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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Four dead as storm tears through Turkey

Strong winds hit the country's western coast, destroying buildings and blowing ships ashore.

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Mike Pence asks Supreme Court to overturn abortion rights

The former vice-president speaks on the eve of the most important abortion case in years at the top US court.

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Lesotho ex-PM Thomas Thabane charged with murdering wife

Thomas Thabane denies organising the killing of his estranged wife.

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Covid: Greece to fine over-60s who refuse Covid-19 vaccine

Fines of €100 (£85) will be imposed from mid-January, with the money going towards healthcare.

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Adele announces Las Vegas residency

The singer will perform at Caesars Palace Hotel, with shows running from 21 January next year.

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Dutch Covid case: Escaped couple fight quarantine in TB ward

A couple who fled an isolation hotel in the Netherlands say their conditions are worse than in a prison.

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Parag Agrawal: India celebrates new Twitter CEO

Parag Agrawal's appointment has made headlines in India where Twitter has over 30 million users.

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Omicron: Do travel bans work against new Covid variants?

What is the evidence that travel restrictions could stop the spread of coronavirus?

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Covid: Omicron variant in Netherlands earlier than thought

The new Covid-19 variant is found in Dutch samples taken before it was reported by South Africa.

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Man rescued after 22 hours adrift off Japan coast

Watch the moment rescuers reach the 69-year-old, whose boat capsized in stormy waters.

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Dozens of former Afghan forces killed or disappeared by Taliban, rights group says

Human Rights Watch says more than 100 former Afghan personnel have been killed or have disappeared.

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House of Gucci: Family hits out at insulting and painful portrayal

The heirs of Italian fashion house Gucci criticise depiction of the family in House of Gucci film.

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Yazidi genocide: IS member found guilty in German landmark trial

Taha al-Jumailly is jailed for life for crimes including the murder a young Yazidi girl in 2015.

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France issues arrest warrant over Japan 'parental kidnap'

Vincent Fichot says his Japanese wife disappeared from the family home with his two children in 2018.

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Inditex: Zara founder’s daughter becomes fashion giant's chair

Marta Ortega has been with the firm for 15 years, starting out as an assistant at its High Street brand Bershka

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Leaked papers link top Chinese leaders to Uyghur crackdown

They show speeches by Xi Jinping and others which led to Uyghurs' mass internment and forced labour.

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Australian parliament: One in three workers sexually harassed, says report

Canberra's workplace culture has left a "trail of devastation" for women especially, a review finds.

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Barbados: Rihanna made national hero as island becomes republic

The artist and businesswoman is honoured at an event marking the nation's status as a republic.

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Monday, November 29, 2021

Caribbean island Barbados becomes world's newest republic

The Caribbean island has removed Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state.

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Barbados becomes a republic and parts ways with the Queen

The Caribbean nation parts ways with the Queen in a ceremony attended by Prince Charles and Rihanna.

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Westpac: Australia bank pays out over charging dead people

Australia's second largest bank Westpac has agreed to pay $81m in penalties and compensate customers.

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Jack Dorsey: What's next for Twitter's co-founder?

The last time the tech visionary left Twitter, he set up another company now worth $100bn.

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Video appears to show UK F-35 fighter crash after take-off

Dramatic footage of what appears to be a jet crashing off the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth was posted on Twitter.

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Why France is declaring Josephine Baker a national hero

Josephine Baker is the first black woman to be remembered in the resting place of France’s national heroes.

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Mark Esper: Former Pentagon chief sues Pentagon over book release

Trump's fired defence secretary opposes the Defense Department's redactions to his new memoir.

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China surveillance of journalists to use 'traffic-light' system

Documents detail how one province is making a facial-recognition system to spot "people of concern".

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Omicron: WHO warns of 'high infection risk' around globe

Omicron could lead to severe consequences in some regions, the World Health Organization has warned.

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The Simpsons: Tiananmen episode not found in Hong Kong

The episode includes jokes about China's censorship of the Tiananmen Square massacre.

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Covid: Biden urges calm over Omicron fears

No cases of the strain have been detected in the US, but Mr Biden called its arrival "inevitable".

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Virgil Abloh: How he 'helped black people dream in fashion'

Radio 1 Newsbeat has been speaking to people about the legacy Virgil Abloh leaves behind.

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Enes Kanter Freedom: NBA star changes name to celebrate US citizenship

Outspoken Boston Celtics basketball player Enes Kanter will add 'Freedom' to his name.

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Queen of Barbados - but just for one last day

The island nation will remove Queen Elizabeth as head of state and swear in its first Barbadian president.

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China: Moment North Korean inmate breaks out of prison

Zhu Xianjian was seen vaulting over an electric fence metres above the ground.

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Covid Omicron: No need to panic, South Africa minister says

Joe Phaahla says South Africa is experienced in dealing with Covid variants, despite a surge in cases.

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Twitter founder Jack Dorsey steps down as chief executive

The founder and chief executive will step down from leading the company.

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Jussie Smollett: Jury selection begins in actor’s trial

The actor is accused of staging an attack on himself in 2019 as a publicity stunt, which he denies.

