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Seven dead in 'revenge shooting' at Kenya school

At least seven people, including six children, have been killed at a Kenyan school in what police believe was a revenge attack led by a pupil. Four boys, two girls and a night guard were reported to have died at Lokichogio Secondary, about 120 miles from the border...
Syria war: Turkish forces set up positions in Idlib

Syria war: Turkish forces set up positions in Idlib

Syria war: Turkish forces set up positions in Idlib 13 October 2017 From the section Middle East Related Topics Syrian civil war Image copyright EPA Image caption The Turkish convoy crossed into Idlib from Reyhanli, in the southern Turkish province of Hatay Turkish...
Trump playing into hands of Iranian hardliners

Trump playing into hands of Iranian hardliners

For months there’s been speculation President Donald Trump was about to torpedo the Iran nuclear deal. The multinational agreement took years to negotiate and is designed to restrain Iran’s ability to make the enriched uranium it needs to build the bomb....
Goodbye Mr Chip: 'Crisis' sees Samsung boss quit

Goodbye Mr Chip: 'Crisis' sees Samsung boss quit

The chief executive of Samsung Electronics has resigned, with a warning that the South Korean technology giant is in the throes of an “unprecedented crisis”. Kwon Oh-hyun announced his decision to step down on Friday, when the company estimated that its...
California's fires grow to size of New York City

California's fires grow to size of New York City

At least 31 people have been killed and 400 are reported missing in the deadliest week of wildfires in California’s history. The massive blazes, which began on Sunday, have swept through the state’s wine country, leaving thousands homeless. With many of...
California wildfires: Death toll climbs to 29

California wildfires: Death toll climbs to 29

California wildfires: Death toll climbs to 29 13 October 2017 From the section US & Canada Image copyright AFP Image caption Fire crews battled to stop flames reaching this vineyard in Santa Rosa The number of people confirmed dead in wildfires sweeping northern...
'I'm not being fired today' says Trump's top man

'I'm not being fired today' says Trump's top man

White House chief of staff John Kelly has dismissed rumours he is close to quitting or being fired by Donald Trump. The retired four-star Marine Corps general addressed reports of an irreparable rift between himself and the President during a surprise appearance at a...
Austrian parties in election TV clash

Austrian parties in election TV clash

12 October 2017 From the section Europe Related Topics Europe migrant crisis Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Rival slogans: OeVP says “Now or never!”; SPOe says “Change with responsibility” Austrian party leaders took part in a final...
Ozone layer recovery could be delayed by 30 years

Ozone layer recovery could be delayed by 30 years

Ozone layer recovery could be delayed by 30 years By Matt McGrath Environment correspondent 12 October 2017 From the section Science & Environment Image copyright SPL Image caption Researchers reported in 2015 that there was clear evidence of healing in the ozone...
IMF chief 'cannot imagine' no deal on Brexit

IMF chief 'cannot imagine' no deal on Brexit

The head of the International Monetary Fund has said she “cannot imagine” there will be no deal on Brexit. At the IMF’s annual meeting in Washington, Christine Lagarde made her most strongly worded intervention since the negotiations began, urging...
Russia donates thousands of guns to Philippines

Russia donates thousands of guns to Philippines

Russia is set to donate thousands of weapons to the Philippines – aiding the southeast Asian country’s fight against pro-Islamic State fighters. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said 5,000 Kalashnikov assault rifles are included in the deal,...
Former Portugal PM indicted for corruption

Former Portugal PM indicted for corruption

A former Portuguese prime minister has been indicted on graft and money laundering charges as part of a vast corruption investigation. Jose Socrates has repeatedly denied wrongdoing and has dismissed charges contained in a more than 4,000-page indictment as...

Mum and son survive 10 days without food in Oz bush

A mum and her nine-year-old son have been rescued after surviving for 10 days in Australian bushland with no food. The pair got lost during a two-hour walk in Mount Royal National Park in New South Wales, some 149 miles (240km) north of Sydney, police told the...
Australia's dual citizenship row explained

Australia's dual citizenship row explained

Alice Udale-Smith, News Reporter A court in Australia is meeting to decide whether seven politicians should be barred from public office after it emerged they all held dual citizenship. But how did the row over citizenship start and what does the court case mean for...
Vietnam flash floods and landslides kill dozens

