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Tuesday, March 8, 2022

War in Ukraine: Fitch Ratings warns Russian bond default 'imminent'

This week Moscow said that its sovereign bond payments may be affected by international sanctions.

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Lost lives of Greenland's Inuit children uprooted by Denmark

Six surviving Inuit Greenlanders taken from their families in 1951 speak about a failed Danish experiment.

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Boy of 11 flees Ukraine by himself

Hassan travelled 1,200km to Slovakia with two bags, a passport and his relatives' phone number.

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War in Ukraine: What effect are US and Europe's weapons shipments to Ukraine having?

Russian has struggled to gain air supremacy as Ukrainian forces make use of missiles supplied by the West.

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Monday, March 7, 2022

In pictures: 'Magical bowls' among relics seized in Jerusalem

Pottery adorned with "spells", ancient ivory and hundreds of coins are found in a raid in Jerusalem.

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Shane Warne: Australian cricket legend died from natural causes - police

Thai police say there's no sign of foul play in the cricketer's death while on holiday on Koh Samui.

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Sunday, March 6, 2022

Ukraine war: Residents run from Russian shelling in Irpin, near Kyiv

People are seen dropping to the ground as the town, just outside Kyiv, is attacked again.

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Shell defends 'difficult' decision to buy Russian crude oil

The oil giant confirmed it made a purchase of Russian crude oil on Friday but said it had "no alternative".

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Saturday, March 5, 2022

War in Ukraine: Russian invasion fuels Finnish support for Nato

President Putin's devastating attack on Ukraine leaves countries in the region worried about their future.

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War in Ukraine: Russian helicopter shot down by missile

The video, shared by Ukrainian armed forces, shows the helicopter being hit by a missile.

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War in Ukraine: Thousands of pro-Russia Serbs march in Belgrade

Flags and flares are paraded through the Serbian capital, as marchers show support for Moscow.

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Ukraine: Russians still bombing Mariupol despite ceasefire - deputy mayor

Serhiy Orlov tells the BBC that attacks are still happening despite a ceasefire being agreed.

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Ukraine crisis: Kharkiv residents still sheltering underground a week on

The BBC's Sarah Rainsford reports from a metro station where people have been sheltering from attacks.

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Friday, March 4, 2022

War in Ukraine: Zelensky slams Nato over rejection of no-fly zone

Zelensky said Nato has given Russia "a green light" to continue bombing Ukrainian towns and cities.

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Thursday, March 3, 2022

Jovenel Moïse murder: Suspect handed over to Haiti

The suspect, who was part of President Moïse's security team, was arrested in the Dominican Republic.

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Ukraine conflict: Reporter takes cover as blast lights up Kyiv's sky

Watch the moment a huge explosion happens just as Charlie D'Agata from CBS News finishes his report.

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Ukrainian mothers resort to giving birth in hospital basements

As Russia's invasion continues, Ukrainian hospitals are forced to move their maternity wards underground.

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Ukraine: Pensioner arrested at anti-war protest in Russia

Elderly activist Yelena Osipova is detained after protesting against Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

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Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Ukraine: What sanctions are being imposed on Russia?

Western nations have imposed severe sanctions on Russia, over its invasion of Ukraine.

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Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Standing ovation for Ukrainian ambassador at Biden's State of the Union address

President Biden says the US stands with Ukraine and must send a message to the rest of the world.

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Syria shopping centre blaze kills 11

The entire six-storey building went up in flames, killing security guards and staff.

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Monday, February 28, 2022

Moscow blames UK foreign secretary for nuclear alert

A Foreign Office source insists nothing Liz Truss has said warrants Russia's latest escalation.

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Ukraine conflict: Nigerian outrage at treatment of students at Poland border

Nigeria condemns reports that citizens of African countries have been stopped from leaving Ukraine.

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Search for bodies after gunmen attack Mexico wake

Armed men reportedly shot dead a group of mourners but their bodies appear to have been removed.

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Sunday, February 27, 2022

Ukraine conflict: Citizen volunteers take up arms to fight Russian invasion

Thousands of Ukrainian citizens are volunteering to fight, including many with no military experience.

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How badly will Russia be hit by new sanctions?

The latest financial measures against Russia for invading Ukraine had been seen as a 'last resort'.

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Should the West arm a Ukrainian resistance?

Western nations are debating how far they should support a possible Ukrainian insurgency.

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Saturday, February 26, 2022

Ukraine: Explosions rock Kyiv and Ukraine second city Kharkiv

Reports say missiles hit a gas pipeline and a nine-storey building in Kharkiv, south of the capital.

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Ukraine conflict: Terrified but coping, residents of Dnipro jolt into action

In Dnipro, teachers prepare Molotov cocktails while volunteers coordinate a huge aid stockpile.

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BBC Russian reporter in Kyiv: The day the war began

BBC Russian's Ilya Barabanov describes waking up in Kiev on the morning Russia invaded Ukraine.

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Ukraine: 'No war please' message from Russian tennis star Rublev

Andrey Rublev writes a plea for peace on a camera lens at the Dubai Tennis Championship.

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Ukraine Crisis: Fleeing under the cover of darkness

The BBC's Fergal Keane watches a "constant procession" of cars and people.

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Ukraine crisis: President Zelensky - We will defend our state

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky posts a video of himself walking around the streets of Kyiv on Twitter.