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Tanzania: Seven die in Zanzibar after eating poisonous turtle meat

The meat is a delicacy for some in Tanzania but the authorities have now banned its consumption.

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Magdalena Andersson: Sweden's first female PM returns after resignation

Magdalena Andersson is backed by MPs again, despite standing down last week hours into the job.

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Honduras election: Opposition candidate Castro in the lead

Early results give the left-wing opposition a strong lead, but the governing party has not conceded.

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Oscar Pistorius set to meet victim Reeva Steenkamp's parents

The meeting is part of a restorative justice process that has to happen before parole is considered.

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Sunday, November 28, 2021

China: North Korea fugitive captured after 40-day manhunt

The defector had been on the run after staging a daring escape from a Chinese prison.

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Macau casino shares fall after 'illegal gambling' arrests

A prominent gambling industry figure in Macau is believed to be among those arrested.

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Ghislaine Maxwell's sex-trafficking trial to begin in New York City

The UK socialite denies grooming girls for convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse.

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US and Iran seek to break impasse at talks on reviving nuclear deal

Iran's nuclear advances adds air of urgency as sides meet in Vienna after months-long pause.

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Covid: Dutch police arrest quarantine hotel escapee couple

The arrests were made on a plane in Amsterdam's airport before the take-off on Sunday, police say.

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Barbados prepares to cut ties with the Queen

Watch Celestina Olulode as she travels to the island to find out what Barbadians make of the move.

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Venezuelan migrants seeking a new home in Chile

Tens of thousands of Venezuelans escaping poverty and violence at home are risking their lives to travel south to Chile.

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Joseph Kabila and DR Congo's missing millions

Millions of dollars of public funds went through bank accounts of ex-President Joseph Kabila's allies, BBC Africa Eye reveals.

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Iran nuclear deal: What key players want from talks

The competing ambitions of the countries involved make success a long shot, writes Jonathan Marcus.

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Gay and Muslim: 'My family wanted to cure me'

Asad struggled with his mental health and suicidal thoughts when he came out to his religious family.

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Coronavirus: Is India ready for a third wave?

Experts say the government needs to first fulfil its promises to boost the public health system.

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Tigray: Suspicion and sacrifice as Ethiopia fighting spreads

Ethiopians tell the BBC they are willing to give up their lives to defend their country against rebels.

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Channel disaster: A father's anguish, a missing family

Rizgar Hussein hasn't heard from his family since the Channel disaster on Tuesday.

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Channel disaster: A father's anguish over missing family since tragedy

Rizgar Hussein has not spoken to his family since they boarded a boat across the Channel on Tuesday.

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Covid: South Africa's president calls for lifting of Omicron travel bans

Cyril Ramaphosa says the action by countries including the UK and US is discriminatory and unnecessary.

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Virgil Abloh: Designer and Off-White founder dies aged 41

Abloh, who was Louis Vuitton's artistic director, had been suffering from a rare form of cancer.

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Channel migrants: France wants 'serious' talks with UK

Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin says France will not be held hostage by domestic British politics.

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Great Carnival of Dakar: Fire-eaters and dancers mark event

The three-day event is a celebration of Senegalese culture and features an elaborate parade.

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Kevin Strickland: Fundraiser for exonerated Missouri man tops $1.5m

Kevin Strickland was released after 42 years in jail over a triple murder he did not commit.

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Covid-positive Czech president appointed new PM from plexiglass box

Petr Fiala was appointed by a president who is in self-isolation after testing positive for coronavirus.

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Omicron Netherlands: 13 air passengers test positive for new variant

Thirteen people who travelled from South Africa to the Netherlands have tested positive for Omicron.

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Omicron symptoms mild so far, says South African doctor who spotted it

The South African doctor who first spotted the new variant says patients are showing very mild symptoms so far.

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Covid: Australia woman charged after setting fire in quarantine hotel

The woman is charged with arson after allegedly lighting a fire under a bed at Pacific Hotel in Queensland.

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Calais activists: Migrants are here, we can't let them die

Activists in Calais demand change after decades of people coming to the city looking to reach the UK.

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New Zealand politician Julie Anne Genter cycles to hospital to give birth

Julie Anne Genter said she had not planned to cycle whilst in labour, "but it did end up happening".

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Saturday, November 27, 2021

Covid: Netherlands enters partial lockdown amid surging infections

The government says the three-week curbs are critical to protect hospitals from becoming overwhelmed.

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Covid: Israel to impose travel ban for foreigners over new variant

Travellers from all countries will be banned from entering Israel for 14 days, local media report.

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Hondurans vote to replace controversial leader

A former first lady and a man convicted of corruption vie to succeed an unpopular president.

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Yemen: The woman saving a crumbling heritage

Its famous architecture has been wrecked by war - now a female engineer is rebuilding amid the conflict.

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'Why do you like Shah Rukh Khan?'

The Bollywood superstar's female fandom rests not on love but on economics, according to a new book.

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Nigerian celebrities Simi and Chigul expose sexism in music and Nollywood

Singer Simi and Nollywood's Chigul tell the BBC about the cultural hurdles female stars face.

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Covid vaccine: Can US troops be punished for refusing the jabs?

