018, 7:16 am

Dinh La Thang is one of the most senior officials to ever go on trial in Vietnam.

Australian Open: Roger Federer beats Marton Fucsovics in straight sets 22 Jan 2018, 7:01 am

Roger Federer eases through to Australian Open quarter-finals with a straight-set win over Marton Fucsovics.

Great Barrier Reef: Australia unveils A$60m protection plan 22 Jan 2018, 6:03 am

New measures will target coral-eating starfish and soil erosion on the Great Barrier Reef.

Australians mourn actress Jessica Falkholt 22 Jan 2018, 3:57 am

A funeral for the Home and Away actress hears she was a "rising star" who made her family proud.

Super Bowl 52: New England Patriots to face Philadelphia Eagles in Minneapolis 22 Jan 2018, 3:49 am

Champions New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles will contest the 2018 Super Bowl on 4 February.

US Women's March: What women want 22 Jan 2018, 3:20 am

Las Vegas rally marks first anniversary of Women's March against Trump.

Kabul: Gunmen shot Intercontinental Hotel diners - eyewitness 22 Jan 2018, 1:39 am

An eyewitness describes the terrifying moment gunmen burst into Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel.

Ex-footballer George Weah faces toughest challenge 22 Jan 2018, 1:38 am

An inspiration on the pitch, Liberia's new president could struggle to meet expectations off it, writes Fergal Keane.

Croatia introduces same-sex family bedtime stories 22 Jan 2018, 1:36 am

The book has been praised by LGBT campaigners but not everyone is excited, writes the BBC's Guy De Launey.

The president forced me to take his herbal HIV 'cure' 22 Jan 2018, 1:25 am

Lamin Ceesay was lucky to survive when the Gambian president took away his drugs and tried to cure him with a paste of herbs. An unknown number died.

The (almost) complete history of 'fake news' 22 Jan 2018, 1:24 am

How a phrase that originally referred to moneymaking Macedonian teens came to mean a whole lot more.

Pope Francis ends Latin America tour with giant Mass 22 Jan 2018, 1:04 am

The Pope denounces corruption, before celebrating Mass for more than a million people in Lima.

The slime crafter with 850,000 fans on Instagram 22 Jan 2018, 12:34 am

Alyssa Jagan has built a massive Instagram following on the power of slime.

India woman fights family over 'low caste' husband's murder 22 Jan 2018, 12:24 am

Kausalya testified against her parents for murder and is fighting to stop all caste discrimination.

The businessman exiled for being Jewish 22 Jan 2018, 12:10 am

As a 19-year-old Adam Ringer was kicked out of Poland during an anti-Semitic purge, but he returned two decades years later to become a key business leader.

IS and how it continues to plague Iraq 22 Jan 2018, 12:07 am

A month after war was declared over, Iraqi soldiers are still being killed by Islamic State militants.

'World's richest 1% get 82% of the wealth', says Oxfam 22 Jan 2018, 12:06 am

The gap between the super rich and the rest of the world widened last year, claims Oxfam.

The Malaysian region that became a hardware hub 22 Jan 2018, 12:02 am

The small Malaysian state of Penang is punching well above its weight in the tech world through hardware manufacturing.

Masters 2018: Mark Allen beats Kyren Wilson 10-7 in final to take title 21 Jan 2018, 11:34 pm

Mark Allen beats Kyren Wilson 10-7 to become the first Northern Irishman to win the Masters since Dennis Taylor in 1987.

Garth Crooks' team of the week: Ozil, Aguero, Allen, Mahrez 21 Jan 2018, 11:24 pm

Whose lack of individual awards leaves Garth "furious"? Who is "an artist" on the pitch? Find out this week's team

Syria: Turkish ground troops enter Afrin enclave 21 Jan 2018, 10:43 pm

US-backed Kurdish militants say they have beaten back Turkish troops in northern Syria.

Amazon opens no-checkout supermarket 21 Jan 2018, 10:43 pm

Amazon opens its first grocery store without cashiers to shoppers in Seattle on Monday.

Ronaldo borrows doctor's phone to check facial injury on pitch 21 Jan 2018, 8:54 pm

"The most Ronaldo moment ever" said one pundit, as the star could not wait to check a facial cut.

President Macron on Trump, Brexit and Frexit 21 Jan 2018, 7:37 pm

What we learnt when French President Emmanuel Macron talked to the BBC's Andrew Marr.

US shutdown: White House voicemail changed to blame Democrats 21 Jan 2018, 4:33 pm

Callers to the White House this weekend got an unusual message from Mr Trump's staff.

NI man reunited with Vietnamese mother 21 Jan 2018, 2:40 pm

Vance McElhinney was rescued from an orphanage in Saigon in 1975 and grew up in Northern Ireland.

Climbers rescued from snowy mountain ridge in Scotland 21 Jan 2018, 2:26 pm

Two men were airlifted to safety after a night without shelter in sub-zero temperatures.

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf: The legacy of Africa's first elected female president 21 Jan 2018, 1:41 am

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf made history in Liberia but was also accused of corruption, writes Tamasin Ford.

Trump's year on Twitter: Who has he criticised and praised the most? 21 Jan 2018, 1:19 am

Who has he criticised and praised most as president? Here's our analysis.

Pick of best news photos from around the world 20 Jan 2018, 12:37 am

A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.

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