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Friday, February 25, 2022

Ukraine invasion: Russians close on Kyiv but meet strong resistance

The Ukrainian military claims that an army unit in the capital has managed to repel Russian forces.

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Ukraine: BBC Ukrainian journalist - 'My home has been bombed'

BBC Ukrainian's Olga Malchevska finds out her family home in Kyiv has been devastated.

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Ukraine conflict: What is Swift and why are leaders divided on banning Russia?

The UK wants Russia banned from the Swift financial network, but other countries are resisting.

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Thursday, February 24, 2022

Ukraine conflict: 'My mother said war has started' - resident fleeing capital

Russia has launched a major military assault on Ukraine, with reports of missile strikes and explosions.

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Ukraine conflict: Sirens heard during BBC reporter's broadcast in Kyiv

Nick Beake reports from Kyiv after President Putin announces a 'military operation' in Ukraine's eastern Donbas region.

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Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Australia floods: Surfers save elderly man from raging current

Drone footage shows the elderly man being dragged towards the sea, after a lagoon burst its banks.

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US trucker convoys prompt National Guard deployment in Washington

Hundreds of unarmed troops will man traffic posts from Saturday ahead of the convoys' arrival.

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Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Ukraine conflict: Biden sanctions Russia over 'beginning of invasion'

The US president says he will go after Russia's Western financing and the country's "elites".

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Australia floods: Woman killed as flash floods hit east coast

Flash floods hit multiple states, with some areas receiving up to 400mm of rain in 24 hours.

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K-pop: BTS agency Hybe grows profits by 31%

The Korean entertainment group saw high revenues from selling content such as games and comics.

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USA women's soccer team strike equal pay deal

United States forward Alex Morgan says an agreement with governing body US Soccer over equal pay is a "monumental step forward".

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Hong Kong orders compulsory Covid tests for all its citizens

All 7.5 million residents must undergo testing as the city battles surging infection rates.

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Burkina Faso gold mine blast kills 60

Dozens more are injured after sticks of dynamite in a market near the mine blew up, officials say.

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Tonga volcano: Internet restored five weeks after eruption

The Pacific island nation was cut off from the world for weeks after an undersea volcano erupted.

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Monday, February 21, 2022

Petrópolis: A perfect storm of weather extremes and deep inequality

Floods in Petrópolis have exposed the dangerous conditions that residents live with everyday.

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Vladimir Putin makes Donetsk and Luhansk recognition announcement

President Putin says Russia will sign treaties of friendship and support with the breakaway Ukrainian regions.

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Russia recognises Ukraine separatist regions

The move from Vladimir Putin raises fears that Russian troops could be sent into the regions in eastern Ukraine.

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Ukraine-Russia: Putin mulls recognising independence of breakaway regions

Russian recognition of the separatist areas as independent would likely escalate fears of an invasion.

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Ukraine crisis: War, sickness and love in rebel-held Ukraine

Orla Guerin talks to people who cross military checkpoints for medical treatment and to see family.

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Truth Social: Banned from Twitter, Trump returns with a new platform

The former president's platform, Truth Social, goes live on the US Apple App Store.

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Graham Potter: One of Australia's most wanted men nabbed after 12-year hunt

Convicted killer Graham Potter, 64, was on the run after failing to appear for a 2010 court date.

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Sunday, February 20, 2022

Joyful reunions as Australia opens to world after two years

Family and friends reunite in airports as tourists enter the country for the first time in nearly two years.

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Brian Flores: Pittsburgh Steelers hire ex-Miami coach who is suing NFL

Brian Flores, the former Miami Dolphins head coach who is suing the NFL for racial discrimination, is hired by the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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Saturday, February 19, 2022

Ukraine crisis: Criss-crossing the country with Zelensky

The BBC's Sarah Rainsford travels with Ukraine's leader amid his efforts to prevent a Russian invasion.

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Ukraine crisis: How are people coping with the threat of war?

Three Ukrainians tell the BBC how they have been dealing with life amid fears of a Russian invasion.

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Ukraine conflict: US warns Russia of consequences if it invades Ukraine

US Vice President Kamala Harris has warned Russia of 'severe' consequences if it invades Ukraine.

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Ferry fire: Search for 12 missing off Corfu continues

The 12 who are still missing are all thought to be truck drivers, according to authorities.

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Mexican army moves in on drug lord's home town

Landmines planted by rival gangs in the area killed one and injured others in recent weeks.

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Friday, February 18, 2022

The coach who gave Valieva a 'chilling' reception

Who is the coach whose "cold" treatment of a sobbing Kamila Valieva was "chilling" to watch according to the IOC?

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Greek ferry: Hundreds evacuated from Olympia blaze off Corfu

Greek and Italian boats rush to rescue 288 people from a ferry but not everyone is accounted for.

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Ahmedabad 2008 blasts: India court sentences 38 to death

The deadly bombings in Gujarat state had killed 57 people and left hundreds injured.

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Sydney shark attack: Beaches reopen after British swimmer's death

British man Simon Nellist died on Wednesday in the city's first fatal attack since 1963.

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Afghanistan: Six-year-old boy rescued from well dies

The boy was reportedly unresponsive when he was pulled out days after he had fallen down the well.

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Thursday, February 17, 2022

Vietnam: Viral dog owners rescue 15 puppies after Covid cull

Authorities had killed the couple's dogs last year over Covid fears, sparking a public outcry.