The US military has said that America's 2.1 million soldiers and sailors must all get the vaccine.

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The migrants returned to Iraqi camps from Belarus

Three specially chartered planes have now returned 1,000 migrants from Belarus to Iraq.

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‘I’m blind but technology helps me animate’

Elodie Bateson, 11, from Limavady who is blind has become an expert at making short animated movies.

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Your pictures on the theme of 'home comforts'

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

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ICYMI: Smells like Christmas, confirms US First Lady

Jill Biden's clearly feeling festive but here’s some other tree-mendous moments you may have missed this week.

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Pre-Inca mummy found in Peru

Archaeologists think the mummy, found near Lima, could be up to 1,200 years old.

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Burkina Faso: Tear gas fired at protesters decrying Islamist attacks

The protest comes amid fear of an Islamist encroachment following a number of recent attacks.

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Winter Olympics 2022: Testing times in the Chongli mountains

Beijing is pushing ahead with Winter Olympics test events, despite Covid and human rights allegations.

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Covid: Dozens test positive on SA-Netherlands flights

The results are being examined for cases of the new Omicron variant emerging in southern Africa.

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Peng Shuai: WTA concerned over 'censorship or coercion'

The head of women's tennis says he is not certain Peng Shuai is free of Chinese censorship or coercion.

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Covid: World races to contain new Omicron variant

Nations ban travellers from southern Africa, a day after health officials named the new Covid-19 strain.

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The gangs enticing migrants to cross the English Channel

The BBC has uncovered evidence showing that smugglers are still telling migrants it is safe to cross.

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Friday, November 26, 2021

Musical theatre icon Stephen Sondheim dies at 91

The US composer and lyricist reshaped America's musical theatre in a career spanning over 60 years.

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Ros Atkins on... Migrants crossing English Channel to UK

This week at least 27 migrants died while trying to make the journey, the deadliest crossing on record.

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Russia-Ukraine border: Why Moscow is stoking tensions

The Kremlin is sending the West a message, but how big a risk is there of conflict?

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Winter Olympics 2022: Athletes get ready for Games

Just a short journey from Beijing, athletes are training for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Chongli.

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Kenya tree felling sparks anger over Nairobi's new highway

Some 4,000 young and mature trees face being cut down to make way for a Chinese-financed project.

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Covid: Conspiracy and untruths drive Europe's Covid protests

Amid some legitimate concerns, misinformation and extreme views are radicalising people to violent protest.

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NFHS: Does India really have more women than men?

An Indian government survey says so - but the numbers don't add up.

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Channel disaster: Kurdish woman is first victim identified

Maryam Nuri Mohamed Amin was a 24-year-old Kurdish woman from northern Iraq.

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Omicron: Mutations prompt new coronavirus variant concern from WHO

The World Health Organization says the variant has a large number of mutations, some are concerning.

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Ukraine-Russia conflict: Zelensky alleges coup plan involving Russians

He says an alleged plan to overthrow his government comes amid threats of a Russian invasion.

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New Covid variant: Pride and punishment follows South Africa discovery

South Africans feel they are paying the price for their ability to monitor new Covid variants.

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Covid variant: Reaction to new rules on travel from southern Africa

Travellers at Cape Town airport respond to new UK quarantine measures over Covid variant.

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Coronavirus: Countries shut borders over new South Africa variant

Nations ban flights as health officials hold an urgent meeting over a new variant in southern Africa.

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Why Iraqi Kurds risk their lives to reach the West

What drives people to make the perilous journey, which for many has ended in death?

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Poorest face food crisis amid fertiliser shortage

The boss of the world's largest fertiliser producer says gas prices are responsible for higher food prices.

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France scraps UK talks over Johnson migrants letter

France cancels high-level talks with UK in protest at letter published by PM Boris Johnson on the migrant crisis.

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Chinese tech giant Tencent told to suspend new app roll outs

It comes as China's technology industry regulator reviews compliance with new privacy rules.

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Black Friday spending set to soar despite fewer deals

Analysts say this year's sale will be the biggest ever, but retailers won't offer as many discounts.

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Thursday, November 25, 2021

Tim Paine: Former Australia captain to take immediate break from the game

Former Australia Test captain Tim Paine will take a break from cricket "for the foreseeable future".

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Amazon workers plan Black Friday strikes

Strikes or protests are planned in 20 countries, on one of the busiest days of the year for retail.

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Australia missing campers: Pilot accused of murders remanded in custody

After a dramatic arrest, Greg Lynn is charged with killing a pair who disappeared 20 months ago.

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Quiz of the week: Why did Boris Johnson like Peppa Pig World so much?

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

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China man claiming to know Peng Shuai says WTA head ignored her mail

The mail, tweeted out by a man claiming to be her associate, told the WTA to 'not hype up personal affairs.'

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The ‘cocaine collectors’ retrieving smuggled drugs in Rotterdam

Young criminals are risking their lives to retrieve drugs smuggled into the Netherlands amongst freight arriving from Latin America.

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Channel migrants: Why politics is dominating the debate on migrants

UK-French rivalry is making a common solution difficult, says the BBC's Europe Editor Katya Adler.

