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Monday, May 31, 2021

Saudi Arabia: Authorities defend mosque speaker restriction

Authorities say they have imposed a maximum volume following complaints from the public.

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The dancer aged 106 who bans the word 'old'

Meet Sydney artist Eileen Kramer, who has had some of her most productive years since turning 100.

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The story of Spain’s ‘terrifying confidence’ – and how it conquered the world

One night of embarrassment in October 2006 convinced Spain that something had to change - sparking a momentum shift in world football.

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Iran's presidential election: Four ways it matters

As Iranians prepare to go to the polls this month, here is why the vote will be closely watched.

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Viewpoint: Why Germany's Namibia genocide apology is not enough

Germany is sorry for the massacres but the lack of reparations has angered targeted communities.

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China-India clashes: No change a year after Ladakh stand-off

Nomads along the India-China border in the Galwan Valley are still living under the shadow of war.

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Canada mass grave find sparks call for more action

Last week the remains of 215 children were found at a school set up to assimilate indigenous people.

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Yemen fishermen find $1.5m of ambergris in the belly of a whale

A lucky find in the belly of a whale has changed the lives of a group of poor Yemeni fishermen.

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Belarus: A climate of fear for opposition activists

The BBC has been speaking to some of those whose lives have been changed forever by the protests.

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Why electric cars will take over sooner than you think

The BBC's Justin Rowlatt explains why we are accelerating towards an electric car future.

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The couple inspired by Tulsa’s black entrepreneurs

Obum and his wife Faith moved to Tulsa in 2019, inspired by the legacy of 'Black Wall Street'.

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NSA spying row: US and Denmark pressed over allegations

Denmark is accused of helping the US spy on European politicians such as Germany's Angela Merkel.

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Covid: Peru more than doubles death toll after review

Peru now has the highest number of deaths in the world in relation to the size of its population.

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Naomi Osaka withdraws from French Open after refusing to do news conferences

Naomi Osaka says she is withdrawing from the French Open as a result of controversy over her refusal to speak to the media.

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Covid: WHO renames UK and other variants with Greek letters

The variant first detected in the UK becomes Alpha, with South Africa, Brazil and India also renamed.

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Sinéad O'Connor: My life is actually really boring

"I've got to the time in life where you just want to sit and be peaceful in your garden and knit."

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Nephew of Fetullah Gulen seized and brought back to Turkey

Selahaddin Gulen reappears in custody in Turkey weeks after he goes missing in Kenya.

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Bangladesh arrests tiger poaching suspect after 20-year hunt

The man known as "Tiger Habib" is alleged to have killed about 70 endangered Bengal tigers.

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Privacy group targets website 'cookie terror'

Campaigners lodge hundreds of complaints against sites they claim break cookie laws.

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Belgian ambassador loses South Korea posting after wife slaps worker

The wife of Belgium's ambassador to South Korea is seen slapping a shop worker in CCTV footage.

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France police 'neutralise' armed ex-soldier after Dordogne manhunt

The 29-year-old man was injured in a shoot-out with police after a 24-hour manhunt, reports say.

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Tarzan actor Joe Lara, 58, presumed dead in plane crash

He and six others are missing believed dead after their plane crashed into a lake in the US.

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Texas Democrats block 'discriminatory' bill on voting

A walkout by Democrats deprives the state legislature of a quorum to pass the divisive bill.

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China allows couples to have three children

The move comes after a once-a-decade census showed China's population grew at its slowest pace in decades.

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Sunday, May 30, 2021

Copa America: Tournament left without hosts after Argentina removed

The 2021 Copa America has been left without a host less than two weeks before it starts after Argentina was stripped of the tournament.

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Ho Chi Minh: Vietnam to test entire city amid new variant fears

13 million people in Ho Chi Minh will be tested and new social distancing rules have been imposed.

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Hundreds more Afghans and their families to be allowed to settle in UK

Hundreds more who worked for the British military and government will be allowed to settle in the UK.

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Israel coalition government a threat to security, warns Netanyahu

The prime minister urges right-wing politicians not to join a proposed new unity government.

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The Indian children orphaned by Covid-19

Officially, hundreds of children have lost both their parents. Experts say the number may be much higher.

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Mohammed Deif: The one-eyed Hamas chief in Israel's crosshairs

The shadowy figure at the top of Israel most-wanted list has repeatedly eluded attempts to kill him.

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Biosecurity warning over loosely-regulated virus labs

Governments do not have controls to stop terrorists accessing labs and posing a biological threat.

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Somaliland elections: Could polls help gain recognition?

Somaliland is hoping that elections will boost its chances of gaining international recognition.

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South Korea: From food wasters to recyclers

The country now recycles more than 95% of its food waste - how did they do it?

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War Horse actor salutes 80s gay Soho in one-man show

Jack Holden's play tells the story of a man diagnosed with HIV who decides to party his last days away.

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Nigeria school abduction: Gunmen kidnap students in Niger state

At least 150 students are reported missing after armed men stormed a school in Niger state.

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France rejects Iranian spy charges for tourist Benjamin Briere

Benjamin Briere was detained in Iran in 2020 after flying a drone near the Iran-Turkmenistan border.

