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Catalonia crisis: Spain moves to suspend autonomy
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:14:58 GMT
Spain is to begin the process of imposing direct rule on Catalonia after a disputed independence vote.

Xi Jinping: China's president 'may get own political theory'
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:01:42 GMT
The theory is likely to be incorporated into the constitution of the ruling Communist Party later this month.

Jacinda Ardern becomes New Zealand's youngest woman leader
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:08:13 GMT
The Labour leader, who came second in September's polls, will head a centre-left coalition.

Afghan army base destroyed by Taliban suicide bombers
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:19:35 GMT
An attack leaves at least 43 dead, while police are under siege in a separate attack.

Malta journalist Daphne Galizia's sons reject million euro reward
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:05:33 GMT
Sons of the journalist killed in Malta say they are "not interested in justice without change".

SA football boss Danny Jordaan 'raped singer Jennifer Ferguson'
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:00:05 GMT
Jennifer Ferguson says the #MeToo campaign convinced her to break her silence after nearly 24 years.

Dare Not Linger: Mandela's book sequel launched in South Africa
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 01:00:40 GMT
The follow-up to the late South African president's celebrated memoir is launched in Johannesburg.

Court in Iraq orders arrest of Kurdistan VP Kosrat Rasul
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:40:01 GMT
Kosrat Rasul described troops sent to Kirkuk and other Kurdish-held areas as "occupying forces".

Hamas must disarm to join Palestinian unity government - US
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:56:44 GMT
Hamas denounces the "blatant interference" in a Palestinian reconciliation deal signed last week.

Myanmar fire guts iconic Yangon hotel Kandawgyi Palace
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:17:55 GMT
One person has died and two are injured after a fire tears through Yangon's Kandawgyi Palace hotel.

'Stolen Salvador Dali' painting recovered in Lebanon
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:19:56 GMT
The portrait is thought to be a minor work painted by the Spanish artist while living in the US.

Pussycat Dolls deny prostitution claims
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:13:59 GMT
The pop band respond to former member Kaya Jones, who claims the group was a "prostitution ring".

Malta journalist death: 'My friend has been killed'
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 06:00:24 GMT
A friend of murdered Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia on her death and corruption in Malta.

Rohingya crisis: Refugees tell of 'house by house' killings
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:32:09 GMT
Refugees continue to pour into Bangladesh, adding to the world's fastest-growing humanitarian crisis.

What does China's Congress think of Kim Jong-un?
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:16:19 GMT
Getting views on Kim Jong-un proved quite a challenge for our correspondent at the Communist Party Congress.

Awkward moments as Sessions questioned by Senate
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:07:44 GMT
The US attorney general appears lost for words as he fields questions connected to the Russia probe.

Tearful Trudeau mourns Canada rock icon
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 19:44:42 GMT
The Canadian prime minister pays tribute to the Tragically Hip frontman as "one of the best of us".

Monitoring DR Congo's deadly Nyiragongo volcano
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:25:11 GMT
Mahinda Celestin's eruption predictions are so good that locals panic if his family leaves town.

Air Berlin plane does 'lap of honour' in Düsseldorf
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:56:15 GMT
The incident took place on the bankrupt airline's final long-haul flight.

The good dog who is bad at sniffing out bombs
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:54:33 GMT
US agency posts a series of tweets explaining why a four-legged operative was relieved from duty

Sunwing flyer sues because he got sparkling wine not champagne
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 17:25:53 GMT
The plaintiff says champagne was promised in the brochure; the airline calls the lawsuit "frivolous".

New Zealand town funds its own petrol station
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:18:44 GMT
Residents fed up with a two-hour drive to buy fuel decide to take matters into their own hands.

Japanese zoo mourns anime-loving celebrity penguin
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 12:28:53 GMT
Grape the penguin became an online star after he "fell in love" with a cardboard cut-out in his enclosure.

Icelandic Pirate Party MP forced to wear eyepatch
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 09:31:21 GMT
Member of parliament and country's president both injured in bizarre household accidents.

National icon
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:20:05 GMT
When the Tragically Hip lead singer said he was suffering from terminal brain cancer, Canada grieved, because the band mined the nation's cultural mythology.

'Death Island'
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:46:55 GMT
British soldiers opened the first concentration camp in Russia in 1918, during World War One. To locals it was known as "Death Island".

Fleeing home
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:31:21 GMT
Who are they, why are they fleeing from Myanmar and what is the international community doing?

Algeria's Said Chitour - spy or journalist?
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:09:44 GMT
The family of an Algerian journalist arrested on espionage charges is desperately trying to secure his release.

Fresh mandate?
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:49:28 GMT
Shinzo Abe is banking on his rebounding popularity and his opposition in disarray.

#IDidThat
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:53:37 GMT
The global and personal responses to the anti-sexual harassment campaign.

'Failing teachers'
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:20:55 GMT
Why is Africa's most populous country struggling to educate its children?

Somali bomb victims
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:27:21 GMT
A Facebook page is helping to identify those killed or missing in Somalia's deadliest terror attack in a decade.

Woolly situation
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 22:22:06 GMT
The name "ugg" is a generic term in Australia, but its US definition is prompting a legal challenge.

Hotel hell
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:18:58 GMT
Spain's tourism sector may be booming, but hotel cleaners are getting as little as €700 a month.

War and peace
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:28:26 GMT
A former India soldier returns to Sri Lanka 30 years after a peacekeeping mission ended in war.

Anti-corruption warrior
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:46:24 GMT
The murder of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia is seen as an attack on democracy.

IS: The full story
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:49:45 GMT
IS has lost its 'capital' Raqqa, but it has taken the might of a global alliance to crush it.



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