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'I don't need a new TV, but I'll probably get one'

Black Friday is back and Americans, flush with Covid cash, are going out to spend.

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Egypt: Grand opening for Luxor's 'Avenue of the Sphinxes'

The ancient walkway, connecting two of the Egyptian city's greatest temples, took decades to excavate.

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Dramatic rescue of 300 from migrant boat in Italy

Some people were already in the water when the Italian coastguard reached them off Lampedusa Island.

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UK PM calls on France to take back migrants

A returns agreement would have an "immediate" impact on the number of crossings, Boris Johnson says.

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Channel tragedy: Whose lives were lost off Calais?

At least 27 people died trying to reach the UK by boat. Officials are trying to find their identities.

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Turkey: Police fire tear gas at women's rights march

It comes months after Turkey withdrew from a treaty to combat violence against women.

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Macy's Thanksgiving Parade: Baby Yoda and Snoopy delight crowds

Thousands turn out to enjoy the annual parade with millions more watching on television.

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Siberia: Dozens missing after deadly Russian mine accident

Emergency services have paused the search for survivors amid concerns over possible explosions.

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UAE general accused of torture elected Interpol president

Ahmed al-Raisi was chosen despite facing claims of complicity in torture by UAE security forces.

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Frank Turner says he's reconciled with trans parent

The musician tells The Guardian his estranged father is "a lot more considerate" since transitioning.

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Channel migrants: UK and France agree need for action after boat deaths

After at least 27 people die in the Channel, Boris Johnson and Emmanuel Macron say cooperation is needed.

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Solomon Islands: Australia sends peacekeeping troops amid riots

Violent riots have rocked the Pacific Island nation for a second straight day.

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JPMorgan boss 'regrets' China joke amid backlash

Jamie Dimon has apologised after saying that his Wall Street bank would outlast China's ruling party.

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US restricts trade with a dozen more Chinese technology firms

The move comes as tensions grow between the US and China over the status of Taiwan and trade issues.

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Australia: LGBTQ advocates blast religious discrimination bill

The new bill has raised concerns that it could pave the way for discriminatory hiring practices

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Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Parambir Singh: Missing India police officer reappears after months

Parambir Singh, the former police chief of Mumbai, is facing multiple charges of extortion.

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Beatles outtakes in new Peter Jackson film

The Lord of The Rings director has restored more than 50 hours of footage.

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Russian troop build-up: View from Ukraine front line

BBC correspondent Abdujalil Abdurasulov visits eastern Ukraine as soldiers contemplate Russia's military presence at the border nearby.

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Ahmaud Arbery: Three US men guilty of murdering black jogger

The white men pursued and shot dead Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia in what some called a modern-day lynching.

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What Ahmaud Arbery's murder exposes about America

Ahmaud Arbery died in a 'modern-day lynching' - locals say the spectre of racism is always present.

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Inside Dunkirk's new migrant camp

Last week French police officers evicted up to 1,500 people from a camp in Dunkirk.

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Ahmaud Arbery: Key moments in the trial over black jogger's killing

Watch the key exchanges from 13 days of testimony in the trial over Ahmaud Arbery's killing.

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Climate change causing albatross divorce, says study

There are more bird break-ups in warmer years, a study of 15,500 breeding pairs finds.

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Antique rifle thief gets a day in jail decades on from his museum heists

Thomas Gavin apologised "for all this trouble" from his antique robberies in the 60s and 70s.

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Mike Tyson: Malawi asks former boxer to be cannabis ambassador

A minister has written a letter to the former boxer, who has invested in a cannabis farm in the US.

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Migrants heading for UK die after boat sinks

Several migrants have drowned in the Channel near Calais, the French government says.

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Pentagon to study UFO sightings in restricted US airspace

It follows a June report that could not explain dozens of "unidentified aerial phenomena".

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Germany's Scholz seals deal to end Merkel era

Olaf Scholz will head a three-party coalition with broad plans for transition to a green economy.

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Peru's chief of staff stashed $20,000 in palace bathroom

Prosecutors found $20,000 in the chief of staff's bathroom inside the presidential palace.

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Germany: African diaspora with 'a voice' in politics

How can the "voice" of African diaspora help build relations between Germany and Africa?

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Ethiopia's Haile Gebrselassie and Feyisa Lilesa ready to join Tigray war

Haile Gebrselassie and Feyisa Lilesa back the PM's call to go to the front line of the Tigray war.

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Sweden votes in Magdalena Andersson as first female PM

Magdalena Andersson, who replaces Stefan Lofven, is approved by the country's parliament.

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Sri Lanka attacks: 23,000 charges filed against suspects as trial begins

The list of charges and witnesses could mean a trial that takes up to 10 years, lawyers warn.

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Karim Benzema: French footballer guilty in sex tape blackmail case

The Real Madrid striker is convicted of conspiring to blackmail fellow footballer Mathieu Valbuena.

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Brian Laundrie: US blogger Gabby Petito's fiancé 'died by suicide' - family lawyer

Brian Laundrie, who was found dead last month, was a person of interest in his fiancée's murder.

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Blast off for Nasa mission to strike space rock

The spacecraft is set to crash into an object called Dimorphos in September 2022.

