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Macron attacks nationalism in speech to US Congress 25 Apr 2018, 5:52 pm

The French president does not dodge differences with Donald Trump, on climate, Iran and trade.

Tennis match-fixing: 'Tsunami' of corruption at lower levels says report 25 Apr 2018, 5:47 pm

A "tsunami" of match-fixing is plaguing lower-level tennis events, says a long-awaited report into corruption in the sport.

'Ground-breaking' galaxy collision detected 25 Apr 2018, 5:43 pm

Fourteen galaxies pile into a small region of space... only one can emerge.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain: Liverpool and England midfielder out of World Cup 25 Apr 2018, 5:04 pm

Liverpool and England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will miss the World Cup after suffering a knee injury.

Swedish archaeologists reveal 5th Century massacre at Sandby borg 25 Apr 2018, 4:53 pm

A new study says dozens at the Oland island fort were killed and left to rot where they fell.

Auschwitz rap: German Echo music prize scrapped in anti-Semitism row 25 Apr 2018, 4:14 pm

Germany's music industry abolishes its Echo prize after an outcry over its award to a rap duo.

US college says outdoors too risky for outdoors club 25 Apr 2018, 4:04 pm

Pennsylvania State University's caving and scuba clubs have also been deemed unsafe.

Golden State Killer: Police 'arrest suspect' in California 25 Apr 2018, 3:56 pm

Police reportedly arrest a suspect over the notorious Golden State murders from the 1970s-80s.

Iran's Reza Shah: Mummified remains 'likely' belong to ex-leader 25 Apr 2018, 3:21 pm

The family of Reza Shah Pahlavi believe his remains have been found at a shrine south of Tehran.

Barcelona Open: Novak Djokovic beaten in second round by Martin Klizan, Rafael Nadal through in straight sets 25 Apr 2018, 3:15 pm

Former world number one Novak Djokovic is beaten by Slovakian qualifier Martin Klizan in the second round of the Barcelona Open.

Melania steps into spotlight for Macron visit 25 Apr 2018, 3:01 pm

The first lady threw her first state dinner under the Trump administration by hosting the French president and his wife.

Kim Wall murder: Danish inventor Peter Madsen given life sentence 25 Apr 2018, 2:15 pm

The Danish inventor is given life in prison for killing the Swedish journalist on his submarine.

Hank Azaria 'willing to step aside' from Simpsons Apu role 25 Apr 2018, 1:29 pm

The actor told Stephen Colbert it felt "the right thing do" amid racial stereotyping claims.

Hotel door locks worldwide were vulnerable to hack 25 Apr 2018, 1:05 pm

Cyber-security researchers found a way to unlock rooms across the world without leaving a trace.

Sky bidding war erupts with £22bn formal bid from Comcast 25 Apr 2018, 12:50 pm

The offer by the owner of NBC and Universal Pictures is 16% higher than a bid by 21st Century Fox.

Arsene Wenger: Timing of Arsenal departure 'not really my decision' 25 Apr 2018, 12:28 pm

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says that the timing of his departure from the club after nearly 22 years "was not really my decision".

Tony Bellew: David Haye will not last eight rounds in our rematch 25 Apr 2018, 12:12 pm

Tony Bellew says he will stop David Haye inside eight rounds in their rematch and insists his rival "should have stayed clear" of him.

US actress Rose McGowan: Weinstein tried to contact me 25 Apr 2018, 11:48 am

US actress Rose McGowan tells the Victoria Derbyshire show Harvey Weinstein has tried to contact her.

Madrid leader quits amid 'cream theft' claim 25 Apr 2018, 11:00 am

First accused of faking a master's degree, Cristina Cifuentes has now been hit by shoplifting claims.

Why is Japan whipped up over a mango mousse? 25 Apr 2018, 10:30 am

The mango mousse shows a map of the Koreas, complete with islands claimed by Japan.

Avengers: Infinity War earns five-star reviews 25 Apr 2018, 9:47 am

Reviews for Marvel's superhero get-together applaud its ambition, though not every critic is a fan.

India teacher arrested over wedding bomb murder 25 Apr 2018, 9:46 am

Punjilal Meher allegedly plotted the killing after the victim's mother was promoted over him at work.