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Saudi Arabia: 28,000 women apply for 30 train driver jobs

It is the first time such jobs have been advertised for women in the conservative Muslim kingdom.

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Ukraine-Russia: President Zelensky asked about dropping Nato ambitions

The country's president tells the BBC it's about "the future of the people" and independence.

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Mali conflict: Macron announces troops to leave after nine years

France says growing hostility from Mali's new military junta forced the withdrawal

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Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Moment sloth rescued from live electrical pole

A sloth in Colombia found itself in an unusual and dangerous place, prompting a broom-led rescue mission.

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Ukraine: How prepared is Russia for attack?

About 150,000 troops are positioned near Ukraine's border.

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Djokovic saga highlights Australia asylum seekers held for record 689 days

Human Rights Watch highlighted the record figure following Novak Djokovic's detention last month.

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Tuesday, February 15, 2022

New Zealand: Scientists discover rare baby ghost shark

The creature is rarely spotted as it prefers to live in the murky depths of the sea floor.

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Prince Andrew: Questions over payout after settlement with Virginia Giuffre

No details of the Duke of York's payout to Virginia Giuffre have been made public.

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Disney appoints executive to oversee metaverse strategy

Technology giants, including Meta and Microsoft, are pouring billions of dollars into the metaverse.

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Putin critic Navalny put on trial again in Russia

The opposition leader, who has already spent a year behind bars, faces fresh fraud charges.

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Horses flee from flames in Texas grass fire

A local news station estimated the fire spread across 300 acres before it was brought under control.

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Monday, February 14, 2022

Valieva 'emotionally tired' as she goes for gold

Kamila Valieva is "happy" but "emotionally tired" as she prepares to skate the day after a court clears her to compete at the Olympics amid a doping controversy.

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Thousands of Australian nurses go on strike over pay and staffing issues

Healthcare workers from New South Wales defied orders to strike in protest of working conditions.

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The Ukrainian grandmother preparing for war

From grandmothers to children, some Ukrainian civilians are preparing for a Russian invasion.

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Mexico violence: Gunmen attack wake, then target funeral

After killing three people at a wake, gunmen shoot dead six mourners at the funeral of the same man.

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Sunday, February 13, 2022

Cook Islands braces after Covid-positive traveller

The Pacific country fears the virus is now circulating there, despite a vaccination rate over 99%.

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Saturday, February 12, 2022

Canada truckers protest: After a police raid, what next?

A police swoop on the protest at Windsor failed to shut it down. What will it take to get them to budge?

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Russia's Valieva trains before Olympics decision

Scrutiny of those around Kamila Valieva increases with the International Olympic Committee formally asking the World Anti-Doping Agency to investigate the teen's entourage.

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Hugo Torres: Nicaraguan ex-rebel leader dies after being jailed

Former revolutionary general Hugo Torres has died aged 73, eight months after being detained for treason.

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Ukraine tensions: A dozen nations tell citizens to leave Ukraine

US President Joe Biden again warns Russian leader Vladimir Putin against invading Ukraine.

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New Zealand plays Barry Manilow to repel parliament protesters

Protesters opposed to Covid-19 vaccine mandates remain camped outside parliament.

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Ambassador Bridge: Police begin clearing Canada trucker blockade

Police in Windsor, Ontario, say they have commenced enforcement action at the Ambassador Bridge.

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US to re-open Solomon Islands embassy in push against China

The decision to re-establish a diplomatic outpost follows China's increased presence in the region.

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US father and son 'chased and shot' black FedEx driver

The FedEx driver is seeking hate crime charges against two men who shot at him while he was on the job.

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Durham Police call handlers save woman in Canada

The woman in Durham, Canada, had typed "I need help, he is in the house" before falling silent.

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Covid protests: Hundreds fined as convoy heads to Paris

Thousands of demonstrators opposed to France's coronavirus regulations are trying to enter the city.

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Thursday, February 10, 2022

Teens saved after falling through ice near firefighter rescue training

Two US teens fell through lake ice - luckily for them firefighters were training nearby for just such a rescue.

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Beijing Olympics 2022: An exclusive look into the Games as a spectator

The BBC's Stephen McDonell is one of few that have been able to watch the Games live from the stands.

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Jerry Harris: Star of Netflix's Cheer admits child sex crimes

Jerry Harris tried to entice underage boys into sex and to send him sexually explicit images.

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Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Ukraine tensions: Russia to begin military drills with Belarus

The US has called the 10-day drills an "escalatory" action amid tensions over Ukraine.

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US National Archives requests legal probe of Trump over handling of documents

Donald Trump has been accused of ripping up documents that were supposed to be sent to the Archives.

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White House left behind as states drop Covid rules

Governors ignore the White House's plea that all Americans stay masked in indoor settings.

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Snowboarder wins Olympic gold 16 years after throwing it away

Sixteen years after throwing away gold, Lindsey Jacobellis finally reaches the top of the Olympic podium.

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Australia: Grace Tame says caller 'threatened' against criticising PM

Sexual abuse survivor Grace Tame says a caller told her not imperil Scott Morrison's election chances.