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Tuesday, November 23, 2021

China: Photographer sorry for 'small eyes' Dior picture

Some Chinese netizens found her photo insulting and racist as it showed a woman with small eyes.

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Kevin Strickland exonerated after 42 years in Missouri prison

Kevin Strickland was arrested at age 18 and convicted of a triple murder he did not commit.

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Australia power plant demolition sees giant chimneys tumble to ground

Huge amounts of metal and concrete will be recycled after the demolition of an old coal power plant.

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US jury awards $25m in damages over Unite the Right rally

Those injured in Charlottesville accused organisers of conspiring to commit racially motivated violence.

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Ethiopia's Tigray conflict: Foreigners advised to leave

Germany and France are the latest countries to advise citizens to leave, as the UN relocates staff.

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Albert Einstein relativity document sells for record $13m

The manuscript shows Einstein's attempts to formulate his theory of relativity.

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Bulgarian holiday bus tragedy hits young nation

There is little since North Macedonia's 1991 declaration of independence to compare to this.

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Bulgaria bus crash: Survivors broke window to flee inferno that killed 46

At least 46 people, including 12 children, died when the vehicle caught fire on a Bulgarian motorway.

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Ahmaud Arbery: Jury to decide fate of men accused in his murder

Three men are accused in the fatal shooting of the 25-year-old black jogger in the US state of Georgia.

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Grammy Awards: Olivia Rodrigo dominates nominations for 2022

The freshly-minted pop star is up for the night's four biggest awards, including album of the year.

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China bans Namewee's viral pop song Fragile

Fragile mocks Beijing and “little pinks”, a term referring to young nationalists who rush to the defence of the Chinese government.

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Waukesha Christmas Parade: Three dancing grannies among Wisconsin victims

Four of the five people killed at the Waukesha Christmas parade were members of a local dance troupe.

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Lush to stop some social media until it's 'safer'

The firm says it will close accounts "in an effort to address consumers’ mental health challenges".

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US to release oil reserves in attempt to lower prices

The move is being taken together with other major energy consuming nations, including China and the UK.

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Yalda Hakim: My return to Afghanistan

The BBC's Yalda Hakim - who was born in Afghanistan- reports on the impact of 100 days of Taliban rule.

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Parkland shooting: Families involved in 2018 attack settle FBI lawsuit

The FBI acknowledged failing to follow up on a tip that the gunman was "going to explode".

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VR helps parents visualise child's surgery

Click discovers how VR helps parents decide whether to go through with surgery for their child.

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Meredith Kercher: Student's killer Rudy Guede ends sentence

Rudy Guede was the only person convicted of the 2007 murder of the exchange student in Perugia in Italy.

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Mexican nursery's lottery win turns into nightmare

Parents who won almost $1m are being threatened by a gang demanding they use the money to buy guns.

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Peng Shuai: China says tennis star case maliciously hyped up

As questions remain over the tennis star's wellbeing, China insists it is not a diplomatic matter.

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Ethiopia's Tigray conflict: PM Abiy Ahmed vows to lead from the war front

Abiy Ahmed has said he will go to the front line to face Tigrayan rebels in the country's civil war.

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Afghanistan: 100 days of Taliban rule

BBC reporter Yalda Hakim visits Kabul to look at four key areas of concern in Afghanistan.

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Uber makes its first step into the cannabis market

Customers will be able to place orders on the app then pick them up at nearby stores within an hour.

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Monday, November 22, 2021

Australia declares La Niña weather event has begun

The phenomenon can lead to significant weather changes in different parts of the world.

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Dozens killed in Bulgaria bus fire

At least 45 die, including children, after a bus catches fire in western Bulgaria, officials say.

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Greenland's Inuits seek Denmark compensation over failed social experiment

Six surviving Greenlanders are part of a group of 22 children taken for "re-education" in 1951.

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Iran nuclear programme: Threat of Israeli strike grows

As Iran's nuclear programme forges ahead, some see Israel running out of options to thwart it.

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Ethiopia's Tigray conflict: What are Facebook and Twitter doing about hate speech?

Critics say social media firms are not doing enough to curb online hate speech around Ethiopia's war.

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Wisconsin witnesses recount how SUV mowed down parade-goers

"Little girls flying through the air." Witnesses recount the Waukesha Christmas parade horror.

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Peppa Pig and losing notes: UK PM's bizarre speech

Boris Johnson is questioned by a reporter after talking about Peppa Pig World at a business conference.

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Austrian Chancellor: 'You don’t only have rights, you have obligations'

Austria's chancellor regrets jabs will be mandatory, but current low rates are "too little, too late".

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Wisconsin: Waukesha Police Chief chokes up while naming Christmas parade incident victims

At least five people, aged between 52 and 81, were killed when a vehicle ploughed into a Christmas parade.

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Wisconsin: Suspect named after car ploughs into Waukesha Christmas parade

At least five people have been killed after a speeding SUV ploughed into a Christmas celebration.

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Germany Covid: Health minister's stark warning to get jabbed

As Germany battles a fourth Covid wave, the health minister gives a stark warning to get vaccinated.