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Israel's right-wing leader Bennett backs deal to oust PM Netanyahu

A right-wing leader expresses support for a unity government that would end the prime minister's 12 years in office.

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Barcelona: Homophobic attacks spark outcry

One man required surgery after he and his friends were beaten up by a group of men on a beach.

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Osaka could be kicked out of French Open over media boycott

World number two Naomi Osaka faces expulsion from the French Open if she continues to refuse to speak to the media.

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Colombia protests: UN calls for investigation into Cali deaths

Troops are patrolling the city of Cali after weeks of violent anti-government demonstrations.

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Israeli opposition inch closer to deal to oust Netanyahu

Party leaders are inching towards a coalition deal that would end the era of PM Benjamin Netanyahu.

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Mount Everest: 'Aim high' female teacher who set new speed record says

Ex-teacher Tsang Yin Hung, 45, is one of three climbers who have set Everest records in recent days.

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Indonesia ferry fire: More than 270 rescued from blaze

One person is still missing after the fire aboard a passenger ferry near Indonesia's remote Sula Islands.

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Florida shooting: Two dead, more than 20 wounded in Hialeah

Three people fired into a crowd outside a banquet hall in Hialeah, a city north of Miami.

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Israel politics: Lapid nears coalition after Netanyahu fell short

Israel's opposition parties are close to a coalition agreement to form a "government of change".

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France manhunt for armed ex-soldier who fired on police

Authorities tell residents to stay indoors as police hunt for the man who opened fire on police.

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Nashville hat shop faces backlash for selling anti-vaccine Nazi Jewish star

The Nashville shop apologises after it used a Nazi symbol to spread a "not vaccinated" message.

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Macron threatens to withdraw French troops from Mali

The French president warned that political instability could lead to greater Islamist radicalisation.

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Partner of Lord Ashcroft's son held over Belize death

Jasmine Hartin, the partner of Lord Ashcroft's son, was discovered near the body of a police officer.

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'I’m fine, really': Finding hope as Covid sweeps India

The BBC's Nikita Mandhani reflects on her personal experience of the second wave in India.

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Saturday, May 29, 2021

Piccadilly 1965: How six Indian friends found their feet in the UK

One day in 1965 Praful Patel heard five men talking Gujarati in London's Central YMCA - they quickly became close friends.

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Samantha Azzopardi: Australia's notorious con artist sentenced for child theft

Authorities are baffled by the "bizarre crime" of a serial con artist who has travelled the world.

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How Ben Crump became America's go-to civil rights lawyer

When families lose a loved one in a police shooting, more often than not Ben Crump gets a call. Why is he the go-to man?

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Stuck on a world tour serving soup in Lahore

A German couple crossed 11 countries before the pandemic halted them en route to India.

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Africa's political dynasties: How presidents groom their sons for power

Congo-Brazzaville's leader is the latest to fuel speculation that he wants his son to succeed him.

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Quiz: How well do you know Roger Federer's Grand Slam

Roger Federer is about to play his first Grand Slam in 16 months - how much do you know about the Swiss great's record at the majors?

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All you need to know about the French Open

The French Open returns to its traditional spring setting as Rafael Nadal bids for a 14th title and Iga Swiatek defends her maiden Grand Slam.

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Ex-US airline pilot admits lewd act in cockpit mid-flight

Michael Haak exposed himself to his female co-pilot and watched porn on a laptop, a court is told.

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San Jose shooting: Guns, petrol and 22,000 rounds of ammunition found

A search of the man's home reveals 12 guns, Molotov cocktails and thousands of rounds of ammunition.

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Sri Lanka's beaches swamped with burning ship debris

Plastic and chemical contamination threatens environment and livelihoods in Sri Lanka.

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North Korea says children volunteering on mines and farms

State news reports the orphans want "to repay even just a millionth of the love the party showed".

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Colombia protests: Duque sends military to Cali

Four people died on Friday night in the city, the epicentre of protests against the government.

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Indian Premier League 2021: Tournament to resume in United Arab Emirates in September

The remainder of the 2021 Indian Premier League season will take place in the United Arab Emirates in September and October.

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Canada mourns as remains of 215 children found at indigenous school

The mass grave was found during a survey of the former residential school for indigenous people.

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Friday, May 28, 2021

Mali names coup leader Col Assimi Goïta as transitional president

The country's constitutional court says Col Assimi Goïta should now "lead the transition process".

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Mount Nyiragongo: Why DR Congo fears the explosive power of a lake

Volcanic activity has raised fears of a rare eruption at Lake Kivu in the country's east.

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Footage shows US flight attendant being attacked by passenger

A dispute over the airline's mask policy led to a passenger punching a flight attendant.

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Taksim Square: Erdogan inaugurates controversial mosque in Istanbul

Plans for the mosque, which towers over a monument to the secular republic, sparked protests in 2013.

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Tiziana Cantone: Italian woman's body to be exhumed in murder probe

Tiziana Cantone was thought to have taken her life in 2016 after a video of her having sex went viral.

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Don't take on China alone, says ex-Australia PM Kevin Rudd

Former Australian PM Kevin Rudd says countries should work together if they seek to challenge China.