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Tuesday, February 8, 2022

New Zealand anti-vax protesters inspired by Canada truckers camp outside parliament

PM Ardern dismisses anti-vax demonstrators camped outside parliament as minority

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Czech millionaire investigated over alleged 417km/h motorway drive in Germany

The Czech sports car owner posted videos of his trip in a Bugatti Chiron on the A2 last summer.

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Crocodile with tyre around neck freed after six years

The wild reptile was helped by a local resident after a three-week rescue effort.

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Canada truckers protest: Trudeau demands an end to trucker protest

The PM says Canadians are "shocked and disgusted" by the behaviour of some of the protesters in Ottawa.

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Monday, February 7, 2022

Rayan: Morocco prepares to bury five-year-old who died trapped in well

A funeral will be held for five-year-old Rayan Oram, who died despite a painstaking rescue effort.

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Afcon 2021: Senegal declares public holiday after historic win

Thousands of joyous fans pour onto the streets after Senegal wins its first ever Africa Cup of Nations.

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China's Tencent restores Fight Club ending after backlash

In a rare reversal, Chinese streaming giant Tencent undid massive cuts it had made to the original.

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Sunday, February 6, 2022

Covid: Australia to reopen borders to international travel

Tourists and other visa holders can enter from 21 February for the first time in almost two years.

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Western Australia bushfires threaten lives after record summer heat

Amid catastrophic conditions, fires have destroyed homes and scorched 60,000 hectares of land.

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Lata Mangeshkar: 'Why I loved the Indian singer as much as The Beatles'

For many South Asians around the world, Lata Mangeshkar's legacy goes beyond singing.

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North Korea: Missile programme funded through stolen crypto, UN report says

Investigators say cyber-attackers stole over $50 million in digital assets between 2020 and mid-2021.

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Moment bridge in Germany is blown up for safety reasons

Watch a controlled explosion destroy this bridge in Germany in a matter of seconds.

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Lata Mangeshkar: A look back at the life of India's nightingale

Singer Lata Mangeshkar's voice is the soundtrack to more than a thousand Bollywood films.

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Ukraine tensions: US sources say Russia 70% ready to invade

Moscow has amassed most of the military capability needed for a full-scale invasion, officials say.

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Saturday, February 5, 2022

Lata Mangeshkar: India singing legend dies at 92

The celebrated singer had been admitted to a hospital after testing positive for Covid-19.

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Morocco gripped by efforts to rescue boy trapped in well

The five-year-old boy, Rayan, has been stuck at the bottom of a 32m deep well since Tuesday.

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Joe Rogan: Podcast star apologises over past use of racist language

A video shared online showed the podcast host using a racial slur on several occasions.

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Friday, February 4, 2022

German anger as Russia shuts international broadcaster Deutsche Welle

Germany and the EU condemn a decision to shut down Deutsche Welle's bureau in Moscow.

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China joins Russia in opposing Nato expansion

Moscow and Beijing release a statement showcasing agreement on a wide range of geopolitical issues.

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Covid: South Africa makes its own version of Moderna vaccine

Scientists there say it could help increase very low vaccination rates across Africa.

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Thursday, February 3, 2022

Facebook owner Meta sees biggest ever stock market loss

The company's chief executive Mark Zuckerberg saw his personal fortune fall by $31bn.

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Beijing Winter Olympics: Why are they controversial?

Winter Olympics host China is being criticised over its human rights record.

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Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Ecuador: Rescue efforts after heavy rain triggers Quito landslide

At least 24 people have died after rainfall reaches 20-year-high in the capital, Quito.

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DR Congo: Power cable collapse at Kinshasa market kills 25

Video said to be from the scene near the capital Kinshasa shows several victims in puddles of water.

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Tuesday, February 1, 2022

US unveils new policy for elite transgender swimmers

Testosterone tests will determine whether transgender women swimmers have an unfair advantage.

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Moses J Moseley: 'Kind and wonderful' The Walking Dead actor dies at 31

Tributes are paid to "kind and wonderful" Moses J Moseley, who was a pet zombie on the horror show.

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Israeli policies against Palestinians amount to apartheid - Amnesty

The rights group accuses it of racist policies, but Israel fiercely rejects "the false allegations".

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Monday, January 31, 2022

Lunar New Year: Covid thwarts travel plans for millions

An estimated 1.18 billion trips will be made across China, a far cry from pre-pandemic figures.

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Brazil rains: São Paulo floods kill 19 and destroy homes

About 500 families have been left homeless in São Paulo state after the latest deadly floods.

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Sunday, January 30, 2022

Women's Ashes: England and Australia draw Test in incredible finale

England and Australia draw the one-off Women's Ashes Test in one of the most incredible finales cricket has seen.

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Ukraine-Russia tensions: British troops 'unlikely' to fight - Truss

The foreign secretary says the UK is using "deterrence and diplomacy" to avoid further conflict.

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Bloody Sunday: Irish PM lays wreath at Bloody Sunday memorial

Thirteen people were killed when British soldiers opened fire on a civil rights march in Londonderry.

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'Bombogenesis' snowstorm strikes US East Coast

The storm, known as a Nor'easter, brought heavy snowfall, coastal flooding and blizzard conditions.

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Nato's Jens Stoltenberg: No plans for combat troops in Ukraine

Nato's secretary general calls for "a balanced approach", amid heighten tensions in Eastern Europe.

