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Chinese officials appear to block freed journalist

Published: June 17, 2024 07:56

The Australian reporter - jailed in China for three years - was attending a bilateral event in Canberra.

Gershkovich trial to be held behind closed doors

Published: June 17, 2024 06:52

Russia accuses the Wall Street Journal reporter of collecting "secret information" on behalf of the CIA.

Zuma's MK party to join South Africa's opposition alliance

Published: June 17, 2024 06:40

MK says it will lead the resistance to the "unholy alliance" of the ANC and the Democratic Alliance.

Indian man accused of murder plot extradited to US

Published: June 17, 2024 05:46

Nikhil Gupta is charged with trying to hire a hitman to assassinate US citizen Gurpatwant Singh Pannun.

Putin taunts West as speculation over North Korea visit ramps up

Published: June 17, 2024 05:00

Russia's president is due to meet Kim Jong Un next week, his first visit to North Korea since 2000.

Greek coastguard threw migrants overboard to their deaths, witnesses say

Published: June 17, 2024 04:59

More than 40 people are alleged to have died as a result of Greek coastguard actions, BBC analysis reveals.

'Hackers leaked intimate photos after my laptop was stolen'

Published: June 16, 2024 23:12

A Spanish filmmaker turned the cameras on herself and made a "sextortion diary" after being blackmailed.

Too much of a good thing? Spain's green energy can exceed demand

Published: June 16, 2024 23:06

Spain is looking at storing electricity or increasing demand to solve electricity oversupply.

At least 14 Hajj pilgrims die in intense heat

Published: June 16, 2024 20:03

Jordan's foreign ministry said its nationals had died "after suffering sun stroke due to the extreme heatwave".

Beijing offers pandas as ties with Australia thaw

Published: June 16, 2024 14:36

The Chinese premier, Li Qiang's arrival in Australia on a four-day visit is the first by a Chinese leader in seven years, which analysts say marks the return of 'panda diplomacy'.

Military ‘pause’ on Gaza road inflames divisions in Israeli government

Published: June 16, 2024 13:45

The announcement of a "local, tactical pause" in fighting triggered a furious response from far-right ministers.

Alarm in Hamburg as man with axe shot by police

Published: June 16, 2024 13:43

The man, who police say made threats with a pickaxe and an "incendiary device", was seriously injured.

Hamburg police shoot man with axe ahead of Euros match

Published: June 16, 2024 11:16

Police say they shot and injured the man, ahead of a Euro 2024 match between the Netherlands and Poland.

Malawians pay tribute to vice-president killed in plane crash

Published: June 16, 2024 10:37

Saulos Chilima, 51, was seen as a breath of fresh air and was especially popular among young people.

Muted Eid celebrations for millions of Nigerian Muslims

Published: June 16, 2024 08:15

The economic crisis means millions of Nigerian Muslims will not be celebrating Eid al-Adha as normal.

Israel announces daily military pause on Gaza road to let in aid

Published: June 16, 2024 08:06

The pause will last for several hours every day along a main route from the Kerem Shalom crossing.

Major summit set to back Ukraine's territorial integrity

Published: June 16, 2024 07:57

More than 90 countries and global institutions hope to reach agreement on nuclear security and food exports.

Boy grapples with tradition in Spanish bullfighting town

Published: June 16, 2024 00:54

A new film follows a boy as he tries to square a controversial practice with his family's hopes for him.

Avicii’s dad: 'I miss him every minute, but I get angry at him for leaving'

Published: June 16, 2024 00:26

The DJ's father Klas on his son's legacy and family's mission to raise mental health awareness.

Susannah's grandad ran Bengal when famine killed millions

Published: June 15, 2024 23:10

She is only just learning about Sir John Herbert's significant role in the colonial catastrophe.

Eight Israeli soldiers killed in Rafah operation, IDF says

Published: June 15, 2024 18:40

The soldiers were returning from an operation in Rafah when their vehicle is understood to have exploded.

People left dangling upside down on amusement park ride

Published: June 15, 2024 17:06

Footage recorded by an eyewitness shows the moment people got stuck on a ride in Portland, Oregon.

Kenyan magistrate dies after courtroom shooting by policeman

Published: June 15, 2024 09:46

The chief justice says security protocols in court are being reviewed after Thursday's incident.

Museum removes Monet and Van Gogh paintings over Nazi looting fears

Published: June 15, 2024 08:39

One of Switzerland's leading museums took the decision after new guidelines were introduced on stolen art.

Ukraine seeks show of support at giant Swiss summit

Published: June 15, 2024 03:10

The hosts hope the talks, the largest since the war with Russia began, will bring progress towards peace.

Why a hit show is calling it quits after two series

Published: June 15, 2024 00:55

Some consider award-winning animation Arcane the best videogame adaption ever - so why is it ending?

Millions in daily struggle to find food as Sudan war rages

Published: June 15, 2024 00:31

More than a year into the conflict, the warring sides are accused of using hunger as a weapon.

Supreme Court gun ruling stuns Las Vegas shooting survivors

Published: June 14, 2024 22:39

One survivor told the BBC the bump stocks decision was "a slap in the face", but others had mixed feelings.

Cyril Ramaphosa re-elected South African president

Published: June 14, 2024 21:24

It follows a coalition deal between the governing African National Congress and opposition parties.

ANC and DA agree on South Africa unity government

Published: June 14, 2024 18:03

The African National Congress and the Democratic Alliance will put aside their decades-long rivalry to work together.