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Venezuela's paradise beach resort turns into violent nightmare

The region of Barlovento in northern Venezuela used to be a perfect Caribbean holiday destination.

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The Rohingya refugees trapped on a remote island miles from land

Rohingya refugees taken to a remote island off Bangladesh tell the BBC they are desperate to leave.

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George Floyd: After a flood of donations, what next?

The Minnesota Freedom Fund received $40m in the wake of Floyd's death. What happened after?

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Ethiopia Tigray crisis: Warnings of genocide and famine

Concern is mounting about the devastating effects of the conflict raging in Tigray since November.

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Kashmir: A father digging up the ground to find his missing son

Nine months after his son's abduction, a father continues to look for closure in India's Kashmir.

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Tokyo 2020: Meet the armless archer aiming for gold at the Paralympics

Matt Stutzman was born without arms and always wanted to be a professional athlete.

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Germany's quiet Catholic rebellion on gay blessings and women preachers

German Catholics challenge the Vatican's conservative teaching on gay blessings and female preachers.

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Could my mum’s toaster help me care for her?

An emerging technology allows carers to remotely monitor a vulnerable relative's energy usage.

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Covid: EU approves Pfizer-BioNTech jab for 12-15 year olds

German leaders say that vaccinations of children aged over 12 will start on 7 June.

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Cruella: Disney's live-action origin story gets mixed reviews

"Extremely entertaining" or "messy, flabby and confused"? The critics weigh in on the new film.

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William Amos: Politician apologises after urinating during video call

It was the second online mishap for Canadian MP William Amos - who previously appeared naked.

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Tesla cameras will monitor driver awareness

The electric car company says it will now "detect inattentiveness" amid safety concerns.

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French oil giant Total rebrands in shift to renewables

Total is the latest energy giant to face pressure from shareholders to reduce carbon emissions faster.

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'I think buying a used car is still in my future'

Ohio's newly minted vaccination lottery millionaire has plans for the windfall.

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Belarus plane: Russia accuses EU of risking passenger safety

Russia condemns a decision to avoid Belarusian airspace over the arrest of a dissident journalist.

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Barack Obama: 'Marcus Rashford is way ahead of where I was at 23'

Barack Obama praises footballer Marcus Rashford's anti-poverty work in a Zoom meeting.

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Nike says it split with Neymar over sexual assault investigation

The sportswear giant and Brazilian footballer give conflicting accounts of why they parted ways.

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Sri Lanka: Burning ship coats beaches in oil and debris

Sri Lankan and Indian naval boats are struggling to put out the eight-day blaze on the X-Press Pearl.

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Iran's presidential election: Who the candidates are

What there is to know about the seven men standing in the forthcoming poll.

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Germany officially recognises colonial-era Namibia genocide

Foreign Minister Heiko Maas asks for forgiveness for atrocities and announces financial support deal.

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Thursday, May 27, 2021

Hong Kong: Jimmy Lai jailed again for pro-democracy protests

Media tycoon Jimmy Lai is already serving time for taking part in other demonstrations in 2019.

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Open Skies Treaty: US tells Russia it will not rejoin key arms control deal

The arms control treaty permits unarmed surveillance flights over dozens of participating countries.

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Friends reunion: BTS, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber censored in China

It's believed the stars were cut from the Friends reunion as they'd previously offended China.

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US 'rapidly' planning to evacuate Afghan interpreters

A top US general says their lives could be in danger as American troops prepare to leave Afghanistan.

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Patrisse Cullors: Black Lives Matter co-founder resigns

Patrisse Cullors says her exit is nothing to do with "right-wing attacks that tried to discredit my character".

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In Tarun Tejpal acquittal, judge questions 'appropriate' behaviour for rape victims

A judge clears Tarun Tejpal of rape, noting the alleged victim appeared to be "in a good mood" afterwards.

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Drones and live-streams: How tech is changing conservation

Around the world, animal conservation has evolved so it's not just humans monitoring wildlife.

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Mystery plans to redraw Balkan borders alarm leaders

Unofficial plans to change the borders have caused alarm - but no-one knows whose idea they are.

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Taiwan must choose between virus and politics

The island is desperately seeking vaccines - but must decide whether to accept China's offers of help.

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The looming battle over abortion in the US

Pro-choice groups say many restrictions have been introduced in states across the US this year.

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Quiz of the week: Friends reunion, Phil Mickelson and giant tortoises

How closely have you been paying attention to what's been going on during the past seven days?

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Macron asks Rwanda to forgive France over 1994 genocide role

At a memorial to the 1994 genocide in Rwanda's capital President Macron admits French mistakes.

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India YouTuber arrested for 'flying' dog with helium balloons

He tied helium balloons to his dog and attempted to "fly" the pet to make a viral video.

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Franz Kafka: Manuscripts, drawings and personal letters go online

It comes after years of restoration and cataloguing by the National Library of Israel.

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Covid: China hits back as US revisits Wuhan lab leak theory

China accuses the US of "political manipulation" over investigations into the origins of the pandemic.

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Super 'blood' Moon treats stargazers around the world

Two rare celestial events have coincided as the Moon appears larger during a lunar eclipse.