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Jerome Powell nominated to stay as US Federal Reserve chair

President Biden opts for continuity by nominating Jerome Powell to remain head of the central bank.

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Chile presidential poll goes into polarising run-off

Voters will have to choose between far-right candidate José Antonio Kast and left-winger Gabriel Boric.

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Cuba congratulates Venezuela on poll before result was out

Cuba's president tweeted about the results before there had been an official announcement.

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Crowd trouble threatens future of French football, says sports minister

France's sports minister says repeated crowd trouble at Ligue 1 matches is putting the "survival" of French football "at stake".

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Covid in Kenya: Unvaccinated to be barred from basic services

Although less than 10% of Kenyans are vaccinated, the government wants to avoid a surge over Christmas.

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American Music Awards: BTS and Taylor Swift take top awards

The K-pop band win artist of the year, while Taylor Swift picks up a record-breaking 34th award.

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Covid vaccines: How fast is progress around the world?

Charts and maps tracking the progress of Covid vaccination programmes.

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Isii Nafta singer Nimco Happy on representing Somalia and her TikTok fame

Nimco Happy, the Somali singer of the viral TikTok hit Isii Nafta (I love you more than my life), reacts to her new-found fame.

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Peng Shuai: WTA says concerns remain for Chinese tennis star after IOC call

Peng Shuai disappeared from the public eye after making sex assault allegations against a Chinese official.

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Lyon v Marseille abandoned as Dimitri Payet hit by bottle

Sunday's Ligue 1 game between Lyon and Marseille is abandoned after Dimitri Payet is hit by a bottle thrown from the stands five minutes into the game.

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Andhra Pradesh floods: At least 30 dead and thousands displaced in floods

Heavy flooding in Andhra Pradesh state has devastated several villages and towns.

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Sunday, November 21, 2021

Police charge Amazon India executives in drug smuggling case

It comes after two men allegedly used the company's website as part of a drug smuggling operation.

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China downgrades diplomatic ties with Lithuania over Taiwan row

Lithuania allowed Taiwan to open a de facto embassy in its country, a move which has angered China.

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Australia to ease border ban on some foreign citizens

Among those prioritised are international students, skilled migrants, South Koreans and Japanese.

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Matt Doran: Australian TV host sorry for bungle that sank Adele interview

Matt Doran admitted during an interview with Adele that he had not listened to her new album.

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Covid: Austria back in lockdown as protests rock Europe

Unrest has spread across the continent as countries bring back measures in a bid to curb infections.

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Waukesha: Car ploughs into Wisconsin parade

Police say more than 20 people were hurt after a red car drove into a parade in Waukesha.

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Beirut blast: UN ignored plea for port disaster evidence

Letters to the UN chief's office requesting key information have gone unanswered, the BBC has found.

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War photographer: 'Telling people's stories gives me hope'

Claire Thomas says she couldn't help people in Iraq and Afghanistan, but she could tell their stories.

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Justin Bieber urged to cancel Saudi show by Khashoggi's fiancee

The fiancee of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi urges the star not to perform in Saudi Arabia.

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Kunsthaus Zurich: Looted art claims pose questions for Swiss museum

Emil Bührle's impressionist art collection raises problems for Zurich's big, extended Kunsthaus.

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How should we teach children about climate change?

Experts say it's time for India's schools to start teaching climate change as a distinct subject.

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TB Joshua's widow and the battle for his Nigerian church

Five months after the death of the prominent Nigerian televangelist, services have resumed.

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The 99-year-old cyclist who has won a world silver medal

How a former World War Two pilot came second in a cycling competition for older people.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: What went wrong at Man Utd?

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer leaves Old Trafford after a slump in form - but was it all down to him?

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Kenyan police investigate BBC worker's death in Nairobi

Kate Mitchell, a British national who worked for BBC Media Action, is found dead in the capital Nairobi.

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Haiti kidnappers release two missionaries among 17 abducted

Two people among a group of 17 US and Canadian missionaries abducted last month are said to be safe.

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Afghanistan: Taliban unveil new rules banning women in TV dramas

The Islamist group unveils new rules including ordering female TV presenters to wear headscarves.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: Man Utd sack manager with club seventh in Premier League

Manchester United sack manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, with the club seventh in the Premier League following Saturday's 4-1 defeat at Watford.

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El Salvador Bitcoin city planned at base of Conchagua volcano

Funded by the cryptocurrency, it will use the volcano's energy to power mining, the president says.

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Covid: Water cannons and tear gas fired at protesters in Belgium

Belgium is the latest country to face unrest over new Covid-19 measures, with anger spreading across Europe.

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Peng Shuai: Chinese tennis star tells Olympic officials she is safe

Peng Shuai disappeared from the public eye after making sex assault allegations against a Chinese minister.

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Jerusalem shooting: Gunman kills one and wounds three in Old City

A member of the Hamas militant group opens fire in the Old City, and is shot dead by Israeli police.

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ICYMI: Snowboarding baby goes viral and motocross rider front flips off a cliff

Snowboarding baby, Wang Yuji, goes viral in China and others stories you may have missed this week.

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Sudan's military to reinstate ousted PM Hamdok

Abdalla Hamdok has been under house arrest since a military coup last month, sparking mass protests.