Vietnam flash floods and landslides kill dozens

Vietnam flash floods and landslides kill dozens 12 October 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption A bridge collapsed in the northern Yen Bai province on Wednesday amid torrential rains Vietnamese authorities say 37 people have died...
Italian brand Gucci announces fur-free future

Italian brand Gucci announces fur-free future

The company’s chief executive, Marco Bizzarri, said the move to go fur free formed part of a commitment to “sustainability”. Mr Bizzarri said: “Being socially responsible is one of Gucci’s core values, and we will continue to strive to do...
Hamas and Fatah 'reach agreement' at Cairo talks

Hamas and Fatah 'reach agreement' at Cairo talks

Hamas and Fatah ‘reach agreement’ at Cairo talks 12 October 2017 From the section Middle East Image copyright AFP Image caption Hamas runs Gaza and Fatah controls the West Bank The Palestinian group Hamas says it has reached an agreement with rival group...
Trump questions NBC licence over 'fake news'

Trump questions NBC licence over 'fake news'

President Trump has re-ignited his ongoing feud with US TV news channel NBC by publicly questioning whether the broadcaster’s licence should be challenged. In a tweet Mr Trump said: “With all of the Fake News coming out of NBC and the Networks, at what...
Weinstein banned by BAFTA over sex scandal

Weinstein banned by BAFTA over sex scandal

BAFTA says it has suspended Harvey Weinstein’s membership because of the “very serious allegations” of sexual harassment that have engulfed the Hollywood mogul. The British film academy said it wanted to send a “clear message that such...
Asteroid close approach to test warning systems

Asteroid close approach to test warning systems

Asteroid close approach to test warning systems By Rebecca Morelle Science Correspondent, BBC News 11 October 2017 From the section Science & Environment Image copyright NASA Image caption Scientists say the asteroid, shown in this illustration, will safely pass...
Thailand bans smoking on popular tourist beaches

Thailand bans smoking on popular tourist beaches

Thailand bans smoking on popular tourist beaches 11 October 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The smoking ban is being introduced at several popular tourist beaches, such as Phuket’s Patong beach Thailand is introducing a...
'An overcrowded brothel': Hollywood's casting couch

'An overcrowded brothel': Hollywood's casting couch

For years, film stars have shared their stories of sexual harassment on set, and how producers and directors abuse their power. The most recent tales of casting couch abuse have been directed at film mogul Harvey Weinstein, with several actresses accusing him taking...
Trump challenges Rex Tillerson to IQ test

Trump challenges Rex Tillerson to IQ test

10 October 2017 From the section US & Canada Image copyright AFP US President Donald Trump has challenged his Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, to an IQ test, in the latest sign of discord between the two. He made the remark in a magazine interview when asked...
Kenya's Raila Odinga quits election re-run

Kenya's Raila Odinga quits election re-run

Kenya’s Raila Odinga quits election re-run 10 October 2017 From the section Africa Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga has pulled out of October’s election re-run. Mr Odinga said his withdrawal would give the electoral commission enough time to introduce...
Trump ex rankles Melania with First Lady claim

Trump ex rankles Melania with First Lady claim

Donald Trump’s first and third wives, Ivana and Melania, have exchanged a very public war of words – Real Housewives style. Mrs Trump has accused her husband’s first wife, Ivana Trump, of making “attention-seeking and self-serving noise”...
Microsoft investigates Russian pro-Trump ads

Microsoft investigates Russian pro-Trump ads

Microsoft is investigating whether Russians bought ads on any of its products or platforms, including its Bing search engine, in an attempt to sway the US election result. A spokeswoman for Microsoft gave no further details. The move comes after rival Google said...

At least one person dead in California fires

At least one person is dead and two have been seriously injured in fires in Northern California. The death and injuries occurred in Mendocino County, one of several counties fighting against 14 major fires that are burning out of control. The fires have burned through...
'Mysterious' marine life lies under iceberg

'Mysterious' marine life lies under iceberg

A team of scientists is planning an expedition to explore the hidden marine life which has been exposed by a trillion-ton iceberg breaking off the West Antarctic ice shelf. The 2,200 square mile section of the Larsen C ice shelf – almost four times the size of...
Solar vehicles in 2,000-mile outback challenge

Solar vehicles in 2,000-mile outback challenge

A Wacky Races convoy of solar cars has set off on a gruelling 2,000-mile race through Australia’s outback. The World Solar Challenge race from Darwin to Adelaide is expected to take about a week for most of the 42 vehicles competing. Powered only by the sun, the...
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