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Mountain biker Bienvenido Aguado lands record 100ft front flip

Spanish rider Bienvenido Aguado lands what is believed to be the longest dirt-to-dirt front flip on record.

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César Prieto: Cuban baseball player defects on Florida trip

Cuban officials confirm César Prieto left their delegation during a pre-Olympic tournament.

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Ethiopia's Tigray conflict: Biden demands ceasefire and end to abuses

The US president highlights the rights abuses and the possibility of famine as fighting continues.

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School of Rock drummer Kevin Clark dies aged 32

Jack Black and Miranda Cosgrove lead tributes to the musician, who was killed in a traffic accident.

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Belarus: I'm ready to beg for help, says mother of detained woman

The mother of Sofia Sapega, who was arrested when her flight was grounded in Minsk, speaks to the BBC.

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DR Congo: Thousands flee Goma after second volcano warning

It comes days after an eruption killed 32 people and destroyed hundreds of homes around Goma.

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Melbourne lockdown: Fears over outbreak sparks restrictions

The Australian state of Victoria shuts down again as a fresh outbreak in the capital fuels anxiety.

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Azerbaijan captures six Armenian troops on border

The six were surrounded by Azeri troops who foiled a sabotage mission, Azerbaijan says.

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A cannabis empire that caused chaos on Native land

How a rush to cash-in on cannabis ended in disaster in New Mexico.

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Mali coup: Col Goïta seizes power - again

The military stages a second coup in under 10 months, drawing an angry reaction from foreign powers.

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Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Ohio announces winner of first vaccination lottery

A suburban Cincinnati woman wins the Midwestern state's first $1m (£700,000) Vax-a-Million prize.

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Nexta: The journalists taking on Belarus’ regime

The BBC visits the colleagues of Roman Protesevich, the journalist arrested off the diverted Ryan Air flight.

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Eric Carle: Very Hungry Caterpillar author dies aged 91

The US author of the best-selling children's classic passed away last Sunday, his family said.

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Mozambique Palma attack: 'I had to pay a bribe to flee'

Aid agencies have been barred from parts of Mozambique, leading to fears of a humanitarian emergency.

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Tulsa massacre: The search for victims, 100 years on

Decades after white mobs razed an affluent black neighbourhood the search for bodies goes on.

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'Fortress Australia': Why calls to open up borders are meeting resistance

Many Australians are loath to relax border controls despite experts warning of the harms of isolation.

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Tokyo Olympic Games: When are they and will they go ahead?

The Tokyo Summer Olympics are due to start in July, despite a surge in Covid cases in Japan.

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Flower tattoos heal self-harm scars

South Korean tattoo artist, Yeon, helps women cover up self-harm scars with images of flowers.

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Covid: Russia starts vaccinating animals

Russia has started vaccinating animals with what it says is the world's first animal-specific jab.

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San Jose shooting: 'Multiple fatalities' in California shooting

The shooting took place at a regional rail yard in San Jose, California early on Wednesday.

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Fear and violence in the jails of Belarus

Hundreds of people described as "political prisoners" are held, including journalists and protesters.

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Shell: Netherlands court orders oil giant to cut emissions

Environmental group Friends of the Earth brought the case against the oil giant in 2019.

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Syria holds presidential election dismissed as farce by opposition

Bashar al-Assad is seen as certain to win an election rejected as a farce by the opposition.

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Cyclone Yaas: Severe storm makes landfall on India coast

It comes as India is already struggling to deal with a second deadly wave of Covid-19 infections.

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Galápagos tortoise found alive is from species thought extinct

Tests carried out on a giant tortoise found in 2019 confirm it belongs to a species believed extinct.

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'Doomsday' couple Lori Vallow and Chad Daybell charged with murder

The couple had espoused apocalyptic religious beliefs and were already facing other charges.

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Jacob Zuma: South Africa's ex-president pleads not guilty for multi-billion dollar arms deal

South Africa's former president is accused of corruption over a contract worth $5bn.

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Teotihuacán: Alarm over construction near ancient site

Bulldozers have razed areas near the pre-Hispanic ruins at Teotihuacán, a World Heritage Site.

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Italy cable car fall: Three arrested over fatal accident

Investigators say an emergency brake system had been disabled before the crash, which killed 14.

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Samuel E Wright: Tributes paid to actor who voiced crab in The Little Mermaid

The actor and singer voiced Sebastian and sang Under The Sea in Disney's 1989 animated favourite.

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'I thought I was too old to be on TikTok'

Spencer West has garnered legions of fans sharing his perspective as a disability advocate.

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Belarus journalist Roman Protasevich's colleagues fear for their lives

Associates of detained dissident journalist Roman Protasevich say they are receiving death threats.

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Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Mast Upgrade: UK experiment could sweep aside fusion hurdle

Results from a UK experiment could help clear a hurdle to achieving commercial fusion power.

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Uefa opens proceedings against Barcelona, Juventus and Real Madrid over European Super League plan

Uefa opens disciplinary proceedings against Barcelona, Juventus and Real Madrid over their involvement in the proposed European Super League.

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Grand jury to consider Donald Trump charges

The New York jury will decide whether to indict the ex-president on criminal charges, local media say.