Toronto van attack: 'Love for all, hatred for none' 25 Apr 2018, 5:34 am

A vigil has been held in Toronto following the van attack that left 10 people dead.

Letter from Africa: The country that took 50 years to change its name 25 Apr 2018, 1:14 am

Ghanaian journalist Elizabeth Ohene supports the name eSwatini, but suggests "land of many wives".

Pimpin' rides, African style 25 Apr 2018, 12:35 am

The Ugandan entrepreneur finding success using African fabric to style car interiors.

Changing the world, one dinner at a time 25 Apr 2018, 12:16 am

Can posh restaurants and top chefs also win a competition for social activism?

Crossing Divides: When Chavistas and 'Escuálidos' bang the drums of peace 25 Apr 2018, 12:15 am

Venezuela's political landscape is deeply divided but shared passions can inspire opponents to put differences aside.

#MeToo Japan: What happened when women broke their silence 25 Apr 2018, 12:14 am

Women have come forward to tell their story but Japan remains slow to embrace the #MeToo movement.

Crossing Divides: Where shootings have become 'normal' for teens 25 Apr 2018, 12:13 am

How a Chicago youth worker tries to rebuild trust between youths and the adults who 'failed them'.

Crossing Divides: How Israeli-Palestinian peace accord was prepared 25 Apr 2018, 12:13 am

Following months of secret negotiations, a peace agreement was signed between Israel and the Palestinians

Crossing Divides: Can Nigeria's new tin mine heal ancient wounds? 25 Apr 2018, 12:13 am

Old rifts between farmers and herders have led to conflict, but a new tin mine may heal the wounds.

North and South Korea: The petty side of diplomacy 25 Apr 2018, 12:08 am

Both North and South Korea have been fighting their own "small-time" battles over the years.

How can businesses tackle sexual harassment? 25 Apr 2018, 12:07 am

How companies deal with cases of sexual harassment in the workplace is being scrutinised like never before.

Food Photographer of the Year 25 Apr 2018, 12:06 am

See the colourful winners of this year's Pink Lady Food Photography competition.

Crossing Divides: Flirting across the India-Pakistan border 24 Apr 2018, 11:46 pm

Some in the rival countries' gay communities are using tech to forge cross-frontier relationships.

'Trucker wall' helps prevent man from jumping to his death 24 Apr 2018, 10:20 pm

Thirteen truckers parked under an overpass after a man threatened to jump to his death from above.

Trump and Macron's most touching moments 24 Apr 2018, 9:18 pm

From air kisses to Oval Office grooming, the best bits from an unusually affectionate state visit.

Is the Iran nuclear deal about to collapse? 24 Apr 2018, 9:16 pm

US President Donald Trump says it is the "worst deal ever" and threatened to abandon it in May.

Toronto van attack: What is an 'incel'? 24 Apr 2018, 5:30 pm

Reports say the suspect in the Toronto van attack called for "Incel Rebellion" on Facebook.

How accurate is the murder rate in Miss Fisher’s Melbourne? 24 Apr 2018, 3:56 pm

The BBC examines how the popular detective show, set in the 1920s, compares with real life.

We were child killers, now we unite through hip-hop 24 Apr 2018, 6:18 am

The Rev Jacky Manuputty blessed Indonesia's child soldiers - now he's fighting to help them recover.

Driven to his death: Mystery of motorcyclist body on M4 24 Apr 2018, 5:24 am

Unravelling the mystery of the motorcyclist's body found on the central reservation of the M4.

Is it easier or harder to live without plastic than 10 years ago? 21 Apr 2018, 11:45 pm

Ten years ago I tried to live without plastic for a month. A decade on, would it be easier or harder?

The holiday village run by spies 18 Apr 2018, 11:25 pm

An idyllic holiday resort on the banks of the Red Sea was a base for Israeli spies with a secret mission.

The mystery of the homesick mechanic who stole a plane 18 Apr 2018, 1:12 am

In 1969 a mechanic stole a plane from East Anglia and set off for the States. Then he disappeared. Did he crash or was he shot down?

Obituary: Barbara Bush - former US First Lady and literacy campaigner 17 Apr 2018, 11:49 pm

The former US First Lady never accepted a passive role, and campaigned for social justice.

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