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Saturday, January 29, 2022

Storm Ana: Deadly Africa storm shows climate crisis reality - UN

Rescue workers in southern Africa are trying to reach thousands stranded as more are found dead.

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Hong Kong: One of city's last Tiananmen Square memorials covered up

The University of Hong Kong covers up a pavement tribute, citing only routine maintenance.

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Australian Open: Ashleigh Barty wins first Melbourne title by beating Danielle Collins

Ashleigh Barty ends the home nation's 44-year wait for a Grand Slam women's singles champion by beating Danielle Collins to win the Australian Open title.

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Friday, January 28, 2022

Chicago trains drive over flaming tracks

The tracks are set alight to prevent them from freezing over in snowy weather.

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Ukraine crisis: Biden warns Russia may invade next month

Tens of thousands of Russian troops are at Ukraine's border, sparking fears of an invasion.

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Ukraine crisis: Vladimir Putin's geopolitical jigsaw

Invasion or fear strategy: the Russian leader keeps everyone guessing on his real plans for Ukraine.

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Fujimono shooting: Japanese doctor killed in rare gun violence

Police arrest a 66-year-old man they say attacked a group of medical workers invited to his home.

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Family who died in freezing cold by US-Canada border identified

The four Indian nationals were trying to cross the Canada-US border on foot.

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Thermal waterfall freezes in Romania

The Toplița thermal waterfall is 10m high and famed in the country for its beauty.

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Thursday, January 27, 2022

Ukraine: What sanctions could be imposed on Russia?

Western diplomats are refusing to be explicit about specific penalties to keep the Kremlin guessing.

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Jordanian army says it killed 27 drug smugglers from Syria

The army says the smugglers attempted to cross into the kingdom under the cover of heavy snow.

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Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Lithuania-China row: EU escalates trade dispute with Beijing

Brussels says China is acting illegally in a dispute with Lithuania, one of the EU's smallest states.

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Biden expected to nominate first black woman to Supreme Court

The announcement comes amid news that Justice Stephen Breyer is expected to retire in June.

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Ukraine: Biden says Russian invasion 'would change the world'

The US President says Russian troops entering Ukraine "would be the largest invasion since World War Two".

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Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Winter Olympics 2022: China eases Covid testing rules amid rise in cases

Organisers lower testing benchmarks while the rest of the city faces harsher Covid restrictions.

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Global chip shortage: US says firms' stocks have plunged

The shortage of semiconductors is continuing to have a major impact on industries around the world.

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Missing girl meets her rescuer again decades later

Back in 1968, toddler Kathy Wrethman went missing in Australia but was recovered safely.

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IMF urges El Salvador to remove Bitcoin as legal tender

Officials say the decision poses risks to financial stability and consumer protection in the country.

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Bataclan survivor finds NFT of her X-ray for sale online

The surgeon had put an image of a patient's X-ray on a website that sells NFTs without her consent.

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Ukraine: 'I should be ready to defend the country'

Marta is getting military training to prepare for a possible Russian invasion but says she doesn't want war.

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Guatemala convicts ex-soldiers for raping indigenous women

Five ex-paramilitary soldiers are given 30-year jail terms for raping dozens of women in the 1980s.

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Monday, January 24, 2022

Hundreds of children held by IS in besieged prison in Syria

Kurdish-led forces say they are being used as human shields in the jail they have surrounded in Syria.

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Sunday, January 23, 2022

NZ PM Ardern calls off wedding amid Omicron outbreak

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has cancelled her wedding after announcing new Covid restrictions.

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Cameroon nightclub fire: Liv's Night Club in Yaoundé hit by deadly blaze

At least 16 people have been killed and eight others seriously wounded in the blaze.

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Anoosheh Ashoori: Iranian-Briton starts hunger strike in prison

Anoosheh Ashoori from London hopes the strike will bring attention to those being held in Iran.

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Saturday, January 22, 2022

Ukraine tension: US 'lethal aid' arrives in Kyiv amid border build-up

The first delivery of a security assistance package includes ammunition for "front line defenders".

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Do Ukrainians and Russians believe a full-scale war is possible?

Amid growing fears of a Russian invasion, BBC correspondents gauge the public mood in Kyiv and Moscow.

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Kiribati goes into first lockdown after Covid flight cases

Until last week, the remote island nation of Kiribati had recorded just two Covid cases.

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Meat Loaf: What exactly is it that the singer would not do for love?

How I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That) became one of rock's biggest urban myths.

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US police hunt monkeys missing after motorway crash

The monkeys were being transported to a lab in Florida but escaped after the accident in Pennsylvania.

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Gen Z marchers praying for an end to US abortion

The young activists are optimistic their movement's long-cherished goal may be within reach.

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Friday, January 21, 2022

Arnold Schwarzenegger involved in Los Angeles car crash

The actor's spokesman confirmed that he was driving the SUV involved in the crash.

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Thursday, January 20, 2022

Ukraine tension: Urgent US-Russia talks in Geneva as invasion fears grow

The top US and Russian diplomats will meet in Geneva later as fears of an invasion grow.

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Samsung pulls ad with drag queen after backlash

The ad, which showed a Muslim mother expressing support for her drag queen son, was criticised online.

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Djokovic could have inspired anti-vax Australians, court says

The court said it was reasonable to think Djokovic might have inspired anti-vaccine sentiment in Australia.