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Saturday, November 20, 2021

Man Utd: David de Gea calls 4-1 loss to Watford 'embarrassing' & 'another nightmare'

Manchester United keeper David de Gea describes his side's 4-1 loss to Watford as "embarrassing" and "another nightmare".

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Peng Shuai: Video claims to show tennis player at tournament

A third social media post claims to show her at a tennis match on Sunday, amid concerns for her wellbeing.

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Covid: Fresh protests in Europe against new restrictions

Riots erupt in the Netherlands for a second night, with protests held in Austria, Italy and France.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda on the 'dirty secret' hidden in Tick, Tick... Boom!

The Hamilton creator says there's a moment in Tick, Tick... Boom! that made his friends cringe.

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Barcelona tackles roaming wild boar problem

Pop star Shakira is just one of the city's residents to have had problems with the animals.

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Netherlands Covid riots: Fireworks and chaos on the streets for a second night

Rioters in the Netherlands clashed with police for a second night over new coronavirus measures.

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Chile voters go to polls amid deep divisions

It is being billed as the most polarising election in decades and comes after divisive mass protests.

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Ethiopia's Tigray conflict: Mass arrests and ethnic profiling haunt Addis Ababa

As rebel forces advance towards the capital, at least 1,000 ethnic Tigrayans have been detained.

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Poland border crisis: What happens to migrants who are turned away?

Poland and Lithuania are increasingly sending migrants back to Belarus - but is this legal?

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Indian billionaires bet big on homegrown couture

Indian corporate houses are investing in luxury fashion designers - a long overdue move, experts say.

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Bear shot dead by 70-year-old hunter in France

A female bear roaming with her cubs is killed after attacking and injuring a man, officials say.

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Somali journalist Abdiaziz Mohamud Guled killed in suicide attack

Abdiaziz Mohamud Guled, a critic of the Islamist militant group al-Shabab, is killed in a suicide attack.

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WTA chief casts doubt on Chinese player Peng video

A video claiming to show Chinese player Peng Shuai out with friends is "insufficient" evidence of her welfare, says Women's Tennis Association chief Steve Simon.

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Paris St-Germain 3-1 Nantes: Lionel Messi opens Ligue 1 account as 10-man leaders win

Lionel Messi scores his first goal in Ligue 1 as 10-man Paris St-Germain move 13 points clear with a late rally to beat Nantes.

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Colombia president condemns Nazi-themed police event

President Iván Duque condemns the actions of cadets pictured in SS uniforms and Swastika armbands.

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Davido: Afrobeats star to give fan donations to orphanages

Davido says money given to him by fans following a social media appeal will be sent to orphanages.

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Unvaccinated stars cannot play Australian Open

Unvaccinated players will not be allowed to compete at the 2022 Australian Open, says tournament director Craig Tiley.

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Kyle Rittenhouse: Calls for calm after US teen cleared of murder

Calls for "justice, not more violence" after Kyle Rittenhouse is cleared of murder in a landmark case.

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Covid: WHO says it is very worried about Europe surge

The health organisation's regional director warns of half a million deaths by March without action.

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Kyle Rittenhouse case: Why it so divides the US

Few US trials in recent years have generated such debate and acrimony. Why this one?

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San Diego freeway frenzy after armoured van spills money

Videos on social media show dollars raining down as drivers scramble to pick up the littered cash.

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Friday, November 19, 2021

Kyle Rittenhouse: US reacts to teen’s acquittal

Here is how the public reacted as a jury cleared Kyle Rittenhouse of homicide in a Kenosha protest last year.

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Kyle Rittenhouse: Biden 'angry' after teen cleared of shootings

The president expresses dismay after a teen who shot dead two men during racial unrest is cleared.

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Tesla drivers left unable to start their cars after outage

The carmaker's CEO Elon Musk says its app is coming back online after many owners reported an error.

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Venezuela polls: Opposition hopes to break stalemate

After years of boycotting elections, the main opposition groups will take part in local polls.

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'Sudan's generals betrayed my generation'

Journalist Mohanad Hashim returned from exile after the revolution but a coup leaves his hopes in tatters.

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Prince Charles and Camilla: Why diplomats love it when royalty visits

As the four-day royal tour of Egypt and Jordan ends, our royal correspondent reflects on its impact.

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Kyle Rittenhouse: Who is US teen cleared of protest killings?

The suspect shot three men, two of whom were armed, during racial unrest in Wisconsin.

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Peng Shuai: US 'deeply concerned' over Chinese tennis star

Peng Shuai, 35, has not been heard from since she accused a top Chinese official of sexual assault.

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In pictures: British Columbia devastated by catastrophic floods

The flooding in Canada's west may be the most expensive natural disaster in the country's history.

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Kyle Rittenhouse: US teenager cleared over Kenosha killings

A jury clears the 18-year-old of homicide and all other charges following a politically divisive trial.

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Africa is the future, says US. But what will change?

"Africa is the future," says US Secretary of state Antony Blinken, but what will change?

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Peng Shuai: Still no direct contact with Chinese player after sex assault claims - WTA

Peng Shuai has still not directly been in contact with the WTA, which says "no amount of money" would stop the tour pulling events out of China.

