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PM Modi calls for 'new' 70-year-old India

PM Modi calls for 'new' 70-year-old India

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for a “clean” and “new” India as the country celebrated 70 years of independence. His impassioned plea came amid pomp and ceremony to commemorate the moment at midnight in 1947 when the country...
Kim Jong Un shown plans to strike US territory

Kim Jong Un shown plans to strike US territory

North Korea’s dictator Kim Jong Un has been shown plans to fire missiles into waters near US military bases and “wring the windpipes of the Yankees”. State media released photos of their leader looking at maps alongside military chiefs during an...

Girl dies as car hits pizzeria near Paris

A girl has been killed and at least five people injured after a car drove into a pizzeria east of Paris, according to police. The driver of the BMW, which hit an outdoor terrace at the restaurant in Sept-Sorts, has been arrested, according to the national gendarme...

'Hundreds' dead in Sierra Leone mudslides

At least 179 people have died after a series of floods and mudslides hit the outskirts of Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown. The death toll is expected to rise as more bodies are recovered. The Red Cross said 179 bodies had so far been brought to the central...
Web host expels US neo-Nazi website

Web host expels US neo-Nazi website

GoDaddy expels neo-Nazi site over article on Charlottesville victim 14 August 2017 From the section Technology Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Web hosting giant GoDaddy has given the Daily Stormer 24 hours to move Web hosting company GoDaddy has given a US...
Aussie deputy PM may have to quit for being Kiwi

Aussie deputy PM may have to quit for being Kiwi

Australia’s deputy prime minister has become the latest politician to find out he may not have been eligible to stand for parliament. Barnaby Joyce has admitted he had been advised by the New Zealand government that he might be a Kiwi. Australia’s...
Vigils and anger: US reflects on Virginia clashes

Vigils and anger: US reflects on Virginia clashes

Americans have taken to the streets across the country to condemn hatred and racism after the violence in Charlottesville. Several cities held candlelight vigils and there was also a march to the New York home of US President Donald Trump. In Seattle, there were...
Cassini to skim Saturn's atmosphere

Cassini to skim Saturn's atmosphere

Cassini to skim Saturn’s atmosphere By Jonathan Amos BBC Science Correspondent 14 August 2017 From the section Science & Environment Image copyright NASA/JPL-Caltech Image caption Cassini will “dip its toes” into the atmosphere during the final...
No body found on submarine in hunt for journalist

No body found on submarine in hunt for journalist

Danish police hunting for a missing journalist have searched a huge homemade submarine that sank last week, but have not found a body. Peter Madsen’s sub sank in a bay near Copenhagen on Friday and he claims he returned 30-year-old Kim Wall to Refshale island at...
Latin America condemns Trump over Venezuela

Latin America condemns Trump over Venezuela

Latin American countries have slammed Donald Trump’s threat of military intervention to end Venezuela’s political crisis. Mr Trump said on Friday he was considering various measures to tackle Venezuela “including a possible military option if...
Charlottesville violence runs much deeper

Charlottesville violence runs much deeper

It is about more than a statue. The violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, might have centred around the memorial of General Lee in the centre of this city, but the dynamic of the far-right’s protest runs much deeper. The city fathers want to remove the...
Mother arrested for 'posting' baby to orphanage

Mother arrested for 'posting' baby to orphanage

Chinese police have arrested a woman accused of abandoning her own baby by posting it to an orphanage. The infant had been wrapped in plastic bags and sent by courier, local media reported. The motorbike driver could see the bag moving and hear cries from inside it...
White nationalist rally at University of Virginia

White nationalist rally at University of Virginia

White nationalist rally at University of Virginia 12 August 2017 From the section US & Canada Image copyright Reuters Image caption The protesters chanted “white lives matter” and “Jews will not replace us” Hundreds of US white nationalists...
Two shot dead in Kenya election protests

Two shot dead in Kenya election protests

At least two people have been shot dead during protests following the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta. Four people were also injured after opposition supporters staged protests at the outcome of the election, which they claim was rigged. The demonstrations...

British teen dies snorkelling in Greece

A 19-year-old British watersports instructor died while swimming underwater and snorkelling in Greece, the club he worked at has said. Harry Byatt was found unconscious on the seabed at a depth of about 30m on 6 August. The alarm was raised five minutes after he went...
Woman missing after inventor's submarine sinks

Woman missing after inventor's submarine sinks

A Danish inventor has been rescued from his crowdfunded, privately built submarine after it sank in a bay close to Copenhagen. A Swedish journalist who was also on board remains missing but the inventor, Peter Madsen, told navy officers she had disembarked on Thursday...

Egypt train crash kills at least 25

At least 25 people have died and 65 others are injured after two trains collided in Alexandria, northern Egypt. One train was travelling from Cairo and the other from Port Said at the time of the head-on collision, local media report. Dr Abu Homs, head of the...
100-year-old cake found near South Pole

100-year-old cake found near South Pole

A 100-year-old fruit cake has been found in the oldest building in Antarctica and those who discovered it think it looks fresh. The cake is believed to date to Robert Falcon Scott’s Terra Nova Expedition between 1910 and 1913. Although the tin containing the...
EU calls emergency egg contamination summit

EU calls emergency egg contamination summit

The European Commission has called for an emergency summit to deal with the fallout of the contaminated eggs scare. Millions of eggs have been recalled across Europe after traces of a moderately toxic insecticide, fipronil, was found in batches from Dutch farms. About...
Trump to North Korea: Be very, very nervous

Trump to North Korea: Be very, very nervous

Trump to North Korea: Be very, very nervous 10 August 2017 From the section US & Canada Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTrump says his earlier warning to North Korea “wasn’t tough enough” President Donald Trump has...

Saudi, Iraq renew efforts to cut oil production

OPEC’s top two oil producing nations will strengthen their resolve on production cuts, as the group struggles to keep to its self-imposed limit. Late last year, the oil cartel announced it would cut output until March next year in an effort to reverse the...
Spain migrant surge as arrivals 'triple' in 2017

Spain migrant surge as arrivals 'triple' in 2017

A dramatic increase in the number of migrants arriving on Spanish shores means it may soon overtake Greece to become Europe’s second most popular migrant destination. So far, 8,200 migrants have arrived in the country this year – that’s triple the...
Kerry warns Kenya opposition against violence

Kerry warns Kenya opposition against violence

Former US secretary of state John Kerry has stepped into the Kenyan election controversy with an impassioned plea to opposition leader Raila Odinga to stay within the law when protesting against the results. Official results from Tuesday’s presidential election...
Lego boss, 61, replaced 'due to his age'

Lego boss, 61, replaced 'due to his age'

Lego has announced it is replacing its chief executive just eight months after he took up the role. Bali Padda was appointed head of the Danish toy company in January, but he ewill step down to a “special advisory role” to make way for new boss Niels...
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