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Tonga: Journalist gives firsthand account of volcano eruption

Speaking from Tonga's capital, Nuku'alofa, Marian Kupu gives a firsthand account of the moment the undersea volcano erupted.

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Peru oil spill after Tonga eruption an 'ecological disaster'

The "ecological disaster" occurred after high waves caused by the volcanic eruption in Tonga.

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Britney Spears issues cease and desist letter to sister Jamie Lynn over book

The singer accuses Jamie Lynn Spears of promoting "false or fantastical grievances" in her new book.

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Andre Leon Talley: Former Vogue creative director dies aged 73

Andre Leon Talley was credited with getting more black models into the fashion industry.

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Sania Mirza: India tennis star to retire after 2022 season

Sania Mirza, a former Wimbledon doubles champion, is one of India's most celebrated sports stars.

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Tonga undersea cable needs 'at least' four weeks to repair: NZ

Its only undersea cable was destroyed in an eruption, cutting it off from the rest of the world.

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Ukraine: Blinken flies to Europe amid Russia invasion fears

Russia denies any plan to attack Ukraine but tensions are high as troops mass near the border.

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Monday, January 17, 2022

Tonga eruption: How its impact spread so widely and violently

The impact of a massive eruption in Pacific has been felt around the world.

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Afghanistan twin quakes kill at least 22 in poorest areas

Officials say the death toll could rise from two earthquakes which hit the north-west of the nation.

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SLS: Nasa fixes glitchy megarocket equipment ahead of key test

Nasa fixes malfunctioning equipment on a new rocket designed to take astronauts to the Moon.

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Tonga volcano: Video shows eruption day before tsunami

Watch dramatic footage of the underwater volcano erupting the day before it triggered a tsunami.

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Sunday, January 16, 2022

North Korea fires missiles again amid unusual flurry of tests

It has conducted four launches in two weeks - an unusual frequency for this time of the year.

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China cuts interest rates as economic growth slows

Compared to a year earlier, the economy grew 4% in the last three months of 2021, official figures show.

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Pacific volcano: Ash-covered Tonga is like a moonscape say residents

A huge underwater volcano that triggered tsunami waves has caused "significant damage" to Tonga.

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Australia tormented Djokovic - Serbian president

Aleksandar Vucic describes Australia's treatment of the tennis star as torment and torture.

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Saturday, January 15, 2022

Tsunami threat over after huge Pacific volcano eruption - monitor

While further tsunamis may be unlikely, there are mounting fears over how badly Tonga has been hit.

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Prince Andrew's lawyers say accuser may have false memories

Court documents say the Duke of York wants to question Virginia Giuffre's psychologist and husband.

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Man who had pig heart transplant was guilty of 1988 stabbing

David Bennett once stabbed a man seven times leaving him paralysed, it has been revealed.

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Virat Kohli steps down as India Test captain

Virat Kohli steps down as captain of India men's Test team after a record 68 matches as skipper.

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Bipin Rawat: Bad weather caused India's top commander's chopper crash

Bad weather was behind the helicopter crash that killed General Bipin Rawat, authorities say.

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Ashling Murphy: Vigils across Ireland for murdered teacher

Ashling Murphy's family are said to be "overwhelmed by the national outpouring of support".

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Friday, January 14, 2022

Meta faces billion-pound class-action case

Facebook's 44 million UK users could share £2.3bn in damages, a competition expert intending to sue Meta says

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Channel migrants: Thirty rescued as man dies off French coast

The man fell overboard from a migrant boat in what is thought to be the first fatality this year.

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A glimpse of Jewish life before World War Two

A huge trove of artefacts that was saved from the Nazis offers a fascinating glimpse of a lost era.

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Thursday, January 13, 2022

'Havana syndrome': US baffled after new cases in Europe

Secretary of State Antony Blinken says investigations continue after more diplomats fall ill.

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Covid: Half of France's schools could close as teachers strike

About 75% of primary teachers are expected to strike as they complain about confusing testing rules.

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Canada: Unvaccinated father loses right to see his child

The father is not allowed to see the 12-year-old until next month - unless he gets vaccinated.

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Rust: Armourer on Alec Baldwin film sues prop supplier over ammunition supply

Hannah Gutierrez-Reed seeks unspecified damages from ammunition supplier Seth Kenney and his company.

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Australia equals hottest day on record at 50.7C

Osnlow in Western Australia recorded 50.7C on Thursday, equalling a record set in 1962.

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Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Afghanistan: 'Terrified' British Council teachers still in hiding

Afghan teachers employed by the British Council say they are still in hiding from the Taliban.

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Novak Djokovic: Newsreaders caught in expletive-laden rant

A leaked video shows Australian journalists giving candid opinions on the tennis star's visa saga.

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Alps murders: French police arrest suspect over killing of British family

Three members of a British family and a French cyclist were shot dead in the French Alps.

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Greek sailing coach in rape trial over MeToo revelations

When an Olympic champion spoke out about abuse, a young woman alleged she was raped by her coach.

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Love theory in Italian man's Ivory Coast kidnap

Prosecutors say a businessman may have been duped into going to Ivory Coast by an online scammer.

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Baby found by teenagers in -20C in Siberia doing well

The parents of one of the teenagers wish to adopt the little girl if relatives cannot be found.

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Aras Amiri: British Council says jailed employee freed by Iran

Aras Amiri, an Iranian citizen, has returned to the UK after being acquitted of spying on appeal.