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Marilyn Manson active arrest warrant issued on assault charges

The US singer is accused of two counts of assault at a concert in the state of New Hampshire in 2019.

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France puzzled by mystery anti-Pfizer campaign offer

French social media influencers say they have been offered money to discredit the anti-Covid vaccine.

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AI emotion-detection software tested on Uyghurs

A software engineer tells BBC's Panorama about installing the system in police stations in Xinjiang.

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Belarus plane arrest - is it a first?

We take a look back at previous incidents where planes may have been intercepted and forced to land.

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Jerusalem's Sheikh Jarrah: The land dispute in the eye of a storm

Moves to evict Palestinians in a Jerusalem district helped ignite the recent Israel-Gaza conflict.

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Letter from Africa: Why Queen of England has a throne in Nigeria

A myth among the Efik people is that one of their 19th Century kings married Queen Victoria.

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Sri Lanka navy rescue crew following chemical fire on cargo ship

All 23 members of the Singaporean X-Press Pearl's crew were evacuated.

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Israel-Gaza conflict: Blinken promises US support for Gaza reconstruction

The US secretary of state wants to consolidate a ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants.

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Elliot Page: Actor wins praise for sharing swimming shorts image after top surgery

The trans actor previously described top surgery, where breast tissue is removed, as "life-saving".

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Russia threatens to slow down Google over 'banned content'

The country’s media watchdog says it will slow down internet speeds to the site if the content is not deleted.

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Belarus flights redirected after Roman Protasevich's arrest

EU leaders promise more sanctions after a dissident journalist was arrested on a diverted flight.

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Peru's Shining Path kills 16, including children, ahead of polls

An offshoot of the Shining Path rebel group said it was behind the attack in the remote jungle area.

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Ramdev: Doctors furious over yoga guru's insulting Covid remark

A video of Baba Ramdev mocking patients for trying to find oxygen went viral earlier this month.

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Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

A bill which further eases some of the loosest gun laws in the US is set to be approved.

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Rocco Morabito: Italian fugitive arrested in Brazil

Rocco Morabito, who has been wanted since the 1990s, escaped from a prison in Uruguay in 2019.

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Covid: How the pandemic is affecting your dreams

More than year into Covid-19, do people in your dreams wear masks or socially distance?

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Australia power station explosion leaves thousands without electricity

Energy companies are scrambling to restore electricity supply after a Queensland power station fire.

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Florida governor signs bill to ban Big Tech 'deplatforming'

The Florida measure will fine companies that violate the rules up to $250,000 per day.

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Monday, May 24, 2021

Peloton to build first US factory after supply problems

The exercise equipment company has struggled to keep up with demand during the pandemic.

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Australia to shut embassy in Afghanistan over violence fears

Canberra cites an "uncertain security environment", as the pullout of international troops proceeds.

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US issues Japan travel warning weeks before Olympics

It comes amid heightened scrutiny and pressure to call off the Tokyo Olympics due to be held soon.

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Indian police visit Twitter's office after 'manipulated media' label

It comes after the social media giant labelled a ruling party spokesman tweet as "manipulated media".

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Tata Steel to continue salaries for Covid victims' families in India

The announcement came as deaths linked to the coronavirus in India passed 300,000.

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EU agrees new Belarus sanctions after plane arrest

Belarusian airlines will be banned from EU skies after a flight was diverted and a journalist held.

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Belarus plane: What happens with a military jet interception?

Simon Browning looks at standard aviation protocols after a "major diplomatic incident" on Sunday.

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China: The men who are single and the women who don't want kids

Experts say lifting birth restrictions is not enough if families do not receive other support.

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Central Vista: Does Indian PM Narendra Modi really need a new house?

The Indian prime minister's home already takes up an entire street - so why does he need a new one?

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Tech giants fight 'cloud wars' deep in the ocean

To boost their services, Google and Facebook are investing in undersea cables that span the world.

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DR Congo's Goma volcano: Desperate search for children missing after eruption

Families were separated as people fled the lava after Saturday night's eruption of Mount Nyiragongo.

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DR Congo's Goma volcano: Drone images show devastation

Hundreds of homes have been destroyed in the Democratic Republic of Congo after a volcano erupted.

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Guillermo Lasso: Ecuador's new leader faces uphill struggle

The new president faces a divided Congress and plenty of economic challenges amid the Covid pandemic.

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Indian couple holds mid-air wedding 'to escape Covid restrictions'

The nuptials reportedly took place at the same time as India's official death toll passed 300,000.

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George Floyd death: How do I talk to my son about race?

A year on from the death of George Floyd, BBC presenter Eddie Nestor examines his role as a father.

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Coronavirus: Training dogs to identify the scent of Covid-19

Trials are underway with dogs trained to sniff out the coronavirus. If the trails are successful, dogs could aid efforts to prevent super-spreading in busy areas.

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Kevin Spacey set for acting return in Italian film

It will be the star's first film role since he was accused of sexual assaults, which he denies.

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Fish 'not as carbon friendly' as previously thought

Commercial fishing by so-called bottom trawling could emit as much CO2 as air travel, a study argues.