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Belarus president tells BBC: ‘We won’t stop the migrants’

In an exclusive interview, President Lukashenko tells the BBC it’s “absolutely possible” his forces helped migrants cross into Poland.

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Kamala Harris: First woman to get US presidential powers (briefly)

Vice-President Kamala Harris will take control as Joe Biden undergoes his annual health check.

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Elijah McClain family to receive $15m settlement from Colorado

Elijah McClain was put in a chokehold and injected with ketamine after being stopped by police.

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Belarus's Lukashenko tells BBC: We may have helped migrants into EU

In an exclusive interview, Alexander Lukashenko says it was "absolutely possible" migrants had help.

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US House votes to pass $1.9tn social spending plan

The Build Back Better Act now heads to the Senate, where it faces significant hurdles.

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DR Congo data leak: Millions transferred to Joseph Kabila allies

Family and friends of former DR Congo President Joseph Kabila are named by Africa's biggest data leak.

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Jimmy Hoffa: Deathbed confession sparks long missing US union boss body hunt

The FBI search a site in New Jersey as a new clue leads to hopes of solving the decades-old case.

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Austria to go into full lockdown as Covid surges

Days after it imposed a lockdown on the unvaccinated, it announces a full lockdown from Monday.

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Meghan tells Ellen DeGeneres Prince Harry loves the California lifestyle

The Duchess of Sussex says moving as the pandemic began meant they spent plenty of time at home.

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Tim Paine: Australia Test captain steps down over historical investigation into texts sent to colleague

Tim Paine steps down as Australia Test captain just before the Ashes over a historical investigation into texts sent to a female colleague.

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Facebook tells LA police to stop spying on users with fake accounts

Meta said using third party firms to collect data on Facebook users for surveillance was prohibited.

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HMAS Sydney: DNA reveals identity of Australia's famous 'unknown sailor'

The WW2 sinking of the HMAS Sydney killed 645 sailors, but only one body was recovered.

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Thursday, November 18, 2021

India PM Narendra Modi repeals controversial farm laws

Indian PM Narendra Modi has announced the repeal of controversial farm laws.

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Crypto bid to buy US constitution copy at auction fails

ConsitutionDAO said it wanted to put the document "in the hands of the people".

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Poland border crisis: Camp empty as migrants move to warehouse

About 1,000 people from the Middle East have been trying to get into the EU from Belarus.

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Instagram: US states investigate how platform targets children

A bipartisan group will investigate whether consumer protection laws for children were violated.

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Afghanistan: The teenage girls returning to school under the Taliban

The BBC's John Simpson visits Bamiyan and finds some girls are attending secondary school in Afghanistan.

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Malaysian transgender woman Nur Sajat: 'I had to run away'

Transgender woman Nur Sajat fled Malaysia after being charged with insulting Islam.

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Australian school food van: 'I didn't believe in myself until I got this job'

An Australian school is using a food van to help struggling students explore new avenues.

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Ros Atkins on... the missing Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai

Questions remain about the whereabouts of Peng Shuai, after she accused a top Chinese government official of sexual assault.

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US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken on Sudan and Ethiopia

The US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, says there's a real risk of Ethiopia pulling apart if a diplomatic solution isn’t found.

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Biden 'considering' US diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics

Both Democratic and Republican lawmakers have called for action over Chinese human rights abuses.

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Covid: Germany to place tighter curbs on unvaccinated

Fresh restrictions will be introduced in areas with high Covid hospitalisation rates, officials say.

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Croatia violated girl's rights before she was killed by train - court

Six year-old Madina Hussiny's family were ordered to go back over the Croatian border in 2017.

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Uganda's Kampala bombings: Muslim cleric accused of jihadist links shot dead

Sheikh Muhammad Abas Kirevu was killed by security forces, who said he had been working with jihadists.

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P-Square: Nigerian Afrobeats twins make up after years of feuding

Fans are excited as Peter and Paul reconcile on their joint birthday after a painful break-up.

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Julius Jones: School walk-outs and protests as execution looms

Julius Jones is due to be executed on Thursday, but his last hope rests with the Oklahoma governor.

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Flight carrying Afghan girl footballers lands in UK

The girls were granted asylum in the UK after many received threats from the new Taliban regime.

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Turkey releases Israeli couple arrested for spying over palace photos

Natalie and Mordi Oknin were accused of taking photos of the president's residence in Istanbul.

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China: Man banned from all-you-can-eat BBQ for eating too much

A live-streamer has been banned from a buffet restaurant in China after multiple food binges.

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Greece begins espionage trial of 24 aid workers

Human rights groups have called the trial 'a farce' and called for the workers release.

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Vietnam: Police summon noodle seller over Salt Bae parody

The Vietnamese man filmed himself flamboyantly seasoning noodles and called himself spring onion bae.

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Capitol riot: Steve Bannon pleads not guilty to contempt of Congress charge

The former Trump strategist had refused to testify to a committee investigating US Capitol riot.

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Mumbai: India baby girl found in drain recovering

Police in Mumbai were called in to rescue the five-day-old after residents were alerted by cats.

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