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Brazil rains: Minas Gerais hit by deadly landslides and floods

Landslides and flooding caused by torrential rains have killed at least 10 people in Minas Gerais.

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'He was like a lighthouse' - Sidney Poitier's daughter posts moving tribute

"I know people know he was good, but I don't think they know the depth of his goodness."

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Tuesday, January 11, 2022

What's at stake in the struggle over US voting laws

Democrats are readying a high-stakes battle over elections, an issue both parties want to reform.

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Novak Djokovic: Questions raised over tennis star's travel declaration

Australian officials are investigating whether inaccurate information was given, local media says.

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Second child dies after Spanish bouncy castle accident

The four-year-old girl was injured when a bouncy castle was thrown into the air by wind last week.

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Magawa, the landmine-sniffing hero rat, dies aged eight

Magawa was awarded a gold medal for heroism for clearing landmines in Cambodia.

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Fighting the darknet drug dealers who can't be stopped

BBC research finds hundreds of dealers who have survived multiple police shutdowns of darknet marketplaces.

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China: Doctor charged for treating fever patient

The medic in Henan could face a prison term because there wasn't a fever clinic at their hospital.

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Covid: Chile starts fourth vaccine dose amid rise in cases

The country is the first in Latin America to offer a fourth dose, as Omicron fuels a surge in cases.

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First pig heart to human transplant is a game-changer, say surgeons

In a world first, a pig heart has been successfully transplanted into a human by surgeons in the US.

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Monday, January 10, 2022

David Sassoli: European Parliament president dies aged 65

The Italian was admitted to hospital last month due to a serious complication with his immune system.

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Evergrande: Real estate giant moves from Shenzhen head office to cut costs

The crisis-hit property developer is still struggling to pay more than $300bn in liabilities.

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Spain: Badger thought to have found Roman treasure

Archaeologists discovered Roman coins outside the den of an animal next to a cave in northern Spain.

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Former Israeli PMs Netanyahu and Olmert face off in court in libel case

Benjamin Netanyahu and his family are suing Ehud Olmert for claiming that they were mentally ill.

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Novak Djokovic family end press conference after Covid event question

The family of the tennis star end a press conference, refusing to be drawn on his positive PCR test.

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Djokovic's brother: We fight for truth and justice

Djordje Djokovic, speaks about supporting the tennis star during his detention in Australia.

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Novak Djokovic's mother: We're here to celebrate our son's victory

Dijana Djokovic speaks at a press conference after her son Novak had his Australian visa reinstated.

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Swedish PM under fire for illegal immigrant cleaner

Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson says she was assured all company employees were working legally.

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Kazakhstan unrest was coup attempt, says president

President Tokayev says a hunt for "terrorists" is continuing and Kazakhstan will soon provide proof.

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Covid-19: Common cold may give some protection, study suggests

Researchers say immune cells made to defend the body against some colds could help stave off Covid.

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Past seven years hottest on record - EU satellite data

Analysis shows 2021 was the fifth-warmest with record-breaking temperatures in some regions.

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Uganda schools reopen after almost two years of Covid closure

Authorities warn that at least 30% of pre-pandemic pupils may never return after such a long absence.

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Man arrested for bomb threat at Doja Cat concert

The man phoned in a bomb threat in an attempt to jump the queue at a free show in Indianaopolis.

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Novak Djokovic supporters surround car in Melbourne

Crowds chanting "free Novak" surround a black car leaving the offices of the player's lawyer.

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Sunday, January 9, 2022

Afcon 2021: Cameroon beat Burkina Faso 2-1 in opening game

Hosts Cameroon come from behind to beat Burkina Faso in an absorbing opening game at the Africa Cup of Nations.

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Kazakhstan unrest: At least 154 killed in crackdown on protests, reports say

Days of violent anti-government protests also saw nearly 6,000 people arrested, officials say.

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Kazakhstan: 'Growing suggestion violence linked to power struggle'

There are growing suggestions violence in Kazakhstan is linked to a power struggle within the ruling elite, the BBC's Steve Rosenberg reports from the capital.

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Afghanistan: Baby lost in Kabul evacuation is reunited with family

The infant was lost after being handed to an American soldier at Kabul airport in August.

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Saturday, January 8, 2022

At least five dead after Brazil cliff collapses on boats

Another 20 are missing after the cliff fell onto boats in a lake in the south-east of the country.

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Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict: Dozens killed in airstrike at camp, say aid staff

Aid workers in northern Ethiopia say 56 people are killed in a strike on a camp for the displaced.

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Kazakhstan unrest: Ex-intelligence chief arrested for treason

Karim Massimov's arrest comes in the wake of violent, nationwide anti-government protests.

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Friday, January 7, 2022

Ahmaud Arbery: Killed jogger's murderers face life in prison

Three white men will be sentenced on Friday after they were convicted of killing the black jogger.

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Simon & Schuster employee denies he stole bestseller manuscripts

The FBI alleges Simon & Schuster employee Filippo Bernardini tried to defraud hundreds of people.

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Christine Mboma crowned BBC African Sports Personality of the Year

Christine Mboma, who became the first Namibian woman to win an Olympic medal, is the BBC African Sports Personality of the Year for 2021.