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Belarus Ryanair flight diverted: Passengers describe panic on board

Those on board describe a "sudden dive" as the aircraft changed course due to a reported bomb threat.

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Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi appears in court for first time since military coup

Deposed leader of Myanmar is allowed to meet her lawyers for the first time before adjourned hearing.

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Body of missing man found in Spanish dinosaur statue

Police say the man was reported missing by his family and no foul play is suspected in his death.

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Samoa's first female PM locked out of parliament by losing opponent

Fiame Naomi Mata'afa holds makeshift swearing in ceremony in a tent after opponent locks the doors.

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Mottarone cable car crash: Italy investigates cause of accident

Operators of the cable car near Lake Maggiore said maintenance and checks were carried out regularly.

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Israel-Gaza: How much money does Israel get from the US?

Israel gets billions of dollars in US aid - we look at why, and what that money is used for.

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China marathon: Fans mourn top runners killed in deadly race

Many pay tribute to the athletes who died in the controversial ultramarathon that killed 21 people.

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Bob Dylan: 80 things you may not know about him on his 80th birthday

A look back at the life and career of the influential and now-octogenarian singer-songwriter.

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Sunday, May 23, 2021

Japan mass vaccinations begin in Tokyo and Osaka amid Covid surge

The vaccination drive in Tokyo and Osaka comes as overwhelmed hospitals struggle to cope with cases.

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Ryanair plane: Western powers voice outrage at plane 'hijacking'

The EU and the US consider sanctions after Belarus forced a plane carrying a journalist to land.

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India records 300,000 Covid deaths as pandemic rages

India took less than a month to record its last 100,000 deaths but experts warn the toll is much higher.

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Children speak of sickness and neglect in US asylum camps

The BBC has uncovered allegations of cold temperatures, sickness, neglect, lice and filth, through a series of interviews with children and staff at US detention camps for children.

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US PGA Championship: Phil Mickelson becomes oldest major winner with sixth title

Phil Mickelson becomes the oldest man to win a major as he claims the US PGA Championship to win a sixth major title.

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Germany's quiet Catholic rebellion on gay blessings and women preachers

German Catholics challenge the Vatican's conservative teaching on gay blessings and female preachers.

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Eritrea viewpoint: I fought for independence but I'm still waiting for freedom

As Eritrea marks 30 years of independence from Ethiopia, a former fighter reflects on what has been achieved.

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The couple who met on YouTube

Australian Anitha Kannan and Ian Chalmers, from the UK, met over YouTube and bonded over social anxiety in lockdown.

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Mount Nyiragongo: Volcanic eruption in DR Congo leaves people homeless

People are telling of their fears after a volcano erupted in DR Congo, sending lava towards homes.

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Belarus 'diverts Ryanair flight to arrest journalist', says opposition

A flight from Greece to Lithuania lands in Minsk, reportedly because of a bomb scare.

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Indian Olympic wrestler Sushil Kumar arrested in murder case

Sushil Kumar is accused of being involved in the murder of fellow wrestler Sagar Dhankhar.

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ICYMI: Eiffel Tower art and a new plane fuel

From Eiffel Tower art to cooking-oil plane fuel, here are some stories you might have missed this week.

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Italy cable car fall: Eight dead after accident near Lake Maggiore

The accident happened on the Stresa-Alpine-Mottarone cable car near Lake Maggiore in northern Italy.

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Israel-Gaza: A conflict on pause as both sides claim victory

Morale among supporters of Gaza's armed groups remains intact after the 11-day conflict with Israel.

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Damiano David: Eurovision winner denies taking drugs

The lead singer of winning Italian band Måneskin denies taking cocaine after online claims.

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Mount Nyiragongo: Lava destroys houses after DR Congo volcano erupts

Thousands of people have fled their homes after fountains of lava burst from the Mount Nyiragongo.

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Virgin Galactic rocket plane soars to edge of space

Sir Richard Branson's spaceplane completes the first of three key test flights above New Mexico.

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Black fungus: India reports nearly 9,000 cases of rare infection

The normally rare infection has a 50% mortality rate, and is hitting recovering Covid-19 patients.

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Saturday, May 22, 2021

China race: Severe weather kills cross-country runners

At least 20 die as freezing rain and winds hit a cross-country race in a mountainous tourist site.

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Atletico edge Real Madrid to Spanish title

Atletico Madrid edge city rivals Real Madrid to the La Liga title in dramatic fashion by coming from behind to beat Real Valladolid in the final game.

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Italy wins Eurovision: 'Rock and roll never dies'

Italy's Måneskin have won the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 with their entry, Zitti e Buoni.

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Does a $75m settlement make up for three decades in prison?

Two brothers have received a $75m payout over their wrongful 1983 murder conviction.

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Guatemala disappeared: Reuniting families with the remains of loved ones

Thousands are still searching for their loved ones 25 years after Guatemala's armed conflict ended.

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Koori Mail: Thirty years of reporting on Aboriginal Australia

The Koori Mail, Australia's only fully Indigenous-owned and managed newspaper, is turning 30.

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Indian tribal area had oxygen while cities gasped

The poor district of Nandurbar was prepared for a deadly second wave - unlike the rest of India.