Aid convoy denied entry to northern Gaza, UN says

Published: June 14, 2024 15:42

Unicef spokesman James Elder says severely malnourished children will not get the supplies they need.

A landmark moment in South Africa for a humbled ANC

Published: June 14, 2024 15:16

South Africa unveils a government of national unity but the country still faces many key challenges.

Is Elon Musk worth his £44bn Tesla pay package?

Published: June 14, 2024 11:49

He is beloved by his millions of followers online, but would Musk's businesses have succeeded without him?

Pope meets Jimmy Fallon and 105 other comics at Vatican

Published: June 14, 2024 11:07

Other big names, including Whoopi Goldberg and Conan O'Brien, were also present at the audience.

India brings back bodies of 45 workers from Kuwait

Published: June 14, 2024 05:41

The  fire broke out  on Wednesday at a residential building in Mangaf city where 176 Indian workers lived.

UN Security Council demands end to Sudan's city siege

Published: June 14, 2024 05:39

The council urges the rival forces to allow civilians to move to safer areas within and outside El Fashir.

Telehealth executives accused of $100m Adderall scheme

Published: June 14, 2024 01:45

The pandemic-era start-up distributed 40m pills of controlled substances "for no legitimate medical purpose".

Can indie games inspire a creative boom from Indian developers?

Published: June 14, 2024 00:51

India's games industry is dominated by mobile sports titles, but a growing movement is pushing creativity.

'Only elegant women allowed': S Korea gym draws flak for sign

Published: June 14, 2024 00:19

The gym owner defended the move, claiming his company had "suffered damages" because of ajummas.

Houthi missile attack severely injures sailor, US says

Published: June 13, 2024 23:21

The latest attack comes a day after the Iranian-backed group attacked another ship in the Red Sea.

G7 agrees $50bn loan for Ukraine from Russian assets

Published: June 13, 2024 20:49

The funds will help Ukraine to fight invading Russian forces, while Moscow condemns the move as "theft".

Trump visits Capitol Hill for first time since Jan 6 riot

Published: June 13, 2024 18:21

Former president returns to discuss election agenda with Republicans, three years after a mob stormed the Capitol.

Trump visits Capitol Hill for first time since Jan 6 riot

Published: June 13, 2024 15:53

Former president returns to discuss election agenda with Republicans, three years after a mob stormed the Capitol.

Cuba welcomes Russian military ships to Havana

Published: June 13, 2024 15:19

The vessels are expected to stay in the island during the weekend as part of a military drill in the Caribbean.

US journalist Gershkovich to stand trial in Russia on espionage charges

Published: June 13, 2024 14:51

Russia has accused the journalist of collecting "secret information" on behalf of the CIA, charges the US denies.

Supreme Court rejects challenge to restrict abortion drug access

Published: June 13, 2024 14:31

Mifepristone is used in medication abortion, the most common method of ending pregnancies in the US.

Wild horses return to Kazakh plain after centuries

Published: June 13, 2024 11:07

The wild horses roamed Asian steppes for millennia before dying out and surviving only in European zoos.

Hamas rebuffs Blinken blame for elusive ceasefire

Published: June 13, 2024 09:55

The group pushes back after the US's top diplomat says some of its ceasefire requests are unworkable.

G7 plans to use frozen Russian assets to fund Ukraine

Published: June 13, 2024 06:56

The plan would see Ukraine given the money in a loan, secured by the interest on frozen Russian assets.

White House does not rule out Hunter Biden commutation

Published: June 13, 2024 02:40

A White House spokeswoman said she could not comment on whether Joe Biden would commute a sentence for his son.

Evidence of Iran and UAE drones used in Sudan war

Published: June 13, 2024 01:15

The Sudanese army and RSF are both accused of importing foreign drones, violating a UN arms embargo.

Valance and Wintour host rival Trump-Biden London events

Published: June 13, 2024 01:01

Holly Valance is set to host a pro-Trump event, with Anna Wintour reported to be hosting a pro-Biden one.

The Chinese women dating Dan: An AI boyfriend on ChatGPT

Published: June 13, 2024 00:53

A jailbreak version of ChatGPT is becoming popular with women who prefer it to real world dating.

Seven new ice cream flavours and the Pope: Italy prepares to host G7

Published: June 13, 2024 00:05

PM Giorgia Meloni will welcome other world leaders to Puglia after election success for her party.

Houthis claim attack on merchant ship in Red Sea

Published: June 12, 2024 22:26

Yemen's Iran-backed Houthis claim an attack on a vessel named Tutor in the Red Sea using a sea drone.

Buenos Aires rocked by clashes over Milei reforms

Published: June 12, 2024 21:38

Police in Argentina's capital fire tear gas on crowds near Congress, as MPs debate budget-slashing reforms.

Parents of ex-hostage tell BBC of his 'miracle' return

Published: June 12, 2024 19:29

Eugenia and Michael Kozlov gave an emotional account of how they heard the news that their son was free.

'Forced to speak in a whisper' - Hamas hostage's 'miracle' rescue

Published: June 12, 2024 19:22

Andrey Koslov believed Israeli forces might kill him but was part of a dramatic rescue operation instead.

Hezbollah fires dozens of rockets into Israel after strike kills commander

Published: June 12, 2024 19:09

Israel's military says it struck southern Lebanon in response to the launches, which sparked fires.

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