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Omicron: Huge number of Covid cases on second Italy-India flight say Indian officials

Majority of passengers on two flights from Italy to Amritsar in India test positive for Covid-19.

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Truck spends three days dangling over China cliff

The driver is said to have tried to reverse on a narrow mountain road.

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Instagram blocked hashtag in memory of Iran plane crash victims

The social media giant says it did so by mistake, as families tried to memorialise the 176 victims.

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Nelson Mandela's Robben Island cell key returning to South Africa - minister

The key, kept by a former guard, was going to be auctioned in the US until South Africa objected.

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Bitcoin prices fall to lowest in months after US Fed remarks

Bitcoin prices tumble amid rumblings from the US banking body and unrest in Kazakhstan.

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Gunfire heard as BBC visits scene of Kazakh clashes

The BBC's Abdujalil Abdurasulov reports from Almaty in the aftermath of violent protests.

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In pictures: Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas

Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas from Moscow to Cairo.

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Thursday, January 6, 2022

Guatemala soldiers face rape trial after 40 years

Five former soldiers are accused of raping 36 indigenous Mayan women during the country's civil war.

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Covid-19: More than 100 test positive on an Italy-India flight

They were among 179 passengers on the flight from Milan which landed in Amritsar on Wednesday.

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Kew scientists name new tree after Leonardo DiCaprio

The tree grows only in an African rainforest the actor and conservationist helped save from logging.

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Afcon 2021: Everything you need to know about tournament in Cameroon

Dates, favourites and everything else you need to know about the Africa Cup of Nations, which kicks off in Cameroon on Sunday.

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Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Taiwan setting up $200m Lithuania fund amid China row

China downgraded its diplomatic relations with Lithuania after Taiwan opened a de facto embassy there.

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Kosovo bans cryptocurrency mining after blackouts

The Balkan country is enforcing blackouts amid an electricity shortage caused by high global prices.

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Dakar Rally: France opens terrorism probe into Saudi Arabia blast

The explosion in Saudi Arabia last week badly wounded French rally driver Philippe Boutron.

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Gal Gadot says Imagine video was in poor taste

The actress and fellow Hollywood stars recorded a cover of Imagine at the beginning of the pandemic.

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Djokovic at Australian Open: 'He might get booed when he gets on court'

Australians give their views on Novak Djokovic being able to play in the Australian Open.

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Tuesday, January 4, 2022

California twins born 15 minutes apart in two different years

Aylin Trujillo arrived exactly at midnight on 1 January 2022, 15 minutes after her brother Alfredo.

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Two arrested in Egypt after teenage girl's suicide

Basant Khaled, 17, took her own life in Egypt after allegedly being blackmailed with faked images.

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Thailand: Tropical bay from 'The Beach' reopens

Maya Bay, a huge tourist draw, was closed in 2018 amid concerns over environmental damage.

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South Africa parliament fire: Suspect 'had explosives'

A man appears in court in connection with the blaze that devastated the building.

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Yuzhou: Second Chinese city forced into Covid lockdown

Yuzhou, with its population of 1.1 million, is shut down after just three cases are found.

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US snow: Major snowfall blankets Washington DC

Snow causes fun and frustration in Washington DC.

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Covid: US reports record 1m cases with peak still to come

Omicron drives a record-breaking daily tally of new US cases, though deaths remain stable.

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Prince Andrew's lawyers to ask US court to dismiss civil sexual assault case

A newly-released settlement from 2009 shows his accuser agreed not to sue any "potential defendant".

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France's Bogdanoff TV twins die of Covid six days apart

Grichka and Igor Bogdanoff had hosted a TV science and science-fiction show in the 1980s.

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Silicon Valley's trial of the century

A look at the Theranos trial and the evidence that led to Elizabeth Holmes being found guilty of fraud.

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Nirvana's Nevermind cover art lawsuit dismissed

Spencer Elden, who was pictured as a baby on the album cover, had alleged child pornography.

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Donald Trump's children refuse to testify in fraud inquiry

Donald Jr and Ivanka are being asked to give evidence to a civil investigation into the family business.

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Djokovic gets Covid jab waiver for Australian Open

Novak Djokovic says he will defend his Australian Open title after receiving a medical exemption from having a Covid-19 vaccination.

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Monday, January 3, 2022

Newborn baby found in toilet bin of Air Mauritius plane

The mother and baby are doing well, after airport staff found the boy during a routine check.

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Richard Leakey - fossil expert, conservationist and politician

The achievements of Richard Leakey, who has died aged 77, were as remarkable as they were diverse.

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Richard Leakey: Kenyan conservationist dies aged 77

The Kenyan, who died at 77, was famous for his campaigns against poaching and work on human fossils.

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Israeli photographer captures unique bird spoon image

Wildlife photographer Albert Keshet said it was one of the most amazing pictures he had ever taken.

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Hong Kong: Pro-democracy website Citizen News is latest to close

The pro-democracy news outlet's closure comes after police raided and arrested staff from Stand News.

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Evergrande suspends shares in Hong Kong as firm tries to raise cash

The move comes as the indebted property developer struggles to raise cash to meet its obligations.

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Oxfam India says it's 'severely' hit by ban on foreign funds

The charity says a decision not to renew its licence will severely affect its humanitarian work.

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Ex-Australia teen cricketer accuses team official of rape

Police are investigating allegations around the Australian under-19s team's 1985 tour in India.

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