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Forgotten Cyprus hero who eradicated island's malaria

Mehmet Aziz was behind one of Cyprus's most important recent achievements but few have heard of him.

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Your pictures on the theme of 'woodland walk'

A selection of striking images from our readers around the world.

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Why Iranians have been queueing for chicken

Long lines for government-subsidised poultry have been seen in cities and towns across Iran.

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Israel-Gaza: What Bella Hadid’s stance says about changing conversations

Social media conversations on Israel-Gaza are changing, but why are many celebrities still staying quiet?

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Mount Nyiragongo: People flee as DR Congo volcano erupts

Residents of nearby Goma flee to safety as Mount Nyiragongo throws high lava fountains into the air.

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Israel-Palestinian conflict: Eyes on peace options as Gaza truce holds

Mediators try to cement the truce, as Israel and Palestinian militants take stock of an 11-day conflict.

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Bayern Munich 5-2 Augsburg: Robert Lewandowski breaks goalscoring record

Robert Lewandowski scores in the final minute of the season for Bayern Munich to break Gerd Muller's 49-year record of goals in a Bundesliga campaign.

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Covid: India tells social media firms to remove 'India variant' from content

Platforms are told to take down all content that refers to an "Indian variant" of the coronavirus.

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Princess Latifa: Dubai photo appears to show missing woman

The Emirati princess has been imprisoned in Dubai since she tried to escape in 2018.

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Myanmar coup: Junta head claims Aung San Suu Kyi 'in good health'

Min Aung Hlaing makes the claim in his first interview since seizing power in February.

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French army chief says UN report into air strike was biased

Gen Lecointre says he believes Europe will still be fighting jihadism in the Sahel in 10 years time.

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China's Zhurong rover takes first drive on Mars

China is now the second country after the US to operate a rover on the Red Planet.

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Covid: Argentina starts new lockdown as cases soar

The country that endured one of the world's longest quarantines is back under restrictions.

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Salmonella: CDC urges Americans not to kiss chickens amid outbreak

The US public health agency asks people to be careful around live poultry after a multi-state outbreak.

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Coronavirus: How Covid-19 crushed India's healthcare systems

Experts say Covid-19 has exposed the inadequacies of India's healthcare infrastructure.

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Friday, May 21, 2021

Air India cyber-attack: Data of millions of customers compromised

Passport details, ticket information and credit card data were compromised in the February attack.

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Einstein handwritten letter with E=mc2 equation auctioned

The rare example of the equation in Einstein's handwriting sells for $1.2m, much more than expected.

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Prison guards spared jail time in Epstein suicide plea deal

The two prison workers fabricated log entries to make it seem like they checked on Epstein.

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Tennessee cops mocked dying man's plea: 'I can't breathe'

"Help me," pleaded William Jennette as officers restrained him, "they're going to kill me."

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Myanmar: The small embattled town that stood up to the army

Mindat put up tenacious resistance to the Burmese army but is now in desperate need of help.

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George Floyd death: How US police are trying to win back trust

A year after George Floyd's death, it's not just civilians who'll be reflecting on what happened.

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Champion horse mystery in the Gulf angers Poles

A horse deal gone sour underlines problems bedevilling a world-famous Polish stud farm.

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A Japanese composer, a Burkina Faso story-teller and a Congolese rapper make an opera

Japanese composer Keiko Fujiie and Burkina Faso griot Maboudou Sanou helm an ambitious new opera.

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'A meme that almost made me quit my family WhatsApp group'

Some Indians are sharing dark humour memes inspired by the pandemic - and occasionally offending cousins in the diaspora.

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Amazon in pictures: Sebastião Salgado's last frontier

Photographer Sebastião Salgado captured images of the Amazon's forest, rivers, and tribes.

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From beer to Tinder boosts: The bribes for people to get jabbed

Free beer, marijuana and Tinder boosts are among the incentives being offered - but do they work?

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State of emergency 'won't stop Olympics'

This summer's Olympics will go ahead even if Tokyo remains in a state of a emergency, says IOC vice-president John Coates.

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Gaza-Israel conflict in pictures: 11 days of destruction

People in Gaza and Israel assess the damage to their homes and cities after 11 days of fighting.

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Alabama overturns decades-old ban on yoga in schools

Yoga, banned in Alabama public schools since 1993, can be taught again - but with some restrictions.

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Palestinians and Israelis react to ceasefire

Whilst Palestinians took to the streets to celebrate, reaction from Israelis was more subdued.

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Israel-Gaza: How children on both sides experienced the conflict

The BBC talks to children on both sides of the Israel-Gaza conflict about their experiences.

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The beauty YouTuber who's hosting Eurovision

Nikkie de Jager is Eurovision's first transgender host, telling Newsbeat it's "a dream come true".

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Dave Bautista swaps Guardians of the Galaxy for wrestling zombies

Dave Bautista, of Guardians of the Galaxy and WWE fame, leads the charge against a city of zombies in his latest movie

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France's 18-year-olds given €300 culture pass

French teens can use the funds for cinema tickets, musical instruments or to buy books and videos.

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Critically ill Covid-19 patients 'more likely' to die in Africa

There is a shortage of specialised staff and equipment such as oxygen monitors, researchers find.

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El Salvador: Remains of 24 people found in ex-policeman's garden

Officials in El Salvador believe the mass grave may contain up to 40 bodies, mostly of women or girls.

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Spain to lift restrictions for UK and Japanese travellers

Its government says that from Monday it will not require UK tourists to have a Covid PCR test.

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Copa America games moved amid Colombia protests

Colombia will no longer co-host the 2021 Copa America tournament with Argentina after a series of protests in the country.

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Tarun Tejpal: Indian former editor cleared of raping colleague

Tarun Tejpal had denied allegations that he raped a female colleague in a hotel elevator in 2013.

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Japan bullet train driver leaves cockpit for loo break

The Japanese man may be punished for leaving the controls in the hands of an untrained conductor.

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Thursday, May 20, 2021

School Strike 4 Climate: Thousands join Australia protest

Thousands of students attend rallies across the country to demand more action on climate change.

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WeWork reports loss of nearly $2.1bn ahead of stock market debut

The troubled office-sharing startup's business was hit particularly hard by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Biden signs law to tackle anti-Asian hate crimes

President Biden signs a bipartisan law to "stop the hatred and the bias" against Asian Americans.

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Israeli-Palestinian ceasefire comes into effect

The ceasefire brings to an end 11 days of bombardment in which more than 240 people have died.

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Covid: Why has Seychelles seen rising case numbers?

It's the most vaccinated country in the world, but infections have risen in the island nation.

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Covid: Australia's vaccine hesitancy worries medical experts

Medical experts are concerned that low Covid infection rates may be leading to complacency.

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Sri Lanka: Covid increases China influence in India's backyard

As India struggles to deal with the virus, China steps in to help its neighbours like Sri Lanka.

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Eurovision: TIX, Tourettes and mental health

Norway's Eurovision entry has come to this years competition with more than music on the agenda.

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India Covid: Dying mother's final message

Dimple Arora was a 34 year-old-dentist with everything to live for when she died of Covid-19.

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George Nkencho killing: 'The door closed and then I heard the shots'

George Nkencho was shot dead by police officers outside his Dublin home in December 2020.

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Fears over 'silent dictatorship' in Chad

BBC correspondent Mayeni Jones looks at conflicting desires for democracy and security in Chad following the death of President Idriss Déby.

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Big cats seized from zoo in Netflix's Tiger King

Officials seized 68 tigers, lions, hybrids and a jaguar from the Oklahoma zoo shown in the TV series.

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Black fungus: Call to declare epidemic in Indian states

The health authorities ask states to declare an epidemic after a normally rare infection surges.

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Belgian national park shut in hunt for far-right soldier

The manhunt for the heavily armed weapons trainer continues in a vast area near the Dutch border.

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Carrefour in Kenya: The true price of the discounts

The French retailer has expanded massively in Kenya but a tribunal has found it guilty of unfair practices.

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Ceuta migrants: The photos that captured Spain's attention

A photo of a volunteer comforting a migrant in the Spanish enclave of Ceuta goes viral.

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German officer who posed as Syrian refugee in terror trial

Caught leading a double life, Lt Franco A denies planning far-right attacks on politicians.

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Nicolas Sarkozy: Ex-president goes on trial for illegal campaign funding

He is accused of illegally overspending by millions of euros on his failed 2012 re-election campaign.

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Climate change: EU official backs German Greens on curbing flights

The Greens' leader - a strong candidate for chancellor - wants to ban short-haul flights.

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Queensland offers cash bonus to attract tourism workers

The offer is open to people in Australia who want to come and work in Queensland.

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Friends: 7 things the trailer reveals about the reunion

Including guest stars, emotional moments, set visits, table reads and Phoebe's singing.

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Wednesday, May 19, 2021

ByteDance: TikTok's co-founder to step down as chief executive

The hugely popular short-video app was regularly criticised by former President Donald Trump.

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Four beheaded in Guatemala prison riot, police say

At least four prisoners are beheaded during a fight between rival gangs at a jail in Quetzaltenango.

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Qantas accelerates cost cuts as $1.5bn loss looms

The Australian flag carrier also said its debts had peaked as domestic travel returns to near-normal.

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Israel-Gaza: Hamas official predicts ceasefire 'within a day or two'

A Hamas official talks of a ceasefire "within a day or two", but firing from both sides continue.

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Republicans defy Trump to back Capitol riot probe

Thirty-five Republicans sided with Democrats in the House of Representatives to set up a commission.

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US v Canada: Who won the vaccine rollout?

The BBC's Ritu Prasad and Holly Honderich discuss the Covid-19 vaccine rollout in their respective countries.

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Breast implant scandal compensation ruling due

Thousands of women given substandard implants should finally find out if they will receive compensation.

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Russia flexes muscles in challenge for Arctic control

Russia vows to protect its interests from a remote outpost as global warming opens up the Arctic.

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'His death is a catastrophe': Gaza doctors mourn specialist killed in air strike

Dr Ayman Abu al-Ouf and 12 members of his family were killed in an Israeli raid